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FAPE: Free And Appropriate Public Education

(Walking to public school!) In light of the recent public school teacher strike here in Los Angeles, I felt a renewed sense of gratitude for the resources and support Arizona has received as a student with disabilities. Years ago, as I was trying to navigate and understand how best my child’s educational needs would be met, […]

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Cheerful Helpers Child & Family Study Center: An Alumni Tribute

(A visit to Cheerful Helpers Child & Study Center post-graduation) Every November, a group of alumni parents (and some older adult students who graduated years ago) come together for an “Alumni Night” with the current student families and staff. Alumni families have an opportunity to speak about their experiences at Cheerful Helpers and beyond; giving […]

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Top Tips: New Adventures

(My train loving girl) Arizona has a high level of interest in transportation of all kinds. She spends countless hours reading about and watching videos of trains, especially. In Los Angeles, she’s excited to ride on the Metro whenever she can. Every time she takes a ride though, she chooses the same exact route to get […]

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Speaking Topics : 2018

(Susanna Peace Lovell : Speaker, Writer, Coach, Advocate!) Happy Holidays! I have enjoyed, so much, speaking about my experiences, sharing resources, uplifting my community with stories I have lived through .. it is truly a blessing to LIVE such a rich life of fulfillment and purpose. I’m looking forward to engaging with more of you […]

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The Motherhood Evolution, by Suzi Lula

(Suzi Lula and The Motherhood Evolution)   My long time mentor, dear friend and colleague, Suzi Lula‘s new book, “The Motherhood Evolution : How Thriving Mothers Raise Thriving Children” is challenging the way we think about Motherhood. Suzi is on a mission to transform the very face of Motherhood from one of exhaustion, overwhelm and […]

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Day Camps in Los Angeles : Summer 2016

(Summer is here!) Summer is here and parents can find themselves scrambling to find the perfect placement for their children with needs. Certainly, as my workload has increased over the past year, I also found myself paying extra attention to finding the summer curriculum that best fits Arizona’s needs and mine. Turns out, I am […]

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LA Parent Special Needs Resource Fair

This Sunday, November 15, LA Parent Magazine is hosting their 2nd annual Special Needs Resource Fair at the Skirball Center (http://www.skirball.org/) in Los Angeles. The event will take place from 1-4pm and admission is free. There will be activities for kids and lots of information booths as well as performances by The Miracle Project and Ballet […]

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Spotlight : Cheerful Helpers Child & Family Study Center

(At a recent alumni event, Arizona with Head of School, Ellen Pearlman) Cheerful Helpers Child & Family Study Center changed my life. It is the single most important intervention that Arizona has had to date. The program is a DIAMOND in the rough and unfortunately, the best kept secret in Los Angeles. If every child […]

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Spotlight : The Children’s Ranch Foundation

From time to time, I will highlight a program, resource or service in the special needs community that has become a great addition to our lives. This week, I will be sharing about a hidden gem here in Los Angeles – The Children’s Ranch Foundation, located in Atwater Village. The Children’s Ranch offers unique therapeutic […]

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