Resources for Children with Disabilities – California

Association of Regional Center Agencies
The mission of the Association of Regional Center Agencies is to represent the autonomous regional centers in supporting and advancing the intent and mandate of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. The Association shall function as a leader and advocate in promoting the continuing entitlement of citizens with developmental disabilities to all services that enable full community inclusion. The Association shall also participate in the development of public legislative policy and serve as a focal point for communication, education, training and prevention services


California Telecommunications Access Program
The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) is a California State mandated program, under governance of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Under the DDTP the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) distributes free, specialized telecommunications equipment and services for individuals who have difficulty using standard phones for a variety of different medical reasons. The site includes eligibility requirements, application forms and related links.


Dance, Drum and Draw Workshops for People with Physical and Developmental Disabilities
You are invited to participate in our fun filled mixed-media workshops that use rhythm, movement, art and animation to increase creativity, body awareness and self acceptance. No prior dance, drum or drawing experience is necessary. Our workshops are designed to integrate people of all ages and abilities.


Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
DDS is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities. These disabilities include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions.


Developmental Disabilities Council
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Protection & Advocacy, Inc
University Affiliated Program Mental Retardation Program
USC University Affiliated Program Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


The Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers
The primary goal of this website is to improve the health of persons with developmental disabilities in California. To this end, the website is designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also designed to support consumers with developmental disabilities and their families in making informed health care decisions.


A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.


Employment Development Department
The Employment Development Department is a multifaceted organization that provides quality services under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance programs.


Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
1624 Franklin St., Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 893-6272


Exceptional Family Support, Education and Advocacy Center
Ensures that children have parents who are strong, knowledgeable, and well supported.


Exceptional Parents Unlimited
Leslie Lee
4120 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93726
559-229-2956 FAX
Central California


John Tracy Clinic
John Tracy Clinic (JTC) provides, worldwide and without charge, parent-centered services to young children with a hearing loss. JTC offers a free Parent/Infant Program year-round for families in Southern California, as well as correspondence courses to parents of infants and preschool-aged children with a hearing loss, and parents of deaf-blind children, throughout the world.


Kids Included Together (KIT), San Diego, Inc
KIT, based in San Diego, is a nonprofit organization supporting kids with disabilities by making a commitment to have them included in their existing recreational and social programs.


Loving Your Disabled Child
Serving families of children with special needs.


Unlocking the power within families to reach for their dreams. Supporting families of children with special needs.


NICHCY State Resources
Over 50 resources for the state of Calilfornia.


Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Juno Duenas
2601 Mission, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94110-3111
415-282-1226 FAX
San Francisco


Joan Tellefsen
100 West Cerritos Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-533-2533 FAX
Southern California


TASK, San Diego
Gus Licht, Director
3750 Convoy St., Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92111-3741
619-874-2375 FAX
City of San Diego and Imperial counties


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