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Access a growing number of San Diego community support groups dedicated to offering services and programs to children and adults with special needs.

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CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit organization that serves individuals with ADHD/ADD and their families.

Valeries List

Started over 13 years ago by a parent, our enewsletters continue to provide news and resources to over 2,500 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community.

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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CHADD

Information for children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

www.chadd.org

 

Disability Help Center

Charlene Autolino

1831 4th Ave.

SD, CA 92101

619-282-1761

www.ssdHelpCenter.org

 

Point Loma of the Nazarene University

Nichole Hope-Moore, MAED

Director of Disability Resources

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

www.pointloma.edu

 

California Hands & Voices

9820 Willow Creek Rd., Ste. 275

San Diego, CA 92131

(866) 422-0422

cahandsandvoices.org

 

ARC of San Diego

3030 Market St. #B,

SD, 92102

619-685-1175

www.arc-sd.com

 

Autism Support Group for Spanish Speakers

293 H St.,

Chula Vista, CA 91910

800-281-2852

 

Autism Through the Lifespan Support Group

2375 Congress St.,

SD, 92111

 

Brave Kids

www.bravekids.org

 

Building Bridges Together Resources for Families

1840 Wilson Ave. #C,

National City, CA 91950

619-477-0757

www.buildingbridges2gether.org

 

Children in Need

6950 Levant St.,

SD, 92111

760-967-4600

www.childreninneedsd.org

 

COMPASS Family Center

619-543-9850 ext. 12432

 

Daddy and Me

Vince Bumanglag: 760-224-4635

 

Down Syndrome Association Of San Diego

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130,

SD, 92123

619-594-7389

www.dsasdonline.org

 

Down Syndrome Friends and Family Activities

619-694-4615

www.downsyndromeaction.org

 

Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC)

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130,

SD, 92123

800-281-8252

www.efrconline.org

 

Filipino American Association for the Developmentally

Teresa Lucas: 619-502-0929

 

The Friendship Circle

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA, 92064

858-487-4879

www.fcsdiego.com

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

www.raisingyourgrandchildren.com

 

The Hanna Fenichel Center

336-340 North Acacia Ave.,

Solana Beach, CA 92075

858-755-0860

www.hannafenichel.com

 

Healthy Development Services (HDS) - Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

3020 Children's Way #MC5129,

SD, 92123

858-576-1700, x7346

 

Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)

619-543-9850, x123

www.yfs.ymca.org

 

San Diego Family Magazine

1475 Sixth Ave. 5th Fl.,

SD, 92101

619-685-6970

www.SanDiegoFamily.com

 

San Diego Parents Network for Special Needs Children

Dayon Higgins: 858-521-0895

 

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)

4355 Ruffin Rd.,

SD, 92123

858-576-2996

www.sdrc.org

 

Sibshops: San Diego Unified School District

619-725-7327

www.sandi.net

 

Special Needs

10675 Treena St. #102,

SD, 92131

858-578-9923

 

WIC-SDSU Research Foundation

9210 Sky Park Ct. #150

SD, 92123

888-999-6897

www.sdsuwic.com

 

YMCA Kinship Support Services

877-YMCA-4-KIN

www.yfs.ymca.org/programs/kinship-support-services

 

Banding Together

7840 Mission Center Court #205,

SD, 92108

619-299-1411

www.bandingtogethersd.org

 

San Diego Learning Center at the Dyslexia Training Institute

7424 Jackson Dr. #1B

SD, CA 92119

619-517-0683

www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org

 

DEC-Rady Children's Developmental Evaluation Clinic

3020 Children's Way MC5023,

SD, 92123

858-966-5817

www.rchsd.org/developmentalservices

 

LD OnLine

www.ldonline.org

 

Blind Community Center of San Diego

1805 Upas St., SD, 92103

619-298-5021

www.bccsd.org

 

San Diego Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired

5922 El Cajon Blvd.,

SD, 92115

619-583-1542

www.sdcb.org

 

The Vision of Children Foundation

11975 El Camino Real #104

SD, 92130

858-314-7917

www.visionofchildren.org

 

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

619-294-6541

www.sdbif.org

 

United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County

8525 Gibbs Dr. #100, SD, 92123

858-571-7803

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Chapter

10455 Sorrento Valley Rd. #103,

SD, 92121

858-452-2873

www.cff.org

 

San Diego Deaf Mental Health Services (SDDMHS)

707 Broadway 2nd Fl,

SD, 92101

858-410-1067

 

Down Syndrome Association of San Diego

9245 Sky Park Ct. #130,

SD, 92123

619-594-7389

www.dsasdonline.org

 

Pediatric Down Syndrome Center

8010 Frost St. Ste. 602

SD, 92123

858-966-5840

 

San Diego Down Syndrome

1222 A. Woodside Ave. #238

Lakeside, CA 92040

619-708-5636

www.sandiegodownsyndrome.org

 

The International Dyslexia Association-San Diego Branch

619-685-4413

www.dyslexiasd.org

 

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego

2055 El Cajon Blvd.,

SD, 92104

619-296-0161; 800-332-1000

www.epilepsysandiego.org

 

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County

2055 El Cajon Blvd

San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 296-0161

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

4719 Viewridge Ave. #100,

SD, 92123

858-492-9792

800-572-1717

www.mda.org

 

Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

2738 Loker Ave,

Carlsbad, CA 92010

760-431-9789

www.projectwalk.org

 

Spina Bifida Association of Greater San Diego

P.O. Box 232272

San Diego, CA 92193-2272

(619) 491-9018

 

International Bipolar Foundation

11622 El Camino Real #100

SD, 92130

www.InternationalBipolarFoundation.org

 

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)

4355 Ruffin Rd.,

SD, 92123

858-576-2996

www.sdrc.org

 

International Bipolar Foundation

11622 El Camino Real #100

SD, CA 92130

www.InternationalBipolarFoundation.org

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego

4480 30th St.,

SD, 92116

619-543-1434

www.namisandiego.org

 

Peer2Peer Lines, MHS, Inc.

