Autism-General Resources
Adult Gathering, United and Autistic (AGUA)
Kbrewer377@aol.com
323-980-8552
A self-run support gr...
Center for the Study of Autism
P.O. Box 4538, Salem, OR 97302
www.autism.org
Collaborates with Autism Research Institute t...
www.lafeat.org
Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment holds monthly meetings in
Hermosa Beach with speakers p...
Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org
Dedicated to funding global bio-medical research into the causes, prevention, treatment...
Email: Tami Duncan tacainlandempire@aol.com
Meetings held in Corona on the third Saturday of every month.
Unlocking Autism...
Asperger’s Syndrome
ASPEN of America, Inc.
More Advanced Autistic People (MAAP)
PO Box 524, Crown Point, IN 46307
219-662-...
Autism-General Websites
www.autisminfo.com
Website provides information on upcoming conferences, current news and links to...
www.stanswartz.com
Autism Research Group-Stanley Swartz, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Special
Education Department, CSU,...
Assistive Technology
California Assistive Technology System (CATS)
California Department of Rehabilitation
830 K Street, R...
Legal Rights/Advocates/Attorneys
Access Center for Education (ACA)
sadtoglad.org
949-370-1186
Provides education and advoc...
Developmental Disabilities Area Board #12 (Riverside, San Bernardino)
13800 Heacock Street, Suite 130, Moreno Valley, CA 9...
Office of Clients Rights' Advocacy (OCRA)
3602 Inland Empire Blvd C-100, Ontario, CA 91764-4924
(800-390-7032 emergency)
w...
United Advocates for the Children of California
Riverside County Mental Health, Indio, CA 92201
760-863-8601
www.uacc4fami...
Patrick J. Balucan
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation
17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, ...
Elizabeth P. Lind
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation
17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, C...
Maria E. Gless
Best, Best, and Krieger, LLP
3750 University Avenue, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1028, Riverside, CA 92502
(951) 68...
Christina Dyer
Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff and Holtz, A Professional Corporation
2488 Historic Decatur Road, 2nd
Floor, San Di...
Diagnosis/Healthcare
Diagnosis/Medical
Bright Minds Institute
814 South Westgate, Los Angeles CA, 90049
310-820-1084
www.b...
Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning
1346 Foothill Blvd, Suite 301, La Canada, CA 91011
818-790-1587
www.d...
Dr. Susan Schmidt-Lackner (DAN Doctor)
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA
Neuro-psychiatric Institute and Medical Direct...
Local Doctors
Please note: As with the local dentists, the doctors listed here are known for having some
experience with c...
Dr. Gina Davis (DAN Doctor)
Chiropractor
4050 Airport Center Drive Suite G, Palm Springs, CA
760-320-1956
Dr. Ihor A. Gala...
Infant & Toddler Programs
ABI - Autism Behavior Intervention, Inc.
www.autismbehaviorintervention.com
15910 Ventura Blvd.,...
Early Start Family Resource Network
Inland Counties Regional Center
P.O. Box 6127, San Bernardino, CA 92412
800-974-5553
E...
Learning/Speech/Sensory Materials
Autism Coach
www.autismcoach.com
Offers products, software and information for children ...
Dis-Abilities Online
www.disabilities-online.com
An internet directory of information concerning all aspects of disabiliti...
Harcourt Assessments
www.harcourtassessments.com
Multiple assessments available to assess academic performance, psychologi...
PCI Educational Publishing, Inc.
www.pcicatalog.com
PCI materials support secondary and special education students.
Play w...
Super Duper Publications
www.superduperinc.com
www.thinkingpublications.com
Fun and creative educational materials with a ...
Publications/Booklists/Newsletters
“Autism-Asperger’s Digest”
800-489-0727
www.autismdigest.com
Published bi-monthly by Fu...
Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
800-897-3202 to place an order
Peer-reviewed journal published quarte...
Starfish Speciality Press
PO Box 799
Higganum, CT 06441-0799
877-782-7347
www.starfishpress.com
Publishes books related to...
Recreation/Respite/Camps
Camp Able
Jenelle Nettles
858-627-9498
campable@yahoo.com
A camp located in Coronado, San Diego t...
Jay Nolan Camp
www.jaynolan.org/services-camp.asp
Wrightwood, CA
For ages 8-15. Focuses on bringing children without disab...
Surfers Healing Foundation
P.O. Box 1267, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
949-492-1200
www.surfershealing.com
Hosts day camp...
Schools/Education Assistance
Academic Associates Learning Center
Cliff Ponder, Founder and President
800-861-9196
www.acad...
Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)3380 14th
Street, P.O. Box 2800, Riverside, CA 92516-2800951-788...
Village Glen School
13130 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
877-994-3580
www.villageglen.org
Village Glen School is an ...
Treatment Resources
Auditory Integration Therapy
Auditory Advantage
North Hollywood, CA 91606
818-258-0032
www.auditoryadv...
B.E.S.T. Services, Inc.
236 Jamacha Road, Suite 102, El Cajon, CA 92019
619-442-1271
www.bestautismservices.com
Hands-on a...
Diet & Allergy Interventions
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention
www.autismndi.com
To help parents understand, impleme...
Dr. Stanley Kaseno and Dr. Leanna Parisi- Eye Care Center
164 West Hospitality Lane, Suite 7, San Bernardino, CA 92408
909...
Michelle Winner
Speech & Language Pathologist
3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95117
408-557-8595
www.socia...
Coast Music Therapy
San Diego, CA 92192
858-453-5211
www.coastmusictherapy.com
Provides educational and after school progr...
Playworks Center for Development
112 11th
Street, Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 792-0543
Provides speech pathology services.
Ro...
Dr. Stanley Greenspan (FloorTime and DIR)
4938 Hampden Lane, Ste. 229, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-2348
www.stanleygreenspa...
Autism Family Resources
ALMA Family Services
9140 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera, California 90660
562-801-4626
www.almafamil...
