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1. Bridgeway Alabama
For more information or to register visit website full listings: http://bridgewayalabama.com/events/birmingham
Drama Camp (1st-5th Grade) June 10, 2014-June 19, 2014
Drama Camp (6th -12th Grade) June 10, 2014- June 19, 2014
Lego Stop Motion Camp (1st-5th Grade) July 22, 2014-July 24, 2014
Sports Camp June 3, 2014-July 31, 2014
Teambuilding Science Camp (5th-9th Grade) July 15, 2014-July 17, 2014
Hoops Basketball Camp (5th- 12th grade) July 15, 2014-July 17, 2014

2. Children's Hands-On-Museum of Tuscaloosa
2213 University Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-4235
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!


3. Camp Lakey Gap
Christmount Assembly
222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-8977
www.christmount.org/camplakeygap
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4. Child's Play Therapy Center Summer Camps
Friendship Factory- Learn important social skills like sharing, turn taking, personal space and conflict resolution.
Language Leapers- For preschoolers age 3-5 years, this camp will focus on language development and beginning literacy skills.  Children will participate in story time, crafts and games centered around thematic units.
Printing Power-This camp is for children entering 1st and 2nd grade. The camp will include games, music, crafts, and multi-sensory activities to improve pencil grip, letter formation, line placement, and sentence skills
Visit either link below
Birmingham
http://www.childsplaytherapycenter.com/birmingham-camps-groups/
Huntsville
http://www.childsplaytherapycenter.com/huntsville-camps-groups/

5. Equines Assisting Special Individuals
http://easitrc.org/
Barn # 205-387-7486
242 Summerville Road
Jasper, AL 35504-6539

6. SNAP –Special Needs Accessible Playground/ John Mark Stallings Park
www.snapplayground.org
This is a water park designed for fun recreation with activities for children with disabilities and sensory issues.
Contact: Bob Francis, Project Manager
Address: P.O. Box 512
Hartselle, AL 35640
256-227-3483


7. 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/

8. 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.


9. Camp Strive - Children's Harbor
http://www.pslstrive.org/camp
As part of an integrated vacation day camp and summer program, CAMP STRIVE provides tweens, teens and young adults (ages 11-24) with developmental disabilities with a summer of making friends, playing games and learning valuable skills in a safe, inclusive environment. During each camp sesssion, campers participate in classes and activities including: sports & games, nutrition & cooking, arts & crafts, and field trips to local attractions. Campers will be supported at all times by caring, professional staff who have completed the PSL STRIVE training program for direct support professionals.

Campers should bring a bag lunch each day. Early dropoff and/or late pickup will be available for an additional fee of $35 per week and must be arranged in advance. Please note we do not accept half day registrations. We will accept cash, check or credit card. Payment should be received before or on the first day of camp. Camp registration forms must be filled out and submitted to STRIVE prior to campers first day of Camp STRIVE.For more info contact Heather at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (207)-774-6278.

 

10. Premier Collaborations - Huntsville
http://collaborationscdc.com/index.html
Child Development Center
100 Jetplex Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 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.

12. Easter Seals Opportunity League
Contacts: Kelli Keith 314-2187 OR Billy Crandall 620-6426

13. The Miracle League
The Miracle League is a baseball program designed to let kids unique needs enjoy the game of baseball. All ages.
Moody: 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: www.huntsvillemiracleleague.org
Montgomery: www.mtgml.com
Troy: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

14. 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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15. 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

16. Puzzle Piece
www.puzzlepiecealabama.com
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

17. VSA
http://www.vsaalabama.org/
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.

18. 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.
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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19. Mitchell's Place
Website: www.mitchells-place.com
Phone: 205-957-0294
Address: 4778 Overton Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
Mitchell’s Place Summer Camp
http://mitchells-place.com/programs/summer-camp/


20. Tennis at YMCA Greystone.
Children aged 5-18 with ASD welcome. Contact Bama Hager at bamah@autism-Alabama or 205-383-1674 to register $25 registration includes t-shirt. Fridays in June 2014

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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.

24. 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 TechnologyOur Staff: Desiree Silvey, Special Instructor; Laura Parks: Technology Specialist; Debbie Daniel, OTR/L; Julie Yockel, CCC/SLP; Annie Iverson,  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.

25. C.A.S.T. for Kids at Lake Guntersville
Contact: Brian & Pam Atkins
Phone: 205-706-9398 OR 205-520-4189
Website: www.castforkids.org
Location: Lake Guntersville State Park
August 2, 2014

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. Arts N Autism
http://www.artsnautism.org/Arts_n_Autism/summercamp.html
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

29. Autism on the Seas
Phone: 800-516-5249
Website: www.autismontheseas.com
Autism Group Cruises: Travel for families and adults with autism.

30. 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.

31. Children's Museum of the Shoals
Website: www.shoalschildrenmuseum.org
Contact: Angie Nutt
Phone: 256-765-0500
Special Family Nights for families who have children with autism.
June 26th 2014 5pm-7pm

32. Corral Connections
Website: www.corralconnections.com
Contact: Loren & Deborah Kitchenmaster
Phone: 256-420-4065
Address: 246 Bullit Circle, Ardmore, TN 35739
Horseback riding therapy.

33. Exceptional Foundation
Website: www.exceptionalfoundation.org
Contact: Tricia Kirk, Executive Director
Phone: 205-870-0776
Fax: 205-871-2555
Address: 1616 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209
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.

34. Heartmenders
Contact: Peg Drewry
Phone: 256-694-5830
Address: 823 Cherry Tree Road, Gurley, AL 35748
Horseback riding therapy.

35. High Fly Cheer
Website: www.highflycheer.com
Phone: 205-655-9876
Address: Trussville, AL

36. Jeannette Leggett, MT/BC
Phone: 256-880-2236
Address: 7235 Statton Drive, Huntsville, AL35802
Music therapy/classes.

37. Music Together of Madison
Contact: Amie Furber
Phone: 256-325-4718
Address: 108 Bridgefield Road, Madison, AL 35758
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

38. Oak Mountain Youth Baseball/Softball Challenger League
Website: www.omybs.org
Address: 5452 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-995-1776
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.

39. Special Equestrians Organization
Website: www.specialequestriansinc.comPhone: 205-987-9462
Address: 900 Woodward Drive, Indians Springs, AL 35124
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).

39. Special Ones Summer Camp
Website: www.questrecreation.org
Contact: Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Phone: 205-776-5237
Address: Birmingham, AL
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.
June 9-13th 1st and 2nd grade
June 16th-20th 2nd and 3rd
June 23-27th 2nd 3rd grade

40. SensoryBus
http://thesensorybus.com/
The SensoryBus™ is a mobile sensory experience based on the Snoezelen® concept of controlled sensory exploration. In essence, The SensoryBus comes to you. Schools, daycares, skilled-care facilities and private individuals can contract for therapeutic sessions on the bus. Great for birthday parties or summer activities!

 
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1. Red Mountain Theatre Company
205-324-2424
PO Box 278, Birmingham, AL 35201
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.redmountaintheatre.org
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
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
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: Contact: John Miller, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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:Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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 CENTERSUMMER 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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Friends, if you have a spare second please vote for Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Alabama, as a top 15 finalist for the Miss America pageant. Not only is she an awesome representative of our state but she has dedicated her platform to autism awareness. ASA is so proud of her and we would love to see her bring the Miss America title back to Alabama. It would be a win for both our state and autism awareness!

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