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This page will be dedicated to persons who have their own business and who are also special needs family members.  This could be parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins.

The purpose of this page is to help create a community for special needs families to support each other. Businesses will be listed in alphabetical order, first according to type of business and then by name.  Please, whenever possible support these businesses!


If you are an special needs family member or a person with special needs and you want to promote your business, please contact me about being listed on this page.  This is a FREE! service and I can be reached at ValeriesList@aol.com.

Accounting/Bookkeeping/Taxes


Yvette M. Soto Accounting & Income Tax

I have a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of San Diego and have over 20 years of experience working in the field of accounting.   I am also a Notary Public.  I offer professional bookkeeping services at an affordable price, including payroll and tax preparation for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. I can also navigate the tax ramifications of receiving public benefits and credits for special needs because I, myself have 9yr old twins with Autism.

Yvette M. Soto
(619) 977-6586 phone
(619) 839-3747 fax
yvetteMsoto@gmail.com
http://www.yvettesoto.com
3633 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92108


 
The Arts




The Art of Autism is an international collaboration of creative people on the autism spectrum and organizations who support their creativity. www.the-art-of-autism.com  Facebook – www.facebook.com/theartofautism.  The website features poetry and art from people on the spectrum and blogs from autistic people, parents, therapists, medical professionals, and educators.





For 12 years, Emily Dolton has been providing affordable, quality wall treatments, murals and art projects to homes, businesses and schools in San Diego and from Las Vegas to LA. There is no job to small. She specializes in providing the right creative ideas for your spaces; and as the mom of a child with special needs, understands the patience and care it takes to work with families who want to provide safe and beautiful spaces for their children. 10% of all profits directly benefit programs for children with special needs and their siblings.

Emily Dolton
Art, Murals, Design and Wall Treatments
www.insideemilyshead.com 858-366-3720





The Arts by Persons with ASDs




Talk Time with Reid Moriarty is a biweekly podcast of 7-minute interviews with people Reid finds interesting, and you might too! Reid has interviewed Ralph Rubio, Temple Grandin, the CEO of Trader Joe’s, Andy Grammer, Murray Monster of Sesame Street, and forty more. Tune in to hear what happens when you say,
“yes” to an unlikely conversation.
www.reidmoriarty.com
Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/1yessND








Jeremy’s Vision:  Local San Diego resident, Jeremy Sicile-Kira, is an intuitive artist and paints colorful abstract portraits of people. Jeremy has synesthesia: he sees people’s emotions  in color.  In August 2012, he began to paint in real life the portraits he was painting in his dreams. Now, Jeremy meets people in person or online, ‘reads’ their colors and then paints their portrait. Jeremy has his own art studio in downtown San Diego at Space4Art and recently had his first curated solo art show.  For more information, visit http://www.jeremysvision.com.

 Jeremy also is the coauthor of A Full Life with Autism  (https://www.amazon.com/Full-Life-Autism-Relationships-Independence/dp/0230112463) about preparing for the transition
to adult life.




Attorney at Law



As special education attorneys we're here to help answer questions and find solutions to the difficult issues facing children with special needs. From legal advocacy to representation in court, the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey works to secure the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time. Please feel free to reach out if you're looking for information or would like to stop by and discuss a particular concern.





Sasha Kamfiroozie, Esq.
KAM LAW FIRM
Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate

3990 Old Town Ave., Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92110

Office: 619.535.1405
www.KamLawFirm.com




Auto Service





Service Specialists
Exclusively BMW Automobiles

1330 India Street - Downtown, Between "A" & Ash
619-234-7710

Check out our great reviews on Yelp!




Beauty/Cosmetics




 
Lisa Lundhagen
Independent Mary Kay Consultant
760-481-4643
760-480-2766
lisabeegood@marykay.com

www.marykay.com/lisabeegood
DISCOVER WHAT YOU LOVE!!!





Books





This isn't any ordinary cookbook. This book was specifically written for people who learn best through pictures. Our book contains typical breakfast recipes and is organized from simple to more difficult. Our goal was to put together recipes that are not only tasty but also healthy. All of our recipes are balanced and include a calorie count. Our focus is on fiber and protein to promote colon and heart health.
Buy on Kindle!






Healthy Relationships (Blue)
My special education students share that they are going to complete high school, go to college, and then get married. The challenge is providing students and adults with the skill set necessary for them to be safe, independent, and build the relationships that they long for.  Be it a friendship or dating relationship the many hidden rules and nuances that are part of relationships are difficult to understand. Healthy Relationships is a workbook for teens and adults with Williams Syndrome,  Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and other human conditions that may present challenges in building relationships. Through activities, cartoons, and many scenarios the workbook teaches how to investigate and build friendships and relationships safely over periods of time. The workbook provides the reader with the skills for thoughtful and proactive steps necessary for healthy relationships. This workbook comes with an interactive multimedia CD ROM.
Click here to purchase!






Eikona means “image” in Greek. Eikona Bridge takes you on a journey to a world that you have never been to before: the inner world of people with autism. This bridge helps parents, educators and the public in general understand today's children with autism. You will learn to discover these children's talents and ways to communicate with them. You will come to see autism as a communication problem, and that once the communication problem is solved, everything else falls in place.

www.eikonabridge.com
View a video clip: https://youtu.be/gNjAZWf4jUU



















Books, Continued




I Know You’re In There shows what is possible when a child’s medical issues are treated in conjunction with intensive behavioral and educational rehabilitation. This story chronicles the long and difficult road traveled to help Ryan become the successful young man he is today. Our family couldn’t give up on him, because sometimes we caught a glimpse of the kid we knew was in there.

http://www.autism-and-treatment.com






Driven by her intense journey parenting a child with special needs, Andrea Moriarty relays life-changing inspiration and practical ways to help parents maximize the potential of their unique learner. One-Track Mind is at once an uplifting memoir, a practical parenting guide, and a collection of music metaphors to help you leverage your child’s special interest into a purposeful niche—promoting confidence and life-affirming joy.    

www.andreamoriarty.com
http://amzn.to/1PWMwN4



Dietary Intervention



What is Mitochondrial Dysfunction?
Within each cell are “power sources” called mitochondria. In patients with autism and related disorders, these mitochondria may not function properly. This causes a decrease in cell performance and has been linked to hyperactivity, abnormal fatigue, muscle weakness, and regression of social and language skills.

