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  • ETTA opens 3rd Day Program group in Pico
  • ETTA to open new Day Program in the Conejo Valley in Jan. 2016! 
  • New ETTA office location open in Hancock Park

ETTA programs and services are vendored by the California Regional Center system. To locate a Regional Center in your area, please visit their website. To file appeals, complaints and/or comments, please visit the California Department of Developmental Services' web page or call 916-654-1987.



Iranian-American Division

ETTA pioneered providing support and programming for the Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles, and the division continues to break the mold. The Iranian-American Division offers community outreach, education and translation of important articles into Farsi.

The one-of-a-kind support group helps Iranian Jews overcome the cultural stigma attached to children with disabilities. Led by Manijeh N. Nehorai, Program Director, and her Executive Assistant Dalia Saour, the group now reaches out to dozens of families a year. The Iranian-American Division also works directly with clients for interview, support and referral.

The Friends of ETTA group, established through the division, also works to change the Persian community's attitude toward disabilities and help people overcome the shame the community traditionally associated with having children with special needs.

President: Haleh Banayan


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Sam & Betty Kermanian
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Dalia Saour
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