Charlotte Parent|Summer 2019
Less structure opens opportunities to grow independent living skills
The school year has the great benefit of offering a child a structured day, however, trying to create a similar structure within the home environment during the summer months can be hard, but it is well worth the effort. Summer months present the perfect opportunity to help a child grow daily independent living skills at home or camp, and also to work on other skills that may not be available during the school year.
Day Camp Choices
While it may be difficult, and sometimes feels impossible, to find camps that can accommodate a child with special needs, there are some good local options, including iCanBike Camp for children with autism.
Before committing to a camp, ask around and do some initial research to determine if you think camp is a good match for your child. Most camps for children with special needs are not just a social outlet, but also offer additional programs to help develop life skills that a child can benefit from long after camp ends.
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