Summer Autism Programs Merrimack NH

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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

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EdTech Associates
(603) 424-4534
Assistive Technology Evaluation, Consultation and Training for the Learning
Amherst, NH
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Helpful Websites, Other, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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NH Special Education Advocacy Center
(603) 625-2600
548 Donald St.
Bedford, NH
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Bridges of New England
(603) 471-2522
360 Route 101
Bedford, NH
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Teresa Bolick, Ph.D.
(603) 595-2570
154 Broad Street
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Medical, Training/Seminars

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New Hampshire Congress of Parents and Teachers
(603) 673-4234
33 Mt. Vernon Road
Amhurst, NH
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Aspergers/NLD Support Group
(603) 672-4719
Congregational Church
Amherst, NH
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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Social Bridges of New England
(603) 471-2522
360 Route 101
Bedford, NH
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Center for Special Education Advocacy
(603) 668-3361
548 Donald Street, Unit 1A
Bedford, NH

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Broad Street School
(603) 594-4404
Nashua, NH
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Education, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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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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