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 four pillars 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