April works full time in higher education balancing her time between her special needs son, handsome husband, elderly mother, and new baby coming in May 2014. She has a background in theatre, film, and television but somehow stumbled into the educational field. She loves spending time with her family, dreaming of the beach and organizing her house.

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2013 Arizona Day Camps for Special Needs Children

AZ MAMA CAMP 2 If you can’t afford to have your child go to an overnight camp or it won’t work for your schedule, day camps are great for special needs children.  There are so many out there that I know some will be missed in the process.  Here is a “best of” list to assist you with your decisions:

Arizona Food Allergy Alliance – Food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Arizona Magic of Music and Dance -Physical and/or mental disabilities.

ARCH Summer Day Camp -Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped

ASU Department of Speech and Hearing Science -Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language-SPELL

Howard S. Gray Education Center at Banner Scottsdale -Remedial instruction

Lauren’s Institute for Education -Resources for special needs children and their parents.  Day Camps are pending on the website.

Lindamood Bell Learning Processes -Reading, Math and comprehension for children and adults with dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, CAPD, and autism spectrum disorders.  Year round programs.

Starways Creative Arts Program -Hi-Star Center Private Special Education School

The BISTA Center -Autism Spectrum Disorder/disabilities behavioral support, interventions and treatment

The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies -Developmental disabilities:  High functioning autism (HFA), Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and other Related Disorders

The Reading and Math Clinic – Reading, spellingand math skills for struggling children

Happy Camping!

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