May 2016 Special Needs Newsletter
It’s Time For Summer Camp!
School will be out soon. What are your kids doing this summer? There are many great local programs that will allow your child to have a real camp experience in a safe, nurturing environment. There are camps for teens who could use a chance to build independent skills away from home, and programs for families that want to stick together, and for kids of all ages and abilities who want to learn, play, swim, cook, dance, craft, make new friends and have a great time. Read about them here ….
Don’t Miss This
The Miracle Project has brought together actors with and without disabilities to create “The Intimidation Game,” an original production that will be performed this month at The Wallis. Learn more ….
5 Tips To Keep
All marriages have challenges, and having a child with special needs can add to the list. Don’t ignore warning signs of trouble. Use these tips to keep your relationship strong. Get the tips here ….
Art At the Ranch
This benefit includes music, food, a petting zoo, family fun and a gallery with art for sale. Noon-5 p.m. May 1, Shadow Hills Equestrian Center. Free.
Batter Up for ETTA
Meet athletes, see sports memorabilia and support this program for adults with disabilities. 5:30-9 p.m. May 3, The Sports Museum of Los Angeles. $150.
ASL Story Time
Enjoy an ASL-interpreted reading of “Shay & Ivy Beyond the Kingdom,” about all the things a girl can become. 2:30 p.m., Agoura Hills Library. Free.
- Very Special
This science fair and community event caters to students with social and learning differences. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21, STEM3 Academy, Valley Glen. Free.
DEAF Project Family
A fun gathering for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Bring a picnic lunch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21, Lake Balboa, Van Nuys. Free.
- Jazz Hands
Musical performances of all genres by musicians on the autism spectrum, celebrating all abilities. 2-4 p.m. May 28, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. $20.
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