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


Started over 18 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.

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ValeriesList was awarded the 10NEWS Leadership Award



ABC 10NEWS Presented to Owner and Editor of ValeriesList, Valerie Dodd-Saraf, the 2010 Leadership Award for providing leadership by making San Diego a better place to live for families with autism.  Standing up for those who need help, initiating or creating solution for others, and as a role model, fulfilling a local need -- thereby improving the quality of life for all San Diegans.

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Special Education Legal Advocacy and Representation
As special education attorneys we're her to help answer questions and find solutions to the difficult issues facing children with special needs.  From legal advocacy to representation in court, the Law Office of Schwartz & Storey works to secure the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.  Please fellfree to reach out if you're looking for information or would like to stop by and discuss a particular concern.

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At Social Thinking, 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.  These goals often include sharing space effectively with others, learning to work as part of a team, and developing relationships of all kinds: with family, friends, classmates, co-workers romantic partners and more.

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At Gateway Learning Group, we cultivate learning, language, behavior and social skills for individuals and Autism and other special needs.

Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) we design and implement an individualized therapy program for each child based on hi or her particular needs and interests.  Our staff is caring, well trained and credentialed, and represent the very finest in our field.

Our therapists are experienced in afull range of the best treatments available including Verbal Behavior, Pivotal Response Treatments, Discrete Trial Training and the Early Start Denver Model.

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The Mission of ABA and Verbal Behavior Group is to provide effective and efficient behavioral programming that will allow your child to make the maximum amount or progress in the shortest time possible while keeping intervention positive, fun and fresh.

Motivation is the key to success and is the focus of our intervention services.  An emphasis on generalization of behavior gains across family members, situations, and places is another feature of ABA and Verbal Behavior Group that sets up children for success.  Our goal is have both families and children grow and benefit from our services.

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Dr. Oke has been in private in the San Diego area for over 16 years specializing in the area of autism, Asperger's and Pervasive Developmental.  She is dedicated to providing a warm, supportive environment for children and families while collaborating with parents on treatment goals.

Dr. Jennifer Oke has over 29 years of education, training and experience in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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We are a team of dedicated clinicians operating as ABA Therapists, providing the best possible care and treatment for individuals with extra behavior needs.  We combine the best of traditional psychological practices with natural, environment-focused ABA therapy to help our clients and their families grow and succeed.

We believe communication is key to the success of any treatment program and are willing to actively coordinate care with your child's educators and other allied health care providers including supporting parents at IEPs.

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San Diego Centers for Pediatric Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy

Since 2001, Kara Dodds & Associates has been providing individualized therapy for children with state of the art centers in San Diego and in Santee, CA.  Some children do best with an individual model where they work 1:1 alongside a therapist targeting specific treatment goals and/or behavior objectives.



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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 feelings rather then on repetitiously learned non-reflective patterns of behavior.  We work from a multi-dizsaplinary perspective considering functional language use, visual-spatial processing, auditory processing and motor function.
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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!!!
 

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Founded in neuroscience.
Driven by compassion.
Cortica's aim is to bring to families everywhere the most effective therapies for the treatment of autism.  Harnessing insights and technologies from emerging neuroscience, Cortica brings together clinical specialists from a rnage of disciplines to design and deliver comprehensive care to children with autism and their families.
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At Cara Lucier & Associates we believe in the ability of every person to reach their potential. We believe that education is the key to opportunity.  We advocate for the rights of individuals and their families.

For a free 60-minute initial consultation, please contact us at 760-505-2498.


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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.


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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. 

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I offer professional accounting services that are customized to your specific needs, including full service computerized bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.

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People's Care was founded based on the philosophy of Personal Choice, Community Involvement and Dignity.

Today, the People's Care mission remains consistent in providing excellent support and advocacy for individuals by valuing personal choice, offering flexible personalized assistance and building relationships that support successful community living.

We match each individual with the most appropriate professional support staff and create unique support plans with each person's best interests in mind.




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Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) was crated as a result of a small, but dedicated and ambitious group of leaders in East County in 1961.

HGH is one of the largest providers of supports and services in San Diego County, serving more than 3,200 infants, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.  At HGH, we believe that individuals thrive where they can direct their own lives in a setting that offers a more fulfilling lifestyle, provides individualized attention, increaded opportunities for self-sufficiency, and encourages greater community integration and access.


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A Comprehensive Approach to Therapy
We specialize in the development and implementation of individualized comprehensive programs utilizing Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing, Applied Behavior Analysis, Art Therapy and Life Balance Yoga Therapy.  Two locations in San Diego County to serve you!


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

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MicroCurrent 4 Kids is San Diego's premiere pediatric microcurrent therapy program for children, teens and adults with special needs. Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism and ADHD/ADD, 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!!!

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At Social Communication Specialists, we help socially quirky kids, teens and young adults connect.

We understand the challenges kids face today.  In order to have healthy friendships, kids need to understand not just the "how", but the "why" of social interactions.

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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.

Our Senior attorney, Phil Lindsley, is both a Certified Special Needs Law Attorney and a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate (State Bar California, Board of Legal Specialization). He has been serving families and individuals with disabilities for over 30 years.

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Our mission is to provide quality speech-language pathology services to children and adolescents with speech, language and/or social impairments in order to facilitate more effective language and social interactions.

Our licensed speech-language pathologists provide services that will enable each child to reach their language potential by using researched based methods and a family centered approach.

Speech Tree Therapy Center provides in-office and in-home therapy to the greater San Diego and South Bay areas.

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Regardless of where the child, teen or adult falls on the autism spectrum, Autism Spectrum Consultants can design and implement an individual, comprehensive behavioral and educational program that addresses the individual needs of each client with Autism. Through our ABA therapy we can help a child or adult with Autism and provide overall improvement in daily functioning.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment to come in and talk with one of our consultants and find out how we can help you or your child with our ABA therapy.






 
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