About Flying Point Foundation for Autism
Founded in 2008 by Kim Covell, the parent of a son with autism, the Flying Point Foundation for Autism started with a short-term goal of starting a one-week summer day camp for children with autism, along with their typically developing siblings and peers.That goal was attained in August 2010 and in 2011 the camp session was extended to eight days with expanded enrollment.
In February 2011, the foundation offered a one-week winter break program and in April 2011 the very first respite night. The foundation continues to offer respite sessions throughout the year. March 2012 brought the first Friday Night Friends, a social gathering for teens with autism. In June 2012, the Foundation awarded its first scholarship to a graduating senior with autism who will be attending college or vocational school.
Future initiatives include identifying existing programs that individuals with autism might attend with support, and creating a job bank and a mentoring network for individuals with autism entering the work force.
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Board of Directors
Kim Covell, president
Carol Covell, vice president
Michael Ferran, treasurer
Kerry Ann Gill
Assistant Camp Director:
The Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to creating and supporting programs and services that enrich the lives of children with autism.
Recognizing the limited opportunities for organized activities geared toward children with autism, the Foundation’s main focus is to provide programs that meet this need on the East End. Through our efforts, we will also raise public awareness and understanding of autism, especially among the peers of children who have been diagnosed with the disorder.