Who We Serve
The Special Needs Families Collaborative (SNFC) serves families and caregivers of children (birth to 18 years of age and transitioning adults).
- According to the California Department of Education, 12% or 774,665 children require special education.
- The top three areas: Learning disabilities, Speech & Language and Autism.
- Over the last 10 years, Autism diagnosis is 2.6 times higher from 18.4% in 2007 to 34.6% in 2017.
Geographical Area Served
The SNFC will operate in the city of Long Beach, California. Population. 467,364; the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the third in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego. Income. The median household income is $58,314, which is below Los Angeles County at $61,015. Poverty. Nineteen percent of persons are in poverty and among those in poverty, 22.9% are disabled males and 27.7% are disabled females.