The Largest Online Autism Network
of Resources and Support for Southern California.
Parent Owned and Driven Website, Newsletter and Social Media.

Started over 17 years ago by Valerie Dodd Saraf, the parent of an adult with autism, the ValeriesList newsletters and FaceBook Page, continue to provide news and resources to over 13,000 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community. The newsletters, which mostly cover San Diego County, contain information about human interest stories, events, non-profit activities, parent inquiries, programs offered by professionals and private schools, research, support groups, and other items of interest.
Newsletters are archived here.


Are you a Service Provider, a Clinic or a Nonprofit and looking for a way to advertise your business and/or activities to the Autism Community in San Diego County?  Look no further!!!  ValeriesList offers monthly sponsorships of its' newsletter and website for a reasonable rate.  If interested, please contact Valerie at for all the info!!



Sign Up for "Take Me Home!

Take Me Home (TMH) is a local registry created by the San Diego Sheriff's Department and used by law enforcement all over San Diego County. TMH uses facial recognition technology to help identify and safely return home those who may wander or become missing, and are unable to identify themselves or where they live. We encourage you to register your child or family member (if appropriate) today. For all disabilities!!!

Registration is done directly on the Sheriff's website!!! Click here to register and for more info!! 


The Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California offers help and support for individuals and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.

We specialize in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), the ground breaking treatment that empowers parents to guide their children to succeed in a truly dynamic world.
Click here for all the info!

The Expert: Cynthia LaBrie Norall, PhD, BCBA-D

The Individual: Evan Wootan, Social Coach and Facilitator

The Family: Julie Marie Miller, Mother. Writer. Ally.

TRIO Consultants is the first Advocacy Center of its kind.  Our staff includes an educational expert who holds a doctorate, an individual who's faced the challenges of living on the Autism Spectrum and a seasoned special needs' parent of three with hidden disabilities.

We offer unique insight into the mind of the person affected by a hidden disability.  We have a multitude of experience facing the challenges of raising, self-reliant and successful individuals on the Autism spectrum.  Our experts seek to help families and individuals succeed beyond what some experts believe to be lifelong, disabling conditions.
Click here for all the info!!!

The Alternative, Safe and Effective Therapy Option!!!

MicroCurrent4Kids is San Diego's premiere microcurrent therapy program for children, teens and adults with special needs.  Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism and ADHD, as you will see by the rapid improvement in your child's skills and abilities, because of how well it promotes developmental growth and couples with ALL other therapies. 
Click here for all the info!!!

 Your Child's Education Comes First 
Your child is entitled to a “free and appropriate public education" or FAPE, whereby the school addresses all of your child's unique needs. A school district must provide your child with an appropriate education regardless of budget cuts, what's convenient, or what's available. Too often the school district offers a "one size fits all" program that fits within their needs, but not within the unique needs of your child. Ensuring that your child’s education comes first means having the right team on your side. An effective team works cooperatively and collaboratively with the school district, using their knowledge, expertise and experience to foster quick and yet effective resolutions.
Click here for all the info!!


The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) recognizes the impact autism has on children, families and their communities. We created NFAR to aid in the development, expansion and support of treatment programs and services that improve the quality of life for the children and young adults with autism and ASD's in San Diego County.

Join the Special Needs Resource Foundation on December 15 - OPENING NIGHT for the next blockbuster Star Wars film, The Last Jedi at UltraStar Cinemas Hazard Center in Mission Valley!

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego.

Click here for all the info and to purchase your tickets!!!

AEFCT provides high quality services that are structured, comprehensive, and individualized.  Our mission is to provide intervention to children with autism, putting the needs of each child first so that they are met fairly and appropriately.  We use developmentally sound strategies supported by empirical evidence, combined with a team approach that involves family participation.  Autism affects the entire family unit and we recognize that parent education and participation are essential to achieve success.
Click here for all the info!!!

If you have a family member with a disability, you want to assure they have the best possible care and quality of life, both now and later when you are no longer able to be the advocate you are today. If you are a person with a disability, you want to be able to qualify for the benefits and programs you need to achieve as much independence as possible. At San Diego Special Needs Law Center, it is our mission to make sure you have all the support and tools in place to achieve these goals.
Click here for all the info!!!

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