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 New

Special Needs Resource Fair Exhibitors

  • Alliance of Abilities/Harbor House
  • Apex PROaupair (NEW)
  • Autism Behavior Services, Inc.
  • Autism Learning Partners-OC (NEW)
  • AYSO special needs soccer
  • Beach Kids Therapy Center (NEW)
  • Behavior Change Interventions (NEW)
  • Behavioral Concepts (NEW)
  • Behavior Frontiers (NEW)
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • CalOptima
  • Canyons to the Sea OT
  • Center for Autism & Neuro Disorders
  • Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
  • City of Lake Forest/Resource Information
  • College Nannies & Sitters (NEW)
  • Dayle McIntosh Center (NEW)
  • CA Dept of Rehabilitation
  • Dreams of America
  • Fair Housing Council of OC
  • Attorney Joseph Geis/special needs trusts and Conservatorships
  • Goodwill of Orange County (NEW)
  • Hand-n-Hand Square Dance Club (NEW)
  • Hope Autism Therapies
  • Lake Forest Special Needs Committee (NEW)
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials (NEW)
  • Mobility Professionals (NEW)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • New Vista School
  • OCAPICA
  • Olive Crest (NEW)
  • Pathfinders Learning Inc (NEW)
  • Pathway to Hope
  • PlayWell Child Life Services (NEW)
  • Positive Behavior Supports (PBS Corporation) – (NEW)
  • Regional Center of OC
  • Saddleback College
  • Saddleback Valley Pop Warner Football & Cheer - Challenger Program (NEW)
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts (NEW)
  • Selogie & Brett LLP (NEW)
  • Soothing Stitches Project Inc
  • South OC SELPA/CAC 
  • Spirit League – Basketball, Baseball & Soccer for Special Needs Athletes
  • State Council on Developmental Disabilities, OC
  • Super Soccer Stars SHINE (NEW)
  • Bo Syrotiak, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Adaptive Class Instructor
  • The Prentice School (NEW)
  • TOPSoccer
  • United Cerebral Palsy OC
  • United Studios of Self Defense (NEW)
  • Us Too Gymnastics
  • Vocational Visions (NEW)
  • Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy