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.
Table Top Gaming Camp – Blood Bowl
June 10-13 & June 17-20, 9AM-12PM
Instructor: Dan Ethington, TGS Table Top Gaming Director
Students will build and paint their own mythical fantasy football teams, then coach their teams from tournament to championship. From Orcs to Elves, students can choose from a wide variety of creative characters to include. This camp is open to new and experienced gamers alike. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. $500 fee covers two weeks of camp plus painting materials and $100 toward purchase of student’s choice of miniatures.
SketchUp 3D Design
June 10-14, 9AM-12PM
Instructor: Casey Grothus, Trimble’s Project Spectrum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.