September 2017 Newsletter

Join Us At Inclusive Day L.A.!

L.A. Parent’s Inclusive Day is happening Sept. 16 at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. At this celebration of children of all abilities and their families, kids can enjoy an adaptive playground, sensory-friendly arts and crafts, bubble fun, inclusive singing and prize giveaways while parents browse the resource fair. We’ll be looking for special kids to feature on upcoming covers, so stop by the L.A. Parent table for details. Learn more …

  • Finding Multicultural Support

    The L.A. area is a melting pot of cultural diversity. And cultural support groups are springing up to address the unique challenges of multicultural families with disabilities. Read more about them ….

  • Facing Financial Challenges

    One challenge of raising a child with a disability is financing the many treatments and therapies they need, and planning for the future. Financial experts can help. Check out these money-savvy tips ….

  • TACA Night – Back
    to School

    Kids with autism can play at this inclusive gym while their parents share tips. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7, We Rock The Spectrum Whittier. $7 per child.

  • Brandon’s Buddies
    Play Date

    Children of all abilities can share play time on an inclusive playground. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Gates Canyon Park, Calabasas. Free.

  • Angel-cise at
    LA DanceFit

    Angel City Sports hosts an exercise benefit and adaptive sports info session. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9, West L.A. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

  • Shane’s Inspiration Walk and Roll

    Tackle the 5K, 10K or walk-and-roll to benefit this organization’s inclusive playgrounds and programs. 6:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10, Griffith Park. $35-$40.

  • Saturday Speaker – Adolescent Development

    Learn about puzzling tween behavior, what it means, how to talk about it and when to seek help. 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 16, Harbor Regional Center. Free.

  • DSALA Teen Movie

    This monthly social club is for teens with Down syndrome and their friends and families. 3-5 p.m. Sept. 30, DSALA Community Room, Van Nuys. Free.

Click here for additional events for special-needs families in our online calendar!


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