Summer Autism Programs Kalamazoo MI

Local resource for summer autism programs in Kalamazoo. 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.

Western Michigan University
(269) 387-4500
Psychology Department
Kalamazoo, MI
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek
(616) 375-9808
462 Club View Drive
Kalamazoo, MI
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Association for Behavior Analysis International
(269) 492-9310
1219 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Research, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
(616) 731-4471
8450 N 43rd St
Augusta, MI
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Forever Free Therapeutic Riding
(810) 357-5572
8175 Marquette Rd.
Wales, MI
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Other, Play Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (MI) Chapter ASA
(269) 381-2456
4606 Croyden Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
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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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Eric Born, D.O.
(616) 344-6183
2350 East G Ave.
Parchment, MI
Support Services
Medical, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers

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The Alcott Center for Cognitive Enhancement, LLC
(800) 588-5805
8799 Gull Road (in the Personal Care Center)
Richland, MI
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Lindamood Bell, Music Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Michigan Career Development
(616) 664-4461
Rehabilitative Services
Martin, MI
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Richard Nye
(734) 645-1643
Ann Arbor, MI
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Camps, Educational Advocacy, Karate, Lindamood Bell, Private School (Integrated), Sports, Support / Tutoring, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,9-10 Grade

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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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