Summer Autism Programs Baton Rouge LA

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Advocacy Center: Baton Rouge
(225) 925-8884
8225 Florida Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA
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Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Health Insurance Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Access To Better Communication
(225) 930-0208
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
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Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
(225) 342-6804
Post Office Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
(225) 342-9500
Department of Health & Hospitals, 1201 Capital Access Road, P.O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA
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Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Patsy Argelle, PD,FIACP
(225) 766-9577
Triad of Care, 7414 Picardy Ave. Ste.C
Baton Rouge, LA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Arc of Louisiana
(225) 303-0463
8336 Kelwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Louisiana Capital Area CHADD
(225) 261-0613
PO Box 1121
Baton Rouge, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Louisiana State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
(225) 342-6804
Post Office Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Other

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Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc.
(225) 923-3420
1805 College Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Speech-Language Therapy (Baton Rouge)
(225) 205-4460
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
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Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,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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