COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

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L.A. Parent

The go-to resource for parents in the greater Los Angeles area, helping them find the right schools and summer camps, as well as caregivers and party entertainment.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids

Parent Training and Information Center that parents and professionals can turn to for obtaining needed early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic support service for children.

462 Stevens Ave, Suite 201
Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Services in Your Area:

 Ashley Children's Psychology Center 

 9036 Reseda Blvd. #204 Northridge, CA 91324 

818-886-3531 

Support for families with Attention Deficit Disorder 

Autism Society of Los Angeles 

www.asa-la.org 

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 110-788 Los Angeles, CA 

90045 

562-804-5556 

Info & referral services, advocacy 

 

 Armenian Autism Outreach Project (AAOP) 

818-542-AAOP(2267) 

www.armenianautismoutreach.org 

320 Arden Avenue, Ste. 240 

Glendale, CA 91203 

818-542- 2267 

Support/Info for Armenian families who have a loved one with ASD or a Dev. Disability 

 Bridge Focus 

16360 Roscoe Blvd. # 120 Van Nuys, CA 91406 

818-895-5132 

Drug/alcohol dependent parents Span. spk. 0-12yrs 

 CHADD-Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder – San Fernando Valley Chapter 

www.chadd.org 

P.O.Box 571072 Tarzana, CA 91356 

772-242-3301 

Help families cope with ADD 

 Chinese Services Center 

767 N. Hill St. #400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 

213-253-0880 

Cantonese & Mandarin support groups 

 Community Advocacy and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) 

c/o PAI #902 3580 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 

323/930-1717 

Advocacy and training for parents, Span. Spk. 213/387-3617 

Cultivar Y Crecer 

15600 Sherman Way Van Nuys, CA 91406 

818/756-6423 

Support group for Spanish speaking families 

daDA 

Fathers Support Network 

(Lanterman Regional Center) 

Meeting locations may vary 

213-687-8903 

Support group for fathers of children with disabilities 

Down Syndrome Assoc. of Los Angeles 

www.dsala.org 

16461 Sherman Way, Suite 180 Van Nuys, CA 91406 

818-786-0001 

Educ. Speakers, peer counseling, recreation, support groups 

Dyslexia Association Los Angeles 

www.dyslexiala.org 

Providence Tarzana Medical Center 18321 Clark Street Tarzana, CA 91356 

818-506-8866 

Support group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Epilepsy Found. of LA 

www.epilepsyfoundationgla.org 

3600 Wilshire Blvd. #920 Los Angeles, CA 90010 

310-670-2870 ext 108 

Support & resources for people with seizure disorders, Spanish speaking also 

Etta Israel Center 

www.etta.org 

12722 Riverside Drive, Suite 105 

North Hollywood 

CA 91607 

818-985-3882 

Supports inclusion in private Jewish schools 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles 

www.epilepsyfoundationgla.org 

5777 W. Century Blvd 

Los Angeles CA 90045 

310-670-2870 ext 102 

Groups for teens, adults and parents. Social and family events. 

Familias Unidas 

Meets monthly at NLACRC Lancaster 

43210 Gingham Ave 

Lancaster, CA 93535 

661-945-9598 

For Spanish speaking families in the Antelope Valley of children with special needs. 

Fragile X Assoc. of So. California 

www.fraxsocal.org 

1528 N. Pepper St. Burbank, CA 91505 

800-688-8765 818-754-4227 

Promote awareness of Fragile X. Span Speaking also.

Friends of Autism Support Group 

Meets monthly at NLACRC Lancaster office 

43210 Gingham Ave Lancaster, CA 93535 

661-951-1271 

For families, relatives, caregivers & professionals involved with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sorry, no child care available. 

Greater LA Council on Deaf 

www.gladinc.org 

2222 Laverna Ave. Los Angeles, CA 

90041 

323/478-8000 

Interpreters, peer counseling for Deaf 

HaMercaz 

www.hamercaz.org 

866/287-8030 

Support, workshops and referrals for individuals with special needs in the Jewish community 

HELP Group 

www.thehelpgroup.org 

13130 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91490 

818/781-0360 

Nonpublic and residential school for students. Support and social groups for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. 

Japanese Speaking Parents Assoc. 

www.jspacc.org 

c/o Little Tokyo Service Center, 231 E. 3rd Str. Los Angeles CA 90013 

626-447-6286 

Japanese Support groups 

Jewish Family Services 

Central Access 

www.jfsla.org 

877-275-4537 

Family counseling 

John Tracy Clinic 

www.jtc.org 

806 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 

213-748-5481 

Hearing impaired programs and support 

Just 4 Us Social Support Group 

North Los Angeles County Regional Ctr 

15400 Sherman Way 

Van Nuys, CA 91406 

818-756-6225 

Social and self-advocacy groups for adults with developmental disabilities. Various locations. 

