Category Archives: Outings - Grandparent Autism Network

Music to your ears

Check into tickets for the children’s concert series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Forty-five minute concerts are designed for children and afterwards, they provide a hands on opportunity with a featured musical instrument. Noisy children are acceptable.

Go Take A Hike … With Your Special Needs Grandchildren!

The head naturalist at Naturalist For You leads many local Orange County hikes. He has experience working with special needs kids and is willing to lead a hike if there is sufficient interest. He has suggestedthat a couple of short canyon hikes (Silverado and Black Star) would be most appropriate and that a small group would be best.

If you are interested in having your grandchildren participate in this activity, please e-mail to Donna Furon at or call (562)430-0624 with the following information:

  • Age(s) of child(ren)
  • Number of adults who would be coming
  • Preferences for weekday or weekend
  •  Preference for morning or afternoon
Fun in the park

Take walks together in local parks. Feed ducks, explore gardens and enjoy other park features.

Special Parks for Special Needs Kids

Orange County, California, has several parks for special needs children.  Follow these links for additional information:

Introducing new places to your itinerary

If your grandchild only wishes to go to one place repetitively, try taking him there first for a few minutes. He may be more receptive about visiting other places after that.