Greetings From Helen

Greetings from our offices in Encino and Culver City, where Shellie and I have been busy meeting with staff to talk about next year. We have wonderful staff and I want to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to our practice. As we review staff performance, we are also reviewing our own performance to see if we’ve maintained our standards and focused on our goals and objectives for the practice.

All that we’ve strived for in the last year, would have been impossible without our wonderful administrative staff who schedules, bills, and makes sure that we are meeting all guidelines on a timely basis. I want to thank everyone for our association.

This year we received approval for a part of our company to become a non-profit. The acronym for our non-profit is CELF, which stands for Communication, Education, and Learning Foundation. We are planning to write grants to fund trainings for our staff, the families we serve, and our community. We also hope to fund raise monies so that we can provide services for those who do not qualify for reimbursement.

If any of you have experience writing grant proposals, please contact me at 818 788-1003. We’d love to have your input.

Believe it or not, we are starting to wind down our school based programs and are already looking at next year. I look forward to meeting with most of you before May. Anthony will be contacting our behavioral staff for their annual reviews.

We hope you are well, and please stay in touch with us.



Shellie’s Strategies and Support

Click the link below for the 2nd Edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms. The first edition resulted from a year-long collaboration among a group of experienced translators from parent centers who worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish speaking cultures in the western hemisphere and also Spain. Eng_Spa_Glossary-SPED

This next link is about Code Switching-Why it Matters and How to Respond.


Please let us know if these are helpful when working with clients.

Happy April Birthdays!

1   Rachel Delfin-Lopez


3   Daisy Valencia


4   Jeanne Greenberg

Ariel Caceres


6    Patty Ochoa


7    Michelle Conklin


8    Tami Delaney

Diane Vera


9    Lisa Samore


10   Jennifer Franklin


11   Judi Niver


16   Pazit Abramowicz


18   Marine Abadzhyan

Brianna Porter


23   Gayan Mardyan


24   Ivan Flores


25   Edgar Flores-Uribe

Joanna Olmos


26   Sarah Jacobson

We are delighted to make a donation to Autism Speaks for each SLEA employee birthday.