Special Needs Resource List Imperial Valley

AREAS OF NEED – IMPERIAL VALLEY

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ADVOCACY

Law Offices of Victoria Vasquez Ikerd-Schreiter
Bilingual, affordable, special education advocacy, IEP, IPP and IFSP representation from a parent of two children with special needs.
858-429-9355

www.ikerdschreiter.com

Marcus Family Law Center, PLC
Expert representation in divorce, custody and support, bankruptcy, estate planning and immigration for San Diego and Imperial Counties.
732 State St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-2800


www.barefootlawyer.com

 

BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Alvaro Camacho, MD
Psychiatric services provided by a bilingual doctor who specializes in underserved populations and collaboration with university studies.
2417 Marshall Ave. #4
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-2725


www.drcamacho.org

The Arc of Imperial County
Offers behavioral programs, adult day and development programs, and an activity center for all ages.
398 E Ross Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-0180


www.arciv.org

Bernardo Ng, M.D.
Bilingual psychiatrist with a neurologic specialty.
2417 Marshall Ave. #1
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-0160
www.sunvalleyvb.com

California Psychcare
Now under 360 Behavioral Health, provides behavioral services for children and adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
1603 W Main St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
833-227-3454
www.360behavioralhealth.com

Explorer Development Center
Provides individual ABA, OT, PT and speech therapies to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disorders in the child’s home, community, or school.
858-381-7721
www.explorerdevelopmentcenter
.com

Fred Finch Youth Center/CARES
ABA therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum.
1413 W State St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-592-0088
www.fredfinch.org

Gabriel Lamb, LCSW, LPCC
Cognitive behavioral therapy services from a clinical social worker and therapist with expertise in psychiatric disorders.
1073 Ross Ave. #C 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-355-2725
www.gabriellamb.com

Helping Children Achieve Therapies, LLC
In-home, ABA therapy for children diagnosed with Autism.
760-919-2100

www.helpingchildrenachieve.com

Home of Guiding Hands Counseling and Support Services
Broad range of counseling services including group, individual, and family therapy.
1908 Friendship Dr. 
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services
Provides assessment, therapy, behavioral intervention and crisis intervention for children with mental health needs.
202 N 8th St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
442-265-1525


www.co.imperial.ca.us

Imperial Valley Behavioral Health Services
Complete child and adolescent outpatient mental health services, including a wrap-around program for ages 14 and up, and a First Aid mental health program for teachers.
Various locations
800-817-5292
www.co.imperial.ca.us/behavioralhealth

Joan Tyler, MFT
Cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling services.
300 S Imperial Ave. #7
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-6302

Motiva Associates
ABA behavioral services, parent support services and training.
410 South 4th St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-8500


www.motivaassociates.com

Peter DiManno, LCSW
Therapy for individuals, couples and families.
1053 N Imperial Ave. #205
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-4773


www.elcentrotherapy.com

Son Shine Counseling Center
Counseling, and behavioral support services.
1073 Ross Ave. #C 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-540-4335


www.son-shine-counseling.com

Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center
Assessment, diagnosis, counseling and treatment plans for children with mental health challenges.
2417 Marshall Rd. #1 
Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-0161


www.sunvalleyb.com

 

DENTAL HEALTH

Clay Nichols, D.D.S.
Preventive pediatric dentistry focused on calm and kind cleanings and education.
508 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-4444


www.claynichols.dds.com

Karson Kupiec Orthodontics
Pediatric preventive care and orthodontics.
502 W Aten Rd. #102
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-545-4149
www.drkupiec.com

Khorsand Dental Group
Pediatric preventive care, orthodontics and oral surgery.
2026 N Imperial Ave. #B 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-394-3082


www.drkhorsand.com

 

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY ASSESSMENT AND COORDINATION

Betty Jo McNeese Receiving Home
Health Department and medical provider assess children and youth for developmental delay; children with complex medical problems are referred to specialists.
315 W McCabe Rd. 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-339-6264
www.co.imperial.ca.us

Family Resource Centers
Calexico/Niland
Intake assessment, medication support services and a variety of therapies for people with mental health diagnoses.
www.imperial.networkofcare.org