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  1. 1. Autism-General Resources Adult Gathering, United and Autistic (AGUA) Kbrewer377@aol.com 323-980-8552 A self-run support group for adults with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Meets the third weekend of every month from 1PM to 4PM. Autism Research Group P.O. Box 11206 San Bernardino, CA 92423-1206 909-792-7201 www.stanswartz.com/autismres.htm The Autism Research Group is a partnership of parents and children with autism and other developmental disabilities and professionals from a wide variety of disciplines involved in research and program development in special education (description taken from Autism Research Group website). Formed by Stan Swartz, a professor of special education at Cal State San Bernardino. Autism Research Institute (ARI) Dr. Bernard Rimland 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 619-281-7165 www.autismwebsite.com/ARI Non-profit organization begun by Bernard Rimland that focuses on research, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of autism. ARI publishes a quarterly newsletter reviewing current autism research which costs $18 for a year subscription. Information available in English and French. Autism Society of America, Inc. (ASA) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite #300, Bethesda, MD 20814 1-800-3-AUTISM www.autism-society.org Coachella Valley Chapter- Palm Desert 760-779-0012 Founded by Bernard Rimland and publishes Autism Advocate 5 times a year. Answers questions by email and has resource database by city. Provides various information on autism for families. Inland Empire Chapter www.ieautism.org (909) 204-4142 x339 Provides information groups, social groups, Play and Learn Club, electronic newsletter, and resource guide for families and professionals dealing with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 1
  2. 2. Center for the Study of Autism P.O. Box 4538, Salem, OR 97302 www.autism.org Collaborates with Autism Research Institute to provide resources and information on current issues and interventions in autism. Cure Autism Now (CAN) 5225 Wilshire Blvd, #715, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4234 213-549-0500 or 888-8AUTISM www.canfoundation.org Cure Autism Now (CAN) is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. Founded by parents of children with autism in 1995, the organization has grown from a kitchen-table effort to the largest provider of support for autism research and resources in the country. The organization's primary focus is to fund essential research through a variety of programs designed to encourage innovative approaches toward identifying the causes, prevention, treatment and a cure for autism and related disorders (description from CAN website). A free bi- annual newsletter is available for downloading. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704 703-620-3660 www.cec.sped.org The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice (description from CEC website). Defeat Autism Now (DAN) Autism Research Institute 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 619-281-7165 www.autismwebsite.com/ari/dan Autism Research Institute gathered approximately 30 physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Europe to work together to defeat autism. DAN does not view psychotropic drugs as the best way to treat individuals with autism. Information available in English and French. LA FEAT 1840 S. Gaffey Street #317, San Pedro, CA 90731-5631 310-796-2252 Email: lafeat@excite.com 2
  3. 3. www.lafeat.org Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment holds monthly meetings in Hermosa Beach with speakers presenting current research and practices in autism. Family Resource Network 1855 South Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-3426 800-974-5553 www.virutallodi.com/families/frcn.html Provides information and support to families of children with disabilities. Parent representatives are available to help families access services and resources within their communities. Foundation for California State University, San Bernardino University Center for Developmental Disabilities 909-537-5495 www.csub.edu/coe/cg/ucdd/index.html Services families and children with autism in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Provides supplemental services once weekly to children and parents. Services include direct instruction to children to increase socialization, communication and appropriate behaviors, support activities for parents and siblings, instruction for improved parenting, and activities to enhance the cooperation of schools and agencies that serve children enrolled in Center programs (description taken from CSUSB website). Inland Counties Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities (IRC) P.O. Box 6127, San Bernardino, CA 92412 909-890-3000 www.inlandrc.org irclibrarian@yahoo.com Regional Centers are community-based, private, non-profit agencies which help people with a developmental disability obtain services and supports that enhance quality of life and increase independence, inclusion, and normalization (description taken from IRC website). Information also available in Spanish. M.I.N.D. Institute Medical Investigation of Neurological Disorders UC Davis Medical Center 4860 Y Street, Room 3020, Sacramento, CA 95817 888-883-0961 www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute A research organization working to identify the causes of various disabilities and develop better treatments for neuro-developmental disorders that affect children, including autism. 3
  4. 4. Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org Dedicated to funding global bio-medical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism and to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society (description from Autism Speaks website). This organization raises funds to support their goals. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) P.O. Box 1492, Washington, D.C. 20013-1492 800-695-0285 nichcy@aed www.nichcy.org Provides information on various disabilities that affect infants, toddlers, children and youth. Also informs families on laws that have been enacted to protect these groups. Information available in Spanish and English. The Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) P.O.Box 22010, Santa Ana, CA, 92702-2010 714-796-5100 www.rcocdd.com Regional Center of Orange County,within the spirit and mandate of the Lanterman Act, assist persons with developmental disabilities, and their families, in securing and coordinating those services and supports which maximize opportunities and choices for living, working, learning and recreating in the community and which result in consumer satisfaction and quality services which stress human dignity and openness to innovation (description taken from RCOC website). The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) 20 West Susquehana Avenue # 210, Baltimore, MD 21204 410-828-8274 www.tash.org TASH is an international membership association leading the way for inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. TASH members are people with disabilities, family members, fellow citizens, advocates and professionals working together to create change and build capacity so that all people, no matter their perceived level of disability are included in all aspects of society (description from TASH website). TACA (Talk About Curing Autism Now) Southern California Support Group www.tacanow.org 4
  5. 5. Email: Tami Duncan tacainlandempire@aol.com Meetings held in Corona on the third Saturday of every month. Unlocking Autism P.O. Box 237, Walker, Louisiana 70785 225-665-7270 www.unlockingautism.org Provides a national call center 866-366-3361 and operates as a lobbying group on behalf of children with autism. Also teaches community leaders how to grow a grass-roots autism movement. WORLD TOURS TECHNIQUES 119 Muerdago Rd. Topanga, CA 90290 (Serve the Los Angeles area) 310-455-2505 World Tours Techniques offers an innovative and effective system of learning for autistic and ADHD children and adults as well as in-home sessions. Services include early intervention, education (pre-school through 8th grade), academic support/tutoring, consulting, social skills, family education and participation, music training and therapy, and coordination exercises. This organization focuses on children and adults of all ages with Autism, Asperger’s, PDD, and ADHD. Contact Information: Suzanne Alexander, Co-Founder B.M., University of Southern California M.M., The Juilliard School Carol M. Smith, Co-Founder M.Ed., Educational Therapy, Cal State Univ., Northridge M.F.A., Creative Writing, Arizona State University 5
