Summer Social CAMP AuSome in Salem, Virginia is providing a space for kids with high-functioning autism to have fun and be themselves.
The camp run by the The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center began after parents started talking about the need for an outlet for their children to develop friendships and social skills.  Last year’s initial enrollment of eight youth doubled this year.
In an article by the Roanoke Times, writer Annie McCallum interviews parents and children participating in the camp, which is also teaching the kids how to face bullies.
“It will help me ignore bullies and not listen to what they tell me,” camper Cameron King told the paper.
Read the full article here.

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