Special Needs Network, Inc.


South L.A. Gets Fit

Join Special Needs Network, Anthem BlueCross Foundation and community partners in a FREE Nutrition, Training and Empowerment Program. Meet other members of the South LA health, autism, disability, education and social justice community while getting in the best shape of your life. Experience the thrill of victory by walking / running in a professional race, win prizes, a medal and become a role model for your family and community.

  • 5001 Rodeo Road. Los Angeles, CA 90016
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • January 27, 2015

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9th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference

The largest comprehensive free autism/ADHD/LD conference in Los Angeles, this conference presents workshops by s renowned experts in intervention strategies, education, healthcare, and advocacy. Attendees are treated to giveaways, book signings, networking functions, and an awards luncheon which highlights the accomplishments of students with disabilities.

  • Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015

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A Pink Pump Affair 7 // Viva Las Vegas

All proceeds from the event will benefit SNN’s Parent Advocacy Mentor Program (PAM) and the Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) – the only free summer inclusion camp in South Los Angeles for kids with autism and related disabilities and their siblings. The summer camp benefits more than 300 local children.

  • Montage Beverly Hills // 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
  • 12:30pm–3:30pm

  • May 17, 2015

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EVENT RECAP All Past Events


SNN Receives 10,000 Children’s Books from Scholastic for Los Angeles Area Special Needs Children

Special Needs Network (SNN) is on a mission to collect 10,000 toys this holiday season in order to match a 10,000-book donation from Scholastic for SNN’s network of LA’s underserved children. The books are provided through the Scholastic Possible Fund, part of the company’s new literacy initiative “Open a World of Possible,” designed to elevate […]

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Kids First! Be a #KidVoter!

According to a recent article published in The Atlantic, educators and parents need to focus on exposing children to more words, especially underserved children in low-income communities. The article highlights several initiatives backed by the federal government and points out the importance of fostering informed and empowered parents in order to strengthen a child’s educational and economic […]

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Beyond Barriers Award

Interested applicants must complete the attached application and submit it along with all requested attachments to Special Needs Network on or before Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

SNN Monthly Calendar

Please click on the button below for a full list of our activities and events for June and July.

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Our mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between under-served communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions which often fail to address issues specific to these communities. SNN firmly believes that dignity, hope, and opportunity are the birthright of all children.


With your support we are determined to raise the bar.

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What We Do

Special Needs Network is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved families struggling with raising a child with developmental disabilities.

Since our inception, we have provided resources and services to thousands of families through programs centered on health and human services, education and awareness, and outreach and advocacy.

LATEST FROM OUR BLOG For Latest Content Launch Feed

  • Artists Come Together to Support Autism Organizations

On Friday, June 13, a cast of Hollywood rising stars will host a performance at the Complete Actors Place Studio in Sherman Oaks, California. It’s not just any performance. It’s a performance with a purpose. Simonne Gabrielle, a multi-talented recording artist, dancer and event host, has teamed up with Los Angeles-based nonprofit Special Needs Network (SNN) and San […]

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  • Autism Experts Join Forces with Elected Officials to Address Needs of Underserved Communities

  The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Special Need Network (SNN) have joined forces to create an influential community advisory board to help address the issues surrounding individuals impacted by autism in underserved communities, particularly South LA residents. The 13-member board, known as the Autism Community Advisory Board, includes elected officials, community leaders, […]

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  • Guest Blog: The Autism Journey

By Weller and Lareka Killebrew…   We are the proud parents of two children, a 10 year old daughter named Jenny and a 7 year old son named Justice who has autism. Justice is nonverbal and has a lot of sensory and behavior issues that make it had for him to be in a regular […]

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