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TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp  

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for ASDs (TRIAD) Social Skills Summer Camp provides an integrated day camp with specialized social skills curricula targeted at different age groups (7-11 years old, 12-14 years old, and 15-21 years old). In addition to providing a supportive learning environment for the campers with autism, TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp promotes community awareness and education, provides training activities for future professionals, and helps children better understand and interact with their peers and siblings with autism. As part of pre-camp training, students (both graduate and undergraduate) and professionals who work as counselors at TRIAD Camp are provided with an intensive, multiple-day training experience that focuses on evidence-based best practices for educating individuals with autism, promoting social interactions, and appropriately addressing behavioral and communication strengths and concerns. During camp, peers (both siblings and non-siblings) participate in an ongoing training program to address sensitivity, acceptance, and strategies for including brothers, sisters, and friends of all abilities in social opportunities. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $25,000.00
Project Number 6910FS
Principal Investigator Brigham, Nicolette
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Vanderbilt Kennedy Center-Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp | $0.00 | 2010 | 6910FS