Summer Autism Programs Columbia MD

Local resource for summer autism programs in Columbia. 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.

Howard County Department of Recreation
(410) 313-4700
7120 Oakland Mills Rd.
Columbia, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Mary Johns - Pediatric Occupational Therapy
(410) 772-5399
5130 Durham Road East
Columbia, MD
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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JellybeanKidz
Ellicott City
Howard County, MD
Support Services
Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY

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Easter Seals Maryland and Washington, DC
(301) 931-8700; (800) 886-3771
4041 Powder Mill Road
Calverton, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Harbour School at Baltimore
(443) 394-3760
11251 Dolfield Blvd
Owings Mills, MD
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Educational Assessment, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Summer Sensations Camp
(410) 997-8081
6420 Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD
Support Services
Art Therapy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Tanya M. Eckert
(410) 750-0815
8748-E Town and Country Blvd.
Ellicott City, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)
(800) 899-8837
7484 Candlewood Road
Hanover, MD
Support Services
Camps, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kids Therapy Works
(301) 384-5081
160 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Therapeutic Recreation
(410) 369-1550 or 410-396-7072
4501 Farring Court
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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