April 24, 2018

Building a Bridge at Geek Camp

For a young adult with autism, the college experience can seem like a scary encounter instead of an opportunity to learn amazing things. To help provide a less intimidating bridge from high school to college, Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center (SARRC), New Way Academy and UAT partner together each summer to hold a weeklong summer camp for individuals age 16 to 26 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

This college summer tech camp helps these students navigate through the social aspect of attending classes, living in the dorms, eating at the campus cafe, participating in activities and more. It’s possible that many of these students would not feel comfortable enrolling in college but this camp helps illustrate that UAT has the perfect culture and environment to nurture students with all types of learning styles.

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