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In this issue.......
LNB Programs:  Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Social Skills, Gymnastics, Aquatics, Birthday Parties, Tailored Services and MORE!

LNB Supported Programs:  Born This Way, EC Fitness, MFT Services

REACHability Foundation:  Tama Ora the Documentary, Gifts For A Cause


REGIONAL CENTER FUNDED PROGRAMS:
Social Skills, ABA & Tailored Services

All other services not listed above are considered PRIVATE PAY PROGRAMS

 
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TRUNK OR TREAT

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to start the party then with our annual TRUNK OR TREAT event!

Sunday, October 30th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
at the Westside Neighborhood School Parking Lot
5401 Beethoven St, Los Angeles, CA 90066

**This is NOT a drop off event
We do encourage costumes!

This year REACHability Foundation is offering the opportunity to sponsor a "trunk".  This means that (families) have the opportunity to show just how inventive you are!  For a tax deductible donation of $50 you can decorate your trunk in this years theme of Princesses and Villians, develop a fun game, dress up and make your mark.  Leaps n Boundz will provide you with prizes/candy for your trunk or for your game winners and if you'd like they will even provide you with the game. What do you get? A chance for you & your family to enhance this fun day, grow your sense of community and show us how crafty you are! 

Proceeds collected will go towards upcoming REACHability Foundation sponsored family events. 

If you would like to RSVP for the event please contact
Joclynn@leapsnboundz.com or call (310)821-0963

If you would like to sponsor a trunk through the REACHability Foundation, please email Aimee at
Aimeereachabilityvolunteer@gmail.com

Tama Ora

The film has finally concluded on the festival circuit and is now available for the world to see!  We are so proud to share Tama Ora, our "award winning" feature documentary about what's possible with individuals with autism, with our Leaps n Boundz and REACHability Foundation Communities!  Please take a look at the trailer and if you feel so inclined to download your own copy or to send on to your own community of family and friends, please do so!  Help us on our journey to educate more communities around us both Nationally and internationally.

EAT DRINK & CARVE PUMPKINS


Please join us for a family friendly
Leaps n Boundz Pumpkin Carving Party on Friday October 14th, 2016.  Bring your pumpkin and a pot luck dish along with your creative skills and show us what you got!

There will be a winning prize for the most Unique Pumpkin Carving or Pumpkin Painting!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to eat, drink, carve and paint!

The event will be held at:
Leaps n Boundz Community Center
2106 Pontius Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
6:00pm-8:00pm

Please RSVP Joclynn@Leapsnboundz.com or call (310)821-0963

**This is a great way to MAKE-UP any missed Social Skills Classes**

This is NOT a drop off event (no equipment will be open for play).  Parent must participate!

 

SPORTS FITNESS

with J.T. Moye’ of EC Fitness & Nutrition  LLC  

        Come be an EC-KID             

“EC Kids” stands for “Everything Counts for Kids.”  Our Sports Fitness classes will measure and monitor student’s balance, agility, strength, coordination and flexibility in order to keep parents updated on their progress. These skills will help kids, of all abilities, gain the confidence they can use to participate in whatever sport they choose.  EC Kids are also taught nutritional information through original music and popular tunes of songs they already know (Parodies).  We focus on nurturing the whole child! The combination of sport drills, child development, rhythm and music makes this one of the most innovative programs for kids in Los Angeles.

Birthday Parties at Leaps n Boundz

It's about time!  We cant tell you how many times we have been asked "do you do birthday parties?"  Well now we can say YES!  Yes, we do Birthday parties now.  Weekends are filling up fast with parties on the rise, so if you are interested, please let us know!  Contact us at Info@leapsnboundz.com and reserve your spot TODAY!  We will even throw in the use of our brand new kitchen!

Gymnastics

Schedule your 1:1 time in the gym before spots are full for the summer!  Class availability is picking up at our newest location in West LA.  Stop by for a visit, or call us to set up your initial consultation.  For more information about the Gymnastics Program, please call 310-821-0963 or email Tacara@leapsnboundz.com 
Gift for a cause & take
15-20% off your order
Tis the season for gift giving!  Crescent Moon Jewelry has designed 2 very special pendants in support  of both the REACHability Foundation & Leaps n Boundz.  A portion of all proceeds go to help continue funding for families who qualify for assistance.  Please take a moment and explore the possibility of sharing this very special gift with the ones you love and who continue to show their support for individuals of all abilities.  For 15% off the Brass or Silver pendants enter the code REACH15, and for 20% the gold pendants please enter the code AW15.  For more information about purchasing your own pendant or having a custom pendant made please visit www.crescentmoonjewelry.com to place your order now by clicking HERE!

