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Causes: Education, Special Education

Mission: Enhance our children's individual capabilities and foster their independence. Our licensed therapists provide services to over 1,100 children each week at our fun-inspired state of the art clinic in torrance and at 65 schools across los angeles county. We provide services to children ranging in age from toddlers to young adults. Comprehensive assessments, customized intervention, family support and consultation services are available to our clients and the community. Pediatric therapy network also offers many multidisciplinary programs designed to create valuable learning and life experiences for children with special needs to help them participate more fully in the community. After sixteen of providing resources to thousands of families across los angeles county, we look forward to realizing our vision of becoming a cutting-edge nonprofit organization that answers the call of one of the community's most vulnerable populations.

Programs: Therapy services: ptn is proud of our highly skilled team of over 55 occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who provide individual and group therapy to over 1,100 children each week. At schools throughout los angeles county and at ptn's state-of-the-art therapy clinic in torrance, ca. Ptn's therapists provide family-centered and trans disciplinary programs to children with a wide variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities and other developmental delays. All programs emphasize parent participation and long range planning to support families to help their children achieve their highest potential and to lead happy and successful lives.

early head start:a federally-funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Their mission is: -- to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, -- to enhance the development of very young children, and -- to promote healthy family functioning. Government grant revenue totaling $1,084,860 has been reported on part viii, line 1e.

early childhood development and intervention programs:ptn provides a range of early intervention programs that facilitate optimal development for all children. Parents of babies and toddlers participate in groups aimed at increasing knowledge and skills for supporting every child's own unique developmental trajectory. Our team of specialists including teachers, social workers, infant mental health specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists provide consultation to promote healthy development in all areas, as well as direct therapy to help children with delays and challenges.

research and education:ptn is committed to monitoring and participating in ongoing research and advancements in knowledge related to pediatric therapeutic practices that enhance the health and well-being of all children and their families. The education, research and professional development department facilitates development, collaboration and participation in a variety of research related projects as well education conferences, trainings, and products. By continually staying abreast of cutting edge practices in the pediatric therapy field, pediatric therapy network strives to provide the highest quality services and best outcomes for children and their families. Camp escapades:under supervision of therapists, over 190 campers and 300 students performing community service hours gather each august at camp escapades. The inclusive day camp is held in the south bay and children with special needs and without enjoy painting, music, sports, games, dance and water play over a three-week period. Community outreach/program development:ptn has historically cultivated relationships and collaborations with various partners in our community including corporations, foundations, government agencies, volunteer groups, city of chambers and other nonprofits. These partnerships have enriched what we are able to offer the families we serve as well as helping us sustain our variety of services. Social skills and community integration:the social skills and community integration department offers programs that foster meaningful participation in social activities and encourages friendship building. Buddy club is a program which emphasizes social skills within a group of children ages 4 through 12 years who may have challenges making friends or communicating as a result of their respective delays. Ptn's social skills department also provides after-school programming for teens through my place which offers fun activities with peers as well as educational workshops.

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PTN is an organization founded by occupational therapists and centered around OT. today, they also offer PT and speech therapy, early intervention, and an Early Headstart program. The wealth of offers for families is incredible. From individual therapy to groups like Buddy Club, a social skills group, Leaps & Bounds, their center-based Early Intervention program where therapists are integrated into the educational groups with almost 1:1 ratio between kids and caregivers, to inclusive hiphop dance classes to Toddler Talk, a parent-baby group in the morning that facilitates exchange among parents with young children with disabilities while providing expertise and ideas, to the great idea of "rendezvous respite", the monthly babysitting program that allows parents of children with disabilities to go out on a Saturday night and know their kid is in good professional hands. Maybe I have forgotten some of the offers this organization provides to families... pTN's speciality is sensory integration, a child-centered developmental approach to understand a child's development and behavior, asking why the child is behaving or developing in a specific way. This approach is especially helpful for children withnlearning disorders, clumsiness, difficult behaviors, Hyperactivity, attention problems, and autism spectrum disorders.erapists are very dedicated but waiting lists may belong.