The community is invited to a kick off mixer for the Watkins Vital Care Program on Thursday, April 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2510 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
Dr. Alicia Elliott has spent over 35 years working with children and young adults with autism and other learning disabilities. She has maintained a private practice since 1983 and in 1997, with the late Leslie K. Watkins, founded the Elliott Institute, which has served over 250 children, adolescents and young adults in its school and clinic. In response to a community need, she formed the Watkins Vital Care Program, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, which will continue to teach life skills, provide behavior intervention, structured activities, and community integration for challenged members of the adult population.
A host of local government officials, autism advocates, educators, local business owners, parents and residents will be in attendance at the kick off.