Summer Autism Programs Grand Junction CO

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Center for Independence
(970) 245-6357
1600 Ute Avenue, #100
Grand Junction, CO
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Other

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Effective Parents Project
(970) 241-4068
255 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
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Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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The Legal Center- Grand Juncton
(800) 531-2105 or (970) 241-6371
322 N. 8th Street
Grand Junction, CO
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Legal Services

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Mesa County Resource & Referral
(970) 241-1764
835 N. 26th Street
Grand Junction, CO
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Other

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Mesability
(970) 245-2626
518 28 Road, Suite A-101
Grand Junction, CO
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Other, Support Organization

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Joe Wezensky, MD
(970) 263-4660
Kokopelli Health & Wellness, PC, 2650 North Ave. Suite 101
Grand Junction, CO
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Mesa Developmental Services
(970) 243-3702
950 Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
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Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Residential, Support Organization

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Effective Parent Project
(970) 241-4068
255 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
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Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Child Find: DISTRICT 51 - MESA COUNTY VALLEY
(970) 243-2916
410 Hill Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
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Government/State Agency, Other

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ARC of Mesa County
(970) 245-5775
P.O. Box 2292
Grand Junction, CO
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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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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