Summer Autism Programs Hagerstown MD

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Washington County Recreation Department
(240) 313-2808
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Easter Seals Society Hagerstown
(301) 745-3828 & 800-954-6809
11 West Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting
Ages Supported
Adult

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Washington County Public Schools
(301) 766-2971
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Education, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Washington County Infants and Toddlers
(301) 791-6716
1350 Marshall Street
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Star Community, Inc.
(301) 791-0011
13757 Broadfording Church Road
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Washington County (MD) Chapter ASA
(301) 573-9638
721 Georgia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
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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AllergyGrocer.com
(800) 891-0083
91 Western Maryland Pkwy., Unit #7
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Helpful Websites, Products/Stores
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Washington County Human Development Council, Inc.
(301) 791-5421
433 Brewer Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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IBMP - Intensive Behavior Management Program
(301) 791-9580
827 Marion Street
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Hagerstown Asperger/PDD Parents and Youth Support Group
(301) 992-1738
13326 Highlane Street
Hagerstown, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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