Websites, agencies and groups helpful for parents of children with special needs “(Sp)” indicates that the web site is also available in Spanish.
Family support & Information
Adulthood & Transition
Center for Parent Information & Resources
Circle of Friends - Supports inclusion of children with special needs.
Friendship Circle - Special needs resources.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Sp) - Grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Office of Developmental Primary Care (Medical resources)
Special Needs Sacramento - Resources for families of children with special needs 0-5 years old in the Sacramento area.
Recursos Para las Familias de Habla Español
La Familia Counseling Services - Trabajos para mejorar la calidad de vida para la juventud del en-riesgo y las familias de fondos diversos ofreciendo el asesoramiento, servicios del outreach de la ayuda y programas multiculturales para ayudar a las familias a superar adversidad
Recursos en Espanol
People with disabilities (children and adults) may be eligible for public benefits.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES
California Department of Developmental Services - Serves people with developmental disabilities and their families.California Early Start Program - Program within Department of Developmental Services which provides early intervention services to children birth-3 years.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
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Tips for Writing to Legislators. English Spanish
Writing to Your Legislators
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How a bill becomes federal law.
How a bill becomes state law.
SPECIAL NEEDS/COOL STUFF RELATED TO SPECIAL NEEDS
Choosing a Childcare Provider
It is so important for you to feel comfortable with the child care provider you choose for your child. This guide from the Yolo County Children's Alliance is meant to help you make a good choice.
Child Action, Inc. offers enhanced child care referral to parents with children with special needs. This additional service allows parents to work directly with Child Action, Inc.’s Child Care Information Specialists in their search for child care.
Children's Home Society of California
Placer County Office Of Education,
Sierra Nevada Children's Services
Kare Crisis Nursery
Their mission is to provide shelter and respite for the children and assistance to their families who are facing a crisis, and to safely and effectively supervise Court Ordered visitations for families seeking reunification.
El Dorado and Alpine counties
Choices for Children
Parents can call their offices to discuss a child's unique needs and request help finding a child care provider who matches the needs.