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Assistance Needed for Integrated Summer Horse Experience Camp

Looking for mature, responsible and compassionate Camp Counselors forHEARTS Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Hearts Summer Horse Experience o…

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1 Jun 5, 2014
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A Helpful Tip

Don't worry so much. :) Don't concern yourself with aligning yourself and your child with 'grade level standards'. That's kind of off-the g…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Apr 29, 2014

Upcoming Senate hearing on SB946, the Autism Insurance Mandate Bill

Please see below final agenda regarding an upcoming informational hearing on SB 946 (Steinberg), the Autism Insurance Mandate Bill, sponsor…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Feb 28, 2014

Teaching disability history in local schools

Good afternoon,   My name is Jacob Lesner-Buxton and I am the Community Organizer at the Independent Living Resource Center in Santa Barbar…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Feb 20, 2014

Autism Society of California 2014 Autism Survey Now Released

The Autism Society of California is pleased to release our 2014 California Autism Survey.  While a number of areas are explored in the surv…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Jan 16, 2014

Info on the new State Budget proposal RE: IHSS funding

Governor Brown's FY 14/15 budget proposal has been leaked out two days before it is supposed to be unveiled.  The link is http://www.caprad

Started by Retta Slay

0 Jan 14, 2014

2014 Scholarships from Through the Looking Glass

Youth who have parents with disabilities are can apply for these higher education scholarships  TLG is now accepting applications for its…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Jan 3, 2014

ARCA: Disneylanda Survey

The issue of the day, which some of you may well know of, is a big change at Disney. They recently made a drastic change to the way they se…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Nov 21, 2013

Participants Still Needed for Cutting Edge Autism Intervention

Dear Friends of the Koegel Autism Center, Do you have a 4 to 6 year old child diagnosed with ASD? Are you interested in receiving a develo…

Started by Retta Slay

0 Oct 22, 2013

Audio Book Favorites

If you are interested in finding a nice selection of  audio books to play for yourself or your children, I'd like to let you know that thed…

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0 Oct 2, 2013


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