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.
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
Applied Interventions & Methodologies (AIM), Inc. is a psychological agency that provides behavioral, educational & psychological services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities. www.aimautismservices.com
We Rock the Spectrum San Diego is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum San Diego provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development. werockthespectrumsandiegocmr.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.
Our mission is to provide 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.
Our licensed speech-language pathologists provide services that will enable each child to reach their language potential by using researched based methods and a family centered approach.
Speech Tree Therapy Center provides in- office and in-home therapy to the greater San Diego area in Mission Valley and in the
Chula Vista/Eastlake areas. http://speechtreetherapycenter.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
Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) is a dynamic non-profit organization that offers improvisational theatre and performing arts workshops that teach life and social skills to children, teens and adults with autism and other special needs. Those most served by our programs are teens and young adults with high functioning autism (HFA)/Asperger’s. http://pacthouse.org
A new horizon.
Breakthoughs in neurological research have shown the essential role of mitochondria to healthy brain function and development. Key nutrients to target mitochondrial function can have a positive impact on language, communication, and social ability – from infancy to adulthood. http://mitomedical.com
Foggy Coast Ventures, Inc.