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Community Resources for Families

AbilityFirst provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives.  We do this by: creating targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life.
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Dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
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At the core of the Autism Society's work is a goal to influence meaningful change in support of the Autism community.  
Offering a broad range of programs and services to empower people of all ages with vision loss.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control is committed to providing essential data on ASD, searching for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and developing resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families.  CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
Providing quality mental health, behavioral and educational services for children and families in Santa Clarita.  Changing Lives. Healing Relationships. Helping People Thrive. "Strengthening families today for stronger communities tomorrow."
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.
A school inclusion program that builds genuine friendships between students with special needs and their general education peers.  CoF increases the understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual differences by creating a welcoming school environment that embraces diversity at all grade levels.
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Resources and information for Santa Clarita residents. 
The goal of the CLEAR Collaborative is to increase mutual awareness, understanding and communication between first responders and the special needs community.  Also, visit the Special Needs Registry used by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department.
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.
Enhancing the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome by fostering family engagement, encouraging connections, and providing information while promoting inclusion, and awareness.
Providing accurate information to the public, advancing awareness of education initiatives, and highlighting effective strategies intended to improve student outcomes.
FFRC understands and strengthens families raising children with special needs through education, advocacy, and family support services: resource directory of services and agencies, peer support to families in multiple languages, parent mentors for IFSPs and IEPs, seminars, newsletters, and library.
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Resources, news and events, and online support groups for families of children with cerebral palsy.
ILCSC is dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to exercise independence - professionally, personally, and creatively - while striving to educate the community on their needs.  
Creating a future for all individuals with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.
Providing parent-centered services to young children with hearing loss, offering families hope, guidance, and encouragement.  
LDA is dedicated to creating opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with individuals with ASD, including detailed information on how to plan, implement, and monitor specific evidence-based practices.
Coordinating and providing community-based services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(661) 294-5332  ~  [email protected]
Rio Vista Elementary School, 20417 Cedarcreek Street, 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. 
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 intellectual disabilities, 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.
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.
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Information for parents and teachers of children with special needs and people who want to become special education teachers.  
Early intervention, special education, recreation, independence, workforce development and mental health programs give people of all ages who have disabilities the opportunity to thrive.
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