COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

ABILITYFIRST / PASADENA

provides afterschool enrichment programs, Camp Paivika, employment and day programs
Lawrence Frank Center
201 S. Kinneloa Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 449-5661
www.abilityfirst.org

Email: info@abilityfirst.org


ACEING AUTISM, Inc.

-to make the sport of tennis available to children with autism and to use tennis as a means to enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination, and motor development and improve the social skills for children with autism

www.aceingautism.org

Email: aceingautismla@gmail.com                Contact:  Richard Spurling, (617) 901-7153


ACTORS FOR AUTISM

Alisa Wolf, M.Ed.-SPED,  Executive Director/Founder

15303 Ventura Blvd. Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 705-1600
www.actorsforautism.org

Email: actorsforautism@aol.com


ALMANSOR CENTER

offers special education day school, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, transitional adult services

1955 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 257-3006; (626) 282-6194
www.redesignlearning.org


AUTISM SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES

-a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides information, referral, support, and advocacy empowerment for the Autism Community

8939 S Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 110-788
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(562) 804-5556
autismla.org

Email: info@autismla.org


AUTISM SPEAKS – LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

autism science and advocacy organization;  funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increases awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocates for the needs of individuals with autism and their families

5455 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2250
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 549-0500
www.autismspeaks.org


AUTISM SPECTRUM THERAPIES

-a private agency that employs Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) research findings in autism treatment

147 East Olive Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
626) 446-1101 or (866) 7AST-AR4
www.autismtherapies.com


AYSO REGION 214 – SOUTH PASADENA/SAN MARINO VIP (SPECIAL NEEDS) SOCCER

-accommodates all special needs players through hands-on play and support

Contact: Joe Fitzpatrick (213) 399-4999

Email: joefitzmail@gmail.com


BARBARA HOSKINS & ASSOCIATES

-provides psychoeducational assessments, attention testing, educational therapy, follow-up, consultations, and school meetings

595 E. Colorado Blvd, #508
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 683-1717
www.barbarahoskins.com

Email: BHAssoc@yahoo.com


BLAST 

-a unique after school program for children who need assistance to experience success in classroom, playground or extracurricular youth activities

Tom Sawyer Camps
707 West Woodbury Rd, #F
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 794-1156
www.tomsawyercamps.com/blast.html

Email: info@tomsayercamps.com


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (DDS)

-agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities

California Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street
P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
(916) 654-1690
www.dds.ca.gov


CENTER FOR DEVELOPING KIDS

-a pediatric therapy clinic that provides occupational, physical, speech therapy, and nutrition services for children from birth through mid teens

200 East Del Mar Blvd # 112
Pasadena, CA 91105-2552
(626) 564-2700
www.centerfordevelopingkids.com

Email: info@centerfordevelopingkids.com


CHINESE PARENTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED (CPAD)

a non-profit organization dedicated to help individuals with special needs and their families (e.g. Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc)
P.O. Box 2884
San Gabriel, CA 91778-2884
(626) 307-3837
www.cpad.org


DANNY’S FARM INC.

-unique farm & petting zoo designed to provide meaningful volunteer and employment opportunities for teenagers and adults with disabilities

1317 Huntington Dr.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(213) 607-4432
www.dannysfarm.com

Email: dannysfarm@yahoo.com


DESCANSO CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING 

-provides consultation and treatment for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior problems, learning problems, and brain training.

1346 Foothill Blvd, #301
La Canada, CA 91101
(818) 790-1587
www.dmcdl.com

Email: admind@dmcdl.com


EASTER SEALS / PASADENA

provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities

50 N. Hill, Ste 100
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 793-7700
www.easterseals.com


EASTERN LOS ANGELES REGIONAL CENTER

-provides or coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in its designated region

1000 Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 299-4700
www.elarc.org


EASTERN LOS ANGELES FAMILY RESOURCE LIBRARY & ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

-serves families who have children with developmental disabilities and chronic medical issues by providing emotional support, training, information and referrals.

1000 Fremont Ave., Suite 6050, #35
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 300-9171
www.familyresourcenetworklac.org/easternla_frc_family_resource_library.asp


EDUCATION SPECTRUM INC.

provides services such as social and community integration groups, diagnostic evaluations, individual& family therapy, training for parents & professionals,

2235 N. Lake Ave., Suite 201
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-1500
www.edspec.org


EMERSON ACADEMY

-small school that provides college preparatory education to students who have difficulty in traditional classrooms

12749 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA  91604
(818) 761-4898
www.emersonacademy.org


EXCEPTIONAL MINDS

13400 Riverside Dr. #211
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 387-8811
www.exceptionalmindsstudio.org

Email: info@exceptionalmindsstudio.org

Contact: Yudi Bennett


FIVE ACRES SCHOOL

supports K – 9th grade students with behavioral, emotional, and learning challengers

760 Mountain View St.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-6793, ext 2315
www.5acres.org

Contact: Danielle LePon, dlepon@5acres.org


FOOTHILL AUTISM ALLIANCE

-non-profit, all-volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and care-givers, dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to the autism community

P.O. Box 10193
Glendale, CA 91209
(818) 66-AUTISM
www.foothillautism.org


FOOTHILL SELPA

-geographical region comprised of school districts and county offices required to provide for all the special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries

1700 East Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 246-5378; Fax: (818) 246-3537
www.foothillselpa.org


FRANK D. LANTERMAN REGIONAL CENTER

 -provides or coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

3303 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-1300
www.lanterman.org


THE FROSTIG CENTER

school for students who need help, provides teacher education and support to the community of schools and professionals in the greater Los Angeles area, and researches better ways of helping students with learning disabilities

971 N. Altadena Dr.,
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 791-1255
www.frostig.org


HEAR CENTER

helps individuals with hearing loss or speech and language impairments enrich their lives by providing them with auditory & oral communication skills

301 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-2016
www.hearcenter.org

Email: info@heartcenter.org


THE HELP GROUP

-nonprofit organization that offers seven specialized pre-K through high school programs for children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems

13130 Burbank Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
(877) 943-5747
www.thehelpgroup.org


HERMAN AND ASSOCIATES

– provides individual psychotherapy and assessments for children, adolescents and adults

1137 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 344-0123
docherman.com


IN2VISION

-person-centered thinking, instructional agency that is committed to providing high quality services to individuals with intellectual disabilities; promote skill development, independence and safety as home and in the community through supervision, training, guidance, and support.

13601 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite. 107
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 789-8888
www.in2vision.org


INCLUSION FILMS

-offers practical film workshops for adults with developmental disabilities

146 West Cypress Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 848-3708
www.inclusionfilms.com

Emailinclusionfilms@aol.com


INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (IECP)

-supports schools, families, and community agencies by providing access to life’s experiences for individuals with disabilities

2323 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 3
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985-4808
www.iecp.us


INDEPENDENT STEPS

-provide independent living skills, supported living services, adaptive skills training, and adult development program and transportation in the SCLARC, NCLACRC, and ELARC area

1041 E. Main St.
Alhambra, CA
(626) 233-8133
www.independentsteps.net

Email: independentsteps@independentsteps.net


LA CANADA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Moms of Special Needs Kids Support Group

Contact: Ann Anderson (818) 790-6169

Email: graniea@charter.net


INTEGRATED LEARNING SOLUTIONS

provides comprehensive educational support to students, families, and schools

2233 Huntington Drive, Suite 2
San Marino, CA 91108

http://www.integratedlearningsolutions.org/index.asp

Contact: 626.568.8558

Email: info@integratedlearningsolutions.org


LA PARENT MAGAZINE

-features an extensive calendar of events for special needs families, as well as articles on various topics

www.laparent.com/special-needs-newsletter/

Contact: Elena Epstein (818) 264-2222 Ext. 222


LAW OFFICES OF GEORGIANNA JUNCO-KELMAN

12711 Ventura Blvd. #410
Studio City, CA
(818) 386-2800
www.specialkidsattorney.com

Email: gjkelman@specialkidsattorney.com


LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

helps adults with developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential by providing enhancement of individual growth, community access, and the right of personal choice

Avanti Adult Day Services
60 N. Daisy Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 564-0191
www.lsscommunitycare.org/location/san-gabriel-valley-pasadena/

Email: mgordon@LSSCommunityCare.org


MATTHEW POPE

-disability rights attorney with a private law practice that focuses on the rights of persons with developmental needs

6787 Worsham Drive
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 201-2649

Email: mmpattorney@charter.net


MOVE A CHILD HIGHER

-offers therapeutic horseback riding activities designed to help children with disabilities

1430 Topeka St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 798-1222
www.moveachildhigher.org

Email: Joy Rittenhouse, joymach1@yahoo.com


OPEN DOORS NOW

-help Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism students, their parents and educators address the social issues that isolate their children from their typical classmates

c/o Cassandra Zupke
9393 Hillside Road
Alta Loma CA 91737
www.opendoorsnow.org

Email: contact@opendoorsnow.org


PARENTS’ PLACE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

1500 S. Hyacinth Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791
(626) 919-1091
www.parentsplacefrc.com

Email: outreach@parentsplacefrc.com


PROFESSIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC.

