Summit Achievement to Present on Panel at Autism Symposium
The much-anticipated Autism Symposium will feature an informative panel presentation titled “The Path to Resiliency: Autism, Anxiety, and Adventure – Best Practices.” The event, which aims to address the challenges faced by young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is scheduled to take place from Monday, April 17th through Wednesday, April 19th in Sun Valley, Idaho. The panel will explore innovative approaches that foster resilience and personal growth in ASD youth by leveraging exposure therapy, adventure therapy, and international travel experiences.
The distinguished panel comprises Jake Weld, M.Ed., from Mansfield Hall, Will White, D.A., LCSW, from Mountain Valley and Summit Achievement, Keeleigh Mahler, MSW, from Mountain Valley, and Mike DeLuca, LCSW, from Summit Achievement. These experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting the development of resilience in young people with ASD, particularly in anxiety and transitions. The panelists will explore how embracing challenges in school and the field can promote growth and resilience in youth with ASD, empowering them to overcome anxiety and navigate life’s transitions more effectively.
Mike DeLuca, LCSW states, “Helping young people with ASD and anxiety build resilience through exposure to challenges is critical for their long-term success. We can offer them the tools they need to confidently adapt to life by discussing exposure therapy, adventure therapy, and international travel.” The event is expected to provide attendees with a better understanding of these principles. Furthermore, the session will be an invaluable resource for educators, therapists, parents, and anyone involved in the support and intervention of individuals with ASD.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics, and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.