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!!!
Join Friendship Circle and Israel Fest on Sunday, May 15th at Noon to raise awareness for special needs! Registering is quick & easy, come as a participant or just cheer on the sidelines and hang out with the coolest community in San Diego! www.friendshipwalksd.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 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
San Diego Centers for Pediatric Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy
Since 2001, Kara Dodds & Associates has been providing individualized therapy for children with state of the art centers in San Diego and in Santee, Ca. Some children do best with an individual model where they work 1:1 alongside a therapist targeting specific treatment goals and/or behavior objectives. http://karadodds.com
Addie's AutismFITT Club, located in Mission Valley and Chula Vista, is staffed with pediatric therapists who specialize in the occupational, speech and physical therapy needs of children. Our team of therapists are trained in the evaluation and treatment of a full spectrum of developmental, neurological and orthopedic problems and treats your child through structured and fun therapy that will help them feel better about themselves and enable them to be more independent and functional. Our pediatric center is furnished with an array of equipment and activities that are designed to meet the needs
of children of all ages and levels
of abilities. http://autismfitt.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
At Social Communication Specialists, we help socially quirky kids, teens and young adults connect.
We understand the social challenges kids face today. In order to have healthy friendships, kids need to understand not just the “how”,
but the “why”
of social interactions. socialcommunicationspecialists.com
Join us for a bright and bubbly evening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The US Grant in downtown San Diego. Moulin Rouge is the theme this year with live music from The Mighty Untouchables and performances by cancan dancers. We'll have fabulous items to bid on, a specialty wine auction, roulette and black jack tables, a delicious dinner and dancing following the evening's program.
Proceeds benefit more than 1,500 individuals with development and intellectual disabilities who live and work in our communities. Click here to register!!!
Flourishing Families is the Parent Resource Guide for Children with Special Needs that contains over 650 resources in San Diego County. Read informative articles that offer help and encouragement to families with special needs. Sign up to receive our bi-monthly eNewsletter, keeping you connected to current and relevant information in the community. Ready to get out of the house? When you join our online community, you'll also discover fun family-friendly activities and events. Click here to view their latest issue online!!!
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