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.

MONDAYS (starting September 24th)                      TUESDAYS (starting September 25th)

Therapeutic Riding                                                                       We Rock The Spectrum

Kids Like Me and Special Spirit Inc. provide a                             An exciting class at We Rock the Spectrum gym in 
special opportunity! Students are transported                          Glendale will give our kids the chance to 
to Moonshadow Ranch in Shadow Hills where                          strengthen core muscles while building confidence,
they learn about horses, safe handling techniques,                  gross motor and athletic skills. Through small group
grooming, care and feeding, bathe, and more.                          coaching, kids will experience and enjoy a full-size
Basic Riding skills in walk and trot are taught, with                   trampoline, zip line and adult-size swings to fill
an emphasis on controlling a horse in a safe and                     sensory needs as well as treadmill, stationary bike,
trusting manner. Benefits of therapeutic riding include           rowing machine and more!  (Vans leave Autism 
boosting focus, balance, independence, communication,        Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)       
and social skills. (Vans leave at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)                                                                                 

Ages: 10 and up    Cost: $440 for 8 sessions                            Ages: 10 and up           Cost: $320 for 8 sessions

The Great Outdoors                                                                  Gaming Club                                                                   

A new, fun class where kids learn about nature,                     Tech gaming combined with traditional board and
camping skills and even outdoor survival!                               mental challenge games providing a perfect balance
Students develop skills in using a compass,                            working with X-box, switch, Pokemon Go, and many
identifying animals and poisonous plants, tying                     more… it’s all about changing it up, making it fun,
various knots, outdoor cooking and much more.                  developing negotiating, compromising and team skills 

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $235 for 8 sessions              Ages: 7-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

Social Skills Groups                                                                  Cooking Club                                                                   

Utilizing evidence-based practices, Help Group                    A fun and important skill building class focused on 
therapists promote skill development in peer                      healthy recipes and culinary skills. Kid chefs will learn,
communication and interaction while fostering                   prepare and enjoy various recipes each week ending
more meaningful friendships. Vendored with                      the session with a party and a recipe book to take 
NLARC, vendor #PL0951 & Lanterman Regional                 home.
center #PW5530               

Ages: 5-7 and 8-10  Cost: $375 for 8 sessions               Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $235 for 8 sessions

WEDNESDAYS (starting September 26th)                             THURSDAYS (starting September 27th)

Social Skills Groups                                                                Fun & Fitness                                                                   

Utilizing evidence-based practices, Help Group                    A very popular, fun and energetic class where kids 
therapists promote skill development in peer                      participate in a variety of interactive physical games 
communication and interaction while fostering                   including dodge ball, Capture the Flag, real life Angry
more meaningful friendships. Vendored with                      Birds, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and more. 
NLARC, vendor #PL0951 & Lanterman Regional                 this program encourages positive social interaction,
center #PW5530                                                                      team building, and gross motor skills development.

Ages: 11-13 and 14-17  Cost: $375 for 8 sessions               Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up         Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

Ceramics                                                                              Spanish Club                                                                   

Creative arts class where participants are                        Participants learn Spanish through various games and 
introduced to ceramics work, learning                              activities. Some games include “Toma mi orden”, “Simón
about clay and engaging in hand building                        Dice”, “El Juego de Correr, and many more. These
projects with glazing and kiln firing.                                   activities provide real life scenarios and allow the 
various knots, outdoor cooking and much more.            kids  to learn while having fun with friends. 

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $250 for 8 sessions         Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up           Cost: $225 for 8 sessions

Basketball                                                                              The Miracle Project

                                                                                                  Ever popular and amazing, we are proud to offer this
                                                                                                  highly acclaimed, award winning creative arts program
 High-energy sports class focusing on skills                        that enables children and teens with autism or other
development, teamwork and sportsmanship.                     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: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $225 for 8 sessions          Ages: 5 and up          Cost: $800 for 20 sessions

 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.                 
 (Vans leave at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)                  

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $280 for 8 sessions   

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.

 

New Participants:

Submit an application, available here. Once your application has been processed, we will contact you to set up an interview with you and your child.

Returning Participants:

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