November 2022

The 6th Annual THANK Y♥️U Campaign

Inspired by the words we hear so often, from the families that want to ensure TASC services continue, the THANK Y♥️U Campaign directly funds high-quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Every donation goes toward providing education, job-training, community integration services, and more.

There is a $1.8 billion funding gap to the disability system in California. Providers of these critical services must cover the difference to ensure that all are able to live inclusive and meaningful lives. Your donations help close this gap.

Click here to learn more about the people and the programs that need your support!

Escape the Farm

This Halloween, TASC held a Halloween event for over 200 clients, family members, and employees at The Sanctuary. Festivities included a scavenger hunt, face-painting, arts and crafts, a costume parade, and more. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success. Check out some of the fun below!

Virtual Benefit Concert

November 30 at 7:00PM

TASC is hosting a Virtual Benefit Concert on Thursday, November 30 from 7PM – 8PM! We’d love to see you there!

The concert is free with a suggested donation. All proceeds benefit TASC services and programs. You can RSVP here:

Please help spread the word to family and friends! This will be a wonderful evening of music, community and giving back. The virtual setting allows people to join from all over the globe. We will also be announcing the winners from the photo contest! Read on for more information about our featured artists.

James Ian is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and writer. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("SMA") Type 3, he is a passionate advocate for authentic representation of disabled actors in music, TV, film, and other media. Inspired by R&B hit makers like James Brown, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, John Legend, & John Mayer, his music melts his listeners with the quiet intensity of his voice & lyrics. A fan favorite at music festivals & local bars along the west coast, James is establishing himself as the future of his genre. James’ music is featured on the iHeartRadio website, and he is the singer and primary songwriter of "SPACES," which is a first-of-its-kind song that highlights those living with SMA. "SPACES" has won several PR industry awards and music awards, and James recently performed "SPACES" at the Closing Ceremony of the Special Olympics. His filmography includes several movies, commercials, TV series, and documentaries, including The Allnighter, Pugsley, Kimboo & Kids, and Inner Warrior.

Growing up in Philadelphia in the 80s, Eugene Walter Coates' creativity has always been deeply rooted and inspired by the ground breaking generation of the 80s. And so under the pseudonym, "MaMa Silver", his shows The Music Nostalgic and Acoustically Yours are tributes to this era, filled with the classics and a sprinkle of today’s artists, bringing you a totally rad sing-a-long musical experience. An accomplished dancer, singer, and fashion photographer, Eugene has performed with critically acclaimed dance companies as well as Norwegian Cruise Line , Universal Studios Japan, Legends in Concert and various productions in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Eugene is also an accomplished, award winning and self taught fashion photographer where his work has been featured in various publications in the United States and Australia.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 16


Event: Parents of Adult Consumers Support Group

Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adult NLACRC Consumers

Presented by Family Focus Resource Center & North Los Angeles County Regional Center.


For more information, please call 818-677-7063.

Tuesday, November 15


Event: TASC Fundraising Committee Meeting

Support TASC by joining our Fundraising Committee! All meetings are being held virtually. Click here to join the meeting. 

Passcode: 010414

Thursday, November 30


Event: TASC's Virtual Benefit Concert

TASC is hosting a virtual benefit concert on November 30 from 7PM – 8PM!

The concert is free with a suggested donation. You can RSVP hereMore information about our featured artists to come. We'd love to see you there!

Program Closures: In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 and Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25-26, TASC offices and Day Programs will be closed.

Native American Heritage Month

Sometimes, During a Summer Storm, Her Hair Ran with Rainbows, Acrylic on Canvas. By Kevin Peters, 1992.

During Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate Indigenous peoples past, present and future. We rededicate ourselves to honoring tribal sovereignty, promoting tribal self-determination, and upholding the United States responsibilities to tribal nations. In celebration of this month and in honor of the 5.2 million Native Americans living in the U.S., we encourage you to join us in our reflection of the Native tribes and cultures that first inhabited our country.

One of the greatest gifts you can give is to learn more about Native American people and their history, culture and contributions. This month at TASC we will be honoring Native history and learning about local indigenous culture with our clients. Check out the activities, articles and teaching resources at

TASC would also like to share the following:


At The Adult Skills Center (TASC) we acknowledge that our programs and services are provided throughout a land that has long been cared for by Native American and Indigenous peoples. In the Greater Los Angeles area those peoples are known as the Tongva and Fernandeño Tataviam. As a human service organization with a diverse staff comprised of talented people reflecting our local communities, we believe it is important to acknowledge the history of genocide and forced removal of people and pre-existing communities from this local area. Though at TASC our services occur throughout the community, and we do not own the land per se in which those services occur, we still believe it is important to acknowledge that this land previously belonged to the Tongva and Fernandeño Tataviam people.


Like many universities and public institutions have recently taken cause to do, we at TASC make this acknowledgement:


  • We affirm sovereignty of the 574 federally-recognized tribal nations in the United States, 110 of which are here in California, and the many more tribes who seek recognition.
  • We continue our commitment to support our Native American community and recognize the dynamic contributions indigenous people make at TASC, within the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community, as well as in our local communities, State, and Country.
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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