Special Needs Network, Inc.


a Pink Pump affair // Springtime in Paris

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 Hotel, Beverly Hills // 225 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • 1:30 pm

  • May 18, 2014

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SNN to Host Southern California’s Largest Autism and Special Needs Conference

On Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, Special Needs Network (SNN) will host, Tools for Transformation, a free conference for parents, professionals and businesses interested in critical issues that relate to autism, ADHD, early childhood education, and developmental and learning disabilities. Sponsored by Toyota and First 5 LA, the conference features 16 workshops, breakfast and lunch, […]

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California Legislative Breakfast to Address Importance of Early Childhood Education

Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, in collaboration with First 5 LA, LACOE Head Start and ECE Works, will host its 8th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 11 at 8 a.m. at the California African American Museum located at 600 State Drive in Los Angeles. The breakfast will feature several […]

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This Month's Calendar

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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.

California Legislative Breakfast to Address Importance of Early Childhood Education

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.

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  • Guest Blog: Let’s All Get A Little Shameless

By Lena Rivkin… Why is it okay for families of neurotypical children to share how hilariously frustrating it is to have a toddler who insists on wearing two pairs of pants at the same time- while the family of children with special needs are expected to only laugh and listen in sainted silence? Even though […]

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  • Guest Blog: The Present of Presence

By Lena Rivkin…   The constant happiness is curiosity. –Alice Munro   It’s that time of year again when everything speeds up, when TV commercials relentlessly remind us of what people might ‘need’ and we turn ourselves inside out to get everything crossed off our to do lists for the holidays.   Yet we tend […]

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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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