Picture a beautiful, sunny, Florida summer morning. I was standing in the kitchen when my son, Vincent, asked me if he could go to summer camp with his cousins. I looked into his big, brown eyes, and I told him a lie. I told him the summer camp his cousins attended was filled up, and no more kids could go. The truth is he couldn't go because Vincent has autism. The traditional summer camp is not equipped to meet the needs of children with autism. It was then that the idea of Vincent's Clubhouse came about.
Vincent's Clubhouse, a nonprofit orginization, was founded with a mission to establish summer camps that are engaging, fun, safe, and educational for children with autism, and other sensory disorders.
With a lot of hard work, dedication, and love, in June 2017, we hosted our first Vincent's Clubhouse Summer Camp. It was a wonderful success! We were able to provide children who would not have otherwise been able to attend a summer campwith an experience of a lifetime.
We envision Vincent's Clubhuse being so much more. Such as providing resources, love, and support groups to families that wouldn't otherwise have any outside support. As well as hositng other activities year round for these amazing chidldren, and their families to make a lifetime of memories in a fun, safe enviroment..
Administrator of Opis Bridgeview Center
B.S. Health Science Administration
”Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~Rita Pierson
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” ~Walt Disney
Social Media & Digital Coordinator
“Open different doors, you may find a you there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen.“ ~Mary Poppins
B.S. In Special Education
M.A. Educational Leadership
Doctrate In Educational Leadership with concentration in special education
“You can‘t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.“ ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
ESE Certification w/ ASD Endorsement
“If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.“
Rehab Program Manager
Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s learning to dance in the rain.”