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About Us

Special Needs Network, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization responding to the needs of children with autism and special needs and their families who live in the state's most vulnerable communities. We have forged collaborative relationships with key policy makers, philanthropists, and nonprofit organizations in order to ensure that we oer culturally sensitive programs that meet the needs of our target population.


AREVA D. MARTIN, ESQ.

President + Co-Founder SPECIAL NEEDS NETWORK, INC


Signature PROGRAMS


SNN Street Team


Legislative Breakfast


Stepping Stones


Equality for Our Kids


JPAC Joe Patton Academy Camp


Back2School Health + Resource Fair


Christmas Care

Exchange + Toy Giveaway Brunch and Dinner with Santa


Tools for Transformation


Center for Autism + Developmental Disabilities


SNN BOARD OF DIRECTORS AREVA D. MARTIN, ESQ.

President + Co-Founder BONNIE BERRY LAMON, ESQ.

Vice President SONJIA D. WHITE, ESQ.

Secretary

ANSHU BATRA MD, F.A.A.P YVETTE CHAPPELL-INGRAM RAHEL Z. MENGISTE RANDY MILLER, ESQ. DARYL OSBY SHAMYA ULLAH JANINE WATKINS-IVIE, ESQ.


SNN ADVISORY BOARD ADAM BRUNO GEORGE C. FATHEREE III DR. B.J. FREEMAN PAT GRAYSON-DeJONG CHERYL GULLY, LCSW JARON HAMLETT, SR. COREY HARRIS

MONICA HOLLOWAY GAIL LARA OSCAR MADRIGAL REV. CECIL L. MURRAY REV. VANESSA USSERY ARSHYA VAHABZADEH, MD


GALA CHAIR

BONNIE BERRY LaMON, ESQ.


HONORARY GALA CHAIRS

HON. MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS HOLLY ROBINSON-PEETE


MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Sean Kanan

Actor on The Bold and The Beautiful


HONOREE Innovators Award

Emmy Award-winning Daytime Talk Show


HONOREE Vanguard Award

Henri R. Ford, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Vice President and Surgeon in Chief


HONOREE Game Changer Award

Les Ybarra

Executive Director of Southern California Blue Cross/Medicaid

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS


HONOREE Game Changer Award

Alva Adams -Mason Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations

TOYOTA


MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Crystal Starr &

The Bowties


Empowering communities

What makes a strong community? Connecting people with good jobs, creating opportunities for all, advancing education and promoting the responsible use of technology.

Because empowering your community is what drives us, we proudly support the efforts of the Special Needs Network and the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. Š 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group is proud to congratulate

Vice President and Surgeon in Chief Henri Ford, MD, MHA, recipient of the Special Needs Network’s Vanguard Award. Thank you for your tireless efforts to create hope and build healthier futures for children everywhere.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF Lawyers You Can Trust, Experience that Gets Results TONIGHT’S HONOREES. practicing with vision Quality legal counsel is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. FACEBOOK.COM/MARTINMARTINLLP WWW.MARTIN-MARTINLLP.COM


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF TONIGHT’S HONOREES. Quality legal counsel is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. FACEBOOK.COM/MARTINMARTINLLP WWW.MARTIN-MARTINLLP.COM


Congratulations! Special Needs Network on their 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars celebrating Innovators and Game Changers. My warmest congratulations to tonight’s Curren D. Price Jr. honorees. Councilmember District 9 - “The New 9th”

Best wishes.


Congratulations! Special Needs Network on their 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars celebrating Innovators and Game Changers. My warmest congratulations to tonight’s honorees. Best wishes.


THE TODD GROUP

proud to be the event manager for the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. www.thetoddgroup.net 310.649.6040


THE TODD GROUP

proud to be the event manager for the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. www.thetoddgroup.net 310.649.6040


THE TODD GROUP

proud to be the event manager for the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. www.thetoddgroup.net 310.649.6040


THE TODD GROUP

proud to be the event manager for the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. www.thetoddgroup.net 310.649.6040


THE TODD GROUP

proud to be the event manager for the 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars. www.thetoddgroup.net 310.649.6040


Congratulations to this year’s honorees

The Doctors • Henri R. Ford, MD

Les Ybarra • Alva Adams-Mason

Brilliant & Bold Lawyers We are pleased to support Special Needs Network and all its programs which benefit our community.


Brilliant & Bold Lawyers


Behavioral Autism Therapies (B.A.T.) “Making a Difference in the Community, One Family at a Time”

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Intensive Behavioral Intervention Service Provider Diagnostic Testing Center for Autism Conducting Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs) and Licensed Psychologists on staff Services provided in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Tagalog Certified Non-Public Agency with Department of Education Serving regional centers and school districts in Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and the Inland Empire Accepting all major insurances Contact Us: Larry Humphreys, M.A. BCBA Office: (909)483-5000 Fax: (909)483-5044 Email: info@behavioralautismtherapies.com www.behavioralautismtherapies.com


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

A Private University with a Public Mission Medical Education Program (MD) Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medicine Urban Public Health (MPH) Radiologic Technology Biomedical Sciences Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to FNP) Physician Assistant Program Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts Master of Science in Nursing, Advanced Nursing Education Master of Science in Nursing, Post Master’s Certificate Entry Level Master in Nursing

CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

Salutes Special Needs Network, Inc.

11th Annual Evening Under the Stars We also Congratulate

Vanguard Award Honoree Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA Vice President and Surgeon in Chief Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Apply Today: www.cdrewu.edu/apply | 1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059 | p: 323.563.4839 f: 323.568.3339 | admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu


Together, We’re Generating More than Electricity Edison International is proud to sponsor the Special Needs Network, Inc.’s 11th Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Fundraiser and Awards Show We congratulate tonight’s honorees. LIFE. POWERED BY EDISON.


Thank you UPS for your ongoing support!


Thank you UPS for your ongoing support!


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Red Carpet Host

Venue

Dance Choreography and Tribute

Floral Arrangements and Event Decor

Event Management

Wine Sponsor

KARAMO BROWN

EDYTA SLIWINSKA

THE TODD GROUP

SONY PICTURES STUDIOS

DONNA ROBINSON

BONY PONY RANCH FOUNDATION


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Art Work for Silent Auction

Social Media Correspondent

SNN CAMP JPAC CAMPERS

BRIAN ROSS ADAMS

Public Relations

Photography

ANTHONY TURK AND TURK ENTERTAINMENT PR

LEROY HAMILTON DEBRA SIMMONS

ANNA FUSON AND RED SEA ENTERTAINMENT

Video Clips Compliments of THE DOCTORS AND CBS DISTRIBUTION


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS A Special Thanks to OUR AMAZING PARENTS, VOLUNTEERS, GALA COMMITTEE, THE YOUNG MEN OF BETA GAMMA NU AND THE SNN STAFF THAT WORKED TIRELESSLY TO MAKE THE EVENT AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS.


THANK YOU

See You Next Year!


11th Annual Evening Under the Stars