Camp Helps Teens With Autism Develop Social Skills

Camp Onward is designed to help teens with Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism develop social skills. According to co-founder Nancy Hagan, “Camp Onward is a chance for teens that have social difficulties to get together, have fun, get outdoors, be around animals, and learn a lot of different life skills.”

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Quiet Santa Makes Christmas More Manageable for Children with Autism

This year two radio hosts in Utah who have children with autism have created an event called “Quiet Santa” which is intended to give kids with autism or sensory disorders an experience with Santa that isn’t stressful or intimidating.

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How one police officer helped a non-verbal young man with Autism

Sometimes frustrations in communicating their thoughts and feelings make kids with autism do things like run away from home. When a 16-year-old boy who has autism and is non-verbal ran away from home this fall for the second time, the responding police officer who helped find him decided to try to prevent it from happening again.

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