Camp Puzzle Peace
Camp Puzzle Peace is committed to providing support and traditional family experiences for families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays that may limit a families ability to participate in traditional activities. Our goal is to provide skills to families and children that promote independence, healthy active life styles, networking and greater opportunities for families to participate in their community. We are providing programming and support for families of children ages 5-18. Our focus is on the whole family and what we can do to enhance the lives of all members of the family dealing with Autism. We offer programs both locally and in the Adirondack Mountains.
Heritage Christian Stables
1103 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580
Heritage Christian Stables, owned and operated by Heritage Christian Services, is a therapeutic riding program for children and adults, accredited by NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped, Inc.). With the assistance of highly skilled riding instructors, physical therapists, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, this program provides an exciting opportunity for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. If you’re interested in learning more, including the volunteer opportunities,
Kids out and about - AKA Urban Play
urbanPLAY Innovative OT, PLLC offers community based play programs targeting social and skill building opportunities for children of all abilities. urbanPLAY groups are approved by the Monroe County Early Intervention Program as community based developmental groups for qualifying children ages six months to three years.
Contact Leora Rozin, MS, OTR/L for more information about opportunities for your child to be social, active, and successful!
Ontario Play & Cafe
1861 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Phone 585-434-2720, http://www.ontarioplay.com/ Ontario Play & Cafe: an inviting place for children and adults alike. We are very excited to open the doors of our brand-new, 14,000 SF facility for all children ages 12 and younger and their accompanying parents or guardians for fun, hands-on, open play.'Exploring naturally' is our main focus. Moms and dads love our variety of completely non-electronic activities that promote imagination and learning for their little explorers. Kids love the open play facility with the confidence of having their moms and dads just a few steps away. At the same time, kids can gradually expand their independence within a safe environment - no matter what play preferences each child has. He/she can pick from a broad variety - from physical activities, to social play, to quieter choices like sensory play.Our Ontario Cafe with its comfortable seating is the centerpiece for parents. From here, moms and dads can easily watch their kids in all the surrounding play areas. Enjoying healthy, tasty food and socializing are just two other delights for parents.
Strikeback Martial Arts
Jujitsu Buddies (ages 4-12)
The Jujitsu Buddies program is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the world of Jujitsu and Martial Arts.Some of the benefits your children will experience from participation in this program are as follows: Focus, Awareness, Social Skills, Strength, Coordination, Confidence, Safety and Teamwork.Kid Fit (ages 4-11)
The Kid Fit program is designed to provide kids ages 4-11 with ASD a comprehensive introduction to exercise and well-being. Primary benefits are:Strength, Body Awareness, Coordination, Social Skills and Focus. Physical activity can promote self-esteem, increase general levels of happiness and lead to positive social outcomes.
No Gi Jujitsu:
The No Gi Jujitsu program is designed to introduce tweens / teens to the world of Jujitsu and Martial Arts. Direct benefits from this class are: Strength, Social Skills, Confidence, Coordination and Teamwork,Core 4 Fitness (ages 12-19)
The Core 4 Fitness program is designed to provide teenagers with ASD an introduction to exercise and well-being. The sedentary Autistic child becomes the sedentary teen and adult and are at risk for issues such as obesity ("low tone"), diabetes and high blood pressure. Benefits of this program are: Social Skills, Confidence, Strength and Coordination.
The Pieters Family Life Center (PFLC)
The Pieters Family Life Center, a premier program of Heritage Christian Services, is a 21,000-square-feet facility, designed to serve the health and wellness needs of those with and without disabilities, and promote community inclusion in a bright, open active environment for people of all ages. In addition to exercise classes and therapy programs, the center works to create a sense of community that supports all kinds of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and occupational.
TIES (Together Including Every Student)
TIES Program Director
Email | http://www.starbridgeinc.org/
TIES (Together Including Every Student) provides support to students with developmental disabilities in community, recreational and extracurricular activities with the support of trained student volunteers. Participants are 3rd grade and older and volunteers are 8th grade and older.
TIES is currently in place in more than 30 school districts throughout the Western, Central, and Finger Lakes regions of New York. To see whether TIES is in your school district, click here.
TIES Coordinators work closely with the school districts to identify eligible participants, recruit and train peer volunteers, communicate with activity leaders, and make necessary arrangements for each activity.
Activities can be –
- A single event, such as a school dance or after-school football game.
- An ongoing class, such as cooking, dance, martial arts, music, or gymnastics.
- Ongoing participation in a community organization, such as Scouts.
- A Drumming Circle.