Parent Resources
Learn more about developmental disabilities.
What is a developmental disability?
Cerebral Palsey
Regional Center of the East Bay
Autism Society of America
National Down Syndrome Society
Community Training for Parents
An Answer for Our Daughter: Accepting the Mystery of Autism
Being There: What You Can Do for Parents When Tragedy Strikes
Help with Special Needs Dentistry
Web Resources
California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov
DDS is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
California Department of Mental Health
http://www.dmh.cahwnet.gov
Provides information and news, as well as ombudsman and other support services. Offers a searchable database of mental health facilities and a statewide 24- hour mental health crisis hotline.
California Department of Rehabilitation
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
California Medi-Cal Services
http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov
This site provides access to provider bulletins, manuals, regulations and forms for enrolling in the Medi-Cal program. A variety of transactions can also be performed through this site.
California Medi-Care Services
http://www.calmedicare.org
This site provides information about the Medicare program in California, as well as the options for covering health costs not paid for by Medicare.
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
http://www.scdd.ca.gov
Federally funded independent state agency that assists in planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating services for people with developmental disabilities.
Disability Resources (Various Links)
http://disabilitystudies.syr.edu/resources/otherdisabilityresources.aspx
A list of sites covering a broad range of information in a variety of disability-related categories.
DisabilityDirect.gov
http://www.disability.gov
Government resources, services, and information for people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Advocates
http://www.dralegal.org
Disability Rights Advocates is the national and international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
http://www.dredf.org
DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, people with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Disabled Travel Network
http://www.globalaccessnews.com
Global Access provides a site where disabled travelers can share their experiences.
HUD for People with Disabilities
http://www.hud.gov/groups/disabilities.cfm
This page contains information, from all parts of HUD’s website, which will interest individuals with disabilities.
Internet Resources for Parents of Children With Special Heath Needs
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/websites.html
An extensive list of resources for parents looking for information on various subjects including education, medical info, diagnoses, recreation, etc.
Protection & Advocacy
http://www.pai-ca.org
PAI works in partnership with people with disabilities- protect, advocate for, and advance the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities.
Regional Center of the East Bay
http://www.rceb.org
RCEB is a private, non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services that works in partnership with many individuals and other agencies to plan and coordinate services and supports for people with developmental disabilities.
Sexuality and Disability Webliography
http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/docs/sex_disabilitywebliog.pdf
This document’s purpose is to provide a list of resources in order to help meet the sex education needs of individuals with disabilities, their parents, and their care-takers. The resources provide readers with easily accessible information, in a variety of accessible formats, including plain language.
Social Security Disability Programs
http://www.ssa.gov/disability
Information and links on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Disability Benefits Planner explains about eligibility and procedures for claiming and receiving benefits.
Through the Looking Glass
http://www.lookingglass.org
TLG is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate
http://www.ucp.org/ucplocal.cfm/35
A network of support, information, and innovation that spans the San Francisco Bay, UCPGG assists thousands each year, representing a wide variety of disabilities as well as all of the diversity of our community
 
     
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