*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 has released their Parks and Recreation Brochure! In it you will find activities such as, sports, music, dance, fitness, art, summer concert series, movie nights, and so much more. 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! 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.
SUNDAYS IN AUGUST: Concerts in the Park. Enjoy music and food at Garfield Park in South Pasadena every Sunday evening in August. For more information, visit their events page here.
AUGUST 17: Back to School Backpack Giveaway and Free Health Screening! At MCCN-La Puente Clinic–9:00AM -3:30PM. In partnership with LA Care Health Plan, they will be giving away 100+ backpacks and school supplies for students and families. They will also be having FREE health screenings, My Health LA Enrollment/Information, Covered California Information, Family PACT Enrollment/Information, and much more. For more information, please view their English and Spanish flyer.
AUGUST 17: Transportation! Keys to a Better Life. Come to a FREE workshop to learn about different transportation options. You will hear different speakers from ACCESS Services, MTA, City Ride, and more. If you need language translation, please call them by august 7. For more information, please view their flyer in English & Spanish.
AUGUST 18: Movies in the Park! Bring your friends and family to Garfield Park in South Pasadena to watch Beauty and the Beast! For more information, please view their event page.
AUGUST 24 & 25: Person-Centered Thinking Workshop. You are invited to join this hands-on 2-day training about person-centered thinking. This training is designed for everyone: Persons receiving support, Personal Assistants, Direct Support Workers, Managers, Executive Directors, Board Members, service coordinators, or anyone that is responsible to listen to people and assist them to live the path they choose. For more information and/or to register, please view their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 12: Abilities Job Fair for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities! Come to the War Memorial Building in South Pasadena from 10:00am to 1:00pm. For more information, please view their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 15-16: 24th Annual Conference: The Power of You. This conference is hosted by The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of California. Come and hear keynote speakers and participate in workshops where you will learn about managing: anxiety, stress, mood disorders, depression, and so much more. For more information, please view their conference brochure here.
SEPTEMBER 17: Latino Heritage Festival. Save the date for this event. View their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 30-DECEMBER 16: YNOT Community Services: FREE Saturday Program. This program is geared towards children starting at age 4 to young adults who have developmental disabilities. This program enables them to participate in meaningful opportunities for self-growth, enhance learning, and improve on social skills. They offer four classes such as Music, Taekwondo, Cooking, and Dancing. Registration is September 23. For detailed information and location, please view their flyer here.
OCTOBER 5-6: Save the Date for The 31st Annual SUPPORTED LIFE CONFERENCE: “Designing Dreams: Blueprint for a Meaningful Life.” At the Crowne Plaza Hotel ~ Sacramento CA. Empowering all people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in the community. Hear a variety of speakers in the field of developmental disabilities. View the Save the Date flyer. More information to come.
OCTOBER 8: Disability Pride Parade & Festival! Event will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the East LA Civic Center. For more information, please visit their event website.
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.
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