We provide support, information, referral, family activities & events, educational & therapeutic programs for children with autism as well as siblings, school vacation events and community partnerships to area businesses.
Students enjoy coming to the newly renovated antique barn that is home to 8 horses, 3 miniature horses, a pony and a variety of small farm animals. Our 11,000 square foot indoor riding arena allows for year round instruction.
Our positive approach, engaging philosophy and overall experience is different. Camp Starfish provides a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio at all times to enable success, build social skills, teach coping mechanisms, and help children who have difficulty finding success in traditional settings.
Our programs focus on social education and success. Since 2002, we have provided a welcoming and fun social environment where kids can have that “go out and play” or “hanging out” experience with an extra layer of social support. We are the real-time “practice” place for social learning.
The Durham Center for Education After-School Program focuses on teaching children (ages 11 - 22) how to strengthen their social skills in a fun setting. The Social Skills curriculum includes lessons designed to develop a child's social interactions including relationship building, social language skills, self-esteem, group interactions and social emotional skills. This program serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities and Social Skills Deficits.
This program also states they provide ABA services.
The practice specializes in providing evidence-based treatment interventions to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Teaching, Reaching, and Experiencing with Kids (TREK) purposefully engages with youth in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values. TREK is a therapeutic adventure-based after-school, summer and vacation camp program for youth.
When you give children the space and opportunity to explore, investigate, dream and play, that’s when imagination and creativity come to life. Children’s Classes at the Maker Farm are led by an experienced teaching staff who engage kids in art activities, recycled crafts, sewing, theater, horseback riding, cooking, farming, and much more.
Our mission is simple: Through the systematic approach of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we help children diagnosed with autism to discover the world around them and learn daily living skills so they can actively participate in their communities and become the people they are meant to be.