Advance LA August 2023 Newsletter

August 2023 Newsletter

To our Advance LA Community,

Happy Summertime! We hope you and your family are having fun and enjoying the summer season!

In this month’s blogpost, we explore the nervousness that incoming college freshman feel about starting this new chapter of their lives. It is perfectly normal for young adults to feel anxious about starting college. In our post, we provide helpful coping strategies to help freshman gain a sense of control.

Advance LA’s mission is to help our clients advance to independent adulthood. Our Life Skills Coaches meet with their clients remotely, or in person, to provide support and guidance in areas including academics, executive functioning, time management, organization, social/dating skills, job/internship obtainment and maintenance, and independent living skills.

Please contact us at for more information.

Wishing you all the best,
Jeri Rochman, JD, MS
Program Coordinator
Advance LA

It is normal to feel nervous about heading off to college! It is a big transition from high school to college for all young adults and especially for neurodivergent young adults. Feeling nervous before freshman year is truly a universal experience. One way to manage anxiety is to gain control of things within one’s power. Teaching helpful coping strategies to incoming freshman is one way to get a handle on the anxiety.

Upcoming Events & More

Upcoming Webcast:


Unlocking Opportunities For Neurodiverse Young Adults

Wed., Aug 16th | 10-11am PT

This webcast will discuss the frequent question asked by parents of teens and young adults with special needs – “What happens next?”

Save The Date for the RV Arcade!

Wed., August 16, 6:30-8:30 pm PT

Join club l.a. for a fun-filled game night aboard an RV decked out with 46-inch LED TV’s! Hang with friends and show off your gaming skills. We will have dinner and dessert. Don’t miss out – register today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29. Fee: $35

Parent-to-Parent Support Group

Summer Break during July & August. We’ll be back Sept. 7 | 6-7 pm PT

Free online sessions for parents to connect, share stories & learn from one another. Parents will select topics and group leaders will facilitate discussions and offer guidance. Meetings take place the first and third Thursday of each month.

Dating & Relationship Coaching


Available now!

Advance LA now offers dating and relationship coaching for neuro-divergent young adults who are interested in learning the social skills involved in dating, as well as the communication skills required to maintain a romantic relationship. To learn more, contact Jeri

Life Skills Coaching

Virtual coaching available for academic, vocational, social, and independent living skills support (individual or group sessions). Contact us to learn more.

Lumina Couseling

Lumina offers insurance and private pay individual, group, couples, and family therapy to people of all ages, both in-person and online, throughout the Los Angeles area. Lumina believes that everyone has the right to be heard and to be guided to live their best possible life. For more information, please call 818-779-5100.


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 autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties and learning differences the experiences and opportunities necessary to lead a fulfilling adult life. We offer coaching services and support groups, as well as workshops and conferences for young adults, parents, and industry professionals.

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