The Science of Happiness

Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 – 4th Annual Advance LA Conference

Join us for The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit.
Presenting cutting-edge research and best practices for young adults with autism, learning differences, and ADHD.

Young people with special needs experience the same benefits of positive emotions as their typical peers. Happiness broadens focus and expands thinking, improves the ability to problem-solve, builds physical, intellectual and social skills, counteracts negative emotions, increases creativity and boosts the immune system.

Happiness is not only intrinsic, it can be learned.  Our speakers will be presenting practical ways to foster and maintain happiness through the development of purpose, connection, optimism, and grit.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky

Keynote Speaker,
Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be hosted at the American Jewish University on Friday, May 1, 2015. This one-of-a-kind conference offers sessions focusing on the needs of transitional age young adults with autism, Asperger’s disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning difficulties, learning disabilities, and mental health issues including dual diagnosis.

The Advance LA Conference is open to parents, educators, clinicians, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Continuing education credits will be available.

View our presenters, including Keynote Speaker, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

Register now!

Exhibitor Tables and Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the 4th Annual Advance LA Conference, please contact Tamika DeCambra at 818.779.5198 or


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