flourfamwebcoverEach year San Diego Family Magazine publishes, THE special needs resource guide for families and agencies in San Diego County, Flourishing Families. It is a comprehensive list of behavior, education and health resources located here in San Diego County and beyond.

Use this Flourishing Families 2015 link to take the digital issue “to go” and you’ll have access to it on your iPad, tablet or mobile phone.

 

Resources that Support Specific Disabilities and Diagnoses

ADD/ADHD  |  Autism  |  Blindness  |  Brain & Spinal Injuries  |  Cerebral Palsy  |  Cystic Fibrosis  |  Deaf/Hearing Impairment DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS/22Q 11.2 Deletion  |  Diabetes  |  Down Syndrome  |  Dyslexia  |  Epilepsy  |  Fragile X  |  Guillain-Barre Syndrome  |  HIV/AIDS  |   Jacobsen Syndrome/11Q  |  Lupus  |  Muscular Dystrophy  |  Spinal Cord Injuries  |  Tourette Syndrome  |  Miscellaneous

 

Resource Listing by Area of Need

Adaptive Equipment, Assistive Technology and Purposeful Play  |  Advocacy  |  Assessment and Evaluation  |  Audiology/Hearing  |  Behavioral & Mental Health  |  Camps and Enrichment Programs  |  Clothing  |  College and the Adult Transition  |  Conflict Resolution/Mediation  |  Dental Health  |  Developmental Delay  |  Education  |  Financial Planning/Family Self-sufficiency  |  Foster Care  |  General Health  |  Genetics Counseling/Prenatal Screening  |  Hair Salons  |  Home Improvement/Healthy Environments  |  Housing & In-Home Support Services  |   Inclusion  |  Independent Living  |  Infant/Toddler Specific  |  Integrative Approach to Therapies  |  Learning Disabilities  |  Military Specific  |  Music Therapy  |  Neuro Products  |  Nutrition/Feeding/Home Health Products  |  Occupational Therapy  |  Parent & Family Resources Party Planning & Special Events  |  Photography & Artistic Services  |  Physical Therapy  |  Recreation  |  Respite/Childcare/Skilled Nursing  |  Safety  |  Social Skills Programs  |  Speech & Language  |  Therapeutic Riding Programs/Hippotherapy Therapy Dogs/Canine Service Organizations  |  Vision Health  |  Vocational Training & Employment Options  |  Worship  |  Yoga  |  Miscellaneous Organizations

Resources that Support Specific Disabilities and Diagnoses

(This listing is in the process of being updated.  We are still making adjustments so please be patience with us.)

ADD/ADHD

A.D.D. WareHouse
A resource for the understanding and treatment of all developmental disorders, including ADHD and related problems.
800-233-9273
www.addwarehouse.com

Attention Deficit Disorders Association (ADDA)

800-939-1019
www.add.org

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

800-233-4050
www.help4.org

Hilber Psychological Services
Dr. Hilber (PSY24479) specializes in working with children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD, anxiety and behavioral issues.
3511 Camino del Rio S. #302
SD, 92108

619-630-7793
www.hilberpsychsandiego.com

LD OnLine
Helps children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. Resource guide, active forums and products are featured.

www.ldonline.org

People Skills International, Ida Greene, Ph. D.
Dr. Greene’s goal is to increase the awareness of self-value, self-worth, positive relationships and a cooperative attitude; to elevate self-respect, respect for others and enhance self-esteem through her books and workshops. Specializing in ADHD.

2910 Baily Ave., SD, 92105
619-262-9951
www.idagreene.com

AUTISM

4Autism, LLC
Provides intensive behavior intervention services to children diagnosed with Autism and other related developmental disorders.

949-636-0592
www.4autism.com

AblePathways

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

AEFCT (Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together)
AEFCT is a service provider for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders supporting families in San Diego County. Services provided include: in-home one-on-one ABA therapy, consultation, assessments, educational support, parent and professional training, social skills training and family support groups.

3954 Murphy Canyon Rd. #D105
SD, 92123
858-569-0056
www.aefct.com

A.I.R. (Autism Interventions and Resources)

(See Behavioral and Mental Health)

Autism/Asperger’s Digest Magazine

www.autismdigest.com

Autism College 
Founded by award-winning speaker, author and mother Chantal Sicile Kira, this online source for practical information and training on Autism and ASD offers advice for raising children and teens with ASD and invaluable resources for the transition to adulthood for teens, parents and educators/job coaches.

www.autismcollege.com

Autism Discovery Institute – Rady Children’s Hospital
Provides developmental evaluation, preschool inclusion, parent-child developmental behavioral therapy, behavioral consultation, speech therapy, social skills groups and medical services to children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays or behavior disorders.
3020 Children’s Way #MC5042
SD, 92123
858-966-7453
www.rchsd.org/autism

The Autism Group, Inc.
Provides behavioral and academic home programs, parent training, assessments and community based instruction for students on the Autism spectrum.

9466 Black Mountain Rd. #100
SD, 92126
858-689-2027
www.theautismgroup.com

Autism Intervention Research Program at UC San Diego
Brings together the expertise of over 40 scientists to discover a bio-behavioral “fingerprint” of what Autism looks like in babies at 12-months. ACE scientists hope that this information will result in dramatically earlier treatment and a significant reduction in symptoms for affected children.

9500 Gilman Dr., MC0109
La Jolla, CA 92093
858-534-6144
www.autism.ucsd.edu

Autism Neighborhood
Online resource that provides all people who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders with up-to-date information and educational materials to help them handle the challenges presented by life with Autism.

831-917-7781
www.autismneighborhood.org

Autism Research Institute
Conducting research and disseminating the results of research on the triggers of Autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating Autism.

4182 Adams Ave., SD, 92116
866-366-3361
www.autism.com/treatable/supplement/b6studies.htm

Autism Research Journal
Provides articles and journals
on Autism.

www.autismresearchjournal.com

Autism Society San Diego 
Provides information, community resources, support groups, recreational activities, and more for individuals with Autism and their families.
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
SD, 92123
858-715-0678
www.autismsocietysandiego.org

Autism Spectrum Quarterly Magazine

www.asquarterly.com
info@starfishpress.com

Autism Tree Project Foundation
Promotes Autism education, research, preschool screening programs, mentor programs and much more!

2845 Nimitz Blvd. #C, SD, 92106
619-222-4465
www.autismtreeproject.org

Autistically Inclined

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

AutiZm and More

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

B.I.A.N.C.A (Be Involved, Act Now, Cure Autism), Inc.
San Diego based nonprofit organization established to provide funds for physical, psychological and occupational therapy for children with Autism in need and to support Autism research and cures.

2226 River Run Dr. #163
SD, 92108
877-435-4483
www.biancanpo.org

California Association for Behavioral Analysis
Its mission is to promote the science and theory of behavioral analysis through the support of research, education and practice. Supports an annual conference for parents and educators and many parent resources.

630 Quintana Rd. #118
Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-275-2143
www.calaba.org

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)
Effectively treating children with Autism.

7297 Ronson Rd. #H, SD, 92111
858-278-6603
www.centerforautism.com  

Comprehensive Autism Services and Education (CASE), Inc.

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.
Helps fund organizations that provide services, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities that improve the quality of life for people with Autism.

508-270-8855
www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org

Include Autism

(See listing under Social Skills)

Infant Autism Spectrum Study: UCSD Infant Vision Lab
Program committed to better understanding brain and behavioral development in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our study is currently seeking 1-month-old to 18-month-old baby siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for participation in a series of visual, neural and behavioral development through 3 years of age. The assessments are carefully designed to aid in identifying early indicators of Autism.

9500 Gilman Dr. MC0109,
La Jolla, CA 92093
858-822-0642; 858-822-5434
http://babylab.ucsd.edu/IVL/Autism_Study.html

Kyle’s Treehouse
Resources on treatment options, research and a place to connect with other families to share.

www.kylestreehouse.org

National Autism Center

877-313-3833
www.nationalautismcenter.org

National Foundation for Autism Research

PO Box 502177, SD, 92150
858-679-8800
www.NFAR.org

NovataCARES (formerly CARES) 

(See listing under Behavioral & Mental Health)

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Funds pilot studies and targeted research within specific modalities and issues affecting the Autism community, primarily for studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with Autism with an emphasis on communications, education and vocational challenges. Resources for parents and providers.

www.researchautism.org

Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

People’s Care Autism Services
Strives to enhance the lives of children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities and their families through assessment, ABA, school intervention, parent education, social skills groups and adult services.
1045 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
866-351-8887
www.peoplescareautism.com

TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
Provides parent support groups, educational seminars and mentor opportunities for families affected by Autism.

855-726-7810
www.tacanow.org

Teach Town Basics
Computer service for children with Autism.

800-283-0165
www.teachtown.com

Valerie’s List
Valerie Dodd Saraf’s informational e-newsletter and resource guide for people with Autism. Sign up for weekly article and resource updates.

www.valerieslist.com

BLINDNESS

American Foundation for the Blind

800-232-5463
www.afb.org

Blind Community Center of San Diego
Enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired adults and children.

1805 Upas St., SD, 92103
619-298-5021
www.bccsd.org

Braille Institute (San Diego Braille Institute Regional Sight Center)

4555 Executive Dr.
SD, 92121
858-452-1111
www.brailleinstitute.org/san_diego

Learning Ally
Serves students and lifelong learners who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. It provides more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles.

www.learningally.org

National Braille Challenge
A “spelling bee” of sorts testing Braille spelling, comprehension, speed accuracy and chart and graph reading for blind students. Children can win amazing cash prizes and adaptive equipment.

741 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-1111
www.brailleinstitute.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

888-657-7323
www.loc.gov.nls

San Diego Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired

5922 El Cajon Blvd.
SD, 92115
619-583-1542
1385 Bonair Rd.
Vista, CA 92084
760-758-5956
www.sdcb.org

The Vision of Children Foundation
Our mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders, and to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals and their families.

11975 El Camino Real #104
SD, 92130
12555 High Bluff Dr. #330
SD, 92130
858-314-7917
www.visionofchildren.org

BRAIN & SPINAL INJURIES

ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Program of San Diego Community College District

ECC: 619-388-4812
North City: 619-388-6983

Brain Injury Association of America

800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

Brain Injury Resource Center

206-621-8558
www.headinjury.com

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

800-532-7667
www.mymsaa.org

National Brain Tumor Society

800-770-8287
www.braintumor.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

(See listing under Blindness)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

12121 Scripps Summit Drive #190, SD 92131
800-344-4867
www.nationalmssociety.org

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association

800-962-9629
www.spinalcord.org

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

619-294-6541
www.sdbif.org

Spina Bifida Association of Greater San Diego

619-491-9018
spinabifidaassociation.org
sbaofgsd@hotmail.com

Tri-City Medical Center Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
Leading edge services with the region’s only Mazor Robotics guidance system for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Home to Hana operating table for hip replacement and e+ Vitamin E total knee replacement procedure.

4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-940-3795
www.tricitymed.org/ortho

CEREBRAL PALSY

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

(See listing under Blindness)

Southern California Cerebral Palsy Center at Rady’s Children’s Hospital
A multi-disciplinary team provides a complete evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with cerebral palsy, with the goal of improving patients’ function and quality of life within the community. A list of community resources is available on the website.

858-576-1700, ext. 5362
www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cerebral-palsy-center/

United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County
Assisting individuals in finding their first job, helping children express themselves through technology, and connecting parents and individuals to support one another.

8525 Gibbs Dr. #100
SD, 92123
858-571-7803
www.ucpsd.org

United Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Information on Cerebral Palsy and advocacy for the rights of persons with any disability.
800-872-5827
www.ucp.org

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Chapter

10455 Sorrento Valley Rd. #103
SD, 92121
858-452-2873
www.cff.org

DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRMENT

California Telephone Access Program (CTAP)
Deaf and disabled telecommunications program.

877-546-7414
TTY: 800-867-4323

Deaf Community Services of San Diego (DCS)
Support services for deaf/hard of hearing/hearing loss, resource list, sign language.

1545 Hotel Circle South #300
SD, 92108
619-398-2441
VP: 619-550-3436
deafcommunityservices.org

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

516-944-8900
TTY: 516-944-8637
www.hknc.org

Network Interpreting Service
Private sign language interpreting referral agencies.

4201 Mt. Voss Dr., SD, 92117
800-284-1043; TTY: 800-284-5176
www.networkinterpreting
service.com

Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)  
Allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls.

888-CALL-FCC (225-5322)
TTY: 888-835-5322

YMCA Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Family Camp

(See listing under Camps and Enrichment Programs)

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association

619-234-9897
800-DIABETES (342-2383)
www.diabetes.org

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

800-533-CURE (2873)
www.jdrf.org

Rady Children’s Hospital Diabetes Center 

Comprehensive care for children with diabetes, including an American Diabetes Association recognized education program;  education from CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) nurses and dietitians in all areas regarding diabetes care; support for managing diabetes at home, school and other activities.
858-966-4032
www.rchsd.org

DIGEORGE SYNDROME/VCFS/22Q 11.2 DELETION

The International 22q11.2 Foundation, Inc.
Information, family support and resources.

P.O. Box 424, Matawan, NJ 07747
877-739-1849
www.22q.org

Dempster Family Foundation
Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster’s foundation committed to educating families about 22Q.

www.dempsterfamily
foundation.org

22Q and You Center
Resource for families of children with 22Q; Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia.

215-590-2920
www.chop.edu/service/22q-and-you-center/home.html

Velo-Cardial Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, Inc. 
Family support, research and resources.

P.O. Box 874, Milltown, NJ 08850
214-360-4740
www.vcfsef.org

DOWN SYNDROME

Down Syndrome Association of San Diego
Family Support Network across the lifespan:  information, resources & referral services, education and social events, advocacy and public policy initiatives. Specialized services: peer/parent support, pre/post natal consults, family support groups (English/Spanish), social groups and lending library.
9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123
619-594-7389
www.dsasdonline.org

DS Action
San Diego based organization dedicated to helping children with Down syndrome.

P.O. Box 23453, SD, 92193
619-694-4615
www.dsaction.com

National Down Syndrome Society
Education, research and advocacy for those with Down syndrome and their families.

800-221-4602
www.ndss.org

Pediatric Down Syndrome Center
Serves as a resource to other medical professionals and strengthens the social network for families, improving the consistency of care for children with Down syndrome. Offers coordinated assessments, connections to resources, education and advocacy.

8010 Frost St. #602
SD, 92123
858-966-5840
www.rchsd.org/programs-services/down-syndrome-center/

San Diego Down Syndrome  
Blog, resource guide and social calendar for families with children with Down syndrome.

12038 Woodside Ave. #A
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-708-5636
www.sandiegodownsyndrome.org

DYSLEXIA

The International Dyslexia Association

San Diego Branch
619-295-3722
www.dyslexiasd.org

Learning Ally

Serves students and lifelong learners who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities by providing more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles.

www.learningally.org

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego
Offers parent support group and children’s expressive art group as well as other resources.

2055 El Cajon Blvd., SD, 92104
619-296-0161; 800-332-1000
www.epilepsysandiego.org  

Talk About It

Website dedicated to the understanding that Epilepsy is a naturally occurring disability. Resources for coping, medication information and support are discussed in a matter-of-fact manner.
www.talkaboutit.org

FRAGILE X

Fragile X Center of San Diego
Provides information for families and professionals including family support, improving awareness of Fragile X, promoting research and increasing identification of the syndrome.

877-300-7143
Spanish: 760-434-6290
www.fragilexsandiego.org

FRAXA Research Foundation   

Nonprofit organization run by parents whose mission is to find treatments and a cure for Fragile X by funding the most promising research.
978-462-1866
www.fraxa.org

GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International (GBS/CIDP)
866-224-3301
www.gbs-cidp.org

HIV/AIDS

Christie’s Place
HIV/AIDS support center provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS education, support & advocacy to women, children & families impacted by HIV/AIDS.

2440 Third Ave., SD, 92101
619-702-4186
www.christiesplace.org

UCSD Mother and Child  
Adolescent Program
Provides comprehensive, family centered HIV care to women, children & youth.

4076 Third Ave. #301, SD, 92103
619-543-8089
www.mcap.ucsd.org

JACOBSEN SYNDROME/11Q

11Q Research and Resource Group

678-267-3586
www.11qusa.org
Linzee Carroll
11qusa@gmail.com

LUPUS

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

800-558-0121
www.lupus.org

Lupus Foundation
of Southern California 

4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. #104, SD, 92123
858-278-2788
www.lupussocal.org

MUSCULAR  DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association 

4719 Viewridge Ave. #100, SD, 92123
858-492-9792; 800-572-1717
www.mda.org

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

HeadNorth
Program for the transitional needs of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) survivors, from recovery to rehabilitation to the reintegration back into an active lifestyle. Help is provided through two core programs; financial assistance and peer mentoring. Through each program, resources, Peer Support and financial assistance helps the injured individual and their families as they face the daily challenges of living with a SCI and paralysis.

5333 Mission Center Rd. #115
SD, 92108
619-814-1236
www.headnorth.org

Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
Nonprofit pioneering an activity-based recovery system called the Dardzinsky Method for individuals with spinal cord injury.

760-431-9789
www.projectwalk.org

Roll Models Youth Peer Mentoring Program  
Matches youth between 4-16 years of age who use wheelchairs for mobility with inspirational adult mentors using wheelchairs in one-on-one relationships to provide guidance and support.

5333 Mission Center Rd. #115
SD, 92108
619-814-1236
www.headnorthevents.org

TOURETTE SYNDROME 

Tourette Syndrome Association Southern California Chapter

855-487-2762
www.tsa-socal.org

MISCELLANEOUS

9p Minus/Alfi’s Syndrome: Chromosome 9p Network
Website with resources for individuals with monosomy of 9p.

P.O. Box 524, Appleton, WI 54912
www.9pminus.org

Angelman Syndrome Foundation

4255 Westbrook Dr. #219
Aurora, IL 60504
630-978-4245
www.angelman.org

Burn Institute San Diego

8825 Aero Dr. #200
SD, 92123-2269
858-541-2277
www.burninstitute.org

Global Genes 
This nonprofit organization is one of the leading rare and genetic disease patient advocacy organizations in the world. It promotes the needs of the rare and genetic disease community under a unifying symbol of hope – the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon. Its mission is centered on increasing rare disease awareness, public and physician education, building community through social media and supporting research initiatives to find treatments and cures for rare and genetic diseases.

28 Argonaut #150
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-248-RARE (7273)
www.globalgenes.org

International Bipolar Foundation
Advances research toward the elimination of Bipolar Disorder, provides and enhances care, resources and support services and works to erase the stigma associated with mental illness through education.

8895 Town Centre Dr. #105-360
SD, 92122
858-764-2496
http://ibpf.org

International Foundation for CDKL5 Research

www.cdkl5.com

International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Funds research for treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with it by providing information, programs and services.

800-818-7388
www.rettsyndrome.org

National Organization for Rare Disorders
Federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. Committed to the identification, treatment and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and service.

1779 Massachusetts Ave. #500
Washington, DC 20036
800-999-6673
www.rarediseases.org

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) USA

800-926-4797
www.pwsausa.org

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)

877-662-7737
www.rsds.org

Stickler Involved People (Stickler’s Syndrome)

15 Angelina Dr., Augusta, KS 67010
316-259-5194
www.sticklers.org

Turner Syndrome Society
of the United States

800-365-9944
www.turnersyndrome.org

Unique
The rare chromosome disorder support group.

www.rarechromo.org

 
 

Resource Listing by Area of Need

 

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND PURPOSEFUL PLAY

Abilitations
Sensory products, adaptive recreational equipment, speech products and classroom tools.

School Specialty
PO Box 1579
Appleton, WI 54912-1579
888-388-3224
www.store.schoolspecialtyonline.net

Ablenet, Inc.
Provides educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives including communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress.

2625 Patton Rd.
Roseville, MN 55113
800-322-0956
www.ablenetinc.com

Able Play
Toys for kids with special needs.

www.ableplay.org

Ability Center
Mobility solutions for cars, wheelchairs, etc.

4797 Ruffner St.
SD, 92111
858-541-0552
www.abilitycenter.com

Achievement Products for Special Needs
Sensory products, exercise and gross motor equipment, seating and positioning products and mobility equipment, by mail, for therapy and play.

800-373-4699
www.Achievement-Products.com

Adaptive Mall
Offers the best selection of adaptive equipment for children with special needs. Products range from strollers to car seats and adaptive toys.

www.adaptivemall.com

Alternative Mobility Center
Sales and rentals of lift-chairs, wheelchairs and vehicle lifts.

320 Trousdale Dr. #E
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-477-8182
www.alternativemobility.net

American Girl Dolls
Committed to portraying girls loaded with self-esteem no matter what their differences. You can purchase your one of a kind doll with hearing aids, crutches, glasses, wheelchairs and even bald! Past “Dolls of the Year” and their coordinating books have featured a gymnast with learning disabilities and a young lady who trains service dogs.

www.americangirl.com

Apps for Children with Special Needs
Peruse, review and purchase apps for your child. Committed to helping the families and caregivers, educators and therapists of children with special needs. They produce videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.

www.a4cwsn.com

Aquatic Access
Water powered, green, ADA compliant pool and spa access.

800-325-5438
www.aquaticaccess.com

Better Life Mobility Center
Sales and rental of accessible vehicles, needs assessment and sales of wheelchairs, scooters, disabled driver hand controls and lifts.

8130 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
619-474-4072
www.betterlifemobility.com

Cool Hub Caps
The hottest mobility accessories to trick out your wheels including wheelchair spoke guards and Underglowz light kits.

P.O. Box 2534
Georgetown, TX 78627
888-414-7061
www.coolhubcaps.com

Cozy Calm Lap Cozy
Weighted blankets for relaxing and calming down

www.cozycalm.com

Enabling Devices
Assistive technology and toys for children with special needs.

50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532
800-832-8697
www.enablingdevices.com

Equipment Shop
Adaptive equipment and oral motor tools.

www.equipmentshop.com

eSpecial Needs
Adaptive equipment, sleep systems, furniture, walkers, strollers, wheelchairs, therapy and rehab equipment all in one easy to use site.

877-664-4565
www.especialneeds.com

Fun and Function
Special needs toys and therapy equipment.

www.funandfunction.com

Giant Leaps by Flaghouse
Sensory and motor rehab products and developmental learning aids.

800-265-6900
www.flaghouse.com

Harmony Home Medical
Wheelchairs, scooters and medical equipment.

4869 Convoy St. #A, SD, 92111
858-560-8177
www.harmonyhomemedical.com

Howards Mobility
Wheelchair rentals.

1515 Washington St., SD, 92103
619-297-6013
www.ashleymedical.com

J&J Artificial Limb and Brace
A wide variety of prosthetics, braces and walkers, as well as some of the coolest looking orthotics on the market.

15644 Pomerado Rd. #103
Poway, CA 92064
858-613-0958
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy. #501
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
949-389-9952, www.jandj.org
3998 Vista Way #204
Oceanside, CA 92056
858-613-0858

Johnson’s Orthopedic Appliances
Orthotic and prosthetic devices handmade by certified technicians under the care of licensed orthotists and prosthetists. Works with all insurances including Medi-Cal and Medicare.

7254 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
951-785-4411
www.johnsonsorthopedic.com

Lakeshore Learning Materials
One-stop shopping for adaptable-height desks and chairs, toys for sensory play, social acceptance imaginary play toys, learning toys, classic read along book and cd combos, art supplies and interactive software. Your child’s teacher and therapist shops here, and so should you.

7510 Hazard Center Dr. #201
SD, 92108
619-297-8494
www.lakeshorelearning.com

Living Spinal
A source for wheelchair and mobility products and their accessories where all the profits go back to finding a cure for paralysis.

3517 Del Rey St. #106A, SD, 92109
619-810-0010
www.livingspinal.com

Mobility Solutions
Wheelchairs, walkers and adaptive equipment.

7895 Convoy Ct. #11, SD, 92111
858-278-0591; 909-824-218
www.mobility-solutions.com

NuMotion
Assistive technology professionals assess your child’s need and provide wheelchairs and mobility solutions, beds and chairs, home lift systems, car seats, bathroom and transfer equipment and therapy and play equipment.

7292 Opportunity Rd. #C
SD, 92111
858-571-6544
www.numotion.com

Pimp My Chair
Wheelchair accessories to style your ride: fun, colorful, and highly-visible flashing light caster wheels, exciting and attention-getting electronic spoke lights, custom Spandex seat cushion covers, available in a wide variety of fun and flashy patterns and much more.

www.pimpmychair.com

PlayopolisToys
Toys and therapy products for kids with special needs.

877-579-9300
www.PlayopolisToys.com

Plural Publishing
Instructional books for all disabilities and methods of intervention.

5521 Ruffin Rd.,
SD, 92123
858-492-1555
www.pluralpublishing.com

Preferred Therapy Toys
Website created by two local Occupational Therapists to help parents and professionals find toys for children with various abilities to build strength and confidence, calm and soothe, and just plain have fun! Descriptions explain to parents what skill each toy builds on and directs parents to where they can be purchased.

www.preferredtherapytoys.com

Pro-Ed
Instructional and therapy materials for children with all levels of disabilities.

800-897-3202
www.proedinc.com

Sensory Goods
Sensory Goods (catalog and online) is a company made to meet the needs of people affected by developmental disabilities. They carry products designed to meet Autism and sensory integration needs like weighted and floor products, sensory swings, oral motors and more.

602-363-9754
www.sensorygoods.com

Southpaw Enterprises
Sensory and neuro-developmental products.

P.O. Box 1047, Dayton, OH 45401
800-228-1698
www.southpawenterprises.com

SpecialCare
Durable medical equipment provider for personal home use and travel, and for visiting guests. Experienced staff provide set-up and training for use of medical, respiratory, sleep, mobility and transfer products. Rentals available. 24/7/365 bilingual service.

9511 Ridgehaven Ct. #A
SD, 92123
858-694-5800
www.specialcaredme.com

Special Needs Toys
Sensory room equipment and special needs toys.

800-467-6222
www.specialneedstoys.com

Super Duper Publications
Wide variety of publications, products and toys/games for speech-language pathologists, special educators, general education teachers, occupational therapists, and parents to help children with special needs and language delays. Bilingual products available!

