December 2016 Special Needs Newsletter

We’re Hosting a Resource and Arts Fair

We at L.A. Parent are excited to be hosting our Special Needs Resource Fair from noon-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Skirball Cultural Center. We’ll celebrate diversity in the arts with performances from The Miracle Project, Infinite Flow and L.A. Speech & Language Therapy Center, and an art show featuring work by L.A. County students. There will also be information on educational resources, therapy options, parent support and enrichment, and a sensory-friendly room with hands-on activities. Learn more …

  • See Sensory-Friendly
    Sugar Plum Fairies

    The Autism Society of America is helping bring the Bolshoi Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” to movie theaters for sensory-friendly screenings with raised lights and lowered sound. Check it out …

  • Read About an

    Local mom Lia Martin gives a warm, personal and honest account of her journey to find the help her son, who has ADHD, needed to succeed in her book “Finding Eintstein: My IEP Journey.” Read about it …

  • Santa’s Slippers

    This musical about love and friendship has a message of inclusion. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Long Beach. Donation suggested.

  • EKPTO Dress-Up Dance

    Exceptional kids ages 14 and up are invited for holiday dancing, hot dogs, chips and sodas. 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 2, South Bay Adult School. $1 donation.

  • DSALA Cookies With Santa

    Children with Down syndrome can have a cookie, meet Santa and take a photo together Dec. 7 in Downey, Dec. 11 in Van Nuys and Dec. 14 in L.A. Free.

  • GLAD Holiday

    Deaf and hard of hearing families can meet Signing Santa and enjoy gifts, snacks and entertainment. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Occidental College. Free.

  • A Pre-Chanukkah Extravaganza

    Join Vista Del Mar for dinner, storytelling, singing, candle lighting and gifts. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Vista Del Mar Temple, L.A. $10 per person.

  • Junior Blind Holiday Carnival

    The Junior Blind campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland with games, gifts, a barbecue and a visit from Santa. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 17, L.A. Free.

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