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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Brigham, Nicolette

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 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.

Project Link

Project Link

TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center-Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

State/Country

State/Country

Tennessee

Project Number

Project Number

6910FS

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp | 25000 | 2009 | 6910FS

 
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