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Please join us at our Monthly Meetings, which are free and open to the public. Although our meetings are geared toward parents and families, professionals are also welcome. Typically, each meeting has a featured speaker who is an expert in some aspect of autism services. After the presentation is a question and answer period, followed by “mingle time” where attendees can chat informally with our speaker and members of our board of directors.

We also offer Newly Diagnosed Meetings, which provide information on the autism diagnosis, the assessment process, basic information about therapeutic options, detailed information on Applied Behavior Analysis including research studies, the discrete trial and the basics of behavior analysis, and an overview of school district and regional center legal responsibilities related to funding services for your autistic child. Our Newly Diagnosed meetings are open to any parent or family member, and there is no charge for attending. Please contact Maria Crawford at with any questions.

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Monthly Meetings:

Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Club Hall of Hermosa Beach:

2515 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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Newly Diagnosed Meetings:

Please contact Maria Crawford at with any questions. Below is a link to a presentation with an overview for parents of newly diagnosed children:

Newly Diagnosed.pdf


Disclaimer: Everything contained herein is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be misconstrued as legal, medical, or any other type of professional advice. Nothing contained herein is intended as a substitute for obtaining advice from your own medical and legal professionals. LA FEAT makes no promises, guarantees or implied agreements as to the accuracy or completeness of anything contained or referenced to herein, or how such may affect your family. Please seek out your own professional advice before making any decisions concerning your child.

Upcoming Events »

IEP Procedural and Due Process Rights (Monday, April 10 at 7pm)

IEP meetings are stressful. Please join us as we welcome seasoned attorneys Rosa K. Hirji and Bonnie Z. Yates to tell us how to prepare for IEP meetings and what...


Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) – Disorders that can Coexist with Autism (Monday, May 8 at 7pm)

Autism is not a one-size fits all diagnosis. Often times there are other disorders that can co-exist and contribute to the learning challenges of students with autism....


Beyond ABA – Unique and therapeutic activities to fill those summer months! (Monday, June 12 at 7pm)

We all know that summer can be daunting for parents of kids on the spectrum. You want them to get in as much therapy and academic learning as possible but they may...


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Kiwanis Club Hall, 2515 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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