Summer Autism Programs Albany NY

Local resource for summer autism programs in Albany. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to summer camps, camps for summer, and information on autism in children, autism symptoms, autism spectrum disorder, as well as advice and content on autism.

Brain Injury Association of New York
518- 459-7911; 1-800-228-8201
10 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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The Center for Disabled: Dental Clinic
(518) 437-5680
314 S. Manning Blvd
Albany, NY
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Other, Support Organization

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Learning Disabilities Association of New York State
(518) 436-4633
90 S. Swan Street
Albany, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Mental Health Association of New York State
(518) 434-0439
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 415
Albany, NY
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Government/State Agency

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College of St. Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY
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Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers

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Robert Testino EnTin
(518) 426-4667
91 Columbia St
Albany, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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Dr. John Simon - Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Lions Eye Institute, 43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY
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Medical, Other

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New York State Department of Health - Early Intervention
Corning Tower
Albany, NY
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Early Intervention, Therapy Providers

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State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
518- 486-7505; 1-800-395-3372
155 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY
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Government/State Agency

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New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
(518) 486-7505
155 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Albany, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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How To Find A Summer Autism Program

How to find a summer autism program

Lisa Jo Rudy

You finally made it through the school year. Despite all the obstacles, your child did pretty well. You even saw him meet some of his IEP goals. But now summer is looming, and you have no clue what to do with him. Ordinary summer camp looks pretty unlikely - after all, how many camp programs offer “social skills” along with “horseback riding?” Here’s how to get the process underway.

Here's How:

1) Start early. These days, even parents of typical kids start early in their quest for the perfect summer camp at the perfect price. For parents of autistic kids, the start should begin even earlier - sometime around September first!

2) Find out what kind of Extended School Year (ESY) program is offered through your school district. ESY is a federally funded option for kids whose skills are likely to regress during extended breaks. If your child does qualify, he may be eligible for a free summer program . Some districts will supply a 1:1 aide so that your child can be included in a typical summer camp. Transportation is included.

3) Look into Variety Club and the YMCA. Both have missions that focus on inclusion, and both work hard to make inclusion work. I was able to work with my local Y to add an autism support "bunk" to the typical daycamp.

4) Surf the Web. Take a look at My Summer Camps , and Kids Camps for listings of special needs options. While some of these camps can be pricey, others are about the same cost as a nice private daycamp in your area.

5) Ask around. Your teacher, principal, or parents of kids in your child’s class may have great ideas.

6) Check newspapers. Special “parenting” magazines in many metropolitan areas create camp directories. These are usually published in early winter. Many include listings for camps that cater to kids with special needs.

Tips:

1) All YMCA's offer financial aid to families in need. Be sure to ask about financial aid if you need it.

2) Summer is an...

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