National and Community Resources
PROaupair – Professional Live-In Childcare for Families with Special NeedsLocal, National
PROaupair’s caregivers are attuned to a child’s individual needs and use their extensive training to ensure each child can reach his or her full potential. They provide high quality, skilled care depending upon the child’s diagnosis – implementing therapy homework, creating routines, and generally providing a warm, supportive environment.
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.
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.
Tips & Tricks for Getting Effective IEPsWrightslaw provides excellent resources for families trying to navigate special education legal and advocacy issues. This topic deals specifically with how you can best prepare for Individualized Education Plan meetings.
WrightsLaw Special Education Law and AdvocacyNational
Wellspring is a Non Public Agency that believes that each child is an individual with their own set of unique qualities. We believe the key to a successful treatment program is a plan that is specifically tailored to your child’s behavior needs. Wellspring offers home and school based applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessment, in-home parent consultation, classroom consultation, behavior respite and a social skills summer camp. Wellspring believes in giving back to the community and hosts a monthly social play group open to any family in the Orange County are with a child with special needs.
U.C.I. Child Development Center, Irvine, CALocal
Specializes in children with ADHD and related behavioral and learning problems.
Tutor Doctor is a program with in-home one-on-one tutoring for students of all ages and we cover all subjects. Some of our tutors have experience tutoring special needs children.
The Prentice Day School, Santa Ana, CALocal
The Prentice School is an independent, non-profit, day school for intelligent and creative students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Other related learning differences include: dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia (apraxia), reading disorder, writing disorder, specific learning disabilities, and/or working memory, attention, auditory processing and visual processing issues. Prentice offers classes from Pre-Kindergarten (starting at age 4) through High School. Prentice also has a hybrid learning high school for students in grades 9-12
The Mardan Center of Educational Therapy, Irvine, CALocal
Specializing in children with learning disabilities and/or social/emotional issues.