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Wellness in the Woods

CIP believes young adults with Autism and Learning Differences perform at their best when there is a sustained level of wellness in their lives.

This spring, students enjoyed a hike up to Laura’s Tower in Stockbridge, MA. They talked about Reframing and how it related to what they were seeing and hearing in the forest. They also did a mindfulness exercise halfway through their hike and focused on the sounds they could hear around them.

Once students were all on top of the hill, they called upon their courage and climbed to the top of the tower and saw the amazing view. In typical model student fashion, Emmett cleaned up litter along the trail. The environment is important to him and he enjoys giving back to the community without expectation of acknowledgement.

Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower
Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower
Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower
Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower
Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower
Berkshire Hike at Laura's Tower

Some students also explored the old granite quarry in Becket.

Quarry Hike
Quarry Hike
Quarry Hike

After their weekend activity, students took advantage of the warm spring weather and enjoyed a healthy potluck dinner outside with the rest of CIP Berkshire’s students.

Potluck Dinner
Potluck Dinner
Potluck Dinner

This has been a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.