Summer Autism Programs Lafayette LA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Lafayette. 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.

Advocacy Center: Lafayette
(337) 237-7380
600 Jefferson Street Suite 812
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Health Insurance Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Acadian Society for Autistic Citizens
(337) 236-6658
202 Sandalwood Drive
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Patti Lannon
(504) 888-1842
4932 Tartan Dr.
Metairie, LA
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Other, Respite, Training/Seminars

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Northwest Louisiana Chapter ASA
(318) 747-1662
625 Red Chute Lane
Bossier City, LA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Abilities
(225) 292-4138
18268 Petroleum Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Education, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center
(337) 504-4244
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Center for Therapy
(318) 227-9002
1800 Buckner Street
Shreveport, LA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Northeast Louisiana Autism Society
(318) 343-7698
P. O. Box 4762
Monroe, LA
Support Services
Activities, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Vaccines
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Families Helping Families of Louisiana
(337) 436-2570
2927 Hodges St
Lake Charles, LA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Unlocking Autism Headquarters
(225) 665-7270
9463 Florida Blvd, #4
Walker, LA
Support Services
Support Organization

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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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