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For Immediate Release

Helping Children with Autism All Summer Long

Creative Approach to Teaching Skills Through Themed Mini Camps

Charlotte, N.C., September 7, 2018

The Easterseals UCP Autism Center in Charlotte took a new approach to helping children with autism continue learning and developing skills throughout the summer. 

AutismEach week, campers explored their interests, values and talents by exposing them to new topics and themes.  The focus was placed on developing skills using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions in a 1:1 and small group setting. 

ABA is an approach that breaks down skills into small steps to teach systematically, based on each person’s unique needs and strengths.  This technique helps people with autism gain and improve skills across developmental areas.

Trained staff worked with the children on daily curriculum, circle time, field games, discrete trial sessions, social skills, lunch buddies, and music and motion.  During “farm week”,  Danielle Wade (photo center: holding the goat) brought her goat, Bambi, to camp as an opportunity to teach the children how to interact with the animal.  It was a memorable experience for all!

Due to the success of the 11-week autism camp, Easterseals UCP hopes to offer it again next summer.  Learn more about the Easterseals UCP Autism Program in Charlotte, Wilmington and Jacksonville, North Carolina.

 

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Easterseals UCP provides exceptional services so that children and adults managing disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
Kathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621
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