Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc.

ELEVATING THE SPECTRUM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM

aka Ascendigo   |   Carbondale, CO   |  www.ascendigo.org

Mission

Our mission is to serve local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, personal growth and social engagement.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Mr. Peter Bell

Main address

818 Industry Place

Carbondale, CO 81623 USA

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EIN

20-0940000

NTEE code info

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Autism (G84)

Camp Fire (O43)

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Summer Adventures Camp

Ascendigo offers rewarding and challenging summer camps with positive, autism-friendly supports so your child can succeed and have fun. Residential or day options available.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Winter Program offers a variety of options – ski & snowboard lessons, buddy support in group lessons and for proficient skiers, ski/board camps, and peer-integration.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Saturday Adventures Club begins at the end of September. Fall activities include hiking, biking, swimming, lake sports, visits to the Aspen Art Museum, pumpkin patch and hayrides, and more!

Population(s) Served
Adults

For children with autism and related conditions, Ascendigo provides in-home behavioral therapy and school consultations by BCBAs, OTs, BCBA-candidates, and Registered Behavior Technicians. We use Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions, incorporating the principles of the Early Start Denver Model, positive behavioral supports, pivotal response training, and applied behavioral analysis.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Life Enrichment program is an outgrowth of Ascendigo Adventures and retains the core philosophy of holistic, active, community-based, person-centered opportunities for those across the autism spectrum. Our comprehensive year-round program opened November 2014 and offers programs for adults 18 years and up, who want to experience life, not just prepare for it. The participants are encouraged and learn to live full, productive lives. We focus on each individual’s needs and strengths, rather than building a program for a large group. We work with all levels of ability within the autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities. Our holistic approach encompasses social, vocational, athletic and daily independent living skills, and vocational for those who are striving for independence, growth and self-sufficiency. We focus on creating and enabling a fulfilling, meaningful and productive life within the community. We use a team approach, with the client and family as the guides. Ascendigo utilizes specialists and natural supports in the areas of employment, recreation and sports, health and wellness, social/relationships, learning, creative outlets, community navigation and functional daily living skills. We partner with local organizations and businesses for support and opportunities.

Ascendigo sits down with each client and family to pull together a multidisciplinary team based on preference, strengths, personal goals, observation, assessment and family values. Goals are developed and monitored regularly to ensure progress and success. These goals are provided regularly to family members throughout the journey with Ascendigo. Ascendigo uses empirical assessments and evaluations to gather needed information before specific client programming begins and uses best-practice data collection to track and monitor goals, success and areas of improvement.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sallie Bernard

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Term: 2004 -