Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer Camps and Programs

from IIDC:

It’s that time of year again for families to start thinking about summer camps and programs! The Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff has compiled a directory of summer camps and programs that serve and/or include persons with disabilities. Parents are advised to investigate the opportunities presented below to determine the appropriateness of each activity for their family member. 

More and more families are checking their local YMCA, Parks and Recreation department, and even private gyms and recreational facilities and finding that programs have been, or are being, developed for children and/or adults with disabilities. Some programs have an "inclusion coordinator" or other staff designated to support children and/or adults with disabilities. Within this listing, you will notice a few programs offered by these types of organizations around Indiana. You are encouraged to check with various organizations in your community to inquire about their specialized programs and/or supports within existing programs to accommodate children and adults with disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum.

Additionally, Special Olympics Indiana might be an option for your family members who have an interest in playing a variety of sports. Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in over twenty Olympic-type sports for children and adults with disabilities in communities across Indiana. 

Every effort was made to provide current and accurate information; however, as the information comes from many sources, some information may have changed prior to the posting of this list. The most current listing of camps can be found on the IRCA website. Updates are made as information becomes available. Additionally, while all attempts were made to make this list as comprehensive as possible, there may be other programs and/or camps in your area. In the event you know of an opportunity not appearing on this list, please send the details to us via Marci Wheeler at mwheeler@indiana.eduor at (812) 855-6508 and we'll be happy to add it. 

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