Throughout the year, ETTA provides individuals with various intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome, and their families, as well as the community at large, with opportunities to enjoy fun, social opportunities that offer inclusion into the greater Los Angeles community, build relationships and learn new skills.
As one client said after attending a weekend retreat: “Thank you for including me this weekend. It was a totally new experience for me. I didn't know what to expect, and I was nervous. Everyone made me feel very welcome after the speech I made, which made me feel good. I enjoyed meeting new people, and I would like to participate again. I have wanted to be part of a group, but it has been hard to find places to fit in. Please thank the people at ETTA and the counselors who made this program so nice.”
From holiday parties to creative arts, from physical fitness outings to game nights, these events are designed to foster joy, friendship, inclusion, and community awareness.