Special Needs Network, Inc.

Our Impact!



Our mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between under-served communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions which often fail to address issues specific to these communities. SNN firmly believes that dignity, hope, and opportunity are the birthright of all children.



Special Needs Network is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved families struggling with raising a child with developmental disabilities.


Since our inception, we have provided resources and services to thousands of families through programs centered on health and human services, education and awareness, and outreach and advocacy.

Why we need your support…

If your child or a family member struggles with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities, what do you do and where do you turn? When you are lost navigating complex systems of care, who shows you the way? For many families in South Los Angeles, that support system is Special Needs Network, Inc.


Donations have helped make Special Needs Network the “go-to” advocacy organization for autism and other developmental disabilities, broadly endorsed by community and religious leaders, state, local, and national elected officials, and special education professionals. We are grateful to our donors for supporting our children and families.

Your Donation makes the difference

As part of our campaign to support families in crisis, we offer you the chance to contribute to our life-changing, transformational programs which have already impacted the lives of thousands– whether they face an urgent need, a devastating diagnosis, or seek to improve their quality of life.


Meet Mireya Romero

Mireya found an organization where people not only sympathized with her, but had practical solutions to her problems. Mireya is grateful for the help she received that she began calling us her “lifeline”.


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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.


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Meet Tiffany Allison Hernandez

Tiffany was introduced to Special Needs Network, Inc. thru St. Johns Well Child Center when her child Matthew was 3 years old.


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Meet Alicia Blake

Alicia was introduced to Special Needs Network, Inc. changed her life. After feel alone an isolated with her situation, Special Needs Network was there to be that support.


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