Parenting Black Children
a program of Access Nonprofit Center

Hello Beautiful Parents & Caregivers

It's Ardena Bartlett, Founder, Director and Member of
Parenting Black Children
a partner with San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center,
Our Mission is to
parents and caregivers of African Americans persons with developmental disabilities or differences 

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Adeyinka Glover, Esq.
Clients’ Rights Advocate
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy
Adeyinka Glover, is a Clients’ Rights Advocate and Attorney at Disability Rights California in the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy. She is an attorney that advocates for the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities. She has assisted clients and communities with housing, domestic violence, guardianships, and environmental justice priorities. Adeyinka believes it is important to provide high quality legal advocacy to underserved populations to ensure their needs are met so that individual, families, and communities can thrive. 

Saturday, April 17th 10:00-11:30am

Conference Call or Zoom

Call on Phone: 669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 823 5504 1757

Request FREE face mask/shields & sanitizer
for your family in L.A County

April is the month of Autism Awareness!

Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism,
their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:
  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services - including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more

100 Day Kit for Young Children
Knowledge is power, particularly in the days after an autism diagnosis. The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit helps families of children make the best possible use of the 100 days following the diagnosis.

This kit will help you learn more about autism and how to access the services that your child needs. It contains information and advice collected from trusted experts on autism, autistics and parents. 

Click here to view & download the took kits:
PS Academy Arizona decided to look at influential black achievers across the world. "Just as with many other inspiring people, it’s not always obvious that they have autism. This reminds us how important it is to see past the label and focus on the able. These motivating go-getters show the rest of the world that having autism can’t hold them back from pursuing their dreams.
Get ready to be inspired!"

Please Use or Share Resource Fliers below to help your Family & Friends Thrive
Disability Rights California (DRC) is offering a FREE Webinar series starting April 1st.
Do you or someone you know have a developmental disability like autism,
epilepsy, or an intellectual disability? Learn how to apply for regional center eligibility.
Learn how to advocate for more services from the regional center.

Training Series will take place via Zoom. RSVP to (661) 208-4847 or
email to receive the Zoom details and
more information about the training.
San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center Resources
Follow this link to join the meeting:
Follow this link to register to receive email updates from The San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center!
San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center invites you to their Critrical Issues Forum on Zoom April 29th 10am-12 noon.
They will be addressing important, new or current issues that may affect the
delivery and accessibility of service to individuals served by SG/PRC.
Meeting ID: 879 5300 8523
By Phone: +1(669) 900-6833,,87953008523# US
San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center
invites you to take part in the Community Mural Painting.
For information, call (909) 620-7722
Testing Available on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Starting April 7, 2021
Registration is Highly Encouraged
For questions, email
For more information or for referral,
please contact your Service Coordinator at (909)620-7722
Covid-19 Resources
As schools re-open in California,
parents and staff can visit the State of California
Safe Schools for All Hub at this website
Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations
Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

More information regarding this assistance can be found at:
Join the Eastside Child Abuse Prevention Council as we learn & practice
tools to help manage anxiety and stress.
April 22 at 3:30pm-5:00pm
Call Maria Foster for Zoom Link (213)503-7280
Below is a link to a list of regularly updated resources in Los Angeles
to help provide support during the COVID-19 crisis.
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and tenant (renter) protection laws signed by Governor Newsom.
For more information or to apply, visit their website
 To find a Local Partner Network organization near you, or for eligibility and application help, call
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center: 833-430-2122
FREE Covid Vaccine in Los Angeles for eligible individuals
Every Friday, through May 7th at 12pm-6pm
or Call (323)756-2541 Ext 203
The California Department of Public Health
has partnered with LISTOS
to create a COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Safety Tips guide.
It can be viewed at:
FREE Covid-19 Testing in Palmdale
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (Wed 12pm-7pm)
St. John's is offering Covid Vaccines
Visit their website or call (866)980-0870
Transportation to your Covid 19 vaccine along with vaccine locations.
Has your family been affected financially or medically by Covid-19?
This organization offers recovery support.
More information on their website
Do you think your symptoms are COVID-19 related?
If you don’t have a regular doctor or are uninsured,
call the MediNurse advice line at (877) 409-9052 for free advice.
California has launched a vaccine notification tool.
You can now sign up to get notified when it's your turn to get the COVID19 vaccine.
Visit the website
From Assemblyman, Freddie Rodriguez:
Link to valuable resources available in the City of Pomona that may be of assistance to you,
your family, or a neighbor during Covid.
Sowing Seeds For Life
Drive-Thru Food Pantry at Charisma Life Church in Pomona
April 7th & 21st
For information call (909) 293-7735 or email
Various locations in Pomona & Diamond Bar
Free Food in Los Angeles from Turning Point
Twice a month, every 2nd & 4th Friday 12noon-3pm
For more information, call (323)296-1840 or email
Food Assistance available in L.A. County
FREE food from Kenny Austin Foundation
Wednesdays in Pomona
For information, visit their website or call (909)620-0912
FREE Healthy Food in L.A. for your family.

