*Please note that some of these events have RSVP/registration deadlines. Some also have "early bird" specials. Make sure to read the full description for details.*
ONGOING: The city of Alhambra has released their Summer/Fall Leisure Guide! In it you will find activities such as, sports, music, dance, fitness, art, family excursions, and so much more. You will also find their FREE summer meals for kids, as well as Arts and Crafts in the park. View the guide here.
ONGOING: The City of Whittier's Therapeutic Recreation Program has many social events geared towards individuals with developmental disabilities. Some events are for those 8 years and up and others are for ages 15 and up. These events are: Game Nights, Special Arts Programs, New Frontier Players, Friday Night Dances, Special Olympics Bowling: The Incredibowlers, and Recreation Bowling. For more details and a complete listing of 2017 events view the flyer here. For a complete listing of all the Friday Night Dances, please view their flyer.
EVERY SATURDAY: Until November 18 there will be Sibshops! Offered by the East Los Angeles Family Resource Center, this is a group for children who have a sibling with a developmental disability. They will play games, eat snacks, and just hang out with other kids who have similar experiences. For more information, please view the flyer here.
4 SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER: The Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center and the LA office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities are partnering to bring Project Leadership to the Los Angeles Area. They are seeking people throughout Los Angeles who are committed to learning how to advocate at the service system and policy level in order to effect broad positive change for people with developmental disabilities. Over four Saturdays in October, you will learn about the history and purpose of advocacy, how to work with decision-makers, how to tell your story and other key topics. While the training is FREE, it requires a commitment to all four Saturdays. For full details, please view their brochure. If you'd like to register, please view their application.
OCTOBER 16: Town Hall on MediCal "Your Services are Still Not Safe From Cuts" Hosted by Disability Voices United, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California on October 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Fullerton.More Town Halls will be scheduled for future dates in other cities. View the informational newsletter on this event.
OCTOBER 18-19: Because Children Matter and First Five LA presents "From Birth Onward: Creating Paths of Success for Educators, Children, and Families Conference." Come to this 2-day conference and hear speakers discuss topics such as: Birth to Three - Enhancing Movement Opportunities that Build a Successful Foundation, Raising Self-Esteem: The Keys to Knowing Your Goodness, Stratergize to Maximize Movement Success for Preschool, Trauma and Social/Emotional Development, Managing Your Money: How to Save Money and Plan for Retirement, Early Literacy, Understanding Brain Development to Understand Behavior, and much more. For more information, please visit their event page.
OCTOBER 21: The Chinatown Service Center is putting together an Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshop in they city of Whittier! Register today and join them on the 21st at 10:00am. Please view their flyer for further information (English). View the flyer in Chinese
OCTOBER 21: College and Career Conference for young men hosted by Adelante Young Men (AYM). Come and hear Latino Speakers, get information on College and Financial Aid, get career and internship information, and much more. This conference is geared towards men ages 12 to 21. Parents, relatives and mentors are welcomed to attend. For more information, please view their flyer here.
OCTOBER 24: 15th Annual Abilities Awareness Faire "Living Life Without Limits." Come to this event in they City of Whittier for activities, food, and resources. For more details, please view their flyer.
OCTOBER 27: The City of South Pasadena's annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held at Orange Grove Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be games, inflatables, music, and more! Make sure to bring a monstrous appetite, there will be plenty of food available for purchase. View their flyer.
OCTOBER 28: Town Hall on Medi-Cal "Your Services are Still Not Safe From Cuts." Hosted by Disability Voices United, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California. For more information, please view their flyer.
NOVEMBER 2: Town Hall on Medi-Cal "Your Services are Still Not Safe From Cuts." Hosted by Disability Voices United, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California. For more information, please view their flyer.
NOVEMBER 4: 2nd Annual Disability and Aging Resource Faire. This event will take place in the city of South El Monte from 9:00am to 2:00pm. More information to come. View the Save the Date flyer here.
NOVEMBER 5: The 2017 Los Angeles Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to walk — or support a walker — and raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and the National Down Syndrome Society. Start a team, join a team, or support a team! For more information, please visit their website.
NOVEMBER 7: Town Hall on Medi-Cal "Your Services are Still Not Safe From Cuts." Hosted by Disability Voices United, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California. For more information, please view their flyer.
NOVEMBER 8 OR 9: Come watch a documentary about Autism and inclusion. This movie will play in West Hills on the 8th and in the city of Whittier on the 9th. For complete details, view their flyer here.
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