Special Needs Program

Lake Forest's Special Needs Program contributes to the growth and development of persons with developmental disabilities, and supports their families. The program serves participants of all ages.

The City partners with local businesses to bring our special needs community comprehensive programs designed to increase their opportunities to participate in community, recreation, leisure and cultural programs, as well as activities to build daily living skills. Programs and services help prepare persons who are disabled to become as socially, emotionally, and intellectually independent as possible. All classes are held in the City of Lake Forest. For more information including registration, schedule of events, and fees, check out the Leisure Times.

2nd Annual Special Needs Resource Fair
Special Needs Resource Fair Exhibitors

  1. aMAYZing Kids (NEW)
  2. AYSO VIP Soccer
  3. Fair Housing of OC
  4. Us Too Gymnastics
  5. Bethesda Group Homes (NEW)
  6. Scarlett von Thenen - State disability advocate
  7. CalOptima
  8. Regional Center of OC
  9. Autism Behavior Services, Inc
  10. Drumming for Your Life Institute
  11. Hope Autism Therapies
  12. United Cerebral Palsy of OC (NEW)
  13. Special Fishies Swim Therapy (NEW)
  14. Glee Music Academy (NEW) - Performances
  15. Fitness For You demos - Aileen Rose
  16. South Orange County SELPA/CAC
  17. Dreams of America (NEW)
  18. Pathway to Hope (NEW)
  19. Abilities Unlimited (NEW)
  20. Shooting Stars Basketball - 9-10 a.m. game (NEW)
  21. Kelly Sparks- Special needs yoga instructor (NEW)
  22. OC Swim Labs
  23. Muscular Dystrophy Association (NEW)
  24. OCAPICA Youth Employment Program (NEW)
  25. Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy (NEW)
  26. Boys Town California (NEW)
  27. Segerstrom Center for the Arts Sensory Friendly series (NEW)
  28. Sonrisa School for Special Needs (NEW)
  29. Santiago Canyon College Adults with Disabilities program (NEW)
  30. Alliance of Abilities - Harbor House (NEW)
  31. The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NEW)
  32. Saddleback College (NEW)
  33. The Soothing Stitches Project (NEW)
  34. Legal Shield (NEW)
  35. CSUF Center for Autism (NEW)
  36. California Department of Rehabilitation (NEW)
  37. Canyons to the Sea OT (NEW)
  38. (CARD) Center for Autism & Related Disorders (NEW)
  39. Joseph Geis, Esq. – Conservatorships and Special Needs Trusts
  40. New Vista School (NEW)

Balloon artists, spring-themed crafts, special guests, live DJ...

Special Needs Dance