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Rehabilitation Services
 Administration (RSA)
Introduction

Welcome to the second edition of Resource Option for Back On Track
(R.O.B.O.T.), for “Back On Track…To Success” A Community-Based Mentoring
Program. This is an educational, vocational, recreational, and transportation
resource guide intended for individuals with disabilities, especially for “Back On
Track…To Success” Program participants and mentors. This comprehensive
guide provides resources in the counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa,
Fresno, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San
Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Stanislaus. The information in this second
edition is current at the time of printing. Periodically updating is planned in the
future.

We do not endorse nor make any guarantees regarding the information and
services included in this resource guide.

We hope that the R.O.B.O.T. meets your needs for an educational and
vocational resource directory for the counties listed above. If you have potential
additions, deletions, or suggestions for R.O.B.O.T., please call or email us: Lois
Roberts, the “Back On Track …To Success” Mentoring Program assistant, at
408-793-6426 or email Lois.Roberts@hhs.sccgov.org




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Acknowledgements

This resource guide, R.O.B.O.T., was created with the assistance and input from
many community members and organizations. It was adapted from other
previously published resource directories by the Rehabilitation Research Center
at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center including the (SCI-FYI) Spinal Cord Injury-
For Your Information and (TBIRD) Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory.
The “Back on Track…To Success” A Community-Based Mentoring Program
would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge those organizations and
individuals, who have helped in contributing information and resources, and who
have provided feedback in this guide.
The “Back on Track…To Success” A Community-Based Mentoring Program is a
Special Demonstration Program for Model Transitional Rehabilitation Services for
Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities funded by the US Dept of Education,
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services
Administration (grant award # H235S040052).
The “Back on Track…To Success” A Community-Based Mentoring Program
project staff at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Include:

Thao Duong, MD                          Principal Investigator
Kazuko Shem MD                          Co-Principal Investigator
Robert Medel, BA                        Project Coordinator
Lois Roberts                            Program Assistant
Penny Hogg, PhD                         Program Rehabilitation Psychologist
Jim Westman, MRC, CRC                   Program Vocational Counselor
Jerry Wright, MS                        Statistical and Dissemination Consultant
Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD        Program Evaluator
Gail Cuevas                             Program Assistant


Thanks to Dr. Suzy Kim, prior Co-principal Investigator and Travis Casper who
were invaluable in putting this book together. Thank you also to Lois Roberts for
coordinating the second edition.




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R.O.B.O.T. Table of Contents
                                                                                                                  Page
     Introduction........................................................................................................ i
     Acknowledgements .......................................................................................... ii
     Table of Contents .............................................................................................iii
1.   How to Use This Resource Guide .................................................................... 1
2.   Educational Resources..................................................................................... 3
3.   Financial Aid ..................................................................................................... 5
4.   Educational Related Programs and Resources ................................................ 9
5.   Community & Adult Education……………………………………………. .......... 15
       Alameda County ......................................................................................... 16
       Contra Costa County…………………………………………………. ............. 25
       Fresno County………………………………………………………….............. 30
       Merced County ........................................................................................... 36
       Monterey County ........................................................................................ 38
       Sacramento County…………………………………………………. ............... 42
       San Francisco County................................................................................. 48
       San Joaquin County.................................................................................... 49
       San Mateo County ...................................................................................... 52
       Santa Clara County………………………………………………. ................... 55
       Santa Cruz County...................................................................................... 61
       Sonoma County .......................................................................................... 63
       Stanislaus County ....................................................................................... 65
6.   Community College Education…………………………………………. ............. 67
       Alameda County ......................................................................................... 68
       Contra Costa County .................................................................................. 72
       Fresno County ............................................................................................ 74
       Merced County ........................................................................................... 76
       Monterey County ........................................................................................ 77
       Sacramento County .................................................................................... 79
       San Francisco County................................................................................. 83
       San Joaquin County.................................................................................... 84
       San Mateo County ...................................................................................... 85
       Santa Clara County..................................................................................... 87
       Santa Cruz County...................................................................................... 92
       Sonoma County………………………………………..................................... 93
       Stanislaus County ....................................................................................... 94
7.   California State Universities............................................................................ 95
8.   University of California Systems……………………………………………. ..... 111