PO Box 24997
Greenville, SC 29616
864-284-4532
www.superduperinc.com

TalkSense
A website for understanding the need for and the use of augmentative communication. Also offers assessment and tuition for these services.

http://talksense.weebly.com/augmentative-communication.html

University of Delaware Go Baby Go!
Dr. Cole Galloway and his team provide downloadable instructions on how to modify off-the-shelf toy race cars and other play vehicles to provide mobility to children with crawling and walking problems, empowering them to be part of the action at home, in the daycare center, or on the playground.

540 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19713
302-831-3214
www.udel.edu/gobabygo

Weighted Blankets Plus
American-made weighted blankets, medical blankets and lap pads in a wide range of colors and sizes for those with sensory processing issues. Weighted Cuddle Buddies (stuffed animals) are also available.

13954 W. Waddell Rd. #103-268
Surprise, AZ 85379
623-606-6378
www.weightedblanketsplus.com

ADVOCACY

Access2Advocate
Tara Lindhardt, J.D. offers highly affordable base fee or sliding scale fee structure for comprehensive special education representation or general ombudsperson/navigator/advocacy representation with community colleges and universities, Regional Center, IHSS, Social Security, and more reflecting their mission to ensure access to all with special needs. Initial consultation is complimentary.

760-239-1277
tara.lindhardt@gmail.com
www.access2advocate.com

Advocacy Associates, Inc.
Special education advocacy, educational consultation and IEP support.

16935 W. Bernardo Dr. #114,
SD, 92127
858-485-7500
www.advocacyassociates.net 

Alliance Resources and Associates, Inc.
Allan Roth, M.S.Ed. Educational consultation and advocacy assisting all ages for help with IEPs, 504s, SSTs, expulsions, adult Services/agencies, training, Regional Center, In-Home Support Services (IHSS) and Dept. of Social Services.

950 Boardwalk #300
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-481-3126
allan.alliance@gmail.com

Andrea Goodman, Ed. D.
Educational advocacy for students and families.

8065 Caminito Gianna
La Jolla, CA 92037
619-987-8065

Battaglia and Waltari, Attorneys at Law
Specializing in special needs trusts, estate planning, Medi-Cal planning, probate,  and conservatorships for individuals with special needs and their families.

9903 Businesspark Ave. #105
SD, 92131-1120
858-689-0613
www.battagliawaltari.com

CA Department of Education Family Involvement & Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians and families of children with disabilities.

800-926-0648
TTY: 916-323-9779
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/fp/  

CA Department of Healthcare Services Medicare/Office of the Ombudsman
Meets the needs of the managed care beneficiaries.

888-452-8609

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego and Imperial Chapters
Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil, and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities.

619-688-3323
www.scdd.ca.gov

Center for Emerging Leadership (CEL)
Self-advocacy for adults and teens with disabilities.

www.interwork.sdsu.edu/cel/
cel@interwork.sdsu.edu

Champlin & Associates
Assists with any issues related to your student’s special education needs including records reviews, general advice, representation at IEP team meetings, compliance complaints, mediation, due process hearings, appeals of due process decisions, and student discipline.

7840 Mission Center Ct., #101
SD, 92108
619-220-7041
www.RobinChamplin.com

Child Advocacy Institute at USD
One of the nation’s premiere academic, research, and advocacy organizations working to improve the lives of children and youth, with special emphasis on improving the child protection and foster care systems and enhancing resources that are available to youth aging out of foster care. At the Child Advocacy Clinic, USD Law students advocate on behalf of children and youth. Visit website to determine fees and eligibility.

University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park, SD, 92110
619-260-4806
www.caichildlaw.org

COMPASS Family Center

(See listing under Parent & Family Resources)

Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
Healthcare coverage and services.

1764 San Diego Ave. #200
SD, 92110
877-734-3258; 619-744-0935
www.healthconsumer.org

Devoted Advocates
Certified Special Education Advocate with a multi-dimensional background offers support and empowerment, in all areas, to parents of children Pre-K thru age 22, with various disabilities. Offers a free 30-minute consultation.

13465 Ginger Glen Rd., SD, 92130
619-889-1003
www.devotedadvocates.com

Disability Help Center
Helps individuals with disabilities receive their Social Security Disability/SSI and/or Veteran’s Disability benefits, but our community resources are available to everyone.

1833 4th Ave., SD, 92101
888-418-8860
www.ssdhelpcenter.org

Disability Rights California
Works to bring about fairness and justice for Californians with disabilities.

1111 Sixth Ave. #200
SD, 92101
619-239-7861; 800-776-5746
TTY: 800-719-5798
www.disabilityrightsca.org

DMS Consulting
Deedee Spangler, MS
Educational consultant and advocate.

619-822-6340
www.astressfreeiep.com

Ed-vance Educational Services and Advocacy Services 4 San Diego
Andrea Katz, Ed.D. provides services that support parents as they work to improve the academic and behavioral performance of their child with special needs by educating them about their procedural safeguards, the federal and state education codes, the format for writing an effective Individual Education Program (IEP), and the tools to work cooperatively with special education staff members. Assesses students and creates a one-of-a-kind curriculum for your child.

619-820-1393
www.ed-vance.com

Joseph Todd Jones, Psy. D.
Special Education Advocate
Professional advocacy from a former teacher and school psychologist for children and adolescents with a variety of disabilities that require special education service intervention.

760-809-3116
www.toddjones.org

Keeping the Lanterman Promise
The goal of KTLP  is to educate, inform, connect and inspire parents and people with special needs. Encourages efforts to restore, defend, and preserve the Lanterman Act and the protection of the rights of individuals with disabilities.

www.ktlp.org

Kirsten Hall, B.C.B.A.

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

Kristi Kelly Advocacy
Advocate with an extensive background in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) who assists families in recognizing the needs of their child in the classroom setting, putting together a solid IEP, and working to build and maintain a positive relationship with the school and service providers.

858-243-7980
www.kkellyadvocate.com

Law Office of Jennifer Day
Helping students with disabilities obtain the appropriate educational services to which they are entitled, protecting students from inappropriate disciplinary actions, navigating parents through the oftentimes confusing world of special education.

P.O. Box 420007
SD, 92142
858-356-4043
www.jenniferdaylaw.com

The Law Office of Meagan M. Nunez, Esq.
Helping parents navigate special education law because every child deserves a meaningful education.

9606 Tierra Grande #204
SD, 92126
619-757-1290
www.sdspecialatttorney.com

Law Offices of Monica C. Marquez
Dedicated to compassionately supporting, guiding and representing  families of children with special needs with the full range of special education legal and advocacy services: IEP, resolution, mediation, due process hearings. Bilingual parent of children with special needs. Serving clients throughout San Diego County.

Encinitas, CA 92024
760-753-0505
www.monicamarquezlaw.com

Law Offices of Schwartz and Storey
Special education attorney available for evaluations, advocacy and representation. Contact us for help with your IEP, 504 Plan, suspensions, expulsions, educational disputes, Due Process hearings, compliance complaints, regional center issues and other needs. Free consultations. We offer bilingual, bicultural representation.

2247 San Diego Ave. #237
SD, 92110
858-430-8166
www.dorightlaw.com

Law Offices of Thomas S. Nelson
Advocacy for an appropriate education for children with special needs. Committed to empowering families through education and enforcement of their child’s special education rights. Also represents any student facing expulsion proceedings. Serving San Diego and Temecula.

16466 Bernardo Center Dr. #106,
SD, 92128
858-945-6621
www.specialedlaw.us

Law Offices of Victoria Vasquez Ikerd-Schreiter
Bilingual, affordable, special education advocacy, training on community activation and policy advocacy, educational trainings and presentations, IEP clinics and consultations, IEP, IPP, and IFSP representation, Due Process and Mediation for many disability-based administrative hearing levels (Special Education, IHSS, etc) from the parent of two with special needs.

9606 Tierra Grande #204
SD, 92126
858-863-5932
www.ikerdschreiter.com 

McCuaig Law Firm
David McCuaig, Esq. protects the legal rights of students with special needs in relation to all special education issues including IEPs, due process, manifestation determinations, evaluations, charter schools, and many more. Free consultation.

737 Pearl St. # 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-222-0860
www.mccuaiglaw.com

PACER Center, Inc.
Expanding opportunities to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families.

8161 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55437
888-248-0822
952-838-9000
www.pacer.org

Pacific Coast Advocates
Provides a unique co-advocacy model (each client has 2 advocates) with a child-centered approach. Works to build bridges between the clients and school districts collaboratively achieving positive outcomes for children with disabilities at IEPs and 504 meetings.

10505 Sorrento Valley Rd. #430
SD, 92121
858-750-1634
www.pacificcoastadvocates.com

Patricia E. Cromer, Attorney
Special education law.

4907 Lakeridge Terrace West
Reno, NV 89509
speedily@gmail.com

San Diego People First
Offers self-advocacy, track legislation and provides information on writing to governmental offices.

c/o Area Board XIII
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. #250
SD, 92108
619-688-4236
www.sandiegopeoplefirst.com

San Diego Unified School District Special Education Ombudspersons
Works impartially with all parties to assist in the resolution of concerns related to students’ special needs. This typically occurs within the Individualized Education Programs (IEP) process.

4100 Normal St.
SD, 92103
619-725-8186 or 619-725-8187
www.sandi.net/specialed

Sergio Downs Consulting Services
Bilingual documentation specialists who help you prepare and submit almost any paperwork you need help with from conservatorships for persons with special needs, to divorce and immigration.

P.O. Box 34513
SD, 92163
619-414-0870
www.sergiodownsservices.com

Social Advocates for Youth
(SAY San Diego)
Youth & family support services.

8755 Aero Dr. #100
SD, 92123
858-565-4148
www.saysandiego.org

Special Education Advocacy Program – USD
Certificate Program-USD Continuing Education
Solution-focused functional training in special education advocacy designed to provide an overview of disability on the family, an understanding of special education law and the assessment process, and dispute resolution training.

619-260-4600
www.sandiego.edu/compass/training-and-research/special-education-advocacy-program.php

Special Education Advocacy Team (SEAT)
Bilingual advocacy from parents of children with special needs. We assist parents in obtaining appropriate services by reviewing records, conducting observations, collaborating with other special education professionals and attending IEP and 504 Meetings to support your child’s personal goals. Free 45 minute consultation.

9606 Tierra Grande #204
SD, 92126
858-863-5932
www.sdseat.com

Susan Moroff – Special Education Advocate
Offers free phone consultation.

760-803-6580
kdzadvocate@roadrunner.com

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) San Diego
Helps enable children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them (and their families) with training, support, information, resources and referrals. Also has military outreach program for military families with special needs children.

3180 University Ave. #235
SD, 92104
619-282-0846
Toll-free: 866-609-3218
www.taskca.org

Voz De Victoria
Marta Victoria Leyva has a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational private practice specializing in advocating for the educational rights of all students especially those needing or receiving special education services. In addition, professional and/or parent training and development, as well as educational consulting services, are offered.

3025 Beyer Blvd. #E-102
SD, 92154
619-271-0924
www.vozdvictoria.com

Wrightslaw

Accurate, reliable information about special education law, general education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Excellent parent trainings.

www.wrightslaw.com

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

Accurate Assessments of San Diego
Diagnostic Evaluations for ADHD, Autism/Developmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, and Intellectual giftedness for children of all ages, and adults. We use Best-Practices techniques to meet, or exceed the APA’s standards of excellence in psychological and educational assessment.

3790 Via de la Valle #116E
SD, 92014
858-208-9689
www.accurateassessmentsandiego.com

Advanced Neurobehavioral Health
Our assessments aid in formulating diagnoses, where appropriate, and in generating practical recommendations for interventions in home, school, vocational and alternative residential settings.

15644 Pomerado Rd. #305
Poway, CA 92064
619-693-3113
www.anhsocal.com

Comprehensive Autism Services & Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.) Friends Club
Assessment for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

785 Grand Ave. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-720-4964
www.casefamily.com

Child Development Clinic: Maternal and Child Health Center
Asssessment for children with suspected delays, hearing and vision screenings, behavioral treatments and family support for parents with children with special needs. Spanish speaking doctor!

4050 Beyer Blvd. 2nd Fl.
San Ysidro, CA 92173
619-662-4100
www.syhc.org

C3-Rady Children’s Care Connection
Developmental and Social Assessment, Early Intervention services and general assessment for children 0-5, as well as support services for parents.

Central: 3020 Children’s Way #23
SD, 92123
858-966-8931
North: 3605 Vista Way #B-201
Oceanside, CA 92056
858-966-8014
South: 1261 3rd Ave. #D
Chula Vista, CA 91911
858-966-8008
www.rchsd.org

DEC-Rady Children’s Developmental Evaluation Clinic
Diagnostic assessment of children birth through age 18 to identify developmental, learning and social delays. Links children and families to needed services.

3020 Children’s Way MC5023
SD, 92123
858-966-5817
www.rchsd.org

DSEP-Rady Children’s Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program
Developmental/behavioral assessment and screening for foster children up to age 6, and developmental coaching for caregivers.

3020 Children’s Way MC 5111
SD, 92123
858-966-7874
www.rchsd.org

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)
Helps parents gain assessment as a Point of Entry for California Early Start and California Prevention Resource and Referral Services (PRRS). Can also walk families through the process of referrals and helps parents to navigate the IPP and IFSP process.

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130, SD, 92123
800-281-8252
www.efrconline.org

Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California

(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

KidSTART-Rady Children’s Hospital
Comprehensive screening, triage, assessment referral and treatment (including intensive mental health treatment) for children 0-5 with complex developmental, behavioral, family and medical needs: Intensive care coordination is part of KidSTART. Referrals must come through Healthy Development Services (HDS) Pediatricians, CWS Social Workers and Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program (DSEP).

3020 Children’s Way #MC6024
SD, 92123
858-966-5990
www.rchsd.org

Project SKIP
A practical, inexpensive process for screening children as young as two years for developmental delays and cognitive and mental health concerns – including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

917-687-0271
www.projectskip.com

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)
Serves as a focal point in the community through which infant/toddlers through adults with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.

4355 Ruffin Rd., SD, 92123
858-576-2996
www.sdrc.org

AUDIOLOGY/HEARING

Audiology – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
A full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services, including hearing evaluations, Brainstem Evoked Response testing, hearing aid and cochlear implant services to all ages.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5010 SD, 92123
858-966-5838
www.rchsd.org

North County Audiology
Hearing testing and diagnostics.

12396 World Trade Dr. #205
SD, 92128
858-674-1910
www.northcountyaudiology.com
info@northcountyaudiology.com

Rancho Sante Fe Audiology
Comprehensive audiogram testing for children and adults, tinnitus evaluations, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing, cochlear implants, and all levels of hearing aid dispensing, evaluations, repairs and programming.

6037 La Granada #D
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-759-8922
www.rsfaudiology.com
info@rsfaudiology.com

BEHAVIORAL & MENTAL HEALTH

ABA Behavior Therapies and Testing
We are a team of dedicated Masters level clinicians operating as ABA Therapists and dedicated to providing the best possible care and treatment for individuals with extra behavior needs. We combine the best of traditional psychological practices with natural environment focused ABA therapy to help our clients and their families grow and succeed. Assessment, testing and IEP support & child advocacy available.

Escondido, CA 92025
Poway, CA 92128
Oceanside, CA 92054
760-349-4200
www.abaGroup.org

ABA Education Foundation (formerly Bridges)
Comprehensive ABA-centered behavioral intervention for infants and children, consultation, assessment, parent trainings, and advocacy services.

7860 Mission Center Ct., #100
SD, 92108
619-272-0090

AblePathways
Utilizing a functional behavior assessment, this program for Autism/ASD and other developmental disabilities provides a detailed plan to reduce challenging behaviors and improve social skills. An ABA-focused Life Skills Development Plan prioritizes the most significant problem behaviors, and identifies strategies to reduce or eliminate their occurrence.

830 E. Vista Way #108
Vista, CA 92084
760-230-5251
www.ablepathways.com

ACES, Inc.
Behavioral and educational support for children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

3731 Sixth Ave., SD, 92103
619-278-0884
www.acesautism.com

Advanced Neurobehavioral Health
Their assessments aid in formulating diagnoses, where appropriate, and in generating practical recommendations for interventions in home, school, vocational and alternative residential settings.

15644 Pomerado Rd. #305
Poway, CA 92064
619-693-3113
www.anhsocal.com

AEFCT (Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together)
AEFCT is a service provider for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders supporting families in San Diego County. Services provided include: in-home one-on-one ABA therapy, consultation, assessments, educational support, parent and professional training, social skills training, and family support groups.

3954 Murphy Canyon Rd. #D105
SD, 92123
858-569-0056
www.aefct.com

AIM (Applied Interventions and Methodologies)
Provides behavioral and educational plans for children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders.

6540 Lusk Blvd. #C256, SD, 92121
858-657-9117
aimincsd@gmail.com

A.I.R. (Autism Interventions and Resources)
Group of professionals collaborating with parents and agencies dedicated to providing behavioral services to children and adults with developmental disabilities based exclusively upon the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Each A.I.R. program is designed to address the needs of a child, focusing on particular areas of strength while utilizing positive behavioral strategies to decrease maladaptive behaviors and improve areas of deficiency.

23241 South Pointe Dr.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949-457-9203
www.hopeisintheair.com

Anger Management Associates
Pete McClintock M.A., LMFT
Provides counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Specializes in ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, and parenting and provides individual, family, couples and group therapy, including anger management groups for children and teens.

3411 3rd Ave., SD, 92103
619-299-0975
www.petemcclintock.com

Ascent Psychological Services
Lauren Elder Ph. D. performs behavioral and cognitive assessment to address and treat behavioral and developmental concerns and anxiety through play therapy, parent coaching and a variety of behavioral therapies.

3505 Camino Del Rio S. #212
SD, 92108
858-888-9062
www.ascentpsychologicalservices.com

The Autism Group, Inc.
Comprehensive programs incorporating a variety of Autism specific methodologies and strategies to create a unique intervention program for an individual child.

9466 Black Mountain Rd. #100
SD, 92126
858-689-2027
www.theautismgroup.com

ASC (Autism Spectrum Consultants)
Behavioral and educational plans and implementation.

5080 Shoreham Pl. #103
SD, 92122
858-272-2662
www.autismconsultants.com

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)
A leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, AST’s tailored programs are designed for infants to adults with developmental needs. They provide comprehensive training and support for families, schools and communities and they work with regional centers, private insurance companies and Tricare.

866-727-8274
www.autismtherapies.com

Autistically Inclined
Family support from a relationship-based team that addresses each individual’s unique expressions in all things sensory, behavioral and communicative, all while inspiring our kids to want friendships and connection. They train parents and professionals to implement Natural Play Therapy with any child or adult who you want a deeper, more fulfilling relationship.

760-918-0616
www.autisticallyinclined.com

AutiZm and More
Mary Von Witzleben, PhD, BCBA-D and Reena Patel, LEP 2643 specialize in using a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate and create behavioral and educational strategies for families in home, school and community settings to help your child with developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.

858-848-0004
www.AutiZmandmore.com

Behavioral Health Department at Rady Children’s Hospital
Outpatient psychiatry.

Central SD: 858-966-5832
North Inland: 760-294-9270
North Coastal: 760-758-1480
Behavioral Crisis Center: 760-730-5900
www.rchsd.org

Brain Learning Assessment and Treatment
Neuropsychological and educational assessment, educational consultation and treatment for children and adolescents.

8414 Lemon Ave. #B
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-750-5346
www.brainlearning.com

Butterfly Effects
Community-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services for individuals with Autism and other related disorders in home and community environments. We help families develop an individualized therapy plan, web-based progress and results tracking and assistance with insurance reimbursement.

500 Fairway Dr. #102
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
888-880-9270
www.ButterflyEffects.com

Carlsbad Counseling Center
Psychotherapy and counseling for families and individuals with ASD, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder/OCD as well as play and expressive therapies for families, parenting groups for 0-12 year olds and San Diego Superior Court Programs. Bipolar/OCD support group available. Fee for Service and help with PPO reimbursement.

2777 Jefferson St. #200
Carlsbad, CA 92018
760-434-9694
www.carlsbadcounselingcenter.com

Center for Thoughtful Lasting Change, Inc.
Sherry Casper Ph. D.
Helping students achieve successful outcomes through psychological assessments, educational consultation, direct interventions and consultations for behavior management.

9606 Tierra Grande #203
SD, 92126
625 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
858-249-6140
www.drsherrycasper.com

Chadwick Center for Children and Families – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
A range of trauma-focused therapies, assessments and interventions for children of all ages and their caregivers and parents.

858-966-5814
www.chadwickcenter.org

Dr. Clarence Perry, MD
Clinical psychiatrist specializing in learning disorders, special needs and all areas of psychiatric need.

3368 2nd Ave. #I, SD, 92103
619-688-1383

Comprehensive Autism Services and Education (CASE), Inc.
Agency specializing in behavioral, social and educational needs of children with Autism. Utilizes an individual and integrated approach to working with methodologies for all ages and levels of function. Offers consultation services to the families and school districts. Trainings for Applied Behavioral Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Structured Teaching, Pivotal Response Training and Facilitated Play are available for parents, teachers, and related staff members. Friends’ Club® program facilitates social understanding skills for children in pre-school through high school.

785 Grand Ave. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-720-4964
www.casefamily.com

Coyne & Associates
Applied behavioral analysis and other therapies.
Serving San Diego

760-634-1125
www.coyneandassociates.com

Deborah Pontillo, PhD.
Pediatric psychology with a special needs focus.

San Diego Kids First
12625 High Bluff Dr. #113
SD, 92130
858-692-4187

Dana Fillmore, Psy. D.

2262 Carmel Valley Rd. #D
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-7844

Dr. Joshua Feder, MD
Specializing in DIR/floortime interactive play/behavioral therapy.

415 N. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-509-0523

Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California
Provides ABA, individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, art therapy, school based consultation, educational testing and is a licensed SDRC vendor of RDI (Relationship Development Therapy). Wide variety of insurances accepted.

3575 Kenyon St. #102, SD, 92110
619-600-0683
www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com

 Fred Finch San Diego Regional Center Wrap Around Program
With referral from the SD Regional Center, this program is designed to address the mental health of children with special needs, diminish negative social behaviors, and strengthen the family. Employing family-centered, strength-based practices and a culturally competent approach, the program offers assessment and intervention, individual and family counseling; case management; caregiver/parent coaching; crisis response; linking family/youth to natural and community support; and access to psychiatric support and medication.

3434 Grove St.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
619-281-3706
www.fredfinch.org

Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.

(See listing under Speech & Language)

International Bipolar Foundation
Advances research toward the elimination of Bipolar Disorder, provides and enhances care, resources and support services and works to erase the stigma associated with mental illness through education.

8895 Towne Centre. Dr. #105-360
SD, 92122
www.ibpf.org

Intricate Mind Institute (IMI), LLC
We provide Cognitive-Behavioral, Cognitive Enhancement and Social Communication/Interaction Skill Training for children, youth, and adults with ASDs, ADHD, LD, DD and/or anxiety, depression, behavior problems, social challenges or executive functioning problems. We increase self-awareness, self-regulation, coping skills, social skills, attention and memory skills and improve functioning in multiple settings.

2247 San Diego Ave. #136
SD, 92110
858-205-9809
www.intricatemindinstitute.com

Julie D. Kunin, Ph. D.

211 W. Robinson Ave., SD, 92103
619-787-4406

Kelly Baier, Psy.D.
Individual and family therapy focusing on behavior management.

11858 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #210
SD, 92128
858- 236-9087
www.DrKellyBaier.com

Key to Behavior
Megan Sprague, M.S., BCBA works with the family to select programs in the areas of communication and language, learn-to-learn skills, academics, social and self-help skills. Each program and technique used will be individualized to your child’s unique learning style and may include individualized instruction, community based programming and social skills strengthening,

760-565-2348
www.keytobehavior.com

Kickstart
Clinical team serving children 12-25 and their families who are at risk for mental illness and experiencing symptoms. This early intervention process provides confidential assessments, individualized treatments for participants and their families and community awareness campaigns to ensure early detection.

6160 Mission Gorge Rd. #100
SD, 92120
619-481-3790
www.kickstartsd.org

Kirsten Hall, B.C.B.A.
Utilizes a wide range of methodologies to assess and develop behavioral, social skills and educational programs. Helps the development of the child through parent education and in-home strategies. Reviews IEP’s and helps parents advocate for quality behavioral support plans.

619-871-5126
www.KHallBCBA.com

Learning Development Services
Neuropsychological assessment, counseling and consultation.

3754 Clairemont Dr., SD, 92117
858-581-5050
www.learningdevelopmentservices.com

L.E.T.S. Grow (Lives Empowered through Therapy and Support Grow)
SDRC contracted provider of ABA therapy to improve academics, cognition, play skills, social skills, and more. Consultation, assessment, and early intervention services available.

7373 University Ave. #114
La Mesa, CA, 91942
619-713-0737
www.letsgrowaba.com

Linda Collins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Over 15 years experience evaluating, designing and supervising the delivery of social skills training, writing relevant goals for children with Autism/ASD and providing support for their parents. Provides consultation and training to school districts and programs serving children with an Autism diagnosis.

4455 Murphy Canyon Rd. #100-9
SD, 92123
858-536-8985
www.therapy4mindbody.com

Lovaas Institute San Diego Office
Behavioral intervention for children diagnosed with Autism or a related disorder.

6540 Lusk Blvd. #C-157
SD, 92121
West Coast Headquarters:
310-914-5433
858-678-0963
www.lovaas.com  

Dr. Mitchel Perlman
Behavioral assessment, educational assessment and psychological testing.

2430 Palermo Dr.
SD, 92106
619-255-5566

Mental Health America of San Diego
Nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. Wide range of services including Breaking Down Barriers Program aiding with increasing access to mental health services for persons with severe mental illness dually diagnosed with another disability.

800-273-8255
www.mhasd.org

Mental Health America (MHA) of San Diego County
Dedicated to addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

4069 30th St.
SD, 92104
619-543-0412
www.mhasd.org

Mental Health Systems, Inc.
Nonprofit agency founded in 1978 to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities facing substance abuse and behavioral health challenges by providing mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. Programs throughout the county.

9465 Farnham St.
SD, 92123
858-573-2600
www.mhsinc.org

Motiva Associates
Comprehensive therapy for special needs, behavioral issues, grief and bereavement.

815 Third Ave. #319
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-691-1880
2840 Adams Ave. #305
SD, 92116
619-283-8700
145 Vallecitos de Oro #B
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-744-8700
396 Broadway #7
El Centro, CA 92243
www.motivaassociates.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
Offers support and resource information for family members, consumers and people affected by mental illness.

