Special Needs Network, Inc.


EVENT RECAP All Past Events

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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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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10 Years Strong: Patiently Standing Together for Change

The following op-ed ran in The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper on Sept. 24, 2015.
10 Years Strong: Patiently Standing Together for Change
By Areva Martin, Esq.

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Google, Sony, CBS and Toyota help California Autism Nonprofit Celebrate 10 Years of Service

Los Angeles, Calif. — Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, will host its 10th annual Night Under the Stars: The Future is Bright awards show and gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Sony Studios Lot in Culvar City, Calif. The night will kick off a month-long celebration of 10 years […]

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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.


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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.

Google, Sony, CBS and Toyota help California Autism Nonprofit Celebrate 10 Years of Service

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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  • Special Needs Network Celebrates Milestone Anniversary and Advances Support for New Autism Clinic

With 500 guests in attendance, Special Needs Network successfully raised $350,000 to help build a specialized medical clinic that will serve South LA children with autism and other developmental disorders.   Los Angeles, CA (10/8/15)— During its milestone 10th Annual Evening Under the Stars Awards Show and Gala, sponsored by Toyota, Sony Pictures and CBS/KCAL, […]

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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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