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Resources for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Phone: 916-654-1690

Location: Statewide

Website: dds.ca.gov

Autism Society Greater Long Beach/ San Gabriel Valley

Autism Society Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley – The Autism Society of Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley’s Board of Directors is composed of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are parents of individuals with autism.

Phone: 562-665-5496

Location: 8635 Greenleaf Ave. Unit B, Whittier CA 90602

Website: greaterlongbeach-asa.org

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.

Phone: (323) 549-0500

Location: Los Angeles Office – 5455 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2250 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website: autismspeaks.org

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) follows the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a treatment for autism that has been thoroughly researched and empirically validated by the scientific community, CARD, which was developed 15 years ago, develops individualized treatment plans.

Phone: 818-345-2345

Location: Tarzana, CA

Website: centerforautism.com

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) mission is to advance the rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and litigation.

Website: https://drlcenter.org/about/

Educate Advocate

Educate Advocate – Toassist and support anyone with or connected to someone with special needs and/or disabilities at any age in the area surrounding San Bernardino and Riverside county in California. their presentations focus on: special education, regional center, department of developmental services, health and human services,medical insurance transition at all ages and other fields of significance which directly affect us.

Email: EducateAdvocateCA@ EducateAdvocateCA.com

Website: educateadvocateca.com

Epilepsy Support Network

Epilepsy Support Network is committed to building a community of support to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy through education, programs and advocacy.

Location: Orange County, CA but supporting others nationwide.

Website: epilepsysupportnet.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities NICHCY

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities NICHCY is the center that provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

Location: 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (800)695-0285

Website: nichcy.org

Team of Advocates for Special Needs (TASK)

Team of Advocates for Special Needs (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.

Location: 100 W. Cerritos Ave. Anaheim, CA 92805

Phone: (866) 828-8275 (toll-free in California) or (714) 533-8275

Website: taskca.org

Wrights Law

Wrights Law Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys go to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Website: wrightslaw.com