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Club LA Lounge – Winter Beach Party

A group of nine adults hung out at Club LA Lounge’s Winter Beach Party on Sunday, December 14th. The room was transformed into a comfortable indoor beach with splashes of blue, beach balls, sea shells, beach chairs, and a boogie board. As everyone relaxed and made new friends, many played Jenga, Uno, Connect 4, and […]


The Help Group's Advance LA announces 2015 Conference-The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit.

December 10, 2014- Los Angeles, California: Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of California – Riverside, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 4th annual Advance LA Conference. Dr. Lyubomirsky, along with other experts, will address this year’s theme “The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit.” Registration is now open for the […]


Club LA Recap – Speed Friend-ing

Twelve excited and sociable adults participated in Club LA’s Speed Friend-ing event on Sunday, December 8th. Participants talked with one another in pairs for five minutes each before switching to a new conversation partner. Keeping conversations short kept it lively and enabled people to quickly discover common interests. Topics included movies, music, games, and much […]


Club LA Recap – Video Game Tournament

Thirteen young adults gathered on Sunday, November 16, to participate in the Club LA Video Game Tournament. A huge thank you to RV Arcade who provided their truck packed with state of the art gaming equipment. Participants were not limited to just video games – several of our participants enjoyed board games, too! Everyone had a blast!


p2p Recap – Independent Living

We had 13 parents join Advance LA for our monthly P2P meeting on Monday, November 3rd. This special group meets on the first Monday of each month to share successes and challenges in supporting young adults in their transition to increased independence. Among several topics discussed, parents shared that their young adults may be ready for that next step of independence, to live in an apartment, but they were concerned that there would not be adequate supports.


Coaches work with their young adults in a creative, innovative, and enjoyable way. We have created specially designed interventions based on our years of experience with youth and families, as well as the most up-to-date research. Family Coaching P2P Workshops Conferences


As a professional working with young adults or teens with special needs, you know how hard it is to locate quality support services for your clients. Many times, clients with special needs may have acquired a number of skills, but have trouble independently implementing them in their natural environment without some additional support and guidance. […]


Young Adults

Are you ready to be more independent? Do you want to start a job? Go to college? We can help! No matter how prepared you feel it can sometimes be stressful to make those steps on your own, yet you don’t want to ask your parents for help every step of the way. 1-1 Life […]

About Advance LA

At Advance LA, we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” Our personalized program provides clients with the experiences and opportunities necessary to lead a fulfilling adult life. Advance LA is dedicated to providing resources, support, and training […]