Programs & Classes

Summer Communication Boot Camp

The Summer Communication Boot Camp at AutismUp is a 6 week long collaborative speech program developed for individuals 16+ years old who are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. Participants should already use or be interested in trialing an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) device. Qualified participants will be paired one-on-one with a graduate student from the Nazareth College Communications Sciences and Disorders program. The program will be broken up into three intensive hour-long blocks: individual focused teaching, group practice, and individual review and skill reinforcement. At the end of the program, participants will be able to leave with greater AAC skills, an update to their current system, or a recommendation for a long-term system that can be implemented with their Speech and Language Pathologist. SPACE IS LIMITED.

The Summer Communication Boot Camp at AutismUp is a 6 week long collaborative speech program developed for individuals 16+ years old who are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. Participants should already use or be interested in trialing an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) device. Qualified participants will be paired one-on-one with a graduate student from the Nazareth College Communications Sciences and Disorders program. The program will be broken up into three intensive hour-long blocks: individual focused teaching, group practice, and individual review and skill reinforcement. At the end of the program, participants will be able to leave with greater AAC skills, an update to their current system, or a recommendation for a long-term system that can be implemented with their Speech and Language Pathologist. SPACE IS LIMITED. Questions? Contact cjones@autismup.org


1.) Complete this AutismUp Summer Communication Boot Camp Questionnaire using the following google form. To begin the form, click next at the bottom of the page.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EaNMej2fWSQE5it-6c3CpmDLhO8IB_J_8rv-llssZbc/edit

2.) All prospective camper applications will be reviewed and pre-screened to determine eligibility for the AutismUp Summer Communication Boot Camp. An AutismUp staff will confirm camper eligibility and contact you directly to complete the registration process. After your camper is enrolled, a Nazareth College representative will contact you to schedule an intake meeting. If your camper does not meet the criteria for the Communication Boot Camp program, we will contact you to discuss alternate programming options available through AutismUp.

3.) If all criteria is met for enrollment, AutismUp staff will work with you to enroll your camper in the desired camp group, session(s), review payment options and set up payment. Note: If you have not previously created an AutismUp Family Profile, an AutismUp staff will instruct you to fill out the online forms in order to complete registration for camp. Click here to create a Family Profile (https://autismup.campmanagemen...)

Location: AutismUp, 50 Science Parkway, Rochester NY 14620

Dates: July 11 - August 18 2022

Sessions:

Group A: Monday's & Wednesday's (1p - 4p)
Group B: Tuesday's & Thursday's (1p - 4p)

Price: $500/Summer Session (6 weeks)

Instructor: Julia Hess, M.S., CCC-SLP (Nazareth College)

  • $500
  • Jul 11 - Aug 17
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00p-4:00p (Group A)
    • Monday1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Wednesday1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • $500
  • Jul 12 - Aug 18
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00p-4:00p (Group B)
    • Tuesday1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Thursday1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Click here to access the AutismUp Dashboard. First time registrants will need to create a family account prior to enrolling in classes.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Request Form and provide the first two pages of your most recent tax return. Scan and send via email, cjones@autismup.org. Or, mail to:

AutismUp
ATTN: Program Office
50 Science Parkway
Rochester NY, 14620

Gift cards are available for purchase and redeemable towards the cost of any class.

Please contact us with questions or concerns:

Craig Jones, Program Operations Director
P: (585) 248-9011, ext. 116
E: cjones@autismup.org

Questions specific to payment, billing, invoicing & finances:
P: (585) 248-9011, ext. 105
E: finance@autismup.org

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