The Application Process
Who is the program for?
We are accepting applications from teams of 18-24 year-old young adults on the autism spectrum and their individual family climbing partners. All participants should have an interest in outdoor activities and travel.
It is important that applicants take the time to complete the application in as much detail as possible. The more information the applicants are able to provide, the better our staff will be able to gain a general understanding of the skills and background that the applicants have to offer in order to create a successful individual as well as group experience for Project Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Once applications have been submitted and processed, applicants will be contacted to schedule an online group video interview. Ascent with Autism® will announce the selected participants in January 2012.
The application processing fee: $65
All applicants must submit the application processing fee in order to be processed.
Methods of accepted payments:
- Online applications must submit their payment through Pay Pal, by using the link at the bottom of this page.
- Mailed applications must submit a check or money order with your completed application.
Program Fees: $4,000 per participant ($8,000 total for each family team). We will provide tools and tips for raising the money for this trip.
Your program fee covers the following expenses:
- Pre-departure: comprehensive training program and materials from Ascent with Autism®
- Stowe Base Camp: round trip air travel to Stowe, VT to attend 4-day Base Camp Retreat and Orientation, accommodations, meals and training activities while in Vermont, USA.
- Tanzania: round trip air travel to Tanzania, ground transportation to Mt. Kilimanjaro
- While in Tanzania: 9-days accommodations and meals, concession fees into Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park, Welcome Reception, Farewell Reception Dinner
- Professional Outfitting Company that provides:
- International mountain guide with medical training and well versed in high altitude medicine, trained in WFR (Wilderness First Responder)
- Oxygen, med kit, satellite phone and local communication equipment
- Nutritious meals, prepared by trained chefs on the mountain and in the safari lodges
- High quality dining and sleeping tents, toilet tents
- Hand-picked African staff (porters and assistant guides)
- 7-day climb for acclimatization
- Environmental Responsibility – committed to environmentally sound alpine ascents
- Clinical Team from the Augmentative Learning & Movement Center, LLC and Vermont Developmental Behavioral Medicine traveling and climbing with participants will be comprised of U.S. Nationals, licensed, and/or certified Educators including:
- Special Educators
- Speech/Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Supporting Staff
Your program fees do not include the following:
- Any required or recommended Health and Travel Insurance
- Visa and Passports Fees
- Any required or recommended immunizations and medications
- Any fees associated with obtaining an International Certificate of Vaccination/The World Health Organization card known as the Yellow WHO card.
Applications will be released in Fall 2011.