Summer Autism Programs Madison WI

Local resource for summer autism programs in Madison. 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.

Integrated Development Services, Inc
(608) 441-0123
6506 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI
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Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Legal Action of Wisconsin
(608) 256-3304
31 S. Mill Street
Madison, WI
Support Services
Legal Services

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Jennifer M. Warner & Associates, LLC
(608) 251-6590
Madison, WI
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Dr. Brian Bell
(608) 263-5430
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling

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Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy
(608) 267-0214
16 N. Carroll Street, Suite 400
Madison, WI
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Disability Advocacy

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Meriter Hospital: Occupational Therapy
(608) 267-6173
202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Dr. Mary Dominski
(800) 279-9966
1313 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI
Support Services
Medical, Other

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Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
(608) 266-3585 (Madison) or (800) 236-8517 (statew
125 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI
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Government/State Agency

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Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association
608- 283-5489; (800) 545-0640
PO Box 1109
Madison, WI
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers

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Wisconsin Family Ties
608-267-6888 or 800-422-7145
16 North Carroll Street
Madison, WI
Support Services
Research, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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