Summer Autism Programs Lexington KY

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Verbal Behavior Consulting
(859) 421-4915
PO Box 216
Lexington, KY
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Haircuts & Photography, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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University of Kentucky Hospital, Infant-Toddler Evaluation Center
(859) 257-1958
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
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Other

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Silver Circles, Inc.
(859) 489-7773
1810 Barwick Drive
Lexington, KY
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Auditory Integration Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Music Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped
(859) 231-7066
PO Box 13155
Lexington, KY
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Other, Therapy Providers

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Autism Society of the Bluegrass
(859) 278-4991
243 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY
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Support Organization

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Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute
(859) 257-1714
University of Kentucky, 126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY
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Disability Advocacy, Other

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Behavioral Intervention for Autistic Children, Inc.
(859) 455-8430
1099 South Broadway, Suite 2
Lexington, KS
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Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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ARC of the Bluegrass
(859) 233-1483
898 Georgetown St.
Lexington, KY
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Adult Support, Other, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization

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Minds Wide Open Art Center
(859) 225-9893
139 W. Short St.
Lexington, KY
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Disability Advocacy

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Bluegrass (KY) Chapter ASA
(859) 278-4991
243 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY
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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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