Events

FirstSteps & the Law Offices of Bonnie Z. Yates Present: Intensive ABA - Effective & Attainable!

Please join us for a Complimentary presentation on ABA & Securing Insurance Funding on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 PM in Thousand Oaks.

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Hosts 7th Annual Halloween Hop

FirstSteps had a wonderful time at our 7th annual, fantastically frightening, Halloween Hop! The FirstSteps Team decorated the offices and set up visiting areas providing kids with social skills opportunities by practicing Trick-or-Treating and enjoying themed activities with their peers. Everyone was dressed to the tens: from robots, to mummies, to Iron Man and Captain Jack Sparrow! FirstSteps families and team members enjoyed a festive day that lent itself wonderfully to many fun, productive sessions.

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Chivas USA Heart Soccer Camp: A Success!

The FirstSteps Team proudly joined the Los Angeles National Soccer League Team Chivas USA, and Autism Speaks to host the first annual HEART Soccer Camp for children with Autism and related disorders. Along with their siblings, the kids enjoyed a face painting, 60-minute soccer clinic and mini soccer scrimmages on official fields at The Home Depot Center. We had a FANTASTIC time at this event and cannot wait to lend a hand for many more years to come. A big thank you to Chivas USA for hosting the event, Autism Speaks for helping spread the word, McDonalds and Coca-Cola for providing a healthy snack of apple slices and water and the following businesses for graciously donating to the children's gift bags: Whole Foods Market, Pages: A Bookstore, AdventurePlex, and Murad Skin Care.

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FirstSteps & Autism Speaks Join Chivas USA for Heart Soccer Camp for Children with Special Needs

Los Angeles National Soccer League Team, Chivas USA, has asked FirstSteps For Kids and Autism Speaks to join their HEART Soccer Camp this Saturday, September 23rd at The Home Depot Center in Carson. This Chivas USA's HEART Soccer Camp was created to provide a fun, active and safe day for children with Autism and their siblings. Our wonderful Therapeutic Instructors will be volunteering throughout the day of the event to make sure all of the participants enjoy a safe and gratifying experience. This is a complementary event! To attend, please register by calling Amy Cusack at (310) 374-3300. All participants will receive a goodie bag including a commemorative T-shirt and two tickets to an upcoming Chivas USA game.

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FirstStep Proudly Joins the Special Needs Network for their 6th Annual Back to School Inclusion Event & Health Resource Fair

FirstSteps was pleased to join the Special Needs Network for their 6th Annual Back to School Inclusion Event & Health Resource Fair. Hosted at the Junior Blind Center of America in Los Angeles, the FirstSteps team joined others organizations providing an activity filled day for the Autism community. The FirstSteps booth featured our signature Pencil Pinwheels activity and the children left with a fancy new pencil for the upcoming school year. We are proud to be affiliated with the Special Needs Network and thank them for constantly advocating for children with developmental disabilities.

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FirstSteps Enjoyed a Beautiful Summer Day with the Community at the Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale and Dine Around Town

Team FirstSteps has a wonderful time at the Hermosa Beach Event this past weekend. We brought all the supplies for the perfect pencil pinwheels and assisted lots of kids make a special treat to take home. We had a truly fantastic day lending a helping hand to our community.

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Join FirstSteps at Hermosa Beach's Summer Sidewalk Sale & Dine Around Town on August 20th!

FirstSteps for Kids is excited to announce their participation in Downtown Hermosa Beach's Summer Sidewalk Sale and Dine Around Town Event on Saturday, August 20th from 10-6 pm. Hosted by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, the summer event will feature a children's entertainment corner, live music, shopping local stores and dining. Stop by and make a pencil pinwheel with FirstSteps Volunteers – a perfect treat to take home for the first day of school! The Kids Corner will be located on the Hermosa Beach Pier offering a variety of activities!

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FirstSteps Joins Aquarium of the Pacific for Autism Families Night

FirstSteps was pleased to join the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach earlier this week for Autism Family Night! Our team joined others organizations to lend the autism community a wonderful array of resources while enjoying all of the Aquarium's exhibits after hours. We had a wonderful time at the Aquarium and look forward sharing more sensory friendly events with our families!

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FirstSteps Proudly Participates in 7th Consecutive Walk Now Benefiting Autism Speaks

Team FirstSteps proudly participated in their 7th Walk Now for Autism Speaks on April 23rd, 2011 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The family-friendly event was well attended by FirstSteps staff and families alike, as we all enjoyed decorating our signature FirstSteps glittery handprint balloons with hundreds of children. As always, our team worked hard to help raise funds for autism research and increase awareness of the prevalence of autism. We are proud in our successful fundraising efforts, raising $11,190 this time around, bringing us to a grand total of over $90,000 for Autism Speaks. Way to go FirstSteps! We cannot wait to see what our efforts will bring in 2012.

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FirstSteps Presents at the 29th Annual Western Regional Conference of CalABA

CalABA Annual Conference. calaba.org

The 29th Annual Western Regional Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, was be held in Burlingame, CA, February 17-19. FirstSteps Program Manager, Heather Steffani, M.S., BCBA, presented her research on the acquisition of listener behavior.

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