Golby Rahimi, MFT,

619-229-4290

 

County of San Diego Children's Services

877-792-5437

www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/cs/

 

DSEP-Rady Children's Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program

3020 Children's Way #MC 5111

SD, 92123

858-966-7874

www.rchsd.org/developmentalservices

 

Walden Family Services-A Foster Family

619-584-5777

www.waldenfamily.org

 

Valerie's List

www.valerieslist.com

 

Vista Community Clinic

Hector Navarrete

1000 Vale Terrance Drive

Vista, CA 92084

760-631-5000

www.vistacommunityclinic.org

 

United Cerebral Palsy

Bruce T. Fleming AAC Program Coordinator

6162 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste F

SD, CA 92123

858-278-5420

www.ucpsd.org

 

Sports for Exceptional Athletes

9575 Aero Drive #B

SD, CA 92123

858-565-7432

www.s4ea.org

 

Autism Society of America, San Diego County

858-715-0678

sd-autism.org

 

Asperger's & HFA Parent Group

Chula Vista

CVHFAParentGroup@cox.net

 

Children's Autism Intervention Center at Children's Hospital

858-966-7453

Support for newly diagnosed: 858-966-5416

 

CARES Autism social skills group - for youth ages 8-17

(858) 444-8823 x1213

 

Coffee Talk - Carlsbad and San Marcos

858-715-0678

autismsocietysandiego.org

 

Empowering Autism Now

San Diego Young Adult Support at Access to Independence

619-750-8231

 

Parent Support for San Diego Unified School District Resource Students with Autism

858-490-8520

 

SPAYA (Supporting the Parents of Young Adults with Autism)

619-266-2723

 

TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) parent group

tacanow.org

 

Autism Friends Club at CASE

760-720-4964

 

Autism Support of Imperial County

760-337-2107

 

Support/Playgroup

858-412-3687 or 916-606-5072

 

Autism Support for Dad's

858-679-8800

 

Autism Support for Mom's

Sharon.leon@nfar.org

 

Sibshops for siblings of children with special needs

mraybould@chsd.org

Support Group for siblings of children with developmental disabilities

858-571-7803

www.ucpsd.org

 

Friends With Open Minds

Teens and young adults (16-25 yrs) with and without disabilities

858-571-7803

 

"Let's Talk", "Baby & Me" and "Toddler & Me" Groups

858-272-9641

 

Support for parents of twins in SDRC Early Start Program

858-503-4477

Filipino-American Assoc. for Developmental Disabilities

858-576-2980

 

Drug/Alcohol Support for Regional Center Consumers

619-336-6600

 

Special needs playgroup

sdplaygroup@hotmail.com

 

People First Self-Advocacy Support

619-645-3024

 

Stepmom to Stepmom

stepmom2stepmom@gmail.com

 

Support for Caregivers

858-268-4432

 

Support group for mothers of kids with special needs

sarah@professionalfriend.net

 

Young Life Capernaum San Diego Club

Teens/young adults with special needs

ylcapernaumsd@gmail.com

 

YMCA COMPASS Family Center

619-543-9850 x12431

 

East San Diego County:

 

Hand in Hand support for families of children with physical or developmental disabilities

619-465-2288 or 619-465-1364

 

Parent Support by Home of Guiding Hands

619-938-2880

counseling@guidinghands.org

 

Puzzled Parents

Special needs support in El Cajon

619-922-8608

 

Drug/Alcohol Support for Regional Center Consumers

858-4576-2980

 

Regional Center Support for siblings of children with disabilities

619-596-1022

 

Santee Peers social group for consumers ages 18 and older

619-596-1023

 

North San Diego County:

 

San Diego Parents Network for Children with Special Needs

858-521-0895

 

Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions

858-748-2594

www.powaypass.com

 

First Friday Club for parents of children with developmental disabilities

San Marcos

760-736-1200

 

Support for parents of children in Early Start Program

San Marcos

760-736-1200

 

Drug/Alcohol Support for Regional Center Consumers

San Marcos

619-336-6600

 

Support group for parents and caregivers of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

San Diego

dsimmes@ucsd.edu

 

North County Network of Parents of children with special needs

760-736-1200

 

Special Needs Nexus

A new support community for parents, professionals and people with special needs

760-496-9074

 

Special Connections

Temecula

951-699-3127

 

Coalition of Advocates for Special Learners

Temecula

951-695-0339

 

Ramona Peers social group for consumers ages 18 and older

619-596-1048

 

FASD Network of Southern California

Carlsbad

760-845-1650

https://sites.google.com/site/socalfasdnetwork/

 

South San Diego County:

 

Drug/Alcohol Support for Regional Center Consumers

National City

619-336-6600

 

South Bay Social Forum for adult consumers

619-336-6600

 

United Families Bilingual parent support

619-336-6600

 

Imperial County:

 

Wellness Support

El Centro

760-352-9413

 

Infant Toddler Program Bilingual

760-312-6641

 

Peer Support by Access to Independence

760-353-4191 or 760-353-2802

 

Drug/Alcohol Support for Regional Center Consumers

Imperial

760-355-8383

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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-Noemi, mother of son on the spectrum

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