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Each contribution made to CVASA goes to help families with Autism in the Coachella Valley
SOCIAL RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Social Recreation Programs provide opportunities for children with autism to participate in a variety of creative activities in social settings to promote and maintain their growth and development.
YOUNG ADULT GROUP
The mission of the Young Adult Group (Y.A.G) is to promote and facilitate social events and community involvement activities for young adults with Autism to develop friendships and independent skills. Started in April 2010, the Y.A.G. has enjoyed many activities such as hiking, bowling, movies, miniature golf and much more. This group is open to any individual with Autism or Asperger’s that is 21 years and older. Participation in the Y.A.G activities is free.
The mission of the Teen Group is to promote and facilitate social events and community involvement activities for teens with Autism. This group is open to teens with Autism that are 13 to 20 years old. Participation in the Teen Group activities is free for any adolescent affected with autism plus one parent/guardian. Annual trip highlights include, train ride to San Clemente Pier, Living Desert Wild Lights, Riley’s Apple Farm, and more!
TEEN/YOUNG ADULT ART PROGRAM *NEW PROGRAM*
In partnership with the Old Town Artisan Studio, we offer a a new Teen/Young Adult art program offered to individuals with autism between the ages of 13 – 20. CVASA Art students will create art projects using various art experiences including glass, clay, painting, and more! Classes are offered every 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the Old Town Artisan Studio, 78134 Calle Tampico, Suite 160, La Quinta, CA 92253. *Limited space available*
The mission of the Kids Group is to promote and facilitate social events and community involvement activities for children with Autism and their siblings. This group is open to children Autism and their siblings that are 5 to 12 years old. Participation in the Kids Group activities is free for children with autism and their siblings. Parent/guardian supervision is required.
The LEGO club focuses on helping children with Autism work together in small groups to build Lego models while encouraging play and social interaction. This club is open to children with Autism and their siblings ages 7-14. Prerequisites for this group include being able to sit for 15-20 minutes and follow directions.
GROUP MUSIC THERAPY
Music Therapy sessions are open for kids with Autism and their siblings between the ages of 3-10. Music Therapy works with kids to increase their social interaction skills, increase their fine and gross motor control along with assisting with some basic educational goals all while singing, dancing and playing instruments. CVASA’s Group Music Therapy is held at the Palm Desert Library and is facilitated by a licensed Music Therapist.
HANDS ON ART PROGRAM (HOAP) *NEW PROGRAM*
In partnership with Old Town Artisan Studio, we now offer a “Parent and Me” art class offered to children with Autism ages 5 – 12. Children and parents work together to make art projects including clay, painting, drawing, and more. The Hands on Art Program (HOAP) is offered every 1st Saturday of each month from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the Old Town Artisan Studio, 78134 Calle Tampico, Suite 160, La Quinta, CA 92253. *Limited space available*
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