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July 1, 1990 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing to know about the bright-eyed toddlers who zoom, lurch, plop, play, sing and go potty at UCLA's Intervention Program is that they are the advance guard of an army yet to mobilize. Mostly, they act just like toddlers everywhere--but they're not. With varying degrees of disability due to cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome and an array of what program director Dr. Judy Howard calls "fancy diagnoses," they are among the world's youngest computer whizzes.
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July 1, 1990 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing to know about the bright-eyed toddlers who zoom, lurch, plop, play, sing and go potty at UCLA's Intervention Program is that they are the advance guard of an army yet to mobilize. Mostly, they act just like toddlers everywhere--but they're not. With varying degrees of disability due to cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome and an array of what program director Dr. Judy Howard calls "fancy diagnoses," they are among the world's youngest computer whizzes.
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SPORTS
June 1, 1989
Youths may sign up for South Redondo Beach Region 34 of the American Youth Soccer Organization on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South High School gymnasium in Torrance. Play begins in September. For more information call 540-0438. The Southern California Natural Body Building Championships are scheduled Saturday at Aviation Auditorium in Redondo Beach. The main event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $12. Pre-judge action begins at noon and costs $6. There are seven categories of competition.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | Bea Maxwell
The Bruin classic held at MGM Filmland on May 13 netted $163,000 for the UCLA Intervention Program for Handicapped Children. Kathy Hampar was chairwoman. Auction chairs were Geraldine Gross and Ruth Lebowitz. The Second City benefit performance held at Mayfair Music Hall on May 16 netted $33,000 for Westside Children's Center, an organization that recruits parents to care for abused children. Martin and Nancy Short hosted the event. The benefit gala held on May 17 at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo netted between $80,000 and $90,000 for the center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
The fourth annual Bruin Classic Gala had all the glitzy trappings of any black-tie party. But among the sequined dresses and satin bow ties was a subtle reminder of why everyone was there: Around the room had been placed large color photos of smiling children. This was a benefit for the UCLA Intervention Program for Handicapped Children, a program that works with handicapped kids from birth, teaching them and their families to live with their disabilities, eventually "mainstreaming" them into regular schools.
NEWS
April 26, 2000 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At only 23 months of age, Conor Gaffney is a mentor of sorts. Conor is a peer model in the toddler class at UCLA's Intervention Program for Children With Disabilities. His job: to inspire his physically or mentally disabled classmates, to show them by doing. His mother hopes that Conor, in turn, is learning from less fortunate children "to become more compassionate. It's been wonderful for him to see kids with special needs," says Nicole Gaffney, 32. She knows better than most the value of this.
NEWS
December 10, 1995 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy's parking garage in Beverly Hills, with masses of white lights overhead, was a wonderland for John Wayne Cancer Institute's holiday-spirited dinner dance honoring its benefactors. And there were lots of wonders to behold--including zillions, it seemed, of Waynes, all dedicated to finding a cure in memory of actor John Wayne, who died of cancer in 1979. The family's persistence in finding benefactors, coupled with institute leadership by President Dr.
OPINION
September 9, 2012 | By Deena Goldstone
It occurred to me the other day that it is becoming less and less necessary to speak. Why talk when you can text, tweet or email? Why pick up the telephone when Facebook brings you up to date with every detail of your friends' lives? It feels like the human voice is becoming irrelevant, and I'm thrilled about it. You see, I have a daughter who can't speak. When Eva, who is now in her late 20s, was 6 months old, we received the official diagnosis of cerebral palsy. It wasn't a surprise.
NEWS
February 12, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Barbara Bronson Gray is a regular contributor to Valley Life.
Sally Maisel was browsing through a singles column in the newspaper when she saw an announcement for a get-acquainted meeting for L.A.C.A.N. Maisel, 41, a single Van Nuys television game show writer, was looking for a way to do something for the community--"to work with illiteracy or older people," she says--and to meet others with a social conscience.
MAGAZINE
September 3, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Lois Timnick is a Times staff writer. Lilia Beebe contributed to this report.
THE morning after a 19-year-old gang member was gunned down at a phone box at 103rd and Grape streets in Watts, his lifeless body lay in a pool of blood on the sidewalk as hundreds of children walked by, lunch boxes and school bags in hand, on their way to the 102nd Street Elementary School. A few months later, during recess, kindergartners at the school dropped to the ground as five shots were rapidly fired nearby, claiming another victim.
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