RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN
Camp Ramapo, a summer camp for children with special needs located in Rhine back NY. Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.
At the heart of our work is the conviction that all children seek the same things: to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo helps young people learn to align their behaviors with their aspirations.We provide schools, youth-service organizations, families, and young adults the tools they need to promote positive behavior and foster climates focused on learning.
Ramapo helps schools, community organizations and families foster inclusive and supportive environments for children and young adults. We offer a menu of evidence-based interventions and resources that can be provided alone or in combination with others.
TDF AUTISM INITIATIVE
TDF Autism Initiative is a program that allows Broadway Shows to strip down costumes, lights, and effects so that children on the spectrum can attend. Each show is performed in a friendly, supportive environment for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production are made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. Quiet and activity areas staffed with autism specialists are available in the lobby areas for those who need to leave their seats during the performance. To personalize the experience for attendees, downloadable social narratives (in Word format) with pictures of the theatres and productions are available in advance of the performances.
TDF also produced a video social narrative that describes how best to navigate Times Square.
Broadway Babysitters Drop-off: In an effort to aid artists with children, Broadway Babysitters LLC wants to be able to have a space for artists (all artists: writers, dancers, painters etc) to drop their kiddos off when they have auditions, class or shows. funds will pay for space, and supplement costs for those who are unemployed.