The Special program at IIOC provides events and outdoor activities for families and children with special needs and learning differences.

Events and classes hosted by Special include:

  • Special Needs Quran Class | Sundays 10-12 pm.

  • Special Needs Hiking Club | First Saturday, monthly at 9-11 am 

  • Storytimes
  • Carnivals
  • Awareness Events
  • Community Iftars
  • Paint Nights
  • Nasheed Nights


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Help out with Special

A Special Needs Hiking Club (in partnership with the Art and Wilderness Institute) is held every first Saturday of the month from 9-11 AM. Club members should: 

  • Attend hikes with their caregiver who can tend to their special accommodations. 
  • All ages are welcome
  • Travel to various locations around Southern California/Orange County

This is not a drop-off, we would like to encourage family participation.

  • Club Advisor: Annan Aboul-Nasr

  • Hiking Leaders:

    Fatima Khan, Tehsina Raza, and Kiirston Valverde.

  • Hikes are Led by Art and Wilderness Institute

    Trained Hiking Leader Volunteers and IIOC Special Needs Volunteers. 


For general inquiries or for more information,
please contact: