Resources for Families

These resources are offered as information only and are not endorsed or recommended by the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all resources available.  For additional resources please contact 211 San Diego, the Exceptional Family Resource Center, or the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego which are listed below.


Local Family Resources


Information about emergency housing, food, financial assistance, abuse hotlines, substance abuse treatment, care for children or aging parents, etc. in 150 languages.
Phone:  Dial the numbers 211
TTY:  858-300-1311

Exceptional Family Resource Center
Phone Main Office: 1-800-281-8252
Phone North County: 760-761-5553


Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
Phone: 619-685-6970


Disability Rights California
Phone: 619-239-7861


Marine Corps Community Services Camp Pendleton
Exceptional Family Member Program
Phone: 760.725.5363  


San Diego Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled
Phone Main Office:  858-576-2996
Phone North County Office: 760-736-1200


Special Needs Trust Foundation
Phone: 619-201-2672


State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego Imperial Office
Phone: 619-688-3323



Child Care referral


YMCA Childcare Resource Service Enhanced Referrals
Phone: 1-800-481-2151


Disability Specific Resources


Autism Society San Diego


Deaf Community Services of San Diego


Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County


San Diego Down Syndrome Association


United Cerebral Palsy Association



Mental Health Resources


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
Helpline: 1-800-523-5933


National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health


International Bipolar Foundation
Phone: 858-764-2496


Understood (for learning and attention issues)


Inclusive Education and Recreation


Inclusive Schools Network


Kids Included Together, Inc. (KIT, Inc.)


National Inclusion Project


Common Core State Standards


California Department of Education


National Parent Teacher Association

Self Advocacy


I’m Determined


Kids as Self Advocates


People First of California


People First of San Diego

Post High School


Department of Rehabilitation
San Marcos Office Phone: 760-510-4705
San Marcos Office TTY: 760-510-3182 


Think College


Other Family Resources


Father’s Network


Parent 2 Parent


Sibling Support Project




California Department of Developmental Services


California Legislative Information


Center for Parent Information and Resources




Disability Scoop

Early Childhood

Early Start Transition Guide (PDF)

Preschool Guide (PDF)


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