Summer Autism Programs Bellingham WA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Bellingham. 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.

Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center
(306) 966-2124
1884 E. Kelly Rd
Bellingham, WA
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Mark Steinberg, ND
(360) 738-3230
2505 Cedarwood #5
Bellingham, WA
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Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Nutritional Counseling

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Autism Outreach Project
(888) 704-9633
1601 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, State Resources, Education, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Equest Special Riders
(253) 531-8019
10423 Ainsworth Ave South
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Summer Camp/ESY

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Talisman Programs
(206) 245-9975
117 E. Louisa St. #297
Seattle, WA
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Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Gus Communications, Inc.
(360) 715-8580
1006 Lone Tree Court
Bellingham, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Products/Stores, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Applied Behavioral Changes
(360) 510-2516
PO Box #995
Bellingham, WA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Pet Information & Service Dogs, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Childrens Institute for Learning Differences
(206) 232-8680
4030 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA
Support Services
Camps, Education, Private School (Multi-disability), Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Puget Sound Autism Services
(206) 617-2131
Lynnwood, WA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Burbank, WA Equestrian Thearpy
(509) 543-3757
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Burbank, WA
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Summer Camp/ESY

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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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