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1. Red Mountain Theatre Company

205-324-2424

PO Box 278, Birmingham, AL 35201

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Exceptional Workshop (Special needs ages 13 and up)

June 10-14, 2013

 

2. Camp Lakey Gap

Christmount Assembly

222 Fern Way

Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-669-8977

www.christmount.org/camplakeygap

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3. Child's Play Therapy Center Summer Camps

HANDWRITING:

These cool camps will use engaging multi-sensory activities to teach kids handwriting basics in a way that’s really fun!

LANGUAGE and READING:

These camps are designed to move your child forward in the areas of language and reading through enjoyable sight, sound, and hands-on activities!

Please call 205-978-9939 or visit www.childsplaytherapycenter.com/camps.html

2057 Lorna Road, Ste 220

Hoover, AL 35216

 

4. Equines Assisting Special Individuals

http://easitrc.org/

Barn # 205-387-7486

242 Summerville Road

Jasper, AL 35504-6539

 

5. High School Ahead: The Horizons School Summer Transition Program

June 17-20, 2013

June 24-27, 2013

 

6. SNAP / John Mark Stallings Park

Contact: Bob Francis, Project Manager

Address: P.O. Box 512

Hartselle, AL 35640

256-227-3483

www.snapplayground.org

This is a water park designed for fun recreation with activities for children with disabilities and sensory issues.

 

7. Children's Hands-On-Museum of Tuscaloosa

Welcome to the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit. When we say “hands-on” we really mean it! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, and you are encouraged to touch, feel and play in our exhibits. Three floors of fun wait for families and school groups, too. With 23 exhibits, CHOM offers newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, special events, holiday celebrations and parties are all waiting at CHOM!

Children's Hands-On-Museum of Tuscaloosa

2213 University Blvd.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 349-4235

 

8. Storybook Farm - Therapeutic Horseback

The year-round equine assisted activities are tailored to serve children ages 2 years to young adults who are challenged with life-threatening illnesses, disabilities, mental and/or emotional trauma, and grief. The gentle nature of our horses provides hope and healing.

Storybook Farm’s specially designed 25 acre facility is located in Opelika, Alabama. We would be happy to show you around and introduce you to our animals, please just call or email to set up a tour.

Website: http://story-book-farm.org/

9. MANE - Montgomery

MANE is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and tri-county area children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. MANE holds 501C3 corporation status, is a fully accredited Premier Riding Center through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), and all instructors are certified by NARHA. NHRHA is a regulatory agency that assures stringent standards for quality therapeutic horseback riding through instructor certification, site accreditation, and program monitoring.

MANE’s new 44 acre site is located at 3699 Wallahatchie Road in East Montgomery, and includes an outdoor riding ring, office, 12 stall barn with indoor riding area, and a 3 acre state of the art sensory integration trail. MANE serves around 90 individuals weekly. Call 334-213-0909 today to get your rider put on one of our 3 yearly sessions.

Website: http://maneweb.org/

 

10. Camp Strive - Children's Harbor—Full

June 21– June 23, 2013

Join us for a fun-filled weekend at Children’s Harbor for Lakeshore Foundation’s Camp Strive. This camp is for youth, 4-17 years old, who have a physical disability or visual impairment and family members who meet age requirement. Eligibility to attend Camp Strive is for those families who have not previously attended. Camp takes place at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin and will feature outdoor adventure activities including swimming, adaptive water skiing, boating, fishing, kayaking, and arts and crafts.

Cost is $50 per person and includes two nights lodging in accessible cabin, seven meals plus snacks and all activities for the weekend. Families are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.

Space is limited so make plans now. Pre-registration is required by calling Emily Mallard at 205-313-7467 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information or to register for camp please call Emily at 205-313-7467 or Laurie Watkins at 205-313-7429.

