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      Community helps kids with Autism

      The camp is for children ages 11,12, and 13 who have Asperger Syndrome, which is high-functioning Autism.

      / Courtney Highfield


      The Albany Advocacy Resource Center kicked off this summer's Autism Camp Monday morning.

      The camp is for children ages 11,12, and 13 who have Asperger Syndrome, which is high-functioning Autism.

      The director, Sonia Prescott, says the main reason for this camp is to help teach these children important social skills that they need at this age more than ever. Prescott says these children often don't know how to make and keep friendships, and during their teenage years they are especially going to need that skill.

      Prescott says the camp lasts two weeks and during that time children will be practicing social skills, playing games that teach them how to work together, and going on field trips that expose them to various people throughout the community.

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