Camp Independence 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Please note: Limited to 4 family members including the special needs individual. All others will have to pay the entrance fee!
Camp Independence is now registering for our
Thursday, July 3, 2013 day at
Gulf Island Waterpark in Gulfport, MS!
This camp is free to families caring for a loved one
diagnosed with Autism or related disorders.
The only fee will be a $10 registration fee per family.
Applications must be received by July 2nd !
For eligibility to attend this event, please include the name of your special needs child and their age with your registration, as well as the total number of family members attending.
When & Where
In 2003, Project Independence was founded by Carol Mesa for the purpose of raising awareness and creating resources for families caring for a family member diagnosed with Autism. Her teenage son, Tony, was diagnosed with Autism in his elementary years. The Mesa family was not prepared for the regressive capability of this disorder as Tony matured. The constant strain on the family was overwhelming. Carol was compelled to create an organization that would offer support for families in Louisiana, as well as improve the quality of life for Tony and the autism community.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S., affecting 1 in 88 children. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, to reason and interact with others causing extreme behaviors. Currently, there are no effective means to prevent autism and no known cause or cure for this mysterious affliction.
Project Independence is strictly a volunteer organization.