Summer Autism Programs Des Moines IA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Des Moines. 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.

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

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
Innovative Learning Professionals
(515) 270-0280
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 270
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other, Therapy Providers

Data Provided By:
ASK Family Resource Center
(545) 280-6558
321 East 6th St.
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(515) 282-8192
525 SW Fifth Street Suite A
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Other

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

Data Provided By:
Iowas System of Early Intervention Services
(515) 281-7145
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

Data Provided By:
VSA of Iowa
(515) 281-5839
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

Data Provided By:
Iowa Department of Education
(515) 281-3436
Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Government/State Agency

Data Provided By:
The Arc of Iowa
1-800-362-2927 or ( 515 ) 283-2358
715 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network