April 2023

Register Now!

TASC's Color Our World 5K

There is still time to register for TASC's annual walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 13, 2023. This year's walk comes with a twist: along the 5K route, there will be different color stations where you will be doused with colored cornstarch and your shirt will become a festive souvenir of the event. The course is not timed - it's all about having fun in the community! All abilities are welcome; there will be color-free option available. Registration is $30 per person (children 5 and under are free.) To register, click here or scan the code to the right.


9:00AM - Walk Check-in Opens

9:45AM - Stretch + Warmup

10:00AM - Walk Begins

Post-Walk - Music, Games, Food Truck, Bounce House, Closing Ceremony


Hansen Dam

10965 Dronfield Ave

Lake View Terrace

Sponsor our Color Walk!

Make an impact for TASC while giving visibility to your business. Sponsorships start at $250 and include perks like a speaking opportunity from the stage, your logo on the event banner, step & repeat, website, t-shirt, space for a table, branded items in swag bag, a booth at Fall Festival, and team registration for the walk. (Number of participants depends on the Sponsorship Package.) Click here for more information.

We are also accepting In-Kind Donations! Consider donating an item or service from your business for TASC to give as a prize to community members when they participate in the Walk.

Occupational Therapy Month:

Q&A with Lillian Sun

Lillian Sun, OT and photos of of one of her favorite occupations, watercoloring cards for friends.

Occupational therapy is a crucial field that helps people of all ages with various physical, mental, and developmental challenges. Whether it's helping someone regain mobility after an injury or teaching a child with autism how to engage in social activities, occupational therapists play a critical role in improving the lives of their clients.

To gain a better understanding of the field, we spoke with Lillian Sun, an occupational therapist and employee of TASC. In this interview, Lillian shares her insights on what occupational therapy entails, the different types of clients she works with, and the impact that occupational therapy can have on a person's quality of life.

Through our conversation with Lillian, we hope to shed light on the importance of occupational therapy and the valuable work that occupational therapists do on a daily basis. Happy OT Month!

Why did you pursue a career in occupational therapy? 

One of my most pivotal life experiences was when I worked as a direct support professional and live-in caregiver for adults with intellectual disabilities in Seattle. I got to experience the joys of daily moments like making a meal together, leisurely walks around the neighborhood, and celebrating a birthday. However, I also got to experience the challenges like finding comprehensive medical care, competitive work, and opportunities for meaningful engagement for these individuals under my care. I wanted more resources, more education, and more training to work with this population. In my search I decided to pursue a career in occupational therapy, a profession that focuses on improving the quality of life for all individuals through creativity, adaptability, and an individualized approach. 


What is the main goal of an occupational therapist? 

An occupational therapist’s goal is to help an individual do what is meaningful to them in their daily life, in their work, and in their community. Instead of asking, “What is wrong with you?” occupational therapists seek to answer, “What is important to you?” Sometimes stress, anxiety, sensory needs, motor coordination, or pain are barriers for an individual to do what they love. Through evidence-based practice, OTs provide adaptive strategies and guidance to help an individual reach their goals. 


What is the most common misconception about occupational therapy? 

One common misconception is that OTs only deal with hands or with finding work. However, within the profession, the term “occupations” refers to meaningful activities. Any individual having difficulties doing activities that add to their quality of life can seek OT. 


What is your favorite activity to do in an OT session? 

I love doing activities that involve movement. Seeing the different mindset and shift a client has once they move their bodies is always a delight. After stretching, a mindful walk, or a game that gets them up and out of the chair, I find that clients are then more focused and ready to engage with the rest of the session. 

Swing into Spring

Program Event

Clients enjoyed a variety of Spring-themed activities at the Swing into Spring event at the Sanctuary on April 7, including an egg race, duck pond game, an OT Sensory table, and more. See photos above for some highlights from the event!

Upcoming Events

April 19

Color Walk Planning Meeting

Join us for a virtual planning meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 4:30PM Click here to join!

Meeting ID: 850 9542 3240

Passcode: 531346

April 27

Life After High School


An in person Fair to hear from NLA Regional Center vendors and LAUSD. For all families, learn about resources to help you plan what you can do after high school.

Lowman CTC

12827 Saticoy Street

North Hollywood

May 5

Cinco de Mayo Program Event

There will be a Cinco De Mayo celebration for clients at the Sanctuary that will include music, games, food, and fun! $15 per person. RSVP by April 28.

Mission Statement:
The Adult Skills Center (TASC) provides innovative and proactive services that empowers individuals with diverse intellectual, developmental and mental health needs to achieve their highest level of independence and realize their greatest potential.

TASC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution will have an immediate and direct impact on TASC’s ability to improve the lives of the men and women we serve. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID: 95-4116924

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