Summer Autism Programs Columbia MO

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.

University Autism Clinic and The Childhood Learning Center
(573) 884-2131
University of Missouri at Columbia, Dept. of Educational and Counciling Psy
Columbia, MO
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Bureau of Special Health Care Needs
(573) 882-9861
800 N. Providence Rd. #210
Columbia, MO
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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DBTAC-Great Plains ADA Center
1-800-949-4232; 573-882-3600
100 Corporate Lake Drive
Columbia, MO
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Boone County Group Homes and Family Support
(573) 874-1995
1209 E. Walnut
Columbia, MO
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Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Asperger Syndrome/PDD Support Group at Judevine
(214) 849-4400
1101 Olivette Executive Pkwy., Suite 150
Saint Louis, MO
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Assistive Technology, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Independent Living Centers, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Job Coach, Medical, Other, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Research, Research, Residential, Residential Facilit
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers
(573) 474-8631
2101 Burlington Street
Columbia, MO
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Other

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The Family Resource Network
(573) 449-8663
Park A Plaza, Suite 216I, 601 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Judevine Outreach Services
(314) 874-3777 or (800) 675-4241
Central Missouri Autism Project, 200 South Keene St. S
Columbia, MO
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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VSA arts of Missouri
(573) 875-2872
800 N. Providence, Suite 230
Columbia, MO
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Rainbow Center Day School
(816) 229-3869
900 NW Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs, MO
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Education, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
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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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