Special Needs Program

Lake Forest's Special Needs Program contributes to the growth and development of persons with developmental disabilities, and supports their families. The program serves participants of all ages.

The City partners with local businesses to bring our special needs community comprehensive programs designed to increase their opportunities to participate in community, recreation, leisure and cultural programs, as well as activities to build daily living skills. Programs and services help prepare persons who are disabled to become as socially, emotionally, and intellectually independent as possible. All classes are held in the City of Lake Forest. For more information including registration, schedule of events, and fees, check out the Leisure Times.

Resource Fair flyer 4-28-18

Special Needs Resource Fair Exhibitors

  • Autism Behavior Services, Inc.
  • AYSO special needs soccer
  • Beach Kids Therapy Center (NEW)
  • Behavior Frontiers (NEW)
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities Group Homes
  • CalOptima
  • Center for Autism & Neuro Disorders
  • Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
  • College Nannies & Sitters (NEW)
  • Dayle McIntosh Center (NEW)
  • CA Department of Rehabilitation
  • Dreams of America
  • Fair Housing Council of OC
  • Attorney Joseph Geis/special needs trusts
  • Goodwill of Orange County (NEW)
  • Hand-n-Hand Square Dance Club (NEW)
  • Hope Autism Therapies
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials (NEW)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • New Vista School
  • Olive Crest (NEW)
  • Pathfinders Learning Inc. (NEW)
  • Pathway to Hope
  • PlayWell Child Life Services (NEW)
  • Regional Center of OC
  • Saddleback College
  • Selogie & Brett LLP (NEW)
  • Soothing Stitches Project Inc.
  • South OC SELPA/CAC
  • Spirit League
  • State Council on Developmental Disabilities, OC
  • Swanky Brain (NEW)
  • TOPSoccer
  • United Cerebral Palsy OC
  • Us Too Gymnastics
  • Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy