Summer Autism Programs Missoula MT

Local resource for summer autism programs in Missoula. 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.

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc.
(406) 728-1630
700 SW Higgins, Suite 101
Missoula, MD
Support Services
Other, Support Organization

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Western Montana Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic/ Missoula
(406) 243-5261
University of Montana, Student Health Services Building
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MonTECH
(406) 243-5676; (800) 732-0323 (V/TTY)
The University of Montana, MUARID, MonTECH
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Rural Institute
(406) 243-5467
The University of Montana Rural Institute, 52 Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Research

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Montana Community Autism & Aspergers Network
(406) 239-9156
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mary Hall
(406) 721-7133
380 Keith Ave.
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Montana Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
(406) 721-1705
1419 Howell
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Montana University Affiliated Rural, Institute on Disabilities Program
(406)-243-5467 Voice/TTY or (800)-732-0323 Voice/T
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney at Law
(406) 728-3232
Gibson Law Offices PLLC
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Coalitions of Montanans Concerned with Disabilities
P.O. Box 5679
Missoula, MT
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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