Summer Autism Programs Knoxville TN

Local resource for summer autism programs in Knoxville. 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.

Open Doors Tennessee
(865) 437-7766
118 Coleman Lane
Powell, TN
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Holly Moses, MS BCBA LPC
(865) 584-8547
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC)
(865) 219-0130 (voice/TTY)
4918 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other

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East Tennessee Chapter ASA
(865) 637-3914 (leave a message)
P.O. Box 30015
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Kim Cooper Consulting
(773) 706-7494
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Breakthrough Corporation
(865) 335-3298
P.O. Box 52111
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Other, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Parents Encouraging Parents (Knoxville)
(423) 549-5244
East Tennessee Region, 1522 Cherokee Trail
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Support Organization

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Autism Society of America-East Tennessee Chapter
(865) 824-2897
PO Box 30015
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Cherokee Health Systems
(865) 947-6220
7714 Conner Road, Ste. 105
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Tori Carraway M.A., CCC-SLP
(865) 335-1531
1036 Garrison Ridge Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
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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