— INFORMATION —
Idaho Parents Unlimited – supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families. Need help managing your child’s special education? Call them today!
Take the M-CHAT-R – the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a validated developmental screening tool for toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age. It is designed to identify children who may benefit from a more thorough developmental and autism evaluation. There is an option to register on the site, but you may also take the test without registering.
Sensory-friendly Movies – “Sensory-friendly” means some lights are left on, the sound is turned down, and attendees are free to move around the theater. Some theaters offering sensory-friendly showings of kids’ feature films are: Northern Lights Cinema Grill in Nampa, Majestic Cinemas in Meridian, The Country Club Reel Theater in Boise, and Edwards Boise Stadium 21. Visit their websites for more information, or join this Facebook group: Sensory Friendly Movies Treasure Valley
We Are Like Your Child – a website run by adult autistic advocates: “We are undeniably autistic, we have difficulties, and we are unafraid to talk about our difficulties-and the creative problem solving we use to work with them.”
Visit Autism Source a national online database maintained by the Autism Society of America. Listings include resources for autism-related services and supports.
— SUPPORT —
Treasure Valley Autistics – an online support group for autistic adults in southern Idaho. Ages 16-18 allowed to join with parental permission.
Full Spectrum Support, LLC – Offers a parent & family support group for families of teens and adults on the autism spectrum. Meets 3rd Monday of each month.
Amazing Amigos – A support group for adults with disabilities, based in Canyon County.
Boise Autism Moms (BAM) – an online Treasure Valley support group for moms of individuals on the autism spectrum
Boise Asperger’s Support Group – a face-to-face support group for parents of children and teens with Aspergers. It meets every second Thursday of the month at the Main Public Library on 715 S Capital Blvd in Boise from 6:30 pm to 8pm.
Moxie Club – a social group from the Treasure Valley made up of teens and young adults who share the gift and challenge of Aspergers Syndrome, as well as their family and friends
The Autism Shift – a website created by a local mom of an autistic child, with the hope that visitors to the site will completely shift the way they see autistic individuals and understand their full potential.
— ATHLETICS —
All Can Swim! – a new swimming program designed especially for children on the autism spectrum. Contact Amie@allcanswim.com for pricing & more information.
Snake River CrossFit Special Edition – an adapted fitness program for kids with special needs that will run in blocks of six weeks throughout the year. Snake River CrossFit is located in Nampa, Idaho. Please call 208-989-9460 for pricing & more information.
AdVenture Program – a specialized program through Boise Parks & Recreation which offers recreation, wilderness excursions, fitness programs, sports and social activities to individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Also, if you or a family member would like to request an accommodation to participate in any recreation, class, or service offered by Boise Parks & Recreation, contact inclusion services.
Courageous Kids Climbing – a group of rock climbers based in central Idaho that donate their time to teach children with special needs how to climb.