May 2018 Newsletter
Find the Summer Camp that’s Right for Your Child
Independence and a sense of belonging are among the deeper benefits of summer camps for special kids. Many also offer a chance to learn new skills while campers make friends and enjoy summer fun. Some incorporate social-skills training, others teach independent-living skills and many offer outdoor play, too. Giving a child a chance to join one of the many local programs that tailors its experience specifically to kids with disabilities can change their summer – and their outlook. Check it out ….
Scootie Gootz Brings
Inclusive Play to Woodland Hills
Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman and wife Sharhonda opened the indoor play center to provide inclusive play – and fun classes – for families in the community where they’re raising their kids. Read on ….
Twenty six writers and illustrators ages 5-12 partnered with editor Joanne Veek to create “Can You Hear Me Now?” a colorful, heartwarming book about stopping bullying and being kind. Learn more about it ….
Avengers Infinity War
This screening is for deaf and hard-of-hearing movie goers and family and friends. 7-10 p.m. May 7, Regency Theatres Granada Hills 9. $7.50-$10.75
Join fellow parents of kids with autism for a discussion of challenges and advice for coping. 10-11:30 a.m. May 11, Moore’s Deli, Burbank. Free.
Thriving Through Transitions is the theme of The Help Group’s conference this year. 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. May 18, American Jewish University. $70-$165.
Fun On Friday
Games, movie time and dinner for kids with disabilities and siblings. 5-9 p.m. May 18, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Rancho Palos Verdes. $40-$50
Annabelle Godwin Family Play Day
This CSUN event focuses on child-enriching, sensory-driven activities for infants and up. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19, Woodley Park, Van Nuys. Free.
- My Way Matinee –
A sensory-friendly screening of the fun family film featuring brighter lights and lower sound. 10:30 a.m., Edwards Canyon Country Stadium 10. $6.50
DSALA San Fernando
Valley Social Club
Teens and young adults ages 18+ with Down syndrome can have fun making Mother’s Day crafts at this gathering. 3-5 p.m. May 19, DSALA Van Nuys. Free.
This fundraiser benefits KEEN L.A., a free fitness program for kids with disabilities. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 20, Lucky Strike Lanes, L.A. $70
Spec Fest 5
This music and film festival features artists with autism and their films, music videos and tunes. 4-6 p.m. May 20, The Huffington Center, L.A. $15
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