Celebrating a Decade

In 2009, a group of Moms took on a grassroots effort to bring meaningful and quality literacy education to their children, all of whom were impacted by disability challenges, and for which the special education system was lacking in opportunity for them to access their greatest potential.

This effort resulted in the creation of Help Us Speak, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, solely supported by community and corporate sponsorship.

In 2015, the non-profit was renamed to the Help US Speak (HUS) Legacy Foundation to honor the life of one of it's most vibrant learners whose spirit had so fueled a love of learning and a zest for life.

Today, the non-profit funds and manages The Legacy Center and has expanded its definition of literacy to include competency in all areas of life: reading, language, communication, physical movement, art, cooking, and social skills.

Since those humble beginnings, our mission has been clear and simply stated:  
 We are dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for learners with diverse needs, their families, and those that support them.

We strive to build and ensure the right of every individual to live a life worthy of legacy; a life of rich experiences that challenge the body, expand the mind, and grow the soul.

Your generosity helps us to continue to provide quality programs to our local community
The Year Ahead - 2020!
Dr. Seuss had it right! The year ahead is full of possibility!

"With brains in (our) heads and feet in (our) shoes,
we can steer (our) selves in any direction we choose!"
Winter Camp
January 7th (Tuesday)
January 10th (Friday)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
While we can't promise snow, we will deliver FUN!
Join us for this 4 day exploration in literacy, art, fitness, cooking and crafting.
Attendees needing more than general supervision should plan on attending with a facilitator for maximum participation. All communication methods supported.


Lead by our LC Leadership team, this new offering will launch
January 29th 2020 and meet every Wednesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

MUSE by definition is "to become absorbed in thought"
and that is just what this program will deliver to young adults seeking
intellectual and creative stimulation in their lives.

We'll be engaging in multi-modal activities involving skills practice in literacy, language, and communication, as well as exploring topics in the humanities and social culture.

All communication types supported. Come MUSE with us!


As many of you know, we offer Spelling to Communicate (S2C) sessions with Debbie Spengler at the Legacy Center. We are happy to share the launch of
I-ASC (the International Association for Spelling as Communication) offering
Practitioner training in S2C.

I-ASC is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization composed of members from the nonspeaking, neurodiverse and disability communities; their families; and trained professionals. The mission of I-ASC is to advance communication access through training, education, advocacy and research. 

We invite you to visit www.i-asc.org and the I-ASC facebook page as a resource for nonspeakers, families, practitioners, and advocates.

We hope that in the coming months we can support I-ASC as a
West Coast training location for parents and practitioners of S2C.

Together we can grow and support the nonspeaking community

Weekly and bi-weekly 1:1 sessions.
Availability is currently limited but 2020 waiting lists are now forming.

Inquire here


1:1 sessions offer participants the opportunity to self express and explore their creative talents.
All communication methods supported.


Start the week off with Jordan
in our young adult small group fitness class.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm weekly.
We Are One

Promoting inclusive communication and collaboration through music. This g roup meets Sundays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.


Student success systems with executive functioning skills and strategies.


Open to all who are affected by ADHD or involved in supporting those living with ADHD - parents, adults, family, childcare professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, and other treatment professionals .

Building a strong, educated, ADHD - savvy community in the San Fernando Valley. Sunday meetings at the LC.

Join a group that shares your story.
This no cost group meets once monthly. RSVP Here

January 16th
February 20th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st

We are thrilled to be home to production rehearsals for our new friends from The Jewish Hebrew Stage.

Check out their January shows at Theater West in Los Angeles.
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