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9. Vocational Resources………………………………………………. ................. 121
    Community Based..................................................................................... 122
        Alameda County………………………………………….. .................... 122
        Contra Costa County…………………………………….. .................... 130
        Fresno County .................................................................................. 134
        Merced County .................................................................................135
        Monterey County .............................................................................. 136
        Sacramento County…………………………………….. ...................... 138
        San Francisco County…………………………………. ....................... 142
        San Joaquin County…………………………………… ....................... 145
        San Mateo County…………………………………….. ........................ 147
        Santa Clara County .......................................................................... 149
        Santa Cruz County…………………………………….......................... 158
        Sonoma County……………………………………….. ........................ 160
        Stanislaus County ............................................................................. 161
    Department of Rehabilitation ................................................................ …163
    Organizations............................................................................................ 169
10. Recreational Resources.............................................................................. 175
    Pools......................................................................................................... 176
    Other Recreational Resources…………………......................................... 183
    Professional Sports Arenas ...................................................................... 188
    Museums .................................................................................................. 189
    State Parks & Recreation Areas ............................................................... 192
    Theatres.................................................................................................... 193
    Theme Parks ............................................................................................ 198
11. Transportation and Travel Resources …………… ...................................... 201
    Emergency Transportation ……………………….. .................................... 202
    Local Transportation ................................................................................. 203
        Alameda County………………………………………….. .................... 204
        Contra Costa County…………………………………….. .................... 204
        Fresno County .................................................................................. 204
        Merced County .................................................................................205
        Monterey County .............................................................................. 205
        Sacramento County…………………………………….. ...................... 206
        San Francisco County…………………………………. ....................... 207
        San Joaquin County…………………………………… ....................... 208
        San Mateo County…………………………………….. ........................ 208
        Santa Clara County .......................................................................... 209
        Santa Cruz County…………………………………….......................... 210
        Sonoma County……………………………………….. ........................ 211
        Stanislaus County ............................................................................. 211



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    Accessible Travel Resources ................................................................... 214
12. Durable Medical Equipment Resources...................................................... 223
    Vendors......................................................................................................224
13. Driving Evaluation and Equipment .............................................................. 235
    Books........................................................................................................ 236
    Driver Assessment Association ................................................................ 236
    Driver Assessment Facility........................................................................ 237
    Mobility Equipment Installers .................................................................... 239
    Vehicle Modification Reimbursements ...................................................... 243
    Video......................................................................................................... 244
14. Internet Resources...................................................................................... 245
    Chat Sites ................................................................................................. 246
    Disability and Rehabilitation Sites ............................................................. 246
    Employment Related Sites........................................................................ 248
    Government Sites ..................................................................................... 248
    Internet Indexes ........................................................................................ 250
    Legal/Policy/Advocacy Related Sites........................................................ 251
    Leisure, Mobility,Recreation and Travel Sites........................................... 256
    Medical ..................................................................................................... 257
    Online Resume Job/Bank Sites ................................................................ 258
    SCI Specific Sites ..................................................................................... 259
    TBI Specific Sites...................................................................................... 261
15. Assistive Technology Resources. ............................................................... 265
16. Support Groups........................................................................................... 279
    Alameda County ....................................................................................... 280
    Contra Costa County ................................................................................ 281
    Fresno County .......................................................................................... 282
    Marin County ............................................................................................ 282
    Monterey County ...................................................................................... 283
    Sacramento County .................................................................................. 284
    San Francisco County............................................................................... 285
    San Mateo County .................................................................................... 285
    Santa Clara County................................................................................... 286
    Santa Cruz County.................................................................................... 290
    Sonoma County ........................................................................................ 291
    Other Support Group Information ............................................................. 291
    Caregiver Support Services ...................................................................... 291
 17. Resource Directories and Information Resources...................................... 295
    Publications .............................................................................................. 303