FACT Center–El Centro Elementary School District
Developmental screenings for kids 0-5, mental health services, resources and coordination of support systems for families.
1256 Broadway
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-5712


www.ecesd.org

San Diego Regional Center–Imperial County
Assessment, intake and service coordination for people with disabilities.
512 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-8383
www.sdrc.org

 

EDUCATION

Home of Guiding Hands Early Childhood Development Program
Therapeutic and educational early intervention for children 0-3 with developmental delays.
1908 Friendship Dr. 
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

Imperial County SELPA
Umbrella entity for the provision of special education programs and services for all identified children 0-22.
1398 Sperber Rd. #D
El Centro, CA 92243
760-312-6464
www.icoe.org/selpa

Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children (IVCEC)
Programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities including infants and toddlers, D/HH, and the visually impaired, as well as nursing, speech and therapy services in the ICSD.
1528 S Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-312-6630


www.ivcec.org

Imperial Valley College Early Childhood Education Department
Program for children 0-5, including a developmental preschool and infant/toddler center.
380 E Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
760-352-8320
www.imperial.edu

Sunny Days Early Childhood Program
Developmental intervention and therapy services for children ages 0-3 including assessment and occupational, physical and speech therapies.
300 S Imperial Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-679-0540
www.sunnydays.com

 

GENERAL HEALTH

ABC Pediatrics Medical Group, Inc.
Provides accessible healthcare to Imperial Valley babies, children and adolescents, and a Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) up to age 21.
702 Wake Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-7216


www.abcpediatrician.com

Clinica del Salud del Pueblo
Five bilingual family health clinics.
651 Wake Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-2257


www.cdsdp.org

Mizra Baig, MD
Pediatrician accepts 12 different insurance carriers.
1560 S Imperial Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-0581

Imperial Valley Child Asthma Program (IVCAP)
Asthma management education, home visits and indoor environmental control.
1600 S Imperial Ave. #2
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-482-0978

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group
Full spectrum of medical needs, including neurology.
1503 N Imperial Ave. #105
 El Centro, CA 92243

Imperial Valley Public Health Departmen
Provides clinic and free and low-cost immunizations. Community health nurses provide resources for maternal, child and adolescent health.
935 Broadway
 El Centro, CA 92243
442-265-1896
www.icphd.com

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare and Specialty Cente
Complete healthcare with a variety of pediatric specialties.
751 W Legion Rd. #302
 Brawley, CA 92227
760-351-4999
www.pmhd.org

Vishwa Kapoor, MD
Pediatrician with a specialty in oncology.
1550 Pepper Dr. 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-592-4961

 

HOSPICE 

Aria Hospice
Compassionate, in-home care for people with a terminal illness.
229 S 8th St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-412-5574
www.ariahospice.com

Hospice of Imperial Valley
Bilingual, in-home care for people with a terminal illness.
137 S 8th St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
442-352-8905


www.ivhospice.org

 

HIPPOTHERAPY/THERAPEUTIC RIDING

BMB Boarding and Animals Plus
In association with CASA of Imperial County and Kiwanis Club of El Centro, this boarding stable offers horse camps and riding sessions for at-risk youth. Owner Marsha Boutwell offers PATH-certified therapeutic riding programs for children with ADHD, ASD and emotional issues.
1444 Drew Rd.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-996-4666 

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

The Arc of Imperial County
(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

Toward Maximum Independence (TMI)
Community living services include skills training, resource development, live-in companionship, and self-advocacy for adults and teens transitioning to adulthood: Independent Living and Supported Living.
1699 W Main St. #E 
El Centro, CA 92243
442-236-5034


www.tmi-inc.org

 

OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SPEECH THERAPIES

California Children’s Services/IC Public Health Dept.
Occupational and physical therapies and assessment for durable medical equipment for children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases.
935 Broadway St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
442-265-1444


www.icphd.org

Imperial Physical Therapy
Outpatient pediatric physical therapy.
1698 Cruickshank Dr. #A 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-3422


www.iptclinic.com

 

