Summer Autism Programs Ballston Spa NY

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James P. McDonnell, DMD
(518) 587-5878
186 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Other

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Deborah Luetkenhoelter
22 Southwest Pass
Greenfield Center, NY
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Clover Patch Camp
(518) 384-3080
55 Helping Hand Lane
Schenectady, NY
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Summer Camp/ESY

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Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
(800) 624-4143
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Training/Seminars

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Campbell House Psychological
101 State Street
Schenectady, NY
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Medical

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Arlene N. Knoblauch, M.D.
(518) 899-6500
320 Ruhle Rd. South
Round Lake, NY
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Dr. Gary Griffieth - Capital Care
(518) 371-8000
CapitalCare Pediatrics Clifton Park, 942 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY
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NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
(800) 624-4143
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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NY Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled
518-381-7098; 1-800-624-4143
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY
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Government/State Agency

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Jason Decker, DDS
(518) 785-3911
9 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY
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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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