  6. 6. Asperger’s Syndrome ASPEN of America, Inc. More Advanced Autistic People (MAAP) PO Box 524, Crown Point, IN 46307 219-662-1311 Email: chart@netnitco.net www.asperger.org A national non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of more advanced individuals of autism and asperger’s syndrome (description from ASPEN website). Also distributes several publications on autism and asperger’s syndrome. This website is presented through More Advanced Autistic People (MAAP). ASLearningAtHome www.onelist.com/community/ASLearningAtHome Website for families interested in home-schooling children on the autism spectrum. AS- and-Proud-of-it AS-and-proud-of-it-subscribe@onelist.com http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AS-and-Proud-of-it A yahoo autism support group that allows for sharing and encouragement among participants. Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (O.A.S.I.S.) www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger Provides resources for families, educators and friends or individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Orange County Asperger’s Disorder Support Group I-HOP Restaurant, 5301 University Drive, Irvine, CA, 92612 714-612-8502 http://aspergers.meetup.com Meetings allow adults, parents and children who are impacted by Asperger’s Syndrome, atusim or PDD-NOS to interact and gain support. ShadowSyndromeKids www.onelist.com/community/ShadowSyndromeKids A group website for parents who have kids with MILD forms of disabilities on the autism spectrum. 6
  7. 7. Autism-General Websites www.autisminfo.com Website provides information on upcoming conferences, current news and links to other autism related resources. www.autismlink.com Provides parents of children with autism other mentor parents. Website hosts a discussion board as well as audio talks about autism and links to other helpful resources such as advocacy rights. www.autismmedia.org Provides video interviews with top researchers and doctors in the field of autism. www.autism-pdd.net Provides information regarding autism, diagnosis, resources and support groups. www.autism-resources.com Provides links to other autism websites and advice to parents with children on the autism spectrum. www.autismspeaks.org www.autismtoday.com Provides resources such as job listings and recreational activities. Website allows members to post questions to specific experts within the autism field. Also provides information on upcoming conferences and workshops, including some online conferences. www.danasview.net/index.htm Parent with Asperger’s Syndrome and a child diagnosed with autism created the website to disseminate information to other families. http://Home.sprynet.com/~schafer The Schafer Autism Report provides the latest information on autism. www.maapservices.org Allows user to find Autism resources in their community. Provides user with links to research legal educational rights of children with Autism. 7
  8. 8. www.stanswartz.com Autism Research Group-Stanley Swartz, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Special Education Department, CSU, San Bernardino. Autism Research Group is a partnership of parents of children with autism and professionals from a wide variety of disciplines involved in research and program development in special education. Site includes a message board. www.togetherforautism.org www.wrongplanet.net Website provides an arena for individuals on the autism spectrum to communicate with each other. 8
  9. 9. Assistive Technology California Assistive Technology System (CATS) California Department of Rehabilitation 830 K Street, Room 102, Sacramento, CA 94244 800-390-2699 www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/astvtech.asp Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology Rancho Los Amigos, National Rehabilitation Center 11601 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242 562-401-6800 www.rancho.org Community Actively Living Independent & Free 849 S Broadway, Suite M-100 Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 627-0535 www.calif-ilc.org Dynavox 2100 Wharton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 888-697-7332 www.dynavoxsys.com Produces augmentative and alternative communicative devices for people with speech disabilities. Provides 24-7 tech support. Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) 100 W. Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805 714- 533-TASK www.taskca.org Provides parent training and information for interested parties in early intervention practices. Provides information in Spanish. 9
  10. 10. Legal Rights/Advocates/Attorneys Access Center for Education (ACA) sadtoglad.org 949-370-1186 Provides education and advocacy to parents with children enrolled in schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County School Districts. ADA Home Page www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm Government website that provides info. on the Americans with Disabilities Act and links to publication about ADA. Behavior Intervention Developmental Services (BIDS) 1425 West Foothill # 240, Upland, CA 91786 909-981-4433 Organization that assists parents in IEP meeting and provides help for in-home programs. California Dept. of Education, Specialized Programs 1430 North Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se 800-926-0648 Weekdays 9-4 PM Provides information on special education current issues, family resources, laws, and services. Includes downloadable information on parent’s rights and a detailed description of ensuring special needs students are receiving the programs and services they need. Includes a phone line to provide assistance on information and resources for families, educators, and advocates. California State government legislative site : www.leginfo.ca.gov Community Access Center (ACESS) 6848 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150, Riverside, CA 92506 951-274-0358 www.ilcac.org The mission of Community Access Center is to empower persons with disabilities to control their own lives, create an accessible community and advocate to achieve complete social, economic, and political integration (description from ACESS website). Developmental Disabilities Area Board #11 (Orange County) 2000 E. Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-558-4404 Email: ab11@scdd.ca.gov One of thirteen board offices of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. 10
  11. 11. Developmental Disabilities Area Board #12 (Riverside, San Bernardino) 13800 Heacock Street, Suite 130, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 800-962-8073 or 909-782-3226 Email: ace.atkinson@scdd.ca.gov One of thirteen board offices of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) 2001 Center Street, Third Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704-1204 www.dralegal.org A non-profit legal group focused on protecting and advancing the rights of the disabled Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) 2212 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 510-644-2555 www.dredf.org A civil rights law and policy center composed of people with disabilities and families of people with disabilities. The goal of this organization is to provide legal advocacy, training, education, and to help shape the public policy debate for the benefit of the people with disabilities. Findlaw http://findlaw.com Legal resource website with information on attorneys (sorted by practice area and location), laws, and other basic legal information. Inland Counties Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities (IRC) 674 Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408 P.O. Box 6127, San Bernardino, CA 62412-6127 909-890-3000 www.inlandrc.org Serves individuals with disabilities and provides a consumer service coordinator to families. Also contains a section where questions may be submitted to IRC staff. National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) 560 Sylvan Avenue, Engelwood Cliffs, NJ 07632 800-431-2804 www.nosscr.org The NOSSCR provides advocacy for those who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income 11
