Karate For All

Karate For AllKarate For All is a Community Occupational Therapy based Martial Arts Program in Orange County, developed specifically for children and adults with special needs. Using Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills, KFA combines the discipline of martial arts to achieve motor, cognitive, social and processing goals.



Each class is instructed by Pediatric Occupational Therapists that hold Black Belt Degrees in:

    Shōtōkan Karate

    Shitō-Ryū Karate

    Tae Kwon Do

    Jujitsu

Website:  http://www.karateforall.org

Contact: Wayne Centra karateforallbusiness@gmail.com

Phone:  714-731-4668

Location: 3002 Dow Ave. #114  Tustin, CA 92780
27341 Trabuco Circle  Mission Viejo, CA 92692

 

Reid’s Gift

Reid's GiftReid’s Gift offers summer camp and after school programs for teens with special needs in Los Angeles.

Dedicated to the memory of Reid Brian Thompson, Reid’s Gift aims to support all individuals with developmental disabilities through positivity and collaboration.

Typical peer mentors join their young people for fun, functional activities in West Los Angeles!

– Ages 14+ with special needs
– 10am – 3pm Monday through Friday
– $300/week
– June 16 – August 29

Activities include swimming, sports, music, arts and crafts, yoga, dance, and social skills.

Website:  www.reidsgift.org

Contact:  info@reidsgift.org ; (310) 853-0794

Administrative Office: 16639 Cantlay St.  Van Nuys, CA.  91406  (map)

The Miracle Project – Teenage Drama Workshop

Miracle Project Teenage Drama Workshop

Miracle Project Teenage Drama Workshop

The Miracle Project is excited to be partnering with The 57th Annual Teenage Drama Workshop at California State University, Northridge this summer for summer camp.  Approximately 15 youth, 12-18 years-old, will be able to sign up for this unique production program culminating in a new musical play, JOINING THE SPECTRUM: A Collaborative Play about Inclusion.  Led by director Elaine Hall, the play will be created by the students with The Miracle Project team using theatre games, exercises, and storytelling techniques to generate the script.

Click here for more information:  Miracle Project flyer

Here’s a direct link for an application: Miracle Project application

Camp Whispering Winds Family Camp Map

 
Whispering Winds Family Camp
Special Needs Family Camp provides a weekend of dynamic, tailored programs for special needs children of all ages to enjoy in the accompaniment of their very own specially trained 1:1 aide.
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Whispering Winds – Special Needs Family Camp

Whispering Winds Special Needs Family CampWhispering Winds believes that special kids and their families deserve a special weekend!  So, our Special Needs Family Camp brings families, which include a child with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, together for a retreat of respite, support and fun on the mountain celebrating each other as God’s special gifts.

Special Needs Family Camp provides a weekend of dynamic, tailored programs for special needs children of all ages to enjoy in the accompaniment of their very own specially trained 1:1 aide. Additionally, their typical siblings get to enjoy supervised age/ability-appropriate, parallel camp programming while parents have the opportunity to participate in practical seminars and spend quality time together as well as with each of their kids.

This transformative weekend is being held Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014 and applications and financial assistance forms are available on the website (www.whisperingwinds.org)

Website:  Whispering Winds

Contact: Stephanie Kiesel stephanie@whisperingwinds.org

Phone:  (619) 464.1479

Office: 8186 Commercial Street  La Mesa, CA 91942

Camp Location: 17606 Harrison Park Road Julian, CA 92036

  (map)

Ability First – Camp Paivika map

 
Ability First - Office
Overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities.
Directions
Ability First - Camp Paivika
Overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities.
Directions

Ability First – Camp Paivika

Camp PaivikaCamp Paivika offers overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down syndrome.

Camperships currently available.  Click here for an application:

Scholarship-Application-2014

Camp Paivika opened in 1947 as one of the first fully accessible camps in the United States, and operates under a special use permit granted by the San Bernardino National Forest. Located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, the camp is fully accredited by the American Camp Association.

Our programs allow campers to make friends, try new things and become more confident. Families are often surprised to find loved ones returning home with a new, can-do spirit, independently choosing clothes for the day, tying their shoes or brushing their teeth without assistance. And, of course, families appreciate the respite they can take from the rigors and challenges of providing 24/7 care.

Camp Paivika is completely accessible and capable of accommodating individuals who use wheelchairs, walkers or other adaptive devices. Staff are trained and prepared to provide personal care as needed including caring for individuals who are incontinent and who require assistance with transferring, bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding and other personal care.

Website:  Camp Paivika

Contact: Kelly Kunsek, Camp Director

Phone:  (909) 338-1102 /  (877) 768-4600

Office: 1300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106

Camp Location: 600 Playground Drive, Cedarpines Park, CA 92322  (map)