After School Classes – Winter 2020 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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MONDAY – FRIDAY (starting January 13th)

ALL NEW After School Kids Club!

For a total of 8 weeks kids can enjoy a variety of outside games, sports, social skills, art, STEM, music, drama, cooking, and much more classes. Each day will vary with different activities so your child can explore the many options in which to engage in with friends.

Ages: 5-18    Cost: $40/ day for 8 sessions or M-F ($150/a week for 8 weeks)

MONDAYS (starting January 13th)                                                                           

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)

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 January 14th)

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

WEDNESDAYS (starting January 15th)

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

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

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

THURSDAYS (starting January 16th)

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

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: $450 for 10 sessions plus 1 or 2 extra rehearsals. Performance Date: 3/15/2020

FRIDAYS (starting January 17th)


Join the fun and learn about various cartooning styles while creating your own characters, comic strips and even a comic book.

Ages: 5-9 & 10 and up    Cost: $285 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


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.


New Participant
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.

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