The Lifespan Center is the home for the Autism Lifespan Office, Lending Library, and Lifespan Center Store. The Lifespan Center is also the home for Little Red Hen's many children, teen, and young adult programs: Lil' Sprouts, Buddin' Sprouts, Growing Together Teens, and Not Your Garden Variety (NYGV) Theater. Since 1993, Little Red Hen has established quality programs in the Chico area for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities to learn and grow through unique and exciting activities.
The Lifespan Center Store features items and toys that assist in developing pretend play skills, social & language skills, and sensory & fine motor skills for children 4-12 years old. We also offer autism awareness merchandise. The Lifespan Center Store is open durning Little Red Hen's Children's Progams and Autism Lifespan's Office Hours.
We work one-on-one to help develop play skills, sensory needs, socialization, behavioral and communication skills. The program is to help treat key symptoms of autism, such as social impairment and communication difficulty.
Buddin' Sprouts (ages 8-12) is for children with autism. This program is a progression of Lil' sprouts and serves children 1:1 to develop more advanced sensory, behavioral, social and communication skills.
With a focus on building independent living skills, GTT focuses on developing friendships, developing social and behavior skills, and providing and environment conductive to cognitive and emotional growth.
"Play is a Human Right"
-Teresa Wolk Hayes, Little Red Hen Executive Director
Behind Cathy's Sew and Vac