Summer Autism Programs Woodbridge VA

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Dower and Associates, Inc.
(703) 618-6180
9845 Business Way
Manassas, VA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Melwoods Camp Co-op, Department of Community Services
(301) 934-9305
8190 Port Tobacco Road
Port Tobacco, MD
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Auburn School
(703) 793-9353
Herndon, VA
Support Services
Camps, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Kelly Eakin, MS, BCBA
(571) 251-1859
Dumfries, VA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Paul Goldstein, DDS
(703) 978-1903
5200 Lyngate Ct
Burke, VA
Support Services
Other

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Fairfax County Park Authority - Adapted Gymnastics
(571) 722-6118
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927
Fairfax, VA
Support Services
Other, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Kamp A-Kom-Plish
(301) 870-3226
9035 Ironsides Road
Nanjemoy, MD
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Camp Aristotle at The Auburn School
(703) 793-9353
Herndon, DC
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten

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Journey Development Center
(703) 455-6217
8502 Rainbow Bridge Lane
Springfield, VA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Other

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Gary Kramer, DDS
(703) 978-0051
5631-F Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA
Support Services
Other

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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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