Summer Autism Programs South Portland ME

Local resource for summer autism programs in South Portland. 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.

Pediatric Development Center
(207) 699-5531
Portland, ME
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Fredric Shotz, N.D.
(207) 828-4299
650 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling

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Communication Enrichment Services
(207) 772-3249
609 Main Street, Suite 2A
South Portland, ME
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Ingraham
207-774-0700 or 207-874-1055
237 Oxford Street
Portland, ME
Support Services
Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization

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Anne Richardson
(207) 878-9663
1037 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME
Support Services
Education, Other

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Joseph Py, D.O. (Portland Office)
(207) 828-4299
650 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling

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VSA arts of Maine
(207) 761-3861 (V/TTY)
P.O. Box 4002
Portland, ME
Support Services
Other

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Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(207) 871-5842
150 Frances Street
Portland, ME
Support Services
Medical, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Community Enrichment Services
(207) 772-3249
609 Main Street, Suite 2A
South Portland, MA
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Richard L. OMeara, Esq.
(207) 773-5651
Murray, Plumb & Murray
Portland, ME
Support Services
Legal Services
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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