The Spectrum

The SpectrumWe created The Spectrum for Dragonfly Forest.  It is a weekly recreation club for young people with autism.  We trained college interns at a number of campuses around the country to implement this program at their universities.  They learned to design autism-friendly activities, and implement strategies to reduce anxiety, so kids with autism could feel safe to enjoy the fun.  The best part about The Spectrum is that it is intended to be incredibly fun.  This made it socially motivating because students who attend actually had a great time in a group of peers.  We think that this kind of fun has to come first, to create motivation to work group skills. Learn more at The Spectrum website.