Autism Spectrum Athletics (ASA)
Non-competitive seasonal sports programs. These programs are open to all children with Autism, Aspergers, Central Auditory Processing (CAPD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD/ADD) and other related disorders. ASA utilizes traditional sports to develop sports knowledge, physical motor skills, independence and socialization skills. This is a primarily a non competitive sports league, but does offer mild competitive sports program for older high functioning children. Winter season sports: Basketball, bowling; Spring Season Sports: Baseball/Tball; Fall Season Sports: Flag Football and soccer.
Love Them All Foundation
397 N. Central Ave., Upland
LTAF continues its mission to encourage both children & young adults, with disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy, to live life to their fullest potential, through sponsorship in sports activities such as basketball, golf, baseball, bowling, football & soccer, realizing how very important it is to each of them to be a part of a team, have on-going opportunities to meet others just like them, and create life-long friendships. In addition, LTAF sponsors social events such as its annual Valentine’s Day Dance, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Sports Camp, and Winter Holiday Dance, where the recipients, along with their families, have an opportunity to come together socially throughout the year to share lives, laughter, and most importantly, embrace their individuality. They offer cooking classes occasionally – check to see the schedule of events.
Pop Warner Challenger Football
Chino – www.Chinopopwarner.org
Rancho Cucamonga – www.rcfootball.org
Fontana – www.fontanapopwarner.org
La Verne San Dimas – www.leaguelineup.com/lvsdpw/
Sam Jacinto – www.leaguelineup.com/sanjacintopopwarner
Riverside – www.leaguelineup.com/riversidepopwarner
Eastvale – http://www.eastvalepopwarner.org/
Registration is just $50.00 per child and includes an entire season of football or cheer, a trophy, jersey, team pictures, bowl games, and end of year party! Challenger Division follows Pop Warner Flag Football Rules with modifications as noted in Rules. All children ages 5-16 who are currently enrolled in school with physical or mental disabilities. Level of play based on size, age and skill level are recommended where numbers allow.
Held Feb – June
Held Flag football is an exciting, new sport offered to Special Olympics Southern California athletes. In the spring of 2018, flag football kicked off as a demonstration sport, and athletes trained and competed locally only. Starting in 2019, it became an official sport, and athletes are eligible to compete at regional and Southern California competitions. Flag Football is also offered as a unified sport as athletes with and without intellectual disabilities train and compete together on the same team. Flag football caters to athletes of all abilities and teaches skill development in a number of areas including passing, route running, defensive strategy, and more. Check out the website for location and schedule.
Autism Society Options Policy
This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.
All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.