Started over 16 years ago by Valerie Saraf, the parent of an adult with autism, the ValeriesList newsletters and FaceBook Page, continue to provide news and resources to over 12,000 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community. The newsletters, which mostly cover just San Diego County, contain information about human interest stories, events, non-profit activities, parent inquiries, programs offered by professionals and private schools, research, support groups, and other items of interest. Newsletters are archived here.
Liberty Station at Point Loma
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Change happens for the #1in68 when YOU WALK‼!
Join Autism Speaks San Diego and over 2,500 autism advocates as we walk
to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all of those
who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Participating in this
inspiring day empowers you to make a difference in our community and
provides you with an opportunity to honor someone with autism. Everyone
is touched by autism in a different way. Share your story. Click here for all the info!!!
Sign Up for "Take Me Home!
Take Me Home (TMH) is a local registry created by the San Diego Sheriff's Department and used by law enforcement all over San Diego County. TMH uses facial recognition technology to help identify and safely return home those who may wander or become missing, and are unable to identify themselves or where they live. We encourage you to register your child or family member (if appropriate) today. For all disabilities!!!
AEFCT provides high quality services that are structured, comprehensive, and individualized. Our mission is to provide intervention to children with autism, putting the needs of each child first so that they are met fairly and appropriately. We use developmentally sound strategies supported by empirical evidence, combined with a team approach that involves family participation. Autism affects the entire family unit, and we recognize that parent education and participation are essential to achieve success. In San Diego and San Francisco Bay Area!!! http://aefct.com
The Alternative, Safe and Effective Therapy Option!!!
Microcurrent 4 Kids is San Diego's premiere pediatric microcurrent therapy program for children with special needs. Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism & ADHD, as you will see by the rapid improvement in your child's skills and abilities, because of how well it promotes developmental growth and couples with ALL other therapies. www.microcurrent4kids.com
We all want the best for our children. And, although your child’s diagnosis presents certain challenges, there are resources for help, support, and effective therapy available to you.
At Gateway, we help your child develop and strengthen their learning, language, behavior and social skills with proven-effective therapy treatment to support not only them, but your whole family as well.
Why choose us? In a program such as ours the child learns to think reflectively and base behaviors on their own desires and feelings rather then on repetitiously learned non-reflective patterns of behavior. We work from a multi-disaplinary perspective considering functional language use, visual-spatial processing, auditory processing and motor function. http://realconnectionsinstitute.com
If you have a family member with a disability, you want to assure they have the best possible care and quality of life, both now and later when you are no longer able to be the advocate you are today. If you are a person with a disability, you want to be able to qualify for the benefits and programs you need to achieve as much independence as possible. At San Diego Special Needs Law Center, it is our mission to make sure you have all the support and tools in place to achieve these goals. www.specialneedsplanninglaw.com
Psychotherapy, Counseling & Family Therapy
Autism: Specialized Services including Applied Behavior Analysis/ABA
Infant & Early Childhood
Evaluation & Assessment Services www.drsherrycasper.com
We know it can sometimes be challenging not knowing how to encourage your child to interact effectively with others. Our mission is to prove that through play, every child can learn how to have meaningful interactions and connections with their peers.
Our socials skills groups and yoga classes teach children how to initiate communication, focus their attention, and regulate their behaviors. http://www.headwaysocialskills.com