Summer Autism Programs Durham NC

Local resource for summer autism programs in Durham. 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.

Marian Kaslovsky
(919) 968-2813
200 Plant Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Support Services
Sports, Summer Camp/ESY, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Wake County Autism Society
(919) 459-2544
1206 Lyerly Lane
Cary, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Durham Developmental Evaluation Center
(919) 560-5600
Bull City Business Cnt., Suite 201, 115 Market Street
Durham, NC
Support Services
Other

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Stephen Gangemi, D.C.
(919) 419-9099
21 West Colony, Suite 180
Durham, NC
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Other

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The Arc Respite Care Program
(919) 493-5343
3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 303
Durham, NC
Support Services
Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Arc of Orange County
(919) 942-5119
151 Stancell Drive, P.O. Box 2594
Chapel Hill, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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Durham County Respite Care Home
(919) 560-7445
501 Willard Street
Durham, NC
Support Services
Residential Facility, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Exploring Autism (Website)
Box 3445 DUMC
Durham, NC
Support Services
Other

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Shells YogaKids
(919) 475-6610
4815 B Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC
Support Services
Sports
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Rhythm & Rehab LLC
(919) 961-2605
3514 University Drive
Durham, NC
Support Services
Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Social Skills Training
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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