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Waban - Making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years
 

Welcome to Waban Projects

Help Give Children With Autism Wings To Fly

Join the Capital Campaign to expand our Autism Therapy Center

To learn more about the Autism Therapy Wing, click here.


For 50 years, Waban has been providing high quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. What started out as a summer camp (Camp Waban) where people with special needs could learn to swim and enjoy lakefront recreational activities has blossomed into a community based organization with a broad offering of comprehensive services that reach throughout York County. Our programs serve children and adults of all ages who have developmental or other disabilities.

Today, the programs at Waban continue to serve children and adults with special needs. All the work that we do is guided by the principles of respect for the individual, normalization, integration, and self-empowerment in the least restrictive environment. We take pride in the thoroughness of our program design, the exceptionally well maintained and equipped facilities, the high caliber and dedication of our staff, and the success of the children and adults that we support. At Waban, we make a difference.


Capital Campaign: Autism Wing Expansion at the

Fraser-Ford Child Development Center


Join the
Capital Campaign today and help us to Build Success for Kids, One Piece at a Time.


A Mother's Thanks:

"When our Jackson first started at Waban he made minimal to no eye contact, he would not respond to his name, wouldn't dream of wearing a backpack, and was making no attempt at mimicking words. Jackson now enjoys spelling his name with blocks and playing with numbers. He will try very hard to mimic sounds and has started to make his needs known with a special communication device. To say we will miss Waban is an understatement, but the skills we are taking away from our time here will never be measured. You increased my son's quality of life in just a few years and for a mother there is no greater gift you could give me then that."

-Christa Stetson Silva, Jackson's mother

"Waban has played a key role in turning my son's life around. When Andy entered Waban at 3 1/2, his prospects for a normal life were very dim. Waban sparked a curiosity and fueled a fire in Andy. The curriculum, speech, occupational, and physical therapy were important in his development, but the integral elements were the teacher and the teacher's assistants who showered Andy with love and encouragement. You have fostered in him an unbridled curiosity for life, a realization that there is progress if you work hard enough and have a true understanding of compassion. You have given a little boy wings to fly."

-Louise, Andy's mother