*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: Paid Family and Medical Leave and Disability Study. The goal of the study is to look at how workers with disabilities and families that include people with disabilities use, need, and can benefit from paid family and medical leave programs. These are programs that allow people to take time off from work and receive full or partial pay to welcome a new child or new baby, to address their own serious medical condition, or to care for a family member experiencing a serious medical condition. The study will involve an initial screening call or email, and, if eligible, an interview by video conferencing or phone that will take approximately 40 minutes. Participants who complete the interview will receive a $20 gift card in thanks. For full details, please visit their website.
ONGOING: Now recruiting research participants! Do you have a young child who was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you interested in receiving information and educational materials for caregivers about autism and the service system? You may be eligible to participate in a research study done by UCLA. For more information, please view their Korean and English flyer here.
OCTOBER 25: Walk to End Domestic Violence. Councilmember Vicky Martinez, City of EL Monte, and SPIRITT Family Services are hosting the 3rd annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and Resource Fair. For complete details, please view their flyer.
OCTOBER 26: On the Move Riders Program presents the 3rd Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo. Come learn everything there is to know about using public transportation. Programming will include services geared to the older adult audience. For complete information, please view their flyer 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.
OCTOBER 29 & 30: Los Angeles Training Consortium presents: Caring for the Caregivers - A Symposium for Caregivers of Transitional-Age Youth. This is a two-day symposium FREE OF CHARGE, specifically for caregivers of transitional-aged youth in Los Angeles County. This Symposium will feature discussions and workshops that will expand knowledge, provide tools, resources, and technical skills to help individuals support, promote resilience and sustained wellness and provide the best informed care for their youth between the ages of 16 and 25 years old. Workshop Topics Include: Understanding the Juvenile Justice System, Understanding Suicidal Behavior, Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse, Panel Discussion, and much more! View their flyer here for complete details.
OCTOBER 31: Free Halloween event in the city of Rosemead! This family friendly event is open to all ages and will have games, a costume contest, haunted house, Halloween movie, food trucks, trunk-or-treating, and kids' activities. View the flyer for compete details.
NOVEMBER 3: Community Meeting & Resource Fair presented by the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles. The departments and agencies will have tables with program information and other resources available to residents. Light lunch and drinks will be provided. There will also be games and activities for all ages, including face painting, and a hands-only CPR training for adults. CalFresh and Medi-Cal sign-ups. Free flu shots will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For complete details and/or to register, please visit their event site here.
NOVEMBER 5: Zimmer Children’s Museum would like to invite you to OPEN DOOR DAY! The museum is always open to all children; however, they will open doors on special days exclusively for families with children with special needs so that they may play together in an understanding community. Open Door Days provide exclusive access to the museum for special needs families 8 mornings per year. They are FREE of charge, restrict capacity and make sensory modifications to provide a gentler sensory environment, while allowing families to play together in an understanding community at a low-pressure event. Entrance is FREE, but reservations are required. For complete details, please view their flyer.
NOVEMBER 5: Autism and Evidence Based Practices Conference. 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. For more information and/or to register, please view the flyer.
DECEMBER 1: 17th Annual Trends in Autism Education & Resource Forum - FACE-ing Autism with Integrated & Innovative Approaches. This is a special holiday event featuring Special Santa, sensitive to special needs kiddos! Bring the whole family! Presenters will discuss integrating approaches in innovative ways to better meet individual therapy needs. Examples include combining ABA and Sensory Integration in Physical Therapy, Special Education, and Dental Care. Holiday arts and crafts will be led by an occupational therapist, and kids can take photos with Santa Claus himself! View the flyer in English. View the flyer in Spanish.
DECEMBER 3: Zimmer Children’s Museum would like to invite you to OPEN DOOR DAY! The museum is always open to all children; however, they will open doors on special days exclusively for families with children with special needs so that they may play together in an understanding community. Open Door Days provide exclusive access to the museum for special needs families 8 mornings per year. They are FREE of charge, restrict capacity and make sensory modifications to provide a gentler sensory environment, while allowing families to play together in an understanding community at a low-pressure event. Entrance is FREE, but reservations are required. For complete details, please view their flyer.
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