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Get Ready for the FAA Spring Picnic & BBQ Coming on Saturday, May 8

The 12th annual Foothill Autism Alliance spring picnic and BBQ will be held on Saturday May 8, 2010 at Lower Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature food, prizes, crafts, a bouncer, Star Wars characters, drum circle, the Glendale K9 Unit and a raffle for Disneyland tickets. 

View flyer for more information, how to RSVP and admission costs

Post Date: April 21st, 2010

Save the Date for The Help Group Spring Resource Fair on Saturday, May 15

The Help Group is hosting a free Spring Resource Fair on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will feature local resources for children with autism and other special needs, as well as entertainment and activities. Exhibitors will be representing schools, camps, residential programs, social skills programs, medical and therapeutic services, educational supports, gymnastics, horseback riding, music, dance, assistive technology services, sensory equipment, books, games, toys and much more. It will be at The Help Group’s Culver City Campus. View flyer for more information

Post Date: April 21st, 2010

ECF 2010 Spring Art Show Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for ECF’s 2010 Spring Art Show Fundraiser on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Hollywood located at 1749 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, CA 90046. Free parking is available in the Woman’s Club parking lot, and it’s an open invitation (no event fee) and casual; so stop by after work and help keep the arts alive as they have taken such a beating during this budget crisis and sales and donations are vital. Contact Jennifer for more information at 213.627.7374 or

Post Date: April 14th, 2010

Run With The Dogs ~ Obedience Skills Program Helps Children with Disabilities with Life’s Obstacle

Come join Pasanita Obedience Club at Brookside Park to have your child with special needs “run with the dogs”. A new program is being developed that will start this summer and they need volunteers to come out and give feedback. They will have your child meet their dogs and then coach them on some basic obedience skills training. Their goals are to have the children become more comfortable with dogs and to have a great time. Cases have shown that this interaction, between children with special needs and the dogs, actually calms the children down and provides positive stimuli for children with autism and other disabilities. The next opportunity will be held at Pasanita Obedience Club’s Dog Area of Brookside Park, Parking Lot “I” – across from the Rose Bowl – on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. (Parents/Caregivers must be in attendance – No additional dogs please – Free of charge) For more information, contact Hank Hess at 310.995.4096 or

View flyer for more information

Post Date: April 13th, 2010

Be Alert - Measles Cases on the Rise; Highly Contagious

Since January 2010, nine cases of measles have been reported in California, as many cases as in all of 2009. As in recent years, nearly all of the cases are known to have traveled recently to Europe or Asia or have been in contact with international travelers; some of the cases have been intentionally unvaccinated children. Measles is a highly contagious disease that presents with high fever and fast spreading rash, so be alert, and if you suspect it may be measles, seek immediate medical attention.

View the Advisory from the California Department of Public Health for more information

Post Date: April 12th, 2010

New Session of Inclusion Films Practical Filmmaking Workshop

Inclusion Films presents a new session of Joey Travolta’s Practical Filmmaking Workshop, which is a 20-week program that takes participants through the process of making a short film, from pre- to post-production, using a working Hollywood film production as the lesson plan. Participants work along actual production crew and gain hands-on experiene leading to possible employment in the film industry. This session runs from May 3 to Septebmer 17, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program is open to adults 18 years and older that are interested in vocational training in filmmaking. Interested individuals should contact their service coordinator to set up an interview. Interviews are taking place April 13 to May 1, 2010 and space is limited. 

View flyer for more information

Post Date: April 12th, 2010

Mainstream Opportunity and Job Fair

Sisters Supporting Sisters presents a Mainstream Opportunity and Job Fair for young adults with disAbilities who SHOUT WE ARE GREAT TOO on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity to explore mainstream opportunities and employment with businesses, non-profits and employers who understand the importance of creating positive, out-of-the-box experiences. The event will be held at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Exhibit Hall and Foyer located at 555 East Temple Street in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.sisterssupport.org or e-mail

Post Date: April 09th, 2010

Share Your Photos with Lanterman - Looking for Pictures of Children Birth to 3 Years

Lanterman Regional Center has several projects in the works related to Early Intervention and we’re looking for recent pictures of Lanterman clients between the ages of birth to 3 years:

  • with their families
  • with their friends
  • at home
  • at preschool or daycare
  • out in the community, such as at a mommy and me class, the park, the beach, on vacation, etc.

If you have any photos that you’d like to share for possible use in these projects, including several publications and for online media, please e-mail them to . Also, the higher the photo resolution and the larger the file size (i.e. 1 MB, 2 MB) the better, but lower resolution and file size photos can be used for digital/online media.

Photo Consent
Following is the text from the Center’s photo consent release, and by sending the photos in via e-mail, you hereby give consent for the use of your or your family members’ likenesses in photographs/video recordings to Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center. The photographs/video recordings will be used for any/or all purposes related to publicity, promotion and education. And you hereby agree to hold harmless Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center and the photographer/video recording personnel for any liability that may arise from the use of these photographs/video recordings.

Additional Information
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Vinita Anand at 213.252.4996 or

Post Date: March 04th, 2010

Check Out the DDS SafetyNet for Health Risk Info and Staying Healthy in Cold Weather

Check out what’s new on the DDS SafetyNet (www.ddssafety.net). This month the DDS SafetyNet provides information and resources about working with doctors to keep people healthy. Topics include health risks, screenings, and vaccinations. The winter SafetyNet newsletter is also available. It provides tips on ways to limit risks in cold weather conditions.

Post Date: January 20th, 2010

Save the Date - 12th Annual FAA Spring Picnic

Save the date for the 12th annual FAA spring picnic on Saturday May 8, 2010 at Lower Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale. Visit www.foothillautism.org for more information. 

Post Date: January 05th, 2010

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