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California – The Golden State

 Updated 6/2010

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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

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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
See also Developmental Disabilities, Multi-Service Agencies

California Department of Developmental Services – Living Arrangements For Persons With Developmental Disabilities

National Resources
Independent Living

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
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
Peninsula Stroke Association
Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – California Cities

National Resources
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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