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Specialized Inclusive Programs

The Specialized Inclusive Programs Initiative provides summer day camps, after-school programs, and adult day programs for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Specialized Inclusive Programs
Amy Corbitt- Project Manager

The programs follow the co-op design. Parents and caregivers along with the community invest their time and resources into the programs. Parents and caregivers along with the community will be invested in the programs. Parents and caregivers have many talents that can assist in making the programs for their children cost-effective and sustainable. A family co-op requires that parents are active participants with their children in the programming along with siblings. Parents of children who participate may engage in general maintenance roles like cutting grass or housekeeping, or they may run special events or even teach classes. Some parents may volunteer time to chaperone events or outings. The list of opportunities is endless.

Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps allow school-aged youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to have a summer camp experience that they might not otherwise have access to. The Summer Day Camps provide supervision to ensure that parents and caregivers can participate in vocational and educational opportunities. The Summer Day Camps also provide support as an active treatment service to address developmental needs that participants have. These programs focus on being inclusive which allows for the participation of typically-developing siblings when there is space available.  

Current Summer Day Camp locations

 Autism Society of NC
     Easterseals/UPC
 Columbus Parks and Recreation

Additional Summer Camps Opportunities: 

  • Summer Camps  Directory 2018 - The camps in this directory are organized alphabetically by county for camps in North Carolina, and alphabetically by state for camps outside the state.
    • Camp Escape -  Greenville, NC
      This camp is designed for campers with developmental and/or physical disabilities.  Each camp is one week long with activities and trips based on that week’s theme.

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs provide school-aged youth with supervision and support after their school day has ended. This allows parents and caregivers to pursue vocational and educational opportunities. Components of these programs include extracurricular activities These programs focus on being inclusive which allows for the participation of typically-developing siblings when there is space available.

Current Afterschool Locations:

 Autism Society of NC
     Easterseals/UPC

Adults Programs

Adult programs help to provide adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with activities that are meaningful. These activities help adults to build relationships with their peers and members of the community. 

Current Adult Programs Locations:

 Autism Society of NC
     Easterseals/UPC