I have been a Dance Instructor at Summerhouse since October 2014. I have been so impressed by the care, respect, & love they give to all the young adults in the program. I have seen many progress over the years in their motor skills as well as their social interactions. The staff at Summerhouse is committed to giving these beautiful people amazing experiences in order to help them grow as people and learn skills to be a positive force in society. I love being a part of such an amazing program!
A little over 2 years ago I was asked to teach an ongoing Zumba class at the Summerhouse. I am a professional dancer and fitness instructor but had little to no experience with Autism. After watching the class, I decided I wanted to give it a try. It has been a wonderful experience for me, and hopefully, for the young adults as well. I am so impressed by the love and care they are given at Summerhouse, the wonderful activities they get to experience, the friendships they form, and the skills they learn from service to others. I personally made a donation to Summerhouse because I believe so strongly in what they are doing and how they are doing it!
As a member of the community, avid volunteer, and proud staff member at The Summerhouse, I cannot brag on this organization enough. The Summerhouse is setting a new standard of care and integration for young adults with disabilities, and blazing a trail for other nonprofits to join in our efforts. We work hard to invest in the lives of our members, support their families, educate our community, and fill in the gaps for everyone involved. The Summerhouse has already accomplished so much, but we also have strategic plans for the next phase of growth. Because of the success we've already enjoyed, we know that we need to increase our efforts and duplicate our program. The best is yet to come!
The Summerhouse enhances our community through volunteerism and engagement in many community efforts. It's so fulfilling to follow their excursions and watch these wonderful young adults achieve community leadership and involvement.
My daughter came to the Summerhouse after many years of pressure to complete academic and social tasks that were meaningless to her. When I searched for a post-high school program, it was apparent there was a void in options that both support and teach young people with intellectual disabilities during their transition into adult life. The Summerhouse does it all.....provides comprehensive, individualized programs that not only allow my daughter to progress and continue her education but within a respectful environment by a dedicated professional staff. I thank God every day for The Summerhouse!