Social Recreation Programs

  • Martial Arts
  • After School Programs
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding


Martial Arts

Ah Po’s Andy Karate Studio: Tang Soo Do Minimize
5423 Palm Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 331-5800
(916) 487-0544

Ajay’s Karate Minimize
8785 Center Parkway, Suite B-310
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 681-4141

  • Ajay’s Karate provides instruction in the art of Tang Soo Do for children and adults in a safe and fun environment.
  • We provide classes for children with Autism spectrum Disorders and other special needs.
  • Open Monday through Saturday.

Granite Bay Karate Minimize
8715 Auburn-Folsom Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-4948

  • Granite Bay Karate specializes in working with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum or that have other learning disabilities.
  • Classes are available Monday through Saturday.
  • Granite Bay Karate is a vendor through Alta California Regional Center.
The Rocklin Karate Academy Minimize
1850 Wildcat Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 521-8879 

Ray & Stephanie Baldonade

  • Works with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Located in the Maria Montessori Charter Academy Gym
After School Program

UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State (A.C.E.) Minimize
(916) 548-2562 

David Rossi

  • After-school program in the Sacramento region designed specifically for kids ages 8-12 with autism, helping them learn how to interact with the outside world and integrate into community activities.
  • Through this structured after-school recreational program, kids with autism participate in large and small group activities.
  • Lessons are modified for different levels of understanding, and parents are instructed on techniques they can use at home.


Arts & Crafts
Children’s Creative Arts Center Minimize
6210 Douglas Blvd.
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-6407
(916) 791-9442 fax

  • The Creative Arts and Music Center is a magical place offering outstanding programs to the entire community.
  • Some offerings include:  Fine Art Instruction; Cartooning; Drawing & Sketching; Painting; Pee Wee Picasso Program; Flute; Piano; Guitar; Voice & Song Writing; Drums; Saxophone; and Violin.
  • Unique programs are available for preschoolers, school aged children; home schoolers, teenagers and adults.
  • Our primary goal at the Arts and Music Center is to enhance the creative development of all our students with a Quality Education in the Arts.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Horses for Healing Minimize
Center Stage
13355 Bell Brook Drive,
Auburn, CA 95602

Lakeside Equestrian Center – Therapeutic Riding Minimize
3635 Auburn Folsom Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650
(916) 652-2197 

Project R.I.D.E. Minimize
8840 Southside Ave.
Elk Grove, CA
(916) 685-RIDE

  • Celebrating 30 years of recreational therapeutic horseback riding instruction for people with special needs.
  • The goal of Project R.I.D.E. is to improve a rider’s physical, emotional and social functioning through participation in a highly structured and safe program.
  • Lessons occur in 4, 5, or 6-week sessions at $40 per hour or $20 per half-hour for ages three years old to adult.
  • Call to place potential student on waiting list.

Ride to Walk Minimize
1630 Highway 193
Lincoln, CA
(916) 434-0693
(916) 434-8129 fax

  • Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities.
  • Ride to Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community

Saddle Pals Therapeutic Center – Grass Valley Minimize
(530) 268-8785  

Jane de’Zell, Director

Saddle Pals – Orangevale Minimize
(916) 726-7257
(916) 988-7734

Jodi Wong, Director

  • Operating since 1992, Saddle Pals Therapeutic Riding Center is a program of UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Greater Sacramento.
  • We are a premier accredited center through NARHA.
  • We provide services to children as well as adults.