About ASD Oregon
ASD Oregon came to life in 2010 with the first camp program (Camp Quest). Six years later, and a name change we are still going strong. Our program, now Camp Odakoda, has nearly tripled in the last six years. In 2013 we were able to provide two camp sessions that served 90 campers at two facilities. In 2017 we are holding one camp session, but with the new yurt village we are able to support about 85 campers. Our camp focuses on recreational programs, and supporting campers in the development of friendships.
A Note From Us: We are very excited to provide this opportunity for kids with HFA and AS to attend an overnight camping experience. We believe that all kids should have access to the wonderful experiences of childhood, including summer camp. We know that these experiences can be stressful for children and their families. We will do our best to make sure all of our campers and their families have all the support they need to make this a unforgettable experience!
Board Member Bios
Robin McCoy, M.D. received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed a residency in primary care pediatrics at the University of Utah and then completed a fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. Her areas of specialty include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Tourette’s Disorder, developmental disorders, and learning and behavior problems. Robin enjoys medical evaluations as well as ongoing medical/medication management. Robin has worked in the child development field since 2000.
Dr. Brian Rogers is the director of the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)) at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is also a practicing Developmental Pediatrician who works with children and families affected by many different disabilities.
Dr. Amy Costanza-Smith served as an Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology and the Training Director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University. Her research and clinical area of interest is childhood language disorders with a focus on assessment and family support.
Carla Giancola is a marketing specialist with over 20 years experience working for companies like; Nike, Starbucks, and 2 Hemispheres. She currently works at Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Ian Moxley has over 20 years experience in healthcare finance and is the Associate Director of Strategic Analytics at OptumHealth. He earned his finance degree at University of Oregon and has an MBA from Mississippi State University. Ian is the father of a teenager with high functioning autism.
Shelley Winn is a parent of 2 former campers who attended camp from 2010 until 2016. He has been a great supporter, fundraiser and advocate for Camp Odakoda over the years. In 2016 he joined the board of directors.
Lark Huang-Storms is currently the director for the autism program at CDRC/OHSU. She joined the board of directors in 2014.
Misti Moxley received her bachelor’s degree from OSU, her masters in teaching from George Fox University and also has her school administrator’s license from PSU. She taught elementary school for 8 years before she became a curriculum specialist and independent consultant where she worked with many school districts to develop and implement curriculum and other district wide programs. Misti has worked as an adjunct professor at Concordia University and Portland State University in their education programs and has written several books and manuals that focus on a variety of teaching topics. She also is the founder and executive director of ASD Oregon. Her experience as a parent consultant in the OHSU autism diagnostic clinic has been an important part of the success of this program. She has worked as the Director of Student Support at Portland Jr/Sr High school and currently works at OHSU supporting families and kids with disabilities.
Camp Odakoda takes place at the Camp Tapawingo facility, which is located in Falls City, Oregon (approximately 45 minutes westLearn More >
What ages are your campers? We have 2 programs, cabins and yurts. The cabins are campers from 10-15 years old,Learn More >
“This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to be a counselor at Camp Odakoda. It was an incredible experienceLearn More >
There are a few different volunteer opportunities at Camp Odakoda: 1) Cabin Counselor: This role requires the volunteer to comeLearn More >
Camp Odakoda was created in 2010 to support children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and asperger’s syndrome. Our missionLearn More >