Summer Autism Programs Chico CA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Chico. 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.

Stages Learning Materials
(530) 892-1112
P.O. Box 27
Chico, CA
Support Services
Products/Stores, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Autism Society of America - Northern CA
(530) 897-0900
976 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA
Support Services
Support Organization

Data Provided By:
Northern California, Autism Society of America
(530) 897-0900
976 Mangrove Ave.
Chico, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

Data Provided By:
Exceptional Family Suport, Education
530-876-8321, ext. 28
6402 Skyway
Paradise, CA
Support Services
Support Organization

Data Provided By:
SEA Center Support, Education and Advocacy Center
(888) 263-1311
6402 Skyway
Paradise, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

Data Provided By:
Apothecary Options
(866) 586-4633
3006 Esplanade, Suite I
Chico, CA
Support Services
Compounding Pharmacies, Labs, Medical

Data Provided By:
Stages Learning Material
(888) 501-8880 or (530) 892-1112
PO Box 27
Chico, CA
Support Services
Products/Stores

Data Provided By:
Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California-Paradise Office
(530) 876-8321
6319-A Skyway
Paradise, CA
Support Services
Support Organization

Data Provided By:
Exceptional Family Support, Education & Advocacy Center
(530) 876-8321
6402 Skyway
Paradise, CA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, State Resources, Parent Training

Data Provided By:
California Vocations, Inc.
(530) 877-4146
1620 Cypress Lane
Paradise, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Support Organization
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network