FirstSteps to Present at ABAI in Denver

FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. is proud to present at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Denver, Colorado. 

We would love to see you at one our presentations at ABAI. Join us at any or all of the following workshops and symposia:


Friday, May 26th

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Behavior Analysts: Behavioral Flexibility Training Within Your Scope – 8:00AM-3:00PM

THOMAS G. SZABO (Florida Institute of Technology), JONATHAN J. TARBOX (FirstSteps for Kids; University of Southern California ), EMILY KENNISON SANDOZ (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)


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Stephanie's Day Resource Fair - Saturday, June 10th

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FirstSteps invites you to join us at the 2017 Stephanie’s Day Resource Fair on Saturday, June 10th at the CBS Studios in Studio City!

A very special day for very special families, Stephanie’s Day gathers over 50 local resources to provide activities and information for families with children impacted by autism and other developmental disorders. Families in attendance of this free event will not only benefit from the plethora of resources but enjoy a full day of fun, food, and entertainment!

To learn more about how Stephanie’s Day was inspired, please visit:

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FirstSteps Raises Over $5,000 For Autism this year!

altFirstSteps helped to raise funds for Autism Speaks Los Angeles and Bay Area Walks as well as Autism Society of Ventura County's Aut2Run and raised over $5,000 this year! Over the past 12 years, we have raised over $160,000 in proceeds for autism education and research. In addition to the money raised, our staff enjoyed working with families handprint over 200 balloons, 40oz of paint and 20oz of glitter! We also held our first ever Pier to Pier Fun Run & Walk to help raise money for the Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk this year!

Our Hermosa Beach and West Los Angeles centers ran and walked between the Manhattan Beach Pier and Hermosa Beach Pier during the Pier to Pier Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, April 15th. Next, our North Los Angeles/Ventura County Center participated in Autism Society of Ventura County's Aut2Run on Sunday, April 23rd. Lastly, our East Los Angeles Center participated in Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, April 29th. 

Thank you to our families and staff who helped to shed a light on autism awareness and acceptance! 

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FirstSteps Pledges To Light It Up Blue!

liub 2017Team FirstSteps is proud to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness! 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism's prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. 

Join us and shed a light during World Autism Awareness Month and support World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. 

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Join Team FirstSteps at California State University Channel Islands

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 6.00.41 PMJoin Team FirstSteps at California State University Channel Islands and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day for their 6th annual Light It Up Blue 2017 event on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Cal State Channel Islands' Disability Resource Programs (DRP) hosts its global autism awareness event with a community resource fair from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and will feature lawn games, autism advocacy speeches, and a closing lighting ceremony until 8:00 pm. 

Free parking is available to the first 100 community guests who RSVP at

For more information, please contact Cal State Channel Islands' DRP office at 805-437-3331

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