Richmond Autism Integration Network
The Summer of a lifetime for children with Autism (and so much more!)
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7250 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA. 23229
Co-Founder, Program Director
The mission of RAIN is to enhance the social and spiritual health of individuals with Autism through creative social and recreational outlets and to help lay the foundation for building lasting relationships as well as offer support to their families and communities.
RAIN was founded by Robin Davis a single mom who has a son on the autism spectrum. After searching for recreational and social opportunities and finding very little specifically for those with a primary diagnosis of autism or other related developmental delay, Robin thought it might be good to start her own program. She and Catherine Pall, an amazing special education teacher with the same dream joined forces. Robin's oldest son, Bryan Kirby also came on board in in June 2012 Camp Free2BMe was born. The first summer started with 8 students on the autism spectrum and as they say, the rest is history!
Social Skills Club for middle and high school aged students is now being offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
We are currently using ACCESS Curriculum to address middle and high school social challenges.
Classes start December 1st and will go throughout the school year.
Children may be served through the Virginia MEDICAID EPSDT program.
Why let the fun end with summer? RAIN has many social opportunities throughout the year!
We are always adding new opportunities so check back often.
New for 2016- Junior Camp!
Junior Camp was created for our younger campers ages 6 to 12 that want the camp experience in a shorter day.
Senior Camp is for campers ages 13 and up. With a longer day these campers have the opportunity to discover Richmond by going on field trips up to four days a week!
The goal of both camps is to offer social skills and life skill lessons with peer buddies in a natural surrounding.
Volunteers are key to the success of RAIN programs.Peer buddies and adult volunteers are needed all year. Whether it is a peer buddy for summer camp, a chaperone for prom or manning the RAIN booth at a fund raiser, all volunteers are needed and appreciated! Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. If you have an interest in volunteering you can check out opportunities on our partner site, Hands on Greater RVA or give us a call!
RAIN also works with community colleges and universities to provide internship opportunities.
Founder, Executive Director