  12. 12. Office of Clients Rights' Advocacy (OCRA) 3602 Inland Empire Blvd C-100, Ontario, CA 91764-4924 (800-390-7032 emergency) www.pai-ca.org/OCRA OCRA is a statewide office run by Protection & Advocacy, Inc. through a contract with the California Dept. of Developmental Services. OCRA employs a Clients Rights' Advocate at each regional center. The CRA is a person trained to help protect the rights of people with developmental disabilities. (Description from OCRA website). Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (PAI) So. Calif. Office 3580 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA 90010 800-776-5746 www.pai-ca.org Informs, trains, and advocates for people with disabilities. Also provides information in multiple languages. Special Needs Advocate for Parents 11835 W. Olympic Blvd., #465 Los Angeles, CA 90064 888-310-9889 www.snapinfo.org Support website for parents of children with special needs that provides resources to education parents on issues such as medical insurance, estate planning, and community resources. TASH 29 West Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204 410-828-8274 www.tash.org The focus of TASH is to create inclusive communities and environments for people with disabilities. TASH is a non-profit organization whose members aim to impact public policy to benefit people with special needs. Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) 100 West Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805 714-533-8275 www.taskca.org A non-profit organization that provides training, resources, referrals, and awareness of community programs to persons with disabilities, their families, and educators. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 12
  13. 13. United Advocates for the Children of California Riverside County Mental Health, Indio, CA 92201 760-863-8601 www.uacc4families.org A non-profit organization serving youth with serious emotional disturbances. This website provides support, resources, and information about becoming a member of UACC. Disability Rights Legal Center 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Main info: (213) 736-1031 www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org Formerly known as the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, this organization, which is located at Loyola Law School, provides legal services for people with disability rights Woodsmall Law Group www.woodsmalllawgroup.com 2600 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Marino, CA 91108 626-440-0028 Specializes in protecting and advancing the rights of children with disabilities in areas related to access in the community and educational system. Wrightslaw www.wrightslaw.com 804-257-0857 Provides thousands of articles and free resources regarding special education. Informs parents on special education laws and provides trainings around the country. Special Education Attorneys Ellen Scott Elliott Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann, and Girard, A Law Corporation 1675 Chester Avenue Suite 320, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 864-3800 www.kmtg.com Gregory A. Muir The Law Offices of Young Woldridge LLP 1800 30th Street, Fourth Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 327-9661 www.youngwooldridge.com 13
  14. 14. Patrick J. Balucan Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Diane Beall Rolen Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Robin J. Champlin Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Karen E. Gilyard Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Carlos M. Gonzalez Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Scott K. Holbrook Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Sherianne Laba Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com 14
  15. 15. Elizabeth P. Lind Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Sukhbinder K. Sandhu Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Justin R. Shinnefield Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo, A Professional Corporation 17871 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 653-3200 www.aairr.com Vivian McPayah-Obiamalu Law Office of Vivian McPayah-Obiamalu 13831 Roswell Avenue, Suite I, Chino, CA 91710 (909) 548-3498 www.vmcpobilaw.com Bryan G. Martin De Goede, Dunne and Martin, A Professional Corporation 1725 N. Fine Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 251-6100 www.ddmattorneys.com Constance M. Taylor Law Offices of Margaret A. Chidester & Associates 17762 Cowan, First Floor Irvine, CA 92624 (949) 474-5040 Lance Russell Of Counsel to Sayar, Czarowski, Fausto, LLP 350 Second Street, Suite 5, Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 948-6114 Allison Sayar Sayar, Czarowski, Fausto, LLP 350 Second Street, Suite 5, Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 948-6114 15
  16. 16. Maria E. Gless Best, Best, and Krieger, LLP 3750 University Avenue, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1028, Riverside, CA 92502 (951) 686- 1450 www.bbklaw.com Cathy S. Holmes Best, Best, and Krieger, LLP 3750 University Avenue, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1028, Riverside, CA 92502 (951) 686- 1450 www.bbklaw.com Jan K. Damesyn Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard, A Law Corporation 400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 321-4555 www.kmtg.com Martin F. Fine Best, Best, and Krieger, LLP 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1650, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 325-4000 www.bbklaw.com Dianne Marshall-Freeman Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard, A Law Corporation 400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 321-4555 www.kmtg.com Anne M. Sherlock Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard, A Law Corporation 400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 321-4555 www.kmtg.com James E. Dunn Law Offices of James Dunn 550 West C. Street, Suite 1960, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-5338 16
  17. 17. Christina Dyer Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff and Holtz, A Professional Corporation 2488 Historic Decatur Road, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 232- 3122 www.stutzartiano.com John E. Hyashida Parker & Covert LLP East Building, Suite 204, 17862 East Seventeenth Street, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 573-0900 www.parkercovert.com Joyce E. Paul Parker & Covert LLP East Building, Suite 204, 17862 East Seventeenth Street, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 573-0900 www.parkercovert.com Dianne M. Willis Parker & Covert LLP East Building, Suite 204, 17862 East Seventeenth Street, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 573-0900 www.parkercovert.com Douglas Jacobs The Law Office of Douglas Jacobs 410 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 224, Vista, CA 92081 (760) 295-2255 www.thejacobslawoffice.com 17
  18. 18. Diagnosis/Healthcare Diagnosis/Medical Bright Minds Institute 814 South Westgate, Los Angeles CA, 90049 310-820-1084 www.brightmindsinstitute.com Specializes in the diagnosis of Autism and treatment through individualized programs California Children Services (CCS) Riverside Location 10769 Hole Avenue, Suite 220, Riverside, CA 92505 909-358-5401 www.rivcoph.org/cms/ccs.htm Orange Location 200 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92701 714-347-0300 www.ochealthinfo.com/Public/ccs CCS is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized by the program. Services can be authorized for children and young adults under 21 years of age who have eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all of part of their care. CCS defineseligibility and selects the most qualified professionals to treat their child’s CCS- eligible condition. However, it is important to know that CCS is not a health insurance program. It will not meet all of your child’s health needs, only those related to CCS- eligible condition (description taken from Riverside CCS website). Downloadable forms and applications are found on the website. Casa Colina Dr. MargaretBauman 255 East Bonita Avenue, P.O. Box 6001, Pomona, CA 91769-6001 www.casacolina.org Provides autism-related therapies such as structured play groups, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, behavioral specialists and group meetings for parents. Children’s Hospital of San Diego Autism Intervention Center (CAIC) www.chsd.org/1810.cfm Bonnie Corbin 3020 Children's Way MC 5042San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 966-7453 Assists in comprehensive evaluations and specialized treatment plans 18
