March 2017 Special Needs Newsletter
Celebrate Some Amazing Young Women
The California Miss Amazing pageant taking place this month in the Grand Ballroom at USC gives girls and women ages 5 and up of all abilities a chance to be fitted for the gown of their dreams, show off their talents, share their ambitions and have an amazing experience in a supportive environment. Participants are paired with a buddy who supports them throughout the day, and everyone goes home with a tiara and a trophy. Learn all about it ….
Support Special Olympics
at Tax Time
When you file your state income taxes, you can now designate a donation to Special Olympics Southern California. Your dollars will support local athletes with intellectual disabilities. Get the info ….
Weathering Parent Shaming
Parents in Los Angeles are not always kind, especially to moms with a challenging child. Read one mom’s take on the impact of being mom judged and how she and her son have learned to cope. Read on ….
Registration for this little league division for kids with disabilities is ongoing. 4:30-6 p.m. March 12, Orange Grove Park, South Pasadena. Free.
Exceptional Kids Dance
Ages 14 and up with disabilities can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with dancing and snacks. 6:30-9 p.m. March 17, South Bay Adult School, Redondo Beach. $1.
Aquarium of the Pacific hosts this evening just for families including children and adults with autism. Long Beach. 6-9 p.m. March 19, $7 per person.
Asperger’s Are Us Screening
This coming-of-age documentary follows a comedy troupe of friends on the autism spectrum. 7 p.m. March 21, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena. $10.
My Feral Heart Screening
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by seeing this film about one young man’s journey. 7:30 p.m. March 21, Ahyra Fine Arts Theater, Beverly Hills. $20.
- Braille Institute Johnny Mercer Concert
Hear students from the institute’s music program sing during this annual show. 1-2:30 p.m. March 27, Braille Institute Center, Los Angeles. Free.
Click here for additional events for special-needs families in our online calendar!
Submit your events!
Send events for special-needs families to Calendar@LAParent.com
so we can add them to our website and this newsletter!