At OCCTAC, we understand the power of therapeutic practices in promoting well-being, growth, and recovery. Welcome to The Therapeutic Arts Department (TAC), where we offer an array of services designed to support emotional recovery and developmental challenges. Our primary focus is to provide valuable support to Children and Youth with neurodiversity, commonly referred to as individuals with disabilities or special needs. Through engagement with art, dance, and music, we aim to enhance their quality of life and foster positive interactions.
Elevating Lives through Therapeutic Arts
TAC at OCCTAC offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses:
Comprehensive Onboarding: We ensure a smooth and supportive introduction to our programs.
Workshops for Parents: Empowering parents with insights and tools for assisting their children's development.
Complimentary Psychological Therapy: When available, we provide access to psychological therapy to complement our programs.
Therapeutic Arts, Dance, and Music Classes: These skills-based classes offer a space for consistent happiness and routine while exposing neurodiverse children and youth to artistic stimuli.
Dance and Movement: Encourages physical responses, nonverbal communication, and emotional healing.
Visual Arts: Fosters self-expression, fine motor skills, and cognitive development.
Music: Aids nonverbal communication, emotional regulation, patience, and self-confidence.
All Disciplines: Supports self-awareness, goal-setting, emotional challenges, and building social connections.
Unveiling Therapeutic Arts Classes: A Journey to Joy
Our therapeutic arts classes are not conventional learning experiences. Instead, they provide a safe and joyful environment for neurodiverse children and youth to engage with art, dance, and music. While not a replacement for formal therapy, these classes can have a profound impact on their lives. Our dedicated therapeutic team monitors progress and offers support for successful outcomes.
Intakes and Assessment are required to enroll in our classes. Intakes are done by appointment only, please be sure to provide an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) at the time of appointment if applicable.
Socialization Training Program from the Regional Center
For parents that have their children participating in the Regional Center of Orange County, you have the opportunity to participate in the Socialization Training Program. This program could potentially cover the therapeutic arts classes. In order to participate, you will have to ask your coordinator to send OCCTAC a referral packet, that will include:
Number of classes client is eligible to take with us (or amount of respite hours approved for client).
*Send the information to Sherry Rubinstein (Sherryr@occtac.org).
Parents, be mindful that the process has a series of steps to get the contracts approved. We can explain this in detail during our intake process. For more information contact Axel Meléndez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sherry Rubinstein (Sherryr@occtac.org).
* Protocols: RC coordinators, please click here for detailed information regarding protocols.
* To see private and semi-private classes with STP enrollments please click here.
Get In Touch
For inquiries about the Program, please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated team members:
Mental Health & Emotional Wellness
Counselor & Intake Specialist
T: 714-547-5468 ext. 118