*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 Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA brings Camp Leg Power - Sign up for a study to improve movement and walking in children with Cerebral Palsy. This camp will start July; however, the time to sign up is now. The purpose of this study is to determine who can best improve walking abilities by participating in specialized physical therapy in a fun camp-like atmosphere. This study is for children ages 6 to 18 years. For complete details and to learn how to register, please view their flyer. You can also view the flyer in Spanish.
NOW UNTIL MARCH 27: On behalf of the City of Hope CCARE program, FREE 5-week class series on nutrition and fitness. For more details and to learn how to register, please view their flyer here.
NOW UNTIL APRIL 12: Workshops in Spanish. Talleres en Español con temas de interés dos veces al mes los días Jueves! El Grupo está abierto para miembros de la comunidad. No es necesario registrarse para asistir. Para mas informacion, mire el folleto aqui.
NOW UNTIL APRIL 14: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, people with disabilities or limited English- speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. For a list of VITA locations near you, please visit their webpage here.
NOW UNTIL APRIL 17: YNOT Community Services FREE Saturday Program. This non-profit agency offers four classes such as Music, Taekwondo, Cooking, and Dancing for those who have developmental disability. For more information and/or to register, please view their flyer.
ONGOING: The City of South Pasadena's Recreation and Leisure Guide is here! Register for the Winter session. They offer a variety of classes for all ages - Tots, Youth, Teens, and Adults. View the entire guide here.
ONGOING: The City of Whittier's Parks and Recreation has released their Spring 2018 Leisure guide. They offer a variety of classes for all ages - Tots, Youth, Teens, and Adults. View the entire guide here.
ONGOING: The City of Alhambra's Recreation and Leisure Guide is here! Register for the Winter/Spring Sessions. They offer a variety of classes for all ages - Tots, Youth, Teens, and Adults. View the entire 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 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.
March: 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 March: *Assistive Technology for Autism and Other Disabilities* This workshop introduces technology specifically related to disorders on the autism spectrum and for those with developmental disabilities, including software with the following focus areas: video modeling, social skills, life skills, vocabulary building, language development, communication, interpreting emotions and more. View the full calendar in English and Spanish.
MARCH 9: Violence Prevention Symposium in Downey, CA. This one day workshop will focus on violence prevention efforts in schools and communities. The workshop will: Highlight and examine local prevention strategies that promote positive school environment and Review best practices in developing protocols and partnerships that promote a safe school environment. This workshop is for Administrators, Counselors, School Psychologists, School Nurses, K-12 Teachers, School Police, and Community Services. For more information and/or to register, please view their flyer.
MARCH 11 to 13: Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference 2018 in Sacramento, California. This conference is an event for self-advocates, family members, community service providers, direct support professionals, regional center professionals, policymakers, and anyone else who wants to use public policy to build a better today and tomorrow for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For complete details and/or to register, please view their event page.
MARCH 17: The Wellness Center's 4th Anniversary Celebration. Come and enjoy this FREE event where they will have a Health and Resource Fair, Cooking Demonstrations, Produce Giveaway, Fitness Activities, and Kids' Activities. For times and location, please view their flyer here.
MARCH 17: The Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA presents - Family Forum 2018. This FREE event is intended for people with cerebral palsy, their families and caretakers. Topics will include: Orthopedic and spasticity management in cerebral palsy, The science of making friends at school, Advocacy in school and in the community, Women's Health, Ability ballet, Accessible computer gaming, and more. For complete details and/or to RSVP, please view their event webpage.
MARCH 22: FREE Housing Rights Workshop For Landlords and Tenants! The Housing Rights Center is providing this FREE workshop for Whittier residents. Topics will include: Repairs, Evictions & Notices, Rent Increases, Disability Rights, and much more. For complete details, please view their flyer here.
MARCH 31: South Pasadena's Spring Eggstravaganza! Activities include arts & crafts, egg hunt (grab), inflatables, and an opportunity to take your picture with the bunny! Food will be available for purchase onsite. For complete details and/or to register, please visit their event page.
APRIL 3: Town Hall Meeting on Developmental Screening and Child Find. Professionals are encouraged to come hear the latest updates on projects related to Early Developmental screening and the state of Child Find in Early Start. Parents are also welcome to attend! For complete details, please view their flyer.
APRIL 6: Save the Date for this all day training on "Bullying; We Stand Together. You can make a difference." More information to come soon. Visit their event webpage here.
APRIL 7: You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual DisAbility Athletics Faire. This is a FREE event for people with any disability in the city of Walnut. For more information and/or to register, please visit their event webpage.
APRIL 8: The Help Group presents the 8th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair in Sherman Oaks. Come and enjoy exhibitors, children’s activities, food & family fun. For complete details, please view their webpage where you will find their flyer in English and Spanish.
APRIL 14: The Advocacy Council for Abused Deaf Children presents "See Something, Say Something: Recognizing Trauma in Deaf Children." This workshop is tailored for professionals, through a psycho-education perspective, to identify and respond to trauma in deaf and hard of hearing children. This workshop will assist professionals in developing skills in recognizing symptoms trauma, appropriately responding to trauma, utilization of framework, and self-care when working with deaf children. For complete information and/or to register, please visit their event page here.
APRIL 18: Emergency Preparedness Safety Expo at San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center. More information to come soon. For now, you may view the Save the Date flyer.
APRIL 20: UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) annual symposium, Advances in Autism 2018. This full-day annual symposium is designed for all those interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including health care providers, teachers, autism service providers, and families. For complete details and/or to learn how to register, please visit their event page here.
APRIL 25: Healthy Aging: Cultivating & Celebrating Resilience. Save the Date for this conference presented by The Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health & the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging (LAACHA). More information to come soon. View the "Save the Date" flyer for more information.
APRIL 28, 2018: Autism Speaks' Autism Walk. Registration is now open for this event! For complete details and to register, please visit their website.
MAY 4-5: 23rd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference in Sacramento, CA. Save the date for this event. More information coming soon.
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.
OCTOBER 4-5: 32nd Annual Supported Life Conference in Sacramento, CA. Save the date for this event. More information coming soon.
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