Summer Autism Programs Rio Rancho NM

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Katharine McKelvey
(505) 270-1870
1080 15th St. SE
Rio Rancho, NM
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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EPICS Project
(505) 867-3396
412 Camino Don Thomas, P.O. Box 788
Bernalillo, NM
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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State University Affiliated Program
(505) 272-3000
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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New Mexico Chapter ASA
(505) 332-0306
PO Box 30955
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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RCI
(505) 255-5501
1023 Stanford Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The New Mexico Speech-Language Hearing Association
505-899-NMSHA
PO Box 66085
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Other

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VSA arts of New Mexico
505-345-2872; 1-800-659-8331
4904 4th St. N.W.
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Easter Seals of New Mexico
(505) 888-3811
2819 Richmond Drive, NE
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Early Intervention, Therapy Providers

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The Arc of New Mexico
(505) 883-4630
3655 Carlisle NE
Alburquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Support Organization

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South West Autism Network
(505) 272-1852
Center for Development and Disability
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
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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