STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Most of Southern California is either back in school or about to start classes.
Areva Martin, an attorney and the founder of the Special Needs Network, appeared on KCAL9 News to talk about this year’s annual Back-To-School Health and Resource Fair.READ MORE: Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision Strikes Apartment Building In Pacoima, Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Others Transported To Hospital
Martin said the fair is designed to bring the special needs community in Los Angeles together.
It is taking place Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Junior Blind of America at 5300 Angeles Vista Boulevard in South Los Angeles.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among LAPD And LAFD Well Behind County Residents
“Really it’s about community and giving families who have special needs kids an opportunity to come together,” she said. “There will be health screenings, immunizations, dental screenings and really special things for the kids, like haircuts.”
The fair will also feature a free legal clinic offering assistance from advocates and special education lawyers on how to navigate the school system.
Additionally, educational tools including iPads and computers will be raffled off. The event is free for guests.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Suspect Attacks CHP Officers In Simi Valley
The Special Needs Networks serves over 25,000 families. To learn more, click here.