Special Education

Special Education Information, Updates and Resources


Here are some social resources for the special kids in your life:
Boy Scouts of America
Inclusive Troops are offered to boys
ages 7-17.
Phone: (714) 546-4990
Website: www.scouting.org
Address: Troops offered in various locations   

Best Buddies
International organization designed to enhances the lives of people with in-tellectual disabilities ages 12 and older by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and various recreational activities.
Phone: 1-888-68BUDDY
Website: www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org
Address: check website or call for location near you

Camp Paivika Ability First
AbilityFirst Camp Paivika offers children ages 11 through adults a traditional camp experience, delivered with nurturing support and above all, an empha-sis on fun. Camp Paivika days are filled with well-regulated, morning-to-night activities that are creatively adapted to enable and encourage full par-ticipation. Traditional activities include arts & crafts, swimming, horseback riding, sports & recreation, nature studies and performing arts. At all times, the safety and well-being of campers are paramount. Camp Paivika's care-fully screened, qualified staff and 24-hour nursing personnel meet each camper's medical, dietary, feeding and personal hygiene care and assistance needs with sensitivity and respect for every camper's dignity. Sessions vary in length from five to nine nights. Camperships are available for individuals that qualify.
Phone: (909) 338-1102
Website: www.abilityfirst.org/camppaivika
Address: Crestline, CA

The Friday Night Club — (for teens with special needs age 13-18+)
What do typical teens do on Friday nights? Hang out with their friends!
The Friday Night Club gives teenagers with special needs the same opportu-nity – to get together for games, movies, conversation, friendship, and a light snack with typical teens.
Phone: 949-333-6400
Website: http://www.ucp-oc.org
Address: United Cerebral Palsy OC, 980 Roosevelt, Ste. 100, Irvine, CA
All information can be accessed at www.ucp-oc.org.

By Debra DeMent, M.A.
Fourth District PTA Special Education Chairman                            February 2012 Orange Leaves