Summer Autism Programs Decatur AL

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Collaborations CDC
(256) 772-4400
100 Jetplex Blvd SW
Huntsville, AL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Private School (Integrated), Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Dr. Douglas Adams
(256) 355-4461
801 Church St. N.E.
Decatur, AL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Medical, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Early Childhood Svcs. Ctrs. for the Developmentally Disability
(256) 355-7596
P.O. Box 2091
Decatur, AL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool

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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
(205) 944-3939 or 800-654-4483 (toll free)
120 Oslo Circle
Birmingham, AL
Support Services
Adult Support, Babysitting / Childcare, Dentist (Autism Friendly), Dentists, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Adult

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Exceptional Foundation
(205) 870-0776
1616 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL
Support Services
Art Therapy, Disability Advocacy, Music 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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Alabama Psychiatric Services
(256) 355-4461
801 Church St. N.E
Decatur, AL
Support Services
Medical, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dr. Albert Sprinkle
(256) 306-4128
1615 Kathy Lane
Decatur, AL
Support Services
Medical, Psychological Counseling

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Applied Behavioral Concepts, Inc.
(256) 783-5151
P. O. Box 6773
Huntsville, AL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Private School (Integrated), Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Mitchells Place
(205) 957-0294
4778 Overton Road
Irondale, AL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Therapeutic Recreation- Conejo Recreation and Park District
(805) 381-2739
1600 Marview Drive
Thousand Oaks, AL
Support Services
Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
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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