*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: Researchers at Stanford University are looking for participants in their study of brain development in relation to behavior, cognition, and mood in girls. This study is an NIH-funded research project aimed to increase our understanding of the brain during a critical time of a child’s growth. Information learned from this research can ultimately contribute to an increased understanding of learning, behavior, and emotion facilitating the development of intervention services/therapies. Families who are eligible to participate will receive a $100.00 honorarium, plus all lodging and travel expenses will be covered. View their flyer for complete details (Learning/Behavior challenges. View the flyer for developmental disabilities.
ONGOING: Do you know someone amazing in the Special Olympics community? Nominate an athlete, volunteer, or coach that deserves to be recognized for going above and beyond for the Special Olympics community. They might feature your Special Olympics Star story on social media, in a future email, or even on their website! So don’t be shy, nominate a Special Olympics Star right now. Nominate someone 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 2018 events view the flyer here. For a complete listing of all the Friday Night Dances, please view their flyer. For additional fun events visit our social and recreational opportunities webpage.
JUNE 13 - JULY 25: FREE training opportunity for Service Providers (Vendors) in the East Los Angeles area. This COMMUNICATION PARTNER TRAINING workshop is designed to enhance the skills of Adult Service Providers who work with individuals with severe communication impairments. Participants will learn about low to mid tech communication systems, how to create systems for those they support, and how to train their staff to be more effective communication partners. For complete details and to register, please view their flyer here.
JULY: Fiestas Familiares! Come and be a part of classes and workshops provided by Fiesta Educativa. Learn everything from CPR, to immigration related issues, to Autism. View full flyer for complete information. Flyer is in English and Spanish.
JULY: Alma Family Services will be offering Life Skills Groups out of their El Monte office. July classes will be geared towards "The Right Frame of Mind" July 5— Attitude; July 12—Dealing with Anger; July 26— Conflict Resolution. For more information and/or to register, please view their flyer.
JULY: The Boyle Heights Family Resource Center's calendar of FREE activities. Join them for Health Education; such as, Healthy Cooking, Diabetes classes, Registered Dietitian, and CPR/First Aid (by Registration only). They also offer Fitness Classes: Yoga, Aerobics, Cardio Dance Exercise, and more! They have a *NEW CLASS* for the month of July: "Know Your Medications" This class for L.A. Care health plan members helps adults understand the various types of medications, the difference between brand-name drugs, and ways to take medications safely. View the full calendar in English and Spanish here.
JULY 20: The City of Pico Rivera will be hosting a Luau Dance for adults 17 & up with disabilities. The dance will be held at Pico Park Community Center from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and the cost is $3 per person. Caretakers and or guardians are free. View the flyer.
JULY 25: Housing Rights Center in-partnership with the city of Alhambra present a FREE workshop. View the flyer, If you have questions about: Fair Housing, Evictions, Security Deposits, Rent Increases, Repairs....and more! For events in other locations: check their website WWW.HOUSINGRIGHTSCENTER.ORG
JULY 28: The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation presents Immigration Forum. Come and get answers on immigration laws. All services are FREE. For complete information, view the flyer in English. View the flyer in Spanish.
AUGUST 1 - SEPT 12: FREE training opportunity for Service Providers (Vendors) in the North Los Angeles area. This COMMUNICATION PARTNER TRAINING workshop is designed to enhance the skills of Adult Service Providers who work with individuals with severe communication impairments. Participants will learn about low to mid tech communication systems, how to create systems for those they support, and how to train their staff to be more effective communication partners. For complete details and to register, please view their flyer here.
AUGUST: Alma Family Services will be offering Life Skills Groups out of their El Monte office. August classes will be about "How to Handle the Tough Stuff" Aug 9— Stress Reduction; Aug 23— Responsibility; Aug 30— Motivation. For more information and/or to register, please view their flyer.
AUGUST 4: Back to School Fair. Fiesta Educativa, SoCalGas, and the city of Los Angeles, invite you to their first free information fair. Come from 9:00am to 1:00pm to participate in backpack raffles (limit one per family), resource booths, health screenings and fun activities. For more information, including location, please view their flyer.
AUGUST 11: Free Reading Screenings! Presentations and information on: Early signs of reading difficulty, Evidence-based reading interventions, Navigating the public school IEP process, and much more. View their flyer here for more information and location.
AUGUST 14: Cafe con la Directora. Venga y sea parte de un dialogo con la directora del Centro Regional del Este de Los Angeles. Temas seran: entendiendo y navegando el sistema, nuevos proyectos, transicion, oportunidades de empleo para jovenes y adultos, y mucho mas. Mire el folleto aqui.
AUGUST 31: Preparing for Self Determination. Come and learn what is the Self-Determination program and what is the most recent information about this new regional centers process, how this program works for your sons/daughters and clients of the regional center, how would you be allowed to take decisions that will impact and benefit in the daily life of the regional center clients, and who is eligible to participate in this program and what is the process. For more information and location, please view the flyer here. Flyer in English and Spanish.
SEPTEMBER 6: Announcing a new program for the LA County Fair this year geared towards individuals with developmental disabilities! On Sept. 6 they will open the gates early (9 a.m.) to host a limited number of individuals and their caregivers to a more conducive environment with all the fun the Fair has to offer. All exhibits will be open, along with select rides and food vendors. For complete details, please view their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 7: Wrightslaw Conference - From Emotions to Advocacy. Don't miss this full day conference where you will learn vital information in regards to the Special Education system. You will learn: How to prepare for an IEP, How to develop a SMART IEP, How to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes, How to build productive relationships with school personnel, and much more. For complete details and/or to register, please visit their event webpage.
SEPTEMBER 10: Fiesta Educativa Statewide Conference 2018 in English and Spanish. Come to this conference and learn more about: Self Determination, IEP, Leadership, Conservatorship and Special Needs Trusts, Bullying, Family Support. Immigration, and so much more! View their registration form here.
OCTOBER 4-5: 32nd Annual Supported Life Conference in Sacramento, CA. Save the date for this event. More information coming soon.
**Posting of Community Events and Opportunities is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to reflect an endorsement by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC). Please note that ELARC events are posted on the Calendar located on the home page of this website.**