Summer Camps
Heart of Texas Autism Network
Updated 6-17-11 Updated 7-10-11
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provides support,
for membership and
no dues. Monthly
meetings are held with
guest speakers, There
is no charge open
discussions and

Free qualified child
care is usally
available, with a
reservation, for
children with autism
spectrum disorders
and their siblings.

For more information
on child care,
speakers, topics,
meeting date, time
and location, please
visit our

HOTAN is a 501(c)(3)
and donations are
tax deductible.
For a free HOTAN
brochure PDF file
click here.

HOTAN seeks
Spanish to help the
parents of ASD
persons whose
primary language is

Those qualified and
able to help should
contact HOTAN
through our
Us page.

HOTAN is seeking
volunteers to organize and
execute various programs,
activities and functions it
supports.  HOTAN needs
help with  fundraisers,
programs (monthly meetings,
supper clubs and other
informational and social
events), community relations,
volunteer coordination, and
communications (website,
newsletters and publicity).

Creativity and
enthusiasm is
welcome! To
volunteer, please
contact Anita Karney
email, or call
(214) 766-3260.

ASD Qualified
A number of the staff
members who
worked at the Arc of
McLennan County
Summer Day Camp
for Children with
Disabilities are
available for
childcare or sitting.

For a list of names
with contact
information, contact
Anita Karney by
email or call (214)

Western Heights
Baptist Church
in Waco is seeking
people who have
experience working
with children with
autism, for paid staff
positions. Those
who can help, please
contact Children’s
Minister Marcy Smith
The Texas Lions Camp is expanding their free camping program for children with
with Down Syndrome.

Up to 75 children who have Down Syndrome will have the opportunity to attend camp.

For more information and to download an application visit the Lions Camp
or contact Alice Kingston of the Heart of Texas Network for Down Syndrome by
or telephone her at (254) 230-9782.
Texas Lions Camp now includes Down Syndrome
Charis Hills is a Christian Summer Camp for children with ADD, ADHD, High-Functioning
Autism, Asperger's disorder, and other special needs.
Camp Summit Summer Camp in Argyle, Texas

For more information, contact Camp C.A.M.P. at 2525 Ladd St., Bldg. 3850,
Camp C.A.M.P. also offers respite care weekends
Camp Care A Lot is a week-long day summer day camp for military and civilian special needs
campers (5 to 21 years old).  For more information, including an application and registration
form with instructions in a PDF file,
click here.
ability to interact with others while increasing their competence and confidence to develop
Click here to download the registration/information packet.
All camps will be held at the Blackstock Center located at 700 McPherson Road in Ft. Worth,
These camps will specifically teach two Social Thinking concepts daily.
The Social Thinking® model is a developmental and behavioral approach that teaches social
behavior, communication, and thinking concepts to individuals challenged in these areas.  
Students learn the “language” of social reasoning to help them “think” about appropriate
social skills in a variety of settings and environments.

For more information, contact Fran Templeton, 817-454-6501 or at
Summer Day Camp

Half-day summer camp for one week for children/youth on the autism spectrum. For more
information go to
meaningful jobs, and prepare campers for a step up to the next level of independence.
Come fall, the camp will convert to a group home.
Campers will have the option of staying on as residents in the Fall.
Go to for more information.