DESI was founded in 2008 to help support families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to make our clients independent and become active members of their community. These activities could be tasks such as utilizing public transportation, attending post secondary education, acquiring employment, micro-enterprising, building appropriate social skills, learning about financial budgeting and any other areas in which assistance is desired.
Meet the People We Help Everyday
We hope everyone had a fantastic Veteran's Day-- Calvin had a terrific time visiting Huntington Beach this Veteran's Day with his Educator. Sometimes a holiday is the best time to get away!
Amanda, Denisse and Desirae are creating a sign for the volunteer support booth where we served over 300 meals throughout the day with the help of AltaMed Health Services.
D.E.S.I. had a huge turn out at the East L.A. Regional Center Consumer Advisory Committee today! This is a place for regional center consumers to learn about the services available to them.
The DESI Blog News & Spotlights
Martin, Miranda and Hernan recently shared an eye opening experience they won’t soon forget: volunteering as extras in “Run, Fight, Hide, and Persons with Disabilities,” an active shooter safety training video. Esteban Miranda, a D.E.S.I. Community Educator, said the clients relished the opportunity to “step outside their shells” and see what it was like to make a film– while learning invaluable safety advice.
David Rivas has big dreams and an even bigger drive to succeed. The long-time Southern California resident is passionate about music and regularly works DJ gigs throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. David’s D.E.S.I. Educators help him stay focused on chasing his passions while continuing to progress in all areas of life.
So proud to have Selene Luna and her husband join us for our parade float in the East Los Angeles Christmas Parade! Selene is an actress, comedian and performer who is best known for her role as Tia Rosita in Disney Pixar’s COCO!