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May 15th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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I am not sure if any girls here have older kids with special needs but here is my question. I do not feel comfortable sending Justin somewhere where he wont get extra attention or kept an extra eye on.
School is out in 2 weeks and I have no clue what to do with him to keep him busy, socialize with other kids.....
I dont want to send him to some summer camp with teenage idiots looking after kids, or some place that isn't equipped.

What do you girls do with your kids during the summer to keep them entertained?
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May 15th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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what does your local easter seals offer?
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May 15th, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Our local Easter Seals is over an hour away. From my understanding its more of a school.
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May 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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We do lots of trips to the park, and have made a few friends in the neighborhood that we get together with at their house or ours. We also do baseball usually, not this year cuz of surgery, but if he is able its a great way to get them out and doing something
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May 15th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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See if your park district works with your county co-op. Ours has a group specifically formed call the FVSRA (Fox Valley Special Recreation Association). They run their own camps and summer programs, but the locations aren't convenient us. However, they offer free one-on-one aides for any program we enroll our son in, through the school district. This will be Kyle's third summer attending summer camp (month long program that runs 2-5 days, depending on the weekly program you sign up for). The aide is fully trained to deal with your child's needs as well. They also offer the program for preschool through the park district, which Kyle was in this winter/spring.

This summer, in addition to camp in June, we've signed Kyle up for swimming lessons in August (he has extended school year through the school district in July). Anyway, I'm really excited about the swim lessons, since he loves being in the water. And since he'll have his own aide, I can keep an eye on my younger son during class.

Our rates are pretty good as well. We're paying $110 for 3d/wk for Summer camp, and $55 for a two wk/10day swim class. Again, no charge for the aide.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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All of the Easter Seals in our area are at least an hour away too.
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May 17th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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I signed Alex up for the Miracle League. It is a special needs base ball team. They have a special field, so children in wheel chairs can also play. Every child gets to hit (there is no 3 strikes and your out), they get to bat until they hit the ball and every game ends in a tie, so it's great for self esteem too. Every child has a helper, that helps them bat and what not if they need the help. Here's the website The Miracle League
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May 17th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Kittycat- that sounds awesome. Our city doesn't offer anything like that.. atleast not that I know of in the last year. Where do you live? BTW is the same program doing the swim lessons? I want to get Justin into swim lessons SO BAD. The only place around here is the Y and its a bunch of dumb teenagers.. I signed up for it and went once..it was terrible!

AlexKateAiden Mom- Thanx for that link, I am going to check it out
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