Abilities United supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and members of the community, and champions a culture in which all members of society are included and appreciated for their distinctive contributions.

Afterschool Socialization


The After School Socialization Program opens daily and runs concurrently with the Palo Alto Unified School District's school calendar:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Extended hours during school breaks and summer
  • Summer Camp opportunities in summer months

Getting Started

  • Call the After School Socialization Manager,
    650-618-3351 to request an intake packet
  • Complete the intake packet completely!
  • Return the intake packet to

    Abilities United
    Attn: After School Sociailization
    525 East Charleston Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94306

  • Schedule an appointment for a full trial week

For more information about After School Socialization,
contact: (650) 494-0550 or use this Contact Form

Location: 3864 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto

after-school socialization

year round socialization-based program designed to increase functional and social skills development.

The Abilities United After School Socialization Program offers a safe, highly structured classroom with a lower student-to-teacher ratio which allows for functional and social skill development. Our community integration skills can be generalized into natural environments. Each day offers after school activities that give participants the opportunity to:

  • Increase independence
  • Increase social awareness
  • Reduce maladaptive behaviors and social isolation
  • Increase pro-social behavior


A variety of skills are targeted within the context of the program during traditional, relevant, after school-based activities in the following areas:

  • Socialization and peer interaction
  • Adaptive physical education and motor skills
  • Communication skills
  • Community outings and activities
  • Summer camps


The ultimate goal is to provide socialization training and community integration so that participants may transition into integrated recreation programs within their own neighborhood, and have increased opportunities to interact with their typically developing peers.



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