Summer Autism Programs Jonesboro AR

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Childrens Therapy Services of NEA
(870) 935-5551
Jonesboro, AR
Support Services
Camps, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Learning Center
(870) 932-4043
P.O. Box 19292
Jonesboro, AR
Support Services
Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
(501) 371-9678
523 S. Louisiana, Suite 700
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Protection and Advocacy Agency in AR
(800) 482-1174 or (501) 296-1775 (TTY)
Disability Rights Center
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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Parent to Parent of AR
(501) 375-7770
The ARC Arkansas
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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FOCUS, Inc.
(870) 935-2750 or (888) 247-3843
305 W. Jefferson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars

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Childrens Therapy Services of NEA
(870) 935-5551
Jonesboro, AR
Support Services
Camps, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mental Health Association in NW AR
(479) 443-2143 or (479) 575-1934
PO Box 1993
Fayetteville, AR
Support Services
Support Organization

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Doty Murphy, M.D.
(501) 659-0111
326 N. Bloomington
Lowell, AR
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Arkansas Department of Insurance
(501)371-2600 or 1-800-282-9134
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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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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