Programs - Family Retreat

Autism Society of Maine's Annual Family Retreat



2024 June 21, 22 & 23

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

Campus Map
Family Retreat Brochure
Weekend Agenda
Respite Provider Application

Please call ASM for an application to the ASM Family Retreat: 1-800-273-5200

The Family Retreat is a fun-filled weekend for the whole family! Many activities are planned for children with Autism and their siblings, for Autistic adults, and for 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, down on the farm and animals. This year's theme is "Mardi Gras!" 

Children will rotate in groups between: Swimming, crafts, outdoor play, indoor rock climbing and much more! Our nursery is for children under 5 years old and includes fun activities developed for this age group.

NEW this year! Workshops for ages 16 & up with Gamemasters Bethany & Brendon
"Dungeons & Dragons" Basics & Strategies
"Magic the Gathering" Game Play 
See registration flyer

Parents and caregivers will have the option to attend presentations and activities such as:
Christofer Banks, President and CEO Autism Society of America
What is Shared Living? with Christina Nason, ASM Board President

Acrylic Canvas Painting with Susan Vincent, ASM  see registration info  
Conoeing / paddle boarding 


Family activities:
Family Swim
Family Entertainment by Abracadabra Magician Illusionist Comedian, Phil Smith  see flyer 
"Fat Friday" Mardi Gras Style – Join us for Mocktails and Treats! 

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.

Saturday only option is available

Call ASM: 1-800-273-5200 or email: for more information.

ASM Family Retreat Photos