Atlas is proud to offer services for families to be as stress free and comfortable as possible. It is imperative for students of all ages and abilities to engage with peers and have childhood experiences that are meaningful and joyful. For the past 2 years Atlas (previously Emerge & See) is thrilled to offer monthly overnights (with a minimum of 3 students). The cost of these overnights is $300 and includes a dinner party at the Atlas Foundation for Autism, movies, games, and an opportunity to "chill out" with peers from 6:00 - 8:30/9:00 when everyone gathers their belongings and transition over to the hotel which is next door. Life skills are worked on in the hotel including appropriate voices, physical presence, and following directions. Students unpack, brush their teeth, watch tv, enjoy their iPads, and then go to sleep until the morning when they have breakfast and are picked up between 9:00 - 9:30. Students MUST be familiar with Atlas staff having participated for a minimum of 3 months before participating in this program to ensure their comfort and relationships are solid. Pictures and updates are shared with families throughout the night. Overnights are staffed 1:1 to ensure total comfort and safety for all students.
View pictures and video from our Atlas events including two of our most recent, Autism Storytime with Barnes & Noble and the Wellness Workshop with SouthPaw.
A documentry about the inspiring relationship between a divorced father with sole-custody of his son, Alex, a non-verbal 16yr old on the autism spectrum. (An Atlas Family)