As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, and the number of adults with autism and developmental disabilities who require ongoing services and support increases each year, it is comforting to know that Bakersfield is home to an organization that offers a full range of education, social skills, adaptive skills, supported living, and supported employment programs, utilizing evidence based methods, to meet the needs of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Since 1998, Valley Achievement Center (VAC) has helped children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities reach their full potential and lead more fulfilling lives. Whether intervening early to enable a preschool age child to communicate with his or her parents, providing a teenager with the social skills to connect with his or her peers, or helping an adult to be employed successfully within the community, these are just a few examples of how VAC’s education, social and adaptive skills programs for children and supported employment, supported living and behavioral management day program for adults make it possible for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to achieve their goals, participate fully in their community, and attain their highest quality of life.
Thank You Sponsors
Your generous support has been instrumental in helping VAC thrive and achieve its mission to empower children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities attain their highest quality of life.
A Special Thank You
VAC Wishes To Thank Kaiser Permanente and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kern, for the generous $5,000 grant in support of VAC's Access to Mental Health Services project, which will provide mental health services and support to clients, staff members, and clients' families.