Come to Franklin Academy this summer to make friends and have fun! Explore your interests with other people who enjoy the same things! And try something new, too!

The Summer Program at Franklin Academy is a creative program designed for students aged 13 to 19 who have unique learning styles, including those diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD, NVLD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and related profiles.  Students are smart, passionate, and interesting. They enjoy being with like-minded teenagers. They embrace eclectic and varied interests and find joy as they participate in activities that excite their curiosity.

Here is a video slideshow to introduce you to our program.

Update!  Summer Program goes Cyber!

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of a global pandemic, the team at Franklin Academy has been creatively planning to ensure we can provide an outstanding experience for students this sum- mer. Connecticut State guidelines will preclude us from offering an on-campus program, so we are go– ing to a Cyber Summer. Being completely virtual has its perks, allowing us to expand our class options and add another session!

Here are the dates for 2020:

Expanded 2020 Offerings & New Dates!

Session 1

June 20 – July 3

  Session 2

July 6 – July 17

 Session 3

July 20 – July 31








We maintain a student to staff ratio that is better than 2:1 in The Summer Program. Franklin Academy professionals along with interns are available throughout the day and evening to guide students in order to enhance executive functioning, emotional intelligence, and social interactions.  These supports allow our students to relax and truly enjoy themselves.  And, if you are ready for independence – we will encourage and coach you to achieve your goals.  Click HERE to see an overview of our experienced Franklin Academy faculty.


A distinctive feature of The Summer Program is our Intern Program, which brings back mature, successful Franklin Academy alumni to serve as mentors and coaches for summer students. Our alumni have walked in your shoes, and they are a great source of inspiration and wisdom to students and adults alike. Indeed, the high interest of alumni to give back to Franklin Academy in such a meaningful way is a testament to their own transformative experiences at Franklin.. 




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