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Are you interested in learning more about activities and educational information for your special needs individuals in Orange County? There are many great activities and events that you may not know about. We may enjoy food, go to a movie, go bowling, meet at a park, letting the kids play, go fishing, kayaking, surfing and so much more. I also schedule educational presentations that could benefit your family, such as info on ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, savings from businesses and so much more.

During the event, you may have time to discuss a recent challenge, network, discover solutions to a recent behavior or situation, mentor new parents of special needs kids, or just have fun. The idea is to allow parents and special needs individuals to get out of the house, to have fun and enjoy conversation with other parents that understand our situation, all while the kids play and have fun.

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Learn to Ride a 2 Wheel Bike!! - only 8 spots left

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This camp teaches individuals with disabilities to ride conventional 2-wheel bikes without training wheels, using a curriculum and ultra-stable trainer bikes from iCanShine’s iCanBike program. A core group of researchers, as well as adapted physical education specialists, have devoted years of time-tested research to enable individuals with special needs to overcome physical and mental challenges related to riding two-wheelers. There are a host of benefits: • Self-esteem • Peer inclusion • Improved health & confidence • Improved participation in family activities • Greater independence and transportation For more information about iCanShine’s bike camp program, please visit their website at: www.icanshine.org Camp Format: Training sessions last one hour and fifteen minutes per day. Campers attend the same session all week. Each camper will be assisted by 1 to 2 volunteer buddies who team up with their rider and are directed by the iCanShine staff. Family members are welcome to stay and watch from the observation areas. Rider Criteria: 1. You want to ride a bike independently and can attend Bike Camp all 5 days. 2. Age 8 (by 8/1/15) through adult (priority may be given to older applicants). 3. Able to walk without assistive device. 4. You can stand “side step” (think “straddling a bike to get on”). 5. You can pedal a tricycle or bike with training wheels. 6. You are willing and able to wear a bike helmet for 1 hour. 7. Minimum inseam of 20 inches and maximum weight of 220 lbs. Any height. What’s included: Use of adaptive bikes, specialized training, one-on-one assistance, a helmet and a t-shirt will be provided to each rider, along with a medal and certificate upon completion. During the Camp, staff recommend selection criteria for a suitable bike for each participant. How to Apply: Please complete the Bike Camp registration form and return it to UCP-OC ASAP. Once your space is reserved, your camp tuition payment is due to UCP-OC. Payment will confirm your spot in this year’s Camp. Check with your Regional Center on potential use of respite or other funds to help cover all, or a portion of, your child’s participation in this program. DSAOC Vendor# PM1261 We look forward to having your loved one at Bike Camp 2015! Thank you. Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14, 2015 Soka University, Aliso Viejo Camp tuition: $250 (Scholarships may be available. Contact Lisa Kerfoot at UCP [masked] for information on how to apply.) Apply NOW! Send your application to UCP-OC by Monday, May 18, 2015 United Cerebral

JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY AT THE BEACH Sept 12

1100 The Strand

You will need to go to the Best Day Foundations website to RSVP, to confirm availability. See link at bottom. We’ll have the following activities depending on conditions; Tandem surfing Body-boarding Stand up Paddling (SUP) Kayaking Beach Obstacle Course Fun Beach Games We provide all the gear needed for a fun safe day at the beach. You only need to bring your personal items such as a towel, change of clothes, etc. At the end of the day we provide a hot lunch for all of the kids who participated and our volunteers. We do not provide lunch for the participant’s families as it is too difficult for us to plan appropriately and adds to our costs. Also – we do not prepare special options for those with dietary limitations, if this affects you, please plan accordingly. We wrap the day up with a fun filled celebration of all the successes with our award ceremony where each participant receives a Best Day team surfer medal and goodie bag. Our Schedule: 7:30 AM Volunteers check in and get started with venue set up 8:30 Volunteer Meeting 9:00 Participants Check-in get matched with their beach buddy 9:30 All hands welcome/warm up exercises 9:45 – 12:00 Activities 12:00 – Lunch 12:45 Award Ceremony 1:00 Photos/Participants free to leave – Volunteers begin take down/clean up/pack up 2:00 All packed up and good to go Date: September 12 Time: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT Event Category: Los Angeles Event Tags: Los Angeles Organizer: Los Angeles Chapter Email: [masked] Website: https://bestdayfoundation.org/locations/los-angeles-county-ca/

2017 Disneyland® Resort Community Involvement Program
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Are you aware of this special program that Regional Center of OC sends out to their clients? It's a great discount to normal pricing. If you use the program through this Meetup posting, please RSVP so I know how many people it helps. You will need to contact your Regional Cener representative to get access. Here is some of the basic info about the program: Dear Community Involvement Program Guest, Thank you for your participation in the 2017 Disneyland® Resort Community Involvement Program! Please read this information carefully. We strongly recommend saving this information for future reference. Organizations and individuals suspected of abusing the program will be removed from the mailing list and will not be considered for future offers. This document contains: • Link to the Disneyland® Resort Community Involvement Program Online Ticket Store • Your Personal Entry Code • Ticket Prices and Dates • Ticket Order Deadlines • How to Order Disney’s eTickets Online • How to use Disney’s eTickets • How to Request a Refund • Who to Contact for Assistance To access the CIP Online Store visit a special website that Regional Center will tell you about. • This Entry Code is good for one purchase of a maximum of (6) six tickets per household • You can use the code to view the store multiple times, but once you have purchased tickets the code is no longer valid (even if you did not meet the six ticket maximum) Ticket Prices: • $57.00 each (ages 3 and over) for a 1-Day, 1-Park Ticket to visit either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park in one day • $85.00 each (ages 3 and over) for a 1-Day Park Hopper Ticket to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in one day • Parking is included in the ticket price • Each ticket includes a $2 service fee (already included in the ticket cost). The $2 service fee will not be refunded on unused tickets. Tickets are limited, so please order early Ticket Dates: • Week 1: January 9, 2017 – January 12, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)* • Week 2: January 17, 2017 – January 20, 2017 (Tuesday – Friday)* • Week 3: January 22, 2017 – January 27, 2017 (Sunday – Friday)* • Week 4: January 29, 2017 – February 3, 2017 (Sunday – Friday)* • Week 5: February 6, 2017 – February 9, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)* • Week 6: February 12, 2017 – February 16, 2017 (Sunday – Thursday)* * 2017 Block out dates include: 1/13 – 1/16, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/5, 2/10, 2/11 * Dates are subject to change without notice. Ticket Order Deadlines: Individual Orders Visitation Week Of: Order Deadline: January 9, 2017 - January 12,[masked]/04/2017 January 17, 2017 - January 20,[masked]/11/2017 January 22, 2017 - January 27,[masked]/18/2017 January 29, 2017 - February 3,[masked]/25/2017 February 6, 2017 – February 9,[masked]/01/2017 February 12, 2017 - February 16,[masked]/08/2017 How to Order Tickets Online: All ticket orders must be purchased online (there are no mailed paper forms) and are not available for purchase at the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Ticket Booths. Payment is due at the time the order is placed and is not processed until payment is accepted. Once a week is sold out, no additional orders will be processed for that week. Acceptable forms of payment for individual ticket orders include credit card and Disney® Gift Card (no cash or checks). Once a purchase is made, ticket orders cannot be changed or exchanged for different dates. Sincerely, Disneyland® Resort Corporate Citizenship

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