With your support, the Island Autism Center will be a place on Martha’s Vineyard where children and adults with autism and their families can come for summer camp, respite, education, seminars, therapies, and to spend essential time together as a family.
We envision a place where children and adults with autism can enjoy therapeutic riding, arts and crafts, gardening, and other activities not only in the summer months, but also year round, through after-school programming and weekend workshops. The Center would be a place where parents could meet other parents, share resources, and learn about various therapies and trends in the field. Siblings of autistic individuals could meet one another and draw support from their common experience.
With the essential support and accepting spirit of the Island community, the Center would be a place for collaboration and cooperation. The Center would provide social, physical, and emotional supports for the Island’s autistic population without their having to leave their home. Island children and their parents could be confident that they could stay together and still have high quality and much-needed resources, programs and support available to them.