Summer Autism Programs West Des Moines IA

Local resource for summer autism programs in West Des Moines. 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.

Metro West Kids Learning Center
(515) 987-8835
2555 Berkshire Pkwy., Ste B
Clive, IA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services
(515) 278-2502
950 Office Park Rd, Suite 221
West Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Gengler Chiropractic
(515) 226-8495
12871 University Ave
Clive, IA
Support Services
Chiropractors, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Products/Stores, Vaccine Awareness
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Iowa Respite and Crisis Care Coalition
515-309-0858 or 1-877-255-3140
3821 - 71st St., Suite A
Urbandale, IA
Support Services
Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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I LEARN
(515) 270-0280
Innovative Learning Professionals, LC
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Homestead
515-967-4369 or 888-228-8476
8272 NE University
Runnells, IA
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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Iowa Chapter: Autism Society of America
(888) 722-4799 or (515) 327-9075
4549 Waterford Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Drake University/Resource Center for Special Education Issues
515-271-3936; 1-800-44-DRAKE
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Adventures in Social Drama
(515) 306-0030
5201 Merced St
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Innovative Learning Professionals
(515) 270-0280
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 270
Des Moines, IA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other, Therapy Providers

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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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