September 2023 Newsletter

To our Advance LA Community,

Happy September! We hope you and your family had a fun and restorative summer season and we wish you a productive and fulfilling autumn.

In this month’s blogpost, we discuss the common experience of feeling a bit sad when summer comes to a close and not feeling quite ready to take on the busy days of September. We offer strategies to make the transition from summer to fall a bit more manageable. 

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

Professor Brene Brown summed up September with this famous quote, “In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year. The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.” September can often feel overwhelmingly busy after the lazy months of summer. Many of us find the it tricky to make the transition back to schedules, obligations and the stress of daily life. We offer coping strategies to ease your way in to September in hopes of making your transition a bit easier.

Upcoming Events & More

Join us for some Fall Fun!

Dates: Fri. Oct. 13th, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8
Time: 4-6pm PT
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Cost: $35 per event (includes snacks)

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon aboard an RV decked out with 46-inch LED TVs! Come hang with new friends, and show off your video gaming skills. Register before it sells out! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-24.

Halloween Party

Dates: Wed, October 25th
Time: 6:30-8pm PT
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Cost: $25 per event

Join club l.a. for our annual Halloween party! We will have fun-filled evening of spooky games and devilishly delicious treats – and we will rock the house down with Karaoke! Don’t miss out – register today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29.

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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