Community Connections Summer Program

Summer programs for children with social cognition delays have been significantly lacking in the community. Children with these challenges often require structured and direct social opportunities to acquire fundamental social and communitive skills.  Camp Puzzle Peace/Family Autism Center is excited to offer the Community Connections summer program.  This program targets development of key social competencies using direct instruction, fun and engaging practice exercises, and recreational activities in a summer camp format.

Community Connections is designed for children and adolescents entering grade 1- age 17 with social interaction difficulties. This program is open to the public, and has been proven especially effective for individuals with autism and related disabilities through a series of research studies conducted with Canisius College and University at Buffalo. 

Community Connections provides 4 weeks (approximately 150 hours) of individual and group-based social skill instruction. Direct instruction focuses on role play with immediate feedback as well as fun, therapeutic group activities that allow a child to practice skills in a social setting.

Community Connections 2020 - 

The 2020 program will run Monday-Friday, 8:30a-4p at Penfield High School in Penfield, NY.  Dates will be July 6-July 31, 2020.  The cost is $2400.00 for the 4-week session.  For more information please see the brochure below.  Please contact Alyce or Jen with any further questions.

A deposit of $250.00 will hold your child's spot until April 1, 2020.  After April 1, deposits will not be not be refunded.  Payment must be made IN FULL before June 15, 2020.  If payment is not made in full before June 15, 2020, your child will be removed from the roster.  If you are planning on using funds from a self directed budget, a letter from your broker or FI stating that payment will be made in full upon program completion will be required.  If you are using self-direction, please contact Jamie ( for more information or to hold your child's place.  

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