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CASTLE Summer Program


Let’s have fun and make friends!

Pre-teens will learn fun ways to interact using distance education while also learning the social and organizational skills that are critical for school success.

Skill-building activities will include a combination of group instruction, games, and independent exercises designed to promote:

Social Awareness ♦ Problem Solving ♦ Academic Skills ♦ Self-Esteem ♦ Coping Skills ♦ Team Work

WHO: Pre-teens with autism spectrum disorders (ages 8-13 years)*

WHEN: Five weeks starting August 21 Fridays 5:00-7:30 PM (with a 30 minute break) and Saturday mornings from 10:00-12.

WHERE:  From the comfort of your home (using ZOOMTM)


HOSTED BY: The Autism Collaborative Centers for Excellence (ACCE) and The University of Scranton

Registration closed for 2020. 

*More Details on Eligibility

  • To benefit from this camp, participants should be able to independently engage in online programming with minimal prompting. Specifically, activities will require participants to attend (i.e., sit still) for 20-30 minutes and to engage in to-and-fro conversation with peers and adults.
  • We welcome participants who have difficulties related to initiating and maintaining social interactions as well as those who have difficulty solving problems involving peers. 
  • Eligible participants will be accepted on a first-come- first-serve basis until all positions have been filled. Space is limited to 15 pre-teens, so positions are expected to fill quickly.
  • Must reside in one of the following 13 counties: Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming