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    • HaMercaz Summer Parent Workshops--Zoom with Us!

    • Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (213) 248-1784
    • Description: Join us for these two special programs: Monday, July 20, 7:00-8:30 PM Preparing for Fall & Back-to-School (as ...read moreJoin us for these two special programs: Monday, July 20, 7:00-8:30 PM Preparing for Fall & Back-to-School (as best as we can): IEPs, Regional Center and more Special Guest Speaker: Melissa Amster, Attorney and Parent Monday, August 3, 7:00-8:30 PM Maximizing Government Benefits during Challenging Times: Getting the most from SSI, IHSS, CalAble, Self-Determination and more Special Guest Speaker: Michelle Wolf, Executive Director, JLA Trust To RSVP or for more information, email [email protected] or call HaMercaz at 213-248-1784 *Zoom link will be sent prior to the event to only those who RSVP read less
    • Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450 Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: Do you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside ...read moreDo you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside money for that person but don’t know how? With seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, we have launched a Pooled Special Needs Trust which will provide supplemental financial support over and above government benefits, and peace of mind for you. Our Pooled Special Needs Trust helps to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain the highest possible quality of life, by leveraging the power of pooled investments to assist with financial security. Pooled Special Needs Trusts are an excellent, affordable alternative to stand-alone special needs trusts for families who want to set aside some money for their loved one with a disability but can’t afford the costly set-up and annual fees associated with a stand-alone trust, and are also seeking a trustee who understands the needs of people with disabilities and also has in-depth knowledge of the local community. read less
    • Temple Etz Chaim Presents: Parents of Special Needs Children Support Group

    • Address: 1080 Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Description: The group will meet every other Saturday from 9:00-11:00am: A Place where you can share thoughts and feelings and ta ...read moreThe group will meet every other Saturday from 9:00-11:00am: A Place where you can share thoughts and feelings and talk about your experience as a parent of a special needs child. Led by Joyce Levy Katz, MFT and mother of a special needs child. This Thousand Oaks group will take place at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, contact Joyce Levy Katz at 818-701-2040 or the temple office at 805-497-6891. read less
    • The Miracle Project Presents: Autism: The Sequel Premiering Tuesday on HBO

    • Description: HBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, w ...read moreHBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, which introduced The Miracle Project to the world. Autism: The Musical followed five children with autism and their families as they prepared for and performed an original musical as part of The Miracle Project. Autism: The Sequel follows the five original subjects 12 years later - including TMP Founder and Executive Artistic Director Elaine Hall and her son Neal Katz. The film highlights how each of the young adults with autism, now all in their early 20s, are learning to navigate what independence means to them and how to manage challenges and triumphs. read less