Ask the Nurse: Searching for a Suitable Summer Camp
Question: My child has special needs and I would like for him to go to camp this summer. Where do I begin to look for a suitable place?
Answer: There are camps designed specifically for children with special needs. These camps take children with issues ranging from developmental differences, like autism or intellectual disabilities, to medical issues like diabetes and cancer and to those who are technology dependent like children on ventilators. These types of camps may be a good option for your child.
These camps have environments which are geared towards a child with special needs. They also offer the opportunity to socialize with peers who have the same disability. In addition, it is an opportunity for networking with other families and the fact that all activities will be appropriate for the type of disability for your child is always a plus.
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