The Soar Experience & Soar Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013

West Bergen's Asperger's Related Services is sponsoring the SOAR Experience, a summer program for children and teens, ages 6-16, with Asperger's Syndrome and other related disorders. The SOAR Experience, a therapeutic social skills program in a day camp-like enviornment, will be held at the Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane in Ramsey. The SOAR Counselor in Training (CIT) Program offers teens and young adults (14-24 years old) with Asperger's vocational training and an opportunity to develop various work and social skills.

The program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00AM-3:00PM. The six-week program is from July 8 to August 16, 2013. The three-week programs are from July 8 to July 26 and from July 29 to August 16. Other highlights include: social skills trainin; weekly themes; outside trips and fun filled activities.

Under the direction of West Bergen's professional staff, participants will expand their skills in a number of important areas including: building relationships; increasing flexibility; resolving conflicts; successful transitions; improving social scanning; decreasing anxiety; experiencing newness and change and coping with sensory issues.

Contact Brielle Senft, LAC for additional information at (201) 857-0080 or For video of the SOAR Experience, Please visit our website:

***Information sessions on the SOAR Experience will be held on Wednesday, March 13, Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, May 1 at the New Asperger's Services Center, 615 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood, from 7 to 7:40PM and from 7:45 to 8:30PM for SOAR Counselor in Training (CIT) Program. RSVP to Kelly Doyle at (201)857-0080 ext 7500