Summer Autism Programs Helena MT

Local resource for summer autism programs in Helena. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to summer camps, camps for summer, and information on autism in children, autism symptoms, autism spectrum disorder, as well as advice and content on autism.

MT Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(406) 443-7871
Box 1021
Helena, MT
Support Services
Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Montana Advocacy Program
(406) 444-3889; (800) 245-4743 (V/TTY, in MT only)
P.O. Box 1680
Helena, MT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, 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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Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities
(406) 443-4332
PO Box 526
Helena, MT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Disabilities Services Division
(406) 444-2590
Department of Public Health, PO Box 4210
Helena, MT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Developmental Disabilities Planning & Advisory Council
(406) 444-1334; (800) 337-9942 (in MT only)
P. O. Box 526
Helena, MT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Montana State Auditors Office
(406) 444-2040
840 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
(406) 444-2950
111 Sanders Suite 307, P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
(406) 444-2590
Department of Public Health & Human, 111 N Sanders Street, PO Box 4210
Helena, MT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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MT Developmental Disabilities Program
(406) 444-2590
Disability Services Division, Department of Public Health and Human Service
Helena, MT
Support Services
Other
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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