  19. 19. Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning 1346 Foothill Blvd, Suite 301, La Canada, CA 91011 818-790-1587 www.dmcdl.com Provides autism evaluation and treatment. California Department of Education Diagnostic Center Southern California 4339 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 323-222-8090 www.dcs-cde.ca.gov Provides unique assessments as requested by the school district. Recommendations from the assessment are discussed with the school district and parents. For OC Kids 1915 West Orangewood Ave, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868 (888) 962-5437 (714) 939-6118 forockids@uci.edu www.forockids.org Located at the University of California, Irvine, For OC Kids is a collaboration between UCI and CHOC. Treatment services include speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy and focus on children between the ages of 0-5. In addition, evaluations for autism are provided. Great Plains Laboratory 9335 West 75th Street, Overland, Park, KS 66204 913-341-8949 www.gpl4u.com Provides metabolic and organic acid testing believed by some to contribute to autism. A free half hour phone consultation is provided to help explain results. Inland Counties Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities (IRC) 674 Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408 909-890-3000 www.inlandrc.org Provides diagnosis and assessment. Also includes locations of various centers throughout the Inland Empire. Loma Linda University, Division of Child Neurolgy, Department of Pediatrics Loma Linda, CA 909-799-3383 www.llu.edu/llumc/neurology/pedsfaculty.html Provide assessments for autism and treatment strategies. 19
  20. 20. Dr. Susan Schmidt-Lackner (DAN Doctor) Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Neuro-psychiatric Institute and Medical Director of the Early Childhood Autism Program. 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759 310-825-0706 Dr. Bob Sears (DAN doctor) 655 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673 949-493-5437 dreasrs@asksears.com Tarjan Center at UCLA 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 3302, Los Angeles, CA 90095 310-8225-0171 MForgacs@mednet.ucla.edu Evaluates and provides consultation and behavior supports to families and professionals. Local Dentists (The list of local dentists is from the Coachella Valley Autism Society of America’s resource directory. The dentists listed below were recommended to the ASA by local parents of children with autism.) Dr. Gary U. Okamoto General Pediatric Dentist 77-564 Country Club Drive #190A, Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-360-0622 Dr. Perri Putrasahan Dentist & General Anesthesiologist 160 Luring, Suite F, Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-2503 Redlands Dental Surgery Center Dr. Russell O. Seheult, DDS, FADSA (Director) 1180 Nevada Street, Suite 100, Redlands, CA 92374 760-335-0474 Dr. Robert Karl 42-500 Bob Hope Drive, Suite A, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-568-2797 Treats special needs patients ages 15 and older. 20
  21. 21. Local Doctors Please note: As with the local dentists, the doctors listed here are known for having some experience with children with autism; however, what works for one family may not work for another. Dr. Alan Alexander Pediatrician 74075 El Paseo, Suite A-7, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-340-5437 Dr. Alan S. Coit Pediatrician 39300 Bob Hope Drive # B1108, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-340-4621 Dr. Christopher Russell Adult & Adolescent Psychiatrist 760-568-1799 71650 Sahara Road, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Dr. Daniel J. Fitzgerald III Psychiatrist 760-341-8878 ext. 115 72624 El Paseo # C1, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Dr. Edith Gonzalez Family Practice 47250 Washington Street Suite A, La Quinta, CA 922 760-771-9437 Dr. Edwin I. Roth Psychiatrist 74333 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-341-4642 Dr. Ernesto Millan Pediatrician 39000 Bob Hope Drive # K211, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-776-5620 Dr. Geller Psychiatrist 555 Tachevah, Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-4478 21
  22. 22. Dr. Gina Davis (DAN Doctor) Chiropractor 4050 Airport Center Drive Suite G, Palm Springs, CA 760-320-1956 Dr. Ihor A. Galarnyk Psychiatrist 42700 Bob Hope Drive # 308, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-341-8341 Dr. Michael Galanis Psychiatrist Morongo Basin Counseling & Recovery Center 55475 Santa Fe Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 760-365-3022 Dr. Priscilla Slagle (DAN doctor) Holistic Physician 946 Avenida Palos Verdes, Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-323-4259 www.thewayup.com Dr. Richard Torban Psychiatrist 72624 El Paseo # C1, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-341-8878 22
  23. 23. Infant & Toddler Programs ABI - Autism Behavior Intervention, Inc. www.autismbehaviorintervention.com 15910 Ventura Blvd., Suite 101, Encino, CA 91436 818-501-3615 Provides assessment and one on one interventions for children ages 12 months through 8 years using ABA-based discrete trial and natural environment training. Autism Spectrum Therapies www.autismtherapies.com Los Angeles Country 6001 Bristol Parkway, Suite 200Culver City, CA 90230 310-641-1100 Orange County 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite H11Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-641-1120 San Gabriel Country Autism Spectrum Therapies411 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202Arcadia, CA 91006 626-446-1101 Provides in home intervention in the areas of communication, social skills and play therapy for the ages of 0-4 years. Serves the areas of Los Angeles County, Orange Country, San Gabriel Country. California Dept. of Developmental Services earlystart@dds.ca.gov 800-515-2229 Provides evaluative and appropriate intervention assistance for qualified children from birth to 36 months. Casa Colina Dr. MargaretBauman 255 East Bonita Avenue, P.O. Box 6001, Pomona, CA 91769-6001 www.casacolina.org Provides autism-related therapies such as structured play groups, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, behavioral specialists and group meetings for parents. Children's Autism Intervention Center (CAIC) autismservices@chsd.org San Diego, CA 92123 858- 966-7453 Provides training and assistance for parents, caregivers, and professionals as well as service to children with autistic spectrum disorders. 23
  24. 24. Early Start Family Resource Network Inland Counties Regional Center P.O. Box 6127, San Bernardino, CA 92412 800-974-5553 Early intervention services through the Department of Education that may include, but are not limited to assistive technology, family training, assessment, respite services, and speech and language services. Early Head Start Riverside County Office of Education Attention: Infant Circle P.O. Box 868, Riverside, CA 92502 951-683-0112 Focuses on the cognitive and social/emotional growth of infants and toddlers from ages 0-36 months. In addition, trainings are provided for families. 24
  25. 25. Learning/Speech/Sensory Materials Autism Coach www.autismcoach.com Offers products, software and information for children on the autism spectrum. Autism Teaching Tools www.autismteachingtools.com Provides information on a variety of issues related to autism such as behavior issues, play, toys and games, education guides and videos. Appropriate for parents and teachers. Baby BumbleBee 1-888-984-5500 www.babybumblebee.com Sells vocabulary building videos specifically for children with autism. Beyond Play 1-877-428-1244 www.beyondplay.com Provides early intervention products for young children with special needs that includes products such as play toys, oral motor activities, furniture and books. Childswork / Childsplay Center for Applied Psychology, Inc. 800-962-1141 www.childswork.com Products developed for therapy and classroom settings focusing on behavioral, social and emotional aspects for children. CM School Supplies 800-625-4336 www.cmschoolsupplies.com Provides a variety of educational toys. Creative Communicating 435-645-7737 www.creativecommunicating.com Catalog available for downloading. Different Roads to Learning 800-853-1057 www.difflearn.com Different resources for children with autism. Most products stem from an applied behavioral analysis approach. 25
  26. 26. Dis-Abilities Online www.disabilities-online.com An internet directory of information concerning all aspects of disabilities, broken down into categories. Discount School Supply www.discountschoolsupply.com Provides low price early childhood educational products. Don Johnston, Inc. P.O. Box 639, Wauconda, IL 60084 800-999-4660 www.donjohnston.com Provides literacy techniques through computer software that is available for in home or classroom use. Do2Learn www.do2learn.com Sells products and provides downloads for educational activities. Earobics- Cognitive Concepts www.cogcon.com A computer reading program emphasizing phonic skills and language comprehension for children ages 4-10. Riverdeep www.riverdeep.net Provides a variety of educational products. Elliecards- Early Learning Images www.elliecards.com/ An augmentative communication system using pre-printed picture cards. Pictures are realistic and laminated. Fast ForWord- Scientific Learning Corp. www.scientificlearning.com Provides intensive reading programs for various grade levels available on the internet and CD-ROM. Greenhouse Publications www.greenhousepub.com Develops interactive reading books and communication cards that can be used with augmentative communication systems. 26
