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A Public News Service broadcast on summer camps for autistic children featured Camp Huntington Director Daniel Falk’s take on the benefits of such camps and how parents can get needed financial assistance to allow their children to attend.
Falk explained that private residential camps like Camp Huntington encourage communication and socialization skills in autistic children while providing them a true summer camp experience. “Fun and games are certainly a basis … having fun in the summer similar to a vacation or time away from your normal routine in the year. And, in that mode, we’re able to layer in therapeutic goals,” Falk said.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The camps also provide parents and siblings a needed break from caring for their autistic child or sibling. However, tough economic times are making it harder for families to send their kids to Camp Huntington. To remedy that, some school districts provide tuition assistance, and Camp Huntington can arrange financial assistance through an independent loan organization.
“I steer them many times to the Foundation Center in New York City to do research and find groups that will grant tuition assistance to kids,” Falk said.
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