Summer Autism Programs Lansing MI

Local resource for summer autism programs in Lansing. 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.

Learning Disabilities Association of MI
(517) 485-8160; (888) 597-7809
200 Museum Drive, Suite 101
Lansing, MI
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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The Office of Financial and Insurance Services (OFIS)
517-373-0220; (877) 999-6442
P.O. Box 30220
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Citizen Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE)
(517) 886-9167 or (800) 221-9105
6412 Centurion Drive
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Michigan Department of Education
(517) 373-0923 or (517) 373-3324
Special Education Services, 608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI
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Government/State Agency

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Childrens Special Health Care Services
(517) 335-5008
Michigan Dept. of Public Health
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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The Arc Michigan
(800) 292-7851 or (517) 487-5426
1325 S Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MI Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
(517) 241-2591
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early In
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Michigan Alliance for Families
(800) 292-7851
1325 South Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI
Support Services
State Resources, State Resources, Education, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MI Programs for Children with Disabilities: Birth through 26
(517) 373-2949
Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Lansing, MI
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Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Division of Mental Health Services to Children and Families
(517) 335-9261
Department of Community Health
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 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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