SFU Autism in Education Lab
The SFU Autism in Education Lab (AEL) is hosting a FREE two-day STEM Camp for autistic adolescents who currently experience sound sensitivities on Saturday October 14th and October 21st (9:00am – 3:30pm) at SFU’s Burnaby campus. This camp includes a computer workshop with a focus on Minecraft and Twine! There will also be research tasks and other fun camp activities.
The STEM Camp will include a computer coding workshop. During this workshop, camp participants will plan and build digital, interactive fiction stories using an online coding program and will build and play through challenging adventures together using Minecraft.
What do we want to know?
We are interested in learning more about how autistic youth cope with sound sensitivity, how sound sensitivity has impacted their lives, and about their comfort levels listening to certain sounds played through a set of headphones and through a virtual reality (VR) headset.
Who are we looking for?
Autistic youth (ages 12-18 years) who experience sound sensitivities and have a diagnosis of autism are invited to participate in this camp. To participate in the research activities, attendees must not have a co-occurring intellectual disability or hearing impairment.
Registration: For more information or if you are interested in participating in the camp, please complete the online registration form (https://sfufas.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_066vnYaNSdPCBCu) or email Meryssa Waite at [email protected]
This camp has limited space so reach out to us as soon as possible if you are interested!