  27. 27. Harcourt Assessments www.harcourtassessments.com Multiple assessments available to assess academic performance, psychological characteristics and talents. Assessment products. IntelliTools, Inc. www.intellitools.com Software available for students in K-8 who use assistive technology, are on an IEP, are English language learners or need extra educational support. Kaplan www.kaplanco.com Produces products that promote early childhood development through play. Lakeshore Learning Materials www.lakeshorelearning.com A variety of educational activities geared toward elementary school students. Laureate Learning Systems www.llsys.com Laureate produces special needs software that focuses on cause and effect, turn-taking, vocabulary, syntax, cognition, auditory processing and reading. Lingui Systems www.linguisystems.com Founded by speech and language pathologists, LinguiSystems produces materials for specific disabilities that promote language skills, mathematics abilities, reading, problem solving and memory. Mayer-Johnson Co. www.mayerjohnson.com Provides picture communication systems. A product search guide allows users to search products based on theme, developmental stage and learning category. Mobile Thinking, LLC www.mobilethinking.com Produces software program that records and reports discrete trial information. NASCO Special Education Instructional Supplies www.enasco.com Online catalog that provides a variety of products such as special education, health care, and nutrition products. 27
  28. 28. PCI Educational Publishing, Inc. www.pcicatalog.com PCI materials support secondary and special education students. Play with a purpose 888-330-1826 www.pwaponline.com Play With a Purpose offers high-quality early childhood education resources and school supplies, including playground equipment, active play products, arts and crafts, literacy, math, and furniture to professionals at preschools, daycares, and other early learning facilities (description taken from website). Pocket Full of Therapy 800-PFOT-124 www.pfot.com Occupational therapists began this product that provides pediatric and school-based products. Pyramid Educational Consultants 226 West Park Place, Suite 1, Newark, DE 19711 888-732-7462 www.pecs.com www.pyramidproducts.com Develops products for augmentative communication systems. The Picture Exchange Communication System was developed by this company. Sensory Comfort www.sensorycomfort.com Items are sold for children who have sensory processing differences. Southpaw Enterprises www.southpawenterprises.com/ Southpaw manufactures sensory integration, developmental products and pediatric therapy equipment. Special Kids, Inc. www.specialkids1.com Provides speech and skill development resources. SporTime-Abilitations and Integrations www.abilitations.com www.integrationscatalog.com Develops products that address the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education, adapted physical education, home use and school. 28
  29. 29. Super Duper Publications www.superduperinc.com www.thinkingpublications.com Fun and creative educational materials with a large focus on speech and language products. The Disability Link Barn www.accessunlimited.com/links.html Provides links on various disabilities. The Reading Program www.thereadingprogram.com Multi-sensory strategies used in The Reading Program help students with various disabilities. Learning Fundamentals www.learningfundamentals.com Sells programs for aimed to improve attention, language and speech. Materials are also available in Spanish. 29
  30. 30. Publications/Booklists/Newsletters “Autism-Asperger’s Digest” 800-489-0727 www.autismdigest.com Published bi-monthly by Future Horizons and provides reports from specialists in the field and offers tips that can immediately implemented. A one-year (6 issues) subscription is $49.95. Autism News of Orange County www.autismnewsoc.org Free collaborative publication to parents and professionals dedicated to sharing research- based strategies, innovative educational approaches, best practices and experiences in the area of autism. Autism Research Institute - Publication List www.autismwebsite.com/ari/pub/pubs.htm Offers books, videos, cds and other publications for purchase as well as some free materials. Autism Research Review International Newsletter www.autismwebsite.com/ari/newsletter/subscribe Published quarterly this newsletter boasts worldwide acclaim for objectivity and thoroughness. Subscription is $18 per year and $12 per year for back copies. Autism Society of North Carolina Bookstore 919-743-0204 www.autismsociety-nc.org Has over 500 in-stock books on autism and most orders are typically received in 48 hours. “Autism Spectrum Quartely” (860) 635-2906 www.asquarterly.com Published quarterly and provides applicable commentary on current research. "Exceptional Parent" 800-247-8080 www.eparent.com Online resource that provides information and support to families and professionals of individuals with autism. 30
  31. 31. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities 800-897-3202 to place an order Peer-reviewed journal published quarterly (4 issues a year). Publishes current research highlighting issues associated with autism spectrum disorder. Future Horizons, Inc. www.futurehorizons-autism.com Books, videos, conference dates regarding autism and Asperger’s syndromes. Catalog available. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 215-625-8900 www.jkp.com Publishes diverse books including a long list of books concerning autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders (JADD) Discusses current research on autism. JADD is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly publication. Pro-Ed 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78757 800-897-3202 www.proedinc.com/idex.html Publishes a variety of products including standardized tests, curriculum, and therapy materials. Products are appropriate for special education students and early childhood. "The Special Edge" 916-492-9990 or 1-800-869-4337 www.calstat.org/specialEdge.html Published by the California Department of Education bi-monthly. Informs parents on special education issues. Resources in Special Education ("RISE") 3041 Olcott Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054 judy.bower@php.com 408-727-5775 x110 Onsite library for Parents Helping Parents that provides over 9,000 books and videos to parents. Materials must be checked out in person. The Special Needs Project - Worldwide Booklist 3463 State Street, Suite H, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 800-333-6867 www.specialneeds.com Has nearly 800 books on autism spectrum disorder. Also has books in Spanish. 31
  32. 32. Starfish Speciality Press PO Box 799 Higganum, CT 06441-0799 877-782-7347 www.starfishpress.com Publishes books related to autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Woodbine House 800-843-7323 www.woodbinehouse.com Publishes books on disabilities. 32
  33. 33. Recreation/Respite/Camps Camp Able Jenelle Nettles 858-627-9498 campable@yahoo.com A camp located in Coronado, San Diego that operates for 10 weeks each summer. Provides sailing and swimming activities for students ages 6+ with disabilities at Silver Strand State Beach. Ability First-Camp Paivika Crestline Brenda Starkins 877-338-1102 ext. 102 www.abilityfirst.org/programs/programs_camppaivika.asp Year round camp programs in the San Bernardino National Forest for kids with special needs. Camp last from 5 to 6 night and serve children, teens and adults with disabilities. Horseback riding, archery, swimming, cookouts and campfires are some of the activities campers participate in. Camp A Lot San Diego, CA 619-685-1175 One week overnight camp that offers services to children and adults with disabilities. Activities include drama, dance, backpacking, hiking, and swimming. Camp Forrest Joshua Tree, CA 760-329-6471 An overnight camp that integrates learning between children with disabilities and children without disabilities to further abilities and social skills of each. Features rock climbing/repelling, archery, and rope challenge courses Foundation for the Retarded 73-255 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-1611 Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence of persons with physical and mental challenges. Gymboree www.gymboree.com Various locations throughout the United States that provide developmental play activities for all children. 33
