PURPOSE – The purpose of the Autism Society-Kern Autism Network High School/College Scholarship is to promote continuing education in Special Education/Autism related fields through academic financial support. (Examples of Special Ed/Autism related fields include, but are not necessarily limited to: Teaching, Speech Language Pathology, Psychologist, Medical Field and Special Education Law.)

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP – The scholarship offered is $1,000. The scholarship will be paid to the college or university of choice upon proof of  enrollment. 

ELIGIBILITY – Applicant must be a Kern County resident attending high school or college, taking or planning to enroll in Special Education/Autism related courses, with plans to pursue a college degree in teaching or autism related field. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS – A grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for sophomore through senior years. Complete transcripts must accompany applications. See link above for application.  Deadline is May 1, 2017.


-The 2017 Autism Camp Scholarships for children/youth/adults: will be available on a limited basis to children, youth and adults in the Kern County area with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Scholarships vary and are used for approved camp registration fees. One scholarship entry per household.  Applications must be filled out completely and submitted with proof of diagnosis (PDD-NOS, Autism, Aspergers). Applications are reviewed by Autism Society-Kern Autism Network. If you are interested in a scholarship application, see the attached file to print off the application. If you would like more information, please call(661) 489-3335.  Deadline for submission is May 31st or when they are filled!  These will be on a first come first served basis.  Scholarship applications with proof of DX-IPP, IEP/Psych Report can be sent via scan & emailed:, faxed: 661-489-3334 or brought to our office in an ENCLOSED envelope to: 1712 19th Street, Suite 110.  All scholarships are offered as a first come first served basis and fill fast.  All awarded scholarships will be notified by June 1st.  Please do not contact the agencies providing the service.

The following camps occur during June, July & August 2017 with Kern Autism Network-Autism Society.  Click on each for detailed printable information.

Private Swim Lessons


M.A.R.E. Camp2017

2017 SUMMER CAMPS      


Camp Sponsors/Donors for 2017: Wells Fargo Bank, Midway Sunset Cogeneration Company, Baron’s Autos Parts, Holder’s Mechanical, Holder’s Air Conditioning & Heating, Golden Empire Transmission & Clutch, Hooters of Bakersfield, Pappy’s, Spencer’s, Bakersfield Karting Experience, Flame Burger, Maya Bakersfield 16, Fitness 19

Camp Sponsors/Donors for 2016: Terry Bedford Concrete Construction Inc., Hall Commercial Vehicle Service, Inc., Kaliert Family, Budget Bolt, Sun Coast Material, Holders Air Conditioning & Heating, Dan Fabbri Farms, A-1 Automotive, Shawn Schwattzenberger Team S-15 Racing, Baron’s Car Quest, Pour House, Golden Empire Transmission, Colombo Construction Co. Inc., Holders Mechanical Inc., Ryan Smith Motorsports, Pappy’s Coffee Shop, The Wild, Elephant Bar, Corner Bakery, Temblor Brewing Company, Don Perico, Regency Lanes Bowling Center, Spencers Coffee Shop, Maya Cinema 16, Chuy’s, Les Schwab Tire Center, Bakersfield Used Cars, Arne R. Oftedal CPA, Speedy’s Taco Bar & Grill, Bakersfield Speedway Racers, Friends and Families.

Racing Donation