Welcome to REACH

Founded in 1969, the Resource for Education, Advocacy, Communication, and Housing (REACH) is a private, non-profit organization that supports individuals with a variety of lifelong disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and related medical and/or behavioral disorders. Our history of achievements is the result of strong community and family support and an organizational culture that continually seeks to remove barriers and change the limiting cultural stereotypes long associated with this population. REACH currently serves people in the Southeast Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and North Orange County areas.

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Fly with us on October 3!

OSFA-logoTitle: Open Sky for Autism
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Description: Open Sky for Autism will be taking flight on October 3, 2015. Air Hollywood and REACH are excited for our next experience! The program is designed for individuals with Autism, and their families, to help rediscover the confidence, comfort, and enjoyment of air travel.

Open Sky for Autism allows for vital acclimation, repetition, and supervision during a commercial airport and passenger flight simulation. REACH, with the support of volunteers, will be providing expert, hands-on assistance at each of our stations ensuring a safe, educational experience.

We invite you and your family to join us for this special event. To make your reservations for October 3, 2015, please go to http://airhollywood.com/opensky/. You will be directed to our reservation site to make your reservations and payment. There is a (non-refundable) charge of $10 per person. Lunch is provided as well as this amazing experience!

Date: 2015-10-03

WAPADH Changes its Name to REACH

REACH intro letter

Symposium 2015

“My Voice, My Future…”

Supporting Communication

Thank you to all who were involved in this amazing event!  Your hard work, determination, passion for communication, and joy inspire us daily…you are the reason we do what we do…

slpaWest Coast Communication Symposium

July 23-25, 2015


“It was great meeting Spencer and his family. He did awesome, yesterday he typed independently while standing and then while sitting-squatting on the floor.  He’s a great guy and so open to teaching others!”

“I had to tell you how much we loved the conference.  I am so proud of Spencer. He typed with his dad and Janine and had a conversation with another boy. Totally awesome!! His dad is over the moon. The fact that he made it through all 3 days was also amazing.”

“…very inspirational seeing all of the typers together…”

“Well done!”

“Thank you, Victoria”

“Thanks for giving Otto a future! What an amazing experience. Thank you to all those responsible for such a great conference!”

Click here for a ‘taste of our communication symposium’ video

Click here to go to the Symposium 2015 page for pictures, videos and handouts from the conference 


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