Vista Hills/Baron School for Exceptional Children

3200 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

These educational programs serve children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental challenges from preschool through early adulthood. Enrolling children ages 3-9, the Baron School provides a therapeutic environment for boys and girls along the autism spectrum, as well as those with severe emotional and behavioral issues and developmental delays. Educational plans incorporate play therapy, sensory and motor skill integration, and speech and language therapy. The goal is to return the child to a mainstream setting as soon as possible. Vista Hills Middle and High School combines academic opportunities with vocational skills training. Students receive instruction in the traditional classroom, while also engaging in independent skills training in a life skills laboratory. Regular community vocational opportunities and training are also part of the program. Vista Elite, the young adult component of Vista Hills School, assists students in need of additional vocational, social and living skills prior to moving beyond high school. This transitional program features hands-on work experiences and independent living opportunities in on-campus apartments. The school accepts the following conditions: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Aphasia, Apraxia, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Conduct Disorder, Discalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Emotional Disturbances, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Differences, Mood Disorder, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder, Speech/Languague Impairments, Sexually Abused, Tourette’s Syndrome.

General Information

Academic OrientationGeneral Academic, Special Education
Grade RangeDay — Coed Ages 3-22
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address3200 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Telephone310-836-1223
Fax310-204-4134
Year Established1916
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorElias Lefferman
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