Westview relies on the involvement of our parents to keep our program strong and vibrant. Your generosity has a positive impact on every student, every day.

By building partnerships with our parents and families that address concerns, celebrate contributions, and share decision-making responsibilities, we are able to encourage greater involvement and performance from our students. Studies have shown that students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, have better attendance and participation, demonstrate improved behavior and social skills, and go on to postsecondary education.

We encourage our parents to get involved in Westview. We want to work with you to foster the best possible academic, social, and personal success for your child.

Parent Association

Through our Parent Association, Westview builds strong relationships between parents and the program. There are all levels of involvement to meet your needs and your schedule, but we welcome all families to get involved and take part.

The association provides many opportunities for involvement, and it helps raise funds to support the valuable program.

Parent-to-Parent Support Group Meetings

The Help Group’s ongoing P2P (Parent to Parent) Support Groups are free, monthly meet-ups for parents and caregivers. These meetings are a safe place to share, gain valuable information, advice, and resources, and benefit from the experiences and support of others. There are two meeting options:

Culver City

Under The Help Group and Advance LA, these monthly P2P Support Group meetings are for parents of teens and young adults with diverse challenges. The meetings are facilitated by Advance LA’s Director of Community Outreach, Jeri Rochman, JD, MS, who is a Life Skills Coach, National Board Certified Counselor, and Certified Parent Educator. The dates change each month. To inquire about the next meeting and to RSVP, click here or contact Xenia at xbooker@thehelpgroup.org.

Sherman Oaks

The Help Group and Kids Like Me also offer monthly P2P Support Group meetings for parents raising a child or teen with autism spectrum disorder or other special needs. At these meetings, parents will gain valuable information, learn new coping strategies, and hear about valuable community resources. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of every month at The Help Group’s Autism Center in Sherman Oaks. To RSVP, click here or contact Nicole at nwebb@thehelpgroup.org.