Monday, July 9th—Friday, August 17th

2 Notre Dame Lane Utica, NY 13502

  • ACES is a positive and fun 6-week summer program specifically designed for children who struggle academically, socially and emotionally, or behaviorally. Research has shown that children perform much better academically when they are helped to improve their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical functioning, and children who perform well academically typically have much better long-term outcomes. That’s why at ACES, children participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities that target all of these areas of healthy development. 

    We pride ourselves in providing rigorous clinical training and oversight to our staff. All staff training and supervision is led by Dr. Lopez-Williams, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental and learning disorders.

  • ACES is appropriate for all children regardless of diagnosis including children with:

    • ADHD
    • Autism 
    • Dyslexia
    • Obesity
    • Tourette’s Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Learning Disabilities
  • When does it begin?

    Our program begins on Monday, July 9th and runs through Friday, August 17th. 

    Where is it located?

    We are thrilled to announce that ACES will be offered at Notre Dame Jr. Sr. High School located at 2 Notre Dame Lane Utica, NY 13502.

  • At ACES, we target the following areas:

    Academic

    Children attend our learning center everyday where we focus on core academic skills (reading/math) and positive behavior (paying attention, completing seatwork). They also learn the importance of completing homework.

    Cognitive

    We utilize state-of-the-art computer software (OSMO™) to improve functioning in key cognitive domains including attention, executive, sensorimotor, and memory.

    Emotional

    Children are taught skills and supported to use techniques to improve their emotional intelligence, resulting in improvements in their personal and interpersonal health. 

    Social

    Children are assigned to groups of similar-age peers wherein they learn to improve their social skills including making and keeping friends.

  • A typical day at ACES includes:

    • 8:30-9am: Drop Offs
    • 9-9:30am: Beginning of Day Group Discussion/Social Skills Training
    • 9:30-9:45am: Bathroom/Water Break
    • 9:45-10:45am: Sport Activity
    • 10:45-11am: Bathroom/Water Break
    • 11-12: Academic Learning Center
    • 12-12:30pm: Lunch
    • 12:30-12:45pm: Bathroom/Water Break
    • 12:45-1:30pm: Computer Learning Center
    • 1:30-2:30pm: Sport Activity 
    • 2:30-2:45pm: Bathroom/Water Break
    • 2:45-3:30pm: Social Skills Training/End of Day Group Discussion
    • 3:30-4pm: Pick Ups
    • 4-5pm: Extended Care (additional charge if needed)
  • The cost of the program is $1000 (about $167/week) and is due in full by June 1st. Spots are limited so reserve your child’s space early with a $100 deposit! 

    Payment plans are available!

    Interested?

    If you are interested in learning more about our ACES Summer Program or are interested in signing up, please contact Kyrie at 315.732.3431 x230 or Kyrie@AAPSA.net 

  • Looking for an exciting, physically active summer internship? Interested in gaining experience working with children and learning about psychology? Want to spice up your college or graduate school applications?

    We are excited to announce an internship opportunity with our ACES Summer Day Treatment Program. ACES Summer Day Treatment Program is operated by ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy (AAPSA). AAPSA specializes in providing state-of-the-science assessment, treatment, and advocacy services in Central New York to children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. 

    ACES Summer Day Treatment Program is a positive and fun 6-week summer program specifically designed for children who struggle academically, socially and emotionally, or behaviorally. Research has shown that children perform much better academically when they are helped to improve their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical functioning, and children who perform well academically typically have much better long-term outcomes. That’s why at ACES, children participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities that target all of these areas of healthy development.

    We are currently accepting applications from bright and motivated individuals interested in an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the behavioral health field. No experience needed!

    Summer Program staff will undergo intensive training in cognitive behavioral techniques and neurodevelopmental disorders. This is an exciting opportunity to gain training and practical work experience relevant for professional careers in the behavioral health, health, and education fields. 

    Summer Program staff will be creating and implementing structured activities, running morning and afternoon circles, facilitating physical activity through sports while providing support in areas such as self-regulation, social interaction, and communication. Staff will be learning and implementing a structured program for providing all participants both constructive feedback and positive labeled praise.

    Training will take place June 25th-June 29th and ACES will run from July 9th- August 17th. Summer Program staff will be required to work 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. 

    Our environment is incredibly positive, supportive, and energetic! If you want to work in a rewarding, no-drama environment with a team of professionals, each dedicated to the excellent care of individuals, then AAPSA is the right place for you. More information on our agency and the ACES Summer Program can be found on our website, AAPSA.net 

    Stipend: $1,500

    If you are interested in applying, please click here.

A Typical Day at ACES

  • 8:30-9am: Drop Offs
  • 9-9:30am: Beginning of Day Group Discussion/Social Skills Training
  • 9:30-9:45am: Bathroom/Water Break
  • 9:45-10:45am: Sport Activity
  • 10:45-11am: Bathroom/Water Break
  • 11-12: Academic Learning Center
  • 12-12:30pm: Lunch
  • 12:30-12:45pm: Bathroom/Water Break
  • 12:45-1:30pm: Computer Learning Center
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Sport Activity
  • 2:30-2:45pm: Bathroom/Water Break
  • 2:45-3:30pm: Social Skills Training/End of Day Group Discussion
  • 3:30-4pm: Pick Ups
  • 4-5pm: Extended Care (additional charge if needed)

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122 Business Park Drive Suite 1
Utica, NY 13502

P: 315-732-3431
F: 866-822-2343
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