Welcome To Talisman


Talisman Programs provide exceptional ADHD, autism and Aspergers camp opportunities for young people, ages 6 to 22, with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other learning differences. Since 1980, our ACA-accredited autism and Aspergers camp programs have been offering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. We provide a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program in which our campers can have a successful summer while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self-image.

2018 Talisman Catalog

Please contact us today at 1-828-697-6313 to ensure you can reserve your preferred dates.  

autism and Aspergers campA Summer Camp Experience. Parents choose Talisman’s ADHD, autism and Aspergers camps because they are looking for a traditional camp experience for their son or daughter in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Whichever program you choose or whatever the camper’s age, Talisman provides weeks of fun and friendship. Our owners and camp directors have decades of experience, and we have seen thousands of children, teens and young adults walk onto our campus and leave a few weeks later with memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

During the off-season. We travel all over for conferences, appearances and camp fairs.  Stop in, say hello and get to know us. We often hold get-togethers with former campers and their families when we travel, so give us a call or check out our blog to see where we are: talismanprograms.blogspot.com.  

A personal relationship with every child. With our limited enrollment, Talisman’s ADHD, autism and Aspergers camp is able to maintain close personal contact with families from the admissions process throughout the summer and into the school year. Campers develop meaningful bonds with their counselors, and parents are kept informed by weekly phone contact and written summaries at the end of the summer. Many campers build on those relationships by returning year after year, strengthening our community as they continue to grow and benefit from it.

Visit our Holiday Camp Store! – Unique Talisman gifts just for this season – ORDER NOW!

We are offering a Campership again this year.  Our outreach has begun for donations so that we can increase our giving.  For more information on this initiative, click here.

“How Boys with Autism Learn” Interview with Linda Tatsapaugh


Have a first-time camper with limited experience being away from home?  Call and ask about our Discovery session just for them.

For additional information on our ADHD, autism and Aspergers camp or to register today, please call us at 1-828-697-6313.