The primary mission of Arts & Services for Disabled is to provide life-long learning, community service and career opportunities through the creative arts for people with disabilities in an environment of warmth, encouragement and respect.

Arts & Services for Disabled offers full-time arts programming for adults with developmental disabilities at four program sites in the South Bay area:

  • Achieving Results Together (ART) ART Center/Main Office
    3626 E. Pacific Coast Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90804

  • Therapeutic Arts Program II (TAP II) TAPII
    1903 W. 169th St.
    Gardena, CA 90247

  • Encouraging Personal Independence (EPI center) EPI
    3926 W. 139th St.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

  • Cultural Education Center for the Arts (CECA) CECA
    3827 W. Rosecrans
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

All programs offer classes in the visual and performing arts in addition to assistance with building:

  • Basic self-care and life skills

  • Gross and fine motor ability

  • Memory and cognitive ability

  • Communication and social skills

  • Self-Esteem

Arts & Services also facilitates the community integration of people with developmental disabilities through meaningful and purposeful community-based activities including:

  • Community service through volunteering

  • Earning income and developing an arts career by making, showing, and marketing art as well as creating and managing art related businesses.

  • Engaging in cultural activities in the community


Strategic community partnership support our mission to envision an inclusive community life for our students. In addition, these community partners collaborate with Arts & Services in bringing the arts to the community and making them accessible for everyone to afford the benefits of the arts. Here is an exciting list of community projects and our community partners. By no means is this list complete, but it is a great sample of the amazing partnerships and friendship we have developed over the years.

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