Summer Autism Programs New Orleans LA

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Patti Lannon
(504) 888-1842
4932 Tartan Dr.
Metairie, LA
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Adult Support, Camps, Other, Respite, Training/Seminars

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Jane El-Dahr, M.D.
(504) 588-5800
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Pyramid Parent Training Program
(504) 827-0610
4101 Fountainbleau Drive
New Orleans, LA
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Training/Seminars

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Lynn W. Adams, Ph.D.
(504) 838-8283
Mercy Family Center, 110 Veterans Blvd. Suite 425
Metairie, LA
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Medical

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Mercy Family Center
(504) 838-8283
110 Veterans Blvd. Suite 425
Metairie, LA
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers

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Advocacy Center: New Orleans
(504) 522-2337
225 Baronne Street, Suite 2112
New Orleans, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center AUCD
(504) 942-8380
Human Development Center, 1100 Florida Ave., Building 138
New Orleans, LA
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Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Krista Bradford
(407) 529-5316
New Orleans, LA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Louisiana Programs Bancroft NeuroHealth
(504) 482-3075
3434 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
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Residential Facility

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Virtual Tutoring Service
(504) 810-0093
1380l Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA
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Other

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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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