Amusement Parks and Camps (many camps closed down permanently during Covid.) If you would like me to add Canada, please let me know.

These camps and amusement parks are set apart from others because they are made with special needs people in mind. Many have financial programs/grants available. Some of the camps are week long with stays in cabins and such, others are day camps. Please refer to their site for details. I do list camps specifically for adults because there are so many families still caring for their adult children with disabilities (please note, many of these camps also serve adults).

Check with your health insurance companies. Some have funds set aside to help pay for camps like these, they are hidden under services called “Value Added Services.”

World wide or amusement parks:
sports camp – Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, and Australia
water park – Dubai – disability access and discounts
water park – Denmark – disability access and 1 free companion per disabled person
water park and amusement park – Texas, USA – 100% made for people with disabilities and family

USA:
country wide sensory friendly films
13 locations across the US, focuses on social skills and education
biking, swimming, and dance classes designed for those with disabilities. (there are less than there used to be due to covid)


camps by state:
Alabama
physical and developmental disabilities
preforming arts for special needs
diabetes
Alaska

arizona
amputation
siblings of special needs kids

high functioning autism and Asperger’s
mental health
Arkansas
“diverse disabilities”
physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions
diabetes

California
amputaions
sports camp – autism/Asperger’s
behavioral health and autism
various disabilities
heart disease
ADHD and learning disabilities
all disabilities
mental health, behavioral, ADHD, high functioning autism
college transition program for older teens with special needs
college transition program for older teens with special needs
diabetes
deafness
colorado
pediatric cancer and siblings
autism/Asperger’s
deaf and hard of hearing
cancer and other serious illness
motor disabilities
serious illness
various disabilities
diabetes

connecticut
developmental and intellectual disabilities
burn survivors
seriously ill and family
theater for special needs
Delaware

see Maryland


florida
amputations
seriously/dangerously ill
high functioning autism/Asperger’s
various disabilities and family
autism, Down’s syndrome, sensory issues, developmental delays
cognitive, emotional, physical and/or sensory disabilities
college transition program for older teens with special needs
high functioning autism/Asperger’s
developmental disabilities
various disabilities
various developmental disabilities and autism
developmental disabilities and behavioral
various disabilities and serious illness
Georgia
Tourette’s and Tic disorders
various disabilities
all disability types
neurobiological disorders, learning disabilities, autism
various disabilities and siblings
sports camp – physical disabilities
social skills
mild to moderate special needs
various disabilities
“Autistic Artists”
mental health
mental health
childhood cancer and family
intellectual and developmental disabilities
blind and visually impaired
autism
sports fitness for special needs
developmental disabilities
amputations/limb loss
various disabilities
spina bifida

hawaii
idaho
Amputation/limb loss
childhood cancer and family

illinois
Tourette syndrome and tic disorder
intellectual disabilities and autism
developmental disabilities
various disabilities

various disabilities
diabetes
indiana
college transition program for older teens with special needs

adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
various disabilities

inclusive
ADHD, autism,/Asperger’s, anxiety
social and emotional challenges

Iowa
diabetes
various disabilities
various disabilities
various disabilities
kansas
various disabilities
various special needs, no wheelchairs
various disabilities

Kentucky
intellectual disabilities
adults with developmental disabilities
louisiana
heart conditions
various disabilities

pulmonary issues
boys 11-15 social and emotional issues
various disabilities (staffed by medical students)
childhood cancer, blood disorders, and family
deaf and children with deaf parents

maine
Amputation/limb loss
high functioning autism and other communication issues
life threatening illness and family
maryland
all disabilities
Amputation/limb loss
deaf and hard of hearing
various disabilities
mild disabilities
emotional and behavioral issues
deaf and hearing children of deaf parents
learning difficulties
various disabilities
autism

massachusetts
college transition program for older teens with special needs
ADHD, autism, learning disability, executive function disorder, etc
mental health
teen and adults with developmental disabilities
diabetes
promotes self advocacy among older teens

mild to moderate disabilities
childhood cancer and siblings
Michigan
all disabilities
all disabilities

Tourette’s and tic disorder
teens and adults with special needs
various special needs and siblings
physical disabilities
autism
various disabilities
various disabilities
childhood cancer or children related to someone with cancer
social skills
inclusion, various disabilities
cancer, blood disorders, and serious illness
epilepsy
various disabilities
various special needs (camp A.B.L.E.)
adults with disabilities
developmental and intellectual disabilities

minnesota
developmental and cognitive disabilities, deaf/heard of hearing
sensory and behavioral issues
(unknown)
all disabilities
food allergies and family
theater for special needs
dance for special needs
heart disease
for teens on the spectrum or with learning difficulties transitioning to college
autism
grieving families
autism and related disorders
autism and learning differences
mississippi
older teens and adults with intellectual disabilities
adults with varying disabilities

missouri
Amputations/limb loss
all disabilities
inclusion available
developmental disabilities
inclusion
autism or social communication disorder
inclusion
burn survivors
montana
diabetes
mental health
childhood cancer and family
diabetes
cancer and family

nebraska
inclusion
various special needs
childhood cancer and blood disorders
diabetes
autism
diabetes
nevada
 social/recreational programs for all ages year around
individuals with special needs
Camp Buck – diabetes

