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.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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.