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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.



Message from the Director

Dear Friends:


It is my pleasure to introduce you to the work of ETTA.


Mrs. Etta Israel believed in the potential of every person with special needs. During her lifetime she taught classes in which learning and developmentally disabled students thrived. In her will, she asked that her estate be used to create a center that would help families with special needs experience success in all aspects of their lives.


Founded in 1993, ETTA is the realization of that dream. Our non-profit, community-based organization is committed to raising awareness and sensitivity towards people with special needs. The unique and necessary services we provide have helped thousands of people achieve inclusion and integration into the Los Angeles community.


Our accomplishments go beyond each person with special needs  that we touch. Students, employees and volunteers alike tell us they are transformed by their contact with ETTA to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Every aspect of ETTA’s varied services -- Housing & Residential, Job & Life Skills, Educational Programs & Workshops, Summer@ETTA, Social Programing, Iranian-American Division and Volunteer & Leadership -- reaches well beyond each individual.


We thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you into the “ETTA Family.”




Dr. Michael Held

Executive Director