Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.
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.
    3626 E. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY
    LONG BEACH, CA 90804

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


ASD BLOG

  • 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

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 THE FUN!

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

On June 14, 2014, a supportive community gathered to provide ASD with the financial support to grow and expand life-changing programs that take place everyday.  Together with Ami and Remo Belli, our friends, families and colleagues celebrated what is truly possible in our community.

ASD continues to respond creatively to meet rising new needs throughout Southern California.   We continue to pioneer creative approaches to build bridges and cultivate a life of quality for our students, paving the way through our “Love Before Learning” philosophy.  Helen Dolas, CEO/Founder gives guests an inspirational speech about ASD’s journey from 1982 to the present…and better yet, future!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Creative Health & Wellness Clinic
    Fall 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

    8-weeks

    45 minute sessions

    Session Dates: Saturday, September 13th - Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Time: 9:00-9:45 am (Sat) and 3:45-4:30 (Wed)

    Locations: Long Beach and Hawthorne

    Cost: $220 for 10 week session

    Register: creativehealth@artsandservices.com 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

    Inclusive art-making workshop for children & youth
    Thursday, October 9, 4:00-5:00pm
    Hellada Gallery

    Opening Reception
    Saturday, October 15, 5:00-9:00pm
    Hellada Gallery

    Arts & Disability Panel Discussion
    Moderated by Chet Cooper, Ability Magazine

    Thursday, October 15, 7:00-8:00pm
    The Found Theatre

    Performance Series
    Saturday, October 18, 7:30-9:00pm
    The Found Theatre


SUPPORT ARTS & SERVICES FOR DISABLED, INC.

  • 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.


BUY AN ARTBEAT FOR HUMANITY DRUM TODAY!

  • 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.

  • CLICK HERE TO SEE A PDF OF ABH DRUMS

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
www.dds.ca.gov (916) 654.1987