  34. 34. Jay Nolan Camp www.jaynolan.org/services-camp.asp Wrightwood, CA For ages 8-15. Focuses on bringing children without disabilities together in a fun and caring environment with children with disabilities. JAF Ministries Camp Murrieta, CA 818-707-5664 A camp for the entire family. Camp activities include fishing, beach area, swimming pool, tennis court, spa, coffeehouse and a 50’s style malt shop and religious worship (description taken from autismlink.com website). KidsCamps.com 877-242-9330 www.kidscamps.com/special_needs/physical_disability.html Website that provides listing of camps for kids with special needs by region of the United States and Canada. Information provided in Spanish. Kris’ Camp 801-733-0721 Email: info.kriscamp.org www.kriscamp.org Non-profit organization that provides camp for children with autism and respite for the families. In addition, a new “I Can Camp” program is less therapy-oriented and involves a 3-night stay over experience. Camp is held in the San Jacinto Mountains in Idyllwild, Southern California. My Gym Local locations in Anaheim Hills: 714-685-0400 Chino Hills: Just opening Irvine: 949-552-5446 Newport Beach: 949-261-5252 Palm Desert:760-346-6307 www.my-gym.com Age-appropriate classes for kids from 3 months to 9 years. Pegasus Riding Academy for the Handicapped 35-450-B Pegasus Court Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-772-3057 info@pegasusridingacademy.org pegasusridingacademy.org Horseback riding for children with special needs. 34
  35. 35. Surfers Healing Foundation P.O. Box 1267, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 949-492-1200 www.surfershealing.com Hosts day camps for children with autism to be exposed to surfing. United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire 760-321-8184 www.ucpie.org The Skillbuilders programs brings social groups for kids 8-18 together for social activities involving team sports, field trips and crafts. YMCA www.ymca.net Enter your zip code into the YMCA website to locate local organizations. Ask if the closest location has staff trained to work with kids with autism. 35
  36. 36. Schools/Education Assistance Academic Associates Learning Center Cliff Ponder, Founder and President 800-861-9196 www.academic-associates.com Teaches students of all ages to read. ASLearningAtHome An online group of parents who homeschool or are considering homeschooling for their children with autism. www.onelist.com/community/ASLearningAtHome AUT-2B-HOME Mailing List http://listserv.icons.org/archives/aut-2b-home.html Information about homeschooling children with autism. Californians for Inclusive Schools (CIS) www.pai-ca.org/CIS Works to influence legislation to increase accessibility to high quality, inclusive schools for children with disabilities. Circle of Inclusion www.circleofinclusion.org Discusses effective inclusion practices for children from 0-8 years. Information is also available in Spanish and in Asian languages. Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities http://members.tripod.com/~Maaja/ Can subscribe to the group to receive information on homeschooling. Personal Coaching Systems 1725 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 213-413-2807 K-12 non-public school focusing on behavioral modification through positive reinforcement. Services include speech and language training, vocational training, and counseling, 36
  37. 37. Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)3380 14th Street, P.O. Box 2800, Riverside, CA 92516-2800951-788-7142Provides local program information and referral information on the local educational agencies (LEAs). Riverside County Office of Education SELPA, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) 951-826-6551 www.valverde.edu/selpa CAC is a team of parents with special needs children who ensure their students are receiving appropriate services. Riverside County Office of Education Early Start Infant Circle Program (Designed for Birth to 3 years) 951-826-6530 Riverside County Office of Education Resource & Referral: 800-442-4927 Subsidized childcare: 888-296-5437 Sunrise School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities 13130 Burbank Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 818-781-0360 www.sunriseschool.net Provides day school for students between the ages of 5-22. Sunrise School provides a highly individual curriculum focusing on hands on learning. A central focus of the program is independent living skills training. Tobinworld 920 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 818-247-7474 and (Tobinworld II) 8256 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513 925-516-4245 Focuses on community based instruction emphasizing self-sufficiency and life skills through individualized programs. 37
  38. 38. Village Glen School 13130 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 877-994-3580 www.villageglen.org Village Glen School is an innovative, multidisciplinary and unique therapeutic day school specifically designed for children with challenges in the areas of socialization, communicative and pragmatic language development and peer relations. Many of the students served at Village Glen experience special needs associated with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, anxiety-related disorders and non-verbal learning disabilities (description taken from Village Glen School website). 38
  39. 39. Treatment Resources Auditory Integration Therapy Auditory Advantage North Hollywood, CA 91606 818-258-0032 www.auditoryadvantage.com Specializes in the use of digital audio aerobics based on the Berard Method to improve the clients of auditory discrimination sensitivities American Speech-Language Hearing Association www.asha.org Lists ASHA professionals in your area. ITS Integrated Therapy Solutions Beverly Hills, CA 90211 310-289-1157 www.itssca.com Specializes in Awake Listening Therapy for all ages Sound Listening and Learning Center Tomatis Center 200 East Del Mar Blvd, Suite 208, Pasadena, CA 91105 626-405-2386 www.soundlistening.com This location provides the Tomatis Method which uses sound to improve auditory integration/processing. Behavioral Therapy The Claremont Autism Center Claremont McKenna College 909-621-8598 Parents are trained to provide behavior intervention techniques. Social skills, motivation and speech and language skills are focused on. Autism Partnership 200 Marina Drive, Suite C, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6057 562-431-9293 www.autismpartnership.com Comprehensive program offers variety of behavioral services. 39
  40. 40. B.E.S.T. Services, Inc. 236 Jamacha Road, Suite 102, El Cajon, CA 92019 619-442-1271 www.bestautismservices.com Hands-on approach to education using ABA strategies. Behavior Frontiers 18726 S. Western Avenue, Suite 408, Gardena, CA 90248 310-856-0800 www.behaviorfronteirs.com Provides one-to-one behavioral therapy in the child’s natural setting implementing techniques such as DTT and NET to decrease maladaptive behaviors while increasing appropriate behaviors. Center for Autism and Related Disorders(CARD) 19019 Ventura Blvd, Suite 300, Tarzana, CA 91356 818-345-2345 www.centerforautism.com Treats children with autism using an ABA approach. Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) 11500 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 318, Los Angeles, CA 90064 310-914-5433 Email: info@lovaas.com www.lovaas.com The Lovaas Institute aims to teach social and play skills, pre-academic and independent skills. University Center for Developmental Disabilities (U.C.D.D.) 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407 909-537-5495 www.csusb.edu/coe/cg/ucdd Developed in collaboration between the Inland Regional Center and Cal State, San Bernardino, the UCDD supports existing programs for children with autism be providing instruction in socialization, communication, and training for families. Working With Autism, Inc. 16530 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Encino, CA 91436 818-501-4240 www.workingwithautism.com Provides assessments, direct intervention, parent and district training, parent support groups and socialization groups. 40
  41. 41. Diet & Allergy Interventions Autism Network for Dietary Intervention www.autismndi.com To help parents understand, implement and maintain dietary intervention for their autistic children (description from website). GFCF Diet http://gfcfdiet.com Gluten Free Casein Free diet. Provides a support group for parents using this dietary approach in addition to information. Internet Chat for Parents of Children of Autism http://hometown.aol.com/parentschat/myhomepage/index.html An online parent support group on Monday or Wednesday evenings that discusses the Gluten Free Casein Free diet. Kirkman Laboratories, Inc. 800-245-8282 www.kirkmanlabs.com Provides vitamins and dietary supplements that are casein and gluten free. Information on the website is available in multiple languages. The Feingold Association of the United States 800-321-3287 www.feingold.org Provides a comprehensive program for dietary management. Developmental Optometrists/Vision Therapy Dr. Anne Simpson 1131 West 6th Street, Suite 150, Ontario, CA 91762 909-986-0918 Provides evaluation and treatment of pediatric visual problems requiring glasses and/or visual therapy; specializing in helping children with visually related learning problems. Dr. Bescoby, Dr. Simonis, Sara Wayland 1420 North Claremont Blvd, Suite 209B, Claremont, CA 91711 909-621-0057 Provides pediatric vision examinations, diagnosis, management and treatment of strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (lazy eye) and visually related learning difficulties, using the latest technology for pediatric optometry including vision therapy. 41
