Summer Immersion

This program 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 four pillars of our partner’s mission: awareness, family services, advocacy and research.


In past Summer Immersion Experiences, participants have had the opportunity to partake in the following activities:

  • Tour an autism research facility and observe scientific research
  • Meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss autism legislation and insurance reform
  • Spend time with families affected by autism
  • Volunteer at the National Capitol office of Autism Speaks
  • Volunteer at Bike to the Beach, a fundraiser benefitting Autism Speaks
  • Tour Ivy Mount, a school that serves students with autism
  • Assisted with an awareness event at a Washington Nationals baseball game