5095 Murphy Canyon Rd. #320
SD, 92123
619-543-1434; 800-523-5933
www.namisandiego.org

N. Jennifer Oke, Ph.D.
Clinical child psychologist specializing in the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders offering evaluations, Early Intervention, individual therapy, parent training, and sibling support groups.

5677 Oberlin Dr. #214, SD, 92121
858-452-9596
www.drjenniferoke.com

NovataCARES (formerly CARES) 
Provides assessment and treatment services for children with neuro-developmental disorders and their families including home and school based programs, psychotherapy, parent education, social skills programs, the CARES ABC Program, ABA and Discreet Trial.

10065 Old Grove Rd. #200
SD, 92131
858-566-8823
www.novatabh.com

Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics
Medical clinic of Dr. Suzanne Goh, a board-certified pediatric neurologist and author with expertise in the diagnostic testing, evaluation and biomedical and behavioral treatment of children with Autism and other neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior.

12702 Via Cortina
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-304-6440
www.gohmd.org

Peer2Peer Lines from Mental Health Systems
Peer2Peer Text and Chat Support Services provides a non-crisis peer support live chat and text service for youth and teens who are at-risk and or dealing with potential behavioral health issues including those who may struggle with alcohol or drugs. We work with many youth who are searching for support groups, mental health services and/or supportive listening. Monday-Friday 2-6 pm.

Info for parents 858-636-3602
Text Peer2Peer 619-377-7111
www.mhsinc.org/peer2peer-text-and-chat-support-and-referral-services

• People’s Care Autism Services

(See listing under Autism)

Phoenix House Academy
Adolescent residential and educational program serving teens 13-17 with the dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health problems. Fully accredited with special education services and tutoring onsite.

23981 Sherilton Valley Rd.
Descanso, CA 91916
785 Grand Ave. #220
Carlsbad, CA 92024
877-769-9698
www.phoenixhouse.org

“Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs” 
Written by Jane Nelsen, Steven Foster and Arlene Rafael. The newest book in the “Positive Discipline” series and its companion website help parents bridge communication gaps, defuse power struggles, avoid the dangers of praise, enforce a message of love, build on strengths, and hold children of all abilities accountable.

www.positivediscipline.com

PsyCare, Inc.
Private behavioral healthcare delivery system providing a wide net of high quality psychiatric, psychological, counseling, and chemical dependency assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents, as well as parent counseling.

858-279-1223 for a referral in your area.
www.psycare.org

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD)
Child and Adolescent Center

1550 Hotel Circle North  #450
SD, 92108
619-692-1581
www.psychiatriccenters.com

San Diego Access and Crisis Line
24/7 access to mental health, drug and addiction counseling.

800-479-3339

San Diego Center for Children

(See listing under Education)

San Diego County Mental Health Services
Offers a wide variety of treatment, rehab and recovery services to help people who experience persistent and severe mental illness or a mental crisis.

Adults: 619-563-2700
Children: 619-563-2750

San Diego County Mental Health Services Emergency Screening Unit

730 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-421-6900

San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital

3853 Rosecrans St., SD, 92110
619-692-8200

San Diego Psychological Association

4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. #105 SD, 92123
858-277-1463

Sensory Learning Center
As an intervention, the Sensory Learning Program effectively unites three modalities (visual, auditory, and vestibular) into one, multi-sensory approach that works to improve perception, understanding and the ability to learn.

2124 El Camino Real #101
Oceanside, CA 92054
760-434-3314
www.sensorylearning.com

TERI Behavior Support Services
For 34 years, our Board Certified Behavioral Analysts have excelled in designing positive behavioral interventions for those who have not benefited from conventional approaches to solving behavioral challenges. We specialize in Autism and severe behavior problems, and now provide in-home, insurance funded ABA services.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
TurnAround: Turning Fear into Freedom from Informed Therapy Services
Professionally developed audio treatment program that teaches your child how to stop anxious thoughts, calm uncomfortable feelings, and use the most effective strategies to overcome anxiety.

9935-D Rea Rd. #102
Charlotte, NC 28277
877-300-7436
www.turnaroundanxiety.com

USC Telehealth

Completely virtual counseling and therapy clinic that uses the latest online and video technologies to connect high-quality counseling and therapy providers to a diverse set of clients including adults, children, couples, families, and military personnel from the comfort and security of your own home or private location.
866-740-6502
www.usctelehealth.com

CAMPS AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Camp Able at Coronado
Provides hundreds of children and adults with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to experience aquatic activities such as kayaking, sailing, and swimming in the ocean.

P.O. Box 421462
SD, 92142-1462
858-254-0944
www.campableatcoronado.org

Camp-A-Little and Camp-A-Lot
The ARC of San Diego’s annual summer camps are five days and take place at Cuyamaca Outdoor School in the San Diego mountains. Designed for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities, with or without physical limitations. Fully accessible facility, limited space available for persons with mobility restrictions and those needing 1:1 supervision. Daily activities for the children (5-12) are run separately from the teens (12-17).

ARC Personal & Leisure Services
3030 Market St.
SD, 92102
619-685-1175 ext. 255
www.arc-sd.com

Camp Futures-Autism Spectrum Therapies
Fun-filled summer camp where children with developmental needs ages 3 to 18 interact, socialize and make new friends while participating in a variety of exciting and fun activities each day including weekly thematic activities (music, building, and water), computers, painting and board games.

866-278-6264
www.autismtherapies.com/camp-futures

Camp Huntington
Residential camp located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains designed for children with ADHD, LD, PDD-NOS, ADD and ASD 6 and up. Offers a unique program of adaptive therapeutic recreation including: structured activities, nurturing care, a positive setting, and academic instruction to meet IEP goals. The local area offers many activities for the rest of the family.

PO Box 37, High Falls, NY 12440
866-514-5281
www.camphuntington.com

Camp I CAN
In participation with the Autism Society, the YMCA offers this camp for children with Autism with 1:1 instruction. Register early: this camp fills up every year!

619-298-3576
www.autismsocietysandiego.org

Camp Ivey
Summer Horse Camp is dedicated to encourage the interaction of disabled and able bodied children, of all ages, by providing educational and recreational activities. Day camp for students 7-17 with therapeutic horseback riding program, aviary and gardening.

110 Rancho Del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057
760-722-4839
www.iveyranch.com/equestrian-programs/summer-camp/

Camp Jaycee: Jewish Community Center
Wide variety of inclusive day camps at their facilities including an Olympic-sized pool, theatre, dance studio, science lab, ball fields and tennis courts.

4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-457-3030
www.lfjcc.org

Camp Paivika
Camp near Big Bear, offering summer and winter overnight camp programs for students 5-22 with developmental and physical disabilities, such as Autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. Activities include horseback riding, fine arts, adaptive sports, swimming, cookouts and campfires, arts and crafts, and nature hikes.

P. O. Box 3367
Crestline, CA 92325
909-338-1102
www.camppaivika.org

Camp Stevens
Inclusive, traditional, fun-in-the-outdoors overnight camp for all kids 8-15 in Julian. Discuss the needs of your child with ASD, ADD/ADHD, and mild delay with counselors to best serve your child. Focus on interpersonal skills during archery, swimming, crafts, campfires and more!

P.O. Box 2320, Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0028
www.campstevens.org

Camp Tuolumne Trails
Tuolumne Trails is an accommodations camp in the Sierras for groups with special medical needs. The camp provides the buildings, infrastructure, food service, management, and general camp activities. Camping groups bring their own dedicated staff of professionals, medical staff and specially tailored programs for their campers.

22988 Ferretti Rd.
Groveland, CA 95321
209-962-7534
www.tuolumnetrails.org

CCYC Camp Nejedly, Hawley Lake (Camp Wamp)
Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation Wilderness camp is operated by the City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation, Access Leisure section in partnership with the Contra Costa Youth Council. This is a wilderness camping experience, founded by local climbing legend Stephen Wampler and is for youth ages 10 to 18 with physical disabilities.

941 Orange Ave. #440
Coronado, CA 92118
800-381-6891
www.wamplerfoundation.org/programs/
www.accessleisuresac.org/camp_camp-nejedly.htm

CIP (College Internship Program) Summer Program
2 weeks of college experience for Teens 16-19 with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning Autism, ADHD & other learning differences. College is not all about academics; it’s about fostering connections, learning the necessary skills to succeed and having fun while doing it!

877-566-9247 (8-4 ET)
www.cipworldwide.org

City of Chula Vista Recreation Department Inclusive Day Camps
Students with disabilities are encouraged to attend all day camps. A two-week advance notice is required to complete an assessment and to assign an aide if needed.

276 Fourth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-409-5979
www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/camp

CYT Musical Theater Summer Overnight and Day Camps
Full day of fun for children 5-18 featuring drama, dance and outdoor games. CYT welcomes all children and will accomodate their individual needs to participate.

1545 Pioneer Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-588-0206
www.cytsandiego.org

Dragonfly Forest
Traditional summer camp including swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities. Dragonfly Forest is specifically designed for children with Autism, 22Q, asthma and medical needs and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a “traditional” camp.

1100 E Hector St. #333
Conshohocken, PA 19428
610-298-1820
www.dragonflyforest.org

Easter Seals Camp Oakes
Week-long, resident camp in the San Bernardino Mountains serving children and adults with disabilities. Activities include crafts, hayrides, talent shows, dances, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, archery, hiking, concerts, storytelling, and a high and low ropes course.

401 S. Ivy St.
Escondido, CA 92025
951-264-4855
www.easterseals.com/southerncal

iCan Bike 
Summer day camp designed for children 8 and up with disabilities to learn to ride a bike. Through the use of elaborate equipment, this progressive program teaches children increased independence. All equipment is provided, so children do NOT need to bring bicycles or helmets.

858-695-9415
www.crimsoncenteroutreach.org

 If I Was A Bird Yoga

(See listing under Yoga)

 Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp
Campers, ages 4-18 years old, will be introduced to a variety of adaptive sports including softball, basketball, tennis, rugby, archery, bocce ball, kayaking, water ski, sailing, yoga, handcycling, and much more at our Crown Point and Southwestern College locations.
San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation

619-336-1806
jazmin@sdasf.org
pdermody@asrasd.org

The Painted Turtle
Summer camp and year-round programs for children 7-16 with a wide variety of medical conditions. Full medical staff onsite, 24/7. Special foods available for a variety of dietary needs.

17000 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
866-451-5367
www.paintedturtle.org

Rancho Family YMCA Inclusive Camps
Exciting, inclusive camps offered to children of all abilities. Assessment happily provided for areas of camp support. Financial aid available.

9410 Fairgrove Ln., SD, 92129
858-484-8788
www.rancho.ymca.org

San Diego Park & Recreation Full range of inclusive summer and winter day camps offered to children of all abilities. Full schedules online.

619-525-8248
jmrichard@sandiego.gov
www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation

SOAR Adventure Camps
Camps for students with LD, AD and ADHD are designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their independence while away from home by participating in camping, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and horseback riding. Students are involved in many decision making processes, such as setting individual goals, developing group guidelines, as well as trip and meal planning.

P.O. Box 388,
Balsam, NC 28707
828-456-3435
www.soarnc.org

Summer Session at NewBridge School
Half-day learning program/camp for students with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, memory, executive functioning, and processing difficulties in grades K-8. They teach students to be effective learners in a fun, active, camp-like setting on our two acre campus.

12285 Oak Knoll Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-679-5744
www.newbridgeschool.us

 Surf Camp 
The Autism Society in partnership with Aqua Pros Swim School offers surf camp for persons with Autism.

4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
SD, 92123
858-715-0678
www.sd-autism.org/aquaticsPrograms.html

Talisman Programs
Experiential learning camp program for children with ADD, ADHD, LD and Asperger’s that helps children to develop physical and social competence in an atmosphere that encourages and supports self-regulation and self-direction.

64 Gap Creek Rd.
Zirconia, NC 28790
828-697-6313
www.talismancamps.com

ThoughtSTEM Coding and Computer Science
The world of technology offers a unique experience to draw upon the abilities of students with Asperger’s and high functioning ASD. Our patience and unmatched expertise in computer science education helps students 8-18 engage in fun projects while becoming expert coders. In our afterschool programs, weekend workshops and camps, teachers and college mentors use familiar games like Minecraft and child-friendly programs to teach computer science and game design. Call for assessment.
858-869-9430
Upward Bound Camp
Christian based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with disabilities, 12 years of age and over in an environment that presents opportunities for growth outside the individual’s usual routine or habitat.

P.O. Box C
Stayton, OR 97383
503-897-2447
www.upwardboundcamp.org

Water Sports Camp at Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Adaptive swim camp sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and inclusion supported by KIT (Kids Included Together).

Peninsula Family YMCA
1001 Santa Clara Point
SD, 92109
858-539-2003
www.watersportscamp.com

 Summer and Winter Camps at Xcite Steps
Camps for kids and teens with cognitive disabilities such as Asperger’s Syndrome, high functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, MDD, CDD, social anxieties, or other disabilities.

105 Cancha De Gol
SD, 92091
858-764-2956
www.excitesteps.com

YMCA of San Diego County Day and Overnight Camps
Day Camps, overnight camps, swim lessons, and sports leagues for children preschool and up all summer long. Kids learn, grow and thrive making lasting friendships and memories. Children with special needs are always welcome at the Y.

3708 Ruffin Rd., SD, 92123
858-292-9622
www.ymca.org

YMCA Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Family Camp  

Provides an opportunity for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families to come together in a positive environment.

858-455-7571
www.dhhfamilycamp.org

CLOTHING

Designs by JA9
Fused glass artist Janine Stillman supports the National Autism Association through the sale of these beautiful, dichroic glass puzzle piece jewelry and ornaments.

1685 Corbett Highlands Pl.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805-459-7296
www.designsbyja9shop.com

Downs Designs
Proper fitting clothes made for the unique body shapes of people with Down Syndrome. Designed to be comfortable, stylish and easy to get on and off.

8796 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060
877-390-4851
www.downsdesigns.com

3E Love
Clothing and products that raise awareness and empower individuals who use wheelchairs. The company’s trademarked International Symbol of Acceptance (wheelchair heart logo) is the drive behind its social mission to provide the tools for others to embrace diversity, educate society, and encourage each other to love life.

www.3elove.com

Paper Clouds Apparel
Formed to showcase the creative and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations, PCA sells t-shirts, hats and totes featuring their artwork. PCA is partially owned by an individual with special needs; and they hire persons with disabilities to package all of our sensory-friendly clothing. Fifty percent of the net proceeds is donated to charity.

3434 North 11th St. #9
Phoenix, AZ  85014
602-525-1315
www.papercloudsapparel.com

SOFT (Soft Clothing for All Children)
Flattering fashionable clothing perfect for children with sensory issues. Seamless or smooth seams, organic dyes, pure cottons, and printed tags make this the optimal wear for hard to please young ones.

109 Ingraham St. #306
Brooklyn, NY 11237
www.softclothing.net

COLLEGE AND THE ADULT TRANSITION

Best Buddies San Diego
College program that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with typical peers. Planned social events within the group provide the opportunity for adults with IDD to be involved in campus and community life, and give them social opportunities outside of home or work environments.

310-642-2620 x201
MelissaPeterson@bestbuddies.org
www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org

California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF)
Annual five day leadership program for teens with disabilities that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology at California State University, Sacramento.

916-558-5423; 855-894-3436
711 for relay services
www.calylf.org

CIP (College Internship Program)
Full-year post-secondary programs at 6 colleges and universities provide young adults with Asperger’s, high-functioning Autism, ADHD, nonverbal and other learning differences with the social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success.

877-566-9247 (8-4 ET)
www.cipworldwide.org

City College Disability Support Programs (DSPS)
Provides services and courses to support students with disabilities in the achievement of their academic and vocational goals. The instructional component promotes equal participation in mainstream academic programs through preparatory and skill maintenance courses, and offers courses for personal growth.

131 Park Blvd. #115, SD, 92101
619-388-3513
619-388-3313 (TTY)
www.sdcity.edu/dsps

College Living Experience
Offers help for students with ASD and learning disabilities transitioning to college, such as applying for college, class registration, assessing accommodations, organizing assignments, social skills help, tutoring and help communicating with professors.

2183 Fairview Rd. #101
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
800-486-5058
www.experiencecle.com

Cuyamaca College Disability Support Programs (DSPS)
Facilitates inclusive and sustainable learning environments and increases opportunities for access and success for students with disabilities through innovative support services.

900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy.
El Cajon, CA 92109
619-660-4239
www.cuyamaca.edu/dsps

Disability Resource Center at Point Loma Nazarene University
Serves Point Loma Nazarene students with a learning, physical, medical, or psychological disability through tutoring, paper editing, assistive devices, and other accommodations

3900 Lomaland Dr.
SD, 92106
619-849-2200
www.pointloma.edu

Interwork Institute- SDSU
Promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of education, work, family, and community life. The Institute conducts research, training, and education using a variety of strategies including distance learning technologies and universal design for learning.

3590 Camino del Rio N.
SD, 92108
619-594-6406
www.interwork.sdsu.edu

GotTransition
Wonderful website for students with disabilities and health issues, their families and healthcare providers with information on issues that may make going to college more challenging. Also offers video training and materials to assist in the preparation process.

www.GotTransition.org

Intricate Mind Institute (IMI), LLC
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive enhancement and social-communication skills training for young adults to increase self-awareness, executive functioning skills (cognitive flexibility, attention, memory, organization), self-regulation, coping and interpersonal skills to successfully manage life and prepare for college.

3990 Old Town Ave. #207A
SD, 92110
858-205-9809
www.intricatemindinstitute.com

Miramar College Disability Support Services
Program designed to help students succeed at college by developing a Student Education Plan giving consideration to their academic and vocational goals, their strengths and limitations.

10440 Black Mountain Rd. #K204
SD, 92126
858-536-7212
619-388-7301 (TTY)
www.sdmiramar.edu/dsps

Mitchell College
Small, unique, four-year college specializing in learning disabilities and ADHD.

437 Pequot Ave.
New London, CT 06320
800-443-2811
www.mitchell.edu

Palomar Community College District Disability Resource Center
Facilitates services for students with various documented disabilities and creates an environment which encourages the student to function effectively, enabling students to participate in the regular college curriculum.

1140 West Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-744-1150 x2375
760-736-4618 (TTY)
www.palomar.edu/dsps

Partnerships with Industry
Provides adults with an intellectual, developmental or other disabilities who are ready, willing and able to work the opportunity to reach their potential and realize their dream of community employment and independence through job placement and training under the supervision of PWI job coaches.
7540 Metropolitan Dr. #105
SD, 92108-4416
619-681-1999
Project College
A week-long, on-campus
living experience at USD to increase important college
skills in self advocacy, dorm room living, safety, health and wellness away from home, and social skills for college students.

858-278-5420 x131
www.ucpsd.org/programs/projectcollege_html

San Diego Community College District (DSPS) Disabled Students Programs & Services
(City, Mesa, Miramar, Continuing Education)

http://dsps.sdccd.edu

San Diego Mesa College
Support Programs
Programs for students with learning and physical disabilities.

7250 Mesa College Dr.
Office #13-101, SD, 92111
619-388-2780
www.sdmesa.edu/dsps

San Diego PEERS
Adult Social Skills Training
Robin Coughlin, LCSW
College level 14-week college course including both UCLA’s PEERS evidence based social skills curriculum and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking strategies to help transitioning adults gain and maintain personal and professional relationships.

619-592-8871
www.sandiegopeers.com

SDSU Interwork Institute
Transitioning from high school to postsecondary education.

3590 Camino del Rio N., SD, 92108
619-594-2462
www.interwork.sdsu.edu

Springall Academy
Provides an intensive special education program for students with special needs (18-21) including those diagnosed with SLD, OHI, ED and ASD.

6460 Boulder Lake Ave., SD, 92119
619-460-5090
www.springall.org

 TERI Kilmer College 
TERI understands the social and emotional needs of individuals in the transition stage, so we have created a one of a kind college experience for individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Unlike typical universities, by creating a model for learning that supports any age and learning style, we can offer a broad range of subjects that meet the distinct needs of the students while maintaining the individual supports to help them reach their goals.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
Think College
National organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. The organization supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families and provides an exceptional find-a-college tool.

www.thinkcollege.net

Transition Therapy Specialists
Transition program specialists who analyze the workplace and the individual to make recommendations on job placement and transition programs and consult on the IEP. From the employer standpoint, they can also analyze the workplace to determine what adaptations can be made for a sensory friendly workplace and provide trainings for medical professionals and emergency personnel to better respond to the needs of those with disabilities.

P.O. Box 210606
Chula Vista, CA 91921
619-352-0122
www.transitiontherapyspecialists
.com

USD Continuing Education
Classes for teachers for special education and special education advocacy program.

5998 Alcala Park, SD, 92110
619-260-5987
www.sandiego.edu/ce/

Workability III: San Diego Community College District
Partnership between the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). This program provides comprehensive career counseling services to students with disabilities with the goal of obtaining and retaining employment.

3375 Camino del Rio S. #275
SD, 92108
619-388-6983
www.dsps.sdccd.edu

CONFLICT RESOLUTION/MEDIATION

A Fair Way Mediation Center
Conflict mediation.

600 W. Broadway #700, SD, 92101
619-702-9174

The Center for Accord
Nonprofit organization promoting collaboration and conflict prevention nationwide among those serving children with special needs. Its primary service is consultation and training for school professionals. Free online resources for parents include video training materials and articles in English and Spanish.

7016 Goldenrod Dr.
Plano, TX 75025
800-294-0422
www.4accord.com

First Resolution Services, Inc.
Alternative dispute resolution.

877-9RE-SOLVE
www.disputeresolution.org

Judicate West Alternative Dispute Resolution
Neutral party dispute resolution.

402 W. Broadway #2400
SD, 92101
619-814-1966
www.judicatewest.com

Pacific Coast Mediation
Provides a co-mediated (male/female-attorney/educator) mediation for divorcing and separating couples. Our goal is to facilitate child-centered solutions; and we specialize in serving families with special needs.

10505 Sorrento Valley Rd., SD, 92121
858-750-1634
www.pacificcoastadvocates.com

Solutions Panel: San Diego Unified School District
Alternative Dispute Resolutions available to assist IEP teams in developing solutions through conflict resolution using teams of trained employees and community members.

4100 Normal St. Annex 6
SD, 92103
619-725-7327
www.sandi.net  

DENTAL HEALTH

ABC Children’s Dentistry, Roya Sadrian DDS
Pediatric dentistry for all children. Offering digital x-rays, general anesthesia and hospital services for children with anxiety disorders.

12778 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd. #A
SD, 92129
858-780-9794
www.abcchildrensdentistry.com

Anderson Center for Dental Care – Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Oral health and hygiene for children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5073 SD, 92123
www.rchsd.org

Christina Bartsch, DDS
All forms of pediatric dentistry.

3737 Moraga Ave. #A107
SD, 92117
858-272-1143

Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry
Provides dental services for infants, children and teens of all abilities in a relaxing, fun atmosphere. Children requiring special care can get dental treatments done under general anesthesia in-office or at Rady Children’s or Kaiser Hospital.
10717 Camino Ruiz, Suite 103
SD, 92126
858-536-1111
Children’s Braces and Dentistry: Drs. Surillo and Whitcomb
Full service dental and orthodontics throughout childhood. With early diagnosis and by working with the natural growth of your child’s dentition and jaws, we strive to ensure your child stays on track for their healthiest, happiest smile. As your child matures, our dual specialties can provide the accurate diagnosis, tooth guidance and appropriate orthodontic intervention that will produce the best possible results.

4700 Spring St. #104
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-461-6166
www.sandiegokidsdentist.com

Denti-Cal (division of Medi-Cal)
Medi-Cal funded dental services.

1600 Pacific Hwy.
SD, 92101
800-322-6384
www.denti-cal.ca.gov

Kensington Pediatric Dentistry, Eric Dixon DDS
Serving all children with special care for those with developmental and sensory needs.

4072 Adams Ave., SD, 92116
619-282-7337
www.KPDDS.com

Mary M. O’Connor, DDS
All forms of pediatric dentistry, special needs friendly.

420 Spruce St. #A, SD, 92103
619-291-5291

Naval Medical Center San Diego Dental Clinic
Special needs dentistry for military families.

Capt. Dibelka
619-532-8600

 Oral Health Initiative, First Five San Diego
Provides access to dental services supported by First 5 in San Diego County. For children ages 0-5.

888-5 FIRST 5 (534-7785)
first5sandiego.org/oral-health

Pediatric Dental Clinic, DDS
All forms of pediatric dentistry.

3020 Children’s Way, SD, 92123
858-966-4094

Parvahti Pokala, DDS
All forms of pediatric dentistry, special needs friendly.

3737 Moraga Ave. #313
SD, 92117
858-278-8700

Poiset and Associates
Tracy Hagan, DMD
Orthodontic Care for all ages and pediatric dentistry. Staff experienced with children with special needs. Game room, state-of-the-art equipment, and digital x-rays.

7930 Frost St. #101
SD, 92123
858-492-9977
www.poisetandassociates.com

Robert Jacob, DDS-Team Braces
Our office builds new smiles for children, teens and adults. Care as uncomplicated as a replacement retainer, a small touch-up, or as complex as remaking an entire face including oral and plastic surgery. Dr. Jacob also provides special care for infants and children with cleft palates and other facial problems through Rady Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and the Naval Medical Center.

4617 Ruffner St. #200
SD, 92111
858-268-1006
www.teambraces.com

San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic
Provides full diagnostic, preventative and restorative services for children who are medically compromised or developmentally disabled. General anesthesia and oral conscious sedation available.

8110 Birmingham Way, Bldg. 28
SD, 92123
619-205-1950
www.syhc.org

Steven Schneider, D.D.S.- San Diego Center for Dental Health
People with special needs deserve special care. Voted “Best Dentist” by the Union Tribune, Reader and San Diego Magazine because they are sensitive to the needs and care of all their patients. Specializes in quickly fixing decay in the fewest number of visits. Located in Rancho Bernardo.

11770 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #260
SD, 92128
858-592-0234
www.powaycosmeticdentist.com

Great Whites
Timothy Christian, DDS
All forms of dentistry, special needs friendly.

6030 Santo Rd. #E, SD, 92101
858-277-6010
www.great-whites.com

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY

American Association
on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
An interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about developmental and related disabilities.

800-424-3688
www.aaidd.org

Association of Regional Center Agencies
Represents the 21 California regional centers that provide services to more than 142,000 people with developmental disabilities.

