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  • California - AbilityFirst
    AbilityFirst provides lifespan services specifically designed to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential.

  • California - Buena Park Speech and Language Development Center
    SLDC is a family of programs and services dedicated to children of all ages as well as adults with learning, language, neurological, developmental and behavioral disorders.

  • California - Camp Harmon
    Camp Harmon is a resident, co-educational camp for disabled children and adults. The camp, situated amidst the splendor of Redwood forest, was constructed with camper health, accessibility, safety, and comfort in mind.

  • California - Camp Lotsafun
    Camp Lotsafun is an innovative summer camping program for children and adults with developmental disabilities from throughout the states of Nevada and California. Camp Lotsafun has been in existence since 1972, at which time it was a State of Nevada operated program. In 1979, Special Recreation Services, Inc. was formed to continue this worthwhile program.

  • California - Camp Rubber Soul
    To provide a unique recreational camp, integrating children with special needs and youth counselors to experience friendship, understanding, acceptance and allow respite for families and caregivers.

  • California-Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

  • California - Happy Adventure Summer Camp
    Summer Camp - A Day Program for Severely Developmentally Disabled Youth 5-18 from Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, & Ventura, California

  • California - Kayne-ERAS Center
    Kayne-ERAS provides personalized programming to children and young adults from "at risk" conditions and those challenged by attentional, learning, emotional, developmental and/or chronic neurological and/or medical disabilities.

  • California - Kris' Camp
    Kris' Camp is a non-profit organization first established in 1995 as a special place for special kids and their families. It is motivated by two mutually enforcing goals: To provide therapy for special kids, and to provide respite and support for the siblings and parents of special kids.

  • California-Matrix Parents
    Matrix is a private non-profit organization founded in 1983 to fill the need for parent support for families of children with special needs in the North Bay.

  • California - RCH, INC.
    We serve children and adults with over 77 different disabilities. We offer adaptive sports, swimming, arts and crafts, personal development, community outings, and socialization. Services are free.

  • California-SEA Center
    Welcome to the SEA Center of Northern California, formally known as the Exceptional Family Support, Education, and Advocacy Center. We understand the difficulties you face as parents of children with special needs and we will give you the caring, emotional support you deserve.

  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    A professional organization of speech-language pathologists and audiologists advancing services to children and adults with communication and related disorders.

  • California - The Bridge School
    The Bridge School is an educational program dedicated to ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications.

  • Camping Unlimited
    We provide recreational activities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Camp Laurel - California
    Camp Laurel provides hundreds of children living with HIV and AIDS an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while forming support groups with their peers. For the first time, children realize that they are not alone in their fight against AIDS.

  • Camp Okizu - California
    Camp Okizu offers the unique opportunity for children with cancer (and their siblings) to learn independence, nourish positive self-esteem and gain skills they never thought were possible. At camp kids can be in a safe, trusting environment. It is a place for fun, lasting friendships and development of self confidence.

  • Camp Pacific Heartland - California
    CAMP PACIFIC HEARTLAND is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational opportunities through a summer camping program for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp Pacific Heartland also provides training and support for children who attend camp to educate families, schools, and communities about prevention of the disease and acceptance of people who are living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Central Valley (California) FEAT-Families for Effective Autism Treatment
    Central Valley FEAT is dedicated to providing treatment resources for families with children diagnosed with autism and related disorders .

  • Learning Disabilities Association of California
    LDA-CA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps.

  • Learning Disabilities Association San Diego
    The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

  • Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children
    A camp experience sponsored by the Lions Clubs of California and Nevada where a deaf child age 6 to 15 can learn outdoor skills and enjoy the wonder and beauty of nature to the fullest extent.

  • North Bay Regional Center
    We believe that all people with developmental disabilities should have the same opportunities as are available to all other citizens. In keeping with this premise, it is the philosophy of NBRC that its efforts be directed to promoting normalization, least restrictive alternative and dignity of risk for citizens with developmental disabilities and special needs and their families in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties - located in Northern California.

  • Southern California Apraxia Group
    Welcome to the Southern California Apraxia Group, this site was created for families and professionals in the Southern California area who have a child or know a child with Apraxia.

  • Special Kids LA
    The site serves as a reference and source for services and information for parents of special needs children. Included are basic information on parent's rights, school district and early intervention responsibilities under IDEA. In addition are lists of Los Angeles area service providers, support groups and a calendar of local seminars and events.

  • Spectrum Center for Educational and Behavioral Development
    We are committed to providing the highest quality educational services in the least restrictive environment for individuals with exceptional needs and challenging behaviors....

  • Sunburst Projects
    Sunburst Projects provides valuable services to children and families who are bravely struggling with HIV/AIDS.

  • The Ayres Clinic For Sensory Integration
    Each year at The Ayres Clinic, hundreds of children are evaluated for sensory integrative dysfunction. Assessment consists of standardized testing, observations, and interviews with care givers. Combined information is important in determining whether a child's ability to organize and interpret sensory information is interfering with daily life functioning.

  • The Bay School
    The Bay School located in Santa Cruz County, California is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1998. The Bay School is committed to providing comprehensive; data based educational services to children with autism and their families.

  • The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
    Is a research based Institute in California that specializes in teaching pre-school aged children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and related developmental disabilities.

  • World's Greatest Camp
    This camp for kids with cancer is sponsored by the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families. Twice a year the camp meets at Big Bear in California to have a great time.


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