1527 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
C.A.M.P. is a six-week, summer program open to all children diagnosed along the autistic spectrum between the ages of five (age four at Executive Director's discretion) and seventeen.
C.A.M.P. is based on the fundamental belief that children with autism experience life with a super sensitivity unlike typically developing children. By controlling the environment, we seek to limit the amount of stimulation that could hinder an autistic child's ability to successfully interact with their surroundings. A visual communication system is used in addition to all auditory input in order to enhance the child's understanding and learning. All classrooms and schedules are highly structured in order to maximize opportunities for comfort and growth.
This program is committed to providing "typical" experiences to children with autism in a camp setting. C.A.M.P.'s structure and set-up is based on information from people with autism who have described the autistic experience. This description includes information on what practices should be implemented in order to benefit their peers. The environment is controlled to ensure that C.A.M.P.ers have the ability to grow in a place where they feel safe, comfortable and protected. It is in an environment such as this that they are willing to take risks which foster independence and growth.
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