Socials for Adults with Autism & Their Caregivers
Spirit League Program
Spirit League at Your School
Will you help us share the Spirit League program with potential athletes at your school? Be a League Ambassador by placing a League banner at your school site. Email Melanie@spiritleague.org or call 714-417-9553, ext. 700 for more information.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization.TASK specializes in special education support for people with all disabilities from birth to age 26 and their families. In the area of assistive technology (AT), we serve all ages, including adults, and help families explore ways to use AT to promote learning, communication, and independence. Our role is to provide emotional support and educate parents about special education systems and processes, so that they can be more effective participants in their child’s education. We help families understand their rights, the processes for requesting assessments, strategies for preparing for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and transition planning, among other things. We refer families to other disability service providers, agencies and nonprofits to help meet their needs. TASK promotes positive cooperation between families and schools. We do not attend IEPs on parents’ behalf, but provide information, training and resources so that parents can better help themselves.
Multilingual workshops are available online. View the calendar of events here
OC Links: Behaviorial Health Care Agency
Information provided by: Orange County Behavioral Health Services
OC Links Behavioral Health Line is available 24/7 at (855) 625-4657. OC Links provides information and linkage to any of the Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services, including crisis services, via telephone and chat. Callers can be potential participants, family members, friends, law enforcement and other first responders, providers or anyone seeking behavioral health resources and support. Trained Navigators provide information, referral, and linkage directly to programs in the behavioral health continuum of care from prevention through crisis identification and response. If you would like to learn more about services available through Behavioral Health Services, OC Links is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call (855) 625-4657 to be connected to a Behavioral Health Navigator, or click on the OC Links Chat icon at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/nit/oclinks/. TDD Number: 714-834-2332.
Research Study: For Siblings (18 & older) Who Have a Sibling with ASD
This study is being conducted by California State University San Marcos. The online questionnaire (1 hour) will increase understanding about how having a sibling with ASD affects the experiences. well being, opinions and perspectives of their typically developing sibling. It also includes a 1 hour interview with one of the researchers. Participants will receive a $25 electronic Amazon card.
To Enroll: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download an informational flyer.
Conservatorship and Alternatives Self-Paced Webinar
Are you interested in learning more about Conservatorships & Alternatives to Conservatorship? The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Orange County Office has launched our newest ONLINE, SELF-PACED WEBINAR SERIES to help you learn the basics of Conservatorship & Alternatives to Conservatorship from the comfort of your own device. A certificate of participation will be emailed to you once you complete the series.
The 5-Part Series includes:
- Rights and Responsibilities of Persons with IDD
- Supported Decision-Making
- Alternatives to Conservatorship
- Conservatorship Basics, Types, and Expectations
- Limited Conservatorship Powers, Conservatorship Process & Rights
Join us today! You can email us at email@example.com for registration.
The 988 Mental Health Hotline
People experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help in U.S. Now, they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. The primary goal of the new number is to make it easier for people to call for help. Lawmakers and mental health advocates also see this launch as an opportunity to transform the mental health care system and make care easily accessible everywhere in the United States.