Family Activities

Sunday Respite at the Boys & Girls Club
June 29th
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Light refreshments, arts & crafts, Perfect Pals and fun!
Co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and Family Support Services
Registration:; 646.341.3043;; 508.693.7900, x249

Nantucket Disc Golf 
Tues, June 17, Tues, July 15, Mon, Aug 11 at 4:30 pm; Saturdays, June 21, July 19 at 11 am; Sun, August 1 at 1 pm. 

New this Year! FREE, outdoor fun for supervised children, teens, adults and families. Learn how to play with instructor Mike Harter. State Forest/parking at Lovers Lane entrance.

To learn more about disc golf, please visit,  We have discs to loan.   Registration:

Sail to Prevail Sailing Lessons          Swain’s Wharf
June 30 - Aug 8   M-F, 10 am-12 pm; 1-3pm; or 3-5 pm 

Sign up for any or all classes Suggested Donation $5; Scholarships Available. Co-sponsored with Autism Speaks & Nantucket S.T.A.R.   Registration:; 508.325.5276

Surfing Lessons                Cisco Beach
Saturdays, July 12 and 26, Aug 23, 8:30-10:00 am

Sign up for any or all classes. Free, courtesy of Nantucket Island Surf School

Registration:; 646.341.3043    

Pirate Cruise               Swain’s Wharf
Thurs, July 24, 10 am-12 pm

Free of charge, courtesy of Westmoor Club; Lunch provided
Caregiver necessarySpace is Limited. Registration:; 646.341.3043 

Family Day at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum       
Fri July 25, Drop-In between 10 am and 4 pm;  158 Polpis Road 

Hands on activities, crafts, music, tours; also a lifesaving raft and possibly a Coast Guard boat to board!

Free, courtesy of Egan Maritime Museum; Registration:; 646.341.3043

Private Movies at Dreamland Theater for individuals with special needs and their families! More info TBA

Private Theater Performance           Bennett Hall, First Congregational Church
Wed, Aug 13, 6:00 pm;  62 Centre St.

Oklahoma!  For individuals with any disability and their families. Free, courtesy of Theater Workshop Nantucket; Space is Limited; please reserve a.s.a.p.

To reserve tickets, Box Office, 508.228.4305; mention free performance for Autism/Special Needs

Ice Cream Harbor Cruise          Straight Wharf, Slip #1011    
Sun, Aug 3, 2:30-3:15 pm

$3.25 pp for ice cream, courtesy of Shearwater Excursions and Autism Speaks; Space Limited. Registration:; 646.341.3043

Free Parent Social with Childcare            Miacomet Golf Club 
Tues, July 8, 6-7:30 pm, 12 West Miacomet Ave.  For Parents Only!                 

Childcare, courtesy of Nantucket S.T.A.R., 4 Trotters Lane/off Hooper Farm Road, Registration Necessary:; 646.341.3043 or; 508.325.5276 Co-Sponsored by Autism Speaks, Family Support Services and Nantucket S.T.A.R.

Parents, Drop Off your Children and Go Out for Dinner! FREE Respite Events        Strong Wings
Sundays, July 6 and August 24, 6-8 pm, 9 Nobadeer Farm Road, Dinner included.

Co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and, Family Support Services
Registration Necessary:; 646.341.3043  

4th Annual Cruise Night for Autism Speaks        Don Allen Ford Lot
Fri, August 15, 5-7:30 pm, 10 Polpis Rd;

Sponsored by Don Allen Ford. Open to the public. Nascar! Live music, BBQ, antique cars and fun!  Free, courtesy of Don Allen Ford

8th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks          Jetties Beach
Sat, August 16, 8:30 am, Team Registration:

Join us to make a positive difference for families touched by autism. Children’s activities, theater performances, resource fair, Nascar, refreshments and camaraderie!

FYI these programs are also available for families of individuals with any special need; sibs always welcome:

Adapted Water Sports        Jetties Beach
Paddle Boarding & Kayaking at age 4 and up, Aug 3-7, 1-2:15 pm or 2:30-3:45pm August classes FREE.   Registration:; 508.325.5276. Co-sponsored by Nantucket Community Sailing and Nantucket S.T.A.R.

Aquatic Program     Nantucket Community School Pool at Nantucket High School 
Mon, June 3, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, Aug 11, 1-1:30 pm or 1:30-2 pm

Only open to children with special needs; age 3-12. $65. Scholarships available. Registration:; 508.325.5276 

Dance, Yoga and Movement with Marjory Trott,

Nantucket Comedy Festival        Nantucket Dreamland  
July 16-19 

Stand Up and Learn for children & teens;     

Ocean Adventures      Jetties Beach
Thurs, July 3, Fri, July 11, 18, 25, 1:15-2 pm or 2:15-3 pm. 

Paddle Boarding & Kayaking age 4 & up; $45 for 4 classes  
Registration:; 508.325.5276

 Co-sponsored by Nantucket Community Sailing and Nantucket S.T.A.R.

Reading Education Assistant Dogs (R.E.A.D.)           Nantucket Atheneum
20 minute reading sessions: Thurs, 1-3pm, July 10 - Aug 14.

Registration: 508.228.1110;    

SHINE Soccer Camp  Sponsored by Nantucket Community School; Details TBA;        

Tulgey Wood Camp  for individuals with significant disabilities   
Aug 7–18th   Gillian Butchman, Director,; visit