Forum on Life: Outcomes
2009 Camp for Adults With Asperger's Syndrome
This data reflects the pre and post evaluation of a one-week camp for adults with Aspergers Syndrome. The camp was designed for participants to have fun while learning social and life skills, then apply these new skills immediately in real-life situations.
Classes focused on understanding verbal and non-verbal communication, resume writing, practice job interviews, and improving time management. Afternoons were filled with all the usual fun camp activities. After dinner, speakers and discussions allowed informal networking and time to hang out with friends.
One week is too short a time to document significant life changes; however, trends that demonstrated changes were seen over the course of the camp experience. Improvements were noted in the following areas:
- Know how to search for a job
- Handling stress
- Confident interviewing
- Prepared answers
- Relaxation techniques
- Stop talking (knowing when to …)
- Thank you notes