Summer Autism Programs Naples FL

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Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc.
(239) 596-2988
PO Box 1353
Naples, FL
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Island Chairs, LLC
(800) 845-3779
Naples, FL
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Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Products/Stores
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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ABLE, Inc.
(239) 352-7600
6017 Rine Ridge Rd. #112
Naples, FL
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Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The John Maxwell Biasco Foundation of Southwest Florida
(239) 596-1485
15389 Royal Fern Lane North
Naples, FL
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Support Organization

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Dolphin Research Center
(305) 289-0002; (305) 289-1121
58901 Overseas Highway
Grassy Key, FL
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Research, Summer Camp/ESY

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Building Blocks, Inc.
(941) 434-9512
1038 6th Avenue
Naples, FL
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Therapy Providers

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Building Blocks, Inc. (Gail Kearns)
(239) 434-9512
1038 6th Ave N
Naples, FL
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Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Eden Florida (Fort Meyers Office)
(239) 437-5335 ext. 25
4896 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.
Fort myers, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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First Choice Therapy Center
(239) 514-5010
2960 Immokalee Road, Suite 3
Naples, FL
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dolphin Research Center
(305) 289-1121
58901 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL
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Camps, Summer Camp/ESY

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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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