916-446-7961
www.arcanet.org

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego and Imperial Chapters  
Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil, and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities.

619-688-3323
www.scdd.ca.gov

Membership required online resource that provides parents a venue to find nannies, babysitters, behavioral management specialists and other special needs care and check their backgrounds.

www.care.com

Disability Resources Monthly
An index of hundreds of audiovisual materials, online services and other information resources every month.

www.disabilityresources.org

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)
Community-based collaborative agency, staffed by parents and professionals designed to serve families of individuals with special needs by providing a broad continuum of information, education and support. Resource library, parent groups and referrals. Services and supports are offered in English and Spanish.

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123
800-281-8252
www.efrconline.org

KidSource Online
Website provides in-depth and timely education and healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of families and resources for those with disabilities.

www.kidsource.com

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)
Serves as a focal point in the community through which infants and toddlers through adults with a developmental disability and their family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources with San Diego and Imperial Counties.

4355 Ruffin Rd., SD, 92123
858-576-2996
www.sdrc.org

The State of California Department of Developmental Services
Serves people with developmental disabilities in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

www.dds.ca.gov

EDUCATION

ACES, Inc. (Autism Comprehensive Ed Services)
Offers a variety of behavioral and educational services in the home, school, community and at the accredited ACES Academy.

3731 Sixth Ave., SD, 92103
619-278-0884
www.acesautism.com

Advocacy Associates, Inc.
Educational consultation, psychological counseling, parent coaching, special needs assessment, vocational/transition planning for young adults.

16935 W. Bernardo Dr. #114
SD, 92127
858-755-7843
www.advocacyassociates.net

Alexa’s PlayC
Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital’s educational program designed to integrate early education for typically developing children and children with or at-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

3020 Children’s Way #MC6015
SD, 92123
858-966-8555
www.rchsd.org/alexasplayc

Aseltine School
Helps meet the educational needs of emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students whose needs are not being met in traditional academic settings through an uncommon commitment to these students and their families, and the belief that all children deserve access to the opportunities of life.

4027 Normal St., SD, 92103
619-296-2135
www.aseltine.org

Autism College: Chantal Sicile Kira

(see listing under Autism)

The Autism Group, Inc.
Provides behavioral and academic home programs, parent training, assessments and community based instruction for students on the Autism Spectrum.

9466 Black Mountain Rd. #100, SD, 92126
858-689-2027
www.theautismgroup.com

Banyan Tree Learning Center
Program designed to assess areas of learning need and build levels of support from the ground up. Comprehensive help with auditory and sensory processing, reading/dyslexia remediation, educational therapy, occupational therapy, math skills building, writing skills, and individual and small group tutoring.
Banyan Tree Foundations Academy
Full day, private school which offers a more intense version of the interventions and methods at Banyan Tree Learning Center with 1:1 instruction. Serves students with significant challenges including dyslexia, attention, communication, sensory processing, social problems, or previous school failure. This program is meant as a short term intervention to prepare the student for re-entry to their neighborhood school.

9636 Tierra Grande #200
SD, 92126
3555 Kenyon St. #101
SD, 92110
858-578-6616
www.banyantlc.com

Balboa City School
K-12 special education school.

525 Hawthorn St., SD, 92101
619-298-2990
www.balboaschool.com

Bookshare
Provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities (vision impairment, physical impairments and severe learning or reading disabilities). Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.

www.bookshare.org

Brain Highways
Innovative program aimed at developing the lower centers of the brain to improve learning, focus and behavior.

207 S. El Camino Real #A
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-943-0496
www.brainhighways.com

Bridging Apps
Nonprofit organization dedicated to help people with disabilities choose, acquire and utilize their mobile device to better assist them with communication, education and life skills.

www.bridgingapps.org

Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Inc. Head Start Programs 
Three fully inclusive preschool programs for families with low incomes: St. Leo’s Head Start in Solana Beach, Encinitas Head Start and Leucadia Head Start.

3180 University Ave.
SD, 92104
619-285-5600
www.chicanofederation.org
intake@chicanofederation.org

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC) of the Poway Unified School District
Community group that advises school board on special education and provides parent trainings.

13626 Twin Peaks Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-748-0010
15250 Avenue of Science
SD, 92128
858-521-2800
www.powayusd.com/depts/specialed/cac

Continuing Education DSPS
Center City, Cesar Chavez,

ECC: 619-388-4812
TTY: 619-388-4811
Mid City: 619-388-4530
North City/West City: 619-388-1800 or 619-221-6977
www.sdce.edu/classes/disability-programs-services/

Dyslexia Training Institute
Provides low cost online classes for teachers, tutors, reading specialists, parents and adults in reading intervention, remediation and dyslexia.

7424 Jackson Dr. #1B
SD, 92119
619-517-0683
www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org

Excelsior Academy
Serving grades 1-12 with unique learning profiles.

7202 Princess View Dr.
SD, 92120
619-583-6762
www.excelsior-academy.com

The Family and Learning Center
Educational Coaching is a unique type of tutorial intervention designed to assist individuals in better understanding themselves as learners. We help children with Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, language-processing difficulties, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Function Disorder, nonverbal learning disorders, and visual-spatial processing weaknesses with an individualized 1:1 approach.

7744 Fay Ave. #202
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-454-7303
www.tfalc.com

Fred Finch Youth Center
Specialized treatment center,
residential care and private school program exclusively serving youth with a developmental disability.
Lemon Grove, CA
619-797-1090
www.fredfinch.org
Fusion Academy and Learning Center
Private, alternative school and comprehensive afterschool program that specializes in helping students with very individualized needs.

512 Via de la Valle #201
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-792-2300
www.fusionacademy.com

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-644-7010
www.grossmont.edu

Grow My Way
A full-functioning farm that serves as a naturalistic teaching environment including the feeding and care of animals, gardening, therapeutic horse riding, hiking, a range of gross and fine motor activities, a pond to practice fishing skills, peer interaction and play skills, and a full functioning classroom that uses principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to instruct our students and create their academic programs. We also provide a private home schooling educational plan for children who are looking for a 1:1 instructional setting that is modified to their individualized educational goals and needs.

858-375-3037
www.growmyway.org

Halstrom High School
Private high school grades 7-12, all students taught one-on-one.

380 So. Melrose Ave. #416
Vista, CA 92081
760-732-1200
www.halstromhs.org

Head Start-Neighborhood House Association
Early Childhood education program that provides comprehensive services to children 0-5 and their families. All families are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to families who are low income and/or homeless, foster children and children with disabilities.

851 South 35th St., SD, 92113
www.neighborhoodhouse.org

I Can! Center
Services for persons with disabilities including e-readers, large print books, Braille books and a designated librarian.

Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
SD, 92101
619-238-6665

The Institute for Effective Education
Four schools providing education & services to individuals with unique learning needs.
1) Cook Education Center (ages 7-22, full spectrum of students with disabilities)
2) Children’s Workshop (ages 4-12 with Autism or other developmental disabilities)
3) Mt. Helix Academy (high achieving K-8 school)
4) Urban Skills Center (ages 18-22 with disabilities)
619-243-1325
www.tiee.org
Kids On the Block of San Diego (KOBSD)
Nonprofit providing educational puppet programs (grades K-6) on disability awareness, medical and education differences, social issues, and cultural diversity. Scripts include: bullying, physical disabilities, learning differences, healthy eating, military deployment and tobacco prevention

619-770-8689
www.kobsd.org

Kristin K. Singh, M.A., Licensed Educational Psychologist
Educational Psychologist who provides assessment and evaluation of learning disabilities, processing, Autism, and other related disorders. Also offers educational counseling and consultation to families regarding special education services.

858-922-8862
www.kristinsinghLEP.com

La Jolla Learning Works
Works one-on-one with K-12th grade students and customize learning programs that build on strengths and address areas of weakness to develop our students’ full achievement potential and help our students find success and enjoyment in learning. Offers educational therapy, academic coaching, assessment, tutoring and test prep.

7730 Herschel Ave. # N
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-456-4569
www.ljlearningworks.com

 TERI Learning Academy
Program designed to meet the needs of students ages 6-22 years with significant behavioral and learning challenges including 1:1 instruction in academics, applied academics, communication, vocational, social and daily living skills with a functional Assessment/Behavior Intervention plan. Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are provided in accordance with the student’s IEP. Enrichment activities include music therapy, equestrian therapy, relaxation therapy and staff run clubs that promote student interaction based on their interests.

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

Lindamood-Bell
Help with comprehension, reading, spelling and critical thinking.

445 Marine View Ave. #290
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-259-3206; 800-300-1818
www.lindamoodbell.com

Mobile Thinking
Technology and programs for improving the classroom experience.

P.O. Box 82371
SD, 92138
619-293-7451
www.mobilethinking.com

Mountain Shadows Exceptional Kids-An Inclusive Child Development Center
Play based program providing children of all abilities 18 months-5 years an opportunity to learn together in an in-home setting enhancing the educational experience. Full/half day options, nutritious meals, and a licensed nurse on staff for children with medical needs.

760-743-3714 x111
www.MtnShadows.org

NewBridge School
Private school providing specialized instruction for students with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, memory, executive functioning, and processing difficulties in grades K-8. Highly trained specialists teach students effective learning strategies. Speech/language and occupational therapies are embedded into daily learning, and technology is incorporated in every classroom to create effective learners and strong self-advocates.

12285 Oak Knoll Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-679-5744
http://newbridgeschool.us/

North Inland Special Education Region (SELPA)

398 D St. or PO Box 2709
Ramona, CA 92065
760-788-4671

Pioneer Day School
A school for kids with Autism.

4764 Santa Monica Ave.
SD, 92107
619-758-9424
www.pioneerdayschool.org

Precision Learning
Specialized education service for students and parents that provides individualized educational support through appropriate assessment, interventions and evaluation.Using multi-modal instructional strategies that promote student abilities by catering to individual learning styles and thought processes, we fulfill the needs of students by providing instructional support services that bridge the home and school.

P.O. Box 9831
SD, 92169
858-775-2654
www.precisionlearning.org

The Reading Room,
Dr. Lynn Thrope, Ph.D
Offers private reading and writing instruction, diagnosis of learning problems, educational consultation, tutoring and test prep, IEP help, study strategies and comprehensive testing and evaluation of reading/language/writing abilities for learners 4-adult.

8383 Center Dr. #B
La Mesa, CA 91942
619-464-3647
www.thereadingroom.net

Reading S.T.A.R.S. at County Speech
Sensory Training Approach used in enrichment classes and camps to help children become experts in phonemic awareness by integrating the visual, auditory, and tactile modalities for a well-rounded approach to reading.

411 Camino del Rio S. #101
SD, 92108
619-574-8181
345 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-334-8181
www.county-speech.com

San Diego Center for Children
Residential program and academy offering students with Autism, learning differences and emotional challenges a caring, supportive and nurturing environment for academic success.

3002 Armstrong St.
SD, 92111
858-277-9550
www.centerforchildren.org

San Diego Council on Literacy
Tutors and reading resources.

2515 Camino Del Rio S. #125
SD, 92108
619-574-6832
www.literacysandiego.org

San Diego County Office of Education-Adult Education

6401 Linda Vista Rd., SD, 92111
858-292-3500
www.sdcoe.net

San Diego County Office of Education – Everyone a Reader
Volunteer program serves elementary students in San Diego County who need additional support in decoding, comprehension and reading strategies; reinforces classroom reading strategies as students practice in a one-on-one supportive environment.

6401 Linda Vista Rd. #321N
SD, 92111
Cindy Dunlevy: 858-292-3682
cidunlevy@sdcoe.net
www.sdcoe.net

San Diego Unified School District Community Advisory Committee
Provides advocacy and parent resources within the San Diego Unified School District.

4100 Normal St., SD, 92103
858-627-7270 x3160
619-725-7650
www.sandi.net

San Diego County Office of Education 
Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA):

San Diego: 619-725-7700
South County: 619-470-5224
East County: 619-590-3920
North Coastal: 760-471-8208
North Inland: 760-788-4671
Poway: 858-668-2700
www.sdcoe.net/ssp/speced/districts.pdf

San Diego Unified School District-Special Education Early Childhood Program

3401 Clairemont Dr. #B-27
SD, 92117
858-490-8500
www.sandi.net

SEEDS Educational Services, Inc. (Self Esteem Education & Development in Sexuality)
Teaches social education, boundaries, abuse awareness & prevention for special needs.

2707 Congress St. #1-R, SD, 92110
619-299-3161
www.seedseducation.org

Sierra Academy
Serving students K-12 who have been unsuccessful in traditional classrooms, learn differently or who have identified learning disabilities. Also offering a life skills program for students up to age 22.

6460 Boulder Lake Ave., SD, 92119
619-460-5066
www.highroadschool.com/sierra_academy_of_san_diego

Special Needs Tutoring USA
Provides 1:1 individualized academic instruction for students with special needs. Specializing in helping students with IEP’s: ADD/ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities and more!

619-940-7725
www.specialneedstutoringusa.com

Springall Academy
Provides an intensive special education program for students with special needs (ages 5-21) including those diagnosed with SLD, OHI, ED and AUT.

6460 Boulder Lake Ave.
SD, 92119
619-460-5090
www.springall.org

Step Ahead Educational Services
Specializes in working with students with mild to moderate learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Offers a variety of specialized services including assistance to students experiencing school difficulties; working on social skills with those who struggle with making friends and helping young adults transition into living and working on their own.

2541 State St. #105
Carlsbad, CA 92008
858-384-1145
www.stepaheadsandiego.com

 TERI Country School
Program for students 6-22 with Autism/ASD, ADD/ADHD, and other forms of mild to moderate disabilities affecting learning, behavior, and social skills. Also offers class to prepare students for adult life. Teachers, classroom aides, a speech and language pathologist, an occupational therapist and behavior specialist provide an integrated program in a teacher to student ratio of 1:9, 1:3, or 1:1 based on individual need, which includes CA Standards academics, remedial academics, and electives in music instruction, fitness, therapeutic equestrian classes, drama, and more. Focus is on the college bound, but daily living skills are also taught.

251 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

 ThoughtSTEM Coding and Computer Science

(See listing under Camps and Enrichment Programs)

Total Education Solutions
Tutoring and special ed. services including speech, occupational therapy, preschool interventions and summer camps.

5151 Murphy Canyon Rd. #150,
SD, 92123
619-275-4525
www.tesidea.com

Vista Hill Foundation Sam and Rose Stein Education Centers
Serves students (ages 5-22) with developmental disabilities such as Autism, as well as students with emotional disorders and behavioral concerns.

8787 Complex Dr. #200,
SD, 92123
858-514-5100
6145 Decena Dr., SD, 92120
619-281-5511
647 E St., Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-498-8384
www.vistahill.org/programs/stein.htm

The Winston School
Offers a college preparatory program for students (grades 4-12) with learning differences and those whose needs have not been met in traditional school settings.

215 Ninth St.
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-259-8155
www.thewinstonschool.com

FINANCIAL PLANNING/FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY

County of San Diego Department of Social Services (DSS)
Identify social needs & provide benefits to city residents.

858-694-3900

Elizabeth McCoy
Attorney specializing in special needs trusts.

31493 Ranch Pueblo Rd. #205
Temecula, CA 92596
760-723-8906
elizabeth@ca-specialneedstrusts
.com

Den Herder and Associates
Special needs trusts.

10085 Carrol Canyon Rd. #220
SD, 92131
858-271-6244
www.denherderlaw.com

Law Office of Michael Pearce Estate Planning Attorneys
Helps families plan for the financial future of their children with disabilities and navigate the intricacies of trusts and government assistance.

916-399-5588;
www.pearcelaw.net

Law Offices of Steven M. Ratner
Medi-Cal planning and special needs trusts.

11622 El Camino Real #100, SD, 92130
888-336-1645
www.calelderfirm.com/PracticeAreas/Special-Needs-Trusts.asp

Nicole Gilbert, Mass Mutual Asset Protection & Wealth Management
Financial planning for families with children with special needs.

The Pollakov Financial Group
4275 Executive Square #400
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-202-2330
www.massmutual.com

The Prudential Special Needs Solutions: William Keesling
For all ages, SN program was developed to assist families caring for loved ones with special needs to financially prepare for their future. The program helps provide essential information, tools and resources to assist families in the selection of insurance and financial products.

7580 Britannia Ct. #B
SD, 92154
619-696-8892
william.keesling@prudential.com

Roy M. Doppelt and Associates, APC
Special needs trust attorney.

16466 Bernardo Center Dr. #260
SD, 92128
858-618-5510
roy@doppeltlaw.com

San Diego Special Needs Law Center
Philip P. Lindsley, CELA, CLS specializes in estate planning, trust and probate for families of persons with special needs. The use of legal specialist and professional social worker team allows families counseling for stress-reduced decision making.

4364 Bonita Rd. #461
Bonita, CA 91902
619-235-4357
www.SpecialNeedsPlanningLaw
.com

Social Security Administration/Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Helps aged, blind & disabled people who have little or no income. Provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, shelter.

800-772-1213
(24 hours/day)
TYY 800-325-0778
www.socialsecurity.gov

Special Needs Trust Foundation of San Diego
Nonprofit service developed to assist families, establish special needs trusts for their loved ones with disabilities and to educate families on Social Security and SSI benefits.

P.O. Box 1890
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-201-2672
www.sntf-sd.org

Stierman & Zellmer, Trusts, Wills & Estate Law
Assists with estate planning goals including special needs trusts from an attorney with experience in special needs education and law.

1429 30th St. #1
SD, 92102
619-550-5902
www.stiermanzellmer.com

Zach MacDougall and Stephanie Tsang, North Star Financial Planning
Offers a full range of financial services for families and medical professionals to achieve long-term financial goals and family stability. Medical company seminars also available.

4445 Eastgate Mall #200
SD, 92121
858-812-3186
www.northstarfinancial.com

FOSTER CARE

County of San Diego Children’s Services
Provides adoptive services for foster children of all abilities, foster family licensing, support and education and foster youth mentor program.

877-792-5437
www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/cs/

DSEP-Rady Children’s Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program
Developmental/behavioral assessment and screening for foster children up to age 6, and developmental coaching for caregivers.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5111
SD, 92123
858-966-7874
www.rchsd.org

Koinonia Family Services
Koinonia Family Services provides foster care and adoption services to children who are dependents of the court and who have special needs. Children with developmental delays and/or other disabilities are placed with certified foster families who receive ongoing support in their care. Koinonia also provides adoption services to children with special needs throughout the state of California.

3914 Murphy Canyon Rd., #A224
SD, 92123
619-326-4222
877-CHILDS-HOPE
or (877) 244-5374
www.kfh.org

Walden Family Services – An Adoption & Foster Family Agency 

Foster care program for children with disabilities and significant medical needs. Children are placed with specially trained, certified foster families. Additional training and supports are provided for these families willing to care for children with special needs. This enables these children to prosper in a loving, home environment.
619-584-5777

GENERAL HEALTH

Bonny Forrest, J.D. Ph. D. 
A child advocate for over 20 years, Dr. Forrest runs a private practice focusing on the assessment of cognitive and other developmental issues in children.

www.askdrforrest.com

California Children’s Services
State run program providing care and therapies to children with disabilities and health problems.

6160 Mission Gorge Rd.
SD, 92120
619-528-4000
www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/california_children_services.html
www.dhcs.ca.gov/Services/CCS

California Department of Managed Health Care
Insurance enrollment guide, information on healthcare laws and filing complaints.

www.dmhc.ca.gov

The Center for Advanced Medicine
Homeopathy, nutrition and chiropractic services.

4403 Manchester Ave. #107
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-632-9042

Child Development Clinic: Maternal and Child Health Center
Asssessment for children with suspected delays, hearing and vision screenings, behavioral treatments and family support for parents with children with special needs. Spanish speaking doctor!

4050 Beyer Blvd. 2nd Fl.
San Ysidro, CA 92173
619-662-4100
www.syhc.org

Children’s Physicians Medical Group
Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) is the only medical network in San Diego County specializing solely in pediatric healthcare from birth through age 18. CPMG believes it’s important to have a doctor who’s an expert in the unique medical needs of children; that’s why all our pediatricians receive additional specialized training in caring for kids. We’re certain we’ve got just the right doctor to care for your child—enroll today!

877-276-4543
www.CPMGsandiego.com

Dr. Pickering
Pediatrician with a focus on special needs.

Rady Children’s Hospital
7910 Frost St. #350, SD, 92123
858-496-4800

Family Health Centers of San Diego
FHC healthcare professionals provide comprehensive medical and developmental services for children including developmental screenings and assessments, audiological exams, dental exams, therapies, acute care and well child visits at multiple locations in San Diego.

619-515-2300
www.fhcsd.org

• First 5 San Diego

(See listing under Infant/Toddler Specific)

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Free counseling about Medicare & other healthcare issues.

3675 Ruffin Rd. #315, SD, 92123
858-565-8772 x232
800-434-0222
www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP

Parenting Children with Health Issues
Website providing powerful, simple, parenting tools and resources to help with the special challenges of raising children with chronic illness, medical conditions and other special needs.

PO Box 4226, Bellevue, WA 98009
425-891-2842
www.parentingchildrenwithhealth
issues.com

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
Provides services for those who are least able to help themselves: research, public health, food & drug safety, grants, health insurance.

877-696-6775
www.hhs.gov

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Customer service and referral center.

858-576-1700; 800-788-9029
3020 Children’s Way, SD, 92123F
www.rchsd.org

Site designed to explain and demystify radiology procedures.

www.radiologyinfo.org

UCSD/Rady Children’s FASD Clinic (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder )   

Clinic for multi-disciplinary diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Rady Children’s Hospital Customer Service and Referral Center
800-788-9029

GENETICS COUNSELING/PRENATAL SCREENING

Genetic Services at Elwyn
Genetics counseling, parent and provider education, and educational advocacy.

111 Elwyn Rd., Elwyn, PA 19063
610-891-2313
www.elwyngenetics.org

Pathways Genomics Corp.
Personal genetics testing including the Pre-Pregnancy Planning Report covering 70+ recessive genetic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. Genetics counseling available.

4755 Nexus Dr., SD, 92121
877-505-7374
www.pathway.com

Specialty Obstetrics
Quality prenatal care including screenings, ultrasounds, amniocentesis, fetal echocardiograms and genetics counseling.

12264 El Camino Real #204
SD, 92130
858-794-7700
www.specialtyobstetrics.com

UCSD Genetics Counseling
Genetics counseling, screening and prenatal care.

Fetal Care and Genetics Center
Thornton Hospital
9300 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037-7768
858-657-7200

HAIR SALONS

tHAIRapy Hair Salon
Family salon specializing in and catering to clientele with Autism and special needs. Wheelchair accessible shampoo bowl, cool kids chairs, therapy dog haircut buddy, video games, sensory wall and a play area.

3405 Kenyon St. #112
SD, 92110
619-241-2273
www.thairapyhairsalon.com

Twin Scissors
Salon committed to providing the best in all types of styling, color and cuts for clients of every age and need.

13412 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-748-8988
www.twinscissorssalon.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT/HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

Bair Construction Management
Home inspections and consultative services for special needs home modifications and sensory equipment. Creates Sensory Boxes: a fun tool for play-based therapy for kids with sensory needs.

9606 Tierra Grande #204
SD, 92126
619-888-8081

Building Green Futures
Globally-friendly, environmentally protective, green roof installation, rain water catchment, gray water landscaping and green alternatives for general contracting and healthy living.

619-663-6650
www.buildinggreenfutures.com

Cecily’s Closet
Charity committed to recycling gently used children’s furnishings and durable medical equipment to provide financially challenged families of kids with special needs beautiful, organized children’s environments. Cleaning and professional design and building volunteers wildly appreciated!

www.cecilyscloset.org

Citsycapes Landscape Construction
Landscape construction company dedicated to creating peaceful, beautiful and safe havens to extend your family’s living and play space into the outdoors.

5005 Texas St. #203, SD, 92108
www.cityscapesd.com

Green Your Air
Company dedicated to nurturing healthy environments for kids by using an assortment of plants that naturally filter the air in fun, eco-friendly pots.

jennifer@greenyourair.net
www.greenyourair.net

Inside Emily Dolton’s Head: Murals and Children’s Room Design
Artistic environments created for children with all abilities.
4005 Mt. Albertine Ave.
SD, 92111
858-366-3720
www.insideemilyshead.com
McDaniel General Contracting
Home remodeling, finish carpentry and custom children’s room solutions. American Sign Language certified!

5636 Loping Ln., Bonita, CA 91902
858-945-3012
mcdanielgc@yahoo.com

PaintGreen Professional Painters  
Beautiful, eco-friendly painting done right. Portion of profits benefits Cecily’s Closet.

619-446-6983
www.paintgreen.com

Sensory Ways
Maria Walker, OT, uses her experiences as a pediatric occupational therapist, former adult respite worker and travelling companion for those with special needs to incorporate sensory strategies, safety strategies, organization techniques and mobility solutions/modifications to improve the home, professional therapy or group home setting.

905 Iron Horse Ct.
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-644-4489
www.sensoryways.com

HOUSING & IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES

AccentCare Home Health of CA, Inc. 
Provides 1:1 shift nursing, nurse case management and staffing to schools & facilities in San Diego County. Our team includes credentialed school nurses, nurse case managers, RN & LVN providers and partners with San Diego County school districts, SDRC, Medi-Cal, private insurances, government contracts (UHC, VA, ECHO) and 0-3 programs.

5050 Murphy Canyon Rd. #201
SD, 92123
858-576-7410
www.accentcare.com

At Your Home Familycare
In-home care for adults, teens and children with disabilities.

6540 Lusk Blvd. #C-266, SD, 92121
858-558-6640
www.atyourhomefamilycare.com

Brightstar Care San Diego HHA
Certified Nursing Assistants for in-home 24 hour care as well as occupational, physical, speech and IV therapies.

5830 Oberlin Dr. #204, SD, 92121
858-777-9525
www.brightstarcare.com

CityScapes Real Estate
Brokerage committed to finding the best home based on the family’s social/emotional, physical and safety needs. We strive to find your family a safe neighborhood with great local school options where your child can thrive. Commission for charity program gives back 10% of company commission to local charity of your choice.

5005 Texas St. #203, SD, 92108
www.cityscapesd.com

Dependable Nursing
Provides a wide range of nursing services to individuals with physical and mental challenges including before and after school care, LVN and CNA/NA services, and interim nursing.

5505 Avenida Encinas #120
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-602-0583
www.dependablenursing.org

Developmental Services Continuum, Inc.
Offers individualized residential and supported living programs as well as teen and adult day programs focusing on self advocacy, independent skills training and peer support.

