The Colorado Sierra Club is working on a new project to increase accessibility in the outdoors for children on the autism spectrum and we need your help! Come to our volunteer training at 7pm, August 2nd at Fluid Coffee Bar. Read below for more info!
The Social Stories Outside project uses the tool of Social Stories to increase accessibility in the outdoors for children on the autism spectrum. For children with ASD, sensory factors like bright light, background noise, and temperature can be very overstimulating. A Social Story is a written and visual document that helps mitigate sensory overload by preparing the individual for the experience. This project will create Social Stories for hikes in the surrounding area, resulting in an online database. Families within the Autism Spectrum Disorder community will be able to use this database to find guides for fun and easy outdoor activities, specifically made with their needs in mind.
To make this happen, we need YOU and your love for the outdoors. We’re looking for volunteers to go out on short day hikes (1-3 miles) and record information about the trail through words and pictures. This information will be filtered into our Social Stories Outside template and used in the database. We’re holding a training at Fluid Coffee Bar’s meeting space on August 2nd, from 7PM-8PM. Bring friends, bring your enthusiasm, and we’ll get you set to create a Social Story with us!
Have questions? Contact Emily McDowell at