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How Music Therapy for Autism Can Help Your Child on the Spectrum

How Music Therapy for Autism Can Help Your Child on the Spectrum

By Martina Riepen, MA Music has a strong effect on our mind. Music can work like a bridge of communication. This makes music therapy suitable for treating the particularities of many autistic children. However, due to limited information, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have many questions. Does music therapy simply mean singing with […]

New Ventura County Office of Education Building Completed in Camarillo

New Ventura County Office of Education Building Completed in Camarillo

Mary Samples Center will Serve Students with Autism The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) today marked the completion of the new the Mary E. Samples Education Services Center building in Camarillo. The 29,944-square-foot, two-story building at 5250 Adolfo Rd. was finished just over two years after construction began. The building is the new, permanent […]

Hotel Worker and Boy With Autism Bond Over Card Tricks, Mom Pens ‘Thank You’ Note​​

Hotel Worker and Boy With Autism Bond Over Card Tricks, Mom Pens ‘Thank You’ Note​​

BY LOUISE BEVAN An enduring friendship sparked between a thoughtful hotel worker and an inquisitive teen last year when the boy asked if he could demonstrate a card trick. The hotel worker happily obliged, having no idea at the time that the teen was autistic. Kahlief Hill, then 39, took time out from his front desk duties at the […]

8-Year-Old Girl With Autism Bakes Hundreds of Scones for Seniors During Virus Lockdown

8-Year-Old Girl With Autism Bakes Hundreds of Scones for Seniors During Virus Lockdown

BY CATHERINE BOLTON An 8-year-old girl with autism has decided to spend her time in lockdown due to the pandemic baking scones for pensioners and vulnerable citizens, and it’s warming hearts across the globe. Eight-year-old Riah Totten’s favorite thing in the world to do is play football. But when lockdowns to slow the spread of the […]

Autism Society Ventura County Invests in KidSTREAM

Autism Society Ventura County Invests in KidSTREAM

CAMARILLO, Calif.—As kidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum, continues to grow community support, it announced today a major donation made by the Autism Society Ventura County. With this gift, kidSTREAM will name its sensory room the “Autism Society Ventura County Sensory Room” when the museum opens at the former Camarillo Library site. Overall, the museum’s exhibits […]

Autism Care Today’s 13th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars Raises Over $250,000

Autism Care Today’s 13th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars Raises Over $250,000

Westlake Village, Calif. (October 16, 2018)–The 13th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars, a gala to raise funds to help and support children with autism and their families, attracted a star-studded crowd to the Four Seasons Westlake Village on October 7. The event raised over $250,000 for Autism Care Today. Honored during the evening for their […]

Students with Autism Begin Summer School at New Camarillo Campus

Students with Autism Begin Summer School at New Camarillo Campus

About 60 students with autism began summer school today at the brand new campus of Triton Academy, located at 550 Airport Way near the Camarillo Airport. The campus was built from the ground up in just seven months. The project began with the demolition of the old Cowan Center, which used to serve as a […]

Autism is no obstacle to a bright future for this graduate

Autism is no obstacle to a bright future for this graduate

Graduating from high school is an important milestone for anyone, but earning a diploma is especially momentous for Trevor Jenkins. Trevor is living with autism, which made him an easy target for bullies when he started middle school. With his grades suffering, he was referred to Triton Academy in Camarillo, a school operated by the […]

Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home

Camarillo School for Students With Autism Finds New Home

Triton Academy, a school that serves Ventura County students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will begin the 2018-19 school year at a new location. The school, which provides highly acclaimed programs for students with ASD, will be moving to a temporary site near the Camarillo Airport after the current school year. For the past ten […]

School for Students with Autism is Seeking New Home

School for Students with Autism is Seeking New Home

Triton Academy Must Leave Camarillo Location After 2017-18 School Year Triton Academy, a school that serves students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from throughout Ventura County, is in search of a new place to call home. For the past ten years, Triton Academy has operated at a campus in Camarillo leased from the Pleasant Valley […]

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