Upcoming Community Events
Parents and Caregivers for Wellness Advocacy Day
April 22, 2021; 9:00am-5:00pm PST
Advancing Social Justice & Equity 6-Part Series
To register for upcoming sessions go to
Registration is now open for the 19th annual Milestones National Autism Conference, June 16-17, 2021.
Experience the nation’s leading autism event, hear from world-class experts and earn professional development all from the comfort of home.
 Contact your Regional Center to inquire about reimbursement for registration fee.
Join the movement to elevate the wellness of African American Moms & Babies
Hosts great events, some FREE
Register for events at:
Community Resources
Serving the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys, Parents' Place is committed to supporting and enhancing family focused services in a parent driven atmosphere for families who have children with special needs, 0-22 years of age. 

Parent' Place invites you to take part in their FREE ongoing events.
You may visit their website for current events.
Rooted in caring since 1926, Foothill Family is committed to improving
infant, child, youth, and family development in the Greater Los Angeles region.
Programs include mental health care; early childhood development and parent education; school-based services; and youth and family services including prevention and treatment of child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse, as well as services for pregnant and parenting teens.
For more information: Call (626) 993-3000 Website
Care Parent Network offers a variety of resources for your family.
Service Center For Independent Life
Service Center for Independent Life provides free services for families. They help with SSI, IHSS, Cal Fresh applications for our individuals. They have cooking classes and much much more. Please vist their website to access their resources. 
The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program (BIH) is designed to reduce the high infant mortality rate among African American babies, as well as reduce the high death rate from pregnancy complications among African American women.
For more information, visit:
The Center for Health Care Rights is a non-profit organization
that offers counseling, education, and legal services
to Los Angeles County residents.
Visit the website
is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information
about the COVID-19 vaccines
co-developed by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) 
For more information, visit
Elizabeth Morgan, EdM, Ph.D. is the Program Coordinator at
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD)
UC Davis MIND Institute
and she shares with you these useful videos below:
  • Module 1: Understanding and Accepting the Diagnosis
  • Module 2: Understanding how to Access Evidence Based Services
  • Module 3: The Role of the Regional Center and Creating Strong Family-Provider Partnerships
  • Module 4: Overcoming Stigma and Creating Community Module
Black Mental Health Task Force - The Therapeutic Play Foundation, is dedicated to the wellness of our surrounding community, particularly those of African ancestry, and to changing the stigma around Black mental health. Established by Black mental health professionals and allies who care about Black lives. The Black Mental Health: Changing the Narrative documentary film will be an aide for outreach opportunities in the community. It will be screened on an awareness tour with middle schools, high schools and colleges to spread healthy Mental Health awareness. A discussion panel will follow each screening of the film to allow ventilation, processing and healing opportunities.
To be heard is the starting point to the healing process.
For more information, visit
Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge’s 2-hour webinar: "Special Education During a Pandemic"
with attorneys Pete Wright, Piper Paul, Wayne Steedman, and Jack Robinson.
This webinar will guide you through what the laws are and how to best support your child.
NAACP's website offers valuable information
about African American empowerment.
Visit their website at
Black Cultural Events to enjoy year-round.
Black history & culture at your fingertips!
Enjoy this video from Disability Rights California
titled "Disability Justice is About Us: Black History Month"
and visit their website at
National Disability Rights Network celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Join us each day throughout February to recognize the remarkable contributions of past and present Black disability rights advocates and attorneys. Each day features a different profile via social media of a Black advocate or attorney who has previously influenced disability rights or who is currently making an impact in their communities. The series also highlights Black youth who aspire to reimagine disability rights in ways reflective of their dreams for a more inclusive and intersectional future.
Visit their website for daily features
Information on Economic Impact Payments
For more information,
Text "GETMONEY" to 211-211 to learn ore about support for Black Infant & Families
 is Parent Training and Information Center funded by the US Department of Education.
They are offering trainings for parents of children with disabilities
regarding the IEP, transitioning to adulthood, and more.
Learn about the trainings
New shoes for anyone in need. Sizes mainly include Women's Sizes 8,9,10
To check availability or arrange pick up in Pomona,
please call or leave message at (909) 570-8884
Visit NAACP.ORG for updates on racially motivated threats to Black families.
Meet the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development,
Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist.
Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization,
as well as the African diaspora.
Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate.

Free virtual group for young adults ages 19-22
"Surviving & Thriving: Practicing Wellness During Challenging Times"
TMobile is offering FREE internet to qualifying families!
To apply, upload proof of eligibility online at: