Summer Autism Programs Racine WI

Local resource for summer autism programs in Racine. 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.

Wisconsin Medicaid Katie Beckett Program-Kenosha and Racine Counties
(262) 637-2707
800 Center Street, Room 331
Racine, WI
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Government/State Agency

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Racine County Opportunity Center
(262) 554-5006
4214 Sheridan Road
Racine, WI
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Legal Action of Wisconsin (Racine Office)
(262) 635-8836
521 6th Street
Racine, WI
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Legal Services

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Racine County: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
262-638-6312 or 800-228-2681
Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Avenue, 2nd Floor
Racine, WI
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Government/State Agency, Other

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Societys Assets, Inc.
(262) 637-9128 or (800) 378-9128
5200 Washington Avenue, Suite 225
Racine, WI
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Disability Advocacy, Residential, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Wisconsin Medicaid: Racine County
(262) 638-6353
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
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Government/State Agency

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Family Support Program: Racine County
(262) 638-6635
Racine Co. Human Services, 1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
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Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Racine County Human Services Department
(262) 638-6444
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Medical Support Services, Inc.
(262) 886-3431
1100 Commerce Drive, Suite 114
Racine, WI
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Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Kathyrn M. Bach- De Mark Kolbe & Brodek
(262) 886-9720
6216 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI
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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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