Play for All Abilities at Southern California Children’s Museum

JULY 27: Play for All Abilities is meant to welcome and create space for children and families with developmental differences. These play sessions will feature limited stimuli and intentional programming.

Dates:
Location:
Southern California Children's Museum 459 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

All Abilities Celebration at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

JULY 29: Enjoy performances and engage with local community partners who highlight opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Dates:
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
Free

Autism Family Morning at Aquarium of the Pacific

AUGUST 13: Join the Aquarium for a special morning exclusively for families with children or adults with autism. The entire aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will open at 7am.

Dates:
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
$12

Make ‘m Smile SoCal – The Biggest Party Celebrating Kids with Special Needs

OCTOBER 7: Make ‘m Smile is a big party that celebrates kids with all types of disabilities (our VIPs) of all ages! It is filled with family entertainment, games, characters, animals, food, helpful resources from the community, and tons of smiles!

Dates:
Location:
America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark
Cost:
Free

Neurodivergent Family Night “Halloween” at Pretend City

OCTOBER 26: Celebrate Halloween by visiting stations for goodies. Event is specifically for families with children of all ages from the neurodiverse community and with other disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the public.

Dates:
Location:
Pretend City Children's Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Long Beach

OCTOBER 28: The event includes trick-or-treating, sensory activities, arts and crafts, mad science lab, performances, and more. Universally designed for children of all abilities.

Dates:
Location:
Long Beach Expo Arts Center 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
Cost:
Free

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach

OCTOBER 29: The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk rallies thousands every October for a fun-filled celebration at the beach, where families and friends gather to walk from Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of children with special needs.

Dates:
Location:
Manhattan Beach Pier 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA

L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow

NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 7: A nature-focused holiday celebration featuring all-new seasonal wonders, including Winter Wildlands with majestic pine trees, glowing ice crystals, snow-loving animals, views of the “northern lights,” and photo spots.

Dates:
Location:
LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
$18 – $35

OC Autism: Breakfast with Santa in Garden Grove

DECEMBER 16: A sensory friendly pajama party, only available for families living with autism and other disabilities. Come out and have breakfast with Santa, enjoy music, games, crafts and more.

Dates:
Location:
Atlantis Play Center 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove
Cost:
Free

Love & Literacy Event by OC Deaf in Irvine

MARCH 9: Enjoy ASL storytelling, free book giveaway, activities, snacks, and booths & resources.

Dates:
Location:
University High School 4771 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA
Cost:
Free

Special Needs Resource Fair in Sherman Oaks

APRIL 28: The fair connects parents and professionals with resources available to LA's special needs community.

Dates:
Location:
The Help Group's Autism Center 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA
Cost:
Free

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