How can I find out about possible summer activities available for my child?

The Recreational Program at the Autism Programs can offer fun community activities that provide inclusive social-recreational programs for adolescents and adults with ASD. Examples include (but are not limited to): Drumming, Tick Talk, Yoga, Archery, Fishing. Some of the ongoing programs are Just For Kicks Martial Arts, Theatre-in-the-Making, and Adaptive Kayaking.
For more information about these programs and others, contact (800) 270-1861.

The New Mexico Autism Society offer community activities for teenagers, adults with ASD, and their families.
For more information about The New Mexico Autism Society call (505) 332-0306.

At your child’s IEP, you can ask to discuss the possibility of extended school year services and the IEP team will make this determination. Your child’s teacher will need to take data prior to the IEP to show that your child regression after returning from a break (either the weekend or holiday).
For more information about these services and parent rights, you can refer to the Parents Reaching Out Publications or call Parents Reaching Out at (800) 524-5176 or (505) 247-0192.

Keep in mind that a discussion about extended school year services should occur at your child’s IEP because it is one of the “11 considerations”. The 11 considerations are a mandated discussion to occur during the IEP for a child who has a diagnosis of ASD.
For more information about the 11 considerations or for informational briefs on this subject or other resources, call the Autism Family and Provider Resource Team at (800) 270-1861 or (505) 272-1852.