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Autism: Summertime Tips for Families

Take advantage of available programs

Believe it or not, there are wonderful programs that exist in many communities just for children with autism. There are research studies that actually promote the use of these social groups to help children. When these kids are placed with others of similar age and development, they have an easier time developing better social and communication skills. These groups can also provide great structure and routine. Many of them are local, and kids are able to go home with their families at the end of the day. Others provide a summer camp, where children with autism spend a whole summer away from home with other kids on the spectrum. No matter which option parents choose, both types of programs can be very beneficial for children with autism. Knowledgeable and qualified professionals who are skilled in helping people with autism run many of these summer groups.