Summer Autism Programs Springfield MO

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.

Developmental Center of the Ozarks
(417) 831-1545
1545 E. Pythian St.
Springfield, MO
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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Learning Disabilities Association of Missouri
417-864-5110 or 800-473-4965
P.O. Box 3303
Springfield, MO
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Support Organization

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Disabilities Advocacy & Support Network
(417) 895-7464
1515 E. Pythian
Springfield, MO
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Support Organization

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National Autism Association
877-NAA-AUTISM; 877-622-2884
1330 W. Schatz Road
Nixa, MO
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Rainbow Center Day School
(816) 229-3869
900 NW Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs, MO
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Education, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Rivendale Institute of Learning
(417) 864-7921
1613 W. Elfindale Dr.
Springfield, MO
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Education, Support Organization

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Project ACCESS
(417) 836-6657
Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
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Other, Training/Seminars

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C Brooke Allen
(417) 521-4474
Springfield, MO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Early Learning Resources, Inc.
(417) 830-6053
N. Shadywood Drive
Ozark, MO
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Therapy Providers

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H.O.R.S.E. Helping Others Reach Success & Excellence
(660) 584-7892
Higginsville, MO
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Camps, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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