Leap Ahead's Summer program is full and officially closed for the year 2022. Please check back with us in 2023.

Summer Program

Ages: 5 - 7 years, 8 - 11 years, 12-15 years

Leap Ahead, Inc. offers program options for children with autism & other related disorders. We are accepting children ages 5 to 15 years. If you are interested in your child participating in our Summer Program, please fill out the Program Request Form and the Summer Program Intake Form found on this page. Your request will be reviewed; you will receive a notification if your child has been accepted within 7-10 days. New families require an appointment to ensure you child meets the criteria for our Summer Program.  Registration of a minimum of 4 weeks is required (indicate any 4 weeks on form). Peer role models will be present to aid in facilitating language and social skills on Group Therapy days when available.

 

Group Structure:

  • Group Therapy with no more than 4 children per group, with a ratio of Therapist to Children to be determined according to developmental and cognitive levels of each group. Each child will have individual goals that coincide with their developmental and cognitive needs. Our groups are led by a team of BCBAs, BCaBAs and RBTs. Our Clinical Director, MistyAnn Harris, BCBA is also present throughout the summer program for oversight and guidance. 

  • Academic Days are structured with no more than 5 children per group, with a ratio of Therapist to Children to be determined according to the developmental and cognitive levels of each group. Our groups are led by a team of BCBAs, BCaBAs and RBTs. Our Clinical Director, MistyAnn Harris, BCBA is also present throughout the summer program for oversight and guidance. 

Monday • Wednesday • Friday

10am - 12pm, 12pm - 2pm

or 10am - 2pm

Academic Days

Insurance Companies Do Not Cover These Days

Math Concepts & Calculations

Reading Comprehension & Fluency Writing Skills

Mechanics of Writing

Expanding Writing Skills

Tuesday • Thursday

10am - 12pm

Group Therapy

(All Age Groups)

These dates may be covered for current Leap Ahead clients.  

Pre-Authorization is required.

Maintaining Conversations with Peers

Interactive Games & Board Games

Cooperative Play & Reciprocal Conversation

Building Social Inferences & Problem Solving Scenarios

Autism Summer Therapy Program
Autism Summer Therapy Program
Autism Summer Therapy Program
Autism Summer Therapy Program

Summer Program Schedules & Fees

Monday • Wednesday • Friday

(Academic Days) 

Private Pay Only (Insurance does not cover Academics)  

$177 per week (6 Hours)

$327 per week (12 Hours)

Morning Program 10am - 12 noon

Afternoon Program 12 noon - 2pm

Full Day Program 10am - 2pm

 

Tuesday & Thursday 

(Group Therapy)

Insurance may cover Current Leap Ahead Clients

Private Pay – Please call for Program Rates

Morning Program 10am - 12 noon

One time program & materials fee - $150

This is a non-billable fee to insurance companies.

Autism Summer Therapy Program

Summer Program Policies

Placement

All new clients are required to attend an evaluation at our office (up to one hour) to determine placement, at no charge. 

Our program is designed for children who demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Attends in a small group for at least 15 minutes.

  • May not engage in interfering behaviors (i.e. elopement, biting, throwing objects, screaming, crying, etc.)

Ages Accepted

Our program is designed for children ages 5 - 11.

 

Schedule Changes

There is a $25 fee for schedule changes & changes will be made if there is availability.

Lunch/Snack/Food Allergies

Children staying full day will need a lunch, drinks and two small snacks. If you are arriving at noon, please provide a lunch, drinks and a small snack. Leap Ahead is a NUT-FREE environment.

Payment

Payment for private pay clients are due the 1st of each month. 

 

Late Fees

A $20.00 late fee is applied to your invoice for every 15 minutes you are late picking up your child. Please understand our therapists have scheduled appointments after our summer program.

Visitors

We welcome observations from outside providers. The observation must be scheduled on a day that is mutually agreed and in writing one week prior to the observation.

Autism Summer Therapy Program