Summer Autism Programs Barre VT

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Vermont Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(802) 479-2109
64 West Road
Barre, VT
Support Services
Other

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Vermont Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(802) 223-4917; (800) 639-6071 (Families only)
P.O. Box 607
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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VT Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
(802) 828-5115
Special Education Unit, Department of Education
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Vermont Department of Education
(802) 828-3135
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Vocational Education for Disadvantaged & Handicapped Programs
(802) 828-3101
Department of Education
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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VT Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(802) 223-4917
P.O. Box 607
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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VT Vocational Education for Disadvantaged & Handicapped Programs
(802) 828-3101
Department of Education
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration
(802) 828-3301
89 Main St. Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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VT Family & Educational Support Team
(802) 828-3130
State Office Building
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Student Support Service of VT
(802) 828-2755
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 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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