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Big changes as today marks the roll out of 988, a nation wide mental health emergency number. This number will connect callers with emergency suicide prevention, substance use, and mental health resources. See the panel below for more info.

Our warm-line continues to serve the community, connecting people with the resources they need.  However, we sometimes receive requests that only the community can solve.  We recently received a request from a family from the war zone in Ukraine.  This family of four, with a autistic son, is looking for a US citizen to sponsor them as part of the Uniting for Ukraine Program.  If you would be interested in sponsoring this family, please contact our warm-line and we will provide their contact information.

Andy Kopito

President, Autism Society of Los Angeles

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Do you know Autism Society of Los Angeles has a

FREE Warm-Line?

Please call (424) 299-1531 or

contact us at or HERE

if you have any questions regarding you or your loved ones diagnosis & navigation of the healthcare or support systems.

ASLA’s Resource Specialist will return your call/email to help address your questions or concerns.

This is a valuable resource to our self advocates, families, providers, and community and we are proud to be able to offer this service.

(ALL disabilities supported)

Look forward to hearing from you!

988 Fast Facts

  • 988 will be confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors.

  • Access is available through every land line, cell phone, and voice-over internet device in the United States.

  • 988 call services will be available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 150 languages.

  • The 988 dialing code will be available for call, text, and chat by July 16, 2022. Until then, those in crisis should continue to use 1-800-273-8255, which will continue to function even after the transition.

  • The nationwide transition to 988 as a three-digit call, text, and chat line is just the first important step in reimagining crisis support in the U.S. 

Autism Society of Los Angeles

Thanks their Business Members for their generosity.

Gold Members

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Learn more HERE

Ways To Help ASLA

We are fortunate to be surrounded by caring, talented, and generous people. As a community based organization, we rely on those around us in order to have a greater impact on the individuals that we serve. If your heart is interested in helping us become a better and stronger resource, take a look at the list below for ideas on how to help.

  • Join our Amazon Smile
  • Donate an unwanted Vehicle
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Employee Matching Gift Program 
  • Recommend a ____Charitable event or fundraiser

All funds raised for ASLA stay in Los Angeles County to strengthen our programs to positively impact our community.

To inquire further about giving back to ASLA please contact us at

ASLA Events & Initiatives

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Can I participate in the Self-Determination Program?

To be eligible for the program, you or your family member must:

  • Have a developmental disability and currently be receiving services from a California regional center OR be a new client of a regional center
  • Be over the age of three or, if under, be qualified for services through the Lanterman Act
  • Live in the community and have free choice in your life. You are not eligible if you live in a licensed long-term health care facility unless you are using it to transition from that facility.


Interested in learning about the Self-Determination Program but don’t know where to start?

Beginning Thursday, July 14, the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are hosting online Self-Determination Program Orientations in English and Spanish.

The SCDD training team includes SCDD staff, self-advocates, and family advocates who have lived experience with the Self-Determination Program.

One size does not fit all. You can choose the presentation day and time that fits into your schedule.

After attending an SDP Orientation, you will have all the information you need to help you choose if it is right for you and enroll at your local Regional Center.

For more details, please see the Flyer BELOW

Actualmente, el "Módulo 1: Orientación del Programa de Autodeterminación" (SDP, por sus siglas en inglés) está disponible en inglés y español. Los entrenadores de SCDD tienen una variedad de días y horarios de presentaciones disponibles para satisfacer los horarios que necesite.

Una talla no sirve para todos. Puede elegir el día y la hora de presentación que se ajuste a su horario.

¡Consulte la página de orientación de SDP de SCDD y vea el folleto adjunto para obtener más información sobre este emocionante programa y el entrenamiento de orientación!

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Join the GRAMMY Museum and Minibop every second Saturday of every month at 9am for a one-of-a-kind sensory integration music class for Sensory Friendly Saturday. Local families and members can enjoy the space with less crowding, quieter sound levels, lower lighting, and free admission to the GRAMMY Museum.

In addition, guests including but not limited to those on the spectrum can participate in the free sensory music class at 10am, including free snacks and free parking. 

This program is made possible by the generous support of ACM Lifting Lives.

Advanced registration is requested!

The registration link:

Adult Meet-Up Groups - July 2022

July 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.:

July 29th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.:

July 17th, at 1:00 p.m., there will be a follow-up Online Yoga and Meditation event. More information can be found here:

July 18th at 7:00 p.m., I will be hosting a follow-up AS/HFA Online Support Group. More information can be found here:

July 28th at 7:00 p.m. I will be hosting a follow-up Online Game Night event. More information can be found here:

July 20th at 7:00 p.m. we will be having an online Karaoke event. More information can be found here:

July 30th at 1:30 p.m., I will be hosting an in-person Game Day event. More information can be found here:

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