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.
Beacons North County
Beacons was founded by families to offer robust person-driven learning opportunities richly supported with technology and accessible pacing. Their goal is to empower individuals with skills, tools, information, and support so that they are equipped to launch and lead a life of their choosing.
For more information email info@BeaconsNorthCounty.com or visit their website at www.BeaconsNorthCounty.com
Braille Institute of America, Youth Program
The Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. Our Youth Program is a free service that teaches valuable life skills and provides a community of visually impaired individuals for youth from first grade to high school graduation. Programs are available to all students with vision as the primary disability. Please contact Bradley Day for more details at email@example.com and visit brailleinstitute.org/youth/youth-program.
San Diego Parks and Recreation
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES (TRS)
The City of San Diego, Parks and Recreation Department, Therapeutic Recreation
Services, provides therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with any
type of disability. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) work with
participants on social and recreational skill development, leisure education,
appropriate behavior, and recreation participation in inclusive environments. Open their
brochure for a complete list of programs.
San Diego Regional Center
The SDRC is a focal point for coordinating services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. A state-funded, private nonprofit organization which contracts annually with the State Department of Developmental Services to provide services to clients. Brochure
Special Olympics Southern California is offering several virtual opportunities for our athletes to participate in activities to continue to learn and maintain their skills and physical activity.
- One program just introduced is the Virtual Sports Leagues, Spring Season, starting on March 29- June 5, 2021. This Virtual Sport League offers an opportunity for athletes to compete virtually with their team sport (Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Flag Football or Swimming) to earn points by completing various workouts throughout the six-week regular season. Participants can also join team meetings and participate in bonus activities to help their team become the league champions! New athletes are required to register as a Free Agent and fill out the Virtual Activities Waiver paperwork to be an active member of the league. This information is found on the Special Olympics Southern California website at www.sosc.org. For more information call 619-283-6100.
- Another program is called the Stay Fit from Home where athletes are welcomed to join the SOSC Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. Once registered, they can attend live virtual meets-ups and access examples of workouts. This information is also found on the Special Olympics Southern California website at www.sosc.org.
State Council On Development Disabilities
Sign-up to receive information about future events. Contact Maryellen.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at scdd.ca.gov.
Distance Learning and Technology Resources
NCCSE website dedicated to resources for technology and distance learning.
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
Exceptional Family Resource Center
Phone Main Office: 1-800-281-8252
Phone North County: 760-761-5553
Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
Disability Rights California
Marine Corps Community Services Camp Pendleton
Exceptional Family Member Program
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
State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego Imperial Office
Child Care referral
YMCA Childcare Resource Service Enhanced Referrals
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
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
International Bipolar Foundation
Understood (for learning and attention issues)
Inclusive Education and Recreation
Inclusive Schools Network
Kids Included Together, Inc. (KIT, Inc.)
Miracle League of San Diego
National Inclusion Project
Common Core State Standards
California Department of Education
National Parent Teacher Association
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
Other Family Resources
Parent 2 Parent
Sibling Support Project
California Department of Developmental Services
California Legislative Information
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Early Start Transition Guide (PDF)
Preschool Guide (PDF)