Programs - Family Retreat
Autism Society of Maine's Annual Family Retreat
July 13, 14, 15, 2018
Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME
Family Retreat Brochure
The Family Retreat is a fun-filled weekend for the whole family with many activities planned for the children as well as for the parents!
A place where you don't have to explain why their child doesn't talk, can't wait in line, or has temper-tantrums. No one stares at you or
wonders what's wrong with your child. Our weekend is a place where families come together to laugh and cry. Each year the retreat has a theme.
Past year's themes have been, pirates, cowboys, and animals.
This year's theme will be "Down on the Farm."
Children will rotate in groups between: Swimming, crafts, outdoor play, petting zoo, rock climbing and much more! Our nursery is for children under 5 years old and includes fun activities developed for this age group.
Parents and caregivers will have the option to attend presentations and activities:
Guest Speaker: Miles Hunt, Esq. Epstein & O'Donovan, LLP - Special Needs Trust
Guest Speaker: Heather Shields, OTR/L, CDRS - Teaching your child with Special Needs to Drive
Acrylic canvas painting with Susan (sign-up form to include in registration)
Canoeing/paddle boarding (sign-up form form to include in registration)
Magic of the Steelgraves - Magic Show (Friday night)
DJ Dave from the 8th Street Entertainment - (Saturday night dance)
Families get to stay in dorm rooms with their children. Entertainment is provided for Saturday night. Swimming is available all weekend.
The ASM Family Retreat is
a place where everyone not only knows your name, they also know your children.
Please call ASM if you would like a registration packet sent to you: 1-800-273-5200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org