Summer Fun for Birth to Five


Finding the right program, camp or community event for your young child with autism can be daunting. Sometimes filling up a bucket of water on the front steps is all you need to fill lazy summer days, but busy parents need options that require less hands-on support, and maybe a break? Here are some of our favorite programs for your little one.

Keep your eye out for our post about finding a perfect summer camp fit and structuring the whole summer so everyone has fun.

  • MN Landscape Arboretum
  • Hennepin County Library
  • Walker Art Center
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • ECFE/District Programs – google your school district’s name. Once on their web site, find “Community Ed.” There should be a section called “Youth or Child” programming. Or call them for more info.
  • City Recreational Programs – google your city’s name followed by recreation. There should be a document to download with tons of child programming. Or call them for info.
  • Reach for Resources – while city and district recreation programs are terrific, sometimes your child needs extra support during these activities. Organizations like Reach partner with these programs to provide that needed support.

Do you know of a great summer fun resource for parents of children aged birth to five? Help a neighbor out and post them in the comments section.

Author: Shannon

Shannon parents a son on the spectrum, lives in MN and writes to stay sane. She is passionate about connecting families to the services that will transform their lives. Read her full bio here.

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