7944 Golden Ave.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
619-460-7333
www.dsc-inc.org

Elder Care Guides
Provider of care management and in-home care services. Our certified professionals work with aging families planning ahead for the care of adult children with disabilities.

2045 First Ave. #200
SD, 92101
619-450-4300
5205 Avenida Encinas #A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-444-1074
www.eldercareguides.com

Home of Guiding Hands
Residential program for people with disabilities.

1825 Gillespie Way #200
El Cajon, CA 92020-0501
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

Homes4Angels
Robert and Ana Landeros McMahon
This bilingual team is passionate about accessing grant monies, down-payment assistance programs, and non-traditional funding resources to afford our families every chance possible to become homeowners and help them create financial independence and aggressively seeks out affordable and innovative housing options to help people with disabilities, and exceptional families, live with grace and independence.

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #140
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-303-1134

In Home Support Services (IHSS)
Home care workers.

780 Bay Blvd. #200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
866-351-7722;
www.sdihsspa.com

Interim Healthcare of San Diego County
Provides a broad array of home care services including pediatric nursing; IV therapy; physical, occupational and speech therapy.

5625 Ruffin Rd. #225, SD, 92123
858-576-9501
www.interimhealthcare.com

Promising Futures, Inc.
Residential & day facility for the developmentally disabled.

109 E. Lexington Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-592-4850
www.promisingfutures.net

Safe at Home: Rebuilding Together San Diego
Program for free minor home repairs for families with low income and disabilities and veteran homeowners. Some ADA modifications available.

2013 Franklin Ave., SD, 92113
619-231-7873
www.rebuildingtogethersd.org

SDG&E Medical Baseline Allowance
Application for a lowered gas and electricity rate for residential customers with a family member with a qualifying disability, compromised immune system or life threatening disease.

800-411-7343
medicalbaseline@sdge.com
www.sdge.com/residential/save-medical-baseline/medical-baseline-program

San Diego Housing Commission
Helps low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities afford housing, including rental assistance (Section 8).

1122 Broadway #300, SD, 92101
619-231-9400
Hearing impaired: 800-735-8339
www.sdhc.org

Southern California Housing Collaborative
Locates affordable housing opportunities for adults with disabilities.

9201 Spectrum Center Blvd. #110
SD, 92123
858-514-7009
www.socalhc.org

• TERI Residential Program
Finding the right residential home is critical to the personal success of an adult with special needs, and helps ease the worry or burden that parents and family members may feel. Our wide variety of clean, maintained, accessible homes are supplemented by programs focused on life coaching, nutrition, fitness, recreation and fun.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

INCLUSION

Disability is Natural
Encouraging new ways of thinking about developmental disabilities.

www.disabilityisnatural.com

Disabilities awareness and person-centered planning and resource suggestions.

www.inclusion.com

KIT (Kids Included Together)
Provides learning opportunities that support recreation, child development and youth enrichment programs to include children with and without disabilities.

2820 Roosevelt Rd. #202
SD, 92106
858-225-5680
www.kitonline.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING

ADA Ride
Paratransit for special needs.

100 16th St., SD, 92101
877-232-7433
www.adaride.com
www.kudzu.com/m/ADA-Ride-19300376

ARC of San Diego
Largest, most comprehensive provider of services to teens and adults with disabilities in San Diego County including independent living and vocational skills training and recreational activities. Also a leader in government advocacy for persons with disabilities.

3030 Market St. #B, SD, 92102
619-685-1175
www.arc-sd.com

Canine Companions for Independence

124 Rancho del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057
800-572-BARK (2275)
760-901-4300; 760-901-4326 TTY
www.cci.org

Community Catalysts of California
Provides vocational counseling, job placement, community-living skills training, residential support, in-home respite care and crisis intervention to individuals with disabilities.

935 W. San Marcos Blvd. #103
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-471-3700
www.communitycatalystscalifornia
.org

Digital Access Project
Affordable access to high-speed online services for those with disabilities.

800-390-2699; 800-900-0706 TTY
www.digitalaccessproject.org

Employment and Community Options
Nonprofit organization that educates and empowers low-income adults with developmental disabilities with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their optimum potential in life.

9370 Sky Park Ct. #210
SD, 92123
858-565-9870
www.communityoptions.org

Going Strong by Flaghouse
Recreational, rehab and sensory products designed for those 18 and older for independent living.

800-793-7900
www.flaghouse.com

Living Independently is for Everyone
Assessment and day program for teens transitioning to adulthood and adults with a wide variety of disabilities who want to be more involved in their community and/or enter the workforce. Services offered include independent living skills, hygiene, job readiness training, and social skills training.

1365 N. Johnson Ave. #103
El Cajon, CA 92021
619-908-1183
www.lifeindependently.org

MTS Access
Wheelchair equipped public transportation.

800-921-9664
www.sdmts.com/MTS/MTS_Access.asp

Noah Homes
Residential programs for adults with disabilities.

12526 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978-2354
619-660-6200
www.noahhomes.org

 Partnerships with Industry
Provides adults with a developmental or other disability the chance to chart their own future by pursuing independence.

7540 Metropolitan Dr. #105
SD, 92108-4416
619-681-1999
www.pwiworks.org

P.R.I.D.E., Inc.
Dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities gain independence.

3645 Ruffin Rd. #220
SD, 92123
858-467-6840
www.pride-inc.org

Sharp Rehabilitation Services Driving Program
Evaluation and referral to specialists for physical driving impairments.

858-939-3866

 TERI Campus of Life Day and Residential Programs
Individual day programs and residential living choices for teens and adults in a variety of settings. Placement is based on the specific needs of each person based on age, diagnosis and ability in beautiful homes with outdoor gardens all over San Diego and North County. Life coaching, spiritual enhancement, personal improvement of life quality, nutrition and fitness and recreation are all addressed for the most meaningful life experience on one’s own.

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

TMI (Toward Maximum Independence)
Community Living Services for adults and students transitioning to adulthood consisting of two programs, “Independent Living” and “Supported Living,” which provide support to individuals home and community life with skills training, resource development, self-advocacy and live-in paid companionship if needed. The charity works with each individual to develop a support plan that is unique to that person’s needs, desires, and long-term goals.

4740 Murphy Canyon Rd. #300
SD, 92123
858-467-0600
www.tmi-inc.org

INFANT/TODDLER SPECIFIC

ARC of San Diego Parent/Infant and Bright Start Program
Provides family-centered educational services for children, from birth to 5 years, who are delayed or at risk for delay. Uses play-based activities to help children meet their milestones.

3030 Market St. #B
SD, 92102
619-427-7524
www.arc-sd.com

Beginnings Infant Development Program
Providing in home early childhood intervention services (ages 0-3) and parent training. Fully bilingual (Spanish).

P.O. Box 3275
La Jolla, CA 92038
619-238-0105
beginningsprogram@earthlink
.net

Bundie Baby
A bundling system that works around g-tubes and medical equipment.

www.bundiebaby.com

C3-Rady Children’s Care Connection
Developmental and social assessment, early intervention services and general assessment for children 0-5, as well as support services for parents.

Central: 3020 Children’s Way #23
SD, 92123
858-966-8931
North: 3605 Vista Way #B-201
Oceanside, CA 92056
858-966-8014
South: 1261 3rd Ave. #D
Chula Vista, CA 91911
858-966-8008
www.rchsd.org

Escondido Community Child Development Center
Preschool counseling and parent education center.

819 W. 9th Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-9361

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)
California Early Start and PRRS Point of Entry. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists can evaluate and assess an infant or toddler and provide appropriate early intervention services. Children who do not qualify for Early Start may qualify for California Prevention Resource & Referral Services(PRRS).

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123
800-281-8252
www.efrconline.org

Family Health Centers of San Diego
FHC healthcare professionals provide developmental screenings, assessments and early intervention for children birth-3 years old at multiple locations in San Diego.

619-515-2300
www.fhcsd.org

First 5 San Diego
Healthy development checkups, dental services, Kits for New Parents, and other resources for children ages 0 through 5 and their families. First 5 San Diego is the region’s primary organization for promoting the health and well-being of children during their most critical years of development—from the prenatal stage through age 5.
888-5-FIRST-5
Head Start-Neighborhood House Association
Early childhood education program that provides comprehensive services to children 0-5 and their families. All families are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to families who are low income and/or homeless, foster children and children with disabilities.

5660 Copley Dr.
SD, CA 92111
888-873-5145
www.sandiegoheadstart.org

Home of Guiding Hands Early Intervention Program
Credentialed teachers partner with parents to provide optimal 1:1 intervention for children aged 0-3 with developmental delays and/or disabilities in their home. The program is free of charge to families enrolled in the CA Early Start program through San Diego Regional Center and is family-centered, relationship-based, culturally responsive, and tailored to each child.

1825 Gillespie Way #200
El Cajon, CA 92020-0501
619-938-3058
www.guidinghands.org

Hope Infant Family Support Program, San Diego County Office of Education
This public, special education program offers services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.

858-292-3700 for information
800-281-8252 (EFRC) for referral
www.sdcoe.net/student-services/early-education

I Can Play!
Teaching flexibility, effective communication, empathy, problem solving, engagement, organization, creative thinking, self-reliance and self-confidence through natural play settings for children 2-8.

11559-1 Compass Pt. Dr. N.
SD, 92126
858-442-1624
www.icanplaysd.com

Infant Autism Spectrum Study: UCSD Infant Vision Lab
Research program committed to better understanding brain and behavioral development in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their study is currently seeking 1-month-old to 18-month-old baby siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for participation in a series of visual, neural and behavioral development through 3 years of age. The assessments are carefully designed to aid in identifying early indicators of Autism.

9500 Gilman Dr. #MC0109
La Jolla, CA 92093
858-822-0642
http://babylab.ucsd.edu

Infant Development Association of California
Dedicated to educating the parents and care providers of children 0-3 and advocating for these children.

916-453-8801
www.idaofcal.org

KidSTART-Rady Children’s Hospital
Comprehensive screening, triage, assessment referral and treatment (including intensive mental health treatment) for children 0-5 with complex developmental, behavioral, family and medical needs: Intensive care coordination is part of KidSTART. Referrals must come through Healthy Development Services (HDS) Pediatricians, CWS Social Workers and Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program (DSEP).

3020 Children’s Way #MC6024
SD, 92123
858-966-5990
www.rchsd.org

Lifetime Women’s Healthcare
Complete women’s healthcare including high risk pregnancy management. Dedicated to ensuring infant health by supporting mom through pregnancy with 3D/4D ultrasounds performed right in the office.

752 Medical Center Ct. #106
Chula Vista, CA, 91911
619-482-8406
LifetimeWomensHealthcare.net

Miracle Babies
Provides financial and emotional support to families with children in the NICU.

Sean S. Daneshmand, MD
8745 Aero Dr. #111, SD 92123
888-68-MIRACLE
858-633-8540
www.miraclebabies.org

My Child Without Limits
Early intervention resource for families of children ages 0-5 with developmental delays or disabilities, and professionals looking for a single, trusted source of information that relates to their needs.

www.mychildwithoutlimits.org

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
Webinars, calendar of events and statistical information for children ages 0-3.

www.nectac.org

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)
Serves as a focal point in the community through which infants and toddlers with a suspected or diagnosed developmental disability and their family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources with San Diego and Imperial Counties.

4355 Ruffin Rd., SD, 92123
858-576-2996
www.sdrc.org

See Beneath, Inc
Creators of early childhood developmental tools for children with Autism including the Aika and Egor video series which promotes social and appropriate play skills.

858-504-8443
www.seebeneath.org

Spanish Infant/Toddler Support Group, Baby/Toddler and Me Playgroups
Meets alternate Wednesdays: a playgroup and learning time for children ages 0-3 with special needs and their typical siblings; a support group for parents of children ages 0-3 with SDUSD staff childcare. 10-11:30 am.

Alcot Elementary
3735 38th St., SD, 92103
Parent Group:
Guadalupe Galindo,
858-272-9641 x156
Baby/Toddler and Me:
858-272-9641 x151

Text4Baby
Texting service designed to promote healthy pregnancies through the child’s first year. Mothers sign up based on due date to receive three free text messages per week about promoting healthy tendencies, meeting developmental benchmarks and more.

www.Text4Baby.org

 Together We Grow
Pediatric day healthcare facility and school provides an inclusive preschool setting for children with or without special needs and their siblings. Funding for qualifying families.

3805 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-757-6031
5055 ViewRidge Ave.
SD, 92123
858-751-0506
www.togetherwegrow.net

INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO THERAPIES

Integrative Osteopathic Pediatrics
Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, /D.O. F.A.C.O.P
As a board certified pediatrician, the goal of our office is to bring the best integrative medicine to babies, children and their families to optimize their health and development naturally. We work with parents as partners to find underlying causes and combine the best of natural medicine with the added benefit of gentle osteopathic manipulative medicine to support the body’s inherent healing ability for total wellness. Call for a free 10-minute consultation.

1224 Tenth St. #207
Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-6600
www.drmaryanne.com

Karen Bostock, Licensed Acupuncturist
Pediatric and family acupuncturist whose vision is that every person enjoys wellness and balance throughout life and that every child is empowered with the knowledge that his or her body is not innately broken, but is capable of healing and growing naturally. Acupuncture helps the body heal itself so it is the perfect choice for those who want to stay well, those who want to get better, and those who want to function at their best despite ongoing conditions.

3010 5th Ave.
SD, 92103
619-630-0802
www.FightingSpiritAcu.com

Life Within Family Chiropractic
Dr. Mo Estepa
San Diego pregnancy and pediatric chiropractor with extensive specialized training and experience in providing chiropractic care to pregnant women, babies, and children. He is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a mainstay in pediatric chiropractic care and hosts Pathways Connect Gathering Group in the office, to empower families with the information and resources for conscious family living.

1452 University Ave.
SD, 92103
619-291-5433
www.lifewithincenter.com

Lessons In Motion
Margie Murnan is a practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method for Children (ABM) and uses gentle, innovative movements and techniques to help the brain of the child with special needs form new neural connections and patterns that take them beyond their current limitations. Great for children with joint pain, JRA, scoliosis, torticollis, ASD, and sensory issues.

619-993-9294
www.movementlessons.com

Shea Family Chiropractic
Dr. Shea and his team aim to help you achieve your health goals through corrective chiropractic care, lifestyle education and support. Focusing on nutrition, exercise and stress management, the team can help families affected by Autism, ADHD and chronic illness minimize symptoms, work on balance and spine issues, self-sooth and be the healthiest they can be.

10720 Thornmint Rd. #B
SD, 92127
858-312-5066
www.sheafamilychiropractic.org

Steve Tullius, D.C., Pediatric and Family Chiropractor
Shifts in spinal structure affect the delicate nerves that travel over the spinal cord and can contribute to a wide range of conditions. Dr. Tullius’ practice focuses on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Epilepsy, sensory processing disorder, Cerebral Palsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

6342 Riverdale St., SD, 92120
619-363-5073
www.sandiegocountychiropractor
.com

True Health Acupuncture
Acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for neurological disorders, sleep, emotional, and behavioral disturbances and electro-acupuncture for Autism performed by a licensed acupuncturist with a degree in neurobiology.

4434 Ingraham St., SD, 92109
858-366-8517
www.truehealthacu.com

Wellness Massage
Calming and therapeutic massage as part of an integrative approach to serving children with sensory needs.

4434 Ingraham St., SD, 92109
619-246-1561
wellnessmassagebybobbie@yahoo
.com

Young Living Oils-Jennifer Stephan #1790224

Variety of natural oil-based products including ingestible oils to boost the immune system and maintain gastro-enteral health, natural cleaning products, skin care and massage and olfactory stimulation products.

619-607-0950
www.youngliving.com

LEARNING DISABILITIES

The Council for Exceptional Children

888-232-7733; TTY 866-915-5000
www.cec.sped.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

888-575-7373
www.ncld.org

Dyslexia Training Institute  
Diagnostic testing, advocacy, and 1:1 and small group reading, writing, spelling and critical thinking intervention for students of all ages.

7424 Jackson Dr. #1B, SD, 92119
619-517-0683
www.dyslexiatraininginstitute
.org

MILITARY SPECIFIC

Armed Services YMCA
Family outreach and support for Exceptional Family Members.

858-751-5755
http://militaryymca.org

Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program
Helps Marine military families with special needs.

3602 Hochmuth Ave., MCRD, Bldg. 6 East
SD, 92140-5290
619-524-8031 (Administration)
www.mccsmcrd.com/
MarineAndFamilyPrograms/
FamilyCare/
ExceptionalFamilyMember
Program/index.html

Military Child Education Coalition

www.militarychild.org/military-parent/education-resource-center/

Military HOMEFRONT (DOD Special Needs Parent Toolkit)
Comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.

www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp

Miramar Exceptional Family Member Program
Helps military families with children with special needs.

858-577-4668
www.mccsmiramar.com/exceptional_family_member.html

Military Special Needs Network
Peer-to-peer, global organization founded to respond to the family support needs of all branches of the military and their Exceptional Family Members.

www.militaryspecialneedsnetwork
.com

Navy Families
Orientation workshop for EFMP.
Navy Region Southwest

866-9236478
cnrsw_ffcp.censch@navy.mil

NRSW Fleet & Family Support Center San Diego

Naval Base San Diego:
619-556-7404
Naval Base Point Loma:
619-553-8306
Naval Base Coronado:
619-545-6071
Murphy Canyon Branch:
858-277-4259
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc

MUSIC THERAPY

Banding Together
Organization that gives music therapy scholarships to eligible kids with special needs (such as Autism), provide instruments, and promote mentorships with local musicians. As the program continues to grow they desire to engage the community in sharing time, talents, and resources with more children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

7840 Mission Center Ct. #205
SD, 92108
619-299-1411
www.bandingtogethersd.org

Coast Music Therapy
Specializing in meeting the needs of children and teens with Autism, developmental disorders and neurological impairments.

9606 Tierra Grande St. #101-#102
SD, 92126
858-831-0387
www.coastmusictherapy.com

Music Therapy Center of California
We are the San Diego Leader in providing neurologic music therapy, trainings, and music lessons for youth with special needs. Our mission: empower individuals to reach their potential one note at a time!

7840 Mission Center Ct. #205
SD, 92108
619-299-1411
www.themusictherapycenter.com

Where Music Begins, Academy of Music
Adaptive music and signing lessons. Uses Simply Music, Kindermusik and Signing Smart to provide outstanding neurological, cognitive, language and social skills that benefit students with special needs.

2801 Camino Del Rio S. #300-H
SD, 92108
888-896-2066
www.wheremusicbegins.com

NEURO PRODUCTS

Alert Program
Self regulation program.
Therapy Works, Inc.

7200 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
877-897-3478
www.alertprogram.com

Balametrics
Kits to help balance and improve thinking and hand control.

P.O. Box 2716
Port Angeles, WA 98362
800-894-3187
www.balametrics.com

Bal-A-Vis-X, Inc.
Balance, auditory and vision exercises that are fun for kids.

7412 W. 10th St.
N Wichita, KS 67212
316-722-8012
www.bal-a-vis-x.com

Brain Gym 
Program that gets kids moving and brains thinking.

1575 Spinnaker Dr. #204B
Ventura, CA 93001
800-356-2109
805-658-7942
www.braingym.org

Cogmed Working Memory Training
Computer based program designed to enhance working memory in individuals with attention deficits, learning disorders, brain injury or stroke.

888-748-3828
www.cogmed.com

Fast ForWord
Based on 30 years of neuroscience research, these products develop the fundamental language and attention skills that are the building blocks for reading and social language success.

888-816-0010
www.scilearn.com

Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting program.

8001 MacArthur Blvd.
Cabin John, MD 20818
301-263-2700
www.hwtears.com

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
Patent-pending multi-sensory program that takes sound therapy to a new level of efficacy by combining advanced psychoacoustics with visual and balance activities that are performed while listening. Designed to enhance auditory processing, attention, regulation and functional learning abilities.

2851 South Parker Rd. #800
Aurora, CO 80014
303-741-4544
www.integratedlistening.com

Interactive Metronome
Neurological assessment and treatment tool used to help children with learning and developmental disorders, such as: sensory integration disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, nonverbal learning disorder, ADD/ADHD.

877-994-6776 x254
www.interactivemetronome.com

The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders
Identification, prevention, and treatment of developmental and learning disorders.

301-656-2667
www.icdl.com

LiFT – Lis-ten-ing Fit-ness Trai-ner Specialty Groups & Services
LiFT is a personalized program designed to facilitate auditory processing, sensory integration, attention, speech-language acquisition, learning & overall well-being. Listening Fitness is an educational technique that uses a child’s own voice & filtered music to develop & improve listening skills in persons with Attention Deficit Disorder, auditory processing deficits, Autism, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Dyslexia, learning disabilities and speech & language disorders.

6185 Paseo Del Norte #100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-438-3300
www.listeningfitness.com

Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Program uses pictures for children with communication delays.

13 Garfield Way
Newark, DE 19713
888-732-7462
www.pecsusa.com

Scientific Learning – Fit Brains Learn Better  
Products help develop the fundamental language and attention skills needed for reading and social language success.

www.scilearn.com

NUTRITION/FEEDING/HOME HEALTH PRODUCTS 

Advance Medical DME
Provides the equipment, training and support necessary for the successful non-invasive treatment of sleep disorders. Works with insurance to ensure best possible options for patients.

2040 Hutton Rd.
Kansas City, KS 66109
913-721-3737
www.advancedmedicaldme.com

American HomePatient
Provides a selection of top brands of equipment and ongoing education and equipment maintenance that go beyond the realm of respiratory care including nebulizer treatments, nutrition, home medical equipment and infusion therapy needs for those with sleep apnea and respiratory issues.

4849 Ronson Ct. #214, SD, 92111
858-277-1307
www.ahom.com

Bundiebaby
A bundling system that works around g-tubes and medical equipment.

www.bundiebaby.com

Belly Bands
Soft, volunteer-made, fabric bands with Velcro custom-sized for children designed to protect the Mickey Button or PEG tube during play and therapy. Free to kids in San Diego and a nominal $15 fee for those outside our city.

www.cecilyscloset.org

Chef Stacy Powell
Personal chef experienced in gluten-free, wheat-free, diabetic and heart healthy meals for recovery or for every day needs. Cooking parties and instruction also available.

760-533-7572
www.chefstacy.com

ChildLife Essentials
Vitamins for infants and children.

8690 Hayden Pl.
Culver City, CA 90232
800-993-0332
www.childlife.net

Coloplast
Bladder, bowel and wound care products designed to be efficient and easy to use. Knowledgeable, and caring staff educate parents, young adults and doctors on the selection, care and use of every product. Spanish help available.

888-726-7872
www.coloplast.us

Do It With Icing!
Despite the amazing array of products and classes that are sinfully bad for you but oh-so-delicious, this shop also routinely offers classes in gluten-free, wheat-free desserts and even a raw tart and pie class that is dairy and egg-free as well. The strictest diets need not deny flavor!

7240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
SD, 92111
858-268-1234
www.doitwithicingonline.com

End Picky Eating
Assessment, hair tissue mineral analysis, and therapy including a sequential oral sensory approach in conjunction with sensory motor techniques combined to address the root problem of picky eating. Collaborates with doctors to ensure child’s medical needs are met. Informational webinars available.

619-846-1196
www.endpickyeating.com

Farm Fresh to You
Local and organic since 1976, this family farm partners with other local farms to provide a great variety of seasonal, organic produce delivered to your home. Many box types to fit your household size and cooking preferences. You may also exclude items you’d rather not receive. They make healthy living easy and stress-free, and little, picky eaters enjoy receiving their new organics to try by delivery!

800-796-6009
www.FarmFreshtoYou.com

Feingold Association of the US
Feingold Dietary Program
Nutritional program for children with special needs.

37 Shell Rd. 2nd Fl.
Rocky Point, NY 11778
800-321-3287
www.feingold.org

Gluten-free Living
Dottie DeHart, DeHart & Company Public Relations

828-325-4966
dehartdottie@aol.com

Horizon Oxygen and Medical Equipment, Inc.
Provider of respiratory products, home medical equipment, mobility solutions, and pharmaceuticals that puts the patient’s and their family’s comfort and convenience above all else.

9285 Chesapeake Dr. #E
SD, 92123
714-575-8901
www.horizonoxygen.com

Juice Plus
Supplements of chewable fruit and vegetables for your family.

www.juiceplus.com

Karmic Health
Products dedicated to the gluten and casein free diet.

760-685-3154
www.karmic-health.com

Keil’s Fresh Food Stores
Food store carrying one of the widest selection of gluten-free products in San Diego, as well as organic produce, organic health and home care products, vitamins and natural, homeopathic remedies. Keil’s is your local source for building a healthy family from the inside out! Two Locations:

3015 Clairemont Dr., SD, 92117
619-275-7060
7403 Jackson Dr., SD, 92119
619-667-2750
www.keils.com

Kirkman
Supplements and nutritional products.

800-245-8282
www.kirkmanlabs.com

Mealtime Notions
Products and resources for children with feeding problems.

www.mealtimenotions.com

The Pure Pantry
Delicious gluten-free mixes, recipes and resources for specialized diets and allergies. Subscribe to the blog for Carlsbad cooking classes.

866-881-7873
www.thepurepantry.com

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
The Feeding Team provides multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment of children with complex feeding disorders such as oral aversion, gastrostomy tubes and failure to thrive, ages birth to 12 years.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5010 SD, 92123
858-576-1700, x5522
www.rchsd.org

Shield HealthCare
Established in 1957, Shield HealthCare is a leading home medical supply provider of incontinence, enteral nutrition, ostomy, urological and wound care products with direct insurance billing on behalf of customers. The services provided by Shield HealthCare enable families managing special medical needs to thrive in the comfort of home. Parental peace of mind is ensured by reliable home delivery and exceptional customer service.

800-557-8797
www.shieldhealthcare.com

SDSU Research Foundation-WIC
Low-moderate income nutrition referral assistance program for pregnant and postpartum women and children 0-5.

www.sdsuwic.com

SpecialCare
Durable medical equipment provider for personal home use and travel, and for visiting guests. Experienced staff provide set-up and training for use of medical, respiratory, sleep, mobility and transfer products. Rentals available. 24/7/365 bilingual service.

