Career Development Camp

These camps are three integrated educational opportunities for individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorders to practice independent living, social communication, and employability skills over the summer.

During independent living, students learn pre-employment hygiene, housekeeping, food preparation, time management, and money management. Students in social communication focus on asking and answering questions, socializing on a team, understanding emotions, social etiquette, and teamwork. In employability, students learn about skills and expectations working in the community, identifying job skills and interests, job interview preparedness, positive attitudes in the workplace, completing a job application, and more!

Hours of Operation:
June 19 – July 31 for a Virtual Half Day Camp (M-F): 9:00 am to 12:30 pm


  • Must be 16+
  • Have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or other social communication challenges

Program Benefits:

  • Promote students’ ability to function independently in home and employment settings
  • Work on communication skills needed to form and maintain relationships both inside and outside of employment settings
  • Prepare students for employment by aligning their personal skills, strengths, and abilities to hands-on training opportunities


To accommodate the Governor’s orders, the 2020 summer camp will be offered through virtual instruction at the discounted rate below.

Summer Session 1
Independent Living
June 19 – July 2

Summer Session 2
Social Communication
July 6 – July 17

Summer Session 3
July 20 – July 31

Total for all three sessions $1,500

Service Delivery

Instead of the traditional method, Career Development Camp services will be offered through virtual instruction to meet the needs of students and accommodate the Governor’s orders.

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is an endorsed Center for Autism accredited by the IBCCES.

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