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.



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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


Your Child's Education Comes First!
Your child is entitled to a "free and appropriate public education" or FAPE, whereby the school addresses all of your child's unique needs.  A school district must provide your child with an appropriate education regardless of budget cuts, what's convenient, or what's available.  Too often the school district offers a "one size fits all" program that fits within their needs, but not within the unique needs of your child.  Ensuring that your child's education comes first means having the right team on your side.  An effective team works cooperatively and collaboratively with the school district, using their knowledge, expertise and experience to foster quick and yet effective resolutions. 


Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) was crated as a result of a small, but dedicated and ambitious group of leaders in East County in 1961.

HGH is one of the largest providers of supports and services in San Diego County, serving more than 3,200 infants, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.  At HGH, we believe that individuals thrive where they can direct their own lives in a setting that offers a more fulfilling lifestyle, provides individualized attention, increaded opportunities for self-sufficiency, and encourages greater community integration and access.


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!


The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) recognizes the impact autism has on children, families and their communities.  We created NFAR in San Diego to aid in the development, expansion and support of the treatment programs and services that improve the quality of life for children and young adults with autism and autism spectrum disorders.


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

FDA Approved Therapy for Anxiety!!!

Call to schedule your free consultation.
MicroCurrent 4 Kids is San Diego's premiere pediatric microcurrent therapy program for children, teens and adults with special needs. Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism and ADHD/ADD, 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. 
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At Social Communication Specialists, we help socially quirky kids, teens and young adults connect.

We understand the challenges kids face today.  In order to have healthy friendships, kids need to understand not just the "how", but the "why" of social interactions.

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