Dallas/Fort Worth Area Support
There are numerous support/information groups in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area for disorders on the autism spectrum as well as other
closely-related disorders. Also, some churches have special programs for
special-needs children. Check the website or contact the group directly
for more information and current meeting times and locations.
Local Support Groups
Autism Society of Collin County (ASCC)
Autism Society of Dallas County
Social skills group for pre-teen and teens with Asperger's Syndrome/High-functioning
Autism. Parents meet concurrently for support and sharing.
Camp Summit - Argyle, Texas
Provides a residential, barrier-free camping experience for persons with special
needs including swimming,horseback riding, performing arts, a rope challenge
course, wilderness and nature study, arts and crafts, fishing, games, camping
and group activities, all adapted to the individual camper's ability.
(972) 484-8900 - Corporate office
Camp Kodiak - Ontario, Canada
An integrated, non-competitive program for LD, ADHD/ADD and mainstream children
and teens - focus is on teaching social skills
(Children's Association for Maximum Potential) - Center Point, Texas
Camp C.A.M.P. is a summer camp for children with special needs, their siblings, and
other interested children. This camp is for any child, regardless of medical, physical,
and/or mental disability between the ages of 5 and 21. Parents should pick the session
that best suits their child. Siblings may attend the same session. Other activities include
Respite Weekends, Parent's Night Out, and Teens Night Out, a Child Development and
Rehabilitation Center, and educational courses. CAMP also hosts family retreats and
conferences throughout the year.
Camp Northwood - Remsen, New York
Provides a coed camping experience to children in need of structure and
individualization. The program is oriented toward a population of socially
immature, isolated, non-aggressive children ranging in age from 8-18 that
experience difficulties in social and academic settings due to a variety of
types of learning challenges.
132 State Route 365, Remsen, NY 13438-5700
Respite Care for Special-Needs Children
Friday NITE Friends
Meets 6-10 p.m. on Friday nights
Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano
Meets 6-10 p.m. each Friday
First United Methodist Church, Denton