Advance LA June 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

To our Advance LA Community,

June is an exciting month as the end of the school year rolls into the start of summer time. Warm days continue into balmy evenings, people gather for barbecues, and everyone seems to be in a good mood. 

The Advance LA team congratulates all the graduates and we wish you joy and happiness as you embark on your next chapter. Advice is always given to graduates and we particularly like Arther Ashe’s suggestion, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur’s words dovetail with our Life Skills Coaching philosophy. Our Coaches meet their clients where they are and provide support to help our clients move forward in life. Our Coaches help our clients discover their unique gifts and talents so that jobs and internships can be obtained that match our client’s strengths. And our Coaches encourage our clients to help others by exploring volunteer opportunities.

Advance LA’s mission is to help our clients advance to independent adulthood. We provide virtual classes and club l.a. events that can provide an avenue for remote social engagement. Our Life Skills Coaches are able to meet with their clients remotely, or safely socially distance in person, to provide coaching in the areas of academics, social and emotional well being, executive functioning challenges and vocational education and support.

Please contact us at for more information.

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

From all of us at Advance LA, congratulations to the high school graduates! This is a huge milestone for a young person who has completed thirteen years of education. It is typical for high school seniors to experience mixed emotions as they participate in graduation ceremonies and parties. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and sadness, combined with relief, anticipation, and joy are all part of the normal graduation process. Parents too can feel emotionally overwhelmed as they observe their child achieve a milestone they might have only dreamed was possible.

Upcoming Events & More

Parent-to-Parent Support Group

Thurs., June 2nd and 16th | 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.

Live Webcast – Pride Month & LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychology

Tuesday, June 7th | 10-11am PT

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychology is a branch of psychology that embraces a positive view of LGBTQIA+ people and addresses the negative impacts of the biases and prejudices they may encounter. Join us for June’s live webcast where we will discuss ways to integrate Queer affirmative principles into clinical practice and to support your LGBTQIA+ clients and loved ones. Free to attend!

Summer Party (In-person!)

Thursday, July 21st | 6:30-8pm

Join old friends and new friends for an evening of summer fun! We will play games, sing karoke, have dinner and dessert, and have a ball! Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29.

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.


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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