Leading ADHD and Autism Camp Announces New Management Team

Talisman Summer Camp for autistic and ADHD children now owned by camp leadership

Dec 11, 2013, 15:00 ET from Talisman Camps

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Talisman, an autism camp with ADHD and special needs programming, is pleased to announce it is continuing operations under new ownership with no interruption of programming for the 2014 season.   After sixteen successful summers as a program of Aspen Education Group, a division of CRC Health Group, Talisman has changed into some very familiar hands.  

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Douglas Smathers, current director, and Linda Tatsapaugh, former director, are now owners and operators of the summer camp for autistic, Asperger and ADHD children and young adults.  Douglas will continue to run a very successful and exciting camp program while Linda will utilize her years of experience to manage operations and new programming.  

"This is an exciting time for us and the Talisman camper families," commented Owner Linda Tatsapaugh, "We have an incredible team passionate about helping our campers build social skills, friendships and independence while having a great time at camp."

Robiyn Mims, formerly of Talisman Academy and also a former Talisman camp director, joins as the admissions director.  This Talisman leadership group has 15 years of Talisman Summer Camp experience and over 50 years serving special needs children. 

"We were excited to hear the news that this wonderful group of people is leading Talisman," commented Laurie Abrahamson, parent of former and future, "Our son has attended Talisman for many summers and the experience has been incredible for him and for us."

Talisman specializes as a summer camp for autistic and special needs children, providing exceptional programming for adolescents and young adults with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning differences in an experiential adventure camp environment. 

"Our goal is to provide an amazing camp in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment," commented Owner Doug Smathers, "We give our special needs campers a traditional camp experience they might not otherwise receive."

For summer 2014, campers can expect to see many familiar faces among returning staff.  Programming will continue to develop from its well-grounded base with some exciting additions to even better address campers' needs and interests.   Camp registration is open for another great season in Summer 2014 at www.talismancamps.com.  Parents and professionals are welcome to call Robiyn directly at 855-588-8254 to request information and learn more about Talisman camp for autistic children and young adults.

Talisman Summer Camp offers a traditional camp experience for special needs children and young adults ages 8 – 24.  Boys, girls, young men, and young women from around the world gather at the leading autism camp and special need camp to have fun, share memories, and gain life skills.  Summer sessions are available for 2 and 3 week sessions starting June 14, June 29, and July 20.  Registration for Summer 2014 is still available at www.TalismanCamps.com or by calling Toll Free at 855-588-8254.

Media Contact: Linda Tatsapaugh, Talisman Camps, (828) 779-2635, ltatsapaugh@talismancamps.com

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