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Autism and Asperger's Groups in Southern California


MSMomm October 29, 2008

Attached are helpful websites and information on Autism and Asperger Syndrome in the Southern California area.

Parent Support Group for Families of Children with Autism

This group is facilitated by a parent advocate and a parent attorney who are both parents of children with special needs. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held at United Cerebral Palsy in Woodland Hills. For more information, please visit this web site at

Santa Clarita Autism/Asperger's Network (SCAAN)

A non-profit organization that offers family support group meetings, monthly newsletter, social and educational events. Group meets at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Evening meetings are also held. For more information visit

Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LA FEAT)

LA FEAT is a group of parents of children with autism dedicated to providing education to families and the community on effective autism treatments, and to provide support to families seeking effective treatments for their children on the autism spectrum. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 7-9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach. For more information, please call toll free at 1-866-4LAFEAT, or visit their web site at

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

A not-for-profit organization focused on building the autism community by connecting people - families, friends, and professionals. Their focus is on sharing information which can help children with autism be the best that they can be. The San Fernando Valley chapter of TACA meets at Jumping Genius, 22759 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills (southeast corner of Roscoe & Fallbrook), on the first Sunday of every month, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, please visit their website at 

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (T.A.S.K.)

Assistance and support for parents seeking educational, medical or therapeutic support services for their children up to age 22.

For more information, please call (714) 533-TASK (8275).


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jillnaples January 22, 2009

Hello Everyone!

I am new to this group and I wanted to get the word out. Please help
us spread the word. The professionals at the Autism Partnership work
tirelessly and are totally committed to raising public awareness and
helping families across the country.

In today's economy, many facilities are overcrowded and way too
expensive for families to afford. I had to tell you how amazing the
Autism Partnership is!

They wrote a book, "Sense and Nonsense In the Behavioral Treatment of
Autism," how they firmly believe in ABA treatment. It's a wonderful
tool for parents!

They have a Rescue Program just like Nanny 911 where they will go to
a families home, or have the family come to them. CNN plans on doing
a piece in February please let me know if you'd like me to let you
know the date so you can watch! This is an incredible option.

Here's their next workshop hope you can attend!



Autism Partnership is offering a 5-day workshop providing hands-on
training in Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for parents,
professionals and paraprofessionals.

Autism Partnership Headquarters

200 Marina Drive

Seal Beach, CA

February 2 - 6, 2009

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

$500/person $450/parents

To Register: Visit www.autismpartnersh ; email
info@autismpartners or call 800-816-9293, extension "0".

Applied Behavior Analysis is the most scientifically proven treatment
for children with autism. This five-day workshop for parents,
professionals and paraprofessionals focuses on teaching the methods
and skills needed to implement an ABA program.

Families receive one-on-one attention and supportive feedback which
can increase their child's desire to learn as well as teach
communication and play. Topics covered in the workshop include:

Learning and practicing behavior management techniques
Using Flexible Discrete Trial Teaching
Understanding how to apply these techniques at home and in the

Autism Partnership is the nation's premier agency dedicated to
providing intensive behavior intervention for children with autism
and their families. Established in 1994 by world-renowned
psychologists Ron Leaf and John McEachin, Autism Partnership offers a
comprehensive program and a variety of proven services, including in-
home, in-classroom and one-on-one, as well as lectures and workshops.
All programs are handled by expert teachers and tailored to each
individual child, family and caregiver, with the goal of helping that
child achieve their best life. For more information, visit

Please give them a call and tell them Audrey sent you!


MSMomm January 23, 2009

Hi jillnaples:

As the leader of the the Autism and Asperger's group, welcome to GreatSchools! Thank you for alerting us to Autism Partnership.

Do you have a child or children with Autism, Asperger's or HFA? If so, we'd be interested in reading about your experiences as well.

Also, please feel free to send me a private message here at GreatSchools. I'd enjoy hearing from you.


JoannaMcQuaid February 5, 2012

PLEASE HELP!!! Relocating to Los Angeles with a 10 year old boy that has Aspergers. I need a recommendation for a great school that will work with an Asperger Kid - Public or Private.
Also, what is the closest Autism Parent/Family support group in LA or the Hollywood area.

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