Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Deadlines for applications for the SOAR Experience are fast approaching - the deadline for the CIT application is May 9th and the SOAR Participants Application Deadline is May 16th.

West Bergen’s Asperger’s Related Services is pleased to announce that it is again 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 environment, 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 SOAR Experience is a small, nurturing program, specifically designed to help children with social challenges thrive and succeed in a supportive environment.

The Program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The six-week program is from July 7 to August 15, 2014. The three-week programs are from July 7 to July 25 and from July 28 to August 15. Other highlights include: social skills training; weekly themes; outside trips and fun filled activities.

Under the direction of West Bergen’s professional staff, participants will expand their skills in many important areas, including: building relationships; increasing flexibility; resolving conflicts; decreasing anxiety; experiencing newness and change and coping with sensory issues.

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

West Bergen Asperger’s Services will participate in the CAPE Resource Center Camp and Recreation Expo on March 13, 2014, 327 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus. (C.A.P.E. Special Services Resource Center: Collaboration, Access, Planning, Education).

A FREE information session on the SOAR Experience will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 to 7:10 PM at the Asperger’s Services Center, 615 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood. SOAR Counselor In Training (CIT) Program Information Session will immediately follow the general information session for 45 minutes. RSVP to Kelly Doyle at (201) 857-0080, ext. 7500, ASAP.