Family Resources

 

 

 

Advocacy/Empowerment

 

  • Disability Rights CA Works to bring about fairness and justices for Californians with disabilities. 
  • Involved Exceptional Parents Day  (IEP Day) A youth and parent advocacy group holding a unique one-day conference and resource fair for parents and caregivers of children with special needs and/or disabilities, educators and service providers. 
  • IEP San Diego Special education advocate supports families in the special education process to ensure children are provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). 
  • NVISION Eye Centers - A free educational guide for navigating the internet and making it more accessible for individuals with low vision or blindness.
  • Project LETS  Provides access, political education, & material resources to people with mental illness, disability, trauma, & neurodivergence.
  • Special Needs Foundation of San Diego  Connecting families (and individuals) with disabilities to resources, services and opportunities. More than 1300 resources to help parents find services in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
  • Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) An advocacy group that empowers and educates parents in navigating special education, assistive technology, and disability services from birth to age 26 and their families.

 

Diagnosis

  • American Cancer Society   Resources for treatment, nutrition, caregiving, insurance and maintaining health. Also had research opportunities and helps with transportation to treatment. 
  • Spinal Cord Network Help you learn more about your injury, locate doctors and treatment centers, and find financial support.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County  Provides access to services, durable medical equipment, and family support for people with Cerebral Palsy and other special needs. Toy lending library, technology assistance and adult day program available. 

 

Education/Employment

  • Abilities Expo Test drive the latest tech, dance, play sports, meet services animals, attend workshops and more. 
  • Disability Support Programs & Services  Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) department at Miramar College offers a variety of services for students with verified disabilities.  Examples include students with learning disabilities, impairments in vision, hearing, and mobility, mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, and other medical disabilities.
  • Head Start Early Head Start (EHS) Programs provides intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers under the age of 3 and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.
  • MyVision  Free resource guide for visually impaired students with information on assistive technologies, managing the public school system, and how parents can help.
  • Transitioning from High School with AB 504 Plan Provides students with an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Workforce Investment Act) and how it protects academic rights from high school to postsecondary education.  

 

Government/Health Care Organization

  • CalFresh  A program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food. Also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • CalWORKs  Provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children in order to move families with children from dependancy to self-sufficiency through employment. Also known as the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
  • Children’s Medical Services Provides a comprehensive system of health care for children through preventive screening, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up services.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Application California DMV - Online process for Disabled person parking placard application, can also find online process to secure a driver’s license or identification card that have not expired. 
  • Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP)  A State health care program for adults with specific  genetic diseases that  works with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team in providing many types of health services. GHPP helps beneficiaries with their health care costs. 
  • Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP)  A State health care program which offers hearing aid coverage to eligible children and youth, ages 0-20, including supplemental coverage for applicants whose other health coverage has a coverage limit of $1,500 or less for hearing aids.
  • HHSA Facilities by County Geographic Region  Use this link for County facilities, offering HHSA services, separated by Regions. Click on a link to find out more about the facility and the services that are offered at that location
  • Home Visiting Programs  The County of San Diego offers two home visiting programs to those eligible for services.  These programs are delivered by specialized nurses called Public Health Nurses.  Public Health Nurses promote health, help individuals and families prevent illness, and support wellness in our communities through home visitation.
  • Medi-Cal California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income.
  • Ready San Diego  Disaster Preparedness Plan. A plan for those with disabilities to navigate a major event.
  • SSI Disability Benefits The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, bot h are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

 

Hospital/Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Accent Care Home Health Provides 1:1 shift nursing and credentialed nurse case management in San Diego County. Partners with San Diego County school districts, SDRC, Medi-Cal, private insurances and 0-3 programs. 
  • Aveanna Health Provides Private Duty Services, Home Health & Hospice, and Medical Solutions.
  • Avery Home Health Agency Provide hospitals and practitioners with the full range of pediatric and adult home health and nursing treatments.
  • Dependable Nursing, LLC  Provides nursing services to individuals with physical and mental challenges, including before and after school care, LVN, CAN/NA services, and interim nursing. 
  • Excel Home Health Provides comprehensive services and quality care including Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Services, Certified Home Health Aide Services, and Shift Nursing Care to clients in their homes
  • Ro Health Delivers medically intensive home healthcare nursing services to patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
  • Together We Grow Pediatric day healthcare facility and school provides and includes preschool setting for children with or without special needs and their siblings. Funding for qualifying families. 

