National and Community Resources
Call 211 for HelpNational
This 24 hour free assistance provides information about services such as assistance with Medi-Cal, food stamps, physical and mental health services and more. It helps connect caregivers to services. It is available in most states nationwide.
Special Needs JudoLocal
Senshi Judo has just launched it’s Special Needs Judo program! Open to all children (ages 5+) and adults with physical and mental disabilities, Senshi Judo offers 4 training sessions a week! Participants will learn modified self-defense in a small and safe learning environment, perfect for children who need one-on-one attention.
Call or email us today to start your free trial! Parents and siblings are welcome to participate in class to help alleviate first-time stress for beginner students.
Interact: A Special Needs App for ResourcesLocal
Interact connects those with special needs with local activities and services.
Users can find Local Activities, Local Education, and Local Healthcare
• Discover all possible options for services and support
• Leave reviews for your favorite providers in your area
Holiday Tips from the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Holidays are both joyful and stressful for families affected by autism. Download this information for helpful suggestions that will better prepare your family for holiday events.
Department of Education: Orange County CALocal
Learn about Special Education resources for special needs students. The site includes a directory of schools, descriptions of programs and services and support information. Go to ocde.us/SPED/Pages/default.aspx
“Sit With Us” a School Lunchtime Inclusion ApplicationLocal, National, International
This application was developed to prevent bullying and invite school age children to join others at lunch. It was developed by a teenage girl who was bullied and excluded at lunchtime and it can be used in any school setting. If you would like to be a founder of a “Sit With Us” movement at school, you can learn more and download the Welcome Packet here . The free app is available from the App store, Google Play or Galaxy Store.
Aliso Viejo Ice PalaceLocal
We are dedicated to providing you with the finest experience on ice skates! Our rink serves south Orange County with public skating sessions, freestyle skating, birthday parties, broom hockey, skating lessons, and a safe, competitive hockey program for both youths and adults.
We serve all ages
Occupational Therapy Groups: Let’s P.L.A.N. for Ages 8-10: Saturdays Lake Forest
Occupational Therapy groups focus on implementing life skills in a social setting in order to improve relationships, increase independence in self-care tasks, and create a foundation in which children can grow into successful young adults.
Instructor: Licensed Occupational Therapist
Fee: $75 per 60-minute session – Resident
$80 per 60-minute session – Non-Resident
Location: Autism Behavior Services, Inc. 23701 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest CA
(949) 581-0100 or toll-free: (855) 581-0100
To Register: Call to schedule an intake appointment. Online registration is not available for this program.
For more info call: The City of Lake Forest at 461-3450
Barcode#: 5390 8-10 yrs Ongoing Sat 10-11 am
SunDog Therapy (Occupational Therapy & Animal Assisted Therapy)Local, National
SunDog Therapy provides occupational therapy for children, teens, and adults. We specialize in animal assisted therapy, working with clients in a natural outdoor setting, and promoting independent living skills, sensory processing, motor skills, cognition, and social/community participation.
– Individual OT in the clinic/community
– Group programs for individuals with/without disabilities
– Animal assisted therapy
– Dog training for clients & for professionals interested in AAT
Regional Center of Orange County Resources
The Regional Center of Orange County California has a website with links to many local resources for families. You can access that page at http://www.rcocdd.com/frc/ccfrc/resources/
The Comfort Connection provides additional support, information and brochures for programs and services. It is located to the right of the entrance at the Main Headquarters Office, 1525 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705