 

11. Premier Collaborations - Huntsville

PREMIER COLLABORATINS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

100 JETPLEX BOULEVARD

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 35824

PHONE: (256) 464-8405

FAX: (256) 464-8408

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM

All children should be happy and have an enjoyable summer! That is why we have developed a program that incorporates fun activities for the summer based around themes that are unusual and different. We explore different cultures and topics while including appropriate social, behavioral and educational goals for the children enrolled in the program.

Some of our themes for this summer are;

Camping in the Great Outdoors

Pets: The Animals we love

Travels around the world: Mexico, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe

Secrets of the Dirt: Fossils and Dinosaurs

 

Educationally we will embed academics such as math, geography, fine motor

and group games. Behaviorally, we will focus on working together, team building activities and developing good social skills.

All children will participate in a social skills development program during the

camp day. For children with social delays, parents may request a social skills

assessment. The child will then be placed in a ten week program which allows

progress to be monitored on an individualized basis.

 

Children with developmental delays may require different activities and we have planned for that as well. The alternative activities remain on the topic for the week and are designed to teach the appropriate goal.

To enroll for the program, or for more information call Premier Collaborations Child Development Center at 256-464-8405 begin of the skype highlighting 256-464-8405

 

To enroll for the program, or for more information call Premier Collaborations Child Development Center at 256-464-8405

 

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

This summer program assists children during the summer months to continue to

make gains in many developmental areas. Specific areas of focus throughout the day are

* Fine Motor using several modalities of learning including handwriting skills

* Gross Motor through movement and skill acquisition

* Self help eating and toileting

* Classroom Behavior of circle time, transition times and large group imitation

* Small group social play in teacher led game time activities

* Large group social play structured games both in the classroom and playground

* Sensory stimulation through art materials and music

This program is designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who oversees the

camp. The camp utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and takes

advantage of the teachable, natural environment strategies within the principles.

The ratio of teacher to student is a 2:1 ratio allowing the teacher the opportunity to

give guidance and instruction throughout the day.

Activities are designed to provide your child with many enjoyable activities. The

typical day begins with a large group circle around the theme of the week, calendar

skills, song and other typical activities found in the regular classroom. This is

followed by a topical activity, restroom break and a morning snack. After snack, the

children will engage in gross motor activities and a sensory art activity based on the

theme. The children will also have a music time before going outside. When they

come back in, there is a small group social game time while the children prepare for

lunch and a quite time/nap. The afternoon offers a second opportunity for each of

these skills to be practiced while continuing to remain on theme.

You can be assured that your child will have an enjoyable, fun filled summer while

learning new skills! Please call to schedule a tour of our facility and discuss your

family needs for the summer months! We have a half day program that runs from 8

am to 12 pm, as well as a full day program that runs from 8 am until 5 pm.

 

12. Autism Asperger Syndrome Consulting Group

Youth Drama Class (Age 10-13)

Monday afternoons, June 3rd-August 5th

*All new clients must complete an online evaluation and an individual initial consultation before being placed into this group to make sure the group has reciprocity and common interests.

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church

For more information, visit www.aascg.com

For additional information or to sign up for the class, please contact Jason Elmer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

13. Easter Seals Opportunity League

Contacts: Kelli Keith 314-2187 OR Billy Crandall 620-6426

 

14. The Miracle League

The Miracle League is a baseball program designed to let kids unique needs enjoy the game of baseball. All ages.

Moody:

Website: www.moodymiracleleague.com

North Alabama:

Contact: Johnny and Lisa Franklin

Phone: 256-880-4017

Address: 13038 Astalot Drive, Huntsville, AL 35803

Tuscaloosa:

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Address: PO Box 70776, Tuscaloosa, AL 35407

Phone: 205-310-4376 or 205-361-6883

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www.miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com

 

Huntsville:

Website: www.huntsvillemiracleleague.org

Montgomery:

Website: www.mtgml.com

Troy:

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15. Ashley Simmons, MS, ECSE

