Lifespan Center

The Lifespan Center is the home for the Autism Lifespan Office, Lending Library, and Lifespan Center Store. The Lifespan Center is also the home for Little Red Hen's many children, teen, and young adult programs: Lil' Sprouts, Buddin' Sprouts, Growing Together Teens, and Not Your Garden Variety (NYGV) Theater. Since 1993, Little Red Hen has established quality programs in the Chico area for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities to learn and grow through unique and exciting activities.

Lifespan Center Store

The Lifespan Center Store features items and toys that assist in developing pretend play skills, social & language skills, and sensory & fine motor skills for children 4-12 years old. We also offer autism awareness merchandise. The Lifespan Center Store is open durning Little Red Hen's Children's Progams and Autism Lifespan's Office Hours.

LRH Programs

Little Red Hen trains participants to develop healthy social and community skills under the guidance of trained and caring instructors in a safe and clean environment. Located at 2418 Cohasset Rd Suite 150, right behind Cathy's Sew and Vac.

Lil' Sprouts

We work one-on-one to help develop play skills, sensory needs, socialization, behavioral and communication skills. The program is to help treat key symptoms of autism, such as social impairment and communication difficulty.

Buddin' Sprouts

Buddin' Sprouts (ages 8-12) is for children with autism. This program is a progression of Lil' sprouts and serves children 1:1 to develop more advanced sensory, behavioral, social and communication skills.


With a focus on building independent living skills, GTT focuses on developing friendships, developing social and behavior skills, and providing and environment conductive to cognitive and emotional growth.

"Play is a Human Right"

-Teresa Wolk Hayes, Little Red Hen Executive Director

Behind Cathy's Sew and Vac

Autism Lifespan   |   (530) 897-0300   |
2418 Cohaset Road, Suite 150, Chico, CA 95926