Summer Autism Programs Saint Paul MN

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Camp Hand In Hand
(651) 647-1083
2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102
Saint Paul, MN
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Camps, Residential Facility, Summer Camp/ESY

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In The Company of Kids Creative Arts Center
(952) 736-3644
Burnsville, MN
Support Services
Camps, Helpful Websites, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Michael C. Davis
(651) 222-4396
46 4th St E
St. Paul, MN
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Legal Services

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Childrens Home Society & Family Services
651-646-7771 or 800-952-9302
1605 Eustis Street
St. Paul, MN
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Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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MN Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities
(651) 296-4018
MN Dept. of Admin.
St. Paul, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Courage Center Headquarters
(763) 520-0520
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Residential, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN)
55164-0975
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Community Supports for Minnesotans w/ Disabilities
(651) 582-1998
Department of Human Services
Saint Paul, MN
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Minnesota Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities
(651) 296-4018
370 Centennial Office Building
St. Paul, MN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Minnesota STAR Program
651-201-2640; 1-888-234-1267
50 Sherburne Avenue, Room 309
St. Paul, MN
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Disability Advocacy

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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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