Summer Autism Programs Worcester MA

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Seven Hills Foundation
(508) 755-2340
81 Hope Avenue
Worcester, MA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Residential Facility, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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ABACS, LLC
(774) 249-8403
65 Canal st. unit #415
Boston, MA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ARCHway, Inc.
(508) 892-4707
77 Mulberry Street
Leicester, MA
Support Services
Adult Support, Education, Residential Facility
Ages Supported
Adult

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Special Equestrians Inc
(508) 829-0611
411 North St.
Jefferson, MA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Law Offices of John-Paul LaPre
(508) 481-5505
77 Turnpike Road, Suite 100
Southborough, MA
Support Services
Legal Services

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Lori Hodgins Brazell
(508) 340-0067
4 Cherry Hill Road
Shrewsbury, MA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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N. Thomas LaCava, M.D.
(508) 854-1380
360 W. Boylston St.
W. Boylston, MA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Medical, Other

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Autism Resource Center of Central MA
(508) 835-4278
71 Sterling Street
West Boylston, MA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Paul Hart, M.D.
(978) 422-7774
104 Leominster Road
Sterling, MA
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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John M. Abbondanza, OD, FCOVD
(508) 481-8558
30 Turnpike Rd., Suite 7
Southboro, MA
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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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