Recent Field Trips
Selected students travel to Sacramento for a 3-day trip. Students enjoy a road trip up to our state’s capitol where they tour and visit the capitol building, Sacramento & California History Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Old Town Sacramento and Shops and the Car Museum. During this annual trip, staff continue to work with students on generalizing their social skills, purchasing meals, staying overnight with a friend, touring museums in a group and discussing all aspects of your day with a peer and accompanying adults. For many of our students this is the first time they had been away from their parents overnight. The successful completion of this trip is a significant accomplishment for students with ASD.
Selected students enjoy a road trip to San Diego where they tour and visit: San Diego History Center, San Diego Harbor, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and the San Diego Air & Space Museum, and spent the night in San Diego. This trip is chosen for students who are ready to experience a first trip away from family. The social skills experienced on this trip were equally as impactful as those from the longer trip. The successful completion of this trip was a gold star experience for the students who attended this extended trip. Both trips sent photographs of their experiences back to school while they are traveling, to share their learning and fun with their fellow classmates, staff and their families.
Students will have an opportunity to travel and tour our nation’s capital. Students will tour various points of interest during this 4-day trip. This includes visiting the Capitol Building, The White House, Museums at the Smithsonian, and national monuments (Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, etc.). Throughout the trip, staff will help students continue building on their social skills and independence, such as purchasing meals, staying overnight with friends, and engaging in conversations with adults and peers about their day. For many students this is the first time they have been away from their parents for an extended period and allows them to work outside their comfort zone. The learning experience from this trip will be significant for students with ASD.