Special Needs

Referral agencies, support groups and activities. Also see programs listed throughout Kidsguide, they are often open to special-needs families. More opportunities are found through recreation departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, and YMCAs; see Recreation Departments and Colleges and Youth and Family Groups for contact information. For additional resources, see our current issue.

AD/HD Support Group and Resources

Resources to find support groups and professional services.

Autism Programs

A list of Autism organizations.

Family Resources and Referrals

A comprehensive list of directories and/or referrals that are available for parents of children with special needs.

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities is offered with Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment.

Learning Disabilities

A comprehensive list of resource organizations for dyslexia and ADD/ADHD.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special events are offered monthly for families with children whose developmental abilities fall on the Autism Spectrum.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Dance School for Children with Disabilites

Dance and music school for children with disabilities like visual impairment, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome as well as children that are developmentally typical to explore movement, music, and creativity.

Special Olympics

Sports training and competition for children (8+) with limited intellectual and physical abilities.

The Buzzz

The Buzzz is about all sorts of neat stuff: Exhibits, festivals, seasonal highlights, current topics, new things, fun things and free things … if it’s fun, family-friendly and happening in our area, it’s in here! With our Clickable Calendar, you can find fun things to do every weekend, and with our weekly features you can […]

Top Flight Street Hockey & Ice Hockey

The Rinks offer street hockey and ice hockey for all ages and skill levels with special needs. Participants practice weekly, learn fundamentals and play games.