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2016 Family Activities

Nantucket is a Disability-Friendly Community!

All activities are open to siblings, families and friends of individuals with any special need, not limited to autism.

View a flyer of all of our summer activities here!

Sail to Prevail Sailing Lessons 
Swain’s Wharf 1410
July 7th - Aug 11th; M-F at 10am-12pm; 12-2pm; or 2-4pm. Sign up for any or all classes. Free, courtesy of Sail to Prevail, Co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and Nantucket S.T.A.R.
To select your sailing dates, please visit:
Participants must complete the Registration/Waiver forms found here:

Surfing Lessons 
Cisco Beach
Saturdays, July 16th and 30th; Aug 13th from 8:30-10am. Sign up for any or all classes.
FREE, courtesy of Nantucket Island Surf School.
Reserve your  board  today! 
RSVP here:

Pirate Cruise
Swain’s Wharf
Thursday, August 11th from 10am-12pm
FREE of charge, courtesy of Westmoor Club.
Lunch provided, parents and caregivers are required for children under 18. Space is limited, RSVP here:

Family Day at Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum
Thursdays July 14th and August 11th, Drop-In between 10am and 2pm; 158 Polpis Road.
Hands on activities, crafts, music, tours!
FREE, Courtesy of Egan Maritime Museum.

Ice Cream Harbor Cruise with Shearwater Excursions 
Straight Wharf 1011
Sunday, August 7th, 2-3pm
FREE, courtesy of Shearwater Excursions, Autism Speaks and Family Support Services
Space is limited, please RSVP at

Private Theatre Performance, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Bennett  Hall at the First Congregational Church, 62 Centre Street
Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm. 
FREE, courtesy of Theatre Workshop Nantucket; space is limited.
To reserve tickets, call the box office at 508-228-4305;  mention private performance for Autism and other Disabilities

6th Annual Cruise Night for Autism Speaks
Don Allen Ford Lot, 10 Polpis Rd
Friday, August 19th, 5-7:30pm
Sponsored by Don Allen Ford. Open to the public. Nascar!   Live music,  BBQ, antique  cars, bouncy house and fun!
No RSVP required.

10th Annual Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk
Jetties Beach
Saturday, August 20th, 8:30am
Join us to make a positive difference for families touched by autism. Children’s activities, theater performances, resource fair, Nascar, refreshments and camaraderie!
Team Registration:

Adaptive Water Sports, offered by Nantucket S.T.A.R.
Adaptive Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation

Nantucket Comedy Festival/Stand up and Learn Program
July 13 - 16, 2016

Nantucket Disc Golf
Jetties Beach
Fun for teens or the whole family!

Ocean Adventures
For children with special needs and their siblings.
Co-sponsored by Nantucket Community Sailing and Nantucket S.T.A.R.

R.E.A.D. to a non-judgmental, friendly dog!
Nantucket Atheneum
Starts in July!  Thursdays 1-4pm
To make an appointment call: 508-228-1110.

Tulgey Wood Camp for Individuals with Significant Disabilities
August 5 - 22, 2016
Contact: Gillian Butchman at:

Yoga with Marjory Trott 
Beatitudes (Studio), 35 First Way
Must commit to sessions, $36 per session. Registration: