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The Autism Project

The Kennedy Center Autism Project was created in partnership with parents of children on the spectrum to address the day-to-day challenges that autism can present. For more details on The Kennedy Center Autism Project, or if you would like to be put on our mailing list for news about programs and other activities, please contact Children's Services at 203-332-4535, Ext. 2310 or email.

The Autism Project's respite groups and specialty programs provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults with autism to engage with others under the expert guidance of staff well-versed in autism spectrum disorders.

SEE OUR WINTER/SPRING 2019 PROGRAM CATALOG

Current Programs & Services include:

Social Activity Programs

These small group programs are for children whose social, communication and behavioral skills require direction and support, but do not require intensive behavioral and/or physical intervention. Groups provide opportunities for children to learn social skills through age appropriate activities and are facilitated by experienced staff with volunteer support. Groups are designed to elicit and support the strengths and needs of children with varying levels of skills in the areas of independence, verbal communication and are grouped by age and ability. Prior to registration, an intake interview is required. An assessment of your child’s strengths and needs will be completed and a group best suited for your child will be recommended. Enrollment cannot be guaranteed. For more information, please contact Children's Services at 203-332-4535, Ext. 2310 or email. Please see our Calendar of Programs for program specifics. 

 WINTER/SPRING 2019 PROGRAM CATALOG

Recreation Programs

The Kennedy Center Recreation Programs provide children with an opportunity for fun and movement. Activities can include but are not limited to; music, dance, stretching exercises and a sensory-integrated yoga. Programs are designed to help increase focus, body awareness, muscle tone, and motivation, as well as increase the ability to follow directions, take turns and try new things. The design of the programs is geared toward children who require direction and support, but do not require intensive behavioral and/or physical intervention. For more information, please contact The Kennedy Center Children's Services at 203-332-4535, Ext. 2310 or email. Please see our Current Program Calendar for program specifics. 

WINTER/SPRING 2019 PROGRAM CATALOG

Summer Camp Support Services

A partner with the Lakewood/Trumbull YMCA's Camp Tepee, The Kennedy Center has been providing individual support services through a care of professionally supervised volunteers. Parents are responsible for camp fees however specialized support services are provided at no additional cost.

For information, please call The Kennedy Center Children's Services at 203-332-4535, ext. 2310 or email.