Korean Parents Support Group 

NLACRC 

818-756-6221 

For Korean families 

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Fernando Valley 

www.namisfv.org 

Various locations in San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita 

818-994-6747 

Support groups for family members of people with depression or mental illness, parent education and advocacy 

Prader-Willi California Foundation 

www.pwcf.org 

310-316-8243 

Support, information, social and fundraising events 

Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network 

www.santaClaritaAutism.org 

661-294-9750 

Support, information, and special events 

Special Families Support Group 

28470 Avenue Stanford, # 105 

Santa Clarita CA 91355 

661-294-9715 

Support group for parents or caregivers of children with special needs. 

Twice Exceptional Network LA 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/2E_Network_LA/ 

Online only 

Support and resources for twice exceptional kids (gifted and learning disabled) 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) LA 

www.ucpla.org and 

www.kenproject.com (for support groups) 

6430 Independence Av Woodland Hills, CA 91367 

818/782-2211 

Support and services for individuals with CP. Support group and advocacy instruction. 

United Community Care Givers 

9849 Glade Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311 

818-998-4461 

Support for foster parents & Education 

Autism Society of America Santa Barbara (ASASB)

P. O. Box 30364
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0364
(805) 560-3762
www.asasb.org

 

Autism Society Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley

8635 Greenleaf Ave. Unit B
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 665-5496
www.greaterlongbeach-asa.org

 

Area Board 9 on Developmental Disabilities

200 E Santa Clara Street, Suite 210
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-0220

 

The Center for the Partially Sighted

12301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 458-3501; (800) 481-EYES (3937)
www.low-vision.org

 

The 21st Blessing

South Bay Free Methodist Church
25514 Narbonne Ave.
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 539-8663
health.groups.yahoo.com/group/21st_blessing

 

2E Network/ 2E Network LA

7056 Hatillo Ave., Winnetka
Los Angeles, CA 91306
(818) 710-0511

 

Coachella Valley See Me As I Am Down Syndrome Support Group

81-168 Palm Meadows Dr.
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 342-9308

 

Community Parent Resource Center 

Loving Your Disabled Child (LYDC)
4528 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 299-2925

 

Disability Rights Legal Center

Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Center
800 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90017 
(213) 736-1334
www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org

 

Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County

2973 Harbor Blvd. #335
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-0202; (714) 444-2675 (fax)

 

Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County

9114 Adams Avenue, #288
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 916-0456
epilepsysupportnet.org

 

Etta Israel Center

www.etta.org

 

Exceptional Family Resource Center

9245 Sky Park Court, #130
Los Angeles, CA 92123
(800) 281-8252; (858) 268-4275 (fax)
www.EFRConline.org

 

Fiesta Educativa, Inc.

3939 Selig Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 221-6696
www.fiestaeducativa.org

 

The Foundation for Mexican American Services, Inc.

P. O. Box 702
Moreno Valley, CA 92556
(909) 485-3394; (909) 494-4181 (fax)

 

The Help Group 

13130 Burbank Blvd. 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
818.781.0360

 

Jewish Family Resources 

866-287-8030
jfsla.org

 

Family Focus Resource Center

Northride, CA
818-677-6854
www.csunfamilyfocus.com

 

INFORM Program Coordinator

www.dartontarget.org

 

Inland Empire Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

www.dyslexia-ca.org

 

Korean American Special Education Center

2301 W. Lincoln Ave. Suite 124
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 254-0616

 

PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS-RESOURCES/SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

914-643-3761 or 914-621-8200

 

Learning Disabilities Association of California

808 West Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-3612

www.ldaca.org

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Los Angeles

37 N Auburn Ave., Suite 3
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
P.O. Box 1067
Sierra Madre, CA 91025
(626) 355-7407
www.lalda.org

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Orange County

P.O. Box 25772
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5772
(714) 638-1777
www.oclda.org

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Pomona Valley

PO Box 1114
Claremont, CA 91711-1114
(909) 621-1494

 

UCLA CART Research

310-794-2215

 

Prader-Willi California Foundation

3655 Torrance Boulevard Suite 360
Torrance, CA 90503 
(310) 316-3339
www.PWCF.org 

 

The Help Group- UCLA Autism Research

818-778-7130

 

Parents 4 Bipolar Kids

74617 Morning Dr.
29 Palms Ca 92277
(760) 367-6144

 

North LA County Regional Center Family Resources 

818-778-1900
nlacrc.org

 

Actors for Autism

18344 Oxnard St., Suite 101
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 705-1600
www.actorsforautism.org

 

The Help Group

13130 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
877 994 3588
www.thehelpgroup.org

 

Christian Educational Therapy

731 N. Beach Blvd. Suite 209A
La Habra, CA 90631
(310) 738-5397
www.ChildD.org

We do not independently review the Third-Party providers or services. Therefore, it is essential that you thoroughly investigate any service that will be used by, or will be caring for, your child/adult.

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