Life Skills Education

Life Skills Education ( Learning Disabilities )


The agency provides education services for families with children who have developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Services include life skills education for youth and young adults with disabilities; private special day schools for children, adolescents and young adults to age 21; and special preschools for children with autism spectrum disorders. There are no geographic restrictions.

Young Learners Preschool for Autism is an early intervention day school for children, 2.9 to 5 years, with autism spectrum disorders, including autism, high functioning autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). The program is a six-hour a day, five day a week special education program. The curriculum provides growth in language development, communication, socialization, emotional/relational skills, behavior management, academic readiness, sensory integration skills and fine and gross motor skills. The program is offered at the Sherman Oaks campus and the Culver City campus.

Summit View School provides elementary, middle and secondary day school programs for students with a range of learning disabilities but average to superior cognitive ability. The school provides academic learning, college prep courses, critical thinking, creative expression using various specialized research-based educational strategies. Summit View is located at Valley Glen and Culver City campuses.

Bridgeport School provides life skills education and academic education for students ages 5 to 21 years of age. The academic programs are remedial and integrated with experiential learning. Community based instruction provides students with real-life skills in their actual environments, such as riding a bus, purchasing food, and shopping in stores. The transition program for young adults, 18 to 21, includes vocational education and on-the-job training. The programs are provided at the Sherman Oaks and Culver City campuses.

Sunrise School offers education that teaches independent living skills in the areas of domestic, vocational, community and recreational/leisure skills. The program serves students, age 5 to 21, who have "moderate global delays" associated with autism and developmental disabilities. The program promotes communicative, behavioral, academic, motor and independent living skills, and social and emotional development. It is located at the Sherman Oaks and Culver City campuses.

Village Glen is a therapeutic day school for children with challenges in the areas of socialization, communication, pragmatic language development, and peer relations. It serves students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The curriculum provides a strong academic preparation and includes classes for gifted and talented students. The school is located at the Sherman Oaks Campus and the Culver City campus.

North Hills Prep is located at the Van Nuys campus. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call to apply. An appointment is required. People may be referred or self-refer for all services. Information about agency services is available at The Help Group's website. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Fees are on an ability to pay basis for private pay clients; private insurance and Medi-Cal may cover the costs. In some cases the referring agency like Regional Center, the California State Department of Rehabilitation, the California State Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Family Services or local school districts may pay the fee.
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13130 Burbank Blvd.

Sherman Oaks , CA 91401 (Physical)

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Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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(818) 781-0360


(877) 943-5747


(818) 779-5295 (Admission)

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