Summer Autism Programs Richmond KY

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Eastern Kentucky University- Developmental Disabilities
(606) 623-6074
Specialty Clinic- Dept. of Psych., 521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY
Support Services
Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Holly Plunkett
(859) 263-3461
3100 Old Todds Road
Lexington, KY
Support Services
Haircuts & Photography
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Camp KYSOC
(502) 732-5333
Easter Seals Camp, 1902 Easterday Road
Carrollton, KY
Support Services
Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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Fort Campbell Autism Support Group
(931) 431-3445
PO Box 2017
Ft. Campbell, KY
Support Services
Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Bluegrass Rehab Center
(270) 688-8055
Owensboro, KY
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Eastern Kentucky University Autism & Related Disorders
(606) 622-1105
Richmond, KY
Richmond, KY
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Minds Wide Open Art Center
(859) 225-9893
139 W. Short St.
Lexington, KY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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The Childrens Law Center, Inc.
(859) 431-3313
107 East 7th St.
Covington, KY
Support Services
Legal Services

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Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
(502) 564-7842
100 Fair Oaks Lane 4E-
Frankfort, KY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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Marybeth Brand, MT-BC
(270) 839-7210
PO Box 854
Hopkinsville, KY
Support Services
Music Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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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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