Summer Autism Programs Richmond VA

Local resource for summer autism programs in Richmond. 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.

The Faison School for Autism
(804) 827-3801
Affiliated with the Autism Center of Virginia at VCU, 1325 Palmyra Ave.
Richmond, VA
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Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Partnership for People with Disabilities
(804) 828-3876
PO Box 843020
Richmond, VA
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Disability Advocacy

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VSA arts of Virginia
(804) 648-7310
PO Box 27862
Richmond, VA
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Disability Advocacy

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Commonwealth Autism Service
(800) 649-8481 or 804-355-0300
2201 West Broad Street, Suite 107
Richmond, VA
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Government/State Agency, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars

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State Department of Mental Health
(804) 786-3921
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA
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Government/State Agency

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Lauren McAdams-Brennan
(804) 396-0122
2309 Quarterdeck Ct.
Richmond, VA
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Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, RDI, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Parents and Children Coping Together (PACCT)
(800) 477-0946
P.O. Box 26691
Richmond, VA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Commonwealth Autism Service (Virginia)
(804) 355-0300
2201 West Broad Street, Suite 107
Richmond, VA
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Early Intervention

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Parent Resource Center
(800) 422-2083 or (804) 371-7421
Division of Special Education and Student Services, Virginia Department of
Richmond, VA
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Government/State Agency, Other, Support Organization

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State Department of Education
(804) 225-2023 or 1-800-292-3820
Special Education Division, P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA
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Government/State Agency

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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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