Summer Programs

Since 2011, TGS has offered a summer camp version of its Perspectives social communication program. In addition to Perspectives, TGS also collaborates with other community-based organizations to provide summer programming for adolescent students with Asperger’s or similar learning profiles. Although specific program criteria may vary, all summer experiences hosted or otherwise provided at TGS’ facility are generally appropriate for students with ASD who meet TGS admissions criteria, whether or not they are currently enrolled at TGS.

The following camps will be offered in Summer 2019. Unless otherwise noted, all camps are held at Temple Grandin School, 3131 Indian Road, Boulder, CO.

SketchUp 3D Design

June 10-14, 9AM-12PM
Instructor: Casey Grothus, Trimble’s Project Spectrum

Trimble’s Project Spectrum team is pleased to offer a free SketchUp class designed specifically for students on the autism spectrum in 6th grade or older. SketchUp is a 3D design program used by professionals ranging from architects to woodworkers and everything in between. In addition to architecture, SketchUp is used in set design for theatre, set design and storyboarding for movies, construction documentation, concept art for video game design and many other fields too. Students must be able to use a computer keyboard and mouse, and bringing their own computer is preferred. To register, or for more information, contact

Summer Perspectives – A Collaboration between TGS, CU Boulder Speech, Language, Hearing Center, and KGNU

June 17-20 & June 24-27, 1-3PM
Instructors: Amy Thrasher, MA, SLP-CCC and George Figgs, KGNU
Location: KGNU Studios, 4700 Walnut St, Boulder, CO

Student participants will each design one interview on a topic of their choice with a local community member, record the interview in the KGNU studios, and edit the interview using computer software with KGNU radio hosts. Supervised graduate clinicians from CU Boulder will provide social communication coaching throughout the process.

For a glimpse into Summer Perspectives, see this 2011 PERSPECTIVES article in the Boulder Daily Camera, which includes a video of students in action at local media partner KGNU. For registration information, contact