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Creating a path to Independence, Dignity

& Self-Worth

Helping  your loved ones achieve their maximum potential.

(661) 431-1466

Our goal is to support individuals with autism and developmental disabilitites. 

Get connected with the resources you need, when you need them.


Years of experience

Over 180

Staff members


Locations in Bakersfield

About us

Serving Those with Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Valley Achievement Center (VAC) of Bakersfield, CA was started in 1998 to provide children with autism and other developmental disabilities an educational setting where they would thrive. Over the last two decades, VAC and our services have grown dramatically to provide a wide variety of educational, behavior modification and socialization programs for children and adults of all ages affected by autism and other developmental disabilities. With 4 program facilities and close to 200 amazing employees, Valley Achievement Center is here to serve you.

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Our services

How can we help you?

Valley Achievement Center offers a variety of programs for children and adults. 

Children Programs

VAC offers a variety of programs for children ranging from 3 to 22 years old. Our programs include our afterschool preschool, intermediate after school and social skills programs as well as our basic education programs.

Adult Programs

VAC offers a range programs for adults with autism and developmental disabilities including our Behavioral Management Day Program, Tailored Day Service, Independent Living and Supported Living Serices, Supported Employment, Paid Internship program and other programs to help adults learn skills to become more independent.

All Programs

Check out our programs to help those with autism or other developmental disabilities learn valuable life skills for everyday social interactions, self care and independent living.

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Research has made clear that high quality, early intervention for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning disabilities can improve learning, communication and social skills, as well as underlying brain development issues. However, supported services at whatever stage can have a meaningful impact. Contact us to learn how we can help your child, teen, or adult with one of our many programs.

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