Phone: 205-884-7621 or 205-706-9449

Address: 2314 4th Ave North, Pell City, AL 35125

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16. HANDS Summer Programs:

One on one in clinic sessions. Individualized, behavior based therapy program. $60 per 2 hour session

M-TH: 8:30 to 10:30, 10:45-12:45, 1:15 to 3:15, 3:30 to 5:30

F: All of the above sessions except 3:30 to 5:30

Preschool social/play class: for ages 3 to 5. $500 per month for 2 days/$950 per month for 4 days

MW: 8:45 to 11:45

TTH: 8:45 to 11:45

MTWTH: 8:45 to 11:45

Social skills groups: Groups available for all ages $210 per month

Preschool: F: 10:45 to 12:45

Elementary school: T: 1:15 to 3:15

Middle and high school: W: 3:30 to 5:30

 

Creativity Camp: Children will engage in art, music and sensory activities that will spark their creativity and increase social awareness. For students entering Kindergarten-third grade: $210 per session

Session 1: June 14th-17th 9AM to 11AM

Session 2: July 12th-15th 9AM to 11AM

 

17. Puzzle Piece

Puzzle Piece offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for special children run by highly trained staff, focused on developing social, cognitive, problem solving, and sensory processing skills. CONTACT: 205-969-8080 or EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.puzzlepiecealabama.com

 

18. VSA

Contact: Sarah Wade, Program Coordinator

Phone: 205-307-6300 ext. 15

VSA arts of Alabama is a statewide, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses through the arts. We offer visual arts, drama, creative writing, drumming and rhythm, creative movement, music therapy, and art therapy programming. Annually, VSA arts of Alabama serves over 3,000 people with disabilities and chronic illnesses through our programming in community, educational, and healthcare settings across Alabama.

VSA arts of Alabama was founded in 1984 as an affiliate of VSA arts, an international nonprofit organization serving millions of people every year through a nationwide network of affiliates and in 55 countries worldwide. VSA arts was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

19. Summer Camp - Huntsville area

PREMIER COLLABORATIONS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR

CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

CONTACT: Carol at 464-8405 x 205 or 256 783 5151

 

This summer program assists children during the summer months to continue to make gains in many developmental areas.

 

Specific areas of focus throughout the day are

 

· Fine Motor using several modalities of learning including handwriting skills

· Gross Motor through movement and skill acquisition

· Self help eating and toileting

· Classroom Behavior of circle time, transition times and large group imitation

· Small group social play in teacher led game time activities

· Large group social play structured games both in the classroom and playground

· Sensory stimulation through art materials and music

 

This program is designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who oversees the camp. The camp utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and takes advantage of the teachable, natural environment strategies within the principles. The ratio of teacher to student is a 2:1 ratio allowing the teacher the opportunity to give guidance and instruction throughout the day.

 

Activities are designed to provide your child with many enjoyable activities. The typical day begins with a large group circle around the theme of the week, calendar skills, song and other typical activities found in the regular classroom.

 

This is followed by a topical activity, restroom break and a morning snack. After snack, the children will engage in gross motor activities and a sensory art activity based on the theme. The children will also have a music time before going outside. When they come back in, there is a small group social game time while the children prepare for lunch and a quite time/nap. The afternoon offers a second opportunity for each of these skills to be practiced while continuing to remain on theme.

 

You can be assured that your child will have an enjoyable, fun filled summer while learning new skills! Please call to schedule a tour of our facility and discuss your family needs for the summer months! We have a half day program that runs from 8 am to 12 pm, as well as a full day program that runs from 8 am until 5 pm.

Summer Camp - Decatur area

A two-week camp for children, grades 1-5, who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other emotional disorders. An ADHD Fund provides medication assistance and evaluation.

