Society for Disabled Children
Serving Special Needs Children in Kern County Since 1947
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About Society for Disabled Children
Celebrating 70 Years
1947 - 2017
1947 - Five Kern County Rotary Clubs, the Kern County Shrine Club and the Kern County Chapter of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis formed the Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Kern County. Their mission for the creation of the Society was based upon a community tradition of voluntary service, where concerned persons combined their efforts to solve human problems. They provided medical equipment to people with disabilities.
1975 - Camp Blue Jay was established to provide a residential summer camp program for our local children with disabilities. Camp provides campers the opportunity to experience the joys and wonders of summer camp with supportive and qualified staff and counselors.
2002 - The Society changed their name to the "Society for Disabled Children". This name currently reflects the services we provide to our community.
2010 - STAR (Student Tutoring and Reading) Program was created by our Program Director,
Mrs. Carstens, to help children with learning difficulties work towards achieving their academic goals in a fun, hands-on way.
2016 - Blue Jay Summer Day Camp opened for children with disabilities. This program focuses on fun summer camp activities that help promote life and social skills while also supporting academics to prevent summer learning loss.
We also offer:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Monthly Family Social Activities
- Transportation to and from out of town medical facilities