Girls camp teaches camp skills, values, and autism?

A theme of autism played an integral role in the York Pennsylvania Stake's 2009 Young Women Camp. Girls received training about the developmental disorder and performed service projects intended to benefit children with autism during the camp, held the week of June 15 at Camp Tuckahoe near Dillsburg, Penn.

The impetus for incorporating autism into camp curriculum came from a stake presidency that felt its young women needed to be more aware of the spectrum of conditions affecting one out of every 150 births.

"Sometimes we talk about people, that they are autistic," said Dennis Tyson, president of the York Stake. "But really, they are people who happen to have autism.

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