Resources

California

ADA Center
Pacific ADA Center
adatech@adapacific.org
www.adapacific.org

Assistive Technology
California Assistive Technology System
Department of Rehabilitation
www.dor.ca.gov

Autism
Autism Society of California
autismsocietyca@gmail.com
www.autismsocietyca.org

CHIP Program
(Health care for low-income uninsured children)
Insure Kids Now
www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ca/index.html

Community Parent Resource Center
Parents CAN
parents@parentscan.org
http://www.parentscan.org

Fiesta Educativa, Inc. (Serving E. Los Angeles)
(323) 726-2418
info@fiestaeducativa.org
http://www.fiestaeducativa.org

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
(510) 644-2555
info@dredf.org
www.dredf.org

Fuerza, Inc.
fuerz@fuerzainc.org
http://www.fuerzainc.org

Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties)
www.cpad.org

Vietnamese Parents of Disabled Children Association (Serving Orange and Los Angeles County)
(714) 527-9216
contact@vpdca.org

D D Council
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
council@scdd.ca.gov
www.scdd.ca.gov

Developmental Disabilities
(providing services and support for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities)
Department of Developmental Services
California Health and Human Services Agency
info@dds.ca.gov
www.dds.ca.gov

Early Intervention
Early Start
Department of Developmental Services 
(800) 515-2229
earlystart@dds.ca.gov
www.dds.ca.gov/services/early-start

Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
info@epilepsysandiego.org
www.epilepsysandiego.org

Epilepsy Foundation
301-459-3700
ContactUs@efa.org
www.epilepsy.com

Independent Living

Juvo
Provider of behavioral health services for individuals with special needs to lead independent lives and achieve their full potential.
www.juvobh.org

California State Independent Living Council
SILC@CalSILC.ca.gov
www.calsilc.ca.gov

Independent Living Research Utilization (IRLU)
Find the California location near you
www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory-results/CA

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
The Arc of California
www.thearcca.org

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of California
ldacalifornia.org

Mental Health
Mental Health Association in California
(916) 557-1167
www.mhac.org

United Advocates for Children and Families
(866) 643-1530 (916) 643-1530
info@acf4hope.org
www.uacf4hope.org

NAMI California
info@namica.org
namica.org

Mediation
Department of Education
Special Education Division
specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se

Mental Health
Department of Mental Health
MMCDOmbudsmanOffice@dhcs.ca.gov
www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/MentalHealthPrograms-Svcs.aspx

Mental Health -Youth
California Department of Mental Health
www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Pages/Specialty-Mental-Health-Services-for-Children-and-Youth.aspxhttp://www.childsworld.ca.gov

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
California State PTA
info@capta.org
www.capta.org

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
info@dredf.org
http://www.dredf.org

MATRIX Parent Network and Resource Center
info@matrixparents.org
www.matrixparents.org

Parents Helping Parents
info@php.com
www.php.com

Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern CA
(530) 226-5129 
www.rfenc.org

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
info@supportforfamilies.org
www.supportforfamilies.org

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
task@taskca.org
www.taskca.org

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)  San Diego
3180 University Ave. Ste. 430
San Diego, CA, 92104
(877) 609-3218 (619) 282-0846
task@taskca.org
http://www.taskca.org

Preschool, Disabilities
California Department of Education
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/itfoundations

Protection & Advocacy
Disability Rights California
info@disabilityrightsca.org
http://www.disabilityrightsca.org

Relay Services
(800) 735-2922 (V)
(800) 735-2929 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(800) 854-7784 (Speech to Speech)

Special Education
Special Education Division
California Department of Education
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se

Special Health Care Needs
Children’s Medical Services Branch
www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/CMS

Speech, Language, and Hearing
California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(CSHA)
(representing speech-language pathologists and audiologists)
csha@csha.org
www.CSHA.org

State Web Site
Connect with your state’s official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
http://www.ca.gov/

Transition Services
Transition Services and Work Ability
Special Education Division
California Department of Education
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/wrkabltyI

UCEDD
Tarjan Center, a UCEDD
University of California, Los Angeles
www.semel.ucla.edu/tarjan

UCEDD at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
www.uscucedd.org

UCEDD at the UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Health System
916-703-0280
www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ddcenter

Other Organizations

Easter Seals
CustomerService@ESNorCal.org
www.esnorcal.org

Family Resource Network
(Serving Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne Counties)
frnfamilies@frcn.org
www.frcn.org