PARENT AND FAMILY RESOURCES

Amigos de Alejandro, Inc.
Serves families of children diagnosed with cancer, leukemia or blood related disorders by offering bilingual emotional support, information, food vouchers, and transportation to hospitals outside Imperial County (Rady Children’s) to receive chemotherapy or other procedures related to their diagnosis.
510 W Main St. #105
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-222-6132


www.amigosdealejandro.org

Autism Support of Imperial County
Nonprofit providing information and support to parents and professionals on Autism.
300 N Imperial Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-604-8847
www.autismofimperial.com

Children’s Foundation of the Imperial Valley
Parent organization that provides assistance to organizations and groups caring for underserved children who reside in Imperial Valley. Holds an annual race and wellness fair.
760-554-3032

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) of Imperial County SELPA
Parent advisory group unites teachers, parents, and school professionals in Imperial Valley to support the needs of students with IEPs, and communicate rights and information on district policy.
760-312-6419

www.icoe.org/selpa/community-advisory-committee

Down Syndrome Association of Imperial Valley
Provides parent-to-parent support, trainings for families, spring social, and summer activities for all.
Xochil M. Garcia
 760-355-0147
Maritza Villa
 760-482-1210
512 W. Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251

Exceptional Family Resource Center–Parent-to-Parent Support (Spanish only)
Resource center for families of children with special needs of any age.
Bertha Mendoza
 512 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-0147
www.efrconline.org

Padres en Accion
Support group that holds monthly meetings in Calexico, El Centro, Brawley and Imperial.
Maria Elena Miranda
760-344-7268

TREES (Teach, Respect, Educate, Empower Self)
Provides The Incredible Years parenting program, which helps strengthen parenting competency and encourages parent involvement at school to promote academic, social and emotional skills. Children 0-12 are grouped by age.
1265 W State St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-5703

 

RECREATION

Circle of Friends
In-school club that focuses on the acceptance of people with disabilities through relationship building with non-disabled peers.
760-960-2308
czalvalda@ecesd.org

El Centro Parks and Recreation
Offers recreational activities and summer camps for kids with special needs.
375 S 1st St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-4555


www.cityofelcentro.org

Imperial Valley Challenger Little League
Adaptive baseball program for individuals 4-22 with physical and intellectual challenges.
www.ivchallenger.com

Night to Shine Prom
In partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, a prom night experience for kids (14 & up) with special needs.
431 W Wall Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-353-7535
www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine

Odds & Ends Creative Studio
Art instruction and guitar lessons for all students.
260 S Imperial Ave. #A 
Imperial, CA 92251
760-675-5845


www.oandecreativestudio.com 

Ricochet
Indoor trampoline park and rec center offers specific play times for kids with special needs.
450 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-919-9800
www.ricochetimperial.com

Special-Ed Kids Soccer Team
Soccer team for ages 8-10.
Calexico Parents Athletic Association
805 Kemp Ct.
 Calexico, CA 92231
760-693-7093

Special Olympics of Imperial Valley
Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of events. Team sports include soccer, floor hockey, swimming and basketball.
Conrad Harrison Youth Center
750 Park Ave.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-4556
www.specialolympics.org/programs/united-states/southern-california

 

RESPITE AND SKILLED NURSING

Home of Guiding Hands Respite Program
In-home 1:1 care tailored to the needs of the individual and family to allow caregivers time for errands and self-care.
1908 Friendship Dr.
 El Cajon, CA 92020
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

 

TRANSPORTATION

IVT Access
Lift-equipped, curb-to-curb transportation for people with disabilities.
760-482-2908

www.ivtaccess.com

IVT MedTrans
Provides non-emergency transportation between services in Imperial and San Diego County medical facilities. Operates four days per week.
760-337-1766
www.ivtmedtrans.com

IVT Ride
Public transit service for people with disabilities.
760-337-1760
www.ivtride.com

 

VISION HEALTH

Advanced Eye Care
Dr. Aguilar is a bilingual, glaucoma-certified optometrist and an expert in ocular disease, hard-to-fit contact lenses, laser vision correction and pediatrics.
506 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
760-352-3505


www.stopsquinting.com

Valley Vision Care Optometry
Provides comprehensive vision care to adults and children 5 and up.
534 S 8th St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-4361

www.valleyvisioncarecenter

optometry.com

 

WORSHIP

Christ Community Church
Large church with ministries for children with special needs.
590 W Orange St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-9408


www.ccciv.org

 

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