Summer Autism Programs Johnston RI

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The NeuroDevelopment Center
(401) 351-7779
260 West Exchange Street Suite 302
Providence, RI
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Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
(401) 456-8072
Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI
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Disability Advocacy, Research, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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CEDARR
(401) 331-2700
32 Branch Ave.
Providence, RI
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Medical

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Governors Commission on Disabilities
(401) 462-0101
41 Cherry Dale Court
Cranston, RI
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Assistive Technology Access Partnership
(401) 421-7005
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI
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Government/State Agency

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The Blackstone Valley Center
(401) 727-0150
115 Manton Street
Pawtucket, RI
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Camps, Disability Advocacy, Other, Residential, Support Organization

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Melissa A. Korpacz at Korpacz & Associates
(401) 723-0069
13 Dickinson Ave., #3
North Providence, RI
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Legal Services

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Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
(401) 222-2231
Rhode Island Department of Health, 3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Advocates in Action
(401) 785-2028
Box 41528
Providence, RI
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Disability Advocacy

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Rhode Island Dept. of Education
(401) 222-4600
Office of Special Needs Services
Providence, RI
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Government/State Agency

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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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