List of Schools and Camps Focused on the Special Needs of Misunderstood Kids:
* Peterson's Special Schools page provides information about how to choose the best school for your child--very helpful for parents of children with special needs.
IMPACT - Whittier Christian School--I.M.P.A.C.T. = Increasing Might, Power, Academics, Choices, and Truth. This is an opportunity program for students with specialized needs within the Whittier Christian School System, involving the two elementary schools and the junior high school. The program is directed by a dynamic and caring specialist, Mrs. Joyce L. Inouye, M.A.Ed.
IMPACT, Whittier Christian School
11700 S. Maybrook Ave.
Whittier, California 90604
phone: (562) 947-3757
Opportunity Program - Grace Christian School-- Provides a learning environment that enables children to overcome learning differences, to spark and develop their ability to succeed at school, to build their skills, confidence, and character so as to empower them to manage life and reach their highest personal potential. This program is directed by an experienced and concerned educator, Mrs. Anita M. Burch, M.A.Ed.
Opportunity Program, Grace Christian School
5100 Cerritos Ave., Bldg. A
Cypress, California 90630
phone: (714) 761-5200
Vista School - Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services -- Vista School provides services to SED and learning disabled students in the second through twelfth grades. Our programs emphasize academic, behavioral, social and vocational learning skills and experience geared to each child's individual needs.
3200 Motor Ave.,
Los Angeles, California 90034
phone: (310) 836-1223 fax: (310) 836-3506
Westmark Learning Resource Center -- A multi-sensory, whole-child approach to educating high-potential students with language-based learning differences.
5461 Louise Ave.,
Encino, California 91316
phone: (818) 986-5045 fax: (818) 986-2605
PIMA Academy -- A pioneering school, specifically focused on children with ADHD, located in Pima County in Tucson, Arizona.
8050 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
The Gow School for Dyslexia and Learning Differences . -- The Gow School, founded in 1926, is a college preparatory school for young men with dyslexia and similar language based learning differences.
e-mail The Gow School
fax: (716) 652-3457
Morningside Academy -- Provides behaviorally designed academic and social programs for children ranging from ages 5 to 18, and grades K-10.
1633 12th Ave in Capital Hill
web site includes a "contact us" mailform
F. L. Chamberlain School -- Provides treatment for students ages 11-22, in either a day or a residential setting, who have ADHD, Asperger's disease, Bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, and other difficulties that effect learning and behavior.
F.L. Chamberlain School
Star Ranch -- Almost all the children at Star Ranch are faced with multiple problems. Star Ranch works with these children to maximize the child's potential and to decrease the overall effect of the disability or the child's self worth.
HCR 7 Box 39 C
Ingram, Texas 78025
1-830-367-4868 Office or 1-830-367-2814 Fax
Aspen Achievement -- A fully-accredited, professionally supervised outdoor therapy program for adolescents.
P.O. Box 400 Loa, Utah 84747
1-800-283-8334 / FAX 562-402-7036
Landmark College -- Accredited college exclusively serving students with dyslexia, ADHD, or specific learning disabilites.
e-mail Landmark College
RR 1, Box 1000, Putney, Vermont 05346
Timber Ridge School -- A Residential Treatment Center and Accredited School for Emotionally Disturbed Adolescent Boys
P.O. Box 3160
Winchester, VA 22604
NAWA Academy -- Emphasizes experiential (hands-on) education in all aspects of its curriculum.
e-mail NAWA Academy
17351 Trinity Mountain Road
French Gulch, CA 96033
Stone Mountain School at Camp Elliott -- Provides long-term residential care in an outdoor environment and serves boys ages 10 through 17 who may exhibit learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and emotional or behavioral problems.
e-mail Information / Admissions
126 Camp Elliott Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
Telephone: (828) 669-8639
Fax: (828) 669-2521
Hampshire Country School -- Provides appropriate structure and support for certain students with nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and other disorders and is designed to involve and educate the bright, active, and interested side of each child rather than to dwell on the student's limitations and difficulties.
e-mail Hampshire Country School
122 Hampshire Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Before looking at individual camps, I would suggest reading this article from the Schwab Learning Organization: Connecting With Others: Summer Camps for Kids
Partners in Adventure Camp-- "Celebrating diverse abilities". Partners In Adventure camp is working with local organizations to group young people ages 12-21 who have disabilities with their non-disabled peers for a summer camp experience.
e-mail General Information
PO Box 867
Shelburne, VT 05482
Vail Valley Learning Camp--The Learning Camp recognizes that each child comes with a unique set of challenges. Their focus is working with children with ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as various other learning challenges.
e-mail Vail Valley Learning Camp
PO Box 1146
Vail, Colorado 81658
Phone (970) 926 - 2706
Camp CAMP-- A unique and nationally recognized summer camp for children with special needs and their siblings and other interested children. .
P.O. Box 27086
San Antonio, Texas 78227
Fax: (210) 671-3290
Round Lake Camp-- Round Lake Camp , located in Pennsylvania's Northeast Pocono Mountains, offers children with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or mild learning disabilities specially designed recreation that is paired with directed social guidance to provide campers attainable success. .
e-mail Eugene Bell
Winter: (973) 575-3333 x122
Summer: (717) 798-2551
Camp Winston--Supporting individuals with neurological disorders, including Tourette Syndrome, through Summer Residential Recreational Programmes, Behaviour Management Workshops and Weekend Retreats.
e-mail Camp Winston
Tel: (905) 707-3427Muskoka Office:
Fax: (905) 707-6436
Tel: (705) 689-9096
Fax: (705) 689-9860
Camp Northwood--Camp Northwood is oriented toward children with low self-esteems, learning challenges and attention deficit disorders in need of a structured supportive summer environment.
e-mail Camp Northwood
15 Seabrook Lane
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3323
Remsen, NY 13438
Camp Nuhop--A safe place for boys and girls with learning disabilities,behavior disorders and/or attention deficit disorders.
e-mail Camp Nuhop
404 Hillcrest Drive
Ashland, OH 44805
Office Phone and Fax: (419) 289-2227
Additional Camp Information Links:
KidsCamps.com --Includes links to camps for kids with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities.
is hearing a student say,
"Thank you for understanding me."
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