4 Core Inclusion-Based Programs

  • Recognizing the unique gifts and talents of children & youth with autism
  • Integrating them into our community
  • Helping them to reach their full potential. 

​Extended Learning & Development  (ELD)

An innovative service delivery model that integrates children with autism into typical after-school and summer programs with their peers. Services focus on academic, self help, and social skill development. Provided in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Exceptional Children's Department) and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

University Autism Outreach

A unique program that provides support to children with autism in their homes and communities by engaging college students seeking meaningful internship experience within the autism community. Provided in partnership with major academic institutions such as UNCC, Queens, Davidson, CPCC, Johnson C. Smith, Wingate, Winthrop Universities, University of South Carolina, and Columbia College.

PATHS program helps children with Asperger's and families through adulthood, college students assist
Paths Academy


An inclusion based program for tweens, teens, and young adults with social-communication disorders. Includes facilitated classroom lectures, simulated experiences, and real life opportunities that build and enhance executive functioning, social, communication, and other interpersonal skills.

iCan Bike


​A proven, national model that builds confidence, improves self esteem, and increases independence by teaching children with autism and other disabilities how to ride a traditional bike. 

Coaches at iCanBike Camp teach autism sufferers to ride bikes and be active
* Visit specific program page for more detailed information.
* Affordable program fees apply.
* Limited verified income/need-based discounting available. 

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