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General
 Access Northern California
 Citizen's Advisory Council on Disability (Long Beach)
 Commission on Disability Materials (Berkeley)
 Disability Compliance Program (Berkeley)
 Interwork Institute (at San Diego State University)
 Mailing List for Berkeley Area Disability Issues
See also Multi-Service Agencies
Advocacy and Legal Rights
 CAL-TASH
 California Department of Justice - Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
 California Department of Rehabilitation, Client Assistance Program (CAP)
 California Disability Alliance (CDA)
 Californians for Disability Rights (CDR)
 Disability Rights Advocates
 Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
 Hawkins Center of Law and Services for the Disabled (focuses on Social Security disability law)
 Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (Pacific DBTAC)
 Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (PAI)
 Western Law Center for Disability Rights
 National Resources
Aging
 AARP California
 California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
 California Commission on Aging
 California Department of Aging
 Elderweb California
 National Resources
Alzheimer's Disease
 Alzheimer's Association - Chapters in California
 National Resources
Arts
 California Artists Directory
 NIAD Art Center
 VSA arts of California
 National Resources
Assistive Technology
 AT Network
 California Assistive Technology System (CATS)
 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) - Center On Disabilities
 Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) (Berkeley)
 Computer Access Center (Los Angeles)
 iTECH Center at Parents Helping Parents
 UCLA's Disabilities and Computing Program
 National Resources
Autism
 Autism Society of California
 Central California Chapter
 Coachella Valley Chapter
 Inland Empire Chapter (San Bernadino/Riverside)
 Los Angeles
 Orange County
 San Diego County Chapter
 San Francisco Bay Chapter
 Santa Barbara Chapter
 Ventura County Autism Society
 FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment)
 Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
 Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LA FEAT)
 National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairments
 Blind Children's Center (Los Angeles)
 Blind Children's Learning Center (Orange County)
 Blindness Foundation (Newport Beach)
 Braille Institute
 Library Services
 California Council of the Blind [link added 3/30/04]
 California State Library - Braille and Talking Book Library
 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Discovery Fund for Eye Research (Los Angeles)
 Center for the Partially Sighted (Los Angeles and Torrace)
 Discovery Blind Sports
 Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation (Los Angeles)
 Guide Dogs of America (Sylmar)
 Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - Los Angeles Unit
 San Mateo County Council of the Blind
 National Resources
Brain Injury
 Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (San Jose)
 National Resources
Cerebral Palsy
 United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA)
 ...of the Golden Gate
 ...of Greater Sacramento
 ...of San Diego County
 ...of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
 National Resources
Children
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, Wish Organizations
 AbilityFirst (formerly Crippled Children's Society of Southern California)
 California Early Start Program
 Fiesta Educativa
 Loving Your Disabled Child (LYDC) (Los Angeles)
 MATRIX Parent Network & Resource Center
 NICHCY California State Resources
 Parents Helping Parents
 RFENC Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California
 Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (San Francisco)
 Through the Looking Glass
 National Resources
Communication Disorders
See also Deafness and Hearing Impairments
 California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
 National Resources
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
See also Communication Disorders
 Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf - California Chapter
 California Center for Law and the Deaf (San Leandro)
 California Latino Council of the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
 Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)
 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center [added 5/24/02]
 Deaf Community Services of San Diego
 Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) (San Francisco)
 Deaf Gay & Lesbian Center (San Francisco)
 Deaf Women Against Violence (DWAV) [added 1/14/02]
 Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (GLAD)
 House Ear Institute (Los Angeles)
 InSight Cinema
 L.A. Bridges Theatre Co. of the Deaf
 Rainbow Lambda Society of the Deaf
 St. Joseph's Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Union City)
 San Francisco SPCA Hearing Dog Program
 SHHH-California State Associatio
 National Resources
Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies
 The Arc - California
 ...of San Diego
 ...of the Desert (Foundation for the Retarded of the Desert)
 ...of Ventura County
 MARC (Marin County)
 OPARC (Ontario Pamona Association for Retarded Citizens)
 Area Boards on Developmental Disabilities
 California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
 Alta California Regional Center
 Central Valley Regional Center
 Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
 Far Northern Regional Center
 Frank T. Landerman Regional Center
 Golden Gate Regional Center [link updated 6/2004]
 Harbor Regional Center
 Inland Regional Center
 Kern Regional Center
 North Bay Regional Center
 North Los Angeles County Regional Center
 Redwood Coast Regional Center
 Regional Center of Orange County
 Regional Center of the East Bay
 San Andreas Regional Center
 San Diego Regional Center
 San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
