Summer Autism Programs Tuscaloosa AL

Local resource for summer autism programs in Tuscaloosa. 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.

The Legacy Financial Group
(205) 345-9522; (866) 371-5433
2703 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Alabama Association for Persons in Supported Employment
(205) 554-4118
PO Box 1730
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Other, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Center for Autism Resources and Education, Inc. (C.A.R.E)
(205) 349-2774
PO Box 2673
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Brewer-Porch Childrens Center
(205) 348-9334
Box 870156
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Education, Psychological Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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MILESTONES
(205) 826-8194
1630 Mallard Circle
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Indian Rivers Mental Health
(205) 345-1808
Supported Employment Program, 621 27th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Job Coach, Other
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) (Tuscaloosa)
205-348-4928; (800) 826-1675
Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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University of Alabama
(205) 348-7131
Speech and Hearing Center
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Laura Grofer-Klinger, Ph.D
(205) 348-0594
360 B Gordon Palmer
Tuscaloosa, AL
Support Services
Medical, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)
PO Box 870395
Peterson, AL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, 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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