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FirstSteps on Diversity & Equity

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FIRSTSTEPS ON DIVERSITY & EQUITY

 

FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. values diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of our treatment model - in our service delivery with our clients, in collaboration with families and communities, and in our organizational culture and practices with our staff.

We strive to serve a diverse population of children and their families, and see a responsibility to address the issue of inequity in access to ABA services across different cultures.

We value the importance of employing diverse staff, and firmly believe that representation of different backgrounds, gender identities, races, cultures, and sexual orientations are integral to providing an equitable work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

As a service provider to children and their families, we believe that we have a responsibility and an opportunity to contribute to social change and contribute to a more kind and compassionate world by living our values of diversity and equity in all of our daily operations.

When we provide a more diverse learning environment for our clients and their families, we provide a more meaningful experience for all and contribute toward a more equitable future for everyone.

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FirstSteps is Seeking BCBAs!

fs logo 300pxFirstSteps is currently seeking BCBAs in THREE Los Angeles locations in West Los Angeles (Culver City), East Los Angeles (Alhambra), and North Los Angeles/Ventura County (Calabasas)! 

Seeking Program Directors:

Do you want to join a team that provides you with the opportunity to learn, grow, and work with the most organized and professional Behavior Analysts in the field? If you answered yes, FirstSteps might be for you! By joining our team, you'll become part of a talented group of clinicians who are committed to improving the lives of young children with autism and related disorders.

Our dedication and integrity help to make FirstSteps a dynamic place to work. We emphasize teamwork, honesty, and mutual respect. Most importantly, we strive to maintain a family atmosphere and fun working environment, which is fundamental to our success as a company.

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Teacher Appreciation Day 1Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! We are so honored to have the opportunity to work together with so many incredible educators and appreciate all that you do every day!

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Team FirstSteps Holds Second Annual Pier to Pier 5K Fun Run/Walk


FSFK5KTeam FirstSteps would like to thank everyone who came out to the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday, April 14th for their Second Annual Pier to Pier 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Autism Speaks. We were able to raise over $1,000! 

Thank you and we hope to see you again next year! 

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Open Jump at Pump It Up - A Sensory-Friendly Event

Join Pump It Up Torrance for a family night for kids on the autism spectrum and sensory sensitivities. 

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March's Center-Based Services Spotlight: Hermosa Beach!

March HB Center Based This month our kiddos receiving Center-Based Services in our Hermosa Beach Center will be moving their hands and their bodies with songs, games, crafts, and activities to the theme: "Feeling Lucky!" 

Their target skills for March will be focused on early learning, functional skill building, abstract building, and independent skill building. Our center-based services will utilize colors, sensory tacting, emotional regulation, self-regulation, sportsmanship, and perseverance in building all these skills. 

We are looking forward to seeing all the progress our center-based kiddos make this March! 

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Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese's!

Chuck E. Cheese's offers Sensory Sensitive Sundays on the first Sunday of every month! 

This special event for children with autism and other special needs starts 2 hours earlier than regular business hours and features: 

  • reduced lighting and noise 
  • offered food and games 
  • trained and caring staff

Click here for more information and participating locations. 

 

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Open Jump at Pump It Up - A Sensory-Friendly Event

Join Pump It Up Torrance for a family night for kids on the autism spectrum and sensory sensitivities. 

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Team FirstSteps Raises Funds for Thomas Fire Relief Efforts

Add headingIn December of 2017, Southern California was ravaged by historic wildfires. None as devastating as the Thomas Fire which scorched 273,400 acres of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties becoming the largest wildfire in modern California history.

Partnering with the Autism Society of California’s Ventura County chapter, our West Los Angeles center raised $1,300 for relief efforts for special needs families impacted by the Thomas Fire during their holiday fundraising campaign.

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January's Center-Based Services Spotlight: West Los Angeles!

This month, our kiddos receiving Center-Based Services in our West Los Angeles Center will be moving their hands and their bodies with songs, games, crafts, and activities!

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