SKI & SNOWBOARDING FOR AUTISM
Winter Registration is Open!
Our Winter Adventures are on-mountain ski and snowboard programs for individuals on the Autism Spectrum ages 7+. Pro lessons and buddy supports take place at the Aspen-Snowmass ski resort in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Our sports staff are extensively trained in autism-friendly approaches utilizing evidence-based practices from the worlds of ABA, positive coaching, and experiential education. No matter what your autism challenges and gifts might be, you’ll have fun and learn how to ski!
Adventures, Enrichment & Outreach
Across the Spectrum
Compared to their neuro-typical peers, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have fewer opportunities to experience the more advanced, age-appropriate activities that truly challenge them and engage them in the community fabric. Ascendigo provides these opportunities along with the underlying teaching and support strategies to experience life fully.
Ascendigo believes that learning any skill, whether life skills, social skills, or sport specific skills, is best accomplished when positive, individualized teaching methods are employed during motivating activities. We use the methods of Natural Developmental Behavioral Interventions including the principles of the Early Start Denver Model and Pivotal Response Training. We emphasize natural settings and life-enhancing activities. We believe that with the right supports, all individuals with autism can have a rewarding and productive quality of life.