Special Needs Network, Inc.


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LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas | Health Net | The Olson Company


Special Needs Network, Inc. and Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers

Biggest Back to School Inclusion Fair and Backpack Give-A-Way in L.A.

Contributing Sponsors

Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers
St. John’s Well Child + Family Health Center
UMMA Community Clinic
Eisner Health
South Central Family Health Center
Watts Healthcare Corporation
To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers
Central City Community Health Center

New Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

California Community Foundation

Blue California |  Promise Health Plan

The California Endowment


Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN), California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, in collaboration will host the 10th Annual Back 2 School Health + Resource Fair from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, August 17 at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park  at Avalon Blvd. and 126th. Aimed to provide relief to families under financial pressure who may find it difficult to purchase back to school materials, We are committed to distributing over 1000 backpacks filled with supplies like pencils, notebooks, and more.

“We began Back 2 School to provide underserved children and youths with the tools essential for school success,” said president + co-founder Areva Martin, Esq. “Today, we address not only academic needs, but health and wellness as well.”

Back 2 School is the biggest inclusion healthcare + resource fair in Los Angeles for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The event will bring out resource vendors to provide families with medical, dental, developmental, and mental health screenings, pro bono legal clinic, and educational workshops to improve your overall health and wellness, and more.

In addition to the signature backpack giveaway, Back 2 School will also feature fun activities including rock climbing, arts and crafts, pony ride, bouncy house, gaming stations, live music, and surprise celebrity guests. Additionally, there will be a raffle that will include an iPad and more.

“This is one of the country’s most innovative event and a much-needed part of the Los Angeles community,” said Los Angeles County Board (District 2) Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Each year, Back 2 School provides a fun and inclusive setting that brings developmentally disabled children together with their typical peers for an exciting afternoon filled with family-friendly fun and critical socialization.

COST: FREE to the Public. All are Welcome.

• Backpacks and School Supplies are Limited. (While supplies last)
The child must be present

For information on how you can participate as a resource vendor
please contact Connie Chavarria at (323) 291-7100 or