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Widening the Circle of Giving

  Jordan Kaplan, Dr. Stephanny Freeman, Dr. Tanya Paparella & Mindy Freedman  

(From left) Jordan Kaplan, president of the ECPHP Board of Directors; Dr. Stephanny Freeman, co-director of ECPHP; and Dr. Tanya Paparella, co-director of ECPHP, accept the $60,000 gift from Mindy Freedman, founder of the LAWCOG.
Photo: Jess Lakin

The LA Women’s Circle of Giving (LAWCOG) has awarded a $60,000 grant to the Child and Adolescent Programs at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. The grant will fund rebuilding the outdoor playground in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Founded by Mindy Freedman, LAWCOG is a philanthropic group of women dedicated to supporting causes that benefit women, children and families in Los Angeles County. UCLA’s Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP), co-directed by Drs. Stephanny Freeman and Tanya Paparella, spearheaded the project. ECPHP is a national model for the treatment of young children with autism, developmental disabilities and behavior disorders.

The new playground is specifically designed to facilitate social engagement, address sensory needs and boost many other areas of development for all the outpatient, partial-hospitalization and inpatient children receiving services in the Semel Institute.

For more information, contact Alan Han at: (310) 825-1546.


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