Link to ASLA Newsletter – December 2016

On #GivingTuesday please consider donating to Autism Society of Los Angeles…


ASLA programs and services help families and individuals across all developmental disabilities develop advocacy skills and become educated on how to navigate the multiple support systems in California to improve their quality of life.


ASLA is THE resource in the Los Angeles disability community responsible training thousands of family members, individuals with disabilities, and professionals. Most importantly, we are a lead organization advocating for changes in California laws that will have a profound positive impact on the thousands of individuals with disabilities. Learn more about Self-Determination HERE


Day by day, we are engaged in community activities in the Los Angeles area – as an example, this week an ASLA team facilitated a training event for UCLA medical professionals through Project AutTrain, and an ASLA team facilitated a training event for law enforcement at LAPD. Our initiatives help to improve the outcomes for our community members!


Please consider becoming a member of the Autism Society of Los Angeles. Membership is very reasonable and we are mostly a volunteer-run organization so our funding goes to planning events, trainings, and our advocacy efforts in Los Angeles and Sacramento. JOIN HERE


Events in December!


This month please join us for these events:


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ASLA proudly launches the Self-Advocate’s Speakers Bureau for adults of all disabilities over 18 years old.If you are an adult with a disability who likes to speak in front of audiences to create acceptance of differences, please see the flyer below. San Fernando Valley will be coming soon!


Friday, December 9, 2016

ASLA launches the 1st in a series of Community Town Halls. December 9 will focus on Special Education – Please note this is across all disabilities.  Representatives from a range of school districts will attend to hear your concerns.  Future Community Town Halls will include Regional Centers and Medical & IHSS. (see flyer below for RSVP details)


In addition, we launched the Campaign to Protect Californians with Disabilities – see details below from Judy Mark, Government and Community Relations, Autism Society of Los Angeles.


If you use Facebook, please be sure to “LIKE” us at AutismLA to see our initiatives in the community.


Hope to see you next week at our community events!


Kim Sinclair

Executive Director

Autism Society of Los Angeles