Kudos To Our Behavioral Services

Our team was delighted to have this wonderful note from a parent.

Hi M,

Just wanted to thank you for all your group has done for my son N. over the years. I wanted to let you know that he has a great team in place at his new school. They understand the benefits from collaboration like OCS and things are going well. I wanted to wish you the very best for your family and wish you luck with your newest addition in the works. Thank you for doing what you do, we were blessed to work with you.



Shellie’s Strategies and Support

Here are two more excellent resources.

This article discusses the huge impact good social skills has on academic success, which helps us validate why social pragmatics goals must be included for our students on the spectrum even when they have receptive and expressive language scores that are within the average range.


This website has a variety of helpful resources containing information on social-emotional development and tips for managing challenging behaviors.  Here is the link to TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center on Social-Emotional Intervention):


The handouts are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Happy October Birthdays!


Ayda Minasyan


Sylvia Torres



Alissa Marshak

Sharon McMillan


Aileen Salomon


John Creet

Joy Hawkins


Lena Manukyan


Brejon Harris


Terrika Andrews


Yaffa Sidikaro


Melvina Cayetano


Sona Terzyan


Jacqueline Samvelian


Rina Azaryan


Denise Chappell


Gor Vkhkryan


Lorencita Perlmutter

Stephanie Pettigrew


John Cervantes

Sonia Lewis

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













Greetings From Helen

A Warm Hello to All,

Our September get together was terrific.  It was wonderful to see everyone.  I know some of the information is dry, but is legally required.  I want to thank Shellie, Christie, Anthony, Olga and the entire administrative team for making it possible.  Literally, I just had to show up.

Everyone has been assigned to their responsibilities for this year or semester.  We have new staff and we want to welcome everyone.  I also want to thank all our “old timers” for helping new staff out.  It is heartwarming to see how “old” staff welcomes “new” staff with explanations, examples, stories.  Just wonderful!

We are busting at the seams in our Culver City office and are currently looking at options.  It is a process and I hope it won’t take us too long to resolve the issues.

As some of you know, we founded a “Non-Profit” called CELF and our mission is to obtain funds to be able to provide more therapy, family trainings and opportunities for your personal growth in educational research.  If you have any experience in grant writing, do let me know.IMG_1177

We are doing well, all of our programs are up and running.  We can always use more licensed, experienced, SLPs and OTs, as well as BCBAs.  Please think of us if you have the opportunity.

I want to wish all of you a very healthy and happy New Year or school year.  Please know that it is important to me that you find your work IMG_1176rewarding and that my door is always open with any question(s) or issues you may want to discuss.

These are new pictures of my grandkids, Ellie and Isaac!

Best, Helen