National and Community Resources
Special Education AdvocacyLocal
Miller Advocacy Group represents children with disabilities and learning differences in the special education process. We offer academic counseling, high school transition planning for post secondary options, including college, and vocational coaching.
Christine Garrison-Kordower, MFTLocal
Being diagnosed with autism, developmental disorders, or other behavioral disorders brings a unique set of challenges to the individuals diagnosed as well as to the parents and siblings of that individual. I provide support and guidance for the children/adolescents and their families.
I offer the following services:
-Parenting support and guidance
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
-In-Home Concierge Services
New Vista SchoolLocal
New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of students with ASD in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community that prepare them for success in life. Students benefit from participation in clubs, Venture Crew scouting, drama, and career pathways STEM courses, with dual credit college courses for upper grades.
Autism Webinars from Children’s Hospital L.A. & University of Southern CA
You can access archived webinars presented by professional autism service providers on many topics by going to this website
ABA Therapy/Behavior Therapy Maxim Healthcare ServicesLocal
Maxim Healthcare would like to introduce ourselves & share with you our home-based Applied Behavior Analysis/positive behavior support services. The need for Applied Behavior Analysis is huge, & we are happy to be able to provide these services to the community. We are officially accepting new clients, & accept a variety of funding options. We have a staff of well-trained BCBAs & Behavior Technicians. Our services offer customized levels of support and training. Please contact us 714-542-2400.
CRESCENT HEALTH CLINIC, FREE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESLocal
Crescent Clinic Nonprofit offers FREE healthcare
WED & THURS – EVENING
FRI & SAT – DAYTIME Appointments ONLY.
Disability related counseling available Thursday evenings and Friday.
Parent group therapy will start on Thursday evenings in January. Appt or more info at 714-399-4572 or SharonMFTintern@gmail.com
SESSIONS ARE PROVIDED BY MFT INTERNS.
Asperger Experts is based in Seattle, Washington, where they “enliven, empower and educate people with Asperger’s, their parents, and other members of the Autism community.”
The team at Asperger Experts is made up of a diverse range of parents, people with Asperger’s and NT folks. Courses, webinars and family support groups are available.
Spectrum Success: Job Training ProgramLocal At Spectrum Success we use assessments to evaluate your strengths and interests to determine what career is the right fit for you.You will then have the opportunity to join our training program, which will provide training in social and communication skills needed to thrive in the workplace, and personal skills needed to support an independent life style. For a chance to be accepted into our pilot program, which begins in March, please contact Sneha Mathur at SpectrumSuccess.firstname.lastname@example.org
Socials for Adults (16 and Up) with Autism & Their CaregiversLocal
The Grandparent Autism Network, the Family Autism Network program, California State University Fullerton Center for Autism, the University of California Irvine and Chapman University collaborate to host cost-free Socials on each campus during the academic year. Students from all 3 universities volunteer at each event and faculty members and professional autism service providers attend to increase support for caregivers and students during the events. Information and registration for these socials are available online.
Colleges and universities everywhere can partner with community nonprofit or philanthropic groups to increase resources for underserved adults with autism and caregivers. Socials provide new opportunities for community integration, especially for transition age youth, older adults and caregivers in the autism community. Additional information about how to plan and host socials is available here