Asperger's Retreat


High in the mountains above Truckee is a big cabin surrounded by pines and a sky that seems to go on forever is the home of the Asperger’s Retreat. We call it a “retreat” because it’s a warm, welcoming place. But “to retreat” also means to back away from a situation that isn’t working, and we know that life for our young people often isn’t working easily. Like an incubator Retreat warms the whole environment so youth want to hear about and try the skills that lead to success.

Young people aged 13-23 are surrounded by trained young role models, who challenge, and support them with every step. Youth learn that at Retreat, you don’t have to run from people, but rely on them. Like a big summer family, Retreat offers special time for swimming, hikes, boating, supported backpacking, relaxing time and fun. Meg Fields, a psychiatric nurse with a degree in clinical psychology, her husband Michael, a mountain loving emergency room nurse , and Kathy Allen, MA, an early pioneer in spectrum disorders treatment, share the leadership.

Summer Sessions 2011

Session I June 25 - July 9 $3487.00 15 days

Session II July 10 - July 16 $1627.00 7 days

Session III July 17 - July 23 $1627.00 7 days