April 2017
Remember that all funds raised in L.A. stay in L.A. at ASLA . . .
The Autism Society of Los Angeles 
proudly celebrates Autism Acceptance Month 
Community coming together... It's a busy weekend of events to promote our community!
Join us TODAY to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month at our Chili Cook-off, a family-friendly fundraiser and community get-together! (see flyer below)
On Sunday April 2, you'll find us in the community at the Help Group Resource Fair (flyer below) and "Welcome to My World" featuring the works of emerging artists on the Autism Spectrum (flyer below) visit our table at these two events and collect an ASLA button.
The weekend wraps-up on Sunday evening in AtWater at treehaus, with the Juliette Toma Opening - 10% of sales benefitting ASLA. This is a month-long art show with a daily raffle (flyer blow).
The newsletter this month has many unique opportunities to participate in fairs and events, so gather your family and friends and participate.
If you use Facebook, please be sure to "LIKE" us at  AutismLA  to follow our community initiatives.
Kim Sinclair
Executive Director
Autism Society of Los Angeles

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ASLA Events & Initiatives


Interesting Opportunities

Saturday, Ap  in Covina
Autism Acceptance Chalk Art Festival
Hosted by Autism HWY, featuring a table for ASAN

Thursday, April 6 in Torrance
Monthly Autistic Social & Support Group
At the South Bay LGBT Center

Saturday, April 8* in Whitter
Autism Acceptance Festival & Resource Fair
Hosted by Autism Society, featuring a table for ASAN

Saturday, April 8* in Downtown Los Angeles
PosAutivity - Monthly Autistic Support Group
At Holding Hands, Inc

Daniel Au Valencia
danielauvalencia @gmail.com
Sunday April 30th: 2nd Parent Support Group Meeting
The Friendship Foundation is excited to host its second support group meeting on  Sunday, April 30th.  The intention of this support group is to provide access to resources,create a friendly,accepting and safe place to share experiences and create dialogue, and an opportunity to meet other families within the Friendship Foundation.

To ensure the success of the group, we will have Carol Dafesh, a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, facilitate the discussion.  She has 10 years of experience working with families and individuals including working with parents and their toddlers to facilitate attachment and screen for developmental delays at Cedars-Sinai Early Childhood Center.  She has co-lead a "Working Woman's Group" to assist successful women in navigating the stresses of balancing career, family and relationships.  She is a certified Grief Specialist and has a specialty in Chronic Pain.

She looks forward to facilitating discussions and collaborating with our Friendship Foundation families.

We hope to see you there!

The Friendship Foundation Office
(2108 Vail Ave. Redodno Beach, 90278 CA)
Sunday April 30, 2017

Advances in Autism 2017
April 28, 2017

Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA
Register today!
We invite you to attend the Advances in Autism 2017 symposium on Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

The Achievable Foundation
5901 Green Valley Circle
Mike Danneker Board Room (3rd Floor)
Culver City, California 90230

The Achievable Foundation will be holding its Spring Speakers Program. This event will be an opportunity for patients, families, local elected officials and their staff, as well as advocates, and others to come together and learn more about topics crucial to our population.
This year we will be focusing on employment and access to health care for individuals with intellectual and devlopmental disabilities. Our speakers will be discussing innovative programs to provide real world job experience to individuals with autism, as well as access to Medi-Cal for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This latter topic has become especially salient given developments in health care at the federal level.  
The event will feature:

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley Thomas (D-Los Angeles)
Representing California's 54th Assembly District

Rick Rollens  - Featured Speaker
Former Secretary of the California Senate, and Advocate for ARCA & Autism Speaks
Dr. Pam Wiley  - Featured Speaker 
President and Founder of L.A. Speech and Language Center

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