Summer Autism Programs Fairbanks AK

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PARENTS: Fairbanks/Interior
(907) 456-6770
620 5th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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Linda Robertson, M.Ed, BCBA/Emily Ice, BCaBA
(907) 455-6467
Fairbanks, AK
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Easter Seal Society of Alaska
(907) 277-7325
Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Anchorage, AK
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism in Alaska yahoo online support group
no number
Statewide group
Anchorage, AK
Support Services
Adult Support, Helpful Websites, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Joan Priestley, M.D.
907-562-2162 x1321
3705 Arctic #1321
Anchorage, AK
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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4-Star Educational Center
(907) 455-4464
1121 Koyukuk St.
Fbks, AK
Support Services
Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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FOCUS, Inc. (Family Outreach Center for Understanding Special Needs)
(907) 688-0282
PO Box 671750
Chugiak, AK
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Parent Autism Group
(907) 360-9234
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
Support Services
Support Group Meetings

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State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (Anchorage)
(907) 269-8990
PO Box 240249
Anchorage, AK
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
(907) 465-8729
Office of Adult & Vocational Education
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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