Children with and without autism come together at Iowa summer camp

08/17/2009 | Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), The

An inclusive Iowa summer day camp is the first in the state to combine activities for children with autism spectrum disorder and their peers without autism. "They're learning great things," said a Camp Be A Friend official. "Children teaching children how to behave, how to socialize (and) how to be friends." A two-week pilot session at the new camp served 43 children, about half of whom have autism, and there are plans to expand next year.

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