Provides individualized, customized supports and services with functional and meaningful activities relevant to a person’s age, preferences, and culture in natural environments. Offers day program services, independent living services and 1:1 supported living services either in the client’s home or in the community.
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.
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 designed to serve families of individuals with disabilities by providing a broad continuum of information, education and support. Resource library, parent groups and referrals. Services and support in English and Spanish.
Monthly support group for Filipino-American families.
Provides support in San Diego and Imperial Counties for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families, in the form of affordable housing access, micro-enterprise job development, emergency assistance, and scholarship opportunities for students entering the DD field.
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.
Help navigate IEP process for learning disabilities.
Offers support to parents of children with special needs (preschool to high school) in San Diego County. PAT provides information, trainings, educational and emotional support to parents as they navigate their child’s rights under IDEA 2004.
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 and Instagram.
Connects families (and individuals) with disabilities to resources, services and opportunities while encouraging an inclusive community and enhancing quality of life. 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.
555 Deer Springs Rd.
San Marcos, 92069
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 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 reaching a crisis level. Assessment and intervention services provide support and inclusive programs to individuals.
Works to improve the mental health and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities of San Diego County through multicultural community counseling, addiction treatment and small business support.