June Special Needs Newsletter
Adaptive Sports Event Comes to L.A.
The Angel City Games, brainchild of the Frech family, will bring adaptive track-and-field events to UCLA June 19 and 20. This is the first event of its kind in Southern California, and 10-year-old Ezra Frech, born without a left knee or shin bone, is looking forward to the long jump and the celebrity wheelchair basketball game. Volunteers are welcome and athletes can register to participate through June 10. Learn all about it here.
Friendlier Skies for
Travelers With Autism
LAX has new training for personnel, and self-identification stickers and flight-preview programs to support traveling families with autism.
Find out more here.
Support For Parents of
When parenting is not what kids expected, parents need extra help and support. Thatís why Dr. Rita Eichenstein’s new book focuses on strategies and self-care for Mom and Dad. Read about it here.
This prom welcomes developmentally and physically disabled youth. Semi-formal dress required. 7-10:30 p.m. June 5, Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo. $20.
This theatrical documentary features the inspiring stories of people with hearing loss.
8-10 p.m. June 12, Kirk Douglas Theatre. $15.
A guest artist leads monthly dynamic, supportive workshops for kids and teens with autism.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13, Los Angeles. Free.
DSALA Father’s Day Bowling
Join Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles for bowling. 3-5 p.m. June 14, Corbin Bowl, Tarzana. Free for those with Down syndrome. $10 for others.
L.A. Parent’s face painting will be just one of the fun activities for families with special needs.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20, CBS Studios. Free.
Kids and adults with Down syndrome can learn to play at this annual clinic. Equipment provided. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22-24, Burbank Tennis Center. Free.
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