Summer Autism Programs Reno NV

Local resource for summer autism programs in Reno. 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.

VSA arts of Nevada (formerly Very Special Arts Nevada)
(775) 826-6100
250 Court Street
Reno, NV
Support Services
Art Therapy, Other

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University of Nevada, Reno
9775) 784-6828
Department of Psychology/296
Reno, NV
Support Services
Other

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Dis. (UCEDD)
(775) 784-4921
College of Education/MS285, University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research, Training/Seminars

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Protection and Advocacy Agency (Northern Office)
(775) 333-7878
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center, 1311 N. McCarron Boulevard, Suit
Sparks, NV
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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United Cerebral Palsy of Northern Nevada
(775) 331-3323
255 Glendale Avenue, Suite 3
Sparks, NV
Support Services
Support Organization

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University of Nevada Early Childhood Autism Program
(775) 682-8687
Department of Psychology/296
Reno, NV
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Nevada Parent Network
(775) 784-4921
Research and Educational Planning Center/MS 285, University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
Support Services
Support Organization

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Jennifer L. Thomas, M.S.
(775) 722-1757
301 W. 11th Street
Reno, NV
Support Services
Other, Training/Seminars

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Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
(775) 353-3599
999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV
Support Services
Residential, Support Organization

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Disability Resources, Inc.
(775) 329-1126
155 Glendale Avenue, Suite 11
Sparks, NV
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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