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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.



Executive Director

Michael Held, Executive DirectorDr. Michael Held has been the only Executive Director of the ETTA Center in Los Angeles since he founded the organization in 1993. As the visionary for ETTA´s wide range of programs, Dr. Held, a psychologist, has advocated widely for the needs of the Jewish disabled and is a much sought-after lecturer and consultant. Some of his lectures include presentations at dozens of local synagogues, Jewish educators’ conferences, and to gatherings of teachers during professional development training sessions conducted by ETTA. He has consulted with All Kinds of Minds, a national organization; Agudath Israel of America on trends in Jewish education; and more than 30 local Jewish Day Schools on the needs of the Jewish disabled.

Dr. Held, a native of New York City, received his BA in Religious Studies from UCLA in 1977. He received his MA and PhD in Psychology from the California Graduate Institute in 1982, and is a licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist. Prior to his work at ETTA, Dr. Held worked exclusively in private practice, while enriching the community by developing a mental health program for the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and serving as a school psychologist and consultant to numerous elementary and high schools in the Los Angeles area.

Contact:  (818) 985-3882 ext 231