Programs

Life skills-based activities are the vehicle for learning opportunities at the HealthyUNow campus. With a focus on gardening, food and caring for the campus, and a commitment to presuming competence, restoring health and optimizing function, students can thrive in an environment designed specifically for their needs.

Learning, training, wellness and vocational opportunities include:

  • weaving
  • art
  • HealthyU Play
  • music
  • yoga
  • drama/improv
  • additional visiting instruction as available.

HealthyU Play

HealthyU Play is a unique recreational opportunity that allows those affected by autism to improve brain and motor function through exercise. We create an environment of inclusion, acceptance and creativity where, using apparently informal but highly specialized approach, children rapidly improve awareness and control of their body as it moves through time and space. Unique in the world, this program is the result of Kim Alcorn having studied, with the participation and assistance of Julie Buckley, MD, expert in treating autism, multiple emerging techniques to promote neuroplasticity. The result is a life changing program that masquerades as play and working out at the gym. Using the body and physical activity, HealthyUPlay is changing and developing the minds of its participants. The bi-weekly program consists of 24 one-on-one sessions with a trainer.

A cornerstone program of the HealthyUNow Foundation, DramaWorks is an after-school class and summer camp developed specifically to assist young people on the autism spectrum develop and deepen their social skills. Produced in an environment of inclusion, acceptance and creativity, led by Jason Woods—actor/composer/playwright/director, and facilitated by people with autism experience, the experience for participants—whether on the autism spectrum or not—is truly one of dramatic learning.

Operating from a position of presumed competence for all participants, this learning opportunity is less obviously about autism and social skills, and much more a drama experience. Whether it be team-building games, improv skits, script writing, set building, or rehearsals and performance, DramaWorks truly works!

Sessions meet once weekly for six weeks at a time through the school year. Participants are grouped by age and by experience, and meet either on Wednesdays after school or Saturday mornings. Summer camps sessions begin shortly after school ends and run throughout the summer.

Life skills-based activities are the vehicle for learning opportunities at the HealthyUNow campus. With a focus on gardening, food and caring for the campus, and a commitment to presuming competence, restoring health and optimizing function, students can thrive in an environment designed specifically for their needs.

DramaWorks Summer Camps

BOOK YOUR SPACE! Recommendation by a teacher or therapist is required. Applications are available by emailing us or calling the HealthyUNow Foundation at 904-834-2938.

 

Location

Christ Episcopal Church Contemporary Space
400 San Juan Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

Registration

HealthyU Now Programs:

Return completed form to:
3800 Joe Ashton Road
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Volunteer participants:

 

Return completed volunteer forms to:
3800 Joe Ashton Road
St. Augustine, FL 32092