City Surfers Summer Program
Spectra’s Summer Program, City Surfers, is founded on the "Dream big" value. This ABA-based program transitions our learners out of the comfort of their homes, schools, and our own clinic and into the community where skills are applied to new adventures with peers. Weekly schedules include activities such as swimming, visits to parks, museums, and other outings, such as the zoo and aquarium. With the support of trained one-on-one Therapeutic Instructors in a naturalistic setting, children have the opportunity to work on skills such as transitioning, time management, meals, shopping and money, communication and social skills, and general community safety. Upon enrolling in the program, an assessment, including vital parent input, is completed for each child so that an individualized treatment plan may be created to guide therapeutic goals and timelines. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will complete the assessment and a team of Therapeutic Instructors (TIs) will provide treatment services.
City Surfers serves children ages 7-17 years. City Surfers is a 10-week, community-based program with one week off between each five-week session. Program hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Due to high demand and limited program spaces, partial enrollment is not accepted. Clients with particular behavior(s) that could be of increased concern in a community-setting may be referred for clinic-based services, or others services, that best fit the client and family needs. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Summer is intended to be enjoyed! Memories of backpacks, lunches, and days at the waterpark with friends aren’t out of reach for our learners. The schedule of programs makes their experience enjoyable while the staff and program structure help keep a strong focus on goals and progress. City Surfers is a unique opportunity for those who are prepared to take the next step and explore their community!