Summer Autism Programs Lawrence KS

Local resource for summer autism programs in Lawrence. 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.

Univ. of Kansas Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies AUCD
(785) 864-4295
1052 Robert Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Education, Other

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome Teacher Training Project
(785) 864-4954
Department of Special Education, University of Kansas- Pearson Hall
Lawrence, KS
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Other, Training/Seminars

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Cottonwood, Inc.
(785) 842-0550
2801 West 31st Street
Lawrence, KS
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Residential Facility

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Successful Sounds
(913) 383-8465
6800 West 80th Street
Overland Park, KS
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Great Plains Labs
(913) 341-8949
11813 West 77th
Lenexa, KS
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Biomedical Intervention, Research

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Beach Center on Disability
(785) 864-7600
University of Kansas, 3111 Haworth
Lawrence, KS
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Support Organization

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Erica Severtson
(480) 703-8631
1431 W. 7th St. #17
Lawrence, KS
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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A Special Place (a resource for home schooling)
(785) 749-1316
1901 Barker S.
Lawrence, KS
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Other

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Dr. Michael Brown - The Metabolic Center
(877) 303-0762
10925 Antioch, Ste. 100,
Overland Park, KS
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Biomedical Intervention, Other

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Kansas State Department of Education
(785) 291-3097
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS
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Government/State Agency

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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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