Help for Brain Injured Children, Inc. (HBIC) is a 501(c) non-profit, and home of The Cleta Harder Developmental Day School (CHDS) Program - A CA Department of Education fully certified NPS for children and young adults with moderate/severe multiple disabilities, including autism.
Established in 1981, The Cleta Harder Developmental School is fully certified by the California Department of Education as a Non Public School (NPS), not to be confused with a Private School. Staffed with fully credentialed Special Education Teachers and a highly qualified support staff, CHDS provides programs of ACADEMICS, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT, SOCIALIZATION, INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS and VOCATIONAL TRAINING for children and young adults with moderate-severe multiple disabilities, including Autism.
Our goal is to work with the child's home school district and family to provide a program and least restrictive environment that is appropriate and conducive for learning and development, based on each child's individual needs. Collaborating with the child's full support "team" allows for the best opportunities to improve their overall quality of life.