Santa Clarita Valley SELPA

Community Links

Ability First (formerly the Crippled Children’s Society)
http://www.abilityfirst.org/
Ability First provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives.

Provides After School Enrichment, Transition, Extended Day Programs, Socialization, Adapted Recreation, Music and Dance Therapy, Martial Arts, Vocational Training Centers, Supported Employment, Day Camps, Resident Summer Camps, Therapeutic Aquatics, Accessible Housing, Social Service Counseling, Parent Groups, Orthopedic Equipment Loans, Information, and Referrals.

California Children's Services
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/cms/ccs.htm
CCS is a statewide program that coordinates and pays for medical care and therapy services for children under 21 years of age with certain health care needs.

 

C.H.A.D.D. – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.chadd.org/
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Child and Family Center
http://www.childfamilycenter.org/
Providing quality mental health, behavioral and educational services for children and families in Santa Clarita since 1976.  Dedicated to helping children, adults and families reach their full potential for becoming caring, responsible individuals.

Child Care Resource Center - Special Needs
http://www.ccrcla.org/
The heart of CCRC, our referral experts help parents explore, locate, and select from a wide variety of child care options and help educate them on what to look for in a quality care setting.

City of Santa Clarita
www.santa-clarita.com

City of Santa Clarita - Youth & Family Special Needs
www.scyouthandfamily.com/specialneeds.asp

C.L.E.A.R. – Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response
http://www.clearscv.org/
The mission of C.L.E.A.R. is to reduce criminal involvement of youth with disabilities through a network of educational programs to promote awareness and skills.  C.L.E.A.R. provides educational materials and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families, teachers and administrators, law enforcement and first responders, and members of the judicial system.

The C.L.E.A.R. Special Needs Registry allows families to provide a photograph and critical information about a special needs family member of any age to help Sheriff’s respond effectively in an emergency or criminal situation.  The registry is also helpful to reunite persons who are lost and cannot identify themselves.

Department of Children and Family Services
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/
The Department of Children and Family Services, with public, private and community partners, provides quality child welfare services and support so children grow up safe, healthy, educated, and with permanent families.

Down  Syndrome Association of Los Angeles
http://www.dsala.org/
Education, speakers, peer counseling, meetings for parents and caretakers of children with Down Syndrome.  Conferences, library, and information packets available.  Parent education, support groups, newsletters.

www.edsource.org  This site provides you with current information about the effects of the California State budget and its impact on public education.

Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center
http://www.csunfamilyfocus.com/
Support, information, and referrals to families of children with special needs.  Resource directory of services and agencies, peer support to families in multi-languages, parent mentors form IFSP’s and IEP’s, seminars, newsletters, and library.

Foundation for the Junior Blind – Infant Family
http://www.juniorblind.org/
In-home early intervention and support services for visually impaired, multi-disabled infants and toddlers, (ages birth to three years old).  Weekend camps, workshops.  Functional visual assessment, parent education, family recreation, counseling

Independent Living Center
http://www.ilcsc.org/
The Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc. (ILCSC) is a non-profit, consumer-based, non-residential agency providing a wide range of services to a growing population of people with disabilities.  ILCSC is dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to exercise independence – professionally, personally, and creatively – while striving to educate the community on their needs.

International Dyslexia Association
http://www.interdys.org/
Clearinghouse with 45 branches providing information on testing, tutoring, and effective teaching methods used to aid people with dyslexia.

John Tracy Clinic
http://www.johntracyclinic.org/
An educational center for deaf children (ages birth to five years old) and their parents. Hearing tests for hearing impaired infants and pre-school children (ages 22 months  to 5 years).  Baby Course (ages birth to 22 months) for child and parents.  English/Spanish, deaf programs for children of all ages.

Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Associations
http://www.lalda.org/
The Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Association is an affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of California which is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of America.  LALDA supports the mission statement of LDA of America as follows...LDA is a non-profit organization of volunteers, including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals who serve them.  LDA is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilites and enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learing disabilities and their families by encouraging effective identification and intervention, fostering research, and protecting their rights under the law.  LDA seeks to accomplish this through awareness, advocacy, empowerment, education, service, and collaborative efforts.

North Los Angeles County Regional Center
http://www.nlacrc.org/
The North Los Angeles County Regional Center serves the health districts of East Valley, San Fernando, and West Valley within the City of Los Angeles.  Regional centers are nonprofit, private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.

Parents of John Tracy Clinic
http://www.johntracyclinic.org/
Classes for parents of hearing-impaired children.  Classes for parents/family of hearing-impaired children, mail correspondence, classes for methods of teaching children who are hearing impaired.  Free Audiology testing.  Pre-school available (2 to 5 years old).

Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network (SCAAN)
http://www.scaan.org/
Support, information, and resources for families affected by autism spectrum and related disorders.  Monthly meetings and newsletter, periodic social events, and playgrounds.

Santa Clarita Valley SELPA Early Start Program
(661) 298-3292
(661)298-3293 (fax)
Rio Vista Elementary School
20417 Cedarcreek St., Canyon Country, CA  91351

The Early Start program provides an array of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs from birth to three years of age.  Eligible children include those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have severe orthopedic impairments and/or visual impairment, which may impact their development.  Additionally, the Early Start program provides Regional Center vendored services for children with multiple disabilities that include hearing loss, children with a diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorder or significant communication and/or social delays.  Children may be referred by parents, educators, healthcare professionals, the Regional Center or other community service agencies.

Santa Clarita Valley Special Olympics
http://www.sosc.org/
The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental retardation, providing them with opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share their gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Sibling Support Project
http://www.siblingsupport.org
The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.  Disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives of all family members.  Consequently, the Sibling Support Project strives to increase the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to increase parents' and providers' understanding of sibling issues.

Special Needs Community Calendar
http://www.scvs.webexone.com/
A free directory of special needs services and events in Los Angeles County Area and Santa Clarita Valley.

Special Education Guide
http://www.specialeducationguide.com
Informational site for parents and teachers of children with special needs and people who want to become special education teachers. Site includes content from a number of experienced special education professionals.

 

 

The Santa Clarita Valley SELPA neither supports nor endorses these websites, but provides them for your reference.