The Shore Center Summer Camp
The word “summer” alone conjures up images of carefree days spent playing with friends all day long. Students with autism spend a different summer day. The Shore Center students participate in a half-day extended school year program. They receive instruction and related services such as speech, occupational and/or physical therapy. Although extremely important for their continued development, this four week summer program does not provide many of those “carefree” activities you and I may have enjoyed in our childhood.
We are seeking support to create a “Summer Camp” for our students with autism. Class trips, visits to places and events outside their “normal” summer day are at the heart of this concept. Transportation, staffing, lunches, snacks and admission fees are some of the costs that need to be covered to provide this second half of the day “summer camp” experiences. Many children could have a wonderful summer experience; one they would remember their whole life. All they need is you to help make this a reality. The Shore Center for Students with Autism would be proud to name the summer camp after the entity that provides the funding to accomplish this most-need project. Time has not withered the often quoted phrase, “You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.” Here is an opportunity to help a child with autism. The numbers in New Jersey far exceed the national rate of one in 110. In New Jersey, one child in 66 is born with autism.
All donations made to the Shore Center for Students with Autism should be forwarded to our Foundation. The Monmouth-Ocean Education Foundation is a New Jersey, non-profit corporation pursuant to Title 15 of the revised statutes of the State of New Jersey, has been granted an exempt organization status pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and has registered as a charity with the New Jersey Department of Law Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection, the Charitable Registration and Investigation Section. As such, donations to the Foundation may be eligible as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes. You should check with you tax advisor if you have questions about your donation’s tax deductibility. The Shore Center for Students with Autism is a public school but receives no state, federal or municipal taxes to support its operations.