** You can also check Meetup for a group in your area, or with a specific focus**
Autism Society Inland Empire
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
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 Social Activities Group
MAKE FRIENDS AND MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
This group is for individuals on the autism/Asperger’s spectrum who are 18 years or older. We meet on ZOOM and in-person 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, then this group is for you. Anyone, regardless, of where they live in the world can attend our meetings.
Center for Individual Development (CID)
8088 Palm Lane, San Bernardino
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”
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
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
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.
Friendly Stars, City of Riverside
Contact: Jocelyn N. Volk, City of Riverside Friendly Stars Instructor (951) (951) 351-6453
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
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
Friday Night Fun Club, Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, Rancho Cucamonga
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)
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 email@example.com
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.
PEERS Social Skills Group ~UCLA clinic
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
First developed at UCLA by PEERS® Clinic director, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, the program has expanded to locations across the United States, has been translated into over a dozen languages, and is used in over 125 countries across the globe.
RAD – Resources for Adults w/disAbilities – (formerly The V.I.P. Connection of the HD)
GINA @ 760-220-7936 firstname.lastname@example.org
SPANISH, BLANCA @ 760-962-9214
Holds seasonal dances every few months for adults in the High Desert.
Women’s Autism Spectrum Group
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.