Summer Autism Programs Lewiston ME

Local resource for summer autism programs in Lewiston. 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.

Camp Sunshine (ME)
(207) 655-3800
35 Acadia Road
Casco, ME
Support Services
Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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May Center for Child Development-Maine
(207) 865-1993
95 U.S. Route 1
Freeport, ME
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Private School (Multi-disability), Therapy Providers

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Peter Bridgman MD
207 729-7800 (Front Desk/Receptionist)
51 Harpswell Rd
Brunswick, ME
Support Services
Medical, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Spurwink School Therapeutic Riding Program
(207) 829-3623
1247 North Rd., New Meadow Farm
N. Yarmouth, ME
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Lucia Reardon
(207) 829-4626
314 Blanchard Road
Cumberland, ME
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
(207) 729-0168
P O Box 127
Topsham, ME
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Midcoast Advocacy
(207) 504-7983
2 Sandy Ridge Road
Brunswick, ME
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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May Center for Child Development
(800) 778-7601
95 U.S. Route 1
Freeport, ME
Support Services
Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Maine Chapter: Autism Society of America
(800) 273-5200
72B Main Street
Winthrop, ME
Support Services
Other, Support Organization

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Training Partners
(207) 743-8754
295 Lake Road
Norway, ME
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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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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