Summer Autism Programs Lake Charles LA

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McNeese Autism Program
(337) 562-4246
Lake Charles, LA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Southwest Louisiana Chapter: Autism Society of America
(337) 855-2068
P.O. Box 1805
Lake Charles, LA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, 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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Louisiana Programs Bancroft NeuroHealth
(504) 482-3075
3434 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Support Services
Residential Facility

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VSA arts of Louisiana
(225) 761-4243
2758-D Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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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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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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Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(225) 922-4512
8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Other

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The Louisiana Department of Insurance
1-800-259-5300 or 1-800-259-5301
1702 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Krista Bradford
(407) 529-5316
New Orleans, LA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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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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