Summer Autism Programs Rapid City SD

Local resource for summer autism programs in Rapid City. 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.

Black Hills (SD) Chapter ASA
(605) 737-0377
1818 W Fulton Street, Suite 101
Rapid City, SD
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Support Organization

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Black Hills Workshop
(605) 718-6274
3650 Range Rd
Rapid City, SD
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Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Suncatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc.
(605) 673-2935
PO Box 3975
Rapid City, SD
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Childrens Care Hospital and School
(605) 782-2300
2501 W. 26th St.
Sioux Falls, SD
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Government/State Agency, Helpful Websites, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Residential Facility, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Here4Youth
(605) 271-6327
Sioux Falls, SD
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Babysitting / Childcare, Respite, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Childrens Care Rehab and Development Center
(605) 342-4412
2800 Jackson Blvd.
Rapid City, SD
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Early Intervention, Medical, Therapy Providers

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DakotaLink
(605) 394-1876
1925 Plaza Blvd.
Rapid City, SD
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Other

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Learning Disabilities Association of South Dakota
PO Box 9760
Rapid City, SD
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Disability Advocacy

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Music Therapy Services of South Dakota
(605) 371-1529
3304 S. Florence Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
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Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Childrens Care Hospital & School
(605) 782-2379 or 1-800-584-9294.
2501 W. 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
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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