The Contra Costa Times, KGO-TV and NBC Bay Area News visited Saint Mary's this week to cover the Joey Travolta Summer Inclusion Film Camp for autistic students. Hosted by SMC's Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) for the past four years, the inclusion camp uses the process of movie making as a creative way to address social, cognitive, communication, and interpersonal hurdles facing students with various forms of autism or Asperger's syndrome.
In addition to interviewing filmmaker and camp director Joey Travolta - brother of well known Hollywood actor John Travolta - the Contra Costa Times interviewed David Krapf, director of the KSOE Special Education & Single Subject program about the College's intentions to expand its presence with the camp with internships for graduate students. The newspaper also spoke with Robert Lovelace, an SMC graduate student studying special education, whose 13-year-old son Tim was a camp participant.
The Joey Travolta Summer Inclusion Film Camp was also covered by NBC Bay Area News and ABC7/KGO-TV which reported on SMC hosting the unique summer program.