Summer Autism Programs Jackson MS

Local resource for summer autism programs in Jackson. 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.

The Arc/Mississippi Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
(601) 982-1180; (800) 717-1180
7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson, MS
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Disability Advocacy

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

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Office of Special Education Department of Education
(601) 359-3498
PO Box 771
Jackson, MS
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Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Mississippi State Department of Education
(601) 359-3513
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS
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Government/State Agency

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Arc of Mississippi
(601) 982-1180
7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson, MS
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Council on Developmental Disabilities (Jackson)
(601) 359-1270
239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Mississippi Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
(601) 359-3089
Off. Vocational & Technical Ed. and Workforce Development, D.O.E., PO Box
Jackson, MS
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Government/State Agency, Other

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Mississippi State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
(601) 359-6238
239 N. Lamar St.
Jackson, MS
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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First Steps Early Intervention System, MS Department of Health
(601) 576-7427
P.O. Box 1700 Room 107 2423 North State Street
Jackson, MS
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
(601) 354-3302
Parent Partners, 5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS
Support Services
Other, 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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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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