Located at 7150 Santa Juanita Avenue in Orangevale, California, the Odyssey Learning Center is a private school that offers programs for children diagnosed with autism or autism-like symptoms. Founded in 1979 as the Kaplan Foundation, the Odyssey Learning Center was originally located in Placerville, California, in a small farmhouse.
The Odyssey Learning Center provides a structured learning environment for autistic children between the ages of 3 and 22. It uses a multi-dimensional teaching approach for academics, vocational skills and communication. In addition, it employs a collaborative approach to educate and nurture autistic children towards independent living. The program offered at The Odyssey Learning Center includes independent living skills training, occupational therapy, community-based instruction and a transition program.