Summer Autism Programs Montgomery AL

Local resource for summer autism programs in Montgomery. 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.

United Cerebral Palsy (Montgomery)
(334) 834-2300
400 South Union Street, Suite 280
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Susan Shirock DePaola
(334) 262-1600
Attorney at Law
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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SAFY of Alabama: Montgomery Office
(334) 270-3181
4152 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
1-800-367-0955 or (334) 242-3454
100 N Union Street, PO Box 301410
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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The Honorable Don Siegelman - Governor
(334) 242-7100
State Capitol, Room N-104, 600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Super Sports-Montgomery
(334) 833-4348
1500 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Other

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Childrens Therapy Services
(334) 262-1726
1726 W 2nd St
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Therapy Providers

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SEAC: Montgomery Outreach Office
(334) 271-4715
1231 Perry Hill Road, Suite C
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs (Montgomery)
334-281-8780; 800-441-7607
2129 East South Blvd., P.O. Box 11586
Montgomery, AL
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Government/State Agency

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Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
(334) 242-3701
RSA Union Building, PO Box 301410
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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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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