Summer Autism Programs Tucson AZ

Local resource for summer autism programs in Tucson. 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.

Arizona Center for Disability Law- Tuscon
(800) 922-1447
100 North Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ
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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Arizona Autism Surveillance Program-CDC
(520) 626-3704
Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Arizona Respite Network
(520) 323-0886
1600 North Country Club Road
Tucscon, AZ
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona
(520) 324-3150
2600 North Wyatt Dr.
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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University of Arizona
(520) 624-7070
Speech Language Clinic
Tucson, AZ
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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Autism Society of America, Pima County Chapter
(520) 770-1541
1002 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Once Upon a Time
(520) 670-9010
1515 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Other

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VSA arts of Arizona (formerly Very Special Arts)
(520) 795-6502
3321 North Chapel Avenue
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Art Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Priscilla Bade-White, M.A.
(520) 247-0779
3163 N. Avenida Laurel Real
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Pima County (AZ) Chapter: ASA
(520) 770-1541
PO Box 44156
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Other, Support Organization
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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