The Monarch Summer Social Language Program is a 5-week Extended School Year (ESY) summer program located at Monarch School in Shaker Heights, for children and teenagers, ages 5-19, with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
At Monarch Summer Social Language Program, our goal is for children to have fun. We emphasize building social and communication skills through a highly engaging curriculum which utilizes written and visual supports, in a therapeutic and recreational environment. All activities are presented as traditional camp activities including: sports/group games, arts and crafts, music/art therapy, swimming and drama. The program’s inclusion of typical peer models assists with skill development. The result is a fun-filled experience where children gain self-confidence while creating lasting friendships.
All of our activities are designed to coordinate with the children’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) – while the kids are having fun, we continue to teach.
Low Child-to-Staff Ratio
We purposely limit the number of attendees so that your child can get the small-group and one-on-one attention needed to ensure a successful experience.
Highly Trained Staff
All staff members are professionally trained intervention specialists, speech, music and art therapists, a drama instructor and college assistants.
There are typical peers in all of the Monarch Summer Social Language Program groups.
MSSLP for TEENS (ages 13-19)
In addition to the MSSLP curriculum, our teenagers experience the following:
- Shoot the Breeze: Participation in a skill development and social connections group that discusses pertinent topics in a safe and supportive environment
- Big Buddy: Pairing with a “little buddy” (MSSLP camper) on Fridays to share lunch and an activity
- Community Service: Weekly trips with typical peers to local non-profit organizations to engage in community service projects and develop leadership skills
- Camp Trip: Weekly trips to a local camp for swimming, lunch and activities
MSSLP Leadership Program (ages 14-19)
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The tuition per child (ages 5 to 12) is $3,200 and per teenager (ages 13 to 19) is $3,250 for this five-week program.
Please download, complete and submit our MSSLP Application. Once we receive your child’s application, we will call you to set up an intake appointment (at Monarch School) and a school observation (at your child’s school). These appointments are free of charge. Program acceptance will be determined within 2 weeks of your child’s final appointment.