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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

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

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

Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
http://specialneedsresourcefoundationofsandiego.org
Phone: 619-685-6970

Disability Rights California
www.disabilityrightsca.org
Phone: 619-239-7861

Marine Corps Community Services Camp Pendleton
Exceptional Family Member Program
www.mccscp.com/efmp
Phone: 760.725.5363

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

Special Needs Trust Foundation
www.sntf-sd.org
Phone: 619-201-2672

State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego Imperial Office
www.scdd.ca.gov/sandiego.htm
Phone: 619-688-3323

Child Care referral

YMCA Childcare Resource Service Enhanced Referrals
https://www.ymca.org/community-support/childcare-resource-service/family-resources/special-needs-care
Phone: 1-800-481-2151

Disability Specific Resources

Autism Society San Diego
www.autismsocietysandiego.org

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
www.deafcommunityservices.org

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
www.epilepsysandiego.org

San Diego Down Syndrome Association
www.sandiegodownsyndrome.org

United Cerebral Palsy Association
www.ucpsd.org

Mental Health Resources

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

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org

International Bipolar Foundation
http://ibpf.org
Phone: 858-764-2496

Understood (for learning and attention issues)
www.understood.org

Inclusive Education and Recreation

Inclusive Schools Network
www.inclusiveschools.org

Kids Included Together, Inc. (KIT, Inc.)
www.kitonline.org

National Inclusion Project
www.inclusionproject.org

Common Core State Standards

California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc

National Parent Teacher Association
www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

Self Advocacy

I’m Determined
www.imdetermined.org

Kids as Self Advocates
www.fvkasa.org

People First of California
www.peoplefirstca.org

People First of San Diego
www.sandiegopeoplefirst.com

Post High School

Department of Rehabilitation
www.dor.ca.gov
San Marcos Office Phone: 760-510-4705
San Marcos Office TTY: 760-510-3182

Think College
www.thinkcollege.net

Other Family Resources

Father’s Network
www.fathersnetwork.org

Parent 2 Parent
www.p2pusa.org

Sibling Support Project
www.siblingsupport.org

Legislative/Informational

California Department of Developmental Services
www.dds.ca.gov

California Legislative Information
www.leginfo.ca.gov

Center for Parent Information and Resources
www.parentcenterhub.org/resources

Disability.Gov
www.disability.gov

Disability Scoop
http://www.disabilityscoop.com

Early Childhood

Early Start Transition Guide (PDF)

Preschool Guide (PDF)