Summer Autism Programs Iowa City IA

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Center for Disabilities and Dev. Respite Service
(877) 686-0031
Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, 100 Hawkins Dr. 142CDD
Iowa City, IA
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Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Therapy Providers

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Aspergers Syndrome Family Group - Iowa City
Iowa City, IA
Iowa City, IA
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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The Arc of Johnson County
(319) 351-5017
1700 1st Ave. S, Suite 16
Iowa City, IA
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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University of Iowa Center for Disabilities & Development
877-686-0031 (toll-free, voice) or 319-353-6900 (
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Support Services
Other, Research, Research
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Iowa University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
(319) 356-1335
Center for Dis. and Development, 100 Hawkins Dr. 225CDD
Iowa City, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Iowas University Center for Excellence on Disabilities AUCD
(319) 356-1335
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Iowa Program for Assistive Technology IPAT
800-331-3027 or 319-356-0550
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), Center for Dissabilities and
Iowa City, IA
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Government/State Agency, Other, Training/Seminars

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The University of Iowa Regional Autism Services Program
(319) 384-9267
200 Hawkins Drive, W278 GH
Iowa City, IA
Support Services
Other, State Resources, State Resources, Education, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine

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Title V-- CSHCN --Child Health Specialty Clinics-- University Hospital School
(319) 356-1118
University Hospital School, 100 Hawkins Drive, Room 247B
Iowa City, IA
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Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Iowa COMPASS
(800) 779-2001
Center for Disabilities and Development
Iowa City, IA
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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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