Deloris Summers, founder of Upstate Circle of Friends, recognized there were no afterschool or summer care options for parents of special needs children, and in June 2006 Upstate Circle of Friends Special Needs program was opened with 5 children with disabilities ranging from autism to mental retardation. The need remains and since has grown significantly providing basic special needs care. I suggest the LEARN MORE linked page should only have the second paragraph, and not repeat what is on the Program Page.
Our after-school program is held year round. Pick up is 6:00 pm daily. We also offer a 9-weeksummer day camp program. The times are Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We provide breakfast, lunch, snack, and field trips.