Summer Autism Programs Salem OR

Local resource for summer autism programs in Salem. 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.

Kathy Schnebly, CTRS
(503) 393-1263
Leisure Discoveries, Inc., 7524 Kayla Shae St. St NE
Keizer, OR
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Other, Summer Camp/ESY

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State Mental Retardation Program PROGRAM
(503) 945-9774
Office of DD Services, Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services
Salem, OR
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Government/State Agency

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Lauren Loos
(503) 378-3600
Dept. of Education, 255 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR
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Other

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Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC)
(503) 945-9941 or (800) 292-4154 (in OR)
540 24th Place NE
Salem, OR
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Disability Advocacy

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Oregon Department of Education: Special Education
(503) 378-3600, ext 2361
Office of Student Learning and Partnerships, Department of Education, 255 C
Salem, OR
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Government/State Agency

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Oregon Insurance Division
(503) 947-7980
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, OR
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Government/State Agency, Other

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Developmental Model (Structured Teaching etc.)
(503) 375-9462
P.O. Box 12302
Salem, OR
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Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Developmental Disability Services State of Oregon
503-945-5811 or 800-282-8096
500 Summer Street NE E02
Salem, OR
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Oregon Office of Special Education
(503) 378-3569
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR
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Government/State Agency

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Autism Services
(503) 378-3598
Office of Special Education
Salem, OR
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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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