Summer Autism Programs Charlottesville VA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Charlottesville. 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.

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia
(804) 924-8669
Towers Office Building, 7th floor, 1224 West Main Street Suite 720
Charlottesville, VA
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Virginia Institute of autism
(434) 923-8252
1414 Westwood Road
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Albemarle Therapy Center
(434) 979-8628
1102 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Barbara S. Jenkins of Jenkins & Hagy, PLC
(804) 296-4998
401 Ridge St
Charlottesville, VA
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Legal Services

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Neal L. Walters at Scott & Kroner, P.C.
(804) 296-2161
P.O. Box 2737
Charlottesville, VA
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Legal Services

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Connections Achievement & Therapy
(434) 823-2199
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Chiropractors, Interactive Metronome, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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JustChildren Community Education Coordinator-Legal Aid Justice Center
(800) 578-8111 (clients only) or (434) 977-0553
Legal Aid Justice Center, 1000 Preston Ave., Suite A
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Julia Whiting, M.D.
(434) 960-1117
901 Preston Ave.
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Charles M. Henter, Esq.
252 East High St.
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Emily Schwab
(434) 975-0377
Charlottesville, VA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Respite, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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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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