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.
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.