September 2022 Newsletter

To our Advance LA Community,

As the hot summer days slowly start to cool down, and the beach days dwindle, and crisp fall days are around the corner – saying goodbye to summer can be difficult. We hope your summer was filled with fun, relaxation, and wonderful travels.

The fall months can be special as well. September brings new beginnings and a fresh slate. This month’s blogpost offers tips for college students about how to find academic success no matter the content of a class. Starting off on the right foot can set the tone for a successful fall semester.

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

A new school year brings new opportunities, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. For all college students, and especially neurodivergent college students, it is important to start a new school year on the right foot. Successful students tend to practice behaviors that translate to better grades – no matter what the content of a class may be. The following are secrets for a successful new school year.

Upcoming Events & More

Parent-to-Parent Support Group

Thurs., September 15th | 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.

Upcoming Webcast:

Learn About The Help Group: A Virtual Tour And Overview Of Our Schools

DATE: September 21st
TIME: 10am-11am

club l.a.’s Talent Show Night!

Thursday, September 22nd | 6:30-8pm
Cost: $25

Join old friends and new friends for an evening of fun! Dress up as your favorite celebrity and show off your talent – you can play an instrument, sing a song, show off your dance moves, dazzle us with a magic trick, or just come and support your friends. We will have dinner and dessert, sing karaoke and have a ball! Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29.

Follow Advance LA on TikTok!

Advance LA is now on TikTok! Follow us for all the great tips and tricks for parents of teens and young adults with special needs.

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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