After School Classes – Fall 2019 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 16th)                                                                           

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: $450 for 8 sessions  (Vans leave Autism Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:45pm)                         

Myth Busters

A unique, fun highly creative science class that will expand your knowledge in science education and exploration. Have fun with friends while creating experiments to test a variety of myths.

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $285 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 17th)

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: $300 for 8 sessions  (Vans leave Autism Center at 3:30pm and return at 5:35pm)                                                      

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: $275 for 8 sessions   

Manga Cartooning

Join the fun and learn more about manga. The potential of young vivid imaginations can be expanded through manga while creating their own original cartoon characters, fantasy illustrations, and comic strips!

Ages: 7 and up           Cost: $285 for 8 sessions 

WEDNESDAYS (starting September 18th)             

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           

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: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $285 for 8 sessions 

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

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $275 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 and up    Cost: $285 for 8 sessions

THURSDAYS (starting September 19th)

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: $275 for 8 sessions

Web Design

An introductory class to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites. Learn how to evaluate website quality, create and maintain quality web pages, learn about web design and their importance plus create and manipulate web images.

Ages: 7-10& 11 and up           Cost: $285 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: 7 and up          Cost: $900 for 20 sessions plus 1 or 2 extra rehearsals. Performance Date: 3/15/2020

FRIDAYS (starting September 20th)

Camping Kids

A new, fun class where kids learn about nature, camping skills and outdoor fun! Students develop skills in building a tent, creating camp crafts, tying various knots, outdoor cooking and much more.       

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $275 for 8 sessions

Dance Fusion

A blending of dance genres for fun and fitness.

Ages: 7-10 & 11 and up    Cost: $275 for 8 sessions 

Friday Nights Out – Teens on the Go

Introducing Friday Nights Out, a fun social/recreational program offering weekly community based outings designed for high functioning teens with learning, language, attention, social and/or sensory challenges. Enjoy a variety of local evening activities and venues with a focus on fostering social skills and friendships with peers. (Dinner Included)

Ages: 13-18  Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm  Cost: $500 for 8 weeks   

Friday Nights Out – Passport L.A.

Introducing Friday Nights Out, a fun social/recreational program offering weekly community based outings designed for teenagers with mild to moderate cognitive delays and social communication and language challenges.  Enjoy a variety of local activities and venues with a focus on fostering independence and friendships (dinner included).  Must be able to safely travel with a group and maintain safe behavior in the community.

Ages: 13-18  Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm  Cost: $500 for 8 weeks   

 

Staff supervision and snack are provided at no extra charge for Help Group students from 3:15-4:00pm. All classes meet for 8 weekly sessions from 4:00-5-15pm unless otherwise noted.

 

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