Summer Immersion

Summer Immersion Experience 2020

National Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Immersion program due to COVID-19. 

For questions about Summer Immersion, please email Your question will be directed to the appropriate contact. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to issue field questions.

The Summer Immersion Experience allows collegiate members to gain a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorders by collaborating and developing connections with Autism Speaks while spending a week fully immersed in the focus points of our partner’s mission: understanding and acceptance, family services, advocacy and research.

As part of our Summer Immersion program in 2018, participants had the opportunity to partake in the following activities:

  • Tour multiple autism research facilities and observe actual real-life scientific research
  • Meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss autism legislation and insurance reform
  • Tour Ivy Mount, a school that serves students with autism
  • Experience volunteer opportunities at the National Capitol office of Autism Speaks