Special Needs Programs


Supporting Kids, Involving Parents

The S.K.I.P. (Supporting Kids Involving Parents) Program, is an exciting "parent and me" program that provides children with special needs opportunities for sensory enrichment, improvement of social skills, recreational play, and parent support. While children learn and grow, parents interact with others who understand what it is like to raise a child with special needs. 
  • Ages: 0-12
  • Location: MPSC; 41845 Sixth Street, Temecula CA 92590 
  • Time: Held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Please register online before each event, as space is limited. 
Register Here! 

If you are new to S.K.I.P, please download and complete the SKIP Application. This will ensure that we have the knowledge to properly accommodate your little one's needs! 

Download the SKIP Program Application (PDF)
High Hopes

The Temecula High Hopes Program provides adults with special needs an opportunity for social interaction with peers, while participating in group activities and events. 
  • Ages: 18+
  • Location: High Hopes events are held at the Mary Phillips Senior Center, unless otherwise noted.
  • Day & Time: Fridays from 6:00 - 9:00
Pre-Registration is required and can be completed online or in person at the MPSC.

Fill out the High Hopes Program Application.  

For additional information, contact Temecula Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480.

Special Needs Reunification Program

Designed to assist in the timely reunification of loved ones who may become displaced from their homes, the program can provide law enforcement crucial information about the registered person even before we arrive at their residence. Individuals with Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome are examples of members of our community who might benefit from this registry. The registry will assist law enforcement personnel by providing critical information including emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions and photographs. An individual’s communication abilities, routines, behaviors and other helpful information also may be entered to assist law enforcement.

Go to the Riverside Sheriff Special Need Reunification Program page for more information and to sign up.

Eagle Soar Social Skills Program

Join us for social-skills fun at Eagle Soar Playground and Splash Pad at Margarita Park, Temecula's award-winning inclusive play space. Event will be facilitated by Comprehensive Autism Center and Van Avery Youth Activists who will provide peer modeling. Therapists are welcome, and parent participation is required. Registration will be held on-site the day of the event. All ages are welcome!
  • Spring Program: TBD
  • During the program hours, the Eagle Soar Playground and Splash Pad will be CLOSED to the general public.
  • Check back soon for updated program information, including our Summer Social Skills Program.
For more information, please contact TCSD at (951) 694-6480
Special Needs Visual Arts Program

Enhance self-expression, coordination, ​and imagination through visual arts. Participants will develop skill in painting, drawing, and visual design all while enjoying themselves.
  • Ages: 18 +
  • Day/Time: Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Craft Room at the MPSC
  • Participants must register before attending.
For more information, please contact TCSD at (951) 694-6480