What is the student to counselor ratio?
We aim to have around a 3:1 student to counselor ratio. There is a tech teacher in the room who leads the class, tech counselors, and a social worker.
Do you provide transportation?
Unfortunately, we do not provide any form of transportation to and from the program.
Do you provide financial aid?
Yes! Please visit www.techkidsunlimited.org/financialaid. We do not provide full financial aid. The financial aid will be a percentage off of the program’s costs. Once filled out, we will get back to you if eligible and provide a discount code that you can use when checking out. Please do not register prior to hearing back about financial aid.
Do not register before hearing back about your financial aid, as this will hurt your financial aid chances.
What’s a typical program like? Will there be breaks?
During our Sunday programs we learn a project-based topic led by an experienced tech teacher with support in the room. We have a break at the end of the workshop where kids eat and socialize together. For our weeklong programs, we have many breaks throughout the day. Lunch is not provided for weeklong or day-long programs.
Does my child need to have tech experience?
Your child doesn’t need to have any tech experience before joining our program. Our differentiated curriculum allows all levels of experience to get something out of our program.
How do I know if TKU is right for my child?
Tech Kids Unlimited is designed for children ages 7-21 years of age who have been diagnosed with learning and emotional disabilities such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, Executive Processing and Dyslexia.
Students don’t need any previous tech knowledge to attend. TKU students usually attend private schools for students with disabilities, are home-schooled, go to non-public schools as well as the NYC Department of Education’s ASD NEST program. Most students have an IEP or a 504 Plan. Students should be able to function in a classroom-like environment and work mostly independently. Most of our students have a medium to high level of both receptive and expressive language with little to no behavioral issues. Most students come from a 12:1:1 classroom environment with from a 8:1:1 classroom environment. We cannot provide 1:1 help for students. At this time, we, unfortunately, cannot accommodate non-verbal students. We have a no violence policy at Tech Kids Unlimited. Students who are violent towards staff and/or other students will be asked to leave the program. We understand that TKU students will need additional help and support, and we have staff to make sure they can succeed.
We especially recommend discussing your child's needs if you are interested in a week-long program and are unsure if your child will be a good fit prior to registering.
If you have further questions about finding out if Tech Kids Unlimited is the right program for your child, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your Summer refund policy?
Refunds requested 1 month or more prior to the start date of a registered class can receive a full refund.
Refunds requested less than 1 month to the start of a registered class can receive a 50% refund.
If for any reason your child starts a class and we do not deem the program appropriate for them, we can offer a refund for any remaining days your child does not participate in.
Medical and other extenuating circumstances with proof provided can be discussed for a full refund.
Please email email@example.com to discuss or request a refund.
Does my child need to bring lunch for the Summer program?
We do not provide lunch for our Summer program. Your child may bring a packed lunch or money for lunch. If bringing money for lunch, counselors will bring them to restaurants close by (ie: pizza, Chipotle, Hale & Hearty Soups) after which they will eat together as a group back on the classroom floor.
Is there early dropoff and late pickup for the Summer program?
Early dropoff is at 9 AM and late pickup is at 5 PM. There is an additional cost of $15 for each and for each day. This can be paid in cash directly to the staff member there.