Stride Program

Stride Program

Encouraging self-advocacy for more than three decades!

The Stride Program is a day program that assists and encourages adults with diverse abilities achieve their highest potential in the community by increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life. For over three decades this program has empowered participants to continue their journey to self-advocacy right here in their home community!


Uptown Family Center
12510 Hadley St.
Whittier, CA 90601

Activities & Curriculum

  • Daily Living Skills: a wide spectrum of learning opportunities which include shopping skills, cooking, telephone usage, hygiene and personal care.
  • Practical Math: basics of time telling, using a calendar, counting and recognizing money, basic calculator usage and the fundamentals of budgeting.
  • Reading & Writing: completing curriculum that relates to specific daily activities and holidays.
  • Computer Usage: Attainment stations and iPads that allow you to learn additional skills including reading, math, spelling, vocational skills, art, budgeting, etc.
  • Community Integration: utilizing surrounding opportunities such as libraries, public transit, fitness centers, and recreational activities.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: students will have the chance to participate in our local partnerships with Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Food Center, and YMCA of Greater Whittier Membership Services.
  • Social Development: continually engaging in social relationships within the program and in the community.
  • Library Access: obtaining and being responsible for a library card, making book selections, checking out library materials, and returning them in a timely manner.
  • Self-Advocacy: encouraging students to recognize their rights and responsibilities as individuals.
  • Healthy Living: utilizing the fitness center at our local facility and making healthy choices.

Entrance Requirements

  • Ages 21+
  • Regional Center Registration: Currently serving Eastern Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley/Pomona, Orange County
  • Ambulatory
  • Independent toileting skills
  • Absence of severe, violent behavioral problems
  • Manages medication independently
  • Ability to learn in a small group environment, without one-on-one supervision

Program Staff

  • Lead Teacher – plans and implements the program curriculum and individual goals in accordance with your Individual Personal Plan (IPP).
  • Teacher’s Aides – work with students to carry out the program goals, both in the classroom and in the community.

Enrollment Information:
Sieanna Rubio – STRIDE Director
Phone: (562) 392-6168
Email: [email protected]

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