For more information, please contact:

Mental Health Association in Morgan County

207 Commerce Circle, SW

Decatur, AL 35602

Phone: (256) 353-1160

Fax: (256) 353-1163

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20. Mitchell's Place

Phone: 205-957-0294

Address: 4778 Overton Road, Birmingham, AL 35210

Website: www.mitchells-place.com

 

21. Mitchell’s Place Summer Camp

http://mitchells-place.com/programs/summer-camp/

 

22. Tennis at YMCA Greystone.

Children aged 5-21 with ASD welcome. Contact Bama Hager at bamah@autism-Alabama or 205-383-1674 for information or contact Jessica Pohlman at YMCA Greystone Tennis Center 205-981-0144

 

23. Camp Merrimack Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs

Description: Camp Merrimack is a unique arts half-day camp for children ages 3-12. It is open to children with special needs, including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, autism and others. With the success of our Dance Your Dreams! program, we are excited to offer more artistic opportunities for students. Classes will include music, theatre, dance, and visual art. With our positive approach, engaging philosophy and 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio, our overall experience is different from any other. Camp Merrimack provides our students with opportunities to build social skills and creates an environment where they are sure to succeed!

Classes are limited to 15 children per age group and spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Ages 3-7: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 8-12: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Price: $40 per child

 

24. Premier Collaborations Child Development Center Summer Camp

Premier Collaborations Child Development Center

Address: 100 Jetplex Boulevard, Huntsville, AL 35824

Website: www.appliedbehavioralconcepts.net

Contact: Carol Vancil

Phone Number: 256-783-5151

 

25.Camp Discover

Summer Day camp for ages 5-15, sponsored by MARC

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. M-F

$10 per session

MARC is providing an education and entertaining summer program to contribute to the growth of children in our community. CAMP DISCOVER is designed as a low cost summer program for children in Mobile County.

Registration due June 26. To register, call MARC at (251) 479-7409.

 

26. United Cerebral Palsy's CAMP I CAN Underwater Adventure

CAMP "I CAN" UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

Sensory Experiences through Play and Exploration

Cost is $250. / per week

Held at 2075 Max Luther Drive Huntsville

Space is limited. Registrations are taken on a first come first served basis. If you feel your child would benefit from this program but does not meet the qualifications, please contact our staff for additional consideration and to locate other appropriate services.

Call 852-5600 to register ASAP.

Sensory Activities: Community Arts, Music, Water and Sand Play, Arts and Crafts, Computer Technology

Our Staff: Desiree Silvey, Special Instructor; Laura Parks: Technology Specialist; Debbie Daniel, OTR/L; Julie Yockel, CCC/SLP; Annie Iverson, Developmental Specialist; Josh Welkert, Center Volunteer.

Medicaid Primary Insurance payments accepted. Unfortunately, due to lack of sponsorship, scholarships are not available for this year's camp.

 

27. C.A.S.T. for Kids at Lake Guntersville

Contact: Brian & Pam Atkins

Phone: 205-706-9398 OR 205-520-4189

Website: www.alabamacastforkids.org AND www.castforkids.org

Location: Lake Guntersville State Park

 

28. Camp Autism Smiles

Contact: Whitney Meade

Website: www.campautismsmiles.com or www.thekaleidoscopecenter.com

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Camp Autism Smiles provides outdoor recreation in a camp setting for children with autism and their families. It is a weekend camp set on the shores of Lake Martin at Children's Harbor.

 

29. Alabama Special Olympics

Phone: 800-239-3898

Fax: 334-262-9794

Address: 880 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with mental retardation year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports.

30. Arts N Autism

Contact: Jan Sikes

Phone: 205-246-6192

Address: Tuscaloosa, AL

Arts N Autism after school and summer camp program. Available to all children with high-functioning autism, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Housed at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. Serving children between the ages of 5-18. Activities include: visual arts, music, social skills, integrated movement therapy (yoga) and martial arts

 

31. Autism on the Seas

Phone: 800-516-5249

Website: www.autismontheseas.com

Autism Group Cruises: Travel for families and adults with autism.

