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Areva Martin receives a 2017 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

The 2017 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians who are advancing innovative solutions to critical issues facing our state. Special Needs Network, Inc. extends autism care to underserved families. Congrats #IrvineAwards recipient @ArevaMartin

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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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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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(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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SNN president and founder Areva Martin with grassroots autism advocates on the Capitol steps in Sacramento hard at work advocating for positive change for individuals with disabilities.

LA Community Leaders Tackle Grassroots Organizing Post Ferguson

Special Needs Network, California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, will host a summit for community organizers and advocates during its 9th Annual Tools for Transformation conference to encourage “action after protest”.   Los Angeles, CA — Special Needs Network (SNN), together with Los Angeles County Office of Education, will host the 4th Annual Advocates’ Summit […]

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SNN Receives 10,000 Children’s Books from Scholastic for Los Angeles Area Special Needs Children

Special Needs Network (SNN) is on a mission to collect 10,000 toys this holiday season in order to match a 10,000-book donation from Scholastic for SNN’s network of LA’s underserved children. The books are provided through the Scholastic Possible Fund, part of the company’s new literacy initiative “Open a World of Possible,” designed to elevate […]

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Kids First! Be a #KidVoter!

According to a recent article published in The Atlantic, educators and parents need to focus on exposing children to more words, especially underserved children in low-income communities. The article highlights several initiatives backed by the federal government and points out the importance of fostering informed and empowered parents in order to strengthen a child’s educational and economic […]

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Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett join Areva Martin at Special Needs Network's 9th Annual Evening Under the Stars in Los Angeles.

Stars Step Up To Support South LA Autism Medical Clinic

Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots advocacy nonprofit for children with autism raises $300,000 for South LA autism clinic. Los Angeles, CA (October 16, 2014)— Special Needs Network kicked off the Los Angeles Fall gala season with its 9th Annual Evening Under the Stars gala this past Saturday, October 4, 2014, with more than 500 […]

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