September 2016 Special Needs Newsletter
Moms of Special Kids: Take Care of You
Areva Martin is a busy attorney, legal analyst, TV commentator and founder of the Special Needs Network advocacy and resource organization. She is also a wife and mom with a son on the autism spectrum. Yet she understands the importance of taking care of her health and career, and thinks all moms of kids with disabilities should do the same. She offers advice about exercise, healthy eating, and being true to your own needs so you can be the best possible parent to your children. Read her tips ….
Tom Iland is a CPA turned motivational speaker who was diagnosed with autism at age 13. Read his first-person account of growing up on the spectrum, and how his family supported his development….
Sign up now for a variety of workshops with this program that uses theater, music and movement to build self-confidence and friendships. Fall sessions begin this month and space is limited ….
DSALA New Family Barbecue
Connect with other families of children born in 2012-2016 with Down syndrome, and expectant families. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, Tarzana. Free.
Hitters & Splitters
The Pujols Family Foundation invites those ages 5 and up with Down syndrome for an evening of bowling. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 11, Concourse Bowl, Anaheim. Free.
Walk & Roll
Walk and roll around an all-abilities playground to foster social inclusion for kids with disabilities. 7:30-11 a.m. Sept. 18, Griffith Park. Free.
- Transition Planning
Parents learn to help kids with disabilities prepare for life after high school at this event. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21, Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas. Free.
Dodger legend Orel Hershiser speaks at this benefit for Danny’s Farm and its programs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24, San Marino High School. $50-$100.
- Dyslexia Night at
See the Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the International Dyslexia Association. 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $30.
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