By Jo Mathis
AAPS District News Editor
The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC) will hold its first Summer Camps and Activities Fair On Monday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tappan Middle School Media Center.
The event will feature representatives from programs and services for students with special needs. Parents are welcome to bring their children to the fair to explore options for summer.
“Parents of students with unique needs know that summertime can be void of enough routines, schedules and opportunities to practice skills for our kids,” said Mary Duerksen, co-chair of AAPAC. “This new fair that AAPAC created is the first time that parents are being given the opportunity to meet the directors or coordinators of over 20 summer camps, programs and activities which support children and young adults with special needs. We’ve taken care to invite programs from places which are primarily in Ann Arbor or within a short drive.”
Programs will range from those offering support for students to be included in the typical population, to those geared to children and young adults who require specialized support in summer school, day camps, and on teams for summer sports.
Services represented will include building social skills, specialized reading instruction, and many therapies. Programs will represent preschoolers through young adults.