Named after the puzzle-piece symbol associated with autism awareness, Camp Jigsaw was founded and developed by Sandy Devlin, a 30-year educator and MSU professor of curriculum, instruction and special education.
Camp Jigsaw is the only autism-related camp in the country that is entirely free to attend, Devlin said. It is also operated by professionals and researchers in the special education field.
“We’re offering evidence-based and research-based interventions, but in a fun setting,” said Bethany McKissick, MSU associate professor of special education. “Most of the counselors here are special education graduate students, so they are professionals, and I think that really sets this camp apart.”