Summer Autism Programs Little Rock AR

Local resource for summer autism programs in Little Rock. 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.

AR State Mental Health Agency
(501) 686-9164
4313 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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AR State Mental Health Representative for Children
(501) 686-9489
4313 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(501) 537-9060
Freeway Medical Tower
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Governors Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in AR
(501) 661-2589
Freeway Medical Tower
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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AR State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
(501) 661-2589
Freeway Medical Tower
Little Rock, AR
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Government/State Agency

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Helping Educate about Autism Recovery support group (H.E.A.R.)
(501) 794-0774
1003 North Tyler
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Governors Developmental Disabilities Council
1-501-661-2589; 1-800-462-0599, Ext. 661-2589
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 805
Little Rock, AR
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Government/State Agency

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Parent Training and Information Centers
(501) 614-7020 or (800) 223-1330
Arkansas Disability Coaltion
Little Rock, AR
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Arkansas Disability Coalition
(501) 614-7020
1123 S. University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Partners in Policy Making
(501) 661-2519 (Main Phone)
Freeway Medical Tower
Little Rock, AR
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Support Organization, 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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