new hampshire
all disabilities
diabetes
mental health, behavioral issues, Asperger’s, ADHD… and “other”
mental health, Asperger’s, ADHD, and non verbal learning disorders
older teens, most with Asperger’s, ADHD, or NLD
JRA
chronic health issues and family
ADHD and high functioning autism
developmental and/or physical challenges
new jersey
muscular dystrophy
pre-vocational training
intellectual disabilities and autism
All abilities
intellectual disabilities
Tourette’s and family
ADHD, Asperger’s, and social skill challenges
autism, PDD, Asperger’s, ADHD, ODD, and social anxiety
visually impaired
autism and behavioral issues
ages 18+, brain injuries
social skills
mild disabilities
all abilities
deaf/hard of hearing
developmental disabilities
childhood cancer
All abilities
adults with special needs
theater camp for special needs

New Mexico
deaf and hard of hearing, and ASL camps
childhood cancer
childhood cancer and survivors
all disabilities
new york
Autism, ADHD, learning and developmental disabilities
all disabilities
seriously/dangerously ill
physical disabilities

mild to moderate developmental disabilities
art for autism and learning differences
older teens, autism and learning differences
various disabilities
learning issues
PT, OT, ST focused
various special needs
physical and developmental disabilites
 dyslexia, central auditory processing disorder, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD
adults with Down’s and other disabilities
adults with developmental disabilities
developmental disabilities
developmental disabilities, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
developmental disabilities
various disabilities
developmental disabilities
Tourette’s Syndrome
various disabilities
chronic illness, sickle cell, and HIV/AIDS
childhood cancer
various disabilities

North carolina
various disabilities
high school students -ASL camps
deaf and hard of hearing
autism
ages 2y/o – 3rd grade, ST focused
autism
therapeutic riding
diabetes
all disabilities
terminally and seriously ill children and families
north dakota
physical and developmental disabilities

ohio
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
autism and similar diagnoses
various disabilities
ADHD
learning disabilities
 autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit, mood disorders, and neuroatypical children
various disabilities
oklahoma
juvenile arthritis
all disabilities
various disabilities
various disabilities
developmental disabilities
blind and visually impaired
intellectual and developmental disabilities

Oregon
Autism, Asperger’s, communication disorders
deaf and hard of hearing
childhood cancer
Speech focused
all abilities
various disabilities
heart conditions
various disabilities
epilepsy
various disabilities and family retreat
autism spectrum disorder
“multi ability”
bereavement
pennsylvania
mild to moderate learning or developmental disabilities
various disabilites
bereavement
mild developmental disabilities and Asperger’s
mild to moderate special needs
inclusive
boys ages 7-17, ADHD
Autism
bereavement
inclusive, handicapped accessible facilities
inclusive to intellectual disabilities
diabetes
social and emotional skills
stuttering
various disabilities
ADHD, Asperger’s, learning differences
adults with developmental disabilities
various disabilities
various disabilities, including adult camps for hearing impaired and vision impaired
children with social issues
various disabilities
adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
transitional/independent living program for older teens and young adults with special needs
adults with developmental disabilities
mild to moderate developmental and intellectual disabilities
diabetes
inclusive events, all abilities and all ages
various disabilities
intellectual and developmental disabilities
autism, 22q, asthma, hematology, and siblings
all abilites

rhode island
developmental and intellectual disabilities
south carolina
physical disabilities and chronic illness

south dakota
tennessee
“Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Physical Disabilities, Mental Disabilities”
various disabilities
all disabilities
inclusive
various disabilities

Texas
various disabilities and family (special rates for disabled peoples)
all disabilities and family
all disabilities
ADHD, high functioning Autism, Asperger’s
all disabilities
special needs age 5- 22
gluten free
special needs and chronic illness
all disabilities, and family camp
all disabilities
“down syndrome, autism, intellectual delay, cerebral palsy and many others”
grief camp and inclusion with other programs
adults with Down’s
developmental disabilities and family
various disabilites
epilepsy
inclusive
utah
various special needs
all abilities

vermont
deaf/hard of hearing, children with deaf family members
various disabilities
 “Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Turner Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s syndrome & PDD- NOS”
autism and Asperger’s
virginia
inclusive for mild learning and mild physical disabilities
various disabilities
various disabilities
physical disabilities
social skills
all disabilities
autism and family camps
amputees
inclusion learning disabilities
developmental disabilities
medical needs
ST
PT and social skills
various special needs
developmental disabilities

washington
diabetes
inclusive
developmental disabilities and serious medical conditions
developmental disabilities
various disabilities
various disabilities
Washington D.C.
various disabilities

west virginia
childhood cancer and bleeding disorders
inclusion and food allergies
various special needs day camps
Wisconsin
all disabilities
diabetes
siblings of people with disabilities
diabetes
“Learning Disabilities | Differences | Special Needs”
“learning disabilities, cognitive challenges, autism spectrum disorders, physical health difficulties and a variety of other diagnoses”
various disabilities
developmental disabilities
developmental, physical, emotional/behavioral disabilities
burn survivors
heart disease
inclusive, handicap accessible

wyoming
ADHD