Since 1993, Little Red Hen has established quality programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Chico area to learn and grow through unique and exciting activities. Little Red Hen's Lifespan is the home for Little Red Hen's many children, teen, and young adult programs.
Little Red Hen trains participants to develop healthy social and community skills needed under the guidance of trained and caring instructors in a safe and clean environment. Located at 2418 Cohasset Rd Suite 150, behind Cathy's Sew and Vac.
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs
Mondays: 2 - 5 pm
An early intervention program for children with autism. LiL' Sprouts provides one-on-one support to help develop play skills, sensory needs, socialization, behavioral, and communication skills. Early intervention is one of the most effective treatments for autism. Together, parents and caregivers can help your child prepare for a successful and independent life.
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs
Tuesdays: 2 - 5 pm
For children with autism and other socially related disabilities. This program is a progression of Lil' Sprouts and serves children one-on-one to develop more advanced sensory, behavioral, social, and communication skills. Children are encouraged to make social requests and decisions, such as what game to play and what snack they want.
Growing Together Teens
Ages: 12 - 17 yrs
Fridays: 2:30 - 5:30 pm
GTT is a socialization program for teens with autism and other developmental disabilities. Designed to build friendships between participants and provide activities conducive to social behavior, cognitive, and emotional growth. Promotes individuals' self-esteem and teaches them to become self-advocates. Employment experience is supported.
Level l: 6 - 10 yrs
Level ll: 11 - 15 yrs
A two-week Summer socialization therapy program held at Chico State University. The goal is to help children and teens with Autism find social success. Feeling Like One Common Kid offers a structured and supportive environment where participants talk freely without feeling any discrimination, and make potentially lifelong friends.
Not Your Garden Variety Theater
Ages: 4 - 17 yrs
6-Week Summer Program
N.Y.G.V.T meets three days a week for six weeks, teaching children and adolescents skills and communication techniques necessary to function optimally in play and integrated social settings. This is achieved through role-playing, performing art, music, theater activities, sensory exploration, and peer collaboration. Participants will be part of the final production.
Ages: 18 - 24+
A program focused on young developmentally disabled individuals transitioning into adulthood. We support these young adults with employment and college skills as well as making friends in a safe environment. Branchin' Out is currently not in session. For more information contact the LifeSpan Center.