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Apr 17

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California lawmaker and nonprofit groups call for restoration of services for developmentally disabled

On April 4, autism advocates and experts asked members of the California Assembly’s Committee on Human Services to keep an eight-year-old promise that the state made to individuals with developmental disabilities and to reinstate services that were supposed to only be temporarily suspended in 2009 but have yet to be restored. ...

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Mar 17

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DDS fails to implement changes addressing disparities among minority children with disabilities

Despite instruction from state Legislature, California’s Department of Developmental Services continues to provide fewer resources and services to minority children with autism and other disabilities than to Caucasian children. Los Angeles, Calif. (March 22, 2017) – According to testimony during an oversight hearing last week in ...

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  • CELEBRITY GUEST BLOG: It’s the perfect opportunity to spread joy

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Jan 17

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CELEBRITY GUEST BLOG: It’s the perfect opportunity to spread joy

By D.L. Hughley Foundation…   He still reigns as one the Original Kings of Comedy. Whether his show is on the road, radio, film or television, D. L. Hughley has established himself as a veteran entertainer, producer, and commentator. D. L. has been seen on major networks like Showtime, Comedy Central and CNN, heard on […]

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  • GUEST BLOG: 3 Tricks to Make a Daily ASD Routine Easier

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Oct 16

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GUEST BLOG: 3 Tricks to Make a Daily ASD Routine Easier

By Dolores Santos…   Kids on the autism spectrum prefer routine in their daily lives. Of course, each child on the autism spectrum is different, and their routines should be tailored to their specific needs and preferences as they may even follow them into adulthood.  There are a few helpful tricks that can make your […]

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Oct 16

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The Sentinel: 11th Annual Evening Under The Stars Gala Provided A Perfect Evening For Celebrating Children

By Sentinel News Service Published October 13, 2016 Sony Pictures Studios was the setting for Special Needs Network’s (SNN) 11th Annual Evening Under The Stars Black & White Gala: Celebrating Innovators & Game Changers. Hollywood celebrities, politicians, dignitaries and members of the medical and business communities came ...

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Aug 16

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The Sentinel: Los Angeles Summer Camp Hires Counselors on the Autism Spectrum to Work with Younger Kids

By Sentinel News Service Published August 3, 2016 All over Los Angeles this summer, high school and college students are earning money and gaining experience as camp counselors. When college student and Los Angeles resident Carter Theiro shows up for work each morning and joins 130 camp counselors at a South Los Angeles camp, he […]

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Aug 16

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L.A. Parent: This Special-Needs Camp Hires Counselors On the Spectrum

By Mary Sue Lawrence All over Los Angeles this summer, high school and college students are earning money and gaining experience as camp counselors. When college student and L.A. resident Carter Theiro shows up for work each morning and joins 130 camp counselors at a South Los Angeles camp, he brings a unique perspective to the ...

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Apr 16

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Tools for Transformation Conference X Underway

Starting tomorrow morning, Special Needs Network will host the state’s 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 ...

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Dec 15

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Areva Martin receives key to city of Lynwood

Award-winning civil rights attorney and nonprofit leader, Areva Martin receives key to city of Lynwood Lynwood, Calif. (12/10/15)— Edwin Hernandez, mayor of Lynwood, Calif., presented Areva Martin Esq., the president and co-founder of Special Needs Network (SNN), the key to the City during this year’s 94th annual Candy Cane Lane ...

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Dec 15

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SNN president Grand Marshal for City of Lynwood Christmas parade

Los Angeles, CA (12/1/15)— Areva Martin Esq., the president and co-founder of Special Needs Network (SNN), has been named as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 94th annual Candy Cane Lane Christmas Parade, one of only a few nighttime holiday parades in the Los Angeles area. The parade attracts 13,000 attendees and will be held ...

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