Project Connect

Camp Connect 2024

Camp Connect is a summer day camp for children. The purpose of Camp Connect is for children with autism to have fun while connecting with other children who may or may not have autism. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are paired with peer mentors with similar interests and of similar age and are supported by University of Arkansas students and faculty.

For summer 2024, applications for campers will be accepted until Friday, May 17. For Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the number of campers will be up to 7 children with autism and 6 peers.

Camp is provided at no cost to families. Families will be notified by Friday, May 24, if their child will have a spot for the upcoming summer camp session.

Camp Connect is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Special Education, Autism, and Applied Behavior Analysis programs and the University of Arkansas ASD/DD Symposium. Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges is also sponsored by Loreen Arbus.

Where and When

Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville — Advanced Learners ages 11-14 — 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 2

Orientation for Crystal Bridges Camp will take place 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, July 29

Application and More Information

Online Application for Camp at Crystal Bridges — Summer 2024 Camp Connect at CB

For more information on Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges, please contact Renee Speight,

Playing at Camp Connect in 2017

Project Connect

The mission of Project Connect is to serve as an outreach program for families and others seeking autism spectrum specific resources in the community. Outreach activities include the Project Connect Autism Resource Guide, Parents' Night Out and Camp Connect.

Project Connect guide coverProject Connect Autism Resource Guide is a 112-page PDF. This guide is designed as a resource to help parents identify and select services for their children with an autism spectrum disorder. Please note that its large size may keep it from opening in some browsers and some devices.

Parents' Night Out

Details will be available later on this program. Please check back.

Renee Speight, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Teaching Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction