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26th Annual Access Awards Luncheon

In recognition of October as “Disability Awareness Month,” the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities will hold its 26th Annual Access Awards Celebration on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Commission will honor individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions and/or have promoted equality and accessibility for people with disabilities.  Please show your support by becoming a sponsor or donor at our 26th Annual Access Awards Luncheon scheduled for

Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Omni Hotel, located at 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California.

As the Commission is a non-profit organization, we depend solely on the proceeds from the Luncheon and the financial generosity of our corporate friends to sustain this worthy program.  In‑Kind Donations are also welcomed and appreciated.

   "Disabled ….Does Not Mean Unable"  

Save the Date Flyer


2017 Access Luncheon Invitation


Mail In DEADLINE for Luncheon Registration - OCTOBER 2, 2017  

* Payments MUST be received in the Commission on Disabilities Office by Tuesday, October 10, 2017

* Federal Tax ID #95-6000-927

  Make your check payable to:

Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities

500 West Temple Street, Room B50

Los Angeles, CA 90012  

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Rancho Spinal Injury Games

Rancho Foundation and Rancho Wheelchair Sports hosting the "Spinal Injury Games" at Rancho Los Amigos.

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

7601 E. Imperial Hwy, Downey, California 90242

Come and participate at Rancho Los Amigos’ Annual Spinal Injury Games on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in front of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center on the Erickson Bridge near Downey Courthouse. Please park at the Downey Courthouse (7500 Imperial Hwy. Downey, CA 90242) 

Please sign up on www.ranchofoundation.org/sig
Spread the Word and try to sign up before September 15th, 2017 to guarantee a free shirt! 
On-Site registration will be available the day of the event

All participants will be receiving FREE lunch and shirt!!! Everyone needs to try out the adaptive rock climbing wall and Body by Ken Challenge!!!

Volunteers NEEDED!! Sign up on www.ranchofoundation.org/sig

The annual Spinal Injury Games are designed for the beginning or novice wheelchair sports enthusiast. They provide an excellent opportunity for participants to experience a variety of wheelchair sports. This event allows the individuals to actively participate in meaningful life-fulfilling leisure pursuits, thus acquiring a vast knowledge of opportunity and resources which contribute to a greater quality of life and overall health maintenance. The SCI games are free to register and all registered participants receive a free T-shirt and lunch. Additional lunches may be purchased by family and friends.

WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
PLACE: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Erickson Bridge in the front of Rancho Los Amigos by Downey Courthouse) Please Park at the Downey Courthouse!!
7500 Imperial Highway
Downey, California 90242

Register by September 15th, 2017 (to receive a free T-Shirt)
Visit: http://ranchofoundation.org/sig to register

Questions contact Tiffany Yonemoto at
Phone: (562) 385-6322 / E-mail: SIG@rancho.org

Event Schedule
09:30am - 01:00pm Registration (Downey Courthouse Parking Lot)
10:00am Welcome Address
10:00am - 11:00am Handcycling, Quad Rugby, Hockey
10:00am - 02:00pm Rock Climbing, Football Accuracy Throw, Wheelchair Obstacle Course
11:00am - 12:00pm Football, Tennis, Powerchair Relay
11:30am - 01:30pm LUNCH
12:00pm - 01:00pm Basketball, Body by Ken Challenge (Bench press, Rickshaw, & Wheelies)
01:00pm - 02:00pm Wheelchair Obstacle Course, Wheelchair Race

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Dance for Inclusion "Flash Mob"


#DanceForInclusion Concept

Though we are all human beings and share common human experiences and emotions, we are all infinitely unique: different DNA, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, identities, tastes, looks, interests, etc.  And though we are each unique, we all have a need to be included, and deep down we all have a strong desire to include others.  However, even in a diverse country like the USA, there is still much exclusion and discrimination, and we oftentimes see inclusion advocacy practiced through bitterness and violence.

#DanceForInclusion (initiated as #InfiniteInclusion in Nov 2016 and renamed #DanceForInclusion) is a social movement lead by Infinite Flow - A Wheelchair Dance Company to mass market inclusion through dance and innovation, creating infinite opportunities.  #DanceForInclusion refers to inclusion in a broad sense.  It’s not only a movement advocating for people with disabilities, but also about advocating for other minorities groups (different ethnic & religious groups, LGBTQ, etc), as well as simply including someone at the lunch table or in a conversation at a party.  It’s about breaking down barriers everywhere: at work, school, media, entertainment, pop culture, politics, literature, beauty, employment, travel, architecture, transportation, city development, etc.

Purpose: To raise awareness on the importance of inclusion, diversity, and accessibility with a #DanceForInclusion flashmob & #BeInfinite

When: Sun Sept 24, 2017

Tentative Schedule (Please sign up above to receive all updates)

10am  Check-In, get your #BeInfinite shirt, and Meet & Greet @Rose Room (6 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291)
11am-3pm Rehearsal @Rose Room (lunch served during break)
3:15-3:45pm1 mile stroll to the Boardwalk (Winward Plaza)

4pm  Dance our hearts our with the #DanceForInclusion FLASHMOB!!!

Fee: FREE   

Participation Includes:

- FREE #BeInfinite T-Shirt

- Lunch

- Tons of Fun 

**The flashmob will be filmed.  All participants will be required to sign a media & liability release.


Rehearsal Location: Rose Room 

Rose Room (6 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291)


Flashmob Location: Venice Beach Board Walk - Winward Plaza

Cross streets of Ocean Front Walk and Windward 


What to Bring/Wear (be sure to sign up so you get the latest info):

  • Wear comfortable clothing.  At registration, you will receive a the official #BeInfinite shirt
  • Bring Water.  (We will provide lunch & snacks)
  • Keep your personal belongings minimal.  
  • Bring your friends to participate
  • Bring your big smile and great energy


If you have questions, contact Marisa Hamamoto at 949-267-8751 or InfiniteFlowDance@gmail.com.  

Volunteers & Sponsorship:

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the #DanceForInclusion Flashmob on Sept 24, contact Marisa at 949-267-8751 or InfiniteFlowDance@gmail.com.  


Marisa Hamamoto





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Pushrim in the Park

Join PUSHRIM for there 3rd Annual Pushrim in the Park Fundraiser. There will be food, raffles, music, and vendors. Your $10 donation at event will get you a meal and a raffle ticket. Helping us raise funds for our disabled community. With your support, we will be able to strengthen and grow our outreach that will make a tremendous impact on those in need. Please share our event to everyone. We are looking to double our fundraising efforts this year, But we need your help! You make a difference. Hope to see you all there. Thank you for your continued support.


Apollo Park  12544 Rives Ave Downey, CA 90242

More Information - http://www.pushrim.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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