If you have a loved one with autism on your gift list this year, consider these sensory-friendly gifts recommended by Kinney Center experts.
Camps and Recreation
At the Kinney Center, we believe that children learn best when lessons feel less like work and more like fun! Recreational programs like Camp Kinney utilize movement, teambuilding and games to facilitate progress toward social skill goals.
Your child can enjoy a traditional day camp experience while continuing the progress they achieved during the school year. Campers with autism participate in arts and crafts, science experiments, swimming, and visits from special guests alongside their neurotypical peers.
Sports and Recreation
Give your child the opportunity to learn a new sport or skill in an inclusive and accepting atmosphere. From basketball to swimming, yoga and more, recreation programs facilitate self-confidence and a sense of belonging through exercise and team building.
If you are looking for coverage so you can enjoy a much deserved dinner with friends, or seeking opportunities for your child to meet peers in a laid back, low pressure environment, Kinney “Nights Out” are for you.
This is one of the few places in both of my boy’s lives where their differences are celebrated, and they’re not seen as deficits."
In the News
Designed and staffed by the University’s nationally recognized Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, Saint Joseph’s is among the first in college athletics to offer on-site resource for individuals with autism.
This summer, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will holds its ninth Camp Kinney, an accredited camp that combines individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with their neurotypical peers.