The Largest Online Autism Network
of Resources and Support for Southern California.
Parent Owned and Driven Website, Newsletter and Social Media.

Started over 18 years ago by Valerie Dodd Saraf, the parent of an adult with autism, the ValeriesList newsletters and FaceBook Page, continue to provide news and resources to over 13,000 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community. The newsletters, which mostly cover 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.


Are you a Service Provider, a Clinic or a Nonprofit and looking for a way to advertise your business and/or activities to the Autism Community in San Diego County?  Look no further!!!  ValeriesList offers monthly sponsorships of its' newsletter and website for a reasonable rate.  If interested, please contact Valerie at 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!!!

Registration is done directly on the Sheriff's website!!! Click here to register and for more info!! 


Developmental DIR Autism Therapy in Your Home!!!

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-dizsaplinary perspective considering functional language use, visual-spatial processing, auditory processing and motor function.
Click here for all the info!!!


The NEW 2018 Flourishing Families is Out!!!
The new edition of Flourishing Families, San Diego and imperial County's resource guide for families with special needs, is now available! Find helpful articles, resources for specific diagnoses and disabilities, as well as special needs camps, educational programs, support groups and more.
Access the disital edition on Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego wesite at www.SNRFSD,org.


Include Autism's
11th Annual Gatsby Gala

An exclusive night out benefiting Include Autism, being held at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa on Saturday, May 19th.
6:00PM to 10:00PM

To get involved, please call 858.603.7344 or email

Click here to purchase your tickets!
Sponsorships Now Available!!!


The Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California offers help and support for individuals and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.
We specialize in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), the ground breaking treatment that empowers parents to guide their children to succeed in a truly dynamic world.
Click here for all the info


Founded in neuroscience.
Driven by compassion.
Cortica's aim is to bring to families everywhere the most effective therapies for the treatment of autism.  Harnessing insights and technologies from emerging neuroscience, Cortica brings together clinical specialists from a rnage of disciplines to design and deliver comprehensive care to children with autism and their families.
Click here for all the info!!


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.

Social Communication Groups Enrolling Now!!!


Walk With Your Heart!!!

Sunday, April 29th
Liberty Station, NTC Park,
Preble Field
2455 Cysgubg Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106

Join us for the 5k Friendship Walk, San Diego to raise funds and community involvement for children and adults with special needs.  The Friendship Circle, San Diego provides inclusion programming, fun community outings and friendship for children, teens and adults with disabilities throughout San Diego County.
Click here for all the info and to register!!


A Comprehensive Approach to Therapy
We specialize in the development and implementation of individualized comprehensive programs utilizing Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing, Applied Behavior Analysis, Art Therapy and Life Balance Yoga Therapy.  Two locations in San Diego County to serve you!


At Cara Lucier & Associates we believe in the ability of every person to reach their potential. We believe that education is the key to opportunity.  We advocate for the rights of individuals and their families.

For a free 60-minute initial consultation, please contact us at (760)505-2498.
Click here for all the info!!!


Safer than Prescription Medication for Anxiety and the Effects are Permanent!

Call to schedule your free consultation.
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 and 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.  Proudly serving all of San Diego and located in Kearny Mesa.
Click here for all the info!!!

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