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

DANISH
http://www.aspergerinfo.org

Autism Society of Collin County (ASCC)
autism-ascc.org

National Autism Association of North Texas
http://www.naa-nt.org/

Echidnas Group
www.echidnasgroup.org

Camps

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
www.campsummittx.org

Camp Kodiak - Ontario, Canada
An integrated, non-competitive program for LD, ADHD/ADD and mainstream children and teens - focus is on teaching social skills
www.campkodiak.com

Camp C.A.M.P. (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. (210) 292-3566 www.campcamp.org

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
(315) 831-3621
www.nwood.com

Respite Care for Special-Needs Children

Friday NITE Friends
Meets 6-10 p.m. on Friday nights
Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano
(972) 618-3450
e-mail: Fridaynitefriends@crumc.org
www.fridaynitefriends.org