Summer Autism Programs Columbia SC

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.

Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.
(803) 252-0914
2712 Middleburg Drive Suite 103B
Columbia, SC
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Support Organization

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DT Trainer
(803) 233-0541
1225 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Products/Stores, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Team Therapy SC
(803) 253-6223
Columbia, SC
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council
(803) 734-0465
Office of the Governor
Columbia, SC
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Autism Division
(803) 898-9609
3440 Harden St Extension PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Medical, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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South Carolina State Department of Education
(803) 734-8500
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC
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Government/State Agency

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Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
(803) 898-9600
PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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South Carolina Department of Education
(803) 734-8492
Office of Exceptional Children, 1429 Senate Street Rutledge Bldg.
Columbia, SC
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Government/State Agency

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Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
(803) 782-0639
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Family Connection of South Carolina
(803) 252-0914
2712 Middleburg Drive
Columbia, SC
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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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