9511 Ridgehaven Ct. #A
SD, 92123
858-694-5800
www.specialcaredme.com

Tummy Tunnels
Iron-on patch that provides access to g-tubes without damage to clothing.

www.tummytunnels.com

Your Place My Thyme: Gluten-free Personal Chef Service  

The transition to gluten-free can be made a lot quicker, smoother and less stressful. Personal Chef Gina Simmonds will create custom-tailored gluten-free menus and delicious, healthy meals right in your own kitchen. She does everything, even the grocery shopping!

760-492-5278
www.ginacooks4u.com

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Associated Speech Pathologists
Provides occupational therapy evaluations, intervention and consultations to children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders, fine motor and sensory deficits.

1595 Grand Ave. #110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-471-1198
www.associatedspeechpathologists
.com

The Autism Group, Chris Vinceneux, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy from an expert in the evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders among children. Specializing in the development and implementation of individualized comprehensive programs utilizing a variety of multi-disiplinary strategies.

9466 Black Mountain Rd. #100
SD, 92126
858-689-2027
www.theautismgroup.com

Catalyst Therapy, Inc.
Specializes in sensory integration evaluation and treatment. CTI provides an innovative, eclectic, and holistic approach to therapy to facilitate the individual’s full potential. Utilizes a natural, playful, joyful technique to capitalize on the child’s strengths and interests.

543 Encinitas Blvd. #113
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-944-7870
www.catalysttherapy.com

Children’s OT Services, Inc.
Complete OT services including Sensory Integration, fine motor skills and regulation.

9606 Tierra Grande #104
SD, 92126
858-695-9444
www.childrensotservices.com

Golden Steps Pediatric Therapy
Age appropriate standardized and clinical assessments, individualized clinic and home therapy programs, referrals to other community resources and assistance with insurance

5611 Palmer Way #B
Carlsbad, CA 92010
760-438-3300
www.goldensteps.org

Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.

6185 Paseo Del Norte #100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-434-3912
www.it4k.com

Kara Dodds and Assoc./Addie’s AutismFiTT

(See listing under Speech & Language)

Kids Therapy Associates

11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #110
SD, 92128
858-673-5437
www.kidstherapyassociates.com

Kirsch Therapy
Their occupational therapy programs are developmentally appropriate, family oriented and play-based to make therapy a fun experience. They participate in ongoing continuing education programs and are up-to-date on the latest research and treatment methodologies.

1948 Avenida del Oro #118
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-945-6500
www.kirschtherapy.com

Leaps and Bounds Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Assesses and provides plans for fine motor development, sensory diets and development, handwriting development, feeding and oral needs, and other daily living skills.

590 Laguna Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-453-6891
leapsnboundsot@yahoo.com
www.leapsnboundsot.com

OT, Etc., Inc.
Three locations. San Marcos features Animal-Assisted Therapy.

8344 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #110
SD, 92111
858-565-6910
334 Via Vera Cruz #102
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-744-6910
690 Otay Lakes Rd. #200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-475-6910
www.ot-etc.com

OT OuTdoors
Carrie Jacobs, M, OTR/L specializes in sensory processing treatment for both children and adults. She is qualified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. She utilizes a therapy and certified assistance dog during treatment sessions to assist children with learning fine motor skills, visual motor skills, social skills, sequencing and motor planning.

1461 Merrit Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020
858-945-3243 – OT
858-442-1865 – PT
www.OTOuTdoors.com

Pediatric Therapy Services

(See listing under Physical Therapy)

Write Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Danielle Schulman, MSOT, OTR/L provides comprehensive evaluation and one on one treatment in numerous areas, including visual motor skills, visual perceptual skills, handwriting, self-care, and sensory integration to ensure an optimal learning environment for a child’s success. Specializing in strengthening fine motor skills as they relate to handwriting and a child’s day to day activities.

11172 Corte Pleno Verano
SD, 92130
858-401-2677
www.writesteps.com

Rady Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy-San Diego
Provides evaluation and intervention to children with suspected disabilities.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5068
SD, 92123
858-966-5829
www.rchsd.org

Sensory Ways
Occupational Therapy-based strategies to use sensory strategies in everyday life and home modification for safety, mobility and improved ergonomics for infants through seniors. Maria Walker, OT, also consults for professional therapy and group home settings.

905 Iron Horse Ct.
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-644-4489
www.sensoryways.com

SmallTalk Speech Therapy: Occupational Therapy
Assessment, interventions and consultations from an integrative speech/OT setting for all children. Has specialties in SPD, SID, early intervention and oral motor.
3 locations:

12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy. #111
SD, 92128
260 E. Chase Ave. #204
El Cajon, CA 92020
2356 Moore St. #101
SD, 92110
619-647-6157
www.smalltalkspeech.com

Spot Kids Occupational Therapy
Comprehensive clinic with Occupational, Speech-Language, Physical Therapy and Educational services. Specialists in child development, prevention & intervention. Services enhance: social skills, motor skills, cognition, handwriting, sensory processing, language, speech, self-esteem, health & wellness.

7632 Herschel Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-459-7768
www.spotkidstherapy.com

Therapy Uptown
Occupational and Speech Therapy services specializing in child development. Focus on: handwriting, sensory processing, sports enhancement, visual motor integration/visual perception, fine and gross motor development and movement based tutoring.

3970 9th Ave.
SD, 92103
619-542-9945
http://therapyuptown.wix.com/therapyuptown

Total Education Solutions
(See listing under Education)
VIP Neuro Rehabilitation Center
Patricia Gonzalez OTR/L
Medical Rehabilitation and Kinematics Lab

7340 Trade St. #F
SD, 92121
858-689-9643
www.vipneurorehab.com

Warner Pediatric Therapy
Providing pediatric occupational therapy to address sensory integration, self-regulation, coordination, handwriting, and motor development for children ages 0-18 years. Providing direct therapy, evaluations, screenings, consultations and parent trainings.
2210 Encinitas Blvd. #1

Encinitas, CA 92024
760-230-1699

PARENT & FAMILY RESOURCES

2-1-1 Information Referral Search
Similar to 411 and 911, this is one stop shopping for all health and welfare needs. Operators take full case histories and provide a plethora of resources.

Dial 211
www.211.org

Amanda B. Morris Psy.D., MFT
Individual, family, couples and adolescent psychotherapy.

2991 Kalmia St., SD, 92104
619-282-7333
dramandamorrismft@icloud.com

ARC of San Diego
Largest, most comprehensive provider of services to children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County including parent/infant programs, independent living and vocational skills training, camps and recreational activities. Also a leader in government advocacy for persons with disabilities.

3030 Market St.
SD, 92102
619-685-1175
www.arc-sd.com

Armed Services YMCA
Support program for military families of children with Autism or PDD. Sibling support groups offered.

3293 Santo Rd., SD, 92124
858-751-5755
http://militaryymca.org

Autism Through the Lifespan Support Group
Autism Society and San Diego Unified support group (September-May) that discusses a new age each month.

Ballard Parent Center in Old Town, Room 1
2375 Congress St.
SD, 92111
858-490-8532 or 858-490-8510

Autism College: Chantal Sicile Kira

(see listing under Autism)

Brave Kids
UCP’s online connection for kids 6-17 with special needs and chronic/life-threatening illnesses and their families providing informational resources about their diagnoses and a safe, online chat forum with other kids and parents of kids with special needs.

800-872-5827
www.bravekids.org

Children in Need
Nonprofit organization administered by staff of San Diego County, Health and Human Services Agency. Their mission is to provide the necessary financial support for enrichment activities to assist children’s participation in sports, arts and cultural interaction.

6950 Levant St., SD, 92111
760-967-4600
www.childreninneedsd.org

Child Trauma Academy
Dr. Bruce Perry’s site translates emerging findings about the human brain and child development into practical implications for the ways we nurture, protect, educate and heal children.

866-943-9779
www.childtrauma.org

COMPASS Family Center
Supports the well-being of families caring for children with special needs. Services include family counseling, special education advocacy and representation, family guidance and support services, and information and referrals to community resources.

4080 Centre St. #104
SD, 92103
619-543-9850 x12432
www.yfs.ymca.org/counseling-services/compass.html

Daddy and Me
Bi-monthly social and recreational group for dads and their families for “us-time” and mom’s rest time. Activities supported by NFAR Men’s Group

Juan Leon, 858-679-8800

Down Syndrome Association Of San Diego
Family Support Network across the lifespan:  information, resources & referral services, education and social events, advocacy and public policy initiatives. Specialized services: peer/parent support, pre/post natal consults, family support groups (English/Spanish), social groups, and lending library.

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123
619-594-7389
www.dsasdonline.org

Down Syndrome Friends and Family Activities
Check the DS Action calendar for monthly activities for families with all disabilities including Dad’s Night, Mom’s Night, and fun family events. Like us on Facebook for the list of the most current activities.

619-694-4615
www.downsyndromeaction.org

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)
Community-based collaborative agency, staffed by parents and professionals designed to serve families of individuals with special needs by providing a broad continuum of information, education and support. Resource library, parent groups and referrals. Services and supports are offered in English and Spanish.

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130
SD, 92123
800-281-8252
www.efrconline.org

Filipino American Association for the Developmentally Disabled
Monthly support group for Filipino-American families.
Last Monday of the month: 6-8 p.m.

Teresa Lucas: 619-502-0929

Free Heart Ranch, Sarah Wykoff, MA
Parent of person with special needs offers holistic, transformative coaching, expressive art, journaling, drama and dance/movement therapy for parents. Offers private sessions, facilitates support groups and leads Free Heart Ranch Mother’s Retreats.

619-246-4595
www.freeheartranch.com

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Offers support services to grandparents and relatives who are raising grandchildren.

www.raisingyourgrandchildren
.com

The Hanna Fenichel Center
Center for child development parent classes.

336-340 North Acacia Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-755-0860
www.hannafenichel.com

Healthy Development Services (HDS) – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Care coordination to link families to an array of services, including parent education, for children ages 0-5 and their families.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5129
SD, 92123
858-576-1700, x7346

JDRF Family Network 
Parent Nights and toddler, child, and teen-specific activity events for those with T-1 Diabetes.

5665 Oberlin Dr. #106
SD, 92121
858-597-0240
www.sd.jdrf.org

Kinship Support Services YMCA
YMCA of San Diego County Youth & Family Services provides help to grandparents and relatives caring for children whose parents are unable or unavailable to them.

619-543-9850
www.yfs.ymca.org/programs/kinship-support-services.html

Life I Can Coaching
Lenila Batali, a certified Special Needs Life Quality Coach, assists families and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning special needs to help them solve specific challenges and meet personal goals. She provides positive guidance, encouraging support and valuable resources.

949-233-6515
www.lifeican.com

Linda Collins, Ph.D. , Clinical Psychologist
Specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and offers mindful parenting groups for parents of children with special needs or typical developmental challenges.

4455 Murphy Canyon Rd. 100-9
SD, 92123
858-536-8985
www.therapy4mindbody.com

Mental Health Systems, Inc.
Family service programs dedicated to identifying and addressing mental health needs and alcohol and drug issues, as well as assisting clients with creating healthy interpersonal relationships. They offer an array of programs that provide innovative, strengths-based, individualized and culturally sensitive services. All programs are designed to assist families to attain healthier lifestyles and an enhanced quality of life.

9465 Farnham St., SD, 92123
858-573-2600
www.mhsinc.org

Michele McGrath Wolfson, MFT
Marriage and Family Counseling for families with special needs.

6353 El Camino Real #K
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-431-1819
specialfamilies@gmail.com

Mingle
A recurring, social resource event for parents and providers to meet, make connections and foster supportive relationships.

www.minglesd.com

The Parent Connection
Support and playgroups for San Diego families.

858-626-6944
www.sandiegoparent.com

Parents Advocating Together
Parent group that offers support to parents of children with special needs (pre-school thru High School) in San Diego County. PAT provides information, trainings, educational and emotional support to parents as they navigate to better understand their children’s rights under IDEA 2004. PAT believes that by teaching and providing information to parents, we can empower them to gain life-long skills and knowledge so they can become equal partners in their child’s education.

619-607-0950
www.patsd.org

Parents of Students in Special Education (P.O.S.S.E.)
Help navigate IEP process for learning disabilities.

619-335-0536
www.possesandiego.org

PASS Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions
Parent support group for parents of children with special needs.
Meetings held at:

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Room #3A
16275 Pomerado Rd., SD, 92064
www.powaypass.com

Peer2Peer Lines, MHS, Inc.

(See listing under Behavioral & Mental Health)

People Skills International, Ida Greene, Ph. D.
Dr. Greene’s goal is to increase the awareness of self-value, self-worth, positive relationships and a cooperative attitude; to elevate self-respect, respect for others and an enhanced self-esteem through her books and workshops. Specializing in ADHD.

2910 Baily Ave., SD, 92105
619-262-9951
www.idagreene.com

Roots & Wings Consulting
Marriage and family therapists, educators, social workers and psychologists with expertise in areas such as parenting, Autism, grief, communication, depression, anxiety, play therapy and much more!

619-737-7721
www.RootsAndWingsConsulting
.com

Roya Kravetz
Professional coach and certified parent educator.

12625 High Bluff Dr. #101
SD, 92130
858-334-8584
www.adhdsuccesscoaching.com

San Diego Family Magazine
San Diego County’s best parenting resource! Offers informative, educational articles on parenting, health, education, travel and local family fun for all ages and abilities. Award-winning monthly calendar of family activities and events. Visit the website to view special needs, recreation and baby guides, along with contests and other great content.
1475 Sixth Ave. 5th Fl., SD, 92101
619-685-6970
www.SanDiegoFamily.com
San Diego Parents Network for Special Needs Children
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month to support parents of children with special needs.

Dayon Higgins: 858-521-0895
higgins_dayon@earthlink.com
www.patsd.org

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)
Serves as a focal point in the community to which infant/toddlers through adults with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.

4355 Ruffin Rd., SD, 92123
858-576-2996
www.sdrc.org

Sibshops: San Diego Unified School District
A fun-filled event includes games, crafts and activities geared to the specific needs of siblings with brothers/sisters with special needs ages 8 and up. Offered 4-5 times per school year.

619-725-7000
www.sandi.net

Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
Helping parents and advocates in the special needs community overcome challenges of the family’s journey by bringing together people, information and resources. The foundation (in partnership with San Diego Family Magazine) publishes and distributes Flourishing Families annually.
1475 Sixth Ave. #511, SD, 92101
619-685-6970; www.SNRFSD.org
 TERI Life Quality Services
A group of trained parents and professionals guide parents and adults through the process of making choices and finding services for students and adults with developmental disabilities. Classes are also available to become a qualified life coach for those with special needs for parents and professionals in the field of developmental disabilities. Classes and information on trusts and conservatorships presented in a practical and thoughtful way.

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

UCSD Center for Mindfulness: Mindful Parenting
By identifying reactive patterns and exploring options for attending to the unplanned stressors in our lives, this 8 week course can improve our ability to respond skillfully to our own needs and the needs of our children. Participants will learn the purpose and value of the adolescent brain and its role in preparing a teen for life, and learn to redirect the attention of a child in the midst of a tantrum. Participants will explore methods for cultivating emotional resilience, kindness and compassion in their children.

UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry
5060 Shoreham Pl. #200
SD, 92122-0980
858-657-7000
http://mindfulness.ucsd.edu

Undiagnosed Family Support Group
Quarterly meetings with interesting speakers and Facebook-based support group for parents of children with special needs who do not know the etiology of their child’s condition or illness. Crafts and fun activities for children are available while the parents meet.

760-481-5509
cheungcaro@hotmail.com

 Walden Family Services-A Foster Family

(See listing under Foster Care)

WIC-SDSU Research Foundation
Low-moderate income nutrition referral assistance program for pregnant and postpartum women and children 0-5.

9210 Sky Park Ct. #150
SD, 92123
888-999-6897
www.sdsuwic.com

YMCA Kinship Support Services
Supports kinship caregivers throughout San Diego County in achieving safety, permanency, & well-being for their families through education, advocacy and community collaboration. Respite care available.

877-YMCA-4-KIN
www.yfs.ymca.org/programs/kinship-support-services

Yo! Youth Organizing-Disabled and Proud 

Online resource designed to help teens promote independence and self-advocacy through resources, leadership development opportunities, and community connections.

866-296-9753
800-900-0706 TDD
www.yodisabledproud.org

PARTY PLANNING & SPECIAL EVENTS

 Adventure Ski & Snowboard School
Certified Recreational Therapist school director and professional ski instructors experienced in special needs lead our birthday party packages that can include sliding on flying saucer disks, magic carpet rides, skiing and snowboarding.
1105 S. Coast Hwy. 101 (at Hansen’s) 

Encinitas, CA 92024
760-942-2188
www.adventureski.com

Art Soup
Your Birthday Party Destination! Drop-in art studio and social club for all abilities with paintable VW bug, glass and chalk walls, 20K brick Lego castle and a huge, stocked self-serve craft bar. Origami Owl build-your-own jewelry parties for adults with Autism and Cancer awareness themes…great fundraiser!

191 N. El Camino Real #203
Encinitas, CA, 92024
760-230-2060
www.artsoupsd.com

Big Animals for Little Kids
All-volunteer nonprofit, visiting underprivileged children in homeless shelters, hospitals and foster care facilities and events for kids with special needs. Volunteers dress in animal costumes, paint faces, make balloon hats, and create photo keepsakes.

1380 Garnet Ave. #E436
SD, 92109
619-723-3142
www.biganimalsforlittlekids.org

Cute Clowns
Cutie Pie and her stable of talented performers face paint, create balloon sculptures, lead games and more. Special needs friendly!

858-598-3225
www.facebook.com/CutiePieClown

Especially Cakes
Children on specialized diets need not have boring birthday cakes! Many of the most tempting and decadent cakes and cheesecakes from this bakery are gluten free and/or vegan. Custom character and theme cake design available. Catering menu also offers bars and cookies from the “nutritional select” line and friends will not even realize the difference.
858-519-2606
 Get Air

(see listing under Recreation)

 If I Was A Bird Yoga

(See listing under Yoga)

Jelly Bean the Clown
Compassionate and sensitive to children of all abilities, Jelly Bean specializes in kids’ birthday party entertainment for kids ages 1-18 with fun activities for children of all ages: face painting, temporary tattoos, kids’ magic show, games and balloon sculptures.

Shirly Chwalowski
858-245-6035

 Metro Dance
Themed, dance-based birthday parties with performance and dress-up and summer dance camps for children of all ages and abilities.

5304 Metro St #B, SD, 92110
619-299-6387
www.metrodancesd.com

UltraStar Cinemas
This locally owned movie theater offers the most family-friendly pricing and programs in town. The first matinee showing of every 2D movie only $6, and all other showtimes are only $8. On Discount Tuesday & Thursday  all 2D movies, including brand new releases, are only $6 ALL DAY!  Baby’s Night Out, held every Thursday at 7PM, offers parents the opportunity to enjoy a movie THEY want to see with their baby, complete with stroller parking, dimmed lights, reduced volume & changing facilities in the auditorium for only $6. Great Birthday packages available.
7510 Hazard Center Dr., SD, 92108
www.ultrastarmovies.com
 Xcite Steps Birthday Party Services
In-home or adventure outing parties where experienced mentors support children and teens with special needs, but the parties are designed so that the child’s entire class will have fun and the activities will promote social interaction.

1137 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-764-2956
3978 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #100
SD, 92121
858-428-0222

PHOTOGRAPHY & ARTISTIC SERVICES

Andy McRory Photography
Portrait, design and architectural photography. You create the memories. I simply document them beautifully and accurately with the style and sensitivity your family deserves.
619-925-5058
Joel’s Vision Arts
Local author, speaker and artist with Autism creates  books, videos and art for sale, a portion of which benefits a scholarship fund for art and music therapy for children with disabilities.

www.joelsvisionarts.com

MRS Photography
Beautiful, sensitive family photography services from a fun, patient mom of a child with special needs determined to find the beauty in EVERY person.

619-397-8497
www.MRS-Photography.com

Photography by Lisa K
Striving to capture the essence of every family, Lisa makes your experience stress-free by catering to the needs of each individual group. Sensitive, beautiful, newborn packages available.

12225 World Trade Dr.
SD, 92128
858-673-3630
www.photographybylisak.com

Savoring the Sweet Life Photography

Quality photography emphasizing family values. Hour-long sessions held at any location you choose, at any time of day so children can be comfortable and play. Their goal is to capture a slice of life, not just a photo. Photographer has a Master’s Degree in Education with training in special needs.

858-829-6584
www.savoringthesweetlife.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.

(See listing under Speech & Language)

Inspiration Physical Therapy
Specializing in therapy services for individuals with developmental and mental health conditions to improve participation and quality of life.

PO Box 212913
Chula Vista, CA 91921-2913
410-212-2419
www.inspirationphysicaltherapy
.com
inspirationpt@yahoo.com

Kara Dodds and Assoc./Addie’s AutismFiTT

(See listing under Speech & Language)

Kidspiration Yoga & Physical Therapy

10671 Roselle St. #102
SD, 92121
619-804-1630
www.kidspirationpt.com

Kids Therapy Associates

11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #110
SD, 92128
858-673-5437
www.kidstherapyassociates.com

Pediatric Therapy Services
Our pediatric therapy team is comprised of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists dedicated to improving the quality of everyday life for infants, youths and adolescents experiencing developmental delays and special needs. Our pediatric specialists work closely with parents, physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop an individualized treatment program for each child to achieve age-appropriate and condition-appropriate goals.

3760 Convoy St. #204
SD, 92111
619-501-9755
www.therapyspecialists.net/pediatric-therapy

PT in Motion

7907 Ostrow St., SD, 92111
858-565-6910

Rady Children’s Hospital SD
Provides physical therapy in the evaluation and treatment of neurological, congenital, orthopedic and developmental problems from infancy through adolescence.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5068
SD, 92123
858-966-5829
www.rchsd.org

Spot Kids Occupational Therapy

(See listing under Occupational Therapy)

Strides Physical Therapy

Physical therapy assessment and treatment plans to serve the whole child based on a dynamic systems model, addressing primary system impairments in order to maximize potential for functional independence and participation at home, in school and in the community.

858-442-1994
www.stridespt.com

RECREATION
(SEE ALSO: Camps and Enrichment Programs)

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association
Year round league sports, sports mentor and mentee program, and recreational sports for children and adults with physical disabilities and Jr. wheelchair sports camp for kids.
P.O. Box 153792
SD, 92195
619-336-1806
www.adaptivesportsandrec.org
 Addie’s AutismFITT Club and Personal Training Studio
AutismFITT Club™ works closely with parents and children to improve both fine and gross motor skills and get fit in a fun, manageable way with skills from a highly skilled mom who walks the walk. Individualized therapies enable children to play, interact and participate with their peers. Equipment and activities that are designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and levels of abilities.

7850 Mission Center Ct., SD, 92108
4440 Ingraham St.
Pacific Beach, 92109
619-578-2232
www.autismfitt.com

Adventure Ski & Snowboard School
Certified Recreational Therapist School Director and Professional Ski Instructors, experienced with special needs use a one on one approach to teach people of all ages, abilities and disabilities how to ski or improve their skiing or snowboarding in a large, safer, carpeted, school setting.  We have helped train the coaches and the athletes for Special Olympics, the visually impaired and their guides, and people with ASD, one leg, no legs, spinal injury, and almost any other special need.
1105 S. Coast Hwy. 101 (at Hansen’s)
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-942-2188
www.adventureski.com
America the Beautiful Access Pass, National Parks Service
U.S. residents with documented disabilities are eligible for a free lifetime pass to all national parks, historic sites and recreation areas that charge entrance fees.

www.nps.gov

A Night to Remember Prom
A prom honoring students with special needs ages 15-22 yrs. old. It’s more than a Prom…it’s an experience! Honored Guests get hair/make-up done, limo rides, and walk down the Red Carpet complete with paparazzi before entering the dance/dinner. It’s also a night of integration – as each student with special needs is partnered up with a San Diego high school student who serves as their host.

Business Office:
3030 Market St., SD, 92102
www.anighttorememberprom
.com

Aqua Pros Swim School
Pool Pals swimming program  for children with Autism and annual surf camp.
4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
SD, 92117
619-209-2990
www.aquapros.org
Arms Wide Open
Instructors guide students on a journey through dance, movement and percussion, enabling the dancer with special needs to learn and work at their own pace while enjoying and appreciating dance and performing choreography. Free of charge.

237 East Main St. #A
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-579-6197
www.awosd.org

AYSO VIP (Very Important Player) Program 
Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities. The emphasis is on participation and fun!
800-872-2976
www.ayso.org/VIP
Barnes Tennis Center Wheelchair Program
Program for children and adults with physical handicaps. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

4490 W. Point Loma Blvd.
SD, 92107
619-221-9000
www.barnestenniscenter.com

Best Buddies San Diego
(Middle and High School)
Program for high school and middle school students that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with typical peers. Planned social events within the group provide the opportunity to have friends outside of their own special education classroom. See listing under College and the Adult Transition for young adult opportunities.

310-642-2620 x201
MelissaPeterson@bestbuddies.org
www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org

Blue Roses Girls Group
Group formed to foster making and sustaining friendships with activities (such as fashion shows, camps and more) aimed at teen girls with Autism, ASD, and social challenges due to special needs.

www.bluerosesgirls.com

Bubbles Swim School
Offers instructional swim for students of all ages and abilities, starting as young as two months old. Whatever swim needs you may have, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of instruction and safety. Call for an evaluation.

10369 Campo Rd.,
Spring Valley, CA 91978
619-660-0128
www.bubblesswimschool.com

Capability Ranch
Ranch activity center for youth with disabilities to help nurture the creative talents and abilities of children and young adults with developmental delays by exposing them to a variety of enriching activities and events that inspire their imagination, enhance creative abilities and entertain. Full working ranch with rescued animals and a guest house with rooms for optional overnight stay.

18030 Highland Valley Rd.
Ramona, CA 92065
914-582-5901

Challenged America: Adaptive Sailing for Kids and Adults
All volunteer sailing program complete with adaptive equipment that allows persons with physical disabilities the chance to learn to sail.

955 Harbor Island Dr. #130
SD, 92101
619-523-9318
www.challengedamerica.org

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

9591 Waples St.
SD, 92121
858-866-0959
www.challengedathletes.org

Children’s Choir/Voices in Unity
Free, inclusive K-6 children’s and 7-12 grade youth choirs led by Soprano Lynn Mendoza-Khan. Children participate in spring and fall semester vocal and performance lessons and choir practice culminating in a final performance at semester’s end. Added benefits to choral singing are building self-confidence, self-discipline, memory skills, enhanced social development and better emotional expression. No prior choral experience necessary. No summer choir.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front St., SD, 92103-2098
619-298-9978
www.firstuusandiego.org/children-and-youth-choirs

Color, Construct, Create
Fun, therapeutic, and skill-enhancing art class designed for school age children with and without special needs, Afterschool programs and summer camps available.

