Community Programs

Autism Clinic

The mission of the Autism Clinic is to promote the sensory, motor, communicative, and cognitive skills of individuals with pervasive developmental disorders through a multi-sensory approach to learning.

BE:WEL for Adults

The BE:WEL (Beyond Exercise: Wellness Enhancement for Life) program is designed for adults with disabilities and is open to the community for enrollment. Activities include weight training, aquatics, stretching, nutritional assessment, or personalized programming. The mission of the BE:WEL Program is to provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to take personal responsibility for their well being in an accessible supportive environment.

KIDS:PLAY

The mission of KIDS:PLAY (Kids Integrated Development of Skills: Parental Leadership and Advocacy for Youth) is to involve children in physical activity and social interaction. Our goal is to develop and enhance motor skills, improve self-esteem and create new learning experiences. This program provides the volunteers, participants and parents with new learning opportunities and community connections. It is a promoting, accepting and inclusive environment for all children.

Ability First Sports Camp

This camp, held each summer, is a live-in wheelchair sports camp for children with physical disabilities between the ages of 8–18.

APE Sports Day

The annual Sports Day event is designed to serve as an opportunity for children and young adults, between the age ranges of preschool through high school, with low-incidence disabilities, which include deaf, blind and orthopedic disabilities, to come together and participate in sport competitions.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics program at Chico State provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with developmental disabilities.