Why Walk with SLDC

Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC) is a non-profit school and therapy center located in Buena Park and serving Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. We serve children and young adults who have special needs in language, learning and/or behavior. More than 200 staff members provide programs and services for around 300 children and adults, ages 2 through 40 years. The majority of our students have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, though many students have multiple conditions. All programs and services are available to students during the school day.


Provide education and therapy to children and adults with special needs in an environment that nurtures growth, inspires achievement and maximizes their potential.


  • The individuality and potential of our students and clients.

  • The integrity, skill and commitment of our employees.

  • The empowering of all members of our SLDC community to realize their highest potential.

  • The provision of optimal services to our students, clients, families, agencies, employees and volunteers as customers to whom we are responsive and accountable.


We envision a Center which: lives its values, is acknowledged as a leader in special education and is a model for other organizations.

Funds from the Walk are used to support the purchase of equipment, technology, and materials needed for our students to reach their maximum potential and ensure we provide education and therapy
in-person or at a distance.