January 21- Cambrian Homecare Respite Provider/ Guest Speaker Paul Quiroz will speak on finding the right caregiver, respite hours and more.
February 18- Shawn Francis presents Financial Solutions for Special Needs Families. You will learn how to:
Make the most out of what they earn
Protect what they earn
Have more money to go towards savings
Be prepared for financial emergencies
March 18- Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (CPI) Learn physical intervention techniques and methods that comply with the law on how to protect you and your child during a behavior crisis. This will directly relate to the special needs community. Guest Speaker
April 15- Hope4Families is a non profit law firm which offers free of cost services to the families of special needs children. Join us as they share how they advocate for families and how you can benefit from their services. Guest Speaker, Margaret McNair
May 20 – State Council For Developmental Disabilities will provide an update at the state level on IEP’s and more. Guest speaker
June 17 Annual Pizza Pool Party in Long Beach at Pools of Hope, 6801 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805, Giveaways
July 22- Exercise and Nutrition Class. Learn the latest in fitness and nutrition from Fitness Instructor Erica Pineda. Kids and Parents join us.
August 19-Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting