Summer Autism Programs Pierre SD

Local resource for summer autism programs in Pierre. 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.

Family Support Division of Developmental Disabilities
(605) 773-3438
Hillsview Properties Plaza, East Highway 34
Pierre, SD
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Childrens Special Health Services
(800) 738-2301
615 East Fourth Street
Pierre, SD
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Medical, Nutritional Counseling

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Childrens Special Health Services
615 East Fourth Street`
Pierre, SD
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Early Intervention, Education, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Respite Care Program
(605) 773-3438
Department of Human Services, Hillsview Plaza, E. Hwy. 34, c/0 500 East Cap
Pierre, SD
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Government/State Agency, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Easter Seals South Dakota
(605) 224-5879
1351 North Harrison
, SD
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Division of Developmental Disabilities (Pierre)
(605) 773-6369
Department of Human Services, Hillsview Plaza, East Highway 34, c/o 500 E.
Pierre, SD
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Disability Advocacy

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South Dakota Birth to Three
(605) 773-3678
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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South Dakota Advocacy Services
(605) 224-8294 or 1-800-658-4782 (Voice/TTY)
221 S. Central Ave.
Pierre, SD
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Special Education)

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South Dakota Dept. of Human Services
(800) 265-9684
E. Hwy. 34, c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Training/Seminars

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South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities
(605) 773-6369
Hillsview Plaza, E. Hwy 34
Pierre, SD
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Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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