Summer Autism Programs Springfield IL

Local resource for summer autism programs in Springfield. 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.

Autism Society of America - Central Illinois
(217) 241-2023
PO BOX 8781
Springfield, IL
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Activities, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Products/Stores, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Illinois Department of Insurance
(866) 445-5364
320 W. Washington Street
Springfield, IL
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Government/State Agency, Other

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Illinois State Board of Education
(217) 782-4321
100 N First St.
Springfield, IL
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Government/State Agency

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Office of Developmental Disabilities
(217) 524-0260
Department of Human Services, State Mental Retardation Program, 100 South G
Springfield, IL
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Government/State Agency

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ChildRite Development
(217) 726-1946
Springfield, IL
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Equip for Equality- Central/So. IL Office
(217) 544-0464 or (800) 758-0464
235 S. Fifth Street
Springfield, IL
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Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Research, Training/Seminars

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Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse
217-522-4655 or 1-800-852-4302
223 South Third Street
Springfield, IL
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Early Intervention, Products/Stores

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Barbara T. Doyle
(217) 793-9347
#1 Forest Green Drive
Springfield, IL
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Other, Training/Seminars

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Illinois Assistive Technonogy Project
(217) 522-7985
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL
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Other

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Kids at Koke Mill
(217) 862-0400
Koke Mill Medical Center, 3136 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL
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Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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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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