Camp is a challenging yet wonderful experience for kids with Asperger and Autism. For these kids routine is a security blanket. Dealing with anything unknown is a challenge. And yet many times in her life Ellie will be confronted by a place, a person, food, etc that is outside her routine. Camp is all of these, but the structured and supervised environment is the perfect place for special needs kids to overcome this challenge. The next time they are faced with something unusual they can refer back to their camp experience and say “I can do this”.
And camp can be good opportunity for parents too. They too deserve a break from the demands of an Asperger’s son or daughter. After the success of camp Peter is already planning his first three day break while she is on camp next year.
*Please note names have been changed