Where A Child’s Journey Has No Limits

SLDC is a non-profit school and therapy center for children and adults with special needs. We provide services from pre-school at 6 months through high school and transition at 21 years of age.

At our heart we are a school, and we build on providing education in the classroom with a full collaborative therapy intervention for each student. No two children are alike and we customize therapy services for each child. We do not choose stock plans to fit a student, every student has their own custom intervention plan.

As a therapy center we provide outpatient speech, OT, PT, counseling, and ABA services to families in our community.

At SLDC students and parents do not hear the words Can’t, Won’t, Never- your child will never speak, your child can’t learn- We focus on the child’s abilities and unlock the skills they have within. Maximizing the potential for every child and young adult is the mission of SLDC.

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Our Services

We serve children and young adults who have special needs in language, learning and/or behavior.

Learn About Our Staff’s Expertise

SLDC has an exceptional professional staff, with an average tenure over 15 years. Read About Our Staff

Outcomes at a Glance

For over 60 years SLDC has been providing education and therapy services to children and young adults. We have seen many children gain access to skills that were never thought possible, children have gained knowledge and independence to go out in the world and succeed, and dedicated staff have provided peace of mind to thousands of parents that their child is in good hands.

Our adult to student ratio…

never exceeds 3:1 and many of our students receive a 1:1 aide that is well trained to assist them in all their daily activities.

As a nonprofit…

we use individual, grant, and corporate funds to ensure every student has the therapies, interventions, and learning environment they need to reach their maximum potential.

SLDC drives…

over 238,000 miles a year to ensure students have access to the programs and therapies they need.

Over 60% of our students…

have discovered how to communicate with the use of Augmented/Alternative Communication (AAC). We have a trained AAC specialist on site to work with the students communication needs.

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Thank you to mitsubishielectricus for all our your support! This was a gift for our new STREAM Lab and a 3D printer! Can’t wait til we can get it for the students! @ Cypress, California https://t.co/B497aQEN0z

Went to the ribbon cutting of a and a new local business today! PizzaPress at the Source in Buena Park. Hoping we can have a fundraiser there soon!

We are piloting new flexible seating in one elementary school class. Research shows different types of seating help students attend to their tasks. Desmond seems to like them! @ Speech… https://t.co/JEGAdFAfPK

Today our Adult Aphasia Group had a special guest, The Session On Air, Christian Hand, came to campus to share his love of music. Christian dissects classic songs track by track to showcase the depth of each song…. https://t.co/TUkXW7BTfF

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