Started over 17 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.
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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!!!
Join us February 25th for the 7th Annual Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence (2K/8K). Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Randy Jones, former San Diego Padre and National League CY Young Award Winner, will once again be joining forces at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay to help raise much needed funds for the programs and services HGH provides. We encourage you to participate in the event as a runner, walker or spectator and get to know other HGH supporters and community members. This year’s event will feature a Family Fun Zone, which will include a bounce house, arts and crafts, music, face painting, children’s play area, and much more! Click here for all the info!
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PACT programs use the community-building experience of performing arts training and expression to empower artists with autism to develop their potential and share their greatness with others. Our winter 8-week workshop series begins on Jan 21. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. www.pacthouse.org
On Saturday, March 25, 2017 we are celebrating the 13th annual San Diego Race for Autism in Balboa Park, and it’s going to be “Super!”
This family friendly event gathers together more than 6,000 families, educators, and autism professionals from across Southern California to help raise awareness and funding for one of our country’s largest concerns- autism. Once considered rare, autism now affects as many as 1 in 68 children in the US, and more than 19,000 families right here in our community.
100% of the Race funds stay right here in San Diego and provide funding for early identification efforts, technical training in software testing for young adults, parent programs, educational workshops and has funded more than 600 community programs and classrooms, benefiting thousands of local children and families.
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
Crimson by the Sea provides comprehensive speech and language evaluations, individual therapy and group therapy. We believe in creating a warm and friendly environment that works closely with the family in providing a tailored treatment plan for each child. You can find out more at www.crimsonbythesea.com. Make sure to check out "Making Waves" section and subscribe to our blogs!
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
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