Spring Break on the Spectrum

Come join our camp-within-a-camp for kids with ASD. Kids go to the regular YMCA camp and check in with SPAP where we will have specially trainined counselors and volunteers. Kids participate in the main camp as much as they like, then come to the sensory area for some laid back fun. Kids can bring their electronic devices and comfort items and leave them in the sensory area. For information, call 727-483-1305.

The Imitation Game

Here is a clip from “The Imitation Game,” a 2014 movie about the life of Alan Turing, who invented the computer. Turing is believed to have had Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Certainly the character in this clip was inspired by people with AS. This scene shows how they can have social and communication issues in the workplace, notwithstanding their particular genius.

Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum

Interest in what’s called neurodiversity is growing at American companies. This year, the accounting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been piloting a program to employ people with autism in order to explore the benefits of having workers of different cognitive abilities, such as greater productivity and building a more talented workforce.

Winter Break Camp

Come join our camp-within-a-camp for kids with ASD. Kids go to the regular YMCA camp and check in with SPAP where we will have specially trainined counselors and volunteers. Kids participate in the main camp as much as they like, then come to the sensory area for some laid back fun. Kids can bring their electronic devices and comfort items and leave them in the sensory area. Cost is $110 a week. For information, call 727-483-1305.

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