Parent Advocate Support System (PASS)
PARENT AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
LET’S TALK LD ’s Parent Advocate Support System (PASS) is a way to pay homage to our beginnings. Let's Talk LD’s work, like many grassroots organizations, began with a group of like-minded visionaries sitting around a dining room table, identifying a set of problems, and hatching a plan.
Our PASS program allows us to build supportive communities, throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, that are more geographically specific. Greater Los Angeles is geographically dispersed and that presents some unique challenges to community-building. PASS will allow LET’S TALK LD members to meet informally, and provide support to each other in addressing more pressing issues related to parenting and family dynamics that are unique to families with children with learning differences.
Member families in the San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena, Glendale, La Cañada), the San Fernando Valley (Burbank, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks), the West San Fernando Valley (Encino, Tarzana), West Los Angeles, and Central Los Angeles (Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, Echo Park) will host monthly meetings focused on addressing psychosocial dynamics within families.
We are, of course, open to supporting families in other areas in the Greater Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.
Memberships are also available for Institutions and Community Groups. Details are below.
Let's Talk LD Membership Special Offer (Annual Memberships)
FAMILY | INDIVIDUAL
For ALL MEMBERS, special members-only rates for Let's Talk LD sponsored events, services, and products [EVENTS include Speakers' Series, Workshops, College Fairs, Networking Events for Professionals/Paraprofessionals, Professional Development Events for Professionals/Paraprofessionals, Seminars, Conferences. SERVICES include Parent/Caregiver Support Groups, Resource Fairs, Youth Academic and Social Enrichment services, Assistive Technology Fairs. PRODUCTS include Resource Guides, White Papers, Informational Fliers, Let ' s Talk LD merchandise]
FOR ALL MEMBERS, advanced notice and early registration for Let's Talk LD sponsored events;
FOR ALL MEMBERS Invitations to Let's Talk LD "members only" Professional Networking, Professional Development, Parent Education, and Youth Academic and Social Enrichment events;
FOR ALL MEMBERS, access to the Let's Talk LD CoP (Community of Practice) Portal (where you will find digital resources including the Let's Talk LD CoP Digital Resource Guide, important news and information, on-demand digital content, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, and live streaming digital content);
Copies of the Let's Talk LD CoP Resource Guide and access to Mini Resource Guides;
FOR INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS, institutional ad space in Let's Talk LD publications, to include the Let's Talk LD CoP Resource Guide and the Resource Table;
FOR PARENT MEMBERS, access to Parent Advocate YOU™ online courses
INSTITUTIONAL (Greater Los Angeles Area)
*One (1) 90-minute Professional Development or Community Event Annually;
*Staff and Faculty Attend All Events Free Annually;
*20% off of Family Memberships Annually;
*Priority Event Registration
COMMUNITY PARTNER (Greater Los Angeles Area)
*Institutional Member Benefits Plus;
*One (1) Additional Professional Development or Community Event Annually;
*Distinction as a Let's Talk LD Community Partner;
*Community Partner Mention
TO COMPLETE A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, GO TO:
Individual and Family Membership Application or Institutional or Community Partner Membership Application. After you complete the Membership Application, you will receive a link and instructions on how to remit payment.