Started over 16 years ago by Valerie Saraf, the parent of an adult with autism, the ValeriesList newsletters and FaceBook Page, continue to provide news and resources to over 12,000 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community. The newsletters, which mostly cover just 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.
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!!!
Social Thinking® Conference in San Diego, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2016
Our mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We create unique treatment frameworks and strategies to help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals. Join us at our conference in San Diego!
NFAR is dedicated to helping those with autism through early identification, educational and treatment initiatives as well as adult training programs. We offer parent support groups and family activities! www.nfar.org
The Alternative, Safe and Effective Therapy Option!!!
Microcurrent 4 Kids is San Diego's premiere pediatric microcurrent therapy program for children with special needs. Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism & 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. www.microcurrent4kids.com
Your Child's education comes first! Don't settle for a "one size fits all" approach that many school district's employ.
Thomas Nelson has years of experience helping parents obtain an appropriate education for their children.
Visit his website for free articles and videos that provide helpful information on such topics as: IEPs and preparation for the meeting; IEEs and leveling the playing field; FAPE and the legal standard; discipline procedures; 504 plans; LRE and inclusion as well as information about his next Free IEP Evaluation Day.
Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego’s mission is to help parents and advocates in the special needs community overcome challenges of the family’s journey by bringing together people, information and resources. 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. www.specialneedsplanninglaw.com
The Family Guidance & Therapy Center of Southern California is a group of caring professionals that believe that treatments should include your values, the latest research, and our expertise. We are committed to helping you and your family members make lasting change in your lives. www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com
Psychotherapy, Counseling & Family Therapy
Autism: Specialized Services including Applied Behavior Analysis/ABA
Infant & Early Childhood
Evaluation & Assessment Services www.drsherrycasper.com
At Social Communication Specialists, we help socially quirky kids, teens and young adults connect.
We understand the social challenges kids face today. In order to have healthy friendships, kids need to understand not just the “how”, but the “why” of social interactions. socialcommunicationspecialists.com