Special Needs Resource List Imperial Valley

AREAS OF NEED – IMPERIAL VALLEY

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ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT

Imperial Valley Hyundai Mobility Program
Provides up to $1,000 towards the cost of installing adaptive equipment in a new Hyundai vehicle.
634 Thomas Ln.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-289-3514
www.ivhyundai.com/Mobility-Program

RXPositive Medical Supply
Offers healthcare products and supplies: hospital beds, wheelchairs, power chairs, vehicle lifts and ramps, wound-care, ostomy, urology supplies, CPAP, portable oxygen equipment, nebulizers and orthotics. Emergency service and
repairs available.
1845 W 25th St., Yuma, AZ 85364
928-344-9301
https://rxpositive.com

ADVOCACY

California Rural Legal Assistance
Provides low-income Californians free legal services related to employment, housing, public benefits and special education. Interpretation available.
449 Broadway St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-0220
www.crla.org

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, San Diego and Imperial Chapter

Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve those with developmental disabilities.
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. #250
SD, 92108
619-688-3323
www.scdd.ca.gov

Imperial Valley People First
Offers self-advocacy, tracks legislation, holds an annual learning conference, and provides information on communicating with government offices meant to serve persons with disabilities.
619-688-3323
www.sdrc.org/index.php/self-advocacy

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

The ARC of Imperial Valley
Offers behavioral programs, adult day and development programs, and an activity center for all ages.
298 E Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-0180
www.arciv.org

California Psychcare
Now under 360 Behavioral Health, provides behavioral services for children and adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
1413 W State St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-565-2702
www.360behavioralhealth.com

Fred Finch CARES
Provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment, early intervention, ABA therapy, parent education, social skills, and individual/family therapy for those impacted by ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Treatment offered in school, in-home and clinic-based programs.
502 W Aten Rd. #105
Imperial, CA 92251
760-592-0088
www.fredfinch.org

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.
605 Wake Ave. #7
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-1500
www.guidinghands.org

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services
Provides assessment, medication support services and a variety of therapies for people with mental health diagnoses.
Resource centers in Calexico, El Centro, Winterhaven and Brawley
800-817-5292
www.bhs.imperialcounty.org

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 S Fourth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-8500
www.motivaassociates.com

Peter DiManno, LCSW
Therapy for individuals, couples
and families.
1503 N Imperial Ave. #205
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-4773
www.elcentrotherapy.com

Positive Behavior Supports Corp. (PBS)
Provides 1:1, evidence-based, ABA therapy for children (3 & up) and adults with Autism. Flexible parent training available. Serves all of Imperial County and accepts nearly all funding sources. Bilingual.
501 W Broadway #800
SD, 92101
855-832-6727 x1292
www.teampbs.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 for 5 & up. focused on calm, kind cleanings and education. PPO, No Denti-Cal.
508 W Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-4444
www.claynicholsdds.com

Karson Kupiec Orthodontics
Pediatric preventive care and orthodontics for 7 & up.
502 W Aten Rd. #102
Imperial, CA 92251
760-355-3800
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

Oral Health Initiative-First 5 San Diego
Provides screenings, exams and treatment services to children ages 0-5 and pregnant women through San Ysidro Health Centers and Neighborhood Healthcare.
Multiple locations
www.first5sandiego.org/oral-health-initiative

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

FACT Center–El Centro Elementary School District
Developmental screenings for kids 0-5, mental health services, resources and coordination of support systems for families.
1420 Commercial Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-5097
www.ecesd.org

Network of Care for Behavioral Health, Inc.
Family Resource Centers inCalexico and Niland provide intake assessment, medication support services and a variety of therapies for people with mental health diagnoses.
www.imperial.networkofcare.org

San Diego Regional Center– Imperial County
Assessment, intake and service coordination for infants and toddlers through adults with a developmental delay/disability so that they and their families can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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 0-21.
1398 Sperber Rd. #D
El Centro, CA 92243
760-312-6419
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.
1603 W Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-679-0540
www.sunnydays.com

FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIVE SERVICES

Alba Care Services, Inc.
Provides homes for children who cannot be properly cared for by their natural birth families, provides guidance to teenagers as they face the very critical time of puberty while developing their independence, and educates families in ways to support their children and develop a healthy family relationship.
1498 W Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-2533
www.albacareservices.org

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

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc.
Private nonprofit organization providing bilingual/bicultural general health, dental, and behavioral health services, and infant/child nutrition education to residents throughout Imperial County. Accepts Medi-Cal/Medicare and offers a sliding scale based on financial need.
760-344-9951
www.cdsdp.org

Imperial County Home Visiting Program
Provides home visits to pregnant women and families of newborns (less than two weeks old), and health and community resources for children up to age 5 who reside in Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Heber, Holtville and Imperial.
797 Main St. #A
 El Centro, CA 92243 
442-265-1370
www.icphd.org/community-health-initiatives/home-visiting-program

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group
Full spectrum of medical needs, including neurology.
1503 N Imperial Ave. #105 
El Centro, CA 92243
760-355-7730
ivfcmg.com

Imperial County Public Health Department
Provides clinic and free and low-cost immunizations. Community health nurses provide resources for maternal, child and adolescent health.
935 Broadway St.
 El Centro, CA 92243
442-265-1444
www.icphd.com

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare and Specialty Center
Complete healthcare with a variety of pediatric specialties.
751 W Legion Rd. 
Brawley, CA 92227
760-351-3333
www.pmhd.org

Vishwa Kapoor, MD
Pediatrician with 30 years of experience in all aspects of pediatrics. Accepts Medi-Cal.
1550 Pepper Dr.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-592-4961