 

32. Camp ASCCA

Contact: Matt Rickman

Phone: 256-825-9226 OR 800-THE-CAMP

Fax: 256-825-8332

Address: PO Box 21, 5278 Camp ASCCA Drive, Jackson's Gap, AL 36861

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Website: www.campascca.org

ASCCA's goal is to serve those who can derive maximum benefit from the resident camp experience and provide a healthier, happier, longer, and more productive life for children and adults of all abilities. Camp ASCCA will also accent "reverse mainstreaming" by including non-disabled persons with disabled persons.

 

33. Children's Museum of the Shoals

Contact: Angie Nutt

Phone: 256-765-0500

Website: www.shoalschildrenmuseum.org

Special Family Nights for families who have children with autism.

 

34. Corral Connections

Contact: Loren & Deborah Kitchenmaster

Phone: 256-420-4065

Address: 246 Bullit Circle, Ardmore, TN 35739

Website: www.corralconnections.com

Horseback riding therapy.

 

35. Exceptional Foundation

Contact: Tricia Kirk, Executive Director

Phone: 205-870-0776

Fax: 205-871-2555

Address: 1616 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209

Website: www.exceptionalfoundation.org

The Exceptional Foundation is a non-profit organization, which began 15 years ago with five mentally challenged individuals. Today, the foundation serves approximately 250 individuals, with a year-round calendar of programs. Our mission is to meet the social and recreational needs of the mentally and/or physically challenged individuals in the Greater Birmingham Area. Our programs consist of arts, crafts, sporting events, exercise classes, dances, movie nights, girl scouts, music therapy, dog therapy, and many more activities.

 

36. Heartmenders

Contact: Peg Drewry

Phone: 256-694-5830

Address: 823 Cherry Tree Road, Gurley, AL 35748

Horseback riding therapy.

 

37. High Fly Cheer

Phone: 205-655-9876

Address: Trussville, AL

Website: www.highflycheer.com

 

38. Jeannette Leggett, MT/BC

Phone: 256-880-2236

Address: 7235 Statton Drive, Huntsville, AL35802

Music therapy/classes.

 

39. Music Together of Madison

Contact: Amie Furber

Phone: 256-325-4718

Address: 108 Bridgefield Road, Madison, AL 35758

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40. Oak Mountain Youth Baseball/Softball Challenger League

Address: 5452 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL 35242

Phone: 205-995-1776

Website: www.omybs.org

Challenger League at OMYBS provides boys and girls with disabilities the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing Youth League Baseball. The purpose of the league is to provide an athletic experience for children who are physically or mentally challenged, in a wholesome, supervised environment, and expose those children to the benefits offered by team sports.

 

41. Special Equestrians Organization

Phone: 205-987-9462

Address: 900 Woodward Drive, Indians Springs, AL 35124

Website: www.specialequestriansinc.com

Ages 2-Adult. Horseback riding program at Indian Springs School. Recreation and therapy for children or adults who are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged (with doctor approval).

 

42. Special Ones Summer Camp

Contact: Briarwood Presbyterian Church

Phone: 205-776-5237

Address: Birmingham, AL

Website: www.questrecreation.org

Special Ones Summer Camp for mentally handicapped children is a Christian camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 with disabilities of all types, including wheelchair users. This camp is being offered through the cooperation of two ministries of Briarwood Presbyterian Church: Special Connections (a ministry to disabled children and their families) and Camp Briarwood (a long established camping program with an outstanding reputation). The Special Ones campers will participate with the Camp Briarwood campers in nearly all activities.

 

43. Forging Friendships Summer Pragmatic Language Camp

This group is designed for children who have difficulties with social language skills.  Children who struggle making friends or maintaining a conversation with others could benefit from this group.

2 sessions beginning June 5th and June 19th

Jennifer Shelor, Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology Team Leader
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (205) 638-7503


 
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