Summer Autism Programs Washington DC

Local resource for summer autism programs in Washington. 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.

Stephanie Sanderson
(630) 888-1534
Washington, DC
Support Services
Babysitting / Childcare, Camps, Respite, Sports, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Therapeutic Recreation Programs -Special Programs Division
(301) 454-1480
Kids Care Afterschool Recreation Program
Riverdale, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Private School (Multi-disability), 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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Prince Georges County Department of Parks and Recreation
(301) 454-1480
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Montgomery County Department of Recreation
(240) 777-6960
12210 Bushey Drive
Silver Spring, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Kids Therapy Works
(301) 384-5081
160 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Little Leaves Preschool and Early Intervention Center
(202) 715-3723
Washington, DC
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Prince Georges County Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation
(301) 454-1480
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Childrens Innovative Therapy Group, LLC
(301) 652-2220
4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 101
Bethesda, MD
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, FastForword, Floortime, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The S.P.A.R.K.S. Group LLC
(202) 215-9252
Greenbelt, MD
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Easter Seals Maryland and Washington, DC
(301) 931-8700; (800) 886-3771
4041 Powder Mill Road
Calverton, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
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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