Collection Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project

Date Created: 1/15/2020

Posts: 4

This collection describes an inclusive community-based day camp that included children with complex communication needs. Project Partners: Portland Parks and Recreation, SUN School Program, Portland State University, Community Vision

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Kim Elliott

Kim Elliott, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP Carrie Luse, MSR, OT/L, ATP Kim and Carrie co-direct the Assistive Technology (AT) Lab at Community Vision in SE Portland. Kim is a Speech Language Pathologist and Carrie is an Occupational Therapist; both are certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP). They have nearly 30 years combined AT experience and have worked at Legacy Emanuel, OHSU, and Providence hospitals. They ran their own clinic, Assistive Technology NW, for 6 years before developing the AT program with Community Vision. They are passionate about working with people to find AT solutions that will enable them to participate and be fully included in their communities of choice. Through the AT Lab, they are privileged to work with all ages in a community-based Education & Resource center, providing consultations, trainings, and Public Open Lab hours every Thursday from 12pm – 5pm. 2475 SE Ladd Ave, #120 (#240, mailing) Portland, OR 97214 o. 503.292.4964, ext 152

Quote This post introduces the Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project and describes its design.

Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project: Introduction and Design

Kim Elliott. - 1/15/2020

What is the Project? This was a collaboration between the Community Vision Assistive Technology (AT) Lab, Portland State Speech & Hearing Department, Portland Parks & Recreation, and SUN Schools to c...

Quote This post discusses some of the physical adaptations and accommodations to make camp accessible for children with complex motor and communication needs.

Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project: Specific Adaptations and Accommodations

Kim Elliott. - 1/17/2020

Physical Accessibility Faubion School is a newly built, very accessible space in NE Portland. It was chosen as one of the best site options because it is newly designed and open with large passage wa...

Quote This posts describes how camp was designed to help encourage understanding and social connection between the campers.

Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project: Building Bridges for Understanding and Inclusion

Kim Elliott. - 1/17/2020

Many of the campers at SUN camp had never met children with CCN or children with significant physical challenges. Alternative communication methods were new to many of them. We began the week during t...

Quote This post includes our reflections on the first year of camp and our thoughts for next year.

Inclusive Summer Camp Pilot Project: Reflections and Next Steps

Kim Elliott. - 1/15/2020

Planning Curriculum The SUN camp staff were amazing and open partners in this project! However, after the pilot project, we had a debriefing meeting and it was agreed that it would be beneficial for ...


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