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Early Childhood Consortium of the Omaha Area (ECCOA)
(402) 597-4824
6949 South 110th St.
Omaha, NE
Support Services
Other

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Learning Disabilities Association of NE
(402) 348-1567
P.O. Box 6464
Omaha, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Pilot Parents/The Ollie Webb Center
(402) 346-5220
1941 South 42nd St., Ste. 122
Omaha, NE
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Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Nebraska Special Olympics
(800) 247-0105
8801 F Street
Omaha, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Other

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Nebraska UAP
(402) 559-6402
Munroe-Meyer Institute, 985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
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Disability Advocacy

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Early Childhood Training Center
(402) 597-4820
6949 S. 110th Street
Omaha, NE
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Early Intervention, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Easter Seals Nebraska
(402) 345-2200
1941 S. 42nd Street, Suite 117
Omaha, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Education, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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Epilepsy Foundation of Nebraska and Iowa
(402) 553-6567
6910 Pacific Street, Suite 103
Omaha, NE
Support Services
Support Organization

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Learning Disabilities Association of Nebraska
(402) 348-1567
P.O. Box 6464
Omaha, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation LEND
(402) 559-6800
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
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Training/Seminars

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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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