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LIZ TAYLOR, AL PACINO AND TWENTY OTHER CELEBRITIES DOODLE FOR DISABILITIES:

Life Steps Foundation aims to raise awareness about its lifesaving services

LOS ANGELES, September 27, 2010 – Life Steps Foundation, with the support of M*A*S*H star, Mike Farrell and cre-
ative contributions from Liz Taylor, Al Pachino, Martin Sheen, Jay Leno, Glen Close, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ed McMahon
and other celebrities, is hosting Doodles for Disabilities: a celebrity art silent auction that will take place at the Farrell
home, on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served; the event is free
and open to the community.

Life Steps Foundation, a California based non-profit organization, provides services for thousands of children, teens
and adults with physical, emotional, developmental and mental health disabilities. Life Steps equips those living with
special needs with the necessary skills to grow as responsible, self-sufficient citizens by providing in-home and
center-based services.

“People who deal with disabilities have the right to enjoy life’s blessings and participate in the world like the rest of us,”
said Mike Farrell, this year’s Doodles for Disabilities host. “Life Steps allows them to do that.” Farrell is a passionate hu-
man rights activist. His daughter, Erin Farrell, has been a Life Steps board member for the past six years.

Doodles for Disabilities is an annual fundraiser for Life Steps. Proceeds from the celebrity doodles allow Life Steps to
continue to fund social services programs that are provided to low-income individuals with diabilities living across the
state of California.

“Nearly 20% of Californians report a need for mental health services,” said Leah Weiner, director of development for Life
Steps. “Once the Governor’s Mental Health Budget reduction of $452.3 million hits the homes of the disabled commu-
nity, our services will be in higher demand than ever before. With California’s budget on hold, paying for these services
is next to impossible.”

Life Steps has launched a social media campaign including a Twitter (@LifeStepsFound), blog and Flickr page
featuring celebrity artwork, to engage communities in its cause and showcase the services provided. Parties interested
in attending Doodles for Disabilities should RSVP by calling 310-491-9010 or emailing doodle@lifestepsfoundation.
org. More information is available at www.lifestepsfoundtion.org

About Life Steps Foundation:


Since 1982, Life Steps Foundation has helped people of all ages with
physical, emotional, developmental, or economic challenges to manage
their well-being and enhance their quality of life. Through the
foundation and its affiliates more than 12,500 clients are receiving
in-home and center-based services. Life Steps Foundation inspires and
equips clients with the necessary skills to become responsible and self-
sufficient citizens. Our goal is simple: to provide quality services that
transform the lives of people living with disabilities.

Contact
Life Steps Foundation Inc.
5839 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 204
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel. (310) 410-8190
Fax (310) 410-8196
www.lifestepsfoundation.org
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Official Invite

Celebrity Involvment and Artwork

1. Al Pacino 13. Jamie Farr


2. Babara Bain 14. Jay Leno
3. Bean Bridges 15. Julian Bond
4. Blythe Danner 16. Kasey Kasem
5. Carl Reiner 17. Liz Taylor
6. Diane Ladd 18. Martin Sheen
7. Ed Begley 19. Mike Farnell
8. Ed McMahon 20. Milos Forman
9. Frank Gehry 21. Mr. Edward Asner
10. Gavin Maloof 22. Piper Laurie
11. Glenn Close 23. Rene Auberjonois
12. Herb Alpert 24. Sugar Ray Leonard

Al Pacino Blythe Danner Ed Asner

Glenn Close Rene Auberjonois Martin Sheen


About Life Steps Foundations Services/Affiliates

About Life Steps Foundation:


Since 1982, Life Steps Foundation has helped people of all ages with physical, emotional, developmental, or economic
challenges to manage their well-being and enhance their quality of life. Through the foundation and its affiliates more than
12,500 clients are receiving in-home and center-based services. Life Steps Foundation inspires and equips clients with the
necessary skills to become responsible and self-sufficient citizens. Our goal is simple: to provide quality services that trans-
form the lives of people living with disabilities.

About SoCal Adult Services:


Southern California (SoCal) Adult Services provides refuge for developmentally and physically disabled adults. We help our
clients develop their socialization and community integration skills, teach our clients to live independent lives and achieve a
quality of life with the least amount of limitations. These services are provided by various programs that SoCal Aduls oper-
ates in the Los Angeles and Orange counties area including Independent Living Skills, Supportive Living Services and the
Seaside Learning Center

About Central California Adults Services (CCAS):


Since 1993, Central California Adult Services has provided in-home Supportive Living Services and Independent Living Skills
for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. These programs help to avoid premature institutionalization of
adults living with severe disabilities. Central California Adult Services helps our clients by teaching them life skills, providing
them with in-home assistance and supporting our clients to live independently in their own community.

About Circle of Friends (COF):


Circle of Friends offers a variety of services ranging from social, food, nursing, planned daily activities, rehabilitation and
transportation services. Utilizing the services provided by Circle of Friends allows both participants and family members to
maintain active and productive lives. Trained experts facilitate the optimal level of functioning while preserving their ability
to remain at home.

About Santa Maria Wisdom Center ADHC:


The Santa Maria Wisdom Center provides a refuge for elderly in the Santa Maria community by serving infirm adults, the
disabled, and elderly with Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Established in
1998 by Life Steps Foundation, the Santa Maria Wisdom Center provides individuals and families with home and community
based educational and preventative alternatives to institutional care.

About Children and Family Services:


Children and Family Services (CAFS) works to maximize the development of infants and toddlers who are at risk of devel-
opmental delays by providing education and support for parents. CAFS assists families with a variety of programs such as
in-home infant development, developmental evaluation, inclusive 1:2 center-based infant development program, pediatric
therapeutic services, and comprehensive parenting programs.

About Social Dynamics:


Social Dynamics is a center-based program for adults who have developmental disabilities and severe behavioral challeng-
es. By providing behavioral interventions and education based on structuring a low-pressure environment rich in positive
reinforcement, Social Dynamics provides the opportunity to learn appropriate techniques and decrease the participants’
reliance on maladaptive behavior. Designed to serve the special needs of adults who require assis-
tance and supervision, the center also provides community integration, safety and mobility training
and transportation.