Special Needs Network

SNN Holds Town Hall on Autism, Mental Health, and Policing

In an impactful and enlightening town hall at the annual Tools for Transformation Conference hosted by Special Needs Network (SNN) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, thought leaders, advocates, and community members gathered for a Town Hall on Autism, Mental Health, and Policing.

Assemblyman Bryan Hosts Holiday Event in Leimert Park 

On Sunday, Dec.17, Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan (D-55th) held his third annual Christmas in the Park Celebration in Leimert Park. The community lined up and around the park to play in the snow, take pics with Santa Claus, and receive gifts and information. 

Rep. Val Demings Headlines 17th Annual Tools For Transformation Conference

Congresswoman Val Demings will deliver the keynote address for the 17th annual Tools for Transformation Conference at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 22, at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson. The Tools for Transformation Conference, sponsored by civil rights attorney and child advocate Areva Martin and the Special Needs Network (SNN), is the largest and most comprehensive free autism/ADHD/learning disabilities conference in Los Angeles. The conference presents workshops by the country’s most renowned experts in intervention strategies, education, healthcare, culturally competent services, advocacy, and social justice. Hosted by Fox TV’s media personality


New Tele-Therapy Program Offers Virtual Consultations for The Disadvantaged   In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Special Needs Network (SNN), one of the nation’s premier autism advocacy organizations, has launched a new telehealth program in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The swiftly developed, HIPPA-compliant program provides virtual evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children, mental health counseling for parents, and a 24-hour Emergency Hotline for marginalized communities throughout California.   A new report from the county’s health department reveals that the coronavirus is having an increasingly disproportionate impact on the poor and communities of color in Los

11th annual Special Needs Network Pink Pump Gala Tea and Fashion Show

On Sunday, May 19 over 450 powerful women and a few good men came together for the 11th annual Special Needs Network Pink Pump Gala tea and fashion show. This year’s Women of Distinction honorees, actress Vanessa Bell-Calloway, autism self advocate Spencer Harte and TV Personality Robin McGraw, dazzled the audience with heart-filled acceptance speeches.  Attendees dressed in pink to symbolize the power of women philanthropy and to acknowledge the boldness of their collective efforts of supporting children and families. A “Destination Vacation” fashion show was presented by Galina Sobolev and her designer brand, Single LA. This celebration of women