Summer Autism Programs Essex Junction VT

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VT Division for Children with Special Health Needs
(802) 863-7338
Department of Health
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Family, Infant & Toddler Project of Vermont Early Intervention
802-863-7200; 800-464-4343
108 Cherry Street, P. O. Box 70
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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VT Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
(802) 863-7338
Family, Infant and Toddlers Project
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Vermont Parent Information Center
(802) 876-5315
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301
Williston, VT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Stern Center for Language and Learning/Williston
(802) 878-2332 or (800) 544-4863
135 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHN)
(800) 660-4427
108Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Compounding Pharmacies, Government/State Agency, Nutritional Counseling, Respite, State Resources, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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VT Client Assistance Program
(802) 863-2881; (800) 747-5022 (V/TTY)
264 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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VT Disability Law Project
(802) 223-6377 (V/TTY)
264 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Deborah E. Kratz, MS, OTR/L
(802) 878-5850
139 Blackberry Ridge Road
Williston, VT
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Kathleen Andrews
(802) 272-7164
25 Oneil Lane
Williston, VT
Support Services
Training/Seminars
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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