Programs and Classes

Wed Jun 05 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Summer Camp/ Flags and wheels
Thu Jun 06 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Summer Camp/ Dinosaur Museum
Fri Jun 07 @ 9:45AM - 01:45PM
Summer Camp/ Hike and Treasure hunt
Mon Jun 10 @10:00AM - 12:30PM
Summer Camp/ Bowling
Tue Jun 11 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Summer Camp/ Jump Craze
Wed Jun 12 @ 9:45AM - 01:45PM
Summer Camp/ Reptile Garden and Old MacDonalds Farm
Thu Jun 13 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Summer Camp/ Arts and Crafts
Thu Jun 20 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Parent support group/ sensory jump hour

The Autism Society continues to mourn the lives lost on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. We join the nation as we keep our collective attention focused on those directly impacted by this tragedy.

In the nation’s rush to understand the reasoning for such an awful occurrence, the conversation evolved to include the alleged shooter’s possible diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The Autism Society feels it is imperative to remove autism from this tragic story. Race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are seldom, if ever, linked to the actions of an individual in a causal relationship. It is imperative that developmental disorders and disabilities be treated in the same vein.


Further, the Autism Society is committed to informing, educating and securing appropriate services by providing reliable and unbiased information. To that end, we are compelled to dispel any myths about individuals with autism:

No evidence exists to link autism and premeditated violence. Suggesting otherwise is wrong and harmful to the more than 1.5 million individuals living with autism in the United States. (Gunasekaran, S., & Chaplin, E. (2012). Autism spectrum disorders and offending. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 308-313.)

Individuals with autism and those with other disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than the perpetrators.
(Hughes, K., Bellis, M. A., Jones, L., Wood, S., Bates, G., Eckley, L., ... & Officer, A. (2012). Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. The Lancet. 379, 1621-1629.

Many of the individuals with Asperger’s syndrome who have committed crimes had co-existing psychiatric disorders.
(Newman SS, Ghaziuddin M: Violent crime in Asperger syndrome: the role of psychiatric comorbidity. J Autism Dev Disord 39:1949-52, 2008.)

Individuals with autism who act aggressively typically do so because they react to a situation.


Please do not judge any individual with autism based on the discourse surrounding Friday’s tragic event. Instead, please strive to educate and inform your communities. Help the Autism Society ensure that individuals with autism are not marginalized due to a misunderstanding of a complicated disorder.