Unique day camp helps autistic youth develop skills

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For autistic children in Johnson County, a special summer camp offers the opportunity to learn to cook a meal of spaghetti and meatballs by themselves.

They’ll dance to world music and learn to work together as a team by playing kickball. On Fridays, the kids will go out to lunch, try to rollerskate and cool off in the pool.

Camp Can Do provides a unique summer experience for children who suffer from autism. The camp helps maintain the structured days many of the children have adapted to over the school year. At the same time, it provides a place where autistic teens can learn how to interact and build confidence.

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