Today we’re talking with Risa Paskoff, the executive director and one of the founders of Aaron’s Acres. Also joining us is Melissa Rasovich, whose son Matty has been a camper at Aaron’s Acres for eight years.
For the parents of children and young adults with medical and developmental disabilities, sending them to summer camp is not easy.
Depending on the nature of a disability, many camps cannot provide the care necessary for a child to be safely away from their parents or caregivers.
This scarcity of options is what motivated Risa Paskoff and a group of parents to create Aarons Acres, a summer camp staffed with medical and behavioral professionals which provide differently abled children with the socialization and fun every kid deserves to experience.