Check out some of these helpful websites!

Harbor Regional Center

Westside Regional Center

Southwest SELPA

California Counsel for Exceptional Children

Friendship Foundation – Social and Recreational Events

Golden Heart Ranch – Day Camp in Agoura Hills

Mychals Learning Place – After School and Other Programs

Best Day Foundation – Los Angeles – Day at the Beach

Social Recreation

City Programs

City of Bellflower: Special needs programs for ages 6 years thru adult who are developmentally or physically disabled or autistic. Participants must be a Bellflower resident. For information and current schedule of activities call: 562-866-5684 or email: [email protected]

City of Carson: Therapeutic Recreation program designed to meet the recreational, social, and physical needs of individuals with disabilities. This program offers classes, sports training and dances with age specific groups for ages 8-12, 13-17 and 18 years and older. Call: 310-835-0212 Ext. 1470 or email: [email protected]. Visit the website:

City of Cerritos: Adaptive recreation and activity programs including activities for children 3 years and older, most activities are for Cerritos residents only. For information: 562-916-1254. Visit the website:

City of Lakewood: Adaptive Recreation is designed to provide equal recreation and leisure opportunities for people with special needs ages 8 years through adults who can function at a 1:4 ratio (staff to participants). For information call 562-865-1717.

City of Long Beach: Adaptive recreation programs are offered for pre-school, youth, and adults including opportunities to develop music and art abilities, improve fitness levels and sports skills, and enjoy social interaction in the community. Call 562-570-3111 for more information.

City of Manhattan Beach: Parents looking for after school or vacation activities for their child with special needs need look no further than the REC Program, REC Camp, REC Summer Camp, Teen Center Program, Teen Center Vacation Days, Teen Center Summer Camp, and the Aquatics Program. Visit the website for more information:

More City of Manhattan Beach activities can be found in the MANHAPPENINGS activity guide and on the Golden Heart Ranch website:

City of Norwalk: The CLASS program is for ages 6-22 and is a fun and interactive after school program. The HEART program is for children, teens, and adults with developmental, physical, and/or learning disabilities ages 13 and over. To register for programs or to be added to the mailing list call: 563-929-5922. For more information and a schedule visit the website:

City of Rancho Palos Verdes: The REACH program serves social and recreational needs for youth and young adults in Palos Verdes and the South Bay. For information call: 424-703-9655 or email: [email protected] Visit the website:

City of Torrance Adapted Sports and Recreation programs: Adaptive Recreation and Sports provides activities and special assistance to individuals 13 and over with intellectual disabilities.

The PALS program is a social club for individuals 13 and over. The Adaptive Recreation and Sports program offers year-round integrated sports for 13 and over. Visit the website: For information call 310-618-2934 or email Charlene Walker, Program Coordinator, at: [email protected]

For additional resources, please download this PDF.

Related Topics

Southern California Regional Occupational Center

Los Angeles County Office of Education

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