topImage

Additional Resources

In line with our vision of a world where the lives of children with autism, their families and communities, are transformed through learning, please find resources on this page to help you and your family towards a brighter future. Look under the "Forms and Information" tab for more information about and resources on autism.

 

For more information about the HIMAT law, visit http://autismcolorado.org/index.php/himat.

 

For more information about insurance coverage for autism, visit: http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18246.

 

For more information about autism and the Early Start Denver Model visit http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/125/1/e17.

 

Additional website about autism include:

Article in Pediatrics

Article from the Harvard School of Public Health

 

Additional Organizations offering services to children with autism:

Pinyon Ranch Inc.

Pinyon Ranch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a sustainable day community of excellence for able adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Their mission is to develop a day program in a ranch setting that is self sustaining and is able to provide on-site vocational training, therapies, self help skills, and recreational activities specific to the Colorado life-style. Furthermore, it is their commitment to treat all their clients with dignity, care, compassion and respect each and every day of their life.

Extreme Sports

 

Extreme Sports Camp welcomes people ages 5 and up with an autism spectrum disorder, including classic autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger's and related diagnoses. Participants of any athletic ability can succeed. We pride ourselves in ensuring progress in our sports while having lots of fun!

 


• Our counselor-camper ratio is 1:1.
• We accept up to 14 campers per session.
• Each session is one week, and families can choose to enroll in multiple sessions.
• Our summer activities take place throughout the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen CO. Our winter program is held on Snowmass Mountain.

 


Our staff receives extensive training in autism learning styles and characteristics. We use positive behavior approaches and communication supports such as social stories and visual schedules. Our staff also has expertise/certification in the sports we undertake. We apply the teaching theories that have proven effective with autism to these sports and have developed unique processes and technologies to maximize success.

 


Extreme Sports Camp was incorporated in 2004 and operates as a non-profit 501c3 organization, EIN # 20-0940000. Our co-founders are Sallie Bernard, president, and Doug Gilstrap, Senior Coach. For more information please call 970.927.3143 or visit www.extremesportscamp.org. You can also find us on Facebook.