-uses the DIR/Floortime approach to provide programs and services for children with special needs, from birth through 21 years of age

620 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-7350
www.pcdateam.org

Email: pcda@pcdateam.org


RUTH A. PHELPS/PHELPS LAW GROUP

-law group that specializes in planning for persons with disabilities; assists clients with limited conservatorships and special needs trusts

301 N. Lake Ave, Suite 1002
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-8844


PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCE CONSULTANTS
– clinical psychologists who provide psychoeducational and attention assessments, individual and family therapy, and social skills peer group therapy for children and adolescents
719 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA  91030
(626) 403-3500
Email: Dr. Jeffrey S. Prater, psychsax@earthlink.net

ROSE BOWL AQUATIC CENTER

includes a Therapy & Teaching pool designed, staffed, and equipped for people with disabilities

360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 564-0330 x 419
www.rosebowlaquatics.com


ROSEMARY JOHNSON AND ASSOCIATES

-provides occuational and physical therapy for  children from pre-K through high school

116 E. Walnut
Monrovia, CA 91016
rjclinic.com

Email: info@rjclinic.com


SOUTH PASADENA LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION

-enables boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, to enjoy the game of baseball

Mid March to May
Orange Grove Park
South Pasadena

Email: Scott Parker, challenger@spll.com


SOUTH PASADENA SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

group of parent and community volunteers who work with the school district to improve educational and social opportunities for special needs children; hold monthly support group meetings to discuss challenges of raising a special needs child

Contact: Kim Lesak, kimlesak@aol.com


SPECIAL NEEDS HOCKEY (PASADENA MAPLE LEAFS)

-community program to teach hockey to special athletes, ages 7 and up. Learn to play in a fun, safe supportive environment with an experienced and dedicated coaching staff

Emailspecialhockey@pasadenahockey.net

Crissy Finney, 626-765-7400


SURFERS HEALING – A FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM

-offers annual summer surfing camps for individuals with autism; promote therapeutic benefits of surfing and its effects on the vestibular system

P.O.. Box 1267
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(877) 966-SURF
www.surfershealing.org

Email: Jennifer@surfershealing.org


THERAPEUTIC RECREATION UNIT

provide a safe and nurturing camping experience; activities include sports, sensory experiences, games, arts and crafts, cooking, music, swimming, therapeutic horseback riding

1600 Marview Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 381-2739
www.crpd.org/therapeuticrecreation

Email: therapeutics@crpd.org


TIERRA DEL SOL FOUNDATION

– helps people with cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral challenges resulting from developmental disabilities; provide a variety of educational opportunities for individuals to discover and share their talents and abilities with the community and their family

9919 Sunland Blvd.
Sunland, CA 91040
(818) 540-5276
tierradelsol.org

Email: info@tierradelsol.org


TOTAL EDUCATION SOLUTIONS

-dedicated to the field of special education; provides social skills summer camp, health and wellness summer camp handwriting summer camp and language summer camp

625 So. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite #200
South Pasadena, CA 91030
www.tesidea.com

Email: info.la@tesidea.com


TUMBLEWEED DAY CAMP

traditional summer day camp in Brentwood that accommodates children with asthma, behavior disorders, and learning disabilities

P.O. Box 49291
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-7474
www.twforever.com

Email: info@tumbleweedcamp.com


 

UCLA CART (Center for Autism Research and Treatment)

-plays a local, national, and international role in developing an improved understanding of the biological and psychosocial basis of autism

Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
www.semel.ucla.edu/autism


UCLA Recreation Adaptive Programs

-provides therapeutically-based programs for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to promote fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem, and great functional independence

(310) 825-1059

www.recreation.ucla.edu/adaptiveprograms

Email: adaptive@recreation.ucla.edu


VILLA ESPERANZA SERVICES

-provides a variety of programs for children, adults, and seniors and their families, including preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, and an adult day program
2116 E. Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 449-2919
www.villaesperanzaservices.org

Email: info@villaesperanzaservices.org


WESTMORELAND ACADEMY 

a Non-Public School of the Institute for the Redesign of Learning; uses evidence-based models and innovative approaches to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

5 + 6 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103
(213) 607-4342
www.redesignlearning.org

Email: rsouthard@almansor.org
Contact: Rachel Southard


WEST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY SELPA

-geographical region comprised of school districts and county offices required to provide for all the special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries

15 West Alhambra Road
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 943-3435; Fax: (626) 943-7459
www.wsgvselpa.org/

Email: support@wsgvselpga.org


WOODSMALL LAW GROUP

provide representation in matters related to the educational and community access rights of the special needs child

1010 Sycamore Ave., #115
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 440-0028
www.woodsmalllawgroup.com

Email: info@woodsmalllawgroup.com