Summer Autism Programs Portland OR

Local resource for summer autism programs in Portland. 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.

Socialkraft
(503) 381-9344
Milwaukie, OR
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Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Diane Wiscarson, Esq of Steinman Cooper Wiscarson
(503) 727-0202
317 SW Alder Street, Suite 950
Portland, OR
Support Services
Legal Services

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Multnomah County: Aging & Disability Services Central Office
(503) 988-3646 (Helpline) or (503) 988-3620 (Admin
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 510
Portland, OR
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Oregon Advocacy Center
(800) 452-1694; 503-243-2081
620 SW Fifth Ave., Fifth Floor
Portland, OR
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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Special Olympics of Oregon
(503) 248-0600
5901 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 100
Portland, OR
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other

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MultiSensory Learning Center
(503) 648-8917
PO Box 3164
Hillsboro, OR
Support Services
Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Sensory Integration, 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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Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc
(503) 234-0433
1125 SE Madison St.
Portland, OR
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Northwest RETT Syndrome Foundation
(888) 326-2185
P.O. Box 341
Lyons, OR
Support Services
Support Organization

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Bethany Dines
(503) 230-1709
2270 SE 38th
Portland, OR
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other

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Jenny Bravin
(503) 224-1998
5200 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 100
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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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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