November 2016 Special Needs Newsletter

Find Free Accessible Rose Parade Viewing

The City of Pasadena and Tournament of Roses coordinate three accessible street-level viewing areas, one of which offers audio description and ASL interpretation. The areas allow convenient drop-off the morning of the parade and are served by accessible restrooms. Registration is open and the reserved spaces are available free of charge for people with disabilities and up to four guests, but the new online system means space is filling fast. Sign up now so you don’t miss the fun. Learn more ….

  • Teaching All Learners

    Programs at public and private schools throughout L.A. County use innovative methods and tools to adapt teaching for students with cognitive, developmental and other disabilities. Read about them ….

  • Looking Beyond the Label

    L.A. Speech and Language Therapy Center urged students with autism to write a song about their experience. They sang it at the White House and just recorded it with Johnny Gill. Learn more ….

  • Fall Fiesta for
    Our Village

    Art, music, food and fun to benefit programs for kids with autism. Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Redondo Beach Teen Center. $25 adults, accompanying child free.

  • TACA Special
    Diet Potluck

    Explore dietary intervention, taste new foods, trade recipes and bring a dish to share. 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Burbank First United Methodist Church. Free.

  • Special Olympics
    Fall Games

    Soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball this weekend. Floor hockey and bowling Dec. 4. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13, Fountain Valley Recreation Center. Free.

  • Knott’s Berry Farm Deaf Awareness Day

    Includes sign language interpreters at some attractions and shows, an all-you-can-eat VIP buffet and character visit. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 12. $40-$60.

  • The Help Group’s
    Game Show

    This event for ages 13-17 on the autism spectrum promotes peer interaction, fun and friendships. Nov. 13, The Help Group West, call for time. $25.

  • The Mostly
    Mozart Festival

    Classical music chosen for children with special needs, performed by the FluteSonic Orchestra. 3-4 p.m. Nov. 13, Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro. Free.

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