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Summer Camps and Activities for Exceptional Students!

Updated: Apr 20, 2018

Here is a quick and convenient list of activities your child with special needs can participate in!

Can you believe school will be out in a MONTH?? This year has been flying by and we know how busy schedules are this time of year! To ease the load on you, we wanted compile a list of resources and activities that a child with special needs can participate in this summer! Below you will find a list of organizations in and around the Baton Rouge area:

Gateway Transition Center - comprehensive and intensive programs which are focused on helping young adults on the autism spectrum to be more independent and live a more fulfilled life

Active for Autism Walk - 5K Run/Walk & Fun Fest promotes awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of those affected by autism. This year it will be held May 5th!

AMC Baton Rouge 16 – Sensory Friendly Films – second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month.

BREC Inclusive Recreation - programs which consists of individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities in their community. Some of the activities include:

Adult Interactive Days

Various locations

For adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities

Run daily from 10am-noon

Movie Monday

Interactive Room Tuesday

Sports Wednesday

Crafts Thursday

Karaoke Friday

BREC Camp Sunshine - Camp Sunshine is an exclusive summer camp designed for campers with mental and developmental disabilities

GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship, Baton Rouge - horseback riding for adults and children with special needs

Courageous Kids Softball and Soccer - exclusive sports leagues designed to accommodate children with all types of special needs

Lions Club Camp - free camp for qualifying children with disabilities

The Arc, Baton Rouge - inclusive recreation programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Chuck E Cheese Sensory Sundays - sensory friendly experience the first Sunday of every month

We are looking forward to a great summer! If your organization would like to be added to this list, please contact us! #AutismAwarenes #SummerCamp

-Jessica Waggoner, M.A., CCC-SLP

-Kelly Shay, M.A., CCC-SLP

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