Summer Autism Programs Dover DE

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Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
(302) 739-3333
821 Silver Lake Boulevard Suite 108 Townsend Bldg.
Dover, DE
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Delaware Health and Human Services
(302) 744-9600
Woodbrook Professional Center, 1056 South Governers Ave., St. 101
Dover, DE
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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State Dept. of Education
(302) 739-5471 or (302) 735-4000
Townsend Building, 401 Federal St., Suite 2
Dover, DE
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Government/State Agency

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Programs for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
(302) 739-4785
CSHCN, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 637 Jesse Cooper Bldg.
Dover, DE
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Support Organization

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Programs for Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-5
(302) 739-4667
Exceptional Children Team, Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE
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Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Delaware Insurance Department
800-282-8611; (302) 674-7300
841 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Delaware Department of Education
(302) 735-4000
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Office of State Coordinator of Voc. Educ. for Students With Disabilities
(302) 739-4667
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Division of Mental Retardation
(302) 744-4544
Jesse Cooper Bldg., P.O. Box 637, Federal and Water Street
Dover, DE
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Government/State Agency

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Therapeutic Riding Assn. of Delaware
(302) 653-7631
2352 S. DuPont Blvd.
Smyrna, DE
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.

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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