Friday, January 31, 2014

ASLA - Stuff Coming Up in Los Angeles Area

I'm such a fan of ASLA!  Passing their info along. Just my way of saying "Thanks ASLA"! 

Autism Society of Los Angeles 
 February 2014
The Autism Society of Los Angeles receives a large volume of information that we would like to share with you. We are going to be sending out a monthly newsletter devoted to telling you what is happening in Los Angeles.
Please know that we would not be able to do this without your generous support and donations.  

newman aaronson vanaman 
Current Issues: School Districts and Regional Centers
February 8 2014
9:00 to 3:00
Sportsman Lodge
12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 
Parents are only $25.00

School Districts: Current Issue in a Climate of "No Money=No Services

Regional Centers: Introduction to Self Determination-What Does It Mean for You
The South Pasadena Council PTA Special Needs Committee and  the South Pasadena Unified School District present:

Reaching All Students . . . do you believe in me?
  Free Admission
Saturday, March 1, 2014 
9 am - 12:30 pm

South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Diane Lasell 
Autism Society of California Survey
The Autism Society of California is pleased to release our 2014 California Autism Survey.  While a number of areas are explored in the survey, the two major areas of focus are autism insurance and employment.

 The survey will be open through Wednesday, February 5, 2014 for input by parents, guardians and individuals with autism. We are asking that you spread this survey far and wide. The results from this survey are going to be used in an upcoming Senate hearing in March hosted by Senator Steinburg's office.

Customized Employment Bootcamp

Your invited to a Free Certificate Training Series provided by Education, Empowerment and Employment for Success Grant 
The California Council on Developmental Disabilities, Jay Nolan and Easter Seals Southern California are sponsoring a 5 week long training series resulting in an optional National Certification in Community Employment Services.

For more information please click on the link below.
UCLA Seeks To Detect Autism Early in Life
Click on the link below if you are interested in  participating in this study.

 Support Groups
Adults with Autism: The Future is Now!
Support Group
Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Next meeting
6:30 pm to 9:00pm

Michaels Learning Place
4901 W. Rosecrans Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Join us for our next meeting for questions 

The topics include: Housing, conservatorship and public benefits, college programs, employment and transition. 
New Autism Society of Los Angeles Support Group
A Place of Our Own
A parent support group which provides a supportive environment for parents to meet & share their feelings & experiences of parenting a child (minor or adult) with Autism.  It's also a great opportunity to share resources.  The support group meetings are confidential & judgment free

Saturday, February 8th
11am - 1 pm
2509 Lucerne Ave., 
Los Angeles, CA 90016
For more information please contact
Summer Washington (323)559-4630 or
Social Recreational Programs 
Gamers with Autism- 10 years & older
2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
8635 Greenleaf Ave - Whittier 
Fee: $15.00 a month, per person
 Autistic individuals will have an opportunity to work on Social Skills in a formal setting while playing video games, air hockey, foosball and board games.
We have an Xbox 360, Wii and PS3; play our video games or bring your own.

This is a drop off program; there will be volunteer facilitators to assist. However, participants who require physical assistance to play games and/or the drums must be accompanied by an aid.
Autism Society GLB/SGV's 
Drum Circles

Drum Circle for Autistic Individuals, 8 years and older: 1st and 3rd Fridayof the month 
Drum Circle for Family members: 4th Thursday of the month 
Drum Circle for Siblings, 8 years and older: 4th Tuesday of the month

For more information

For questions contact: Regina Moreno at 562-237-1520 or

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