About Our Programs
Little Red Hen's six Chico retail locations provide employment that is not subminimal wage. Our retail and horticulture departments employ 125 developmentally disabled adults, supported through the sales of items in store and through our online boutique. 100% of our sales/donations benefit quality programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other cognitive disabilities.
Our Autism Lifespan program promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families through our Meet & Greet Program, Sprout programs, Growing Together Teens, F.L.O.C.K., and Not Your Garden Variety Theatre.
Little Red Hen ◊ (530) 894-1300 ◊ Info@littleredhen.org
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.
Our Community-Supported Employment emphasizes service, learning, and choice as the directing force behind each employee’s Individual Service Plan (ISP). Informed choices are based upon individual needs, desires, circumstances, and opportunities.
Meet and Greet is and opportunity for parents or caregivers that have a loved one affected by a developmental disability to network ideas and resources, share personal experiences, and provide additional support.
The Little Red Hen Online & Promotions Department designs and maintains the website, maintains our social media properties, and designs in-house, print, and digital promotional material.
Staff work with instructors on maintaining a greenhouse, organic garden, organic chicken coop, and creating sculptures around the garden. All vegetables grown in our organic gardens are distributed to staff to encourage healthy eating habits.
Autism Lifespan promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included participating members of their communities through public awareness, education, and research related to autism.