Over 60 years ago, several parents, driven by a vision and love for their children who were born with developmental disabilities, forged the creation of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF). For more than six decades, ECF has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities in communities throughout Los Angeles live with dignity, self-respect and happiness.
ECF provides a continuum of programs and services from 16 sites throughout LA County to nearly 2,300 individuals and their families each year. People served include individuals with learning & emotional disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related challenges. ECF’s programs include Early Start, Developmental Activity, Fine Arts Training, Work-Activity, Supported Employment, and Residential Services. The Kayne Eras Center division of ECF provides special education and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and families.
ECF’s mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities - empowering them to reach their greatest potential.