Summer Autism Programs Davenport IA

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Handicapped Development Center
(319) 391-4834
3402 Hickory Grove Road, PO Box 2450
Davenport, IA
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Quad Cities Chapter: Autism Society of America
(888) 722-4799
PO Box 472
Bettendorf, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Mercy Service Club Autism Center
(563) 589-9035
Dubuque, IA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Homestead
515-967-4369 or 888-228-8476
8272 NE University
Runnells, IA
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Adult Support, Camps, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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Title V-- CSHCN --Child Health Specialty Clinics-- University Hospital School
(319) 356-1118
University Hospital School, 100 Hawkins Drive, Room 247B
Iowa City, IA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Equip for Equality- NW IL office
(309) 786-6868 or (800) 758-6869
1617 Second Avenue, Suite 210
Rock Island, IL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Research, Training/Seminars

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Autism Society of the Quad Cities
(888) 722-4799
P.O. Box 472
Bettendorf, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Metro West Kids Learning Center
(515) 987-8835
2555 Berkshire Pkwy., Ste B
Clive, IA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Drake University/Resource Center for Special Education Issues
515-271-3936; 1-800-44-DRAKE
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Miracles in Motion-Handicapped Horsemen, Inc.
(319) 857-4141
P.O. Box 14
Cedar Rapids, IA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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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.


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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