P.O. Box 504384, SD, 92128
858-472-6009
www.colorconstructcreate.com

Creative Stages of Dance/New Dramatic Arts
San Diego Danceworks offers
introductory and private dance lessons for children with special needs.

2653 Ariane Dr.
SD, 92117
858-272-7456

Danceology Performing Arts Campus
Adaptive combo dance class of tap, ballet and creative movement for girls 3-10 with special needs.
10750 Thornmint Rd. #102
SD, 92127
858-613-1155
Dance Therapy with Addie’s AutismFitt and MetroDanceSD
MetroDanceSD instructors are partnered up with an Addie’s OT/PT to teach children how to dance. These classes could incorporate the following: tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip hop, break dancing, tumbling, hula, and tumbling.
7850 Mission Center Ct. # 100
SD, 92108
619-578-2232
www.autismfitt.com
Dance thisAbility: Malashock Dance Co.
In partnership with St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Malashock Dance facilitates a program where young adults are integrated into a professional dance environment at Dance Place San Diego. Teaching artists provide a weekly dance class that incorporates fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, musicality, self-expression through movement, and pattern sequencing into an upbeat instructional setting. Students warm up, complete improvisation exercises, and learn a special piece of choreography.

Dance Place San Diego, Liberty Station
2650 Truxtun Rd. #202, SD, 92106
619-260-1622
www.malashockdance.org

Dance with Me: Dance & Company
This 50-minute class is designed for young children with special needs to express themselves through simple dance movements, enhance motor skills, improve health, increase flexibility, develop confidence and increase social skills.

6635 Flanders Dr. #D, SD, 92121
858-750-3021
www.danceandcompany.com

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Free fishing license.
San Diego Regional Center, Community Services/Phil Patton

4355 Ruffin Rd. #325
SD, 92123
858-576-2966

Dixon Lake-Accessible Cabin
Accessible camping for persons with physical disability.

1700 North La Honda Dr.
Escondido, CA 92027
Park Ranger: 760-839-4680
www.escondido.org/Dixon-Lake-accessible-cabin.aspx

Easter Seals of Southern California
Aquatic training, camp, adaptive aquatic “Learn to Swim” program; “Parent and Me” infant/toddler water adjustment program. Ages 9 months-15 years.

1035 E. Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-737-3990

Environmental Traveling Companions
Plans excursion trips (kayaking, rafting, skiing) for people with disabilities.

Fort Mason Center Landmark Bldg. C, San Francisco, CA 94123
415-474-7662
www.etctrips.org

Family Karate
Karate programs for the physically challenged.

410 W. Felicita Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-746-0983
12798 Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd. SD, 92129
858-484-4747

Flip Force
Tumbling, martial arts and dance classes open to people with all abilities in a faith-based environment.

9282 Miramar Rd., SD, 92126
858-579-3547
www.flipforcesandiego.com

Floaties Swim School
Water safety: All children need to learn to swim. In the situation of a child who is less aware of his surroundings and challenged with communication, it is even more crucial. Waterproof your child!
13180 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
851 Showroom Pl. #102
Eastlake, CA 91914
877-277-7946
GB Productions’ STARS Program at North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
The STARS Theater Arts program for individuals with intellectual disabilities puts an emphasis on developing abilities in stage presence, audition monologues, comedy improvisation, reading and memorizing scripts, costuming, and working as a team to support fellow actors. Groups meet each week to learn and practice acting, directing and other theater skills. Actors perform in multiple productions throughout the year and proceeds from STARS shows support the program.

2031 El Cajon Blvd.
SD, 92104
619-647-4958
www.northparkvaudeville.com

Get Air
Recreational trampolines are a fun way for people of all ages and abilities to improve their vestibular system and balance. Must be able to jump on one’s own. We have foam pits with delayed TVs (watch instant replays of your tricks), a Huge Dodgeball Court, Air Jam Basketball, “Small Air” with a tramp slide for our younger jumpers with their own foam pit, Competition Style Slackline, and an open jump area with platforms and other structures to jump from! Birthday Parties Available.
12160 Community Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-848-1AIR (1247)
2755 Dos Aarons Way
Vista, CA 92081
760-478-5867
Grossmont College Adapted Aerobic Classes
School enrollment necessary. Adaptive equipment and training provided.

Disabled Student Services
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Jane Nolan; 619-465-1700 x7112

Grossmont Recreation Therapy
Various activities including gentle fitness, arthritis aquatic program, aquacize, adaptive aquatics program, SPLASH and adaptive golf clinic. Including programs for stroke survivors and family members.

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-644-4104

Gyminny Kids: My Needs Gymnastics
Classes are designed to help children 4 and up with high functioning disabilities experience gymnastics in a fun and positive environment. Class ratio no more than 5 kids per instructor.

17022 Camino San Bernardo
SD, 92127
858-451-0204
www.gyminnykids.com

Heart of Sailing San Diego
Therapeutic sailing adventures for children and adults with disabilities.

Shelter Island Cove Marina
2240 Shelter Island Dr.
SD, 92106
Janeane Manker
www.heartofsailing.org

I Can Play!

(See listing under Infant/Toddler Specific)

Ice-Plex Special Skaters Program
30-minute class is designed for individuals of all ages who are developmentally and/or physically disabled and would like to learn how to ice skate. Skate rentals included with class.

555 N. Tulip St.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-489-5550
www.iceoplexescondido.com/skatingschool/special-skater-program

Include Autism Baseball League
Baseball inclusion program that provides a league experience to youth who are diagnosed with Autism and raises Autism awareness in the communities located throughout San Diego County by pairing up teams from Include Autism with local youth baseball players. Promotes a fun, athletic experience for all involved. Held at Twin Trails Park in Rancho Peñasquitos.

P.O. Box 720072
SD, 92172
858-603-9835
www.includeautism.org

InnerDancer Performing Arts
Peer and friendship centered social interaction and dance development program for all abilities engaging the individual with all abilities first, rather than attempting to fit students into a one-size-fits-all repertoire. Weekly classes and inclusive performance opportunities.

602-502-2743
www.innerdancers.com
caroline@innerdancers.com

Jet Blue: Blue Horizons for Autism
Partnering with Autism Tree Project Foundation, Joel’s Vision Arts, and TSA Cares, Jet Blue has produced a video,“I Can Fly” Social Story-book, and yearly family event to help those with Autism/ASD confront the fears and anxiety that can be associated with flying. Dedicated line and web link for travelers with disabilities.

800-538-2583
www.jetblue.com/travel/special-needs/

Juan Carlos Organization Zumba For All
Lisbeth Garces and her team provide inclusive Zumba in various locations around San Diego. Calendar of weekly events.

619-971-3904
www.jcorg.org

Kids Included Together (KIT)

(See listing under Inclusion)

KidVentures
Providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for San Diego families for over 15 years. Our facilities offer the ideal setting for children with special needs. We work with educators, occupational therapists and child psychologists to provide a welcoming place to learn and play.

Kidventures 4S Ranch
10760 Thornmint Rd., SD, 92127
858-207-6088
Kidventures Eastlake
851 Showroom Pl.
Chula Vista, CA 91914
619-651-8622
Liberty Station coming 2015
www.indoorplaysandiego.com

Little League: Challenger Division
Division of Little League for children with any physical or mental disability aged 5-18. Use the league finder tool to find the Challenger division nearest you.

www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/challenger.htm

Little Miss Wheelchair California
Scholarship competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation. Its purpose is to select the most accomplished and articulate young lady to represent people living with disabilities in the general public, business community and government.

www.mswheelchaircalifornia
foundation.com/Junior-Miss

Miracle Movers Special Needs Dance Program, Performing Arts Workshop
Classes for children with special needs 2-8 focusing on creative movement therapy, mind body connection, spatial awareness exercises and dance vocabulary.

681 Encinitas Blvd. #309
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-753-2671
www.dancePAW.com

Mountain High Adaptive Ski Program
Adaptive lessons are 1:1 under the supervision of the Mountain High Winter Sports School. The instructors are PSIA trained in adaptive ski techniques to serve students with a variety of disabilities including the blind, deaf, amputees, post-polio, Spina Bifida, birth defects, paralysis, Cerebral Palsy and cognitive disability. Students must be over the age of 5, able to “hold head upright” through jerking motions and must maintain breathing on their own. Lessons are taught in January and February (tentatively in March), by reservation only and include private instruction, lift ticket, adaptive equipment and standard ski equipment rental. Lesson must be requested at least 72 hours in advance to ensure equipment and instructor availability. Includes fitting of equipment.

24510 Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397
760-316-7861
www.mthigh.com/lessons-rentals/lessons/adaptive-lessons

Ms. Wheelchair San Diego
Local competition to promote awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and perceptual barriers, advocate for disability rights, create ability awareness, promote inclusion and encourage People First Language. Teen/adult and preteen categories. Star Princess on Wheels competition for younger kids.

4353 Park Blvd.
SD, 91945
619-634-9080
www.mswheelchairsandiego.org

Murray Callan Swim School Inclusive swim classes based on the individual needs of each child.

1012 Law St.
SD, 92109
858-273-7946
www.murraycallanswimschools
.com

North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe

2031 El Cajon Blvd.
SD, 92104
619-647-4958
www.northparkvaudeville.com

PACT (Positive Action Community Theater)
Theater and dance programs designed to empower kids with special needs through performance.
Dance North County,
535 Encinitas Blvd. #101
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-815-8512
Poway Youth Basketball League
Challenged Athletes Program for youths with intellectual disabilities. All games will be played at Meadowbrook Middle School.

12320 Meadowbrook Ln.
Poway, CA 92064
PO Box 502183, SD, 92150-2183
www.pybl.com

RE Spectrum Community
Soccer and recreational activities for San Diego area children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Committed to building community relationships for those with ASD.

619-741-4466
www.respectrum.org

Rise and Shine Christian Choral Program
The San Diego Chorister Guild’s free program for children with developmental or cognitive disabilities 8-18 is open to all children regardless of family church affiliation. Sponsored by the Guild and the Clairemont Lutheran Church, the choir requires parents attend while children learn basic musicianship and vocal training.

Clairemont Lutheran Church
4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
SD, 92117
760-807-6359
klundeen@hotmail.com
www.choristersguildsandiego.org

San Diego Chill Hockey League
Low-priced, amateur ice hockey league for boys and girls 7-12 with disabilities who are physically able to play but unable to participate in a typical organized league. Ice, equipment, coaching and mentoring provided.

UTC Ice Sports Center
4545 La Jolla Village Dr.
SD, 92122
lrbecker@san.rr.com
www.sandiegochill.org

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Everybody has the opportunity to dance and at SDCYB, we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our students. Ballet for Me! is a classical ballet program specifically designed for children ages 6 to 10 with unique physical needs.  Join us in the heart of Balboa Park for class and discover the excellence and creativity that ballet can inspire in every student.
1650 El Prado, #209
Casa del Prado Building, Balboa Park, SD, 92101
619-233-3060
www.sdcyb.org
San Diego Down Syndrome
Partners with local resources to provide unique recreational activities for families of children with Down Syndrome.

1222 A. Woodside Ave. #238
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-708-5636
www.sandiegodownsyndrome.org

San Diego Park & Recreation Dept.
Therapeutic recreation services. Full range of amazing and inclusive camps and recreational programs for children with special needs.

619-525-8248
kfenick@sandiego.gov
jmrichards@sandiego.gov

San Diego Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer Program
Any player, ages 4 and up, who possesses a physical or mental disability that limits their ability to perform at the level of play they have chosen to participate is eligible for this community-based soccer program.

Westview High School Stadium
13500 Camino Del Sur
SD, 92129
sdsctopsoccer@gmail.com
www.sandiegosoccerclub.org

San Marcos Youth Basketball Shooting Stars
Inclusive program for children 5-22 with a variety of social, intellectual and mild physical disabilities to learn and enjoy basketball in a fun, non-competitive environment, some with “buddies” (basketball mentors). Program at Corky Smith Gym. Sundays October-January.

760-504-7242
www.smybbshootingstars.com
coachrick@smybbshootingstars
.com

Sensory Friendly Films
Bimonthly films with lowered sound and more light for kids with sensory needs.

AMC Mission Valley
640 Camino Del Rio N.
SD, 92108
AMC Palm Promenade
770 Dennery Rd.
SD, 92154

Sing, Move and Play Music Academy
Offers 1:1 piano and group keyboard lessons from certified instructors for children 3-adult. Music can help physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Try our Harmony Road group instruction (18 months to 11 years): an exciting, comprehensive early childhood music program, designed to help children discover the world of music through motivating materials and activities which develop the whole child.

17197 Patina St., SD, 92127
858-449-3606
www.singmoveandplay.com

Sky Sailing at Warner Springs
Adaptive soaring equipment for young adults with physical disabilities.

31930 Hwy 79
Warner Springs, CA 92086
760-782-0404
soar@skysailing.com

SpecialCare Travel
Durable medical equipment rentals.

(See listing under Adaptive Equipment)

Special Needs Playdate
Monthly, all-ages playdates organized by a local San Diego mom with the intent of bringing families together to play and share. Siblings welcome.

Tiffany Lees, organizer
760-481-2201
www.specialneedsplaydate.com

Special Olympics of Southern California/SD County
We offer FREE, year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation develops improved physical fitness, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.
10977 San Diego Mission Rd.
SD, 92108
619-283-6100
Sports for Exceptional Athletes
Community based sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult. Offers 24 sports in 4 sports seasons for persons with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their community.

9575 Aero Dr. #B, SD, 92123
858-565-7432
www.s4ea.org

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Adaptive Swim Lessons and Competitive Swim Team
Year round, warm water adaptive swim lessons for ages six months to adult with special needs. All lessons are taught by experienced, certified swim instructors who provide a low teacher to student ratio. Adaptive swim team workouts are available for swimmers who want to compete. Call for schedule, space availability and fees. Pre-registration is necessary.
2119 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-442-5129 x114
www.stmsc.org
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Paddle boarding is a great way to build core strength, aid in development of gross motor skills and attention, help develop dynamic balance skills by requiring the child to make constant postural adjustments and challenge bilateral coordination skills as it takes two hands working together in a coordinated manner to propel the board forward. This is a great sensory processing activity for kids and will challenge vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile systems, aiding in strengthening and calming the child.

Addie’s AutismFitt Club
7850 Mission Center Ct. # 100
SD, 92108
619-578-2232
www.autismfitt.com

Stars Karate
(USA Freestyle Martial Arts)
Free karate lessons for children with disabilities 4 and older, typical siblings welcome in special classes but must pay.

3125 Rosecrans St., SD, 92110
619-224-9600
www.dragonkick.com

Surfin Fire
Year-round, safe, individual and group surf lessons and surf camps at Oceanside Pier, Encinitas and Carlsbad borders for all ages and most abilities by a decorated Encinitas firefighter with swift water rescue certification and his trained and dedicated staff. We provide surfboards and full wetsuits to add warmth and sun protection to all surf camp surfers and private guests.
6714 Lemon Leaf Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-438-0538
Susie Dance Party and Instruction
Working with the special needs community since 1990 through Disabled Services Program of San Diego. Regular instruction at Carmel Mt. Ranch Rec. Center.

619-303-4685
www.susiedanceparty.com

Swiftkick Martial Arts
Applied martial arts program for kids with special needs where students work on balance, courage, self-awareness and core strength in a safe, non-threatening setting.

16775 Bernardo Center Dr. #F
SD, 92128
858-385-1600
www.swiftkickma.com

Swim2John
One-on-one swim program from 17 months old for most abilities. After 30 months of age, coach insists you will have a swimming child in 10 days!

858-944-6092
www.swim2john.com

Teens In Motion (TIM)  YMCA
Exciting afterschool program that provides supervision and support to high school students with disabilities and special needs.

3333 Camino del Rio S. #400
SD, 92108
619-521-3055 x1404

 TERI Campus of Life Enrichment Programs
Agriculture, equestrian, culinary, fitness and performance and music programs for students and adults with special needs including the Peas ‘N Carrots 4-H club (the first of its kind to serve those with developmental disabilities and their siblings). Focus is on social interaction, fitness, healthy lifestyles and great nutrition choices.

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

ThoughtSTEM Coding and Computer Science
The world of technology offers a unique experience to draw upon the abilities of students with Asperger’s and high functioning ASD. Our patience and unmatched expertise in computer science education helps students 8-18 engage in fun projects while becoming expert coders. In our afterschool programs, weekend workshops and camps, teachers and college mentors use familiar games like Minecraft and child-friendly programs to teach computer science and game design. Call for assessment.
858-869-9430
TOPSoccer (Outreach program through La Jolla Youth Soccer)
Available to athletes between the ages of 5 to 18 years old with a range of mental or physical challenges. Athletes are placed into groups based on ability, not age. All activities are designed based on the needs of the athletes.

3908 Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-677-9779
www.lajollasoccer.org

Traveler’s Assistance
Makes arrangements for travelers with special needs. Provides special assistance for tourists and visitors, contacts friends and relatives, and offers crisis intervention on a limited basis.

1501 Imperial Ave., SD, 92101
619-233-8500 x1157
admin@travelersaidsandiego.org
www.travelersaidsandiego.org

Tumble Wee and Dance
We strive in creating an environment where gymnasts and dancers can be instructed in a competitive atmosphere with highly qualified instructors at a reasonable rate. We accept students of all ages and skill levels. Our motto is a safe, fun and supportive environment.

170 Denny Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-631-7596
www.tumbleweedance.com

UCP Assn of San Diego County Aquatics Program
Intermediate and elite level training program for adults and children (6+ years) with physical disabilities.

8525 Gibbs Dr. #100
SD, 92123
858-571-7803

UCSD Aquatics Programs
Adaptive aquatic programs for physically challenged.

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
858-534-6034

 UltraStar Cinemas
(See listing under Party Planning & Special Events) 
USD Football & Baseball Player Mentor Program
USD Toreros teams and Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF) are active in mentoring kids with Autism, inviting their families to Toreros games/events and raising awareness in the community. The Toreros host ATPF families at every home game, where the kids get to cheer on their players during the game and throw and catch balls with the players post game.

2845 Nimitz Blvd. #C, SD, 92106
619-222-4465
www.autismtreeproject.org/programs/usd-football-mentor-program

VALR Martial Arts Center
Martial arts for most abilities, inclusive practices.

12855 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-668-1887
722 Genevieve St.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.valrmartialarts.com

Wheelchair Dancers Organization
All of the classes are FREE and available to men, women and children interested in the art of Wheelchair Dancing. Eight week programs offered around San Diego in ballroom dance.

858-573-1571
www.wheelchairdancers.org

Xcite Steps
Recreational groups, sports clubs and summer camps.
1137 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-764-2956
3978 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #100
SD, 92121
858-428-0222
YMCA of San Diego County
Swim lessons, sports leagues, day camps and overnight camps for children preschool and up all summer long. Kids learn, grow and thrive making lasting friendships and memories. Children with special needs are always welcome at the Y.

3708 Ruffin Rd.
SD, 92123
858-292-9622
www.ymca.org

RESPITE/CHILDCARE/SKILLED NURSING

AblePathways Respite Care
Economical, in-home care for kids with Autism/ASD and developmental delay.

830 E. Vista Way #108
Vista, CA 92084
760-230-5251
www.ablepathways.com

AccentCare

(See listing in Housing & In-Home Support Services)

ARCC Center (Autism, Respite, Camp, and Childcare Center)
Respite care & social mentoring for children and teens with developmental disorders- SDRC Vendor ID # HQ0826
servicing all of San Diego County

619-300-4366
www.arcccenter.org

At Your Home Familycare
In-home care for adults, teens and children with disabilities.

6540 Lusk Blvd. #C-266
SD, 92121
858-625-0406
www.atyourhomefamilycare.com

Brightstar Care San Diego HHA
Childcare for children with special needs, Certified Nursing Assistants for in-home 24 hour care as well as occupational, physical, speech and IV therapies.

5830 Oberlin Dr. #204, SD, 92121
858-777-9525
www.brightstarcare.com

Membership required online resource that provides parents a venue to find nannies, babysitters, behavioral management specialists and other special needs care and check their backgrounds.

www.care.com

Casa Pacifica Adult Day Health Care Center
Transportation assistance, therapies, activities and recreation daily for adults 18 and older with disabilities.

1424 30th St. #C, SD, 92154
619-424-8181
www.casa-pacifica.com

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
In-home care, respite, companion care and ABA therapy.

Carlsbad Homecare
5838 Edison Pl. #120
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-0078
San Diego Homecare
7851 Mission Center Ct. #112
SD, 92108
619-299-9350
www.maximhomecare.com

Nannies for Special Kids
Service connecting families with multi-source background-checked, educated, caring nannies with hands-on experience working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD and other developmental conditions.

760-659-9096
www.nanniesforspecialkids.com

Not To Worry, Inc.
Service of nurses and professional caregivers for safe respite, nursing care, comprehensive health teaching, and timely assistance with pediatric and family health concerns.

7801 Mission Center Ct. #106
SD, 92108
619-718-4871; 760-471-5131
www.nottoworryinc.com

Premier Healthcare Services
We specialize in private duty homecare with continuously screened, trained and credentialed nurses and home healthcare aides. We provide clinical support 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art clinical software and specialized medical recruitment staff in every branch office to address specific clinical needs. We strive to exceed customer and patient satisfaction through analyzing survey results and conducting regular supervisory visits.

1540 Frazee Rd. #306, SD, 92108
619-574-6744
www.premiere-homehealth.com

Sam & Rose Stein Education Center Special Care Services 
Child special care program and adult behavioral day program.

Vista Hill Foundation
8910 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
SD, 92123
858-514-5100

TERI Family Support Services
In and out of home respite services for children and adults with disabilities funded through the SDRC or parent tuition. Vacation and Saturday day programs available. There are also social clubs based on individual age groups. Club Jubilee provides music, movement and sensory program for students 3-8, Respite Club provides music, dance, and cooking classes for students 8-13 and the Girls and Boys Night Out Club is all about developing friendships through support, recreation, fitness and activities in their local community for students 14-23.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org
Together We Grow Skilled Nursing Care
Center-based infant through adolescent skilled nursing care with weekend-overnight, afterschool, infant and preschool programs. Funding for qualifying families at two locations.
3805 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-757-6031
5055 ViewRidge Ave.
SD, 92123
858-751-0506
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
Child care referrals, respite care for children and afterschool care for teens who have special needs. We provide health and behavioral health services, financial assistance for child care for income eligible families, parent and provider education, and resources for choosing child care.
3333 Camino del Rio S. #400
SD, 92108
800-481-2151
 Xcite Steps Nanny Program
Nannies for children with special needs.

3978 Sorrento Valley Rd. #100
SD, 92121
858-428-0222
www.excitesteps.com

SAFETY

5Star Urgent Response from Greatcall
Keychain-sized piece of equipment able to call for help and be tracked from your computer or mobile phone. Has one of the least expensive monthly payments that uses GPS technology.

800-650-3951
www.greatcall.com/5Star

AngelSense
Wearable GPS device designed for children with special needs. Analytic Server continuously monitors child’s location; alerts on any unexpected changes. Web & Mobile App provides access to schedule, map and picture views, find-child mode and listen-in capabilities.

11C Great Meadow Ln.
East Hanover, NJ 07936
888-999-2023
www.angelsense.com

Amber Alert Smart Locator
GPS-based tracking with additional features such as “bread-crumbing”(tracking exact path of child), low battery alerts, off/on alerts, and alerts for when a child is within 500 feet of a registered sex offender’s home.
8687 E. Via De Ventura #210
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
888-334-3958
www.amberalertgps.com
Autism Safety: National Autism Association
Excellent resources about restraint and seclusion, bullying prevention, suicide prevention and wandering for families, school personnel and first responders.

www.autismsafety.org

GET SAFE
Targeted curriculum for schools and organizations for people with disabilities including bullying and disabilities awareness. Using a combination of counseling, education, physical training and humor, trainers engage groups in an interactive forum to bring awareness to at-risk populations.

17602 17th St. #102
Tustin, CA 92780
714-834-0050
www.getsafeusa.com

HereO GPS Tracking Watch
Water resistant, real-time GPS location device created specifically for children age 3 and up featuring safe zone alert, panic alert, tamper alert, and low battery notification able to be viewed from mobile phone, computer or tablet.

347-699-5477
www.hereofamily.com

If I Need Help Personal Wearable QR ID Codes
ID Cards, dog tags, patches and clothing with personalized QR codes to help reunite lost children or adults with their families. Smartphones can read basic safety and contact information to help the individual who may not be able to communicate for themselves.

P.O. Box 803356
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
661-524-6732
www.ifineedhelp.org

Kohl’s Transportation Safety Program
In partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital, Kohl’s brings important information about child safety seats and safe transportation to community events as well as hosting regular car seat check ups.

www.KohlsCarSafety.org

LifePROTEKT
Offers a variety of watch-sized, shock-proof, unobtrusive products with GPS locators, alarms that sound when children wander too far, and even two way communicators. Works with a monthly monitoring service similar to a home security system and can be tied into a smartphone or computer and can locate a child within 10 ft.

800-939-3952
www.lifeprotekt.com

Location Based GPS
Website offers a wide variety of locator devices and information about which devices are best for which needs. Focus is on the special needs communities where wandering propensities exist or where fall detection is required.

800-939-3952
www.locationbasedgps.com

MedicAlert
Provides members with MedicAlert neck chains or bracelets that alert emergency responders of basic medical conditions, allergies, or special needs when member is unconscious or unable to speak.

2323 Colorado Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
800-432-5378 (service/intake)
800-633-4298 (toll-free)
marketing@medicalert.org
www.medicalert.org

Medical ID Marketplace
Fashionable, informative ID medical jewelry including TEXT ID jewelry, which allows the first responder to send an alert about the wearer to 10 different people with a single text.

877-651-5186
www.hopepaige.com

MediPal Inc., Emergency Seatbelt ID
Affordable seat belt attachment that provides contact and comprehensive health information to First Responders in the event of an emergency. Transfers easily to purse, backpack strap, wheelchair, waist belt or arm.
960 Postal Way #611
Vista, CA, 92085
760-659-0559
www.medipal.com
Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver provides RF transmitted, waterproof bracelets and ankle bracelets, free monthly checks of battery, wristband replacement, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation. Project Lifesaver has over 1,200 participating agencies.

