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*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 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. 

SEPTEMBER: 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 September: "Healing Intergenerational Trauma" and "Healing from a Life Loss." View the full calendar in English and Spanish here.

SEPTEMBER 16: Join the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department's Open House! Bring your family for fun giveaways, police station tours, helicopter viewing, emergency preparedness info, and much more! For more information, view their flyer.

SEPTEMBER 18: Abilities Job Fair in the city of South Pasadena. This job fair is geared towards veterans and those with disabilities. View their flyer for complete details.  

SEPTEMBER 19: A FREE private interactive museum experience at Kidspace! Children with mobility challenges and their families are welcomed to attend. For complete details and to RSVP, please visit their website.

SEPTEMBER 25: 2018 city of Whittier's Emergency Preparedness Expo. Come and learn how to be prepared for a disaster. FREE and open to the public. For more information, view their flyer. 

SEPTEMBER 29: Cal MediConnect Senior and Caregiver Resource & Health Fair. Come learn about care coordination for Medicare and Medi-Cal and how you may qualify for more benefits. There will be education sessions, free health screenings, entertainment, snacks, and much more. For complete details, please view the flyer. 

SEPTEMBER 29: Let's Talk LD College Planning and Transition Conference. This one-day conference is located in Valley Glenn and will focus on 1) How to create an opportunity for students (with learning differences) Grades 11 and 12 (and their parents), to access topical information designed to ease their transition to college; 2) To encourage and prepare students (with learning differences) Grades 8-10 (and their parents) to begin the process of strategic college planning, and; 3) To create an opportunity for currently enrolled college students (with learning differences) to access topical information and strategies to enhance their college success. This conference is FREE to registered conference attendees. To learn more and/or to register visit their website. 

OCTOBER 4-5: 32nd Annual Supported Life Conference in Sacramento, CA. For complete information and/or to register, please visit their website. 

OCTOBER 7: 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade & Festival in the city of East Los Angeles.  This is a FREE event and an opportunity to celebrate/strengthen the pride, diversity, and unity of people with disabilities, their families, and friends! For full details, please visit their website. 

OCTOBER 11: UCLA Community Lecture - "Understanding Picky Eating." The UCLA CAN REACH Training program is hosting a FREE Community Lecture on Thursday 10/11/18 @ 9:30 AM! The Community Lecture will feature Dr. Mitchel Fryling from Cal State Los Angeles’s Department of Special Education and Counseling. For more information, please view the flyer. If you would like to register for this event, please visit their event website. 

OCTOBER 13: WATERFEST 2018 in the city of Arcadia. Each Fall, Upper District partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation host WaterFest. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship. Come out with the family to enjoy fun activities, food trucks, giveaways, and more! View flyer for full details.

OCTOBER 13: 5th Annual Kidz Health Fair at LAC+USC Medical Center. FREE event for the whole family. Take advantage of the exhibitors who will be providing information on health. Also, come and enjoy games, prizes, and much more. View their flyer for full details.

OCTOBER 14: 15th Annual Wheelchair Wash & Health Festival- w free lunch! Bring your whole family and celebrate Americans Disability Act at the 15th Annual Familia Unida Wheelchair Wash and Health Festival. Angelenos and families from all over SoCal come to enjoy a day of Free Fun every year! Wheelchair Wash Health Access Festival will feature FREE washing and tune-ups of Wheelchairs, FREE: Hair Cuts, Manicures, Arts & Crafts, Kids Activities, Live Entertainment, Celebrity Appearances as well as Educational, Employment, Community & Health Resources. For complete details and/or to register, please visit their event page here.

OCTOBER 26: Halloween Spooktacular in the city of South Pasadena. This is a FREE event for families. Come and enjoy food, games, inflatables, and more! More information to come soon. View the save-the-date flyer.

NOVEMBER 5: Autism and Evidence Based Practices Conference Save the Date! California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) is a multi-agency network developed to support the understanding and use of Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state. Conference registration information coming soon. View the Save the Date flyer.



**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.**