You are cordially invited to join us at the 7th Annual Tools for Transformation: From Newtown to Our Town: Gun Violence and Safe Communities, taking place on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. The biggest conference of its kind in Los Angeles, Tools for Transformation is a two-day event that brings prominent local and state elected officials to participate on a discussion on critical issues, as well as renowned experts to provide families with cutting edge information and resources through a full day of classes and workshops.
We established this free annual event in honor of Autism Awareness Monthand to provide families with information, resources, education, and more.
Day 1 (Friday, April 12)
Radisson Midtown at USC
3540 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Meet prominent local and state elected officials, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders in a call-to-action to improve the health and wellness of children and families. This year’s event will tackle some of the most pressing concerns that are currently gripping nation, including bullying, gun control, and school safety.
The Advocates Summit will provide advanced training for leaders, parent advocates, and professionals to help build skills that improve organizational effectiveness. Centered around advancing social justice, experts from around the state will facilitate workshops and special guests will inspire and motivate, and help participants take their advocacy to the next level.
Day 2 (Saturday, April 13)
Junior Blind of America
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Tools for Transformation Parent and Professionals Conference
Activities include 16 workshops and seminars led by the country’s most renowned experts on accessing services, the latest medical and behavioral interventions, and jobs, book signings with special guest authors, plenary session, a networking luncheon, and an awards presentation for exemplary members of the community, including awards to outstanding students who have beat the odds to achieve success in their education and or career despite a disability.
There will also be a resource fair where families can connect with health service providers, disability rights attorneys, and other special needs professionals. Other activities include book signings with special guest authors, networking luncheon, awards presentations, and free give-aways and raffles including iPads.
FREE Registration at www.tft2013.eventbrite.com. This is truly a must-attend event for parents, advocates, and health care professionals, and we hope to see you all there!