Aspergers & Autism Summer Programs

Aspergers & Autism Summer Programs

The young person with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and related diagnoses, such as PDD (Pervasive Developmental Delay) and NLD (Nonverbal Learning Disability), has many summer programs to choose from at Talisman.

Campers with an autism spectrum disorder can have difficulties interpreting and responding to the social world around them. Staff in these programs slow down the action and spend time specifically discussing social cues, nuances and appropriate responses, with an understanding of the logic with which their campers face the world. Discussions are largely concrete and solution-based, helping campers achieve their goals more effectively, from expressing themselves to building friendships and trying new things. Focus is also given to executive function coaching, assisting campers with organizing their days, setting goals and completing tasks. Campers come away more confident in their interactions and their abilities.

Our youngest campers (ages 6 & 7) spend five days and nights being introduced to the traditional camp model in the Discovery program.  The younger camper (8-13) can experience typical camp in the Sight program.  Teenagers (14-17) might choose from any of our integrated Teen programs or Insight, which is specifically for teens with an autism spectrum disorder. Young adults (18-22) can develop life skills, as well as backcountry skills, in an independence-based program developed just for them.  In all of these programs, we focus on providing positive new experiences and teaching the social integration skills that will allow our campers to build lasting friendships.

 

Aspergers & Autism Summer Programs:

Discovery (1) Discovery

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages 6-7, some first-timers 8-13
5 day overnight adventure- 4th session only

Learn more about Discovery here >>

 

Autism Summer ProgramsSight

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages 8-13
All Sessions

Learn more about Sight here >>.

 

 InsightInsight

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages 14-17
Sessions 1, 2, and 3

Learn more about Insight here >>.

 

Toba

Adventure programs: Quest

ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism
Ages 13 – 17
Session 1

Learn more about Quest here >>.

 

wilderness_trek (4)Adventure Programs: Hook and Takle
ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism
Ages 13 – 17
Session 1

Learn more about Hook and Tackle here >>.

 

 

adhd camps

Adventure Programs: Tri- Adventures

ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism
Ages 14 – 17
Sessions 2 & 3 

Learn more about Tri-Adventures here >>.

 


CavesAdventure programs: Caves & Climbing

ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism
Ages 14 – 17
Sessions 2 & 3

Learn more about Caves & Climbing here >>.

 


Boys Aspergers Summer Camps
Leadership (for Alumni only)

Alumni of Young Adult or Teen Adventure Programs
Ages 16 – 22
Session 1

Learn more about Leadership here>>.

 

Krewe1__ediKrewe (for Alumni only)

Alumni of Leadership Program
Ages 16-22
All Sessions

Learn more about Krewe here >>.

 

Autism Summer ProgramsYoung Adult Program

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages 18-22
Sessions 2 & 3

Learn more about our Young Adult Program here >>.