April 01, 2021

Hello, Happy Mama: Family Life with an Autistic Child

Five Questions with Brittany Ryan

Local parents Scott and Brittany Ryan are business owners, parents of five, and part of the autism community in Kern County....more»
April 01, 2021

Benefits of Pet Ownership for Kids with Special Needs

Pet ownership can bring joy and happiness to any home. For children with special needs, particularly for children with sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, and social or behavioral issues, adopting a domesticated pet can provide wonderful benefits....more»
March 01, 2020

Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis): Bakersfield 2020

 On Saturday, March 28, join your friends, family, and other community members for Bakersfield’s Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at The Park at River Walk with one and three mile routes available....more»

February 01, 2020

Night to Shine Celebrates Young Adults With Special Needs

 CrossRoads Christian Fellowship partners up with the Tim Tebow Foundation to present Night to Shine, a prom night for young adults with special needs, held on Friday, February 7th, from 6 to 9 p....more»

January 01, 2020

Inclusive Employment and a Model to Follow

How Taft College's Transition to Independent Living Program is Bringing International Recognition for the Differently-Abled

Photos courtesy Mahea Maui, Taft College Foundation 


The town of Taft, with its population of fewer than 10,000 residents, isn’t an area always associated with international acclaim....more»

January 01, 2020

Ninth Annual League of Dreams Gala

The 9th Annual League of Dreams Gala will be held on Saturday, January 25th, from 6 p....more»

October 01, 2019

Unique Abilities: Autism in Kern County

Elijah Stevenson, age 10, is already making headlines for his unique abilities....more»
October 01, 2019

Bakersfield Celebrates "The Right Talent Right Now" at the Mayor's HIRE Luncheon

In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Helping Incorporate Reliable Employees (HIRE) will host Mayor Karen Goh’s HIRE Luncheon with the theme, “The Right Talent Right Now” on Tuesday, October 15th, at Hodel’s Country Dining....more»

October 01, 2019
October 01, 2019

How to Include Children With Autism

How to Include Children With Autism

Children not wanting to include Elijah and others like him is a major problem kids with autism face in both school and social settings....more»

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