- Advocacy Associates, Inc. Special education advocacy, educational consultation and IEP Support.
- California Children's Services Family Handbook What parents/guardians should know about California Children's Services (CCS). Spanish / Arabic
- California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil, and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities.
- Disability Rights CA Works to bring about fairness and justices for Californians with disabilities.
- Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund Provides legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
- Dove Tail Learning Family Series Resiliency training for Families and Caregivers that is simple, effective, and research based.
- 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).
- KidSole Provides affordable and effective solutions for children's foot pain.
- 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.
- American Cancer Society Resources for treatment, nutrition, caregiving, insurance and maintaining health. Also had research opportunities and helps with transportation to treatment.
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Resources for those with cleft lip and palate including Clefline Bears (teddies with cleft stiches), educational materials, grants and scholarships.
- American Diabetes Association Offers dietary support, resources, research, info and advocacy for those with Diabetes.
- Brain Injury Association of America Information on diagnosis and treatment of brain injury.
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association National organization dedicated to research and cure with resources for care, support, show fitting and bracing.
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Chapter Provides clinic trails, resources, advocacy and activities for those with Cystic Fibrosis.
- Muscular Dystrophy Association National organization dedicated to research and cure with resources for care, support and recreation.
- San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Vision rehabilitation services including assistive tech, counseling, education, advocacy, and facility assessment.
- Spinal Cord Network Help you learn more about your injury, locate doctors and treatment centers, and find financial support.
- United Brachial Plexus Network Provides education, scholarships, support, awareness, and prevention of Brachial Plexus injuries.
- 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.
- 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.
- San Diego Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities (SDCEPD) Promotes employment opportunities for persons with disabilities through community action, providing free training to businesses and collaboration with public and private organizations
- 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
- California Department of Rehabilitation An employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities.
- 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.
- Medi-Cal Aims to provide health care services to about 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Medi-Cal program adjudicates both Medi-Cal and associated health care program fee-for-service claims. The website provides important information for all Medi-Cal providers, submitters and others on how to access fee-for-service billing, transaction and support services.
- 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
- Maxim Healthcare Services Provides in-home skilled nursing, respite care and ABA services.
- Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego A complete listing of programs facilitated by RCHSD including HomeCare .
- Ro Health Delivers medically intensive home healthcare nursing services to patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
- Team Select Home Care Provides long term care services for pediatric and adult care.
- 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.
- County of San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program Helps eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and utilities.
- 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).
- San Diego Housing Commission/Housing Stability Assistance Program Helps to pay past-due, unpaid rent and utilities for individuals and families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 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.
- 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).
- CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Research center dedicated to generating knowledge and transforming lives of children and youth with developmental conditions and their families.
- Easter Seals Southern California International charitable organization devoted to providing opportunities for children with physical disabilities.
- Make-A-Wish® San Diego Creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
- 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.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network Improves access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
- Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association (ASRA) Year-round league sports, mentor program, recreational sports for children and adults with physical disabilities, and Junior Adaptive Sports Camp.
- Banding Together Changing the lives of individuals with special needs through the power of music.
- City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) Inclusive camps, sports leagues, social groups, and recreational actives for individuals 3 and up with special needs and their families.
- 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.
- 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.
- North County Transit District Provides public transportation in North San Diego County.
- 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.
If you are searching for a resource not located here, please call CCS.