So many kids with autism lack the chance to make friends with other kids with autism. All kids need kindred friends to relate to and form friendships. It can be hard at school because you are busy working, and it taxes all autism neurology resources just getting through the day. Arranging things like a camp for special needs is a great opportunity to make kindred friends.
I am going to a camp this summer called Camp Pow Wow. It is awesome. I get to do so much that I normally wouldn’t get to do, and I have met all kinds of great kids. We are able to be together and not feel pressure to be like the typical kids. We can be ourselves and have fun!
Keeping busy is really important too for autism. Feeling bored in summer is not great for sensory alignment. Physical activity is regulating to autism sensory system. When I get to do things like swim in the lake, and hike, and canoe, I feel more clear headed and calm. Being in nature in the forest is utterly restful and makes me calm. If more kids could go to a camp like this they would reap so many benefits!
Off to camp