After School Classes – Fall 2018 Sherman Oaks

ALL KIDS need opportunities to have fun, connect with others, learn new skills, make friends, and enjoy a sense of belonging… That’s what Kids Like Me is all about!

The Help Group Kids Like Me programs are created especially for children and adolescents with AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER and OTHER SOCIAL/LEARNING CHALLENGES. All programs are designed and overseen by highly trained professionals.

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MONDAYS (starting September 24th)                                                                           

Therapeutic Riding                                                                                                                         

Kids Like Me and Special Spirit Inc. provide a special opportunity! Students are transported to Moonshadow Ranch in Shadow Hills where they learn about horses, safe handling techniques, grooming, care and feeding, bathe, and more. Basic Riding skills in walk and trot are taught, with an emphasis on controlling a horse in a safe and trusting manner. Benefits of therapeutic riding include boosting focus, balance, independence, communication, and social skills.                         

Ages: 10 and up    Cost: $440 for 8 sessions  (Vans leave Autism Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)                                          

The Great Outdoors                                                                                                                           

A new, fun class where kids learn about nature, camping skills and even outdoor survival! Students develop skills in using a compass, identifying animals and poisonous plants, tying various knots, outdoor cooking and much more.              

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $235 for 8 sessions         

Social Skills Groups                                                                                                                             

Utilizing evidence-based practices, Help Group therapists promote skill development in peer communication and interaction while fostering more meaningful friendships. Vendored with NLARC, vendor #PL0951 & Lanterman Regional center #PW5530 

Ages: 5-7 and 8-10  Cost: $375 for 8 sessions            

TUESDAYS (starting September 25th)

We Rock The Spectrum

An exciting class at We Rock the Spectrum gym in Glendale will give our kids the chance to strengthen core muscles while building confidence, gross motor and athletic skills. Through small group coaching, kids will experience and enjoy a full-size trampoline, zip line and adult-size swings to fill sensory needs as well as treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine and more!                  

Ages: 10 and up    Cost: $320 for 8 sessions   (Vans leave Autism Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)                                                                   

Gaming Club                                                                   

Tech gaming combined with traditional board and mental challenge games providing a perfect balance working with X-box, switch, Pokemon Go, and many more… it’s all about changing it up, making it fun, developing negotiating, compromising and team skills.

Ages: 7-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

Cooking Club                                                                   

A fun and important skill building class focused on healthy recipes and culinary skills. Kid chefs will learn, prepare and enjoy various recipes each week ending the session with a party and a recipe book to take home.             

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $235 for 8 sessions

WEDNESDAYS (starting September 26th)             

Social Skills Groups                                                                                                                           

Utilizing evidence-based practices, Help Group therapists promote skill development in peer communication and interaction while fostering more meaningful friendships. Vendored with NLARC, vendor #PL0951 & Lanterman Regional center #PW5530                                                                    

Ages: 11-13 and 14-17  Cost: $375 for 8 sessions           

Ceramics                                                                                                                                

Creative arts class where participants are introduced to ceramics work, learning about clay and engaging in hand building projects with glazing and kiln firing.

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $250 for 8 sessions      

Basketball                                                                                                                                                                                                             
High-energy sports class focusing on skills development, teamwork and sportsmanship.                                                                                                         

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $225 for 8 sessions    

THURSDAYS (starting September 27th)

Fun & Fitness                                                                   

A very popular, fun and energetic class where kids participate in a variety of interactive physical games including dodge ball, Capture the Flag, real life Angry Birds, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and more. This program encourages positive social interaction, team building, and gross motor skills development.

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up         Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

Spanish Club                                                                   

Participants learn Spanish through various games and activities. Some games include “Toma mi orden”, “Simón Dice”, “El Juego de Correr, and many more. These activities provide real life scenarios and allow the kids  to learn while having fun with friends. 

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

The Miracle Project

Ever popular and amazing, we are proud to offer this highly acclaimed, award winning creative arts program that enables children and teens with autism or other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, film, writing, and acting. Social skills and creativity soar while working together to create and perform an original musical production. 

Ages: 5 and up          Cost: $800 for 20 sessions (+ 1-2 extra rehearsal(s))

FRIDAYS (starting September 28th)

Bowling League

This highly popular class includes round trip transportation, instruction, bowling shoes, game play, tournament and a whole lot of fun with peers at PINZ Bowling Alley.                 

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $280 for 8 sessions    (Vans leave Autism Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)    

Karaoke Idol

Introducing a new class where kids sing their hearts out to their favorite songs. This class allows participants to interact with one another while building their pronunciation skills, new friendships, and creativity. Final class will feature a small performance for family and friends.           

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $225 for 8 sessions   

Dance Fusion

Kids dance with joy in this new class that introduces and builds skills in a number of dance genres such as hip-hop, modern dance and more! Dancers have fun learning techniques, steps and even choreographed group pieces while working on concentration, coordination, strength, flexibility, and overall body conditioning.    

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $225 for 8 sessions   

Staff supervision and snack are provided at no extra charge for Help Group students after school to the start of classes. All classes meet for 8 weekly sessions from 4:00-5-15pm unless otherwise noted.

 

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