Summer Autism Programs Great Falls MT

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Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society
(406) 761-3680 (V/TTY)
4400 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Private School (Multi-disability), Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MT Developmental Disabilities Program Office
(406) 454-6058
Region II Office, 201 First Street South, Suite #3
Great Falls, MT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society
(406) 761-3680 (V/TTY)
4400 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Private School (Multi-disability), Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Support & Techniques for Empowering People, Inc.(S.T.E.P.)
(406) 248-2055 or (800) 820-4180
1501 14th Street West
Billings, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Mental Health Association of MT
(406) 442-4276
555 Fuller Avenue
Helena, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Quality Life Concepts, Inc.
(406) 452-9531
P.O. Box 2506
Great Falls, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic/Great Falls
(406) 727-1088
Scottish Rite Temple
Great Falls, MT
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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Quality Life Concepts, Inc.
(406) 452-9531
P.O. Box 2506
Great Falls, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets
(406) 642-3253
P O Box 636
Victor, MT
Support Services
Occupational Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
(406) 444-3969
Department of Public Health & Human Services
Helena, MT
Support Services
Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 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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