Teen & Adult Groups

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Autism Society Inland Empire
(951) 220-6922
www.ieautism.org
Has three online groups currently. Talk to Me Tuesday which meets every week (adults with ASD, family members and professionals just hanging out); Teen & Adult Support Group (faciliated group that meets every other Thurs afternoon); and the Rancho Adult Group (meets every other Friday for fun events). Check out the calendar for the latest dates.

AbilityFirst Claremont Center
480 South Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont
(909) 621-4727
www.abilityfirst.org
Offers an after-school children’s program and a Recreation and Leisure Program for children and adults with physical disabilities and developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and epilepsy. The center features an activity room, computer lab, an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor play area and a specialized learning lab that is ideal for students with autism and other communicative disorders. The after school program is Mon –Fri for ages 5-22. Vendored through Inland Regional Center. The Recreation and Leisure Program is for ages 18 and up.

Autism & Asperger’s Empowerment http://meetup.com/empoweringautism
A special program designed to empower people on the autism spectrum to reach their full potential in life. Learn how to make friends, learn how to date and talk to people of the opposite gender, learn how to deal with anxiety, and much more. For more information contact: Arman Khodaei 909-996-9706

Center for Individual Development (CID)
8088 Palm Lane, San Bernardino
(909) 384-5426
https://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/cityhall/parks/centers/center_for_individual_development_(cid).asp
Offers a Teen Club for teenagers with a developmental disability. A variety of programs M-F from 2-5 pm. A small fee may be charged. Offers “Merry Mixers,” a program for adults 25 years and older with developmental disabilities, T-Th 9:30 am– 12:30pm.

City of Corona Adaptive Recreation Program – “Out of Bounds”
Corona
The Out of Bounds program is held on Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Circle City Center. Provides recreational games, interactive presentations and social activities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Programs are designed to engage participants, create a friendly environment, promote mobility and exercise. Each Thursday has a unique theme and activity, check out the flyer for specifics.  To register for activities, please call the Library & Recreation Services Department at (951) 736-2241 or visit www.CoronaCA.gov/Registration.

City of Ontario Recreation and Community Services – Adapted Program
(909) 395-2021
www.ontario.ca.gov
Provides a time and place for adults 18 years and older with special needs to meet together. This program will enable this unique and special segment of our population to socialize with their peers and interact with one another while participating in seasonal classes and events. Check the current Recreation guide for the latest schedule. Activities are for individuals who are self-sufficient and able to function in a group environment without causing harm to themselves or others, or disrupting the group. Activities include dining out monthly, a bowling league, dance lessons, day trips to varied locations throughout So. Ca., and a Social Club every Saturday morning. Registration and payment are accepted at the Armstrong Center and the Ontario Senior Center. Sorry, no refunds; no exceptions.

E.E.K. Fitness (Exceptionally Excited Kids)
130 S. Buena Vista St., Hemet
(951) 303-7892
https://www.eekfitness.com/
E.E.K. is a nonprofit organization for all special needs individual’s ages 2- 25. E.E.K. involves exercise, play, socializing, non-competitive games, and nutrition to bring children and adults with special challenges into optimum condition within their disabilities. Offers a Basketball Program for Kids and Young Adults with Disabilities on Saturdays, and bowling, exercise classes, seasonal swimming and basketball are also available.

Empowering Autism
www.meetup.com/empoweringautism
Run by Arman Khodaei, this social group has been operating for more than 12 years. This group is for individuals on the autism/Asperger’s spectrum who are 18 years or older. We meet on ZOOM and our primary focus is to create a fun and engaging environment for individuals on the autism spectrum. If you are looking to foster connections, meet cool people, and have fun.

Friendly StarsCity of Riverside 
Contact: Jocelyn N. Volk, City of Riverside Friendly Stars Instructor (951) (951) 351-6453
https://www.riversideca.gov/park_rec/programs-sports/adults/friendly-stars-developmentally-disabled-adults-program

The Friendly Stars program is a social recreation program for special needs adults 18 and over. The program is held most Friday nights from 6-8pm at La Sierra Senior Center for six-month sessions, January-June and July-December. Activities encourage participants to interact with each other and with staff. Activities include arts and crafts, karaoke, movies, a weekly dance, and one special monthly event. There are fun-themed events each month and refreshments are served. At Friendly Stars most of the participants are dropped off by Parents/Care providers or busses.  They do accept adults with behavioral issues but require a caregiver to accompany them every Friday night to ensure to safety of Staff and other participants.  Registration is limited and costs $62 for 6 months, or $108 for non-residents.

High Hopes – City of Temecula
(951) 694-6480
https://temeculaca.gov/807/Special-Needs-Programs
Provides adults who are 18+ with an opportunity for social interaction with peers on Fridays from 6-9. Pre-registration is required.

IncredAbles – Rancho Cucamonga Parks & Recreation
https://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/cs/incredables/default.asp
Friday Night Fun Club, Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 774-3853
For ages 13 & up. Become a part of this new and exciting monthly fun club. Every month they host a fun themed night that includes dances and special activities such as crafts, games, food and more. Additional Contract Classes Offered: Star Performers, Tap Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop, Social Line Dance, Self Defense for Women and Girls, Martial Arts and Gymnastics.

Inland Regional Center Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC)
www.inlandrc.org/2018/01/26/irc-welcomes-consumers-join-cac/
Free for Inland Regional Center clients 16 years or older. Check out their calendar for a list of fun upcoming events!

Party Pardners Program – City of Norco Parks and Recreation
Norco Senior Center, 2690 Clark Avenue, Norco
(951) 270-5647 or email partypardners@ci.norco.ca.us
http://www.norco.ca.us/depts/parks/specialneeds/default.asp
Program for developmentally disabled adults 18 and over. Meetings are on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Provides activity, watch a movie, play a game or dancing. Caregivers can stay to assist with behaviors if necessary.

RAD – Resources for Adults w/disAbilities – (formerly The V.I.P. Connection of the HD)
Victorville
GINA @ 760-220-7936 urspecial2wo@msn.com
SPANISH, BLANCA @ 760-962-9214
Holds seasonal dances every few months for adults in the High Desert.

Riverside Adults with Aspergers and Autism Meetup –
www.meetup.com/Riverside-Aspergers-Meetup/
This meet-up is for high-functioning autistic adults who want to socialize and connect with other like-minded individuals. Any adult with high-functioning Autism is welcome to join this group. We will participate in various social activities to have fun and get to know each other.  Game nights twice a month.

Women’s Autism Spectrum Group
Claremont, Ca
https://www.meetup.com/WomensASgroup/
A group for women on the autism spectrum and between the ages of 18 and 35. monthly meetings in which we discuss pertinent and engaging topics and do fun activities. Moreover, we have awesome outings such as going to play mini golf, go kart racing, or hanging out at the mall.This group is for women only.

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.