Founded by award-winning speaker and author Chantal Sicile-Kira, this online source for information and training on Autism and ASD offers advice for raising children and teens with ASD and invaluable resources for the transition to adulthood.
Quarterly meetings with interesting speakers and Facebook support group for parents of children with special needs who do not know the etiology of their child’s condition or illness. Fun activities for children are available while the parents meet.
Family Support Network across the lifespan: information, resources and referrals, education and social events, advocacy and public policy initiatives. Specialized services: peer/parent support, pre/postnatal consults, family support groups (English/Spanish), social groups and lending library.
Community-based collaborative agency, staffed by parents and professionals, providing families of individuals with special needs information, education and support. Resource library, parent groups, referrals and information about court-ordered parenting classes. Services and supports are offered in English and Spanish.
Monthly support group for Filipino-American families.
Provides support in San Diego and Imperial Counties for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, in the form of affordable housing access and development when available, micro-enterprise job development and creation, emergency assistance, and scholarship opportunities for students entering the field of developmental disabilities.
Offers support services to grandparents and relatives who are raising grandchildren.
Faith-based nonprofit dedicated to growing a thriving community where families with children of all ages with special needs can get connected, be encouraged, and find hope for the road ahead through resources, events, monthly support groups and more.
Escondido, CA 92026
YMCA of San Diego County supports kinship caregivers, relatives who are raising the child of another family member through resources, case management. Support groups and respite care.
Family service programs identify and address mental health needs and alcohol and drug issues, as well as assist clients with creating healthy interpersonal relationships. Programs provide innovative, strengths-based, individualized and culturally sensitive services.
Assists parents with disabilities to learn primary care functions for their children, such as forming a parental bond, childcare, feeding, safety and emergency training, and support for doctor visits.
Nonprofit and growing network of community-based, bilingual peer support, advocacy and awareness. Puts on conferences, speaking engagements, and disability awareness events for those with physical disabilities. Connects individuals with medical supplies and equipment.
Provides San Diego County parents multiple ways to stay connected to parenting support and family fun! Free monthly magazine, website and eNewsletter offer articles and resources for camps, health, education, holidays, local activities and much more. Visit the website and stay connected through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Helps parents, caregivers and advocates in the special needs community overcome challenges by connecting people, information and resources. The foundation (in partnership with San Diego Family Magazine) publishes and distributes the annual edition of Flourishing Families and a bi-monthly eNewsletter, and offers several annual events, all free and designed for families with disabilities. Visit website to get connected.
Guides adults through the process of finding services for students and adults with developmental disabilities. Classes are available to become a qualified life coach for those with special needs for parents and professionals.
Largest provider of services to children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County, including parent/infant programs, independent living and vocational skills training, camps and recreational activities. Also a leader in government advocacy for persons with disabilities.
A licensed resource (foster) family agency providing resource family placements for youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Family focused program offers support to birth families and their children with the goal of addressing needs before they reach a crisis level. Assessment and intervention services provide the support and programs necessary to ensure that individuals receive services which promote full inclusion.