 South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
 Tri-Counties Regional Center
 Valley Mountain Regional Center
 Westside Regional Center
 California Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Center (MHDDC)
 California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
 Community Interface Services
 Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
 Hillside House
 North Bay Regional Center (NBRC)
 Peppermint Ridge
 Supported Life Institute [link added 1/26/02]
 UC Davis Medical Center - The M.I.N.D. Institute
 UCLA Mental Retardation Research Center
 National Resources
Diabetes
 Aoki Diabetes Research Institute (ADRI)
 Kids with Diabetes
 The P.A.D.R.E Foundation
 National Resources
Down Syndrome
 Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
 National Resources
Education
See also Children, Education, Higher, specific disabilities
 California Department of Education, Special Education Division
 Californians for Inclusive Schools (CIS)
 National Resources
Education, Higher
See also Education
 California State University, Chico - Ability Connection (ABC)
 University of California, Berkely - Disabled Students' Program
 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)
 University of California, Santa Cruz - Americans with Disabilities Act
 University of Southern California (USC) - Disability Services and Programs
 National Resources
Employment
See also Vocational Rehabilitation
 California Business Leadership Network (CABLN)
 California State Personnel Board - Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)
 California's One-Stop Career Center System
 Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons
 Job Options
 National Resources
Fragile X Syndrome
 Fragile X Association of Southern California
 The Northern California Fragile X Association
 National Resources
Head Injury
See Brain Injury
Health (General)
 National Resources
Heart Disorders
 National Resources
Housing
See also Developmental Disabilities, Multi-Service Agencies
 California Department of Developmental Services - Living Arrangements For Persons With Developmental Disabilities
 National Resources
Independent Living
General:
 California Department of Rehabilitation - Independent Living Centers by County
 California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
 California State Independent Living Council (SILC)
Specific Centers (alphabetical by city/area):
 Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL) (Arcadia)
 Center for Independent Living (Berkeley)
 Center for Independent Living (Fresno)
 Foundation of Resources for Equality and Employment for the Disabled (FREED) (Grass Valley headquarters; serves the counties of Nevada, Yuba, Sutter, Sierra and Colusa, with a branch office located in Marysville)
 Independent Living Center of Kern County (Kern)
 Westside Center for Independent Living (Los Angeles)
 Central Coast Center for Independent Living (Oakland)
 Resources for Independent Living (Sacramento)
 Access Center of San Diego (San Diego)
 Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (San Francisco)
 Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) (Silicon Valley)
 National Resources
Latino Resources
 California Latino Council of the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
 Fiesta Educativa
Learning Disabilities
 California State Resources Literacy and Learning Disabilities
 Learning Disabilities Association of California
 Sacramento Learning Disabilities Association
 National Resources
Mental Illness
 California Department of Mental Health
 California Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Center (MHDDC)
 Mental Health Association in California
 NAMI California
 National Resources
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multi-Service Agencies
See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General
 AbilityFirst (formerly Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California)
 Easter Seals of the Bay Area
 Toolworks [added 11/20/01]
Multiple Sclerosis
 National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
 Channel Island Chapter
 Orange County California Chapter
 San Diego Area Chapter
 National Resources
Phenyleketonuria (PKU)
 PKU Parents of California
 National Resources
Recreation
See Sports & Recreation
Residential Facilities
See also Housing
 Peppermint Ridge
Respiratory Disorders
 American Lung Association of California
 National Resources
Respite Services
 National Respite Locator Service - California Respite Programs
 National Resources
Speech Disorders
See Communication Disorders
 National Resources
Spina Bifida
 National Resources
Spinal Cord Injury
 National Resources
Spinal Cord Injury
 Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (San Jose)
 National Resources
Sports and Recreation
 Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
 California Department of Fish and Game - Disabled Persons Access Guide To California Fishing Areas and Piers
 California State Parks - Access for Visitors with Disabilities
 Discovery Blind Sports
 Kris' Camp
 Special Olympics
 Northern California (SONC)
 Southern California
 Western San Bernardino (Inland Valley)
 Tahoe Adaptive Ski School
 National Resources
Stroke
 Peninsula Stroke Association
Transportation
 Project ACTION Accessible Traveler's Database - California Cities
 National Resources
Veterans
 California Department of Veterans Affairs
 Natonal Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation
See also Employment
 California Department of Rehabilitation
 Goodwill Industries of Southern California
 Vocational Improvement Program (Rancho Cucamonga)
 Vocational Training Center (Arc of Santa Maria Valley)
 National Resources
Wish Organizations
 Make-a-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles
 Wish Upon a Star
 National Resources
Women with Disabilities
 Deaf Women Against Violence (DWAV) [added 1/14/02]
 National Resources
Other Subjects
 National Resources
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