Summer Autism Programs Topeka KS

Local resource for summer autism programs in Topeka. 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.

Topeka Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.
(785) 232-0597
2701 Southwest Randolph Avenue
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
(785) 296-2608
915 SW Harrison Ave., Docking State Office Bldg., Room 141
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner
1-800-432-2484; 785-296-3071
420 SW 9th Street
Topeka, KS
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Other

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InterHab: The Resource Network for Kansans with Disabilities
(785) 235-5103
700 SW Jackson Suite 803
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Keys for Networking Inc.
(785) 233-8732
1301 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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The Arc of Kansas
(785) 271-8783
3601 SW 29th, Suite 1625
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas
(785) 273-4505
PO Box 4424
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy

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InterHab
(785) 235-5103
700 Southwest Jackson, Suite 803
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
(785) 296-1722
1430 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Other, Training/Seminars

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Families Together, Inc.
1-800-264-6343 or (785) 233-4777
Topeka Parent Center
Topeka, KS
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Disability Advocacy, State Resources, Parent Training

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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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