Below are categories of different types of services and resources in our region. Each category lists the names of the providers. To get more details about any of the providers, click on the category titles. If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 or email elizabeth.thornburgh@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Scholarship Funds
Family Support Program 
The Family Support Program provides funds for families who have kids with disabilities. These state funds can often be used to pay for summer camp fees. Click here to download the application and find out if you are eligible for funding. Or, call 423-664-5120.

Educational Programs

REACH, a summer program through the CAC
Cost: of the 6 week program is $695.
Dates: June 14-16, June 21-23, June 28-30, July 12-14, July 19-21, July 26-28
Description:This program is for rising 1st – 5th graders (12 and under) who are currently enrolled in a special education classroom (i.e. DCC or CDC) in Hamilton County or surrounding areas. It will be located at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson. All completed applications must be turned into the Chattanooga Autism Center. A committee will review all applications and notify you of acceptance by March 31st or earlier if classrooms fill up quickly. We are asking families to not submit any money until you have been notified of acceptance.
WEBSITE: http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/reach/
Click here to DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE APPLICATION
Note: The Family Support Program may be able to provide a grant to qualified students. For more information click this link. http://www.orangegrovecenter.org/www/docs/184

Day Camps

Camp Signal!
Signal Centers Children’s Program offers a unique 6-week summer camp for children 3 – 22 years old, specializing in quality care as well as social and emotional development through fun projects and activities for infants, tumblers, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary, middle and high school students.

The children enjoy visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, The Chattanooga Public Library, Percussionist Bob Stagner of Shaking Ray Levi Society, the Hart Gallery, and the Chattanooga Fire Department. Participants also excel in age-appropriate activities in art, movement, music, crafts, sports, woodworking, repurposing, water play, games, singing, dancing, cooking, drama, science, and technology.

Sessions: June 13 – 17, June 25 – 29, June 27 – July 1, July 11 – 15, 18 – 22, 25 – 29
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with options for Before/After Care for an additional weekly fee)
Cost: $200.00 per week, per school age camper. $185.00 per week, per preschool camper.
Early Bird Registration: 10% discount with deadline of April 6, 2015. Register for more than one week and receive a 20% discount.
Attached link here: http://www.signalcenters.org/programs/children-s-services/summer-camp

Overnight Camps

Tailsman Program
5 day overnight camp
Phone: 828-697-6313
Dates: TBD

Description: Talisman Programs provide exceptional summer camp opportunities for young people ages 6-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other learning differences.  Since 1980 their ACA-accredited programs have been offering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. Talisman provides a structured, nurturing environment within an exciting adventure program in which their campers can have a successful summer while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self-image.
Website: http://talismancamps.com/autism-summer-camps/autistic/  Enrollment is limited.

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