Programs for Children with Disabilities

Children's Programs

AbilityFirst after school and summer programs provide a nurturing environment for school age youth with developmental disabilities. Our well-trained and caring staff engages participants with age appropriate activities that support social, physical, cognitive, and creative abilities.

Through center-based activities and field trips, AbilityFirst helps participants achieve their personal best in the following areas:

  • Basic Life Skills – preparing simple snacks, learning personal care and practicing safety in the community
  • Communication - participants work on communicating their basic wants and needs through language skills, body language, picture boards or use of technology
  • Socialization - participants increase their ability to interact with their peers, such as respecting personal space, taking turns and making new friends
  • Healthy Living - including swim instruction - participants improve and practice healthy living including learning to choose healthy snacks and portion control, and have opportunities to play outside or swim.
Learn more about AbilityFirst programs:

AbilityFirst Claremont Center
AbilityFirst East Los Angeles Center
AbilityFirst Glendale Center
AbilityFirst Joan and Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood
AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center in Pasadena
AbilityFirst Long Beach Center