Summer Autism Programs Bakersfield CA

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CARD The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (Bakersfield)
(661) 321-9700
513 West Clumbus Ave. Suite A
Bakersfield, CA
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Support Organization

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C.A.R.D. - Bakersfield
(661) 321-9700
513 W. Columbus St. Ste. A
Bakersfield, CA
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ABA, Therapy Services, Therapy Providers

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Valley Achievement Center
(661) 834-8670
7300 Ming Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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Education, Educational Advocacy

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Pam Staiyer, MD
(661) 664-3705
8800 Ming Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Kern Regional Center
(661) 327-8531
3200 North Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Kern Regional Center
(661) 327-8531
3200 N. Sillect Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
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Government/State Agency, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency

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Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) Bakersfield, CA
(661) 321-9700
513 W. Columbus Street, Suite A
Bakersfield, CA
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ABA, Therapy Services
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pam Staiyer, M.D.
(661) 664-3705
8800 Ming Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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SoftTouch Software
(877) 763-8868
4300 Stine Road, Suite 401
Bakersfield, CA
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Products/Stores

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Kris Camp
(850) 386-2765
PO Box 3715
Idyllwild, CA
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Camps, Summer Camp/ESY

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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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