One of the most difficult things facing families is what to do every year when summer comes!
Here are some useful sights to help you with the process:
1) This article gives practical advice for finding a summer program:
2) This article, written by a parent, is extremely helpful and talks about the importance of keeping up home programs over the summer:
3) This blog talks about ESY (Extended School Year) and your legal rights. In fact, this whole blog is about Law & Education and it written by an experienced lawyer - it is well done - I recommend checking it out!
4) Research often shows that children with autism are likely to lose skills when there is treatment is removed - typically developing children do not show as dramatic of a drop in their abilities with breaks in education. This finding has been shown in many studies in which a treatment is shown to be effective and generalizes to the natural environment - but at follow-up - skills are no longer present. Here is an example of a study with these kinds of findings (you may have to to order the original article if you are interested in reading the whole thing):
6) If you are not able to obtain services for summer or if you are getting limited services and think your child would benefit from more - TeachTown: Basics is an excellent gap-filler for your home or school program.
Best of luck with your summer programs and hang in there =).