Summer Autism Programs Nashville TN

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
(615) 936-1705
Peabody Box 92, 230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Camps, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Tennessee Respite Coalition
(615) 532-6727
Cordell Hull Bldg., 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Other, Respite, Therapy Providers

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Tennessee Disability Training Network
(800) 640-4636
Vanderbilt University, Box 40, Peabody College
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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Rose Music Group
(615) 736-5103
23 Music Square East
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Music Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,6-8 Grade,Adult

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Division of Mental Retardation Services (DMRS)
(615) 532-6530
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor, 500 Deadrick Street
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Capable Kids!
(615) 594-5437
3918 Dickerson Rd. #113
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, 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,Adult

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John F. Kennedy Center
(615) 322-8240
PO Box 40, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Training/Seminars

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Department of Special Education
(61 The Tennessee Department of Education, Divi
5th Floor - Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN
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Government/State Agency

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Tennessee Voices-Middle TN
(615) 269-7751
1315 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilit
(615) 532-6767
3rd Floor, Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN
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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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