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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: Youth Seat position of the L.A. County Commission on Disabilities. Youth that are interested in this position must submit their resume prior to August 7. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate leadership abilities, A person with a disability or be sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities, A strong commitment to serve the needs of the disability community, and Show interest in County government and policy making procedures. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must be between the ages of 16 and 24, Must have reliable transportation and be available to attend regular monthly Commission meetings, which are held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This position receives a $25 stipend for quorum meetings. For more information, please email

ONGOING: 2017 Summer Meals Program. Children who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year are at risk for hunger in the summer. The Summer Meals Program (SMP) helps children and teenagers eat well even when school is not in session. For more information and to view the list of summer meal programs, please visit their website.

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. 

JULY: The July calendar of FREE events through The Boyle Heights Family Resource Center is here! Join them for a new class called "Coping with Life Stressors." Join other classes, such as: Health Education: Healthy Cooking, Diabetes, Registered Dietitian, CPR/First Aid (online & phone registration); Fitness Classes: Yoga, Aerobics, Dance Fitness for Kids (10yrs to 15yrs), and more; Mental Health classes like: Wellness Circle “Understanding Schizophrenia." For a complete list of all their activities, view their English and Spanish calendar here.

JULY: Fiesta Educativa invites you to their Fiestas Familiares! Throughout the month of July you can attend workshops, trainings, and events. All of these workshops and trainings are in Spanish. If you need translation to English, please contact them directly. For a full list of their workshops, please view their flyers here.

SUNDAYS IN JULY: Concerts in the Park. Enjoy music and food at Garfield Park in South Pasadena every Sunday evening in July. For more information, visit their events page here.

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS IN JULY: Project Quest: Build Your Own Laptop. Every Monday and Wednesday starting July 5 through July 26th, there will be trainings for youth on "breakdown and understanding of laptops and software installation." Space is limited so register soon if interested. For more information, please view their flyer. To register, please view their registration form.

FRIDAYS IN JULY: Summer Serenade at Alhambra Park! FREE Admission. Come and enjoy food and music by different bands every Friday. For more information, please view their flyer here.

JULY 29: "Parents Helping Parents" is hosting a Reducing Risk and Abuse Prevention Webinar. Nora Baladerian, Ph.D. is an award winning author and speaker. She authored A Risk Reduction Workbook for Parents and Service Providers: Practices to Reduce the Risk of Abuse, Including Sexual Violence, Against People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013 and more. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Baladerian, will discuss approaches for "Risk Reduction" for those with  developmental disabilities. To register for this webinar, please visit their webinar event page.

JULY 29: Los Angeles World Airport's Office for Disability Services has partnered with LAX Airport Police to host “Families with Disabilities Day,” a FREE community event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If you or someone you know has a disability, be sure to attend this carnival-themed event planned exclusively for those with disabilities. For detailed information and to RSVP, please view their flyer. Be sure to RSVP, as they will not take in more than 1,000 participants. Save your place! 

JULY 29: Back to School Health Fair in the city of Wilmington. Bring your kids for School Physicals & Vaccines, Dental Screenings, Limited Adult Health Screenings, Community Resources, Fun Activities for Families, and Music & Games. For more information, please view their flyer here.

JULY 29 & 30: The American Diabetes Association’s FREE Camp PowerUp is a Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Camp. The camp is for youth (7-15 years of age) who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Camp will offer an educational and activity-filled environment focused on creating healthy behaviors around nutrition and physical activity. Lunch, snacks, and lots of free goodies will be provided to all campers and their families. To register for camp, children must have a BMI (Body Mass Index) falling within the 85th percentile or higher or have a history of type 2 diabetes in their immediate family. View the flyer in English. View the flyer in Spanish.

JULY 31: "Bottom Dollars" Screening and Panel in LA: at the California Endowment.  This documentary addresses that fact that many people with disabilities in the U.S. are legally being paid, on average, less than $2 an hour. Learn about the issues and how the tide is turning towards inclusive employment at fair wages. Panel will include creative employment professionals and people with disabilities who work in regular jobs.  There is a $35 fee that includes lunch. View flyer for details. 

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 1: Join the City of Alhambra and Alhambra Police Department’s 22nd Annual Alhambra Night Out Against Crime. This family event is designed to celebrate police and community partnerships within the city of Alhambra. During the event, they will promote crime & drug prevention awareness, local anti-crime programs and neighborhood spirit. This year’s theme is “Safety is Fun: Picnic at the PD.” They will have crime prevention information, police demonstrations, tours of the police station and free hot dogs, beverages and other tasty “picnic foods” for attendees. For more information, visit their website.

AUGUST 1: Symposium on the Effects of Childhood Trauma from 10:00am to 2:30pm at the California Endowment Center. For complete details, please view their flyer. 

AUGUST 1: Do you live in South Pasadena or neighboring cities? Come meet your community and enjoy an evening of activities. With warmer evenings and longer summer days, the Community Services Department invites you out to Orange Grove Park, for an evening filled with games, activities, food trucks, educational opportunities, and information from their Police and Fire departments, Management Services Office, and others. Admission is free! For more information, please view their events page.

AUGUST 2: Autism Research Institute is presenting a webinar titled, Effects Of Propranolol On Functional Connectivity In Autism. University of Missouri researchers have found that a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats may have the potential to improve some social functions of individuals with autism. To register for this webinar, please visit their webinar event page here.

AUGUST 4: Shakespeare in the Park! Shakespeare by the Sea returns to Garfield Park with their production of Macbeth. This is a free event. For more information, view their events page.

AUGUST 4: Back to School Event hosted by the East Los Angeles Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is giving away FREE backpacks. If interested, please contact your Service Coordinator so they may nominate you. For more information about this event, please view the flyer.

AUGUST 5: Please join the Boyle Heights Family Resource Center for their Back to School Event. Bring the entire family to kick off the new school year with this FREE and fun event. They will be featuring free health screenings, live performances, free haircuts & much more. They will give-away free backpacks & school supplies. *While supplies last.* For more information, please view their flyer here.

AUGUST 5: Ride for Autism! Join them in either donating or raising funds on this 10th Anniversary ride. For more information, visit their event page.

AUGUST 9: The Hydrocephalus Association presents a webinar on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Treatments And Current Research. This webinar will tackle the risk and benefits of treatment versus no treatment for people diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and will include discussion about a new study that will soon be underway and the development of the AHCRN Cerebrospinal Fluid Biobank. To register for this webinar, please visit their webinar event page here.

AUGUST 11: Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center Presents, "Enhancing Family-Provider Relationships." Join this session to hear discussions on potential family and provider barriers that may impair these relationships. Learn strategies to overcome these barriers. For more information and to register, please view their flyer.

AUGUST 12: Breaking Barriers, Developing Possibilities: Bridging Pathways To Quality Healthcare For People With Special Needs (ID/DD). The USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), along with San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center is providing this multidisciplinary conference for Healthcare Professionals. For complete details and to register, please view their flyer here

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 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. 

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.

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. 


**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.**