World-Class Center for Autism Opens in Irvine - KiDA
Orange County's Premiere Center for Autism, KiDA, Launches 50,000 Square Foot Comprehensive Facility to Serve as "One-Stop-Shop" for Autism Services.
- Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2012 - Kids Institute for Development & Advancement (KiDA), Orange County's largest center for the education and treatment of children with autism, is launching a 50,000 square foot facility in Irvine, California. KiDA offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to autism treatment, providing education, therapy, medicine, and family support for children with autism. Community members are invited to view the facility at KiDA's Grand Opening on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
KiDA was created in 2008 by a family that envisioned a better alternative in which all of their child's needs could be met under the one roof. Out of this vision came KiDA, which started as a therapy center and expanded to include a full-time private school in 2010. KiDA Academy, a comprehensive school for autism, offers students low classroom ratios, daily individual therapies, and the latest assistive technology in the classroom. In 2011, KiDA began offering expanded educational and therapy services, to include speech, occupational, behavioral, music, and social therapies. KIDA even opened a hair salon specifically for kids with autism!
The new facility, which boasts a movie theater, commercial fitness gym, arcade room, hair salon, and enclosed atrium, currently houses five different types of therapies, medical offices, and KiDA Academy's first two classes of students. "At KIDA, kids are the center of attention, kids rule!" says Fariborz Maseeh KIDA's founder. Looking forward, the space will accommodate the academy's growth to K through 8th grade classes, as well as additional medical services and a Wellness Center, to include yoga, massage, and dietary support. In the upcoming months, KiDA plans to develop its medical and research services, including collaborations with hospitals and universities to explore causes and treatments for autism, as well as rendering medical services to some of the 20,000+ children with autism in Orange County. KIDA's model is to serve the needs of the child in a child-centric way.
KiDA's new facility is opening its doors to the community on Thursday, February 23 from 4:00 to 6:00pm for an Open House. Family members, teachers, service providers, medical professionals, and interested community members are invited to explore the facility, learn more about KiDA's vision and services, and mingle with other individuals that are passionate about advancing children with autism.
For more information about KiDA or to RSVP for KiDA's Grand Opening, contact David Tep or Kristin Coates at (949) 222-2214 or visit KiDA's website, www.kida.com. KiDA is located at 17861 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614.