Kevin Hart Picks Up Shopping Spree Tab for Special Needs Kids
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars teamed up with America’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer to spread joy this holiday season.
Kevin Hart and Sam’s Club are all in for a special L.A. nonprofit.
Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN) is a nonprofit grassroots organization responding to the crisis of autism and other developmental disabilities in underserved communities. We recognize the intersectionality of individuals with disabilities and that their fight for disability rights is inextricably tied to the fight for racial justice and the civil rights of all people.
From Our President
“It is the men and women that I am privileged to work with at Special Needs Network and those whom I serve with on the Board of Directors of this organization do each and every day for the most vulnerable children in our society. And for this I am grateful and filled with hope that not only my son, but the thousands of kids like him across this nation, will continue to grow, thrive, and live their best lives. “
– Areva Martin, Esq.
Our long list of programs and campaigns address issues from both a top-down approach – by changing government legislation; and bottom-up – by collaborating directly with parents, caretakers, and healthcare professionals who work with children with developmental disabilities.
SNNABA provides direct therapy in a one-to-one setting, delivered by highly-skilled, experienced and culturally competent clinical staff. During individualized therapy sessions, behavior-based principles and naturalistic teaching strategies are used to target maladaptive behaviors and increase functional skills with the goal of improving the child’s and family’s quality of life. Families can access services through regional center funding, private health insurance and Medi-Cal.
Telephone: (213) 291-7100
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm
Upcoming Events + Programs
Sirens of Silence
Special Needs Network, cordially invites families with children on the autism spectrum and other intellectual / developmental disabilities to come join us for a special in-person event.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be on hand to help parents navigate potentially difficult emergency situations, as well as learn from you, how they can better serve their families. They will provide safety tips and other important information.
In addition, children will have the opportunity to get to know and explore a fire truck and other emergency equipment. You don’t want to miss this!!
MLK Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles CA 90059
Please register with Connie via email at Connie@snnla.org.
For more info: https://fire.lacounty.gov/Sirens-Of-Silence
Free Community Vaccination Event
Special Needs Network, Inc. together with Walmart Health & Wellness, Brotherhood Crusade, Assemblymember Isaac Bryan and Southside Coalition are helping protect our community from COVID19
Reach out to Mary Lee for more information at email@example.com or call 323.840.5201
Enjoy your family and friends
Meet Michelle Baylor
Michelle was introduced to Special Needs Network, Inc. in 2013 through the PAM program, and now she is one of our most involved Parent Advocate and Volunteer.
You are not alone
Your child has just received a diagnosis of autism, you are probably feeling completely overwhelmed. It is never easy to learn that someone you love has a serious health or developmental condition. Nothing is quite the same after the diagnosis comes in from the doctor. Many families report mixed feelings of sadness and relief when their child is diagnosed. You may also feel relieved to know that the concerns you have had for your child are valid. An entire world changes just at the diagnosis, but there is hope for both the parents and the child.
Join our network
We are more than an organization that provides health resources. we are support group …we are a family. Parent’s that engage with special needs network and our programs become the living breathing resources for the parent’s that follow. We are strong alone, but a force together.
Become and advocate
Our parent advocates participate in a wide-range of legislative advocacy campaigns and community and faith-based events throughout the state. Our “boots on the grounds” approach to community organizing helps to promote and support a wide-range of social justice issues and causes. Our Advocacy Teams launch and participate in grassroots policy advocacy campaigns and conduct activities such as townhall meetings, community forums, letter writing campaigns, press conferences and social media campaigns.
Parent Advisory Council PAC
Parents are our greatest resource, and SNN’s Parent Advisory Council provides our organization, partners, and policymakers with critical advice and counsel on issues related to children, teens, and adults with a range of special needs.
Get In Touch
Location: 4401 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043
Telephone: (323) 291-7100
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm
In the NEWS
Press Releases + Statements
SNN serves as a link between families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities, underserved communities and the governmental institutions which often fail.
Los Angeles, CA (12/15/2021) — Special Needs Network (SNN) is calling for urgent action in the wake of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) shocking new report on autism prevalence among children. The CDC analyzed data from 2018 and found that an estimated one in 44...
One of Hollywood's biggest stars teamed up with America's largest brick-and-mortar retailer to spread joy this holiday season. Kevin Hart and Sam's Club are all in for a special L.A. nonprofit. Spirits were high at Sam's Club in Oxnard as ten families with children on...
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. Areva Martin (L), SNN co-founder, with LA Supervisor Mark...