Summer Autism Programs Erie PA

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Therapeutic Riding Of Erie County
(814) 474-5276
8342 Platz Road
Fairview, PA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Barber National Institute
(814) 453-7661
100 Barber Place
Erie, PA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Research, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter ASA
(814) 451-2550
PO Box 3923
Erie, PA
Support Services
Activities, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Stairways Inc
(814) 878-2095
2910 State St
Erie, PA
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers

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Family Services of Northwestern PA
(814) 866-4500
5100 Peach St
Erie, PA
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers

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Autism Society of Erie
(814) 878-5935
Erie, PA
Erie, PA
Support Services
Support Organization

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Parent to Parent of PA
(814) 833-5599
Erie, PA
Erie, PA
Support Services
Support Organization

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Community Integration Inc
(814) 459-9300
1330 W 26th St
Erie, PA
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers

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Child and Family Guidance Center of Erie
814-824-4515, ext 93
9333 Tate Rd.,
Erie, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Northwestern Pennsylvania Autism Society of America
(814) 451-2550
PO Box 3923
Erie, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
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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