STEM SKILLS offers a community camp for young people with autism, ADHD, and LD

STEM Skills partners with businesses, maker spaces, and other venues in the Washington, DC area to help students gain a variety of skills. Traveling by Metro, students gain confidence using public transportation.  

STEM Skills emphasizes work culture norms and building executive functioning skills.

STEM Skills 2019 Summer Camp Dates

Program One

Date: June 24 - July 5
(Two Week PRogram)

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $995 per student

Program Two

Date: July 8 - 19
(Two Week PRogram)

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $995 per student
Students supply their own lunch  

Program Three

Date: August 5-16
(Two Week PRogram)

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $995 per student
Students supply their own lunch 

Each program includes the following activities & skills training

  • Travel training with a ride from McLean Metro Station to Weihle-Reston East, walk three blocks to Nova Labs and return to McLean Metro.

  • Employment exploration and job-shadowing with tech-inspired businesses, including:

    • Microsoft, TESLA, National Archives, and others (see below for full list)

  • Social skills training

  • Team building

  • Budgeting

Visit to Nova Labs, where we learn about:

  • 3D Printing

  • Laser printing

  • Arduino Electronics

  • Drones

  • Robotics

STEMSkills Camp 2018

Grant / Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of grant and scholarship opportunities now available to help cover STEM Skills program costs.

CCT Grant helps to cover costs for camps. CCT Grant opportunity enrollment opened January 22nd, 2019. $1,000 is the max amount of support funds provided. 

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia gives out mini-grants for individuals on the autism spectrum. These grants reimburse families and individuals for a portion of funds spent on autism-related services.

The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia offers scholarships and camperships once per year to individuals with Down syndrome. 

The IFSP Program is not available at this moment, but it will be in the future. If the person with a disability is on the waiting list for a Medicaid Waiver, they can apply annually for the Individual and Family Supports Program that provides up to $1,000 per fiscal year in flexible funding to meet disability-related needs like respite, specialized camps, and medical equipment.  Funds will be provided to the family or the provider of services, and you submit receipts to show you received and paid for the services.  Visit this site and select “Individual and Family Supports Program” for the application and deadlines.

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