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18. Independent Living Centers and Other-Service Organizations ................... 309
    Alameda County ....................................................................................... 310
    Contra Costa County ................................................................................ 311
    Fresno County .......................................................................................... 311
    Merced County ......................................................................................... 311
    Monterey County ...................................................................................... 312
    Sacramento County .................................................................................. 312
    San Francisco County............................................................................... 313
    San Joaquin County.................................................................................. 313
    San Mateo County .................................................................................... 313
    Santa Clara County................................................................................... 314
    Santa Cruz County.................................................................................... 314
    Sonoma County ........................................................................................ 315
    Stanislaus County ..................................................................................... 315
    Organizations Providing Service Animals ................................................. 316
19. Accessible Gyms and Adaptive PE Programs ............................................ 321
    Accessible Gyms ...................................................................................... 322
    Community College Adaptive PE Programs ............................................. 322
        Alameda County ...............................................................................323
        Contra Costa County…………………………………….. .................... 323
        Fresno County……………………………………………...................... 323
        Merced County .................................................................................324
        Monterey County .............................................................................. 325
        Sacramento County…………………………………… ........................ 325
        San Francisco County…………………………………. ....................... 326
        San Joaquin County ......................................................................... 326
        San Mateo County…………………………………….. ........................ 327
        Santa Clara County……………………………………......................... 327
        Santa Cruz County…………………………………….......................... 329
        Sonoma County ................................................................................329
        Stanislaus County ............................................................................. 330
    California State University (CSU) Adaptive PE Programs......................... 330
 20. Public Libraries ......................................................................................... 335
    Alameda County……………………………………………........................... 336
    Contra Costa County…………………………………….. ............................ 336
    Fresno County…………………………………………….............................. 337
    Merced County……………………………………………............................. 339
    Monterey County…………………………………………….......................... 337
    Sacramento County…………………………………….. .............................. 338
    San Francisco County…………………………………. ............................... 338
    San Joaquin County.................................................................................. 339
    San Mateo County…………………………………….. ................................ 339
    Santa Clara County……………………………………................................. 339
    Santa Cruz County…………………………………….................................. 342


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    Sonoma County ........................................................................................ 342
    Stanislaus County ..................................................................................... 343
    Other Helpful Library Resources............................................................... 343
  21. Nationwide Disability Related Organizations ........................................... 345
  22. Housing Agencies and Resources ........................................................... 357
    Shelters..................................................................................................... 369
    Emergency Food Resources .................................................................... 376
    Prepared Meals……………………………………………............................ 378
    Residential Care Facilities……………………………………………............ 380
    Financial Assistance for Homebuyers....................................................... 383

INDEX............................................................................................................... 385




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                               Ch1: How to Use this Resource Guide

CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Resource Guide
Start with the Table of Contents. See if you can find the topic that you are interested
in. Look through the section to see if there is a resource that can help you. If you find
one, you may want to attach a Post-it tab so you can find the page later. Write down
all of the information that you need to find out more information about the resource:
agency name, name of contact person, telephone number, email and website
addresses.

If you were unable to find a resource that will help you in this resource guide, a good
first step would be to call your local Independent Living Center. They will have a
good idea of what is available in your area. A second step would be to call or email
us at the Rehabilitation Research Center. We have a ROBOT resource specialist
who may be able to assist. You can reach Lois Roberts, the “Back On Track …To
Success” Mentoring Program Assistant, at 408-793-6426 or email her at
Lois.Roberts@hhs.sccgov.org

Preparation for contacting resources
Before you contact resources, be sure to have all the information in front of you and
have paper to write down the information you receive. Also it is very important for
you to know what information you want to get. You will be far more successful if you
can make a specific request rather than just asking for “help.”

Contacting resources
Introduce yourself and give a brief description of your situation. Ask about the
services they provide. The most important point to remember is to NOT GIVE UP at
the first sign of resistance. Sometimes people either do not understand your request
or they are not sure how they can help you. You may need to explain your request
in several different ways. You may need to describe your issues and/or problems.
Even when an agency is not able to help you, the person you are talking to may be
able to make other suggestions. You may also find when you call that some of the
services are no longer offered or the agency is no longer in business.

