Thursday, March 10, 2011

UNIF 2011

The Kidstar Summer Camp for Children with Autism, which we lovingly call UNIF, is based at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). This camp is all about having fun so we changed the name to University Neuropsychiatric Institute of Fun. Our camp is designed to help children with high functioning Autism or Aspberger's Disorder learn and practice social skills in a safe and fun environment. Our camp follows a peer modeling structure which means that each child or adolescent is paired with a new typically developing "buddy" each week. We try to create activities in which the buddies work together in hopes that social knowledge and social skills are learned and practiced. These activities range from getting-to-know-you actvities, arts and crafts, sports and interactive games. We traditionally take multiple field trips including: Sweet's Candy Factory, Kennecott Copper Mine, Clark Planetarium, and Nickelmania nickel arcade.

Applications for camp this year are available online beginning March 15th at

Camp is held Monday through Thursday 9am - 4 pm at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. The dates for the 2011 camp are as follows:
Ages 8-12
June 13 - July 7
Ages 13-17
July 18 - August 11

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