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A program or service you wish existed

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AMPirate
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Antoinette

A program or service you wish existed

Hello all!

This is my first post on this board. My name is Antoinette and I teach children with special needs, specifically autism spectrum. The company I work for is looking to expand its services. They have asked the therapists to bring suggestions of programs or services that we think parents are looking for. I thought this was a great opportunity to hear from you, the parents, and possibly be able to make it happen.

So far, I have in mind respite services, weekend clinics for extracurricular activities, and siblings playgroup.

What kinds of things do you wish were out there, that you either can't find or can't find enough of?

Thanks in advance for you suggestions Chat Icon

Posted 10/29/10 11:45 PM
 

NASP09
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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Maybe some kind of program where parents of children with special needs can get in touch with each other. It is very isolating for some parents, especially if other parents of "typically" developing children dont understand the childs needs or behaviors. I know some parents have a very difficult time organizing something as simple as a play date for their child, because other parents shy away. This is really sad, but I have seen it happen.

Posted 10/30/10 9:00 AM
 

JaysMom
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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Music Therapy. I know it's out there, but there aren't enough locations. A couple of places I called had waiting lists.

Posted 10/30/10 10:00 AM
 

sapphire
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Elizabeth

Re: A program or service you wish existed

I completely agree with Music Therapy, it's incredible. I actually hired a music therapist who comes to my home for a 30 minute session once a week.

It's basically "speech, and OT" all wrapped up in one incredible experience !!!

Posted 10/30/10 1:03 PM
 

colesmom
Brady's mom too!

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Lea

Re: A program or service you wish existed

Hi Antoinette! Thanks so much for reacing out to us!
Along the lines of music therapy -

Sensory Street Kids

Feel free to FM me with any questions!

Posted 10/30/10 1:16 PM
 

Ookpik
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Re: A program or service you wish existed

I would love to see a really great summer camp program. I work at the Y and even though our camps are really good, they need to have one for special needs children.

Posted 10/30/10 1:31 PM
 

groovypeg
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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Posted by AMPirate

Hello all!

This is my first post on this board. My name is Antoinette and I teach children with special needs, specifically autism spectrum. The company I work for is looking to expand its services. They have asked the therapists to bring suggestions of programs or services that we think parents are looking for. I thought this was a great opportunity to hear from you, the parents, and possibly be able to make it happen.

So far, I have in mind respite services, weekend clinics for extracurricular activities, and siblings playgroup.

What kinds of things do you wish were out there, that you either can't find or can't find enough of?

Thanks in advance for you suggestions Chat Icon



what company do you work for?

Posted 10/30/10 4:04 PM
 

NASP09
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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Posted by Ookpik

I would love to see a really great summer camp program. I work at the Y and even though our camps are really good, they need to have one for special needs children.




FYI, one really good summer camp program for special needs children is at Camp Paquatuck

Camp Paquatuck

Posted 10/30/10 5:04 PM
 

hbugal
Lesigh

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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Posted by NASP09

Posted by Ookpik

I would love to see a really great summer camp program. I work at the Y and even though our camps are really good, they need to have one for special needs children.




FYI, one really good summer camp program for special needs children is at Camp Paquatuck

Camp Paquatuck



And Camp Kehilla which is run through the JCC. My daugther has attended for the last 5 summers. I cant say enough good things about it.

Posted 10/30/10 10:09 PM
 

hbugal
Lesigh

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Re: A program or service you wish existed

Social groups....hands down.

Posted 10/30/10 10:09 PM
 

Little-J-Mommy
I'm a Big Brother

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D

Re: A program or service you wish existed

Posted by hbugal

Social groups....hands down.



ITA with this and the music groupsChat Icon

Posted 10/31/10 12:14 AM
 

smdl
I love Gary too..on a plate!

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me

Re: A program or service you wish existed

swim lessons for children with sensory issues or on the spectrum (allowing parents to be there too if need be)

Community integration classes (visit at the library, how to behave in grocery stores, how to wait in line, etc...) done with a special ed educated person

Social integration groups with other children. Other than mommy and me.

Music therapy


Message edited 10/31/2010 4:46:44 PM.

Posted 10/31/10 4:46 PM
 

AMPirate
Missing our peanut :(

Member since 11/09

1678 total posts

Name:
Antoinette

Re: A program or service you wish existed

Thank you all for your suggestions and input. Chat Icon
I work for an agency that is based in Westchester and provides services in NYC, Westchester and Connecticut.

Posted 11/1/10 10:06 AM
 
 

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