Summer Autism Programs Bloomington IN

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Susan J. Rautio-Dietz, Ph.D., HSPP
(812) 332-7394
532 North Walnut Street, Suite D, PO Box 5185
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers

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Autism Consulting Services of Indiana, Inc.
(812) 332-7723
Post Office Box 1711
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Indiana Resource Center for Autism
(812) 855-6508
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Research, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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South Central Chapter of the Autism Society of America
(812) 876-1251
c/o Elizabeth Sinders, 7044 North Purcell Dr.
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Options For Better Living
(812) 332-9615
200 East Winslow Road/P.O. Box 1732
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Support Organization

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Autism Society of Indiana
(812) 332-7236
PO Box 8502
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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People and Animal Learning Services (PALS)
812-336-2798 (office); (812) 824-3000 (barn)
PO Box 1033
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Activities, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Unlocking The Spectrum
(812) 606-4413
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Robin R. Murphy, Ph.D., HSPP
(812) 333-1990
2213 Queensway
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling

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Audra Lampkins
(812) 360-5170
1689 W. Hennessey St
Bloomington, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 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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