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Exceptional Children's Foundation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0494


In 1946, a small group of parents in Los Angeles pooled their resources to create a daycare program for their children with developmental disabilities. The following year, the Exceptional Children's Foundation was incorporated with its mission as providing the highest quality services for children who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities--empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Over the years, the mission and vision of the Foundation expanded to include adult services, with many service sites throughout Los Angeles County and specializing in early education, art centers, adult residential services, and mental health services. The Foundation's headquarters is currently in Culver City.

This small collection of official records consists chiefly of Board meeting minutes and annual reports mainly from the 1970s through 2002, with a few earlier documents from its first few decades of existence.


  • 1946-2002


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Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.


1.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Finding Aid for the Exceptional Children's Foundation records
Jacqueline Morin
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States