• ASD en route is a place where we take you through the process of how our creative endeavors come to be. From music videos to murals, students are making things happen!

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Hot Air Love' is a thrilling tale of love, adventure, hot air balloons, and being true to yourself. Expand your mind with this great film that was conceived, written, performed, and filmed by students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Therapeutic Arts Program II in Gardena, CA.

Click here to buy a copy of Hot Air Love


Join us for a free Gallery tour at the George V. Deneff Gallery in beautiful and sunny Long Beach.
Schedule an art workshop for a summer birthday party or rent our space for your next event!!!!

Schedule by calling 562 982 0247

  • On March 28th 2013, the arts community gathered at the Expo Arts Center in BIxby Knolls to celebrate exemplary individuals who have impacted the arts community of Long Beach in amazing ways. Congratulations to Helen Dolas, Distinguished Arts Leader, Arts Council for Long Beach 2013/State of the Arts 2013

Welcome to Arts and Services for Disabled

Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who joined us on June 14th, 2014 for our Oceans of Love gala benefiting ASD. The 2nd annual Artbeat for Humanity Gala was a big success, raising more than $77,000 to support our students and their creative artistry. Extra special thanks to lead sponsor SA Recycling, and to philanthropists and ASD fans Ami and Remo Belli, recipients of the new ASD Humanitarian Award that will now be awarded annually in their honor. All of us at ASD send a loud, appreciative shout out to everyone - patrons, sponsors, friends, volunteers and staff members - who made the Artbeat for Humanity Gala DEUX an exciting and unforgettable night under the stars!


  • House of EPI Threads, a fashion show
    Come and be amazed by the haute couture our artists create by hand
    FREE community event in the South Bay
    June 24, 2014 -1:00pm at EPI CENTER

  • Family Dinner
    An A LOT Initiative site installation
    A LOT is a city wide initiative with the City of Long Beach
    With performances including: Jazz, Ballet Folklorico, drumming, theatre, clowning, visual art, and ear oriented performance. ASD's resident artists will participate with our second site installation, Family Dinner.
    It will be a feast of collaboration through visual arts and the importance of inclusion in community.
    September 28, 2014

  • The Creative Health & Wellness Clinic
    Summer Sessions fo children and youth
    Description: The Social Group engages children and youth with autism and other disabilities to have the opportunities to practice social skills through fun and creative music sessions with their peers, sibling and family members. Family members will be able to join-in at the end of class! You and your child will have fun creatively through music, art and drama in class and even more fun learning special musical activities to share at home.

    For Ages: 3-5, 6-8 & 15-17 yrs


    45 minute sessions

    Session Dates: Saturday, June 28 - August, 23, 2014
    and/or Wednesday, June 26-August 20

    Time: 9:00-9:45 am (Sat) and 3:45-4:30 (Wed)

    Locations: Long Beach and Hawthorne

    Cost: $175 for 8 week session

    Register: or

    562 982 0247

  • Entry Form CORE 10: Defining Ourselves, celebrating Disability Awareness and Arts Month
    In its 10th year, CORE intersects with artists nationally and internationally, while continuing to expand its reach by offering key components this year. In addition to the high quality of visual arts that will be showcased, CORE 10 also include a complete evening of live performances, a panel discussion bringing together diverse voices from the arts and disability advocacy communities, and a community workshop event inviting the public to take part in an interactive arts experience. CORE continues its mission to provide space and context for artists, community members, and arts and disability advocates to build common bonds and promote visibility through a diverse arts forum.

    CORE 10 will take place over 4 days in 2 of Long Beach's premier arts venues

    Hellada Gallery The Found Theatre
    117 Linden Ave 599 Long Beach Blvd
    Long Beach, CA Long Beach, CA

Arts & Services for Disabled's
In looking back, we have served over 500 individuals in our day programs and over 4,000 people annually with disabilities in our community. Over 100,000+ have participated in our exhibits, events, performances and social affairs.
Thank you friends, for your support and continual embrace. We will continue to provide quality and innovative services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while always staying true to our mission and motto of "Love Before Learning".

Consider contributing today to make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • Make a Contribution!

    Your gift can help to make a real difference in the quality of life for people with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Use the Donate button, or mail checks made out to:
    Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.
    LONG BEACH, CA 90804

    Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
    Tax ID #95-3658291

  • Take some time to listen to the newest ABH Radio Podcast: Nature in the City, produced by ASD's very own Music Therapy Intern: Rebecca Lee.

    ABH Radio is ASD students and staff working together to create the most innovative storytelling, music and audio art.


  • Purchase a hand painted buffalo drum painted by a ASD student.

    ArtBeat for Humanity is a unique collaboration and partnership project between REMO, Inc. and Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc., promoting:

    · Social enterprise, defined as any non-profit, for-profit or hybrid corporate form that utilizes market-based strategies to advance a social mission and values

    · Social entrepreneurship describes pioneering individuals who generate innovations that benefit humanity and create a business model of positive impact

    · Social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    This project is in partnership with Remo Belli of Remo Inc.


Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.

3626 E. Pacific Coast Highway  Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 982-0247  |  Fax: (562) 982-0254
  |  Department of Developmental Services (916) 654.1987