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Inclusion and Special Education
Elementary to Post-Secondary Education

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


Berkshire Hills Music Academy
48 Woodbridge St.
S. Hadley, MA 01075-1125
Tel: 413-540-9720, ext 202
Services Provided: Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a private post secondary school for young adults with learning, cognitive, or developmental disabilities who also have an aptitude for music. We are a 10-month residential school.

Institute for the Redesign of Learning
dba: The Almansor Center
211 Pasadena Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Tel: 323-341-5632
Tel: 323-341-7771

1955 Fremont Ave. (Day School)
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Services Provided: Almansor Center’s, our Supported Employment and Day Support programs focus on developing pre-employment skills training and independent living in a community integration environment. All services are geared towards community integration and independence where natural supports are fostered. We believe that all individuals are competent capable learners who are valued members of society. Additionally, Almansor is a full-service spectrum program which boasts a Non-Public K-12th school, adult employment and day programs, mental health services, OT, PT, and speech and language services.

Pathway at UCLA Extension
Eric Latham
10995 LeConte Ave. Room 413
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 310-794-1112
Services Provided: Pathway is a two year post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Students live near the UCLA campus and receive independent living skill training and vocational exploration in addition to taking classes through the UCLA Extension.

Villa Esperanza Services
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, Ca 91107
Tel: 626-449-2919
Services Provided: Preschool, elementary, middle school and high school
Villa's School provides special education services for children with developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities and seizure disorders. Individualized educational programs address each child's specific goals with the full support of our team of Speech & Language Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Curriculum Specialist, Behavioral Specialist, and Music and Recreation Therapists.


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