Summer Autism Programs Raleigh NC

Local resource for summer autism programs in Raleigh. 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.

Wake County Autism Society
(919) 459-2544
1206 Lyerly Lane
Cary, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Autism Society of North Carolina
(919) 743-0204
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Job Coach, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings

Data Provided By:
The Arc of North Carolina
(919) 782-4632
343 E. Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

Data Provided By:
NC Department of Public Instruction
(919) 807-3300
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Government/State Agency

Data Provided By:
NAMI - North Carolina
(919) 788-0801 or (800) 451-9682 (in NC)
309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

Data Provided By:
The Frankie Lemmon School
(919) 821-7436
1800 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Kindergarten

Data Provided By:
Michele Leykum
(919) 610-7679
7846 Spungold Street
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Other

Data Provided By:
Meredith Autism Program
(919) 760-8080
Meredith College Dept. of Psyc., 3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Research

Data Provided By:
First in Families of North Carolina
(919) 571-8092, ext. 18 or (866) 740-4135
3924 Browning Place, Suite 5
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Support Organization

Data Provided By:
NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
(919) 420-7901
3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 250
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network