Tailored Services for Adults

Leaps n Boundz is now a vendor with WRC for Tailored Services!  These services fall under 3 distinct areas (listed below)

Employment & Volunteer Placement
* Vocational assessments
* Career exploration
* Vocational training
* Job development, interviews, and placement
* Job coaching within allotted weekly hours
* Volunteer opportunities
* Volunteer placement with recognized 
non-profit
* Micro-Business or Self-Employment


Post-Secondary Education
* Adult Education, Vocational Certificates, GED
* Community College and C2C
* University (4-year)
* Supporting individuals in their pursuit of attending college, adult education programs, continued education, or trade schools.
* Enrollment and selection of courses and/or programs
* Accessing Disabled Student Services
* Participating in campus life
* Attending classes
* Completing course work and assignments


Leading an Integrated and Inclusive Life
* Completing an ecological inventory of their community (mapping their community)
* Memberships in groups, clubs, or teams with non-disabled peers sharing the same interests
* Enrollment in classes through libraries or local Park & Recreation Centers
* Membership in local fitness centers
* Maintaining health & exercise
* Participating in community opportunities using natural environments, offering integrated socialization experiences.
* Assertiveness and initiative training
* Personal safety training
* Interpersonal relationship development
* Problem solving
* Household and money management (paying bills/rent, cooking healthy meals, and maintaining a home)
* Maintaining health by accessing medical/dental services
* Accessing community resources (using public transportation, personal shopping, banking and generic resources)

To find out more about the program and how you can get your "adult" signed up, please contact
Maliaka@leapsnboundz.com or call 310.821.0963

ALISON BUNASAWA, LMFT

Finding the RIGHT Therapist can be a daunting and sometimes scary process!

Alison Bunasawa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience treating child, adolescent, and adult clients, and specializes in those with disabilities and their families. With over a decade of experience in Behavior Therapy, and as a former Director of a Behavior

Intervention Program, Alison utilizes a combination of modalities tailored to fit each clients’ unique needs. With a warm environment, an approachable demeanor, and an emphasis on the relationship with each client, Alison prides herself on making the therapy experience a positive one!

*Modalities: Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

*Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Learning Disability, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder.

*Improvement of Coping Skills, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, Social/Emotional Self-regulation, Sensory needs, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships.

*In-office, In-home, or classroom assessments and treatment depending on need.

*Sliding Scale Rates: Therapist discount for Graduate Students seeking personal Psychotherapy hours towards graduation or licensure. 

Contact: Alison Bunasawa, LMFT

(805) 637-2520

Alisonb.mft@gmail.com

Born This Way Season 3

You have waited long enough!  Season 3 was just picked up!  Make sure you are watching this Emmy award winning series.  You may even recognize a few of your Leaps n Boundz instructors.

*Please note this show includes services not funded by Regional center.  To find out what services are funded by Regional Center please refer to the top of the page "In this issue".

Happy Halloween!


Just as a reminder, we are CLOSED for programming on Monday October 31st for Halloween.  We will resume all classes on Tuesday November 1st!

Volunteer Opportunities through REACHability Foundation

Hi! My name is Aimee Oswald and since the success, warmth and community feeling of last years Holiday Potluck I've had the desire to grow our bonds as a community. 

I'd like to form and create a REACHability Foundation parent booster club (F.O.R Friends Of REACHability). My goal is to form a committee that will enhance the already wonderful events that the Leaps n Boundz team brings to us. I am looking for volunteers who would like to help me brain storm, develop and plan family activities. 

The objective of this group is to build community amongst special needs families with fun social activities, enhance the wonderful get together opportunities at Leaps n Boundz and do some fundraising for REACHability Foundation.  We are a community of parents who feel isolated much of the time- I feel it's important for us to get together and share our strengths. 

If you are interested in joining me please email me at- Aimeereachabilityvolunteer@gmail.com

Year Round Swimming

With 3 indoor swim locations and an outdoor site, we have something that will please everyone!  From recreational swim, to water safety instruction we will work with your family to set attainable goals.  We even have a competitive side if you wish to join our swim Team FROGZ .  We are currently swimming in Culver City, Santa Monica and Reseda.  Schedule your initial visit with Robert so you can solidify your summer spot before there is no more room!  Contact our main office at 310-821-0963 or email us at Robert@leapsnboundz.com

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