Take 2: An Innovative Program for Social Learning

Take 2 is a model program serving children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism and their families. It affirmatively recruits a diverse group of children, serves families regardless of their ability to pay, and provides consultation to referring schools.
Jun 12, 2013

Matching Funds Day...Wednesday June 12th!!

Take2 Summer Camp

GLOBAL GIVING MATCHING FUNDS DAY!

Wednesday, June 12

      Starting @ 9am

Dear Friends,

It’s that time again…Global Giving is matching ALL donations we receive, Wednesday, June 12th, at 50 percent
This is a really important opportunity for Take 2.  If you are able, please help us raise the funds we need for this camp season, which begins July1stThe site opens for donations at 9am, please give early before the matching funds run out. You can click here to donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/teaching-children-with-autism/.  You can also learn more there about Take 2. 

Our costs are low – other than staff salaries we have very few expenses – but we rely on this help from generous friends because camp tuition doesn’t cover our necessarily low staff to child ratio, and we are committed to providing
financial aid to any family that needs it. 

GlobalGiving continues to be a fantastic resource for Take 2.  They give us the benefits of an infrastructure we couldn’t possibly afford, and that allows us to devote more of our time and funds to running a terrific program.  

Thank you so very much for any help you can give us.   Please post to your Facebook, Tweet to your followers, or just call or email friends and relatives and let them know about this opportunity to do good.  

We’re grateful for your support every day, but on this one day your generosity will be amplified, so please donate if you can. 

Thank you!

May 7, 2013

Getting Ready for Another Great Summer

Dear Take2 Supporter,

 

July 1st Take2 will embark on our 10th summer helping children with High Functioning Autism develop friendship making skills, and make lasting relationships. We have an incredible group of staff and campers ready to jump into a summer of social learning, and friendship building. When the campers step through door they will transform into friendship detectives. Through the course of the summer the detectives will investigate
what they have in common with each other, study the cues they give one another to describe what they are thinking and feeling (tone of voice, body language and the words we use), all the while uncovering the clues to the “secret of
friendship”. The payoff to their hard work and intensive investigations…lasting and meaningful relationships!

Take2 continues to expand and grow.  This year we partnered with Ivymount School and offered weekly social skills groups following the "Unstuck and On Target" Curriculum. 24 incredible students and their families participated in Saturday social learning groups and parent workshops. The response from the community has been overwhelming and we are excited to announce that we will be offering additional groups this coming fall.


Every year we rely on your generosity to help us offer need based financial scholarships to our families. These scholarships make it possible to provide, so many deserving campers and their families, access to our evidenced based curriculum, highly qualified staff support and parent support and training. From the Take2 families and staff…thank you for your support and continuing to make our vision a reality.

Keep an eye out for our end of summer update where we will share and celebrate the summer’s successes!



 



 



Feb 5, 2013

Take2 Camp's 10 Year Anniversary

This year Take2 will celebrate its 10th year of providing children with autism spectrum disorders the support they require to understand and navigate the complexities of social interaction.  Over the last 10 years we have had the great pleasure of offering children a place where they can go and unpack the intricacies of the social world in a safe environment, demystify the secrets of friendship, make meaningful relationships, and have a whole lot of fun doing it!

Every year, during the off season, we work to refine our program from the year before. As part of the Take2 model we offer a parent training once a week for the duration of camp. To enhance the experience for parents, and support families as they work to generalize the skills their children are working on at camp, we have developed a parent workbook. We will help parents work through this workbook during our weekly trainings and support them as they try to more fully integrate the themes and skills their children learn at camp into their
own lives.

We also wanted to update you on the status of Campo Amigos, in Puerto Rico. After completing an incredibly successful first summer, the feedback and demand for the camp has been overwhelming. As a result we are currently helping them plan a second summer of Campo Amigos.  They have reported that over 70% of their campers have already asked to return for a second summer!

It is hard to believe that, with snow still on the ground, registration for the Summer of 2013 is almost complete. We have a wonderful group of staff lined up and are eager to get things started in July. We'll keep you posted on all of
the exciting things we have planned for this summer!

All the best,

Lynn Cannon

(Director)

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