  42. 42. Dr. Stanley Kaseno and Dr. Leanna Parisi- Eye Care Center 164 West Hospitality Lane, Suite 7, San Bernardino, CA 92408 909-885-2774 Developmental optometrists who will perform eye examinations and vision therapy. Dr. Janet Kohtz 5300 Arlington, Suite C, Riverside, CA 92504 951-689-9180 Developmental optometrist who will perform eye examinations and vision therapy: NPA. Irlen Institute 5380 Village Road, Long Beach, CA 90808 562-496-2550 IrlenInstitute@irlen.com www.irlen.com Addresses perceptual processing disorder by having individuals with autism use Irlen Colored Filters when reading. This is a patented method that reduces sensitivity to lights, glare and patterns. Social Skills Best Buddies 888-68-BUDDY (Toll Free) www.bestbuddies.org Provides a peer pal for students with developmental disabilities in middle school, high school and college. Online buddies are also provided. Carla S. Hix, Psy. D. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-602-6442 www.helpingkidsshine.com Social skills groups for ages preschool through adult. The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding 4123 Embassy Dr. SE, Kentwood, MI 49546 616-954-9747 www.thegraycenter.org Helps individuals with ASD learn to understand social equations they encounter everyday. Carol Gray developed the social strategies Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations. 42
  43. 43. Michelle Winner Speech & Language Pathologist 3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 200 San Jose, CA 95117 408-557-8595 www.socialthinking.com Speech and language pathologist with clinic providing social thinking therapy for people of all ages with social thinking deficits. Presents information on social thinking to various school districts and has published a social thinking curriculum. Speech & Occupational Therapy Brain Gym International (800) 356-2109 www.braingym.org/usa.html Provides a listing of providers in CA. This therapy attempts to encourage cognition through bodily movement. California Hawaii Elks Project A charitable organization serving children with disabilities since 1950 (description taken from website). Palm Springs Lodge No. 1905 (760) 328-3512 palmsprings.elkslodge@gte.net Temecula Valley Lodge No. 2801 (951) 695-7470 joogrant@aol.com The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) 28991 Old Town Front Street, #208 Temecula, CA 92590 (858) 278-6603 www.centerforautism.com Provides treatment to children on the autism spectrum. Speech and language therapists are on staff to provide training to parents. Childrens Learning Connection Inc. Fountain Valley, CA 92708 714-965-2324 www.childrenslearningconnection.com Specializes in Speech and Occupational therapy based on up-to-date research. 43
  44. 44. Coast Music Therapy San Diego, CA 92192 858-453-5211 www.coastmusictherapy.com Provides educational and after school programs for children in preschool through grade 12 focusing on improving the clients musical and performance ability. Creative Communication Counseling Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.241.8815 www.creative-slp.com Family focused speech therapy given in private and public settings. Jana Holmer 225 S Civic Drive #2-17, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 404-7938 Provides speech pathology services. Mavis Johnson, O.T. 30137 Mira Loma Drive, Temecula, CA 92592 951-693-4787 Let’s Communicate, Inc. Marcey Utter, Speech/language Pathologist 79-440 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 113, La Quinta, CA 92253 760-574-6157 Pediatric speech, language and social skills therapy practice (resource from the Coachella Valley Autism Society of America resource guide). Loma Linda University Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation Department 11406 Loma Linda Drive, Loma Linda, CA 92354 909-558-6144 www.llu.edu/lluhc/rehabilitation/rehab.html Physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and occupational therapy services are available. Judy Morgan 77564 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert 92211 (760) 772-7545 Speech and Language Pathologist 44
  45. 45. Playworks Center for Development 112 11th Street, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 792-0543 Provides speech pathology services. Rolling Start 609 North Lemon Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 984-0469 An independent living center that provides services to adults. Scottish Rite Center 4400 N. Varsity Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92407 (909) 887-4415 Provides speech pathology services. Sensory Integration International The Ayres Clinic 2340 Plaza Del Amo Suite 235, Torrance, CA 90501 310-787-8805 www.sensoryint.com/california.html Provides assessments, evaluations, consultations, sensory integration home programs and current information on sensory intergration. Speech and Language Development Center 8699 Holder Street, Buena Park, CA 90620 714-821-3620 www.sldc.net/buenapark Services provided for children between 6 months and 21 years. Speech and language, counseling, occupational and physical therapy services are available. University of Redlands- Truesdail Speech Center 1200 East Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373-0999 909-335-4061 www.redlands.edu Evaluates individual and designs program for speech services. Yucca Valley Therapy Group 56299 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 (760) 369-1743 Provides physical therapy and speech pathology services. 45
  46. 46. Dr. Stanley Greenspan (FloorTime and DIR) 4938 Hampden Lane, Ste. 229, Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-2348 www.stanleygreenspan.com Handle Institute Casey Family Building 1300 Dexter Avenue North, Ste. 110, Seattle, WWA 98109 206-204-6000 www.handle.org Holistic treatment without drugs for autism, ADD, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome. Playworks Kelli Wilms M.S. CCC-SLP 112 Eleventh Street, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 792-0543 kelli@playworks.cc Trained clinicians provide therapy in Dr. Greenspan’s Floor Time model. The Music Therapy Center of California(MTCCA) Julie Guy, MT-BC & Angela Neve, MT-BC, Directors PO Box 710772 San Diego, CA 92171-0772 877-620-7688 Email: info@themusictherapycenter.com www.themusictherapycenter.com Professionals are credentialed music therapists who use music as a strategy to achieve a variety of goals. TEACCH (Structured Teaching) The University of NC at Chapel Hill 310 Medical School Wing E CB # 7180, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-718 919-966-2174 Email: TEACCH@unc.edu www.teach.com The Division for Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children. Provides structured teaching systems based on common characteristics of learners with autism. 46
  47. 47. Autism Family Resources ALMA Family Services 9140 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera, California 90660 562-801-4626 www.almafamilyservices.org Various programs offered include after school programs, swimming, and a bilingual staff that offers family and peer support groups Family Resource Network 1855 South Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-3426 800-974-5553 www.virutallodi.com/families/frcn.html Provides information and support to families of children with disabilities. Parent representatives are available to help families access services and resources within their communities. Parents Helping Parents (PHP) 3041 Olcott Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054 408-727-5775 x160 www.php.com Provides online resources, programs and an event calendar to promote parent education and access to services. Information also available in Japanese and Spanish. Parental Stress Hotline CHILD HELP USA HOTLINE- 24 HR. 800-422-4453 Counseling and referrals available in 140 languages. 24-hour crisis telephone assistance for persons under stress. Telephone counseling primarily, but can also provide home visiting programs and respite care. 47

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