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Program Info

Art

The Art classes will work on developing our adult’s confidence and self-awareness through individual and group projects. Art has no fixed standards and has no right or wrong. Our adults will be able to do art at their own pace without competition or expectations. these classes are also a great way to recognize and gain information about special gifts and abilities as well as interests in particular subjects.

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Life Skills

The Daily Life Skills classes will give our adults the skills needed to maximize independence and enhance one’s ability to participate in common, everyday activities.

Daily Life Skills activities include:

  • Household chores                                                  • Banking, Money, & Time management 

  • Menu planning & Meal preparation                   • Safety basics & Community Sign               

  • Address and phone number memorization         recognition

  • Shopping, Eating in restaurants                        • Using public transportation

  • Etiquette, Manners, & Personal hygiene          

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Dance & Music

The Dance & Music classes work on developing our adult’s confidence, self-awareness, and social behavior. They observe behavior, interactions, and assess communication skills

as well as cognitive, motor social/emotional, musical, and dance skills.

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Sign Language

Sign language is usually thought of as a way of communication for the deaf and hearing impaired. However, research shows that there are advantages for development in people with special needs. Speech, language, social, emotional, as well as academic skills are

often enhanced through the use of sign language.

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Sensory

Sensory time is a crucial time for our adults and is part of our class schedule. Stimulating the sense help strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning. Our adults partake in visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular activities.

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Computer Class

We offer our students access to our fully equipped computer lab & tablet area.  Our lab is always supervised when in use and only school approved websites are visited.

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Science

Baking soda volcanos. Mentos in soda. Potato powered light bulbs. Our science classes aim to inspire curiosity and motivate students to ask, "how?" How does gas propel your car forward? How does food nourish and power our bodies? Our goal is to provide our

students with a better understanding of the world around them and a desire to explore

it's mysteries.

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Health and Fitness

Not only is it important to focus on keeping our minds healthy, it is just as, if not more important, to keep our bodies healthy. Our commitment to health and fitness with our students is one of our main focuses. This includes differentiated workouts to meet the individual needs of our students. Our approach begins and ends with the longevity of their physical health and incorporates fun activities to benefit their mental health as well.

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Nutrition

Health and Fitness isn't always lifting weights and running. We also take an academic approach by teaching students the importance of good eating habits. Such as, how to moderate, how to incorporate nutritious food, how they affect your body, and more.

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Functional
Mobility

Many of our students struggle with coordination and balance issues that can affect their daily lives. This is why we focus on fundamental movements that build in these areas. 

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Strength
Building

Strength is important for just about everything, which we build through resistance training. Though it may not be everyone's favorite workout, resistance training just a couple times a week has been shown to greatly reduce risk of injury. 

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Fun

Incorporating fitness through games and activities helps students stay active while improving their overall health and mood. Anything from basketball, to relay races, all of these help build sportsmanship, team work, and healthy hearts and minds.

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After Hours

No Limits & Beyond

School schedules don't always line up perfectly with our lives. To help with that we offer No Limits & Beyond for currently enrolled students. Whether you need some extra time getting to program, want to focus on continued health and fitness, or just want to keep the fun going, NL&B has you covered. 

No Limits & Beyond offers:

Health & Fitness

Arts & Crafts

Music & Dance

When:

Mon - Fri  2:30p - 4:30p  (Attend as little or as much as you'd like)

Cost:

$75 flat fee (Deducted on the 1st of the month)

Transportation:

Families are responsible for all transport arrangements.

Depending on what students attend, here are a few things to consider bringing:
• Workout Clothes
• Snacks
• Small Towel
• Water Bottle

Need to know:

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Admin

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Courtni English

CEO // Founder

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Stacie Knepp

Office Relations Manager

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Arianna Sells

Case Manager

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Candice Strauss

Events & Activities Director

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Jayne Laughlin

CFO

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Chris
Sanchez

Director of Marketing

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Maryalice Garcia

Director of Operations

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Richard Laughlin

Facilities Manager

Instructors

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Rachael English

Instructor

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Brice Stanley

Instructor

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Lulu Castellanos

Art Instructor

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Daniel Avitua

Instructor

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Adriana Espinoza

Instructor

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Treyvon Cook

Health & Fitness Instructor

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Yvette Fematt

Instructor

Room 3 // No Limits & Beyond Supervisor

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Laurie Engler

ILS Coordinator /

Instructor Room 6

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Dani Kline

Zumba Instructor

Instructional Assistant

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Sam 
Camarena

Instructional Assistant

Room 1

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Sabreena
Fematt

Instructional Assistant

Room 4

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Cheryl
Bush

Instructional Assistant

Room 6

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Jazmine
Miranda

Instructional Assistant

Room 2

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Patty
Valeo

Instructional Assistant

Room 5

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Ingrid
Hernandez

Art Assistant// Class Substitute

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Bela
Florian

Instructional Assistant

Room 3

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Chelsea
Stough

Instructional Assistant

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NL Support Team

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Michele 

Lee

Assistant

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Susanne
Dimmer

Accounting Assistant

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Paul Blackwell

I.T. Technician

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Stephanie
Salas

Accounting Manager

Board of Directors

FAQs
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F. A. Q.'s

Who can attend No Limits?

No Limits accepts adults ages 18 - 59 (or older if they still meet our state licensing criteria) with a wide variety of developmental disabilities. Most commonly, we serve adults with Down Syndrome, Autism, Prader-Willi, and Apert Syndrome. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept individuals with a history of maladaptive or self-injurious behaviors. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy on behaviors, please contact us.

What time does program start?

Our program opens its doors for student drop offs as early as 7:30am (No earlier). Classes start at 9:00am. We ask that students be dropped off no later than 8:50am to allow students time to get situated before class starts.

What time does program end?

Our program ends at 2:00pm. We ask that students be picked up no later than 3:00pm. After 3:00pm, a $1.00 late fee will be applied every minute a student is not picked up. 

After Hours Program runs from 2:30pm until 4:30pm. After 4:30pm, a $1.00 late fee will be applied every minute a student is not picked up.

Late fees must be paid within 24 hours and multiple offenses may result in dismissal from program.

Where do I pick up/drop off my student?

We have a pick up/drop off zone at the front of the building. 

What are my transport options to and from program?

Primarily, our students are transported by ACCESS. ACCESS is a transportation component associated with OCTA. If a student does not qualify for ACCESS, private transportation by No Limits staff may be discussed.

What kind of lunch should students bring?

Currently, as a result of COVID-19, we are asking students to bring lunches that they can store in their personal lockers at program. This is to reduce social spaces such as refrigerators. 

What cities/counties do you serve?

We primarily serve the North Orange County area, however, we have students coming from LA county, Inland Empire, and other surrounding counties.

Are you state funded?

Our most common source of funding is through the State of California.

Do you accept private pay?

We do accept private pay for students who are not clients through the Regional Center.

What monthly costs are involved?

We ask for a $30 monthly activities fee. This covers things such as lunch outings, field trips, and in program events. Our After Hours Program is optional, but has a $50 monthly flat fee.

What is the staff to student ratio?

Our staff to student ratio is 1:4.

Do you have a work program?

We do not currently have a work program. However, we do teach vocational skills within our class schedule. We also have unpaid, volunteer jobs that students can "apply" for throughout the center.

How many absences are permitted in a year?

For a full time student, 20 absences are permitted per school year.

Do you accept part-time students?

Due to staffing and ratio requirements, we do not offer a part-time option.

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