Beach Museum of Art education intern Marie Taylor took these notes at a recent day outreach program at the Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp. Flint Hills Summer Camp was started in 2010 by parents and continues today as a way to provide a structured, fun summer experience for children with autism-spectrum disorders and peer models.
The campers were comparing and contrasting two pictures of dragons as part of looking activities designed to develop communication, attending, and social skills. The finished by drawing their own dragons. Students have also been participating in weekly Visual Thinking Strategies sessions as part of a research project being led by Senior Educator, Kathrine Schlageck.