Special Needs Network, Inc.


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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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LA Sparks Join SNN to Celebrate Camp JPAC’s 5th Anniversary and Growth

Now in its fifth year as the only summer inclusion camp in Los Angeles for special needs children and their siblings, Special Needs Network’s Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) continues to grow and expand to serve more children with more free services. The camp will be held from July 15 through August 9 at […]

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Pink Pump Gala: Celebrating Women Game-Changers

More than 300 women, many dressed in pink dresses and shoes, came together at Special Needs Network’s annual Pink Pump Gala, which celebrates and honors the women of Los Angeles who are making a difference for underserved families. One of Los Angeles’ most anticipated galas, this year’s sold-out event included honorees Congressman Janice Hahn, actress […]

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Celebrity Moms Join Global Online Community for Autism Twitter Chat to Support SNN’s Pink Pump Gala

Los Angeles, CA (May 13, 2014) — On Wednesday, May 14, celebrity moms and nationally recognized autism advocates Holly Robinson Peete, Jacqueline Laurita, Areva Martin, Esq., Jodi Gomes, Maura West, Dawn Nuefeld, Esq. and Wendy Fournier will participate in the first-ever autism Twitter Chat with Social Media Girlfriends®, an online community of social media influencers, […]

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Advocates for Autistic Children Unite on Steps of State Capitol for Autism Advocacy Day

Los Angeles, CA (April 28, 2014) — Special Needs Network (SNN), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization, will host its second annual Autism Advocacy Day and Rally on Wednesday, April 30 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. SNN and its event co-sponsors Autism Speaks, Alliance of Autism Organizations and Autism Health Insurance Project, will join a […]

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Special Needs Network Founder Joins Los Angeles Officials to Address Child Sex Trafficking

SNN Founder Joins Los Angeles Officials to Address Child Sex Trafficking

Areva Martin, Esq., co-founder of the LA-based nonprofit, Special Needs Network (SNN), will join Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti during a public march and rally against child sex trafficking this Saturday. For Los Angeles, sex trafficking is a dark underground business. Between 2010 and 2012, according to […]

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SNN to Host Southern California’s Largest Autism and Special Needs Conference

On Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, Special Needs Network (SNN) will host, Tools for Transformation, a free conference for parents, professionals and businesses interested in critical issues that relate to autism, ADHD, early childhood education, and developmental and learning disabilities. Sponsored by Toyota and First 5 LA, the conference features 16 workshops, breakfast and lunch, […]

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California Legislative Breakfast to Address Importance of Early Childhood Education

Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, in collaboration with First 5 LA, LACOE Head Start and ECE Works, will host its 8th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 11 at 8 a.m. at the California African American Museum located at 600 State Drive in Los Angeles. The breakfast will feature several […]

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South L.A. Gets Fit

We Challenge You… To Challenge Yourself!!
Take part on our group GOAL to collective log 3K Walk/Run Miles during our Free 10 Week “South L.A. Gets Fit” Training Program.

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