Summer Autism Programs Fairmont WV

Local resource for summer autism programs in Fairmont. 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.

ABA/Discrete Trial Resources Group (ABA/DTRG) of the Autism Society of West Virginia
(304) 366-9543
1305 Hillcrest Road
Fairmont, WV
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Job Accommodation Network
(800) 526-7234
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV
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Adult Support, Other, Support Organization

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Reed Martin, Attorney
(304) 598-3406
P.O. Box 4003
Morgantown, WV
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Legal Services, Training/Seminars

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North Central West Virginia Chapter ASA
(304) 291-5772
840 Richwood Avenue
Morgantown, WV
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities LEND
(304) 293-4692
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
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Other, Training/Seminars

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W. G. Klingberg Center for Child Development
800-842-3627 or 304-293-7331 or 304-293-2890.
PO Box 9124
Morgantown, WV
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Medical, Therapy Providers

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Job Accommodation Network West Virginia University
(800) 526-7234
PO BOX 6080
Morgantown, WV
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Support Organization

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Targeting Autism
(304) 288-3625
109 Thistledown Lane
Morgantown, WV
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Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Products/Stores, 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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William F. Byrne
(304) 296-0123
141 Walnut St
Morgantown, WV
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Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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The B.F. Skinner Foundation
(304) 293-2146
P. O. Box 84
Morgantown, WV

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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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