Summer Autism Programs Wichita KS

Local resource for summer autism programs in Wichita. 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.

Rainbows United, Inc.
(316) 267-5437
340 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS
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Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respite, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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United Way of the Plains
(316) 267-1321
245 N. Water
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Support Organization

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KETCH: Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped
(316) 383-8700
1006 East Waterman
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Families Together, Inc.
316-945-7747 or 1-888-815-6364
3033 W. 2nd, Suite 106
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas (MHASCK)
(316) 685-1821
555 N. Woodlawn Suite 3105
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Rainbows United, Inc. (Main Office)
(316) 267-5437
340 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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KETCH (Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped)
(316) 383-8700
1006 East Waterman
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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COMCARE of Sedgwick County
(316) 383-8251
635 North Main
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Medical

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Families Together, Inc. - Witchita
1-888-815-6364 or (316) 945-7747 Voice/TTY
Wichita Administrative & Parent Center
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
(316) 685-1821
555 North Woodlawn, Suite 3105
Wichita, KS
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Disability Advocacy, Research

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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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