SUMMER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Helen Keller School of Alabama
The Helen Keller School of Alabama (HKS) will hold its 18th Summer Assessment Camp in 2013. The program will be AT NO COST to participants and is open to any school-age child who is deaf and/or blind with multiple disabilities and who may be interested in enrollment into HKS.
The camp is an intensive evaluation period, including educational, vision, audiological, psychological, motor, and social maturity assessments as needed. However, space is limited.
If you know of potential participants who might be interested, you may duplicate this notice. The applicant will be notified of acceptance. Please note that acceptance into camp does not constitute acceptance into HKS.
Parents will be required to accompany their child and stay overnight with their child for staff orientation. Housing will be limited to two persons in addition to the participant and will be provided at no cost.
Parents will take their child to lunch in the HKS cafeteria. Here, parents will demonstrate feeding techniques for staff to observe. After registration, parents and potential students will check into their assigned housing. Saturday night will be “Parents Night Out.” We will have a special activity for parents/family in the HKS auditorium. Campers will be supervised in another area by staff. On Sunday morning, parents may checkout of the dorm and the assessment will begin.
Participants will need to bring sufficient clothing, toiletry, and other necessary items for this period of time. A specific list will be included in the acceptance letter.
In the past, a minimum of $30 cash per camper has been needed for snacks, special activities, and incidentals during the week.
If you have questions, contact Principal Christy Atkinson at (256) 761-3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.