Summer Autism Programs Lowell MA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Lowell. 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.

Area Agency for Developmental Svcs. of Greater Nashua NH
(603) 459-2751
144 Canal St.
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Boston ABA
(866) 900-1222
464 Common Street
Belmont, MA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
EARS, Inc.
978-452-7007; (978)479-7007
22 Jennifer Road
Lowell, NH
Support Services
Other, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Music Therapy - Mary-Carla MacDonald, MA, MT-BC
978/256-6579
9 Acton Road
Chelmsford, MA
Support Services
Adult Support, Music Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
New England Pediatric Care
(978) 667-5123
78 Boston Road
North Billerica, MA
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
Educational Consultants of New England, Inc. (Alex Michaels)
(781) 895-3200
460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 300
Waltham, MA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers

Data Provided By:
Sound, Mind, Body Solutions
(978) 452-7007
22 Jennifer Road
Lowell, MA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Other, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Mary-Carla MacDonald, MA, MT-BC
978/256-6579
9 Acton Road
Chelmsford, MA
Support Services
Music Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm T.H.E FARM
(978) 851-5540
365 East St.
Tewksbury, MA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

Data Provided By:
All Staff, LLC
(978) 863-0361
1360 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA
Support Services
Other, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network