HIPPOTHERAPY/THERAPEUTIC RIDING

BMB Boarding and Animals Plus
Affordable, fee-based 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

HOSPICE 

Aria Hospice, LLC
Compassionate, in-home care for people with a terminal illness.
229 S 8th St. #A
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
760-352-8905
www.ivhospice.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING

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

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

Best STEP Forward
Parent Support group that holds monthly brunches on timely topics and provides resources and advocacy.
Inferno
505 Main St.
Brawley, CA 92227
619-534-7540
www.beststepforward.life

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
www.childrensfoundationiv.com

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

Family Hui
Peer-led support group and training for parents of children ages 0-5 to discuss positive parenting and healthy child development.
www.familyhui.org

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

Toward Maximum Independence (TMI)
Family Focused Supports program is designed to keep families with children who have special needs together by offering training for parents, extended family members and respite providers. Intensive social work and behavioral support is also offered, along with 24-hour emergency backup support, training, support groups and community resources.
1699 W Main St. #E
El Centro, CA 92243
442-236-5034
www.tmi-inc.org

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
www.trees2015.com

RECREATION

Activate Dance Mode (ADM)
Inclusive dance program open to children ages 4–adult. Multiple practice locations with performances.Ricochet Rec Center (meetings)
450 W Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
442-322-9419
www.beststepforward.life

Cattle Call Mini Rodeo for Special Kids
Special performance of the annual Cattle Call Rodeo for kids with special needs and their families only. Email Julie Reeves at jar555@sbcglobal.net by Sept. 15 for this invitation-only event in early November.
Brawley, CA
760-960-5805
www.cattlecallrodeo.com

Challenger Division-Calipatria Little League
Special Division of Little League for kids with disabilities, ages 4-adult,  at hosting fields in Calipatria, Brawley, West Morland and Calexico. Follow on Facebook @CalipatriaLL22.
442-322-9419

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 First St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-4555
www.cityofelcentro.org

Firestorm Gymnastics Training Center
Offers gymnastics to all ages and genders, and including a special needs program.
260 E Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-353-9558
www.firestormgymnastics.com

Goleros Soccer League- Best S.T.E.P. Forward
Open to children ages 4–adult with special needs. Games played in Calexico, Brawley, Calipatria, Imperial and Westmorland.
Ricochet Rec Center
450 W Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
442-322-9419
www.beststepforward.life

Imperial Valley Little League Challenger Division
Adaptive baseball program for individuals enrolled in school 4-22 with physical and intellectual challenges. Senior League for adults.
760-427-4991
www.ivchallenger.com

Junior BSF Horticulturist
Inclusive gardening group maintaining community and personal gardens. Children and adults learn to grow what they eat while enjoying therapeutic properties of gardening.
210 N Railroad
Calipatria, CA 92233
442-322-9419
www.beststepforward.life

Music with BSF
Inclusive music program for all ages that introduces basic instruments while enjoying social time with friends. Visiting guest musicians welcome!
210 N Railroad
Calipatria, CA 92233
442-322-9419
www.beststepforward.life

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.unwindanddesign.com

Ricochet Rec Center
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

Self-Defense Classes – Best S.T.E.P. Forward
Offers self-defense/martial arts classes to children ages 4½–17 with a cognitive or physical disability.
Ricochet Rec Center
450 W Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
442-322-9419
www.beststepforward.life

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

StrikeZone IV
Operated by the ARC of Imperial County, this bowling alley offers a wide range of ball sizes, bumpers and ramps so kids of any age or ability can play. Also employs adults with disabilities.
950 N Imperial Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-592-2178
www.strikezoneiv.com

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.
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

Imperial Valley Respite
Provides temporary in-home support to families and caregivers of developmentally disabled persons in Imperial Valley. Highly qualified respite workers can fully relieve caregivers from duties or provide basic monitoring and care on a flexible schedule.
340 Panno St. #4
Brawley, CA 92227
760-351-0825
www.ivrespite.com

TRANSPORTATION

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.
619-938-2850
www.guidinghands.org

Imperial Valley Respite
Provides temporary in-home support to families and caregivers of developmentally disabled persons in Imperial Valley. Highly-qualified respite workers can fully relieve caregivers from duties or provide basic monitoring and care on a flexible schedule.
340 Panno St. #4
Brawley, CA 92227
760-351-0825
www.ivrespite.com

IVT Access
Lift-equipped, curb-to-curb transportation for people with disabilities.
760-482-2900
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

Ride With Emilio – Emilio Nares Foundation
Program provides free transportation for underprivileged children and their parents in Imperial County to and from Rady Children’s hospital for cancer-related appointments.
858-571-3328
www.enfhope.org

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 Eighth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-4361
www.vvcoptometry.com

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Toward Maximum Independence (TMI)
Employment programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities include Community Integration Services (CIS) and Tailored Day Services (TDS). Assists clients with finding employment and helps them integrate into the community by volunteering at local businesses.
1699 W Main St. #E
El Centro, CA 92243
442-236-5034
www.tmi-inc.org

WORSHIP

Christ Community Church
Large church with ministries for children with special needs.
590 W Orange Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-337-9400
www.ccciv.org

First Christian Church
Inclusive ministry with Sunday school for kids with special needs. Meets first Sunday of the month at 11 am; Vacation Bible School
summer program.
450 S Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-8300
https://fccelcentro.com

Valley Christian Church
Non-denominational ministry with a casual worship style and a special focus on supporting Deaf ministries and the Night to Shine Prom.
431 W Wall Rd.
Imperial, CA, 92251
760-353-7535
www.valleychristian.us

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