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Let’s Get Social

We offer a year round after school program that offers socialization training and community-integration service for children and young adults who have a developmental disability, ages 5 through 22 years old. Each day offers the opportunity to learn the daily living skills that help them do better in school, become more independent, socialize with their peers, and transition into community after school programs that serve children from all walks of life.

Your child will have the opportunity to develop and maintain friendships outside their family, interact socially with people of all ages and backgrounds, and develop the skills needed for independence and healthy social experiences in the community.

Our after school program offers services in the following areas:

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

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Summer camps: fun, friends and new experiences

Abilities United offers two summer camps for children and young adults.

Summer's Excellent Adventures Camp

This inclusive summer camp for children and teens ages 5 – 18 years, helps each camper create new friendships while participating in fun-filled field trips, arts and crafts projects, cooperative and non-competitive games, and more! Students will:

  • Develop self-confidence
  • Increase social skills
  • Learn to channel energy constructively
  • Develop skills to cope with transitions

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.

For campers 5 – 18 years old, with and without disabilities. All campers must be potty trained and ambulatory, and must be able to function with a 1 to 8 teacher:student ratio.

Class Code: 9744
Cost: $415 resident, $465 non-resident (Paid to the City of Palo Alto)
Activity fee: $35 (Paid to Abilities United)
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 12 – July 7
Times: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Registration is available online at

*Summer’s Excellent Adventures Camp is managed by Abilities United in┬ácollaboration with the City of Palo Alto. Download Summer’s Excellent Adventures Camp Flyer (PDF)

Creative Discoveries Summer Camp

Weekly summer camps for children and teens, ages 5 – 22 years old. Our theme-based weekly camps promote peer friendships, provide behavioral support, and offer fun field trips and enriching activities in a safe, highly structured environment. All participants must complete a trial day in the Abilities United After School Socialization Program prior to registering for camp. Camp offers a low 1:5 teacher to student ratio.

For campers 5 – 22 years old, with developmental disabilities.

Cost: $325/week + $35/week activity fee
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 10 – August 18
Times: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Download Creative Discoveries Summer Flyer (PDF)

For more information contact (650) 494-0550 or submit a request for more information.