Momentum supports over 6,500 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families across five counties in Southern California. Lifespan services are provided among the over 37 programs and service sites. Momentum’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of children and adults with disabilities and medical conditions

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika has brought the joys and benefits of sleep-away camp to thousands of individuals with developmental and physical disabilities since 1947. Campers enjoy a full range of traditional camp activities like swimming, horseback riding, talent shows, and arts and crafts. Their families enjoy valuable respite from the rigors of providing 24/7 care.

Established in 1982, Able ARTS Work’s mission is “Love Before Learning. Learn for Life”. Their vision is to provide life-long learning, community service, and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people with disabilities of all ages. Programs include: Adult Day Programs, Galleries and Exhibitions, Creative Health and Wellness Clinics, Accessible Art Workshops, and ArtBeat Radio. 

Achievable Health, founded in 1996, provides support to over 2,300 disabled individuals and their families. With a mission to provide integrated, high quality, whole-person care, it provides direct primary care, integrated behavioral health and enabling services, and addresses health disparities.

Exceptional Minds is an animation studio and digital arts school for young adults who fall on the autism spectrum. Exceptional Minds trains and places students in animation and visual effects jobs in the film industry. Going far beyond technical training, it teaches social and collaborative skills, helps students feel confident in their ability to succeed, and enables them to become more self-sufficient

ICAN California Abilities Network creates job opportunities, provides job coaching and preparation training, and helps find employment for people with developmental disabilities. With their recently launched Marketplace Initiative, ICAN continues to grow, improving the lives of more disabled individuals, empowering people with disabilities to say, “I Can”.

Manes for Movement was founded in 2018 in Rolling Hills Estates. Its mission is to help improve function and change the lives of individuals through the use of equine assisted therapies. It serves those with a variety of developmental, genetic and neuromuscular diagnoses, including children as young as 18 months old through adults 82 years young.                                  

Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) helps children with disabilities and medical conditions by providing therapies that increase their ability to live a more fulfilling and independent life. It serves children of all abilities, including those with an autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, developmental delays, orthopedic and neurological challenges, and sports related injuries.

Mychal’s Learning Place provides the support, training and opportunities to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to build their independence and pursue their goals and dreams. Services include an after-school program, Path to Independence Adult Day Program, Mychal’s Bakery and Coffee mobile coffee service, Saturday Enrichment and more.

Our Village, based in Torrance, helps children, teenagers and young adults with autism, ADHD, social anxiety and other social delays. Founded in 2015, it provides a variety of services that enhance friendship skills, social education, inclusion, empathy, and social and emotional wellness, as well as trainings to schools and the community.

Since 2008, SCL has funded innovative programs for students with special needs in South Bay school districts. These have included assistive technology, sensory equipment, and educational tools to meet the unique needs of students. Our goal is to provide opportunities, enhance learning, and increase acceptance of students with special needs within the general education setting.

Partners for Pediatric Vision turns possibilities into achievements for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. Providing a critical link between healthcare, education and support services, they help to increase a family’s understanding of their child’s visual impairment and to identify and partner with support services.

Ride to Fly provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities in a safe, nurturing environment, serving the South Bay since 1994. Riding exercises the spirit as well as the body. The horse has the wonderful ability to allow the rider to unconditionally bond and form a loving friendship, promoting trust. And perhaps most important of all... it is fun! 

Switzer Learning Center, founded in 1966, provides an innovative educational therapy program to students with learning disabilities, emotional issues, attention problems, and behavioral disorders. The Center serves students from elementary school to young adulthood. Students develop hope, belief in their abilities to change, and opportunities to achieve success in school and life.

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center was founded in 1983 to ensure that access to skiing is available to people with all types of disabilities. Believing that people are empowered when they undertake and succeed at challenging outdoor recreation, it runs an adaptive ski school at Bear Mountain Resort, in addition to adaptive water sports and summer camping programs.                             

We Are Brave Together strives to strengthen, resource, and validate mothers of children with disabilities and all unique needs through their difficult caregiving journeys. Its mission is to preserve and protect the mental health of caregivers by offering over 20 virtual and in-person support groups, weekend retreats, scholarships, education, supportive assistance, caregiver packages, and a podcast, “Brave Together with Jessica Patay.” Founded in 2017, their community has grown to over 2,350 moms in 50 states and 24 countries.