Summer Autism Programs Fort Collins CO

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MASK (Mothers with Asperger Syndrome Kids)
(970) 224-1117
Barton Early Childhood Center
Fort Collins, CO
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Fort Collins Support Group
(970) 282-7737
Not listed
Fort Collins, CO
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Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Disability Connection
(970) 229-0224
P. O. Box 270714
Fort Collins, CO
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Support Organization

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Arc of Larimer County
(970) 204-1045
P.O. Box 270817
Fort Collins, CO
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Foothills Gateway, Inc.
(970) 226-2345
301 W. Skyway Drive
Fort Collins, CO
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Support Organization

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Respite Care, Inc.
(970) 484-1511
400 Wood Street
Fort Collins, CO
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Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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The DisAbility Connection
(970) 229-0224
PO Box 270714
, CO
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Front Range Exceptional EquestriansTherapeutic Riding
(970) 221-0646
PO Box 272452
Fort Collins, CO
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Kathleen Cowden, NMT, MT-BC (The Sounds of Healing)
(970) 222-9502
2613 Pampas Dr.
Fort Collins, CO
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Music Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Dial-A-Ride
(970) 224-6066
6570 Portner Road,
Fort Collins, CO
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Other

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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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