Autistic Kids Go to The Extreme

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On September 8, 2009, 5:02 pm

Sensory overload is the Goal at Doug Gilstrap's Extreme Sports Camp located in the Aspen-Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. Catering to people with special needs and Autism, there is a 1:1 student to staff ratio to aid in rock climbing, rafting, high-balance, water skiing and a host of other activities. For kids that are to amped up, Gilstrap's staff can help campers become calm and centered. From there, they can extend there circle of comfort gaining the courage and confidence they need to take on the world. "When they are back in a normal situation, they have better capacity or ability to be in control" says Gilstrap.

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Extreme Sports Camp Is AWESOME!

My son and I were there the week this was filmed. Chad is the first little boy shown on the raft. This was the experience of a lifetime and my son was able to overcome many of his fears and has a willingness now to try new and unknown things. He can't wait to go back!

Extreme Sports Camp is a program very worthy of the support of the autism community!


Laura Corby :)