Summer Autism Programs Bangor ME

Local resource for summer autism programs in Bangor. 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.

Blue School Inc.
(207) 945-9995
333 State Street
Bangor, ME
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Maine PTA (Bangor)
(207) 852-6683
PO Box 1929
Bangor, ME
Support Services
Other

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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities AUCD
207-581-1084; 800-203-6957
University of Maine 5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME
Support Services
Support Organization

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Raymond Sadler, RNC
(207) 469-0959
PO Box 726, 11 Federal Street
Bucksport, ME
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention

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Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults
(207) 443-3341
Easter Seals Maine
Bath, ME
Support Services
Camps, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Elizabeth Levinson Center
(207) 941-4400
159 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME
Support Services
Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion
(800) 203-6957
The University of Maine
Orono, ME
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Medical, Research, Research, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Tail Waggin Training Center Inc
27-884-7017
84 Brann Road
Levant, ME
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Camp Waban
(207) 490-9759
5 Dunaway Drive
Sanford, ME
Support Services
Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Pediatric Development Center
(207) 699-5531
Portland, ME
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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