For parents of teens with autism spectrum disorder, the summer months can be particularly challenging. During the school year, structured education plans and facilitated peer interaction opportunities allow these teens to stay engaged and practice critical social skills that they are often unable to gain naturally. The likelihood of regression increases if the communication tools learned during the year are not reinforced during summer break. Both camps serve teens ages 13 to 17, are led by highly trained professionals, and are designed to foster peer interaction, communication, and friendship building.
Camp Care is for kids with autism to have the opportunity to attend a fun-filled summer camp. We are committed to providing supports to promote the individuality and independence of each camper. Camp days for children with ASD are filled with learning opportunities, outdoor activities, and community outings. Camp of Champs will help prepare youth for life through a variety of character-building and team focused activities. Summit Travel, ages , is a continuation service, this summer visiting major destinations with the same support systems for our older campers. Our social skills Camp uses art, games, sports, music, improv, team challenges, activities, and discussions to develop social skills, foster positive peer interactions and create a FUN Camp experience! All Camps are run by Master level therapists.
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. Summer camp can be a fun and exciting experience for children and adults with autism. Autism Speaks is committed to promoting inclusion of children and adults with autism across all programs and organizations for families. Please feel free to share this guide with any camps, sports programs, or other youth organizations your son might be interested in. These services would be provided over long breaks from school summer vacation to prevent substantial regression.