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 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!!!

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 CA 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.

Developmental DIR Autism Therapy in Your Home!!!

Why choose us?  In a program such as ours the child learns to think reflectively and base behaviors on their own desires and feeling rather then on repetitiously learned non-reflective patterns of behavior.  We work from a multi-disaplinary perspective considering functional language use, visual-spatial processing, auditory processing and motor function.

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.

The "Face Your Fears" program provides your child the skills to more effectively manage their behavior in anxious situations and enhances your child's ability to cope with anxiety that negatively affect their daily lives.


Step Right up to the Greatest Gala on Earth!
Meet us under the big top for the 43rd Annual HGH Fundraising Gala at the historic US Grant Hotel on June 24! Astonishing auction items, magical entertainment, dazzling three course plated dinner and much, much more! All proceeds benefit more than 1,900 infants, adolescent and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Click here to purchase your tickets!

Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics is the multi-disciplinary clinic of Dr. Suzanne Goh, a board-certified pediatric neurologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism and other neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior.

A state-of-the-art clinic featuring advanced biomedical, behavioral, & sensory-motor therapies for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Helping Your Child Master Skills & Thrive in a Social World

Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
to improve your child's communication, build play and social skills, and create better relationships.
Parenting and Behavior Management to teach you skills to foster an emotional relationship and address problems at home.
LEGO-Based Therapy Groups bringing kids together to build LEGO, social skills and friendsships in a real-world play situation.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help your child manage their enotions, anxiety, or depression.

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.

AEFCT provides high quality services that 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.

Special Education Legal Advocacy and Representation
As special education attorneys we're here to help answer questions and fine solutions to the difficult issues facing children with special needs.

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