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Special Education Community Resources

Special Education Community Resources

Links & Resources

  • Ainsley’s Angels - Through their endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels of America builds awareness about our special needs community and inclusion in all aspects of life.
  • Arc of San Diego - Provides programs for children and adults with disabilities promoting social, economic and personal independence.
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation - Improves communities in San Diego County by assisting with education, early intervention screening,  advocacy, research and mentoring for families impacted by autism.
  • Autism Speaks - Promotes solutions across the spectrum and across the life span for individuals with autism and their families.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sleep - Examines the causes, impacts, and treatments for sleep disturbance in individuals with ASD.
  • Cecily’s Closet - Recycles durable medical equipment, offers free belly bands for children with feeding tubes, and provides room makeovers for children with special needs.
  • EFRC (Exceptional Family Resource Center) - Provides support, information and education for families of children with disabilities and the professionals who assist these families.
  • Gigi’s Playhouse - Offers free educational, therapeutic and career building programs to individuals with down syndrome, their families and the community.
  • California Dept. of Education - The Special Education Division provides information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.
  • California Transition Alliance - Support youth-serving professionals who assist youth and families as they transition from secondary education to adult life.
  • Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)  - The DOR works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
  • College to Career (C2C) - C2C Provides students with the education, training, and tools necessary to obtain jobs related to each student's unique set of abilities, skills, and interests.
  • Disability Rights California - Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.
  • Goodwill of San Diego - Goodwill operates through the resale or recycling of donated goods providing employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.  
  • Miracle League of San Diego - The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league.
  • MiraCosta Disability Student Program Services - Information on services and assistance offered for students with disabilities.
  • The North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) - NCCSE is a dynamic, regional, collaborative special education local planning area whose purpose is to support local school districts as they provide for the needs of special education students.
  • Regional Center-San Diego - Serves and empower persons with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve their goals with community partners.
  • Safety Online: A Guide for people with autism spectrum disorder - People with autism spectrum disorder are at higher risk for cyberbullying and internet addiction, but there are also many benefits to internet use.
  • Sesame Street and Autism - Resources for Parents
  • Social Security (SSI Benefits) - The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.
  • Special Olympics (San Diego Region) - The world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Soccer AYSO VIP - The mission of the AYSO VIP Program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on mainstream soccer teams.
  • Take Me Home Program - Assists Law Enforcement (Police and Sheriff) during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities.
  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) San Diego -  The mission of UCP of San Diego County is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

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