 

Housing

  • Housing Help San Diego Provides resource supporting San Diegans struggling to pay rent, stay housed, and understand their housing rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • San Diego Housing Commission Helps low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities afford housing, including rental assistance (Section 8). 

 

Legal

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego  Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation.

 

Local Agencies

  • 2-1-1 San Diego A resource and information hub that connects people with community, health, and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of San Diego County. 
  • Exceptional Family Resource Center  (EFRC) Helps parents gain assessment as a Point of Entry for California Early Start and California Prevention Resources and Referral Services (PRRS). Provides families with referrals and helps parents navigate the IEP,IPP, and IFSP process. 
  • Family Resource Centers (FRC) A welcoming place where families and individuals are nurtured, encouraged, and provided quality services to build on their own strengths to help themselves and others. Includes financial coaching, legal services, child-care.
  • First 5 San Diego Healthy development checkups, dental services, kits for new parents, and other resources for children ages 0-5 and their families. First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of children-from the prenatal stage through age 5. 
  • Guiding Hands Provides quality community support, critical housing, and life skills training for individuals with developmental disabilities in San Diego County.
  • SD Access 4 All  Find resources to get connected to the internet. Information provided through a  partnership between the County of San Diego, SANDAG, and 211 San Diego.
  • San Diego Futures Foundation Provides information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to Nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors.
  • San Diego Regional Center  (SDRC) Assesses infants/toddlers through adults with suspected developmental delays/disability so that they and their families can obtain therapeutic services and resources. 
  • The Arc of San Diego The largest, most comprehensive service provider for children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County and offers a wide range of services and support including respite, early intervention services, personal and leisure services (PALS).

 

National Organizations

  • March of Dimes Committed to improving the health and welfare of pregnant women, premature babies and infants with birth defects through education and health advocacy. 

 

Recreation/Adaptive Sports

  • Banding Together  Changing the lives of individuals with special needs through the power of music.
  • Roll to Success  A newer non-profit in San Diego for wheel chair basketball and adaptive sports.
  • Personal and Leisure Services (PALS) The Arch of San Diego program that offers kids, teens and adults the opportunity to attend recreational activities such as sporting events, plays, festivals, fairs and more with skilled staff trained to build social skills and promote independence. 
  • SDSU Adaptive Fitness Clinic Community outreach program through the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University that serves individuals from the San Diego region with minor to severe physical and neuromuscular disabilities as well as those interested in Active Aging and offers them the opportunity to reach their fitness and exercise goals. Clients’ ages have ranged from 2 to 98 years.
  • YMCA of San Diego County Swim lessons, sports leagues, day camps, and overnight camps for children, preschool and up all summer long. Children with special needs are always welcome at the Y.

 

Respite/In Home Services

  • ARCC Center Respite  In-Home respite, sibling care, Fiscal Management Services (FMS), summer camps and more. 
  • In Home Support Services  (IHSS) A County program that can provide homemaker and personal care assistance to eligible individuals who are receiving Supplemental Security Income or who have a low income and need help in the home to remain independent.
  • San Ysidro Health Medical Waiver Program Assigned by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide administrative services and Comprehensive Care Management services, under the Medi-Cal HCBA Waiver Program to San Diego County participants. 

 

Transportation

  • DCHS Transportation Services Medi-Cal offers transportation to and from appointments for services covered by Medi-Cal. This includes transportation to medical, dental, mental health, or substance use disorder appointments, and to pick up prescriptions and medical supplies.
  • Golden Boy Mobility Services Offers a variety of wheelchair accessible vans, mobility driving aids, in-home and outdoor scooters, and wheelchair lifts, wheelchairs, vehicle remodeling services, and many other mobility solutions.
  • Lyft Lyft Pass for Healthcare offers free rides to medical appointments.
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Access Services - Paratransit   In addition to providing accessibility on all buses and trolleys for people with physical disabilities. MTS offers fixed route bus and trolley services for people with cognitive and visual disabilities. Plus, the MTS Access Program serves customers with disabilities who are functionally unable to use fixed route services. 
  • Uber Rides on demand.

 

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