“The TADAA Program has completely changed my entire life.”

Click the video above to see a slideshow of photos from this year’s TADAA program!


This year, our TADAA Summer Volunteer program hosted 32 high school and college students, who provided over 1,000 volunteer hours to L.A. GOAL in our art studio, custodial program, and adult education program.

We are so proud of the TADAA program and the work it does to educate young members of our community about the abilities of people with developmental disabilities!

As the summer came to a close, we asked several volunteers to share about their experiences. Read their beautiful words below. Read More…

When you become part of a community, it becomes part of you

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L.A. GOAL Member Doug H. recently sat down with our very-much-loved adult education volunteer, Nina Warner, to ask her about her best L.A. GOAL memories, what’s most unique about L.A. GOAL, and what keeps her coming back week after week.

We shared a shortened version of this interview in our 2016 Newsletter (in print). We are excited, thanks to the virtues of the internet, to be able to share the full interview here!

Doug: What have you learned since coming to L.A. GOAL?  

Nina: I’ve been here since 2012…someone told me if you want to come in and smile and have friendly conversations with people, nice people, then this is the place to be. I wanted to help as much as I could. I knew everyone would be teaching and learning at different levels. I learned everyone is at their own speed and we apply our knowledge as necessary. Whether its math or English or accounting skills, everyone is working at their own pace

…When you mirror back to Members and show them what you are hearing, that’s part of what I can help them with. I can help them understand what they know and what they don’t know. A lot of us get isolated and not a lot is asked of us until we get asked a specific question. I don’t try to challenge people too hard, but I try to raise the bar.

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“The L.A. GOAL family has taught me the freedom to fail and to feel”


Existing as a living, breathing, feeling human isn’t always easy; in fact, it can be quite taxing. At times it feels like an enigmatic balancing act between certainty and uncertainty, a fragile equilibrium we sporadically and fleetingly attain before something disturbs our progress.

Yet for every struggle, there is an equal and opposite moment of beauty and freedom.

The L.A. GOAL Members seem to intuitively understand this dichotomy; they know that although life is short and sometimes painful, it is also beautiful. The Members and staff of L.A. GOAL have greatly influenced my relationship with change and uncertainty. They have taught me the freedom to feel and the freedom to fail; the empowerment and self-validation that accompany these freedoms is invaluable.  Read More…

“We have the same rights as any other person!”: A conversation with Advocates and Love actors


This Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, Members of the L.A. GOAL drama program will take the stage in Advocates and Love, a play created by the actors themselves. Two years in the making, Advocates and Love is a story about self-advocacy and the rights of individuals with disabilities. I sat down with actors Lisie, Dorian, and Amin (who wrote the interview questions!), and Director Ronnie B. to hear more about the experience of creating and performing Advocates and Love. Below are some highlights from our conversation. Read More…

Happy Birthday from the Happiest Place on Earth


ckaePhoto caption: L.A. GOAL Member, Maria Z., celebrates her birthday with Executive Director, Petite Konstantin by her side. 

Welcome to our L.A. GOAL blog! Every month, Members and staff will share stories and insights about what we’re up to. We are excited to bring you into our extended L.A. GOAL family and hope you enjoy our first post below!


Spend a few moments at L.A. GOAL and you’ll soon realize that Disneyland is merely the second happiest place on earth. First place? Our birthday seat takes the cake (pun intended) during our famous L.A. GOAL birthday celebrations. Imagine the following:

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25th Annual Inside Out Productions Art Exhibit & Sale

Inside Out Productions at L.A. GOAL

Proudly presents the

25th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale

6031 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 836-9055

Please be respectful of the neighbors and refrain
from parking in residential areas.

One Day Only!
Sunday October 25th, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the whimsically creative, colorful, confounding and reassuring artwork of Inside Out artists. L.A. GOAL, a non-profit agency, guides adults with developmental disabilities in finding, recognizing and utilizing their abilities.


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Andy Choueke, “Roger the Rooster Running Sideways,” embroidery.
www.insideoutproductions.com © L.A. GOAL. All Rights Reserved.
Purchases are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.