Summer Autism Programs Newport RI

Local resource for summer autism programs in Newport. 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.

TheraPediatrics, Inc.
(401) 450-4944
P.O. Box 740
Saunderstown, RI
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Julie Cofield of The Sensational Child, Inc.
(401) 667-2797
650 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown, RI
Support Services
Products/Stores, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Adeline LaPlant Memorial Center
(401) 789-3081
126 Willard Ave., Wakefield, P.O. Box 56
Peace Dale, RI
Support Services
Other

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Cranston Arc
(401) 826-7100
875 Centerville Road Building 3, Unit 7
Warwick, RI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Pathways Strategic Teaching Center
(401) 739-2700
(Kent County RIARC/Trudeau), 3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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Perspectives Corporation-Main Office
(401) 294-8181
1130 Ten Rod Rd. Bldg. B Suite 201
North Kingstown, RI
Support Services
Support Organization

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Perspectives Corporation
(401) 294-3990
1130 Ten Rod Road, Building B, Suite 101
North Kingstown, RI
Support Services
Support Organization

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Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL)
(401) 738-1013
1944 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council
(401) 737-1238
400 Bald Hill Road, Suite 515
Warwick, RI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Special Olympics Rhode Island
(401) 823-7411
33 College Hill Road, Bldg. #31
Warwick, RI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, 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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