The Help Group has run three different virtual “Kids Like Me” camps this summer, mostly for kids on the autism spectrum but welcoming children of all abilities. One of the programs focused on science and technology, while another focused on fun and recreational skills for young adults with developmental disabilities. A third, dubbed Village Glen, was designed for kids with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and other social challenges, and focused on teaching social skills.
The Help Group’s Kids Like Me. Starts at $90; age 6 and up. Although usually based in southern California, these camps for kids with autism, ADHD, and other learning and attention issues have shifted online. Kids can choose from three sessions: STEM, learning and improving social skills, and a traditional-style camp with activities from sports to music and drama. All camps are led by trained professionals and experienced counselors. How it works: Two hours of live instruction in the morning and two hours in the afternoon via Zoom; the STEM class is Monday to Friday, but the other camps have both half-day and three-days-a-week options.
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