877-580-5433
www.projectlifesaver.org

Rebuilding Together San Diego:
Safe at Home Program
Volunteers make small repairs to the home to ensure the safety of low income homeowners with children and physically disabled homeowners.

2013 Franklin Ave., SD, 92113
619-231-RTSD (7873)
www.rebuildingtogethersd.org

The Safer Child
Connects parents with safety seat inspectors, home child-proofers, pool safety inspectors, infant CPR instructors and more, all online.

www.thesaferchild.com

Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians
Important tips for safe pedestrian travel for persons with physical disabilities.

www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/disabled-pedestrians.php

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Services
Provides medical equipment, temporary housing and meals specific to the disaster and the community member. Works with San Diego County Autism Society and other groups to serve those with disabilities.

Western Territory Headquarters
180 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA  90802-4709
562-436-7000
www.usw.salvationarmy.org

Self Defense Clinic 
Jing Shen Kuoshu-based self-defense clinic for people with disabilities including those with wheelchairs and physical disabilities to help build confidence in assessing danger and basic strategies to avoid or, if necessary, defend against attack.

619-379-4265
www.selfdefenseinsandiego.com

Take Me Home Registry
Sheriff’s Department Program registers children and adults with cognitive delays or dementia in the event that they become lost.

www.sdsheriff.net/co_tmh.html
Qualifying registry organizations:
Alzheimer’s Association
San Diego/Imperial Chapter:
858-492-4400
Autism Society
San Diego County Chapter:
858-715-0678
Epilepsy Foundation
of San Diego County:
619-296-0161
Health and Human Services Agency San Diego County:
800-510-2020
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
San Diego/Imperial Chapters:
619-688-3323 

Tattoos with a Purpose
Lost and Found Temporary Tattoos™ help your child remember important phone numbers when they are stressed due to separation or injury, because they simply know to look for the tattoo. They last 3-5 days and aren’t removable like devices or wristbands. Other child safety products that help specifically with children with Autism or who are nonverbal, in addition to peanut allergies tattoos also available.

www.tattooswithapurpose.com

TSA Cares Help Line: Transportation Security Administration
Resource specifically for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or other circumstances or their loved ones who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying. To make advance arrangements for screenings at airports, travelers can contact TSA 72 hours in advance of their flight.

855-787-2227
www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/disabilityandmedicalneeds/index.shtm

VestIDD

Record keeping app that lets you store all your child’s vital info and share with trusted providers and emergency contacts eliminating the paper trail for $5 per month and no downloads.

www.vestidd.com

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS

Family Intensive Training (FIT) Program: Star Specialties/Vista Hill
22 week program designed for parents of children between the ages of 5-10 with Autism to learn how to support their child’s social skills and manage difficult behavior in small training groups. SDRC funding is available.

8910 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
SD, 92123
858-514-5170
www.starspecialties.org

Include Autism (formerly CCC)
Highly skilled, ABA-trained mentors run a community based coaching program to facilitate success in social settings for teens and young adults with Autism. Peer Pals program teaches typical peers the skills and benefits of mentoring. The ultimate goal of this program is teaching social skills to foster self-confidence and independence. Offers a community training for organizations to learn how to better include people with ASD.

P.O. Box 720072
SD, 92172
858-603-9835
www.includeautism.org

PEERS (Program for Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) at Sierra Academy
Developed at UCLA, provides an evidenced-based curriculum designed to teach social skills to adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, PDD, and nonverbal learning disorders in a small-group format.

10695 Treena St. #101, SD, 92131
858-578-5335, x17
www.sesi-schools.com/schools/sierra-academy-of-san-diego-ca/programs/peers-program/

San Diego PEERS Adult Social Skills Training

(See listing under College and the Adult Transition)

SEEDS Educational Services
Social skills training, sexuality education, safety training and social events for teens and adults with disabilities.

2707 Congress St. #1-R
SD, 92110
619-299-3161
www.seedseducation.org

The Social Express
Engaging, educational software for children and young adults with social learning challenges. The software is designed to teach users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life.

1543 Juniperhill Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
877-360-0155
www.thesocialexpress.com

Social Thinking
Michelle Garcia Winner’s Congressional Medal-winning program that teaches students with Autism and social deficits how to recognize and respond to social cues. Blog, online resources and books for purchase.

www.socialthinking.com

 Xcite Steps Club Xcite

(See listing under Recreation)

SPEECH & LANGUAGE

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

800-638-8255
TTY 301-296-5650
www.asha.org

Associated Speech Pathologists
Provides evaluations, intervention and consultations to children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and speech and language delays.

1595 Grand Ave. #110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-471-1198
www.associatedspeechpathologists
.com

Coastal Speech Therapy
Therapists are trained to provide evaluation and intervention services for children with speech disorders such as apraxia, articulation and phonological processes, stuttering, medical and developmental conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD, traumatic brain injury and voice disorder. CSTI clinicians also evaluate and provide intervention for students with a language-based disorder such as receptive and expressive language delays, preschool language disorders, and selective mutism.

17029 Oculto Ct.
SD, 92127
760-405-1979
www.coastalspeechtherapyinc.com

County Speech (San Diego County Speech Pathologists, Inc.)
Licensed/certified staff provide evaluations and therapy for infants through seniors with speech-language delay/disorders, stuttering problems, vocal pathology, cognitive/memory defects and swallowing disorders. Affordable communication-related wellness programs for normally developing babies through school-aged children are available as well.

411 Camino del Rio S. #101
SD, 92108
619-574-8181
345 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-334-8181
www.county-speech.com

Crimson Center for Speech and Language
Assessment and innovative treatment for infant to adults. Individualized, collaborative communication services blending family, school and community programs. Social skills groups, resource workshops and parent groups available.

9606 Tierra Grande #107
SD, 92126
625 Third Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
2210 Encinitas Blvd. #I
Encinitas, CA 92024
1073 Ross Ave. #E
El Centro, CA 92243
858-695-9415
www.crimsoncenter.com

Excel Speech Therapy Center Inc.

7907 Ostrow St. #D, SD, 92111
858-565-6910
180 Otay Lakes Rd. #105
Bonita, CA 91902
619-475-6910
www.excelspeech.com

Golden Steps Pediatric Therapy
Supports your child’s language development through interventions that are naturally motivating and unique to your child. Provides the DIR Floortime model to language learning, as well as the Hanen, Social Thinking and PROMPT programs.

5611 Palmer Way #B
Carlsbad, CA 92010
760-602-7986
www.goldensteps.org

Hein Speech-Language Pathology, Inc.
Private practice serving children & adults with language-learning disabilities, brain injuries & executive functioning impairments, as well as disorders of articulation, stuttering, social-pragmatic skills and voice. Can provide expert-witness work in court cases.

5858 Mt. Alifan Dr. #104
SD, 92111
858-560-0973
www.heinspeechlanguagepathology
.com

Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.
Therapeutic services for all children and their families using a unique approach to each individual based on symptoms and the whole child, rather than only a diagnosis or label. The team of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Child Psychologist and Program Specialists collaborate to facilitate and teach your child how to reach skill levels never thought possible using the latest state -of-the-art treatments, techniques and therapies available. Fee for service-based, but accepts children funded by the San Diego Regional Center and the Orange County Regional Center.

6185 Paseo Del Norte #100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760- 438-3300
www.it4k.com

Jody K. Schuller and Associates 
Offers speech and language therapy as well as tutoring, educational and social programs.

2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd. #304
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-509-1131
www.speak4success.com

Kara Dodds and Assoc.
Speech Therapy Center, in conjuction with Addie’s AutismFITT, provides the highest level of speech, occupational and physical therapy for children in a family friendly center. Specializing in Autism/ASD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other developmental delays. Mission Valley and Encinitas offices.
2 locations:

7840 Mission Center Ct. #200
SD, 92108
619-629-0622
171 Calle Magdalena #101
Encinitas, CA 92024
858-414-4603
www.karadodds.com

K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates

11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #110
SD, 92128
858-673-5437
www.kidstherapyassociates.com

Kirsch Therapy
Their speech-language programs are developmentally appropriate, family oriented and play-based to make therapy a fun experience. They participate in ongoing continuing education programs and are up-to-date on the latest research and treatment methodologies.

1949 Avenida del Oro #118
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-945-6500
www.kirschtherapy.com

Kolby Kail Speech Therapy
North County speech services in play-based, natural environments such as your home, your child’s preschool, or within our office for children 0-6. Works to improve pre-language skills, oral motor skills, phonological awareness, articulation and social communication.

760-274-3575
www.kolbykailspeechtherapy.com

Little Talkers
An online speech therapy resource featuring a series of videos and apps to help parents facilitate speech and learning with a journal to track your child’s progress.

www.littletalkers.com

North County Speech and Language Center 
Individualized speech therapy and language services for children and adults, as well as educationally-based assessment and IEP/ISP consultation. Speech-Language Pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and provide both diagnostic assessments and treatment to our clients for a range of communication disorders.

858-336-7590
www.NorthCountySpeech.com

Pediatric Therapy Services

(See listing under Physical Therapy)

San Diego Center for Speech Therapy
Complete speech therapy services including auditory processing disorders, apraxia, social language issues/Autism, fluency disorders and stuttering, phonological impairments and orofacial myofacial disorders.

12625 High Bluff Dr. #105
SD, 92130
858-488-4810
www.sandiegocenterforspeech
therapy.com

San Diego State University Audiology and Speech/Language Clinic
The clinic is designed as an educational, service, and research facility. Diagnostic, habilitative, and rehabilitative services are provided to individuals, infant/toddler period throughout late adulthood, who have deficits in communicative function due to limitations of speech, language, and/or hearing. Graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology serve individuals under close supervision by faculty who are nationally certified and/or board certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Building
5245 Campanile Dr.
SD, 92182-1518
619-594-7747
http://slhs.sdsu.edu/clinic

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
Provides free speech and language diagnostic evaluations and intensive therapy for children ages 2-12 whose primary presenting problem is a speech and/or language disorder.

1895 Camino del Rio S.
SD, 92108
619-291-2506
www.sdscottishritelanguagecenter
.org

SmallTalk Speech Therapy
Individual and group speech therapy and assessment brought to you by a comprehensive, collaborative team. Free Baby Sign Class and Speech/Language Workshops.

12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy. #111
SD, CA 92111
250 E. Chase Ave. #107
El Cajon, CA 92020
2356 Moore St. #101, SD, 92110
619-647-6157
www.smalltalkspeech.com

Spot Kids Occupational Therapy

(See listing under Occupational Therapy)

Social Communication Specialists
Speech language assessment and treatment with programs designed to address social and language difficulties that are associated with receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language delays, social skill deficits, ADHD/ADD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Extensive parent training is a critical part of all their programs.

5703 Oberlin Dr. #207
SD, 92121
619-558-9552
www.socialcommunication
specialists.com

Speech & Language Pathology – Rady Children’s Hospital
Provides evaluation and interventions to children with speech delays and disorders.

3020 Children’s Way #MC5010
SD, 92123
858-966-5838
www.rchsd.org

The Speech Station
Individual and group therapy, school readiness focusing on social communication and behavior, and parent training to facilitate language.

590 Laguna Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-730-9675
www.thespeechstation.com

Speech Tree Therapy Center
Provides quality speech-language pathology services to children and adolescents with speech, language, and/or social impairments in order to facilitate more effective language and social interactions through comprehensive evaluation, speech therapy, social skills and parent and teacher facilitation.

2820 Camino del Rio S. #308
SD, 92108
858-405-4172
www.speechtreetherapycenter.com

Spot Kids Speech Therapy
Develops individualized treatment by utilizing effective interventions based on continuous assessment of your child’s needs and strengths. Focus on early detection.

7632 Herschel Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-459-7768
www.spotkidstherapy.com

The Stuttering Foundation
Free online resources for those who stutter and their families, extensive training opportunities for professionals, and support for research into the causes of stuttering.

800-992-9392
www.stutteringhelp.org

Dana Tappen, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in treating infants and toddlers with Autism, language learning disorders, oral motor impairments, PDD, and phonological disorders

9508 High Park Ln.
SD, 92129
619-894-9360

Therapy Uptown  
(see listing under Occupational Therapy)

Total Education Solutions

(See listing under Education)

THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMS/HIPPOTHERAPY

Bonita Equestrian Therapy-Winner’s Circle Equestrian
Provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities.

2974 Equitation Ln.
SD, 91902
619-475-9056
www.winnerscircleequestrian
therapy.org

Country for Kids and Horses
Two fold team of a nonprofit for kids with CNS and FASD and the only horse rescue in Baja to take in starved, beaten and abused horses to put together a therapeutic riding day camp. Through helping and working with the horses we give purpose and structure for the children and a much needed break for their families. 100% volunteer run.

11240 Manzanita Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-561-5045
www.countryforkidsandhorses
.org

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Offers therapeutic riding.

6461 El Apajo Rd.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-756-4117
www.animalcenter.org/therapeuticriding

Horsemanship for the Handicapped
Offers horseback riding for the handicapped.

10400 Russell
La Mesa, CA 91941
619-441-7868

Ivey Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
Riding program and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for those with physical, mental, emotional and behavioral challenges.

110 Rancho del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057
760-722-4839
www.iveyranch.com

Laughing Pony Ranch
Therapeutic riding program with rescued horses.

858-759-9039
www.laughingponyrescue.com
laughingponyrescue@gmail.com

Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Program
A Center Member of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), our Lakeside program offers therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities for people with disabilities and their families.

619-672-6935
www.magichorse.org

Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship
We provide riding instruction, positive physical and emotional experiences through interaction with horses. Children through adults, with various disabilities, can enjoy the immensely rewarding benefits of being outdoors by participating in therapeutic horseback riding and equine care. We currently have five very experienced instructors, three of which are PATH certified. Our program will be soon celebrating its 9th year providing a unique equine experience to those with special needs.

15689 Mountain Valley Pl.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Karen Crampton, Executive Director
phorsemanship@aol.com
cell: 619-729-3853

PoVA (Poway Valley) Therapeutic Riding Center
Our Mission is to provide equine assistance activities and therapies to children and adults with physical cognitive and/or emotional disabilities.

13943 Poway Valley Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-231-7889
www.PoVatrc.org

REINS
Therapeutic horseback riding.

4461 S. Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-731-9168
www.reinsprogram.org

Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center
PATH-member riding center that teaches recreational riding to children and adults of all ages to enhance the physical, emotional and social lives of those with special needs. Each client gets an individualized lesson each week that is tailored to their needs and goals.

Rolling Hills Boarding Stable
15529 Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-349-1692
www.radtrc.org

Rockin’ L&D Ranch
Recreational riding and therapeutic equine program.

1019 Deodar Rd.
Escondido, CA 92026
760-741-1179
www.rockinldranch.com

Salisbury Farms: Horses Helping Humans
Equine facilitated psychotherapy by a licensed psychologist for families with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional disturbances and trauma.

Lakeside, CA  92040
619-723-6202
www.salisburyfarms.net

San Diego Hippotherapy
San Diego Hippotherapy provides occupational and physical therapy to children and adults with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions, using the movement of horses as a treatment tool.

760-440-0286
www.sandiegohippotherapy.org

TEACH: Therapeutic Equestrian Activity Center for the Handicapped 
Therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays.

PO Box 1428, Lakeside, CA 92040
619-596-2025

 TERI Therapeutic Equestrian Program
Trained and licensed staff provide a safe and stress free riding environment at our own Campus Of Life facility. By connecting with our horses, students with Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning and mental health disabilities can increase strength and muscle tone, build self-esteem and improve balance, flexibility, head control, hand-eye coordination, patience and concentration.

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

THERAPY DOGS/CANINE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Canines Companions for Independence
Nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

124 Rancho Del Oro Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057
760-901-4300
www.cci.org

Good Dog Autism Companions
Places canine companions in homes of children with Autism to increase a sense of calm, safety and communication and to help build social bridges for the child.

3915 Mission Ave. #D-1 305
Oceanside, CA 92058
858-245-0032
www.gooddogautismcompanions
.org

Leashes 4 Life International Assistance Dogs
Nonprofit that places puppies with physically challenged individuals and providing training to produce highly skilled service dogs.

5481 Via Alcazar, SD, 92111
858-366-3991
www.L4Linternational.org

Love on a Leash
All volunteer organization where certified owner/trainers and their dogs attend events and therapy sessions for emotional support and to provide a non-threatening environment for a person with disabilities or trauma. They do not train dogs to be assistance or individual therapy animals.

P.O. Box 722832, SD, 92172-2832
www.sandiegoloal.com

Paws’itive Teams Service and Therapy Dogs
Service dogs for persons with physical disabilities and facility dogs to enhance the experiences in a therapeutic setting. Dogs work with trainers and therapists to serve the child.

7031 Carroll Rd., SD 92121
858-558-7297
www.pawsteams.org

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Nonprofit specializing in providing trained dogs for seizure response, mobility, Autism, facility and specialty dogs, such as for balance and Tourette’s. Recipients receive training on care, health and safety; and TLCAD works to ensure the relationship and recertification for the remainder of the dog’s life.

P.O. Box 1244
Solana Beach, CA 92075
800-385-1282
www.tenderlovingcanines.org

VISION HEALTH

College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Website provides excellent resources for parents as well as explanations of vision testing and therapies and their importance.

215 W. Garfield Rd. #200
Aurora, OH 44202
330-995-0718
www.covd.org

Daniel and Davis Optometry
Wide array of services including developmental vision services for Autism, special needs, and brain injury, sports team visual skills enhancement, vision therapy, and eye exams. One stop shopping for contacts and children’s eyewear!

3144 El Camino Real #202
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-3314
www.visionsource-drsdanieland
davisoptometry.com

Donald Janiuk, O.D. and Randall E. Conrad O.D.
Complete eye care office for the treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Janiuk is a Fellow of C.O.V.D. and is board certified in vision therapy and developmental and learning related vision problems.

12845 Poway Rd. #209
Poway, CA 92064
858-748-6210
www.drjaniuk.com

Family Vision Care, Gary Sneag, O.D.
Provider of quality vision care products, personalized optometric services, and comprehensive vision examinations. Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and vision problems.

4310 Genesee Ave. #101, SD, 92117
858-560-5181
www.visionsource-drsneag.com

Dr. Lisa M. Weiss, O.D, F.C.O.V.D
A leading provider of optometry service, vision therapy and vision care products. Skilled in treating vision related learning problems, strabismus, amblyopia and many other conditions in children and adults with developmental vision issues.

303 E. Main St.,
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-444-1153
www.visionsource-drweiss.com

Eye Lids
Soft, comfy, washable flannel eye patches for kids: pirate-style for non-eye glass wearers or specially designed patches that fit over glasses for those who need them. Offered in a wide variety of popular kid-themed fabrics.

6893 Hyde St., Camlachie, ON
N0N 1E0, Canada
519-383-9203
www.eye-lids4kids.com

Optometric Extension Program Foundation
Provides parent resources for optometric health and vision therapy. Has a vision professional reference list to find care providers.

1921 E. Carnegie Ave. #3-L
Santa Ana, CA 92705
949-250-8070
www.oepf.org

Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.)
A national nonprofit resource and support organization whose mission is to raise public awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement.

4135 54th Pl., SD, 92105
www.pavevision.org

San Diego Center for Vision Care;
Carl Hillier, O.D.
Center offering comprehensive eye examinations for all ages, treatment of eye diseases, vision therapy, sports vision and treatment for learning related vision problems

7898 Broadway,
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
619-464-7713
www.optometrists.org/san_diego

Speccles for Kids
Flexible, durable and extremely comfortable straps for glasses with a unique grip that ensures glasses stay exactly where they’re supposed to, no matter what. Speccles are made from high quality, lead free, latex-free plastics that won’t discolor with wear.

PO Box 214, Farifield, VIC 3078
Australia
www.speccles.com

Specs4Us
Custom designed frames specially designed to fit children with Down Syndrome.

13801 West Center St. #4
Burton, OH 44021
800-586-1885
www.specs4us.com

UCSD Shiley Eye Center,
David B. Granet, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. and Shira Robbins, M.D
From premature babies to teenagers, the team ensures that each child seen at the family oriented Ratner Children’s Eye Center is given the attention and personal medical care they deserve in a child- friendly atmosphere. Our world-renowned specialists can help children with strabismus, nystagmus, congenital diseases like pediatric cataracts and glaucoma, acquired problems from blocked tear ducts to “lazy eye” (amblyopia) as well as trauma. Specialized surgeons serve virtually everyone, regardless of age, suffering from various ocular misalignments and their consequences.

9415 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
858-534-6290
www.eyesite.ucsd.edu

VOCATIONAL TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS

Community Catalysts of California
Provides vocational counseling, job placement, community-living skills training, residential support, in-home respite care and crisis intervention to individuals with disabilities.

3760 Convoy St. #344
SD, 92111
858-292-2020
www.communitycatalystscalifornia
.org

Employment and Community Options
Provides employment and living services to persons with disabilities.

9370 Sky Park Ct. #210
SD, 92123
858-565-9870
www.communityoptions.org

Living Independently

(See listing under Independent Living)

• Partnerships with Industry

(See listing under College and the Adult Transition)

TMI (Toward Maximum Independence)

(See listing under Independent Living)

WORSHIP

Canyon Springs Kid’s Crew Ministry
Ministry focuses on providing an opportunity for all families to attend church services, while feeling comfortable about the care their child is receiving. We collaborate with parents to come up with individualized plans for working with their children with special needs. Please call ahead to provide the best services for your child.

Thurgood Marshall Middle School (meeting place)
9700 Avenue of Nations
SD, 92131
858 653-3664
www.canyonsprings.org

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
They teach children, from toddlers to high-schoolers, to esteem themselves and others, to value the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, including Unitarian and Universalist heritage, and to become socially responsible citizens with an awareness of the needs of others. Inclusive preschool education as well.

4190 Front St., SD, 92103
619-298-9978
www.uusandiego.org

Friendship Ministry: Faith Presbyterian Church
Worship service and church community experience adapted to meet the unique needs of older teens and adults of all ages with intellectual abilities.

5075 Campanile Dr., SD, 92115
760-480-6192
www.fpsd.org

Maranatha Chapel Children’s Ministry
Children’s Ministry for families with special needs.

10752 Coastwood Rd., SD, 92127
858-613-7800
www.maranathachapel.org

North Coast Church Vista Campus
Children 0-18 with special needs are placed in an age or developmental appropriate mainstream classroom with a one-on-one volunteer during the church service. The 11 am Sunday morning service features a specialized curriculum and separate classrooms for a more individualized focus (ages 4-15).

2405 North Sante Fe Ave.,
Vista, CA 92084
760-724-6700 x204
(Marcia Boeche, Special Needs Coordinator)
www.northcoastchurch.com

New Venture Christian
Fellowship Exceptional Kids Program
Structured for children on the Autism spectrum ages 2-12, our team of dedicated partners has been specially trained to help meet the needs of children and families who have been touched by Autism including attention to sensory needs, use of PECS system and modifying texts and visual presentations.

4000 Mystra Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-477-8386
Dan Nixon, Kid’s World Pastor
www.newventure.org

Rejoicing Spirits Non-Shush Ministry
Inclusive, accepting worship service adapted to engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Calvary Lutheran Church
424 Via de la Valle
Solana Beach, 92075
858-755-2855
www.rejoicingspirits.org

The Rock Church Special Needs Ministry
1:1 and 2:1 ratios for 10 am and noon worship services by occupational, physical, music, and speech language pathologists and host of volunteers. Specialized curriculum.

2277 Rosecrans St., SD, 92106
619-226-7625
www.therocksandiego.org

Skyline Church 
Loving, nurturing ministry for children with special needs during Sunday worship services. Children experience individualized attention based on need during music, crafts and spiritual guidance. ADHD and behavioral support group also available.

11330 Campo Rd., La Mesa, CA 91941
619-660-5000
www.skylinechurch.org

YOGA

If I Was a Bird Yoga 
Yoga Studio uses highly trained and qualified teachers for yoga and movement at all levels and abilities for kids 2-18. Exciting signature tween classes designed to get them moving and in touch with their world, baby and me and infant massage. Camps and individually designed birthday parties also available.
Point Loma & Hillcrest
858-775-2913
www.ifiwasabirdyoga.com
Just Believe Yoga
Individualized yoga for children with Autism to build confidence & self-esteem, increase muscle tone & endurance, teach self-regulation through breathing, offer a creative outlet & most importantly…have fun!

www.justbelieveyoga.com

Kids Yoga Classes at Addie’s AutismFitt Club
Yoga classes for kids 4-11 with an occupational therapist and physical therapists specializing in kids with Autism.

7850 Mission Center Ct., SD, 92108
619-578-2232
www.autismfitt.com

Miss Debb’s “Yoga for Kids”
Debb Lubke, CYKT, COTA, Yoga in your home, party, or recreational venue for fun, flexibility and fitness by an energetic, certified occupational therapy assistant with years of serving young children.

619-993-7736
debbilubke@gmail.com

Therapy Uptown

(see listing under Occupational Therapy)

Yoga Sprouts
Individual and group yoga programs for all children including infants and children with Autism taught by a yoga instructor and pediatric speech therapist.
2820 Camino Del Rio S. #308 

SD, 92108
916-995-4458
www.yogasproutstherapy.com

MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Al Bahr Shriners
Philanthropic organization that raises money for children needing orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate care in hospitals around the country.

5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., SD, 92111
858-292-0092
www.albahrshrine.org

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Our foremost philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with the means to educate the public about the special needs of children across this nation.

PO Box 1055,
Indianapolis, IN 46206
317-630-1202
www.cwf-inc.org

Make-A-Wish Foundation
of San Diego

2440 Hotel Circle N. #200
SD, 92108
858-707-9474
www.makeawish-sd.org

March of Dimes
Committed to improve the health and welfare of pregnant women, premature babies and infants with birth defects through education and health advocacy.

9325 Sky Park Ct. #250
SD, 92123
858-576-1211
www.marchofdimes.org/california

Easter Seals Southern California
Easter Seals is an international charitable organization devoted to providing opportunities for children with physical disabilities.

1570 E. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
www.easterseals.com/southerncal

Shoes With Heart
Offers shoe and clothing drives to any organization in the San Diego County that wants to fundraise with no costs involved! Raise $2-5k in weeks!

33175 Temecula Pkwy. #A417
Temecula, CA 92592
844-608-8468
www.shoeswithheart.com

 

 


 

 

 

 

Updated: March 2015