*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'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! Offered by the East Los Angeles Family Resource Center, 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.
SEPTEMBER: The Boyle Heights Family Resource Center has an exciting fun filled calendar of FREE activities! They're offering a new class called "IEP Rights & Strategies." They also provide classes in Health Education: healthy cooking, diabetes, and CPR/First Aid (by Registration only). They offer classes geared towards Fitness: yoga, aerobics, and cardio dance exercise. They also offer Mental Health classes: Depression 101 and the Wellness Circle “Understanding Depression.” View their calendar in English and Spanish.
SEPTEMBER 20: FREE Parenting Classes! This is a 13 week series that starts on Sept. 20. Classes are Court Approved and will cover: See the world through child’s eye, Nurture self: Parents & Caregivers, Reduce Stress, Positive Communication, Discipline as Learning, and more. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 13 weeks. Classes open to parents/caregivers. For detailed information and to register, please view their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 23: Family & Fitness Health Fair. Bring the family to this FREE event. They will have Flu Shots & Health Screenings, Healthcare Enrollment Assistance, LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Presentation, Women’s Health Workshop, Healthcare Resources, and so much more. For full details, location, and times, please view their flyer here.
SEPTEMBER 23: Duarte's 60th Anniversary City Picnic including a "Then and Now Parade." Come and enjoy entertainment for the whole family, food, games, health & nutrition providers and displays, exercise stations, fitness tests, and so much more. For more information, please view their flyer.
SEPTEMBER 27: The Wellness Center is partnering with Talent Human Resources Inc. (THR) to host a FREE Hiring Event. THR is currently hiring for positions such as: Shipping Clerks, Forklift operators, Warehouse clerks, Dispatchers, and more. For more information, please 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.
4 SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER: The Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center and the LA office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities are partnering to bring Project Leadership to the Los Angeles Area. They are seeking people throughout Los Angeles who are committed to learning how to advocate at the service system and policy level in order to effect broad positive change for people with developmental disabilities. Over four Saturdays in October, you will learn about the history and purpose of advocacy, how to work with decision-makers, how to tell your story and other key topics. While the training is FREE, it requires a commitment to all four Saturdays. For full details, please view their brochure. If you'd like to register, please view their application.
OCTOBER 5: Autism Conference. Fiesta Educativa, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Autism Conference. For more information, 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 7: El Monte/South El Monte Community Alliance brings you their Community Resource Fair! Bring the family to this fun event where you can experience entertainment, giveaways, snacks & refreshments, and many resources. For full details, please view their flyer here.
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.
OCTOBER 10: Salvation Army's Homeless Connect Day. The Salvation Army will be having a Homeless Connect Day from 10am to 2pm in Pasadena. Services available will include: flu shots, hearing testing, legal advice, hair cuts, pet therapy, health education, blood pressure & sugar testing, giveaways, and a free lunch. For more information, please view their flyer here.
OCTOBER 18-19: Because Children Matter and First Five LA presents "From Birth Onward: Creating Paths of Success for Educators, Children, and Families Conference." Come to this 2-day conference and hear speakers discuss topics such as: Birth to Three - Enhancing Movement Opportunities that Build a Successful Foundation, Raising Self-Esteem: The Keys to Knowing Your Goodness, Stratergize to Maximize Movement Success for Preschool, Trauma and Social/Emotional Development, Managing Your Money: How to Save Money and Plan for Retirement, Early Literacy, Understanding Brain Development to Understand Behavior, and much more. For more information, please visit their event page.
OCTOBER 21: College and Career Conference for young men hosted by Adelante Young Men (AYM). Come and hear Latino Speakers, get information on College and Financial Aid, get career and internship information, and much more. This conference is geared towards men ages 12 to 21. Parents, relatives and mentors are welcomed to attend. For more information, please view their flyer here.
OCTOBER 27: The City of South Pasadena's annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held at Orange Grove Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be games, inflatables, music, and more! Make sure to bring a monstrous appetite, there will be plenty of food available for purchase. View their flyer.
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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