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 Dr.
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 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

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

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

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

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
833-227-3454
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.
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.
1503 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

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.claynicholsdds.com

Karson Kupiec Orthodontics
Pediatric preventive care and orthodontics.
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

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.
1256 Broadway
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-5712
www.ecesd.org

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

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 throughout the county
www.first5sandiego.org/oral-health-initiative

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
760-312-6419
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 N.Main St.
 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

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 a specialty in oncology.
1550 Pepper Dr.
 El Centro, CA 92243
760-592-4961

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

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, resources and advocacy.
Inferno
 505 Main St.
Brawley, CA 92227
619-534-7540

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

RECREATION

ADM Dreamers Dance Crew- Calipatria PAL
Dance program open to children ages 4½–17 with a cognitive or physical disability. Follow on Facebook @CalipatriaPAL92233.
Ricochet Rec Center
450 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
619-534-7540

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 at hosting fields in Calipatria, Brawley, Heber and Calexico.
Follow on Facebook @CalipatriaLL22.
619-534-7540

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

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

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.unwindanddesign.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

Self-Defense Classes- Calipatria PAL
In partnership with Best STEP Forward, offers self-defense/martial arts classes to children ages 4½–17 with a cognitive or physical disability.
Follow on Facebook @ CalipatriaPAL92233
Ricochet Rec Center
450 W Aten Rd.
 Imperial, CA 92251
619-534-7540

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 Needs Soccer League-Calipatria PAL
Open to children ages 4½–17 with a cognitive or physical disability. Games played in Calexico, Brawley and Calipatria. F
ollow on Facebook @CalipatriaPAL92233.
Ricochet Rec Center 
450 W Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
619-534-7540

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.
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

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 8th 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

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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