Children’s Programs:

Do you know of a family with a child with Autism or other developmental disabilities? Valley Achievement Center, located in Bakersfield, offers a variety of educational, adaptive and social skills programs for children with autism and/or other developmental disabilities, from ages 3 through 22. If you know of any child who could benefit from one of our programs, we would love to speak with you to answer any questions you may have or to schedule a tour of our facilities.

Do you have a preschool child who does not have a disability? Our S.A.I.L inclusion preschool program may be the perfect option for your family! Please find more information on this special program below, or call us today for more information!

Basic Education Program (Kindergarten through Age 22)

The Basic Education Day Program offers individualized education through one-on-one instruction for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, and/or intellectual disabilities – mild/moderate and moderate/severe.
Valley Achievement Center (VAC) collaborates with the student’s local Bakersfield school district or Local Education Agency to determine the least restrictive environment and devel0p the student’s Individualized Education Program goals and objectives based on state standards, core curriculum, current assessments, and ongoing progress monitoring of skills. VAC utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and other evidence-based methods to help students attain academic goals and improve functional skills. VAC also offers behavior assessment and intervention, as well as psychological services.

Preschool Program (Ages 3 through 5)

The Preschool Program provides one-to-one instruction in the aftemoon to preschool age children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities to develop:

  • Communication
  • Functional living skills
  • Socialization
  • Adaptive behavior
  • Motor skills

Students are assessed to create an Individualized Program Plan with specific goals and objectives developed through collaboration with Kern Regional center and the child’s parents or guardians. The Preschool Program utilizes a structured environment and Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and other evidence-based strategies to achieve the child’s goals.

S.A.I.L. Inclusion Preschool Program (Ages 3 to 5)

S.A.I.L., which stands for “Striving for Acceptance Through Inclusion Learning,” is an academic inclusion preschool program offered in the morning that provides children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities and children who do not have a disability the opportunity to learn together in a structured environment utilizing a nationally recognized, research-based curriculum.

All students are assessed to create an Individualized Program Plan to identify each student’s individual academic and other needs and to establish individualized goals and objectives based on those needs. Goals and objectives are implemented through three-to-one and/or ten-to-one instruction utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and other evidence-based strategies. By including all students, regardless of disability, the S.A.I.L. inclusion preschool encourages peer modeling, deeper understanding, and acceptance among all.

Valley achievement Center VAC stine children autism programIntermediate Afterschool Program (Ages 6 through 9)

The Intermediate Afterschool Program helps children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities to improve adaptive, communication and social skills, as well as to decrease maladaptive behaviors.

Each student is assessed and given an Individualized Program Plan with goals and objectives developed through collaboration with Kern Regional Center and the child’s parents or guardians. Goals and objectives are implemented through one-to-one instruction in a structured environment utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and other research-based methods.

Afterschool Program (Ages 10 through 22)

The Afterschool Day Program is the same as the Intermediate Afterschool Program, except it applies to individuals ranging from age 10 through 22.

Social Skills Program (Ages 6 to 18)

The Social Skills Program helps children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities to improve communication and social skills and to decrease challenging behaviors to allow the student to succeed in his or her regular environment.

Students are assessed to create an Individualized Program Plan with specific goals and objectives developed through collaboration with Kern Regional Center and the child’s parents or guardians. Goals and objectives are implemented through three-to-one and/or six-to-one instruction in a structured environment utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and other evidence-based strategies.

 

 

Locations:

We offer day programs and services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities at the following locations in Bakersfield, CA:

Valley achievement Center VAC Ming children autism program7300 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309 
Tel: (661) 834-8670
Services Offered:

  • Basic education program
  • After school program

 

Valley achievement Center VAC stine children autism program1300 Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Tel: (661) 617-6040
Services Offered:

  • Social skills program

 


1400 Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309Valley achievement Center VAC Stine children autism program

Tel: (661) 832-2232
Services Offered:

  • S.A.I.L. preschool program
  • Preschool program
  • Intermediate afterschool program

 

Do you know of a child with Autism who would be a good fit for one of our programs?

Do you have questions about our programs or enrollment? Are you ready to schedule a tour?

Please call us at 661-431-1466 for more information, or to schedule a tour!