TGS’ Summer Program Returns!

In 2011 Temple Grandin School initiated its social skills summer program stemming from its on-going collaboration with the University of Colorado’s Speech, Language and Hearing Center, and local public radio station KGNU.

The now annual program is offered again this summer to provide students in the Denver/Boulder Metro area with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar learning profiles a fun, exciting and powerful learning opportunity.


Click here for Summer Perspectives Flyer 2014 with all the details.
2014 info is still in the planning stages & more info will be released soon.

Check out 2011′s PERSPECTIVES article in the Boulder Daily Camera and a video of the kids in the program!

SUMMER PERSPECTIVES is a three week program for

2 hours a day, Monday -Thursday, 1-3 pm, four days a week, three weeks
Weeks of June 9, June 16, June 23
@ KGNU, 4700 Walnut St., Boulder and another site, probably Temple Grandin School, 6446 Jay Rd, Boulder, CO.

This joint venture brings together a local media provider, KGNU, as a partner with TGS & University of Colorado to offer up to 8 youth (grades 6-12) with Asperger’s or similar learning profiles a summer program that  introduces students to a variety of experiences associated with radio broadcasting.

SUMMER PERSPECTIVES comes out of the social communications program that is integrated into everything that TGS does.

SUMMER PERSPECTIVES focuses on the skill of perspective-taking. Supervised by CU faculty, SLHS graduate students work with students on interviewing skills. Student participants will design an interview on a topic of their choice with a local community member, record the interview in the KGNU studio, and edit the interview using computer software. Clinicians teach appropriate pragmatic language skills for interviewers and interviewees. Students spend time at KGNU where they have the opportunity to learn about real radio broadcasting, from the technology to the journalism to the performance aspects.


  • both sides of interviewing (interviewer and interviewee),
  • writing, editing and performing radio programming,
  • radio technology from control room protocols
  • the science behind the infrastructure
  • Students design a program about a favorite topic:
    • develop, record, edit it & broadcast it,
    • either on live radio or on the web
  • learning interviewing and communication skills.
  • Participants also receive digital copies of their work.
  • CU Graduate Students will support the program and learn about radio along with students.

New and returning students enrolling in Temple Grandin School have priority for PERSPECTIVES.

Openings: 8 students
Cost: $400

For registration and more information about SUMMER PERSPECTIVES or TGS, email

Check out some of the other sites that picked up this story when we first started in 2011!!/AutismDailyNews!/AutismWomen

For more information about TGS or SUMMER PERSPECTIVES, email