Special Needs Network, Inc.


EVENT RECAP All Past Events

Autism Genetics and Human Diversity Project

Special Needs Network along with Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Director of UCLA CART, joined other community leaders and advocates to discuss his recently awarded 5- year $10+ mil. Research grant from NIH (National Institutes of Health) which would include expanding his investigations to include the genetics of autism in the key but underserved population of African-American families.

  • 4196 Marlton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90008
  • 9am–4pm

  • July 19, 2014

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5th Annual Camp JPAC

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.

  • 4196 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008
  • July 14, 2014

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SNN’s Back 2 School Fills Backpacks and Sends Kids to School with Smiles

6,000 enjoy filled backpacks, health screenings, professional sports instruction, hip hop, haircuts and more Players with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Kings were among the many who joined Special Needs Network (SNN) to share in the anticipation of going back to school with more than 6,000 children and parents at the non-profit’s ninth […]

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Parents Help Win Autism Therapy Coverage for State’s Poorest

Special Needs Network (SNN) enthusiastically applauded a decision made by state officials to allow autism therapy to be covered as a Medicaid benefit. The decision led by Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacremento), from earlier this month, is set to go into effect at the end of September. The state plan is in the […]

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SNN Monthly 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.

Parents Help Win Autism Therapy Coverage for State’s Poorest

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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  • LA Dodgers, Bank of America and Others to Support SNN’s Back-to-School Event at Dodger Stadium

On August 31st, Special Needs Network will host its 9th annual Back 2 School Health and Resource Fair at Dodger Stadium. The event is LA’s largest back-to-school event for underserved and special needs children. School-age children will be given backpacks and essential school supplies. The event is free and open to the public.   Special Needs […]

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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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