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Apr 19

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SNN offers series of community events during National Autism Awareness Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 2, 2019) – Special Needs Network (SNN), a California-based autism advocacy organization kicks off World Autism Day and Autism Awareness Month with a social media campaign and series of free events designed to raise awareness and provide support to those affected by autism. According to the Centers for ...

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Mar 19

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California nonprofit fills void for military special needs families

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 27, 2019) – After a military parent with a special needs child approached LA-based nonprofit, Special Needs Network (SNN), about the lack of resources and training available to military families, SNN partnered with Los Angeles Air Force Base to design a program aimed at addressing the significant ...

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Nov 18

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Superheroes Dazzle at the California African American Museum

The 13th annual Special Needs Network celebrated their Evening Under the Stars Superhero gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20. The honorees were CEO, Scott B. Laurie (The Olson Company) who received the Corporate Citizen Award, Emmy-nominated actress, Niecy Nash (“Claws”) whose TV ...

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Nov 18

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SNN gala dazzles at the African American Museum

Proceeds from the gala benefitted children with autism and special needs, their families. – – – – The 13th annual Special Needs Network celebrated their Evening Under the Stars Superhero gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. The honorees were CEO Scott B Laurie (The Olson Company) ...

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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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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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