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Inclusive Summer Camp for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

City: 
Gainesville
State/Province: 
FL
State/Province Full: 
Florida
Country: 
United States

This camp project facilitates the inclusion of children with autism into community day camps with support. a Project Manager will recruit campers with autism from the 14 county area served by CARD - Gainsville. CARD staff will work with families to identify goals for the camp so that specific skills may be targeted and training to camp staff members can be tailored to the needs of the children. the Project will support contracted personnel to provide capacity building training sessions for day camp staff members and university and high school volunteers in the community. the Project will offer ongoing support to camp staff and volunteers during the two weeks of camp as they work to include children with autism in camp activities with typical peers. Through this project CARD can build the capacity of day camp sites to offer camp opportunities to children with autism with minimal supports from outside resources.