Summer Autism Programs Hattiesburg MS

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UAP-Institute for Disability Studies
(601) 266-5163
University of Southern MS, 118 College Drive, PO Box 5163
Hattiesburg, MS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research

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Empowered Behavioral Solutions
(601) 447-7711
Hattiesburg, MS
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Behavior Intervention Specialists, Inc.
(662) 234-1640
1739 University Avenue
Oxford, MS
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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Bureau of Mental Retardation
(601) 359-1288
1101 Robert E Lee Building, 239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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The Dockery Foundation
(662) 796-1113
6229 Sandbourne East
Olive Branch, MS
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Helpful Websites, Social Skills Training, Sports, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Aspergers Syndrome Friendship Club
(601) 261-3099
Hattiesburg, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
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Support Organization

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TEAAM (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi)
(601) 683-4207
P. O. Box 213
Newton, MS
Support Services
Camps, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Project Empower
(601) 332-4852
136 South Poplar Ave
Greenville, MS
Support Services
Other, Training/Seminars

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UAP-Institute for Disability Studies
(601) 266-5163
University of Southern MS, 118 College Drive, PO Box 5163
Hattiesburg, MS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research

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Parent Partners (Jackson)
(601) 982-1988
5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS
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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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