Upcoming Events

Join LSA at the following events! For more information, contact us at info@lsahomes.org.

2019 SFASA-Stanford Conference

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Li Ka Shing Center
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

The annual all-day conference aimed at the pragmatic informational needs of parents, caregivers and professionals who have the responsibility to support and help make plans for teens and adults with autism or related developmental disabilities. Featuring more than 40 speakers. 400+ attendees, information tables and sponsor tables.
Visit the Autism Society’s website for information.

Past Events

Art Collaboration: Art of Inclusion

Saturday, October 19, 2019
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Inspired by a collaborative children’s book created by a Santa Cruz minister and resident of Common Roots Farms; Life Services Alternatives, the Triton Museum of Art, and Archbishop Mitty High School have joined together in creating the “Art of Inclusion.” This art auction will showcase a selection of painting and drawings created by the students of Archbishop Mitty and residents of LSA. These pieces celebrate bridging communities together, striving to highlight the power of inclusion and collaboration within two diverse populations.
Contact for more info (408) 791 – 2584.
RSVP Here: bit.ly/lsaartcol

Autism in High Tech Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Comic-Con Teck Talk

TC6, 11th Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Tech on the Spectrum (Google Chapter) is hosting the “2019 Autism at High Tech” summit @Google SVL on October 17, 2019 to promote awareness regarding Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and encourage greater inclusiveness of individuals with ASD in tech work environment.

The summit will feature 3 fabulous speakers from Google and Stanford, who will discuss challenges faced by individuals on the Spectrum and by their family members, opportunities for individuals with ASD in Tech companies like Google, and ongoing research on neurodiversity. We will also have a panel discussion with individuals/family members on the spectrum who will discuss about their day-to-day work life, interview process, and what treatments/processes have helped them.

Please visit our website for full details of the event.

12th Annual Disability Awareness Day

Thursday, October 3, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
San José City Hall Rotunda & Plaza
200 E. Santa Clara Street,
San José, CA 95113

Disability Awareness Day was created 12 years ago to promote awareness and appreciation of people with differing abilities and to educate the public on the many challenges people with disabilities encounter every day by providing information and resources. This day celebrates diversity and strives to build an integrated community in which all people are equally valued. The event will include a resource fair with non-profit, government, & other local agencies, an art demo, games & activities, live stage entertainment, and food trucks for purchase. For more information or questions call 408.535.4901 or email rachel.davis@sanjoseca.gov

ESUHSD College & Opportunities Fair

East Side Union High School District

Monday, April 8, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Evergreen Valley High School – Cougar Hall
3300 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148
Representatives from colleges and universities, training programs, service providers, financial aid and adult day programs will be available to provide valuable information to parents and students about the many options available for students with special needs after they complete high school. The program is presented by the ESUHSD WorkAbility, Post Senior and the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.
Contact the ESUHSD for more info or (408) 347 – 5000

Gilfix and LaPoll15th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. sessions
Elks Lodge in Palo Alto
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Join LSA in Palo Alto for a free Community Special Needs Trust Seminar presented by attorneys, Mark & Michael Gilfix. Learn all about special needs planning, trusts, ABLE accounts, benefits, and more.
To register, go to: www.gilfix.com  or (650) 493 – 8070

special needs events

PHP Adult Transition & Services Fair

Thursday, March 21, 2019
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PHP, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
The fair is co-sponsored by PHP and it’s Parents of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities (PACDD) group, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), and supported by Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD), Milpitas Unified School (MUSD), and San Andreas Regional Center (SARC). This year’s fair is anticipated to provide students and parents from SCCOE Special Education high school and post senior classes and alternative schools, SARC clients, district special education personnel and transition classes, students 16+ and parents connected with all SELPA programs, and PHP members access to more than 80 agencies and resources.
Visit PHP’s event calendar for tickets & info.

special needs events

Transition to Adulthood Conference 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PHP, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
As the parent of an adult person who has a developmental disability and requires lifetime supports, you have many questions and face many decisions. Find direction, answers, dispell myths & rumors, and connect with other families.
Check out PHP’s website for more info.

disability awareness day events

11th Annual Disability Awareness Day

Thursday, October 4th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
San Jose City Hall Rotunda & Plaza
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Let’s celebrate diversity, awareness, and empowerment for persons with differing abilities.
The event will include a resource fair, activities, art displays and demos, games, food and live music!
Click here for more details

special needs events

The Special Needs Resource Fair

Saturday, October 20th
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
PHP, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
Parents Helping Parents in partnership with Special Needs Professionals of Silicon Valley will be hosting this free event for families with children ages 0 – 22 with special needs. Connect with more than 50 organizations, companies, and providers that focus on services for your loved ones.
Check out PHP’s website for more info.

2018 SFASA Conferenceautism events

Saturday, November 17th
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stanford University – Li Ka Shing Center
291 Campus Drive
Join LSA and hear Executive Director, Dana Hooper speak at the Spectrum of Choice conference.
Experts will address obstacles and opportunities for adults with Autism/DD.
Full-day tickets are $75 and include coffee and lunch; Afternoon passes (1-5pm) are $35 and include coffee.
Visit SFASA’s website for tickets & info.

Special Needs Resource Fair eventStepping Into the Future
Post-Secondary Transition Fair

Saturday, November 17th
Henry T. Gunderson High School
622 Gaundabart Lane
San Jose, CA 95136
The Joint Santa Clara County CACs (Community Advisory Committees for Special Education) will be hosting this free event for families of children with disabilities growing out of their school years. This transitional time into adulthood raises a lot of new concerns and the need for new resources. What are options with continuing education? Is there affordable housing? What vocational training suits my child? Is there a housing situation that will fit their needs? Are there day programs that will fit their needs? What support is there for finding jobs? What legal maneuvers are best for my child’s needs? What do I need to know about Adult Transition for my child? Is there more my service providers can do for us?

Resources throughout Santa Clara County and the State including the following breakout sessions:

  • Adult Transition – SARC
  • Conservatorship, Trusts and the Trend Toward Supported Decision Making – Special Needs Planning Group
  • Navigating Adult Life in This Age of Technology – EvoLibri

Please make sure you register here if you plan to attend the breakout sessions.