Special Needs Network, Inc.


6th 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.

  • 1906 S. Bronson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90018
  • July 20, 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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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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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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(From L to R) LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Areva Martin, Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and Former Assembly Member Steve Bradford during the 2014 Legislative Breakfast.
SNN Asks Where’s the $13 Billion from California’s Prop 63?

Special Needs Network will host an interactive legislative breakfast as part of its 9th Annual Tools for Transformation conference, to allow attendees to discuss autism, mental health and California’s Prop 63 funding. Special Needs Network (SNN) will host its 9th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the California African American […]

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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

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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.

SNN Asks Where’s the $13 Billion from California’s Prop 63?

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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