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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.