A Link to Autism
During the last two decades, scientists have made a connection between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and mitochondrial dysfunction. In 2009, researchers from Johns Hopkins University produced guidelines for the treatment of ASD patients with mitochondrial failure. They recommended a vitamin cocktail to restore the function of mitochondria, and improve brain chemistry.

www.mitomedical.com
Click here to view An Educational Webinar about Autism and Mitochondrial Function by Dr. Suzanne Goh



Education/Intervention




Connecting with Your Child
What is the DIR®/Floortime Model?

The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®/Floortime) Model is a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an interventionprogram tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) andother developmental challenges. http://circlestretch.com








DynamiX CeramiX is a non-profit organization that caters to children and young adults with special needs.  The program that is offered focuses on pottery making which encourages participants to develop creative abilities that do not require writing, reading, and advanced communication skills.  Children and young adults with special needs can definitely benefit from the therapeutic attributes of pottery making in addition to learning a new skill that will enhance their self esteem, improve social, functional and vocational abilities.  The group is under the supervision of Bob Driver, Master Potter and Special Ed Teacher.  The groups meet on weekdays in the afternoon for 2-hr sessions.  There is a $10 material fee per child per session.  Visit www.dynamixceramix.org for more details.


Grow My Way is a learning center for children with special needs, specifically children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, that
specializes in providing a unique, hands on learning experience
located on a farm.
http://www.growmyway.org






Builders of Eloquence and Engagement, LLC
info@beellc.com
(619) 250-7725
International calls: 001 (619) 250-7725
www.beellc.com

With offices to serve you in:
Chula Vista and Carlsbad, San Diego County, CA, U.S.A.
Tijuana, Baja California, México.





Little Trees Pediatric Therapy began out of a desire to provide high quality occupational therapy services to the families
of Southern California.

We offer holistic, family-centered therapy that emphasizes empowering families with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to support the growth of their child.

We support the child at all levels! The roots that provide strong support, growth that facilitates development, and a playful and joyful approach that helps a child BLOOM!
http://www.littletreestherapy.com







See Beneath, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We create early developmental tools for children with autism.
Our vision is a world where all children with autism will develop to their full potential.
See Beneath's mission is to engage and educate children with autism (ASD) by creating and providing innovative tools that foster positive change and help children reach developmental milestones.
seebeneath.org | aikoandegor.com





Family Activities





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.  http://www.werockthespectrumsandiegocmr.com



Fitness




Reset Fitness with Pam Bundy
I started off my career as a legal secretary then moved on to be a legal assistant, with the ultimate goal of becoming an attorney. After two of my boys were diagnosed on the autism spectrum 23 years ago, I came to the realization that I needed to be in a less negative environment. What I really wanted to do was to help people which puts me where I am today.
I am a certified Stott Pilates Full Level One Instructor and ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 20 years of experience working with very large facets of the population. I also hold certifications as a Nutrition Coach, Parkinson's Wellness Recovery trainer, and Bosu Master Trainer. I am currently working on my ACE Behavior Specialist and Group Fitness Instructor certifications. My specialties include back rehabilitation, weight loss and toning, menopause management, Parkinson's clients, and bodybuilding. I have had several life experiences that has helped shape me to become a fitness coach who understands life's challenges, and I excel in helping people overcome obstacles to reach their health and fitness goals. Click here to visit my FB page and please contact me for more info!!!



Services





Discounted Photo Services For Special Needs Families
As the parent of a child with ASD, I know how challenging a photo session can be. In an effort to pay it forward for the hardest working people I know, I am offering discounted rates for special needs families all year long.  You will receive a 33% discount on all photo services, and a promise to be as creative and patient as possible, in order to get you the beautiful family photos or child portraits you deserve!  Photo samples and standard rates are on my new Facebook page www.facebook.com/StefGPhotography.  Openings fill up fast, so if you are interested in a photo session or event any time in the next 6 months, please email now to be added to the calendar Stefwinter19@gmail.com.



Wellness





As the homeschooling mom of a kiddo with Autism, I love to share when I find things that work for my family.  In 2014 we were introduced to doTERRA essential oils as a way to ease some of the anxiousness that comes from a busy life.  After immediate success, we became empowered with this natural method to promote restful sleep, digestive comfort, calm, focus, and easy breathing.

It has become my passion to share information about essential oils with others that want to empower themselves with natural ways to care for their family.
Join me for a class, webinar, or schedule a consultation.
thepersonnexttoyou.wordpress.com/essential-oils
amanda.doterraessentialoils@gmail.com







Lisa Hawley-Jennings, Massage Therapist/Holistic Health Practitioner of 28 years, offers compassionate, experienced massage in her home office in Encinitas or in your home (within reasonable distance).  As a mother of a 28 year old autistic son, Lisa carries a special place in her heart for working with caregivers and parents of special needs children.  Please call or text Lisa at 760-212-2109.  Website: www.lisamagic.com is coming soon!
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