Summer Autism Programs Asheville NC

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Mountain Adventure
(828) 236-1547
239 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC
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Camps, Residential, Residential Facility, Summer Camp/ESY

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Dr. Olson Huff of Mission Childrens Hospital
(828) 213-1733
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
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Early Intervention, Medical, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Division TEACCH - Asheville
(828) 251-6319
46 Haywood Street, Suite 402
Asheville, NC
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Early Intervention, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Mountain Area Hospice, Inc.
(828) 255-0231
75 Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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James Biddle, M.D.
(828) 252-5545
Asheville Integrative Medicine, 832 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC
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Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Elsa Berndt
(828) 669-8977
Black Mountain, NC
Support Services
Camps, Respite, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Children First of Buncombe County
(828) 259-9717
50 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
(828) 253-0621
63 Zillicoa St.
Asheville, NC
Support Services
Compounding Pharmacies, Labs, Medical

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Great Smokies Labs
(800) 522-4762
63 Zillcoa Street
Asheville, NC
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Other

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Western North Carolina Behavioral Education, Services and Treatment
(828) 778-2378
PO Box 6008
Asheville, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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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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