SUMMER SCHOOL Extended Year Program for 2017


The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio 2017 Extended School Year Summer Program is for students ages 3 – 22 who have a clinical diagnosis of autism. The program is not a summer camp, but rather a school-based program where students work on IEP and other goals. Students will receive instruction in academic/vocational goals, speech-language/communication goals, social/group skills, and fine/gross motor skills, with activities addressing sensory needs. We provide 20 hours a week of service, five days a week for six weeks (except for July 3 and 4.) Classroom services include: special education instruction, speech language therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral services. Children will be assigned to classes based on factors related to age, abilities, learning style, and learning needs.

Program Dates and Times
Dates: June 26 – August 4, 2017 (six weeks) No classes on July 4.
An additional list of important dates for the program will be posted soon.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Springfield Middle School
7001 Madison Street
Holland, OH 43528

Cost: $2600; $1000 additional fee if one-on-one aide is required
Forms of payment:
• School District pay for Extended School Year services
• Private pay – cash, check, or credit card online through PayPal (A $50 service fee will be added to the tuition if you pay online.) Private pay options require a $500 deposit with application.
• We will also accept Family Resource, Board of DD funds, and private scholarships
Payment is due prior to the start of school.

To request an application, call the Autism Society office so that we can do an intake. PLEASE NOTE: Applications are not available online or via email. Applications will be due in our office by 5 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance into the program, pending funding approval, will be made by Monday, April 24, 2017. Parents must provide confirmation that their child has funding and will be attending the program by Monday, May 1, 2017 or their child will lose their spot in the program.

Linell Weinberg
Autism Society of Northwest Ohio
6629 West Central Avenue, Suite 1
Toledo, OH 43617

Phone: 419-578-2766
Fax: 419-725-6805

Download the flyer.

Overview of Services
The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio is again offering an Extended School Year program for children ages 3 – 21 diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The 2017 program will be the 45th year for the program. The 2017 program will serve students in classes grouped roughly by age and abilities. Students may range from age 3 to 21. The program will provide service for 20 hours a week: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, five days a week for six weeks, except for July 4th.

A trans-disciplinary team approach will be used with collaborative instruction from:
Certified Special Education Teachers
Certified Speech-Language Pathologists who provide supervision to the graduate clinicians
Graduate level Speech-Language students from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University
A Licensed and registered Occupational Therapist and a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Classroom aides

Instruction will be designed to focus on the goals and objectives on each child’s current Individual Education Plan (IEP) provided by the child’s parents and/or school. Speech clinicians may conduct speech language evaluations and hold initial conferences with parents during the first week of the program to develop additional goals and objectives. Teachers/clinicians will modify IEPs as appropriate for a 20 hour a week program. The students’ day will be divided into four one-hour periods with a certified staff member supervising activities. Instruction will be provided in pre-academic and academic skills, speech and language development, fine, gross, and sensory motor activities, social skill development, and group interactive skills. Teachers/clinicians will use a model of service delivery balancing the “task” and “demand” of activities to establish consistent programming and control frustration. Graduate students from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University Speech-Language Pathology programs will serve as aides for students and provide daily speech-language sessions. Each classroom will have additional aides. Staff will be available daily for brief conferences with families. Parents may schedule more in-depth conferences as needed. Parent conferences will be held during the second week of the program as requested and during the last week of the program for everyone to report progress and share observations and recommendations for programming. We will send written copies of the final reports to parents and school districts on the week following the last day of the program.

The criteria listed in priority below will be used to select children to be admitted to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio ESY Summer Program.
– The child must have a documented clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)(including Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS.)
– The student must be served by a school district in one of the 12 Northwest Ohio counties in the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio service area. (Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, or Wood.) Consideration will be given to applicants outside the 12 county service area if space is available.
– Assessment by the service team indicates the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio ESY Summer School Program can meet the child’s needs.
Parents must agree that the child will attend every day for all six weeks of the program. NO exceptions will be made for vacations.
– A complete application and deposit of $500 (unless accompanied by documentation of ESY from the school district) have been received at the Autism Society office by 5 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
– Parents provide documentation of approved funding source. (ESY approved by local school district or private pay.) Full payment for private pay will be due by June 12, 2017.
– Parents/Guardians must be members of the Autism Society. If your membership expires before or in the middle of the program, you must renew with your application. Membership form included with application packet. If you are not a member by May 30, 2017, your child will not be accepted into the program.