Canucks Autism Network presents Summer in the City – a week-long summer program for teens aged 12-17 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A little blurb on the program is copied and pasted below:
The program is designed to encourage peer to peer friendship in an environment that fosters respect and understanding. Our goal is to have teens participate in fun activities throughout the Lower Mainland where they must hone in on their communication skills and abilities in interfacing with the public and with each other. The program weaves its way through a number of well-known Vancouver attractions, including the Aquarium, Stanley Park, the Canopy Walkway at UBC and GM Place. Each day features an art project, sporting event and activity, as well as snacks (mid-morning and afternoon) and a bag lunch.
If you’re interested in signing up for this program, visit the Canucks Autism Network website here (registration is $10). You can also help out with this program by volunteering. They also have a Twitter site setup @CanucksAutism. And on that note, for those who aren’t already aware, we have our own Twitter site @DDA604. Be sure to follow both of us!