Special Needs Network, Inc.


10th Annual Back 2 School Health + Resource Fair

Back 2 School is the biggest inclusion healthcare + resource fair in Los Angeles for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The event will bring out resource vendors to provide families with medical, dental, developmental, and mental health screenings, pro bono legal clinic, and educational workshops to improve overall health and wellness, and more.

  • 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm

  • August 30, 2015

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JPAC / One World Summer Inclusion Camp

The only summer inclusion camp in Los Angeles for special needs children and their typically-developing siblings and peers ages 5 to 16, Special Needs Network’s Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) serves as a safe, fun haven for close to 300 participating children by providing a host of educational and recreational activities.

  • 5501 Eileen Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043
  • July 20, 2015

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EVENT RECAP All Past Events

Resource Guide Press Conference and Rally

Please join Special Needs Network, Inc., Toyota, KJLH Radio and a host of elected officials and community leaders at a press conference and rally to help us launch our tribute to the Special Olympics World Games. Our #SouthLAGotGame awareness campaign is designed to empower the Los Angeles disability community and those that support it!

  • Expo Center at 3980 Bill Robertson Ln., Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • July 15, 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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Toyota, Special Needs Network and KJLH Celebrate Upcoming Special Olympics World Games

      Toyota, Special Needs Network and KJLH Celebrate Upcoming Special Olympics World Games Toyota, KJLH Radio and Special Needs Network, California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, join Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to celebrate the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Games being held in LA on July 25 through August 2. Los […]

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Attendees during previous Tools for Transformation conference.
Special Needs Network to Host Southern California’s Largest Autism and Special Needs Conference

Special Needs Network will host its 9th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference this upcoming Friday and Saturday.     On Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, Special Needs Network (SNN) will host Tools for Transformation, a free conference for parents, professionals and businesses interested in critical issues related to autism, ADHD, early childhood education, and developmental […]

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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.

PAM online

This comprehensive training program is modeled after Areva Martin’s book “The Everyday Advocate” and was turned into an online educational series for our signature PAM program. This series is tailored for parents of newly diagnosed children, advocates and medical, educational, and human service professionals including social workers, teachers, child care providers looking to expand or learn the early steps in becoming an advocate. If this is you this is a “must take” online program.

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

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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  • 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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  • 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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