Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Autistic children are very unique and incredible young people. Teaching autistic children can become a struggle when one is not sure how to keep the child focused on the task. Parents and teachers of tend to put less emphasis on socializing autistic children as well as getting them active. Summer programs that offer physical activities can be very beneficial to all children, especially children with autism. Autistic children are unique to work with and knowing more about the benefits of social interaction and physical activities can be helpful to teachers working with the autistic. Teachers and volunteers from the Summer Surf Camp were interviewed. They were asked about how it went, to describe some obstacles, and how it could be improved. Preliminary data analyses indicate that social interactions and physical activities play a positive role in autistic children’s development.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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