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[VIDEO] Autism Camp Fetes 11 Years

The Johnston-based nonprofit recently completed the first week of its "Move, Think, Create, Communicate" summer camp for kids with autism; Barrington camper among counselors.

 

As part of its year-round services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), of Johnston has been offering its "Move, Think, Create, Communicate" summer camp.

Now in its 11th year, the summer camp moved to the Buck Hill Boy Scout Reservation in Pascoag for the 2012 two-week program.

The accompanying video shows the scene on Aug. 10, as campers and staff wrapped their first week with drumming led by members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, as well as arts programs and that staple of summer camp: swimming.

Among the speakers featured in the video: RI Philharmonic member and music therapist Kristi Rood-DeAngelis of Newport; Dakota Jacobowitz of Barrington, a camper who took part in the camp's Counselor Leadership Training Program; Camp Director Lisa McCay Connole, who works during the school year as an adaptive physical education teacher in East Greenwich.

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