The Young Adult Club is for youth & adults with special needs in the San
Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. The club attends concerts, sporting events,
movies, dances, shows, plays, amusement parks, and birthday parties at the Center.
Just about anything fun! It is supervised by volunteer parents, friends, and staff.
While enjoying socialization with friends and great activities, the club’s main
emphasis is socially appropriate behavior and community.
Adult Activity Program
The ARC activity program serves adults Monday-Friday with continuing education, independent
living skills, art, music, communication skills, community integration. Activities
are tailored to meet the goals of each person who attends.
The activity program volunteers at a local senior center once a week, goes bowling,
and into a variety of field trips.
Saturday Program is the original program of ARC. It provides therapeutic
recreation and socialization for all age groups. Saturday program is for individual
with developmental disabilities who are 16 years old or older. Currently, there are
over 100 clients and their families benefiting from this program. The primary goals
of this program are to enhance peer relationships through socialization, maintain
physical fitness, and assist the clients with community integration and awareness.
The ARC English Hand-Bell Choir has performed at many functions and for many
groups for more than twenty years. The Bell Ringers shine with success as they are
recognized for their talents and contributions to the community.
The Chime Choir practice weekly for two hours during the Day Program. The choir
was developed to extend the opportunity of community outreach to more individuals
The purpose of the Hand Bell Choir & Chime Choir is not only to provide artistic
expression for the musicians, but also to let the world know that people with developmental
disabilities have manyabilities; and that they are ready, willing and able to be
part of the community.
This residential program began in 1997. These residences provide the opportunity
for adults to learn to live on their own, with assistance from ARC Staff.
Tenants continue to make progress in the areas of money management, menu planning
and shopping, laundry, banking, cleaning, personal care, safety, and cooperating
with roommates and neighbors. We are very proud of the progress they have made in
learning the skills necessary to maintain an independent residence.
Two Residential Camps are major highlights of the late spring & summer. This
year the ARC Campers spent four days at Camp Bloomfield in Malibu and four days,
again in Malibu, at Hilltop Camp. These trips are filled with swimming, hiking,
arts and crafts, campfire skits, trips to the mess hall, softball games, basketball,
fun, friendship and life long memories.