We adore taking our son to the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, for the week-long autism camp. They have a fantastic staff and programs. Plus, what’s not to love about Park City in the summer. When I told my son we were going this year, he said, “Oh, I’m a star at the NAC.” That’s why we go. There’s horseback riding, swimming, hiking and great opportunities to learn new skills. But, more importantly we make this trip for the feeling that he gets when we leave. As we were driving out of Park City last summer, a voice from the back seat marveled, “I cannot believe what a sports star I am.” My husband and I were overjoyed.
If you have a kid with autism and you can afford to get yourself to Park City, go. The camp is affordable, it’s the flight and hotel that costs you. If you are within driving distance, then you are, as my son would say, a “lucky dog.”