Career Development Camp

If you are interested in Career Development Camp, please submit applications before
Friday, June 4th
Acceptance will be confirmed before
Friday, June 11th.

Career Development Camp is an educational opportunity for individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorder, social and communication challenges, and other learning differences.

The program is open to transition-age and post-secondary students who are looking to improve their skills in the areas of independent living, social communication, and employability skills. Turning Pointe partners with local employers to provide students access to hands-on training opportunities in a variety of fields and settings. Career Development Camp operates for 6-weeks, from June to July. Programming will be provided in skill-driven domains and students may enroll and participate in any or all courses in the domain areas. Students that attend the Career Development Camp often return for the full program in the fall

Hours of Operation:
June 16 – July 29
Career Outlook Development – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Career Prerequisite Development – 12 PM – 3 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


Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to serving families impacted by autism. As such, it will fundraise and cover as much of the annual operating expenses for the program as possible. The fees this year are $2,000 for each section.

However, need-based scholarships may be available by emailing Carolyn Bonessa at

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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's Foglia Family Adult Services is a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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