Vista Inspire Program (VIP) – Miracle Theatre

Vista Del Mar - Autism the MusicalThe Vista Inspire Program (VIP) in West LA is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, self-confidence, and group dynamics for children with autism and other special needs (ALL abilities welcome).

Founded on the principles of The Miracle Project, created by beloved autism programs advocate Elaine Hall and profiled in the HBO Emmy award winning documentary, Autism: The Musical, this is a life changing experience for our campers, their siblings, parents, and for our community.

Classes in dance, drama, music and musical theatre for ages 7 and up.

The VIP Summer camp, held every August, offers swimming, singing, dancing, cooking, and the chance to make friends for children and teens of all abilities.

In addition to the summer program, VIP offers classes throughout the year.



Contact:  Naomi Salamon

Phone: (310) 836-1223 ext. 322

Location:  Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services  3200 Motor Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90034 (map)


Y Spirit Program

Y Summer CampThe Y Spirit Program is a recreation and socialization program for teens with developmental disabilities.  The program is operated by the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, for young adults ages 13-21.  They offer a  1:3 staff/participant ratio.

Phone: (626) 432-1507

Location:  First Church of the Nazarene  3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd. #106  Pasadena, CA (map)