One of the great things about living in and around the capital of Texas is all the fantastic resources for parents. With summer on the horizon, how are we going to fill the long days for our kids?
Each year, new and interesting summer camps appear for our kids to try––and they fill up fast. Check out the Austin Chronicle Summer Camp Guide every year.
Austin Family Magazine is a free publication that also puts out a list of the summer camps in Austin and across the state. They can also be found at most grocery stores and there is an online version.
There are also parent groups that have the lowdown on what's happening––and can even give you firsthand experience. Two of the best are:
Remember to check with your local library and the YMCA for what is going on at your nearest location. Therapists can be a great source as well, and may have heard the good and bad from other families.
Whatever you decide to do this summer, remember to take time just for you and your family. Sit, breathe, and enjoy each other on those gorgeous sun filled Texas days.
To find camps, you can also go to the Find Services, Groups, and Events on this website.
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Finding resources, support, and other services we need to help our children with disabilities can be very challenging. Often when we do find an organization or service, we think we’re the last to hear about it. It’s easy to see other families and assume they know all about that great support group you found, or Medicaid waivers, or whatever. Many times, they don’t.