Documenting the Information given to you by the contact
You will need to write down:
    Name of people you talked to.
    Can they help?
    Do you need to call back or do something else to follow up?
    Did they give you other suggestions?




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Ch 1: How to use this Resource Guide




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                                             Ch 2: Educational Resources

CHAPTER 2: Educational Resources
There are many reasons why education is an important issue for everyone,
especially for people with disabilities. Education is the key to unlocking new ideas,
promoting and enhancing critical thinking skills to help people solve complex
problems that they are faced with in their everyday lives. It also provides a person
with the opportunity to obtain job skills, other necessary skills and abilities that are
commonly sought after by employers.

Community education offers people with disabilities the following three things. First,
it offers the opportunity to learn and enhance basic skills used in everyday life, such
as those taught in High School Diploma/GED programs. Second, it offers the
opportunity to learn new skills to become more employable, such as English, foreign
languages, computer or other vocational skills. Finally, it offers the opportunity to
learn new skills to help make life more enjoyable through taking community interest
classes. Community education classes are provided in several different types of
settings such as schools, cultural centers, and community organizations. Parks and
Recreation Departments within each city are also excellent resources to find leisure
classes within one’s community.

The California community colleges are filled with wonderful resources to assist
anyone seeking more in-depth study of various subjects or occupations. Anyone
who desires further education in a particular subject area or professional occupation
can do so by enrolling in a four-year university. The Disabled Students’ Programs at
community colleges and universities can provide students with many types of
assistance such as assessments, tutors, note-takers, etc. and can help students
obtain materials and information that are vital in getting the most out of their
education.




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Ch 2: Educational Resources




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                                                           Ch 3: Financial Aid

CHAPTER 3: Financial Aid
There are numerous financial aid options available to students seeking higher
education. Many of these options are free of charge, but many also charge a fee to
access their services and searches. Financial aid options available include the
following: loans, grants, scholarships, and the Department of Rehabilitation.
Some loans are subsidized (portion paid by government) based on financial need,
some loans have low interest rates for students, and some loans are provided by
private institutions such as banks, which are the most expensive route. Examples of
educational loans are Stafford Loan and Perkins Loan.

Grants are from various sources and are provided to students with no pay back
requirement. Examples of grants are the Pell Grant and Cal Grant. Scholarships
can be awarded from many different organizations to students to assist them in
paying for school without pay back requirement. Department of Rehabilitation
provides financial aid to its clients who are seeking assistance to go to college.
There are several ways that people can search for financial aid:
1) Search on the Internet for websites relating to financial aid
2) Go to your local school or career center
3) If you have been accepted to a college or university or know which college or
university you would like to attend, make an appointment to see a counselor who is
a financial aid specialist. This person can assist you with your financial aid search.
If all else fails, discuss other options with your college or university financial aid
office or your Department of Rehabilitation counselor.




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Ch. 3 Financial Aid

Books on Financial Aid
Listed below are useful commercial books for purchase to assist anyone interested
in learning about financial aid and paying for college:
       “College Financial Aid for Dummies” by Herm Davis and Joyce Lain Kennedy
       “Free $ for College for Dummies” by David Rosen
        “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Financial Aid for College” by David E. Rye
       “How to Go to College Almost for Free” and “The Scholarship Scouting
       Report: “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Best Scholarships” by Ben Kaplan
       “College Planning for Dummies” by Pat Ordovensky
       “Paying for College without Going Broke, 2004 Edition (Princeton Review
       Series)” by Kalman A. Chany
       “Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families” (350 pages, $40.00)
    Reference Service Press
    5000 Windplay Drive, Suite 4
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
    Phone: 1-916-939-9620

“Dollars for College: The Quick Guide to Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities”
by Elizabeth Olson
    J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company
   200 W. Madison, Suite 300
   Chicago, IL 60606
   Phone: 1-800-306-9942
   E-Mail: fergpub@aol.com
   http://www.fergpubco.com

Websites on Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission
http://www.csac.ca.gov/
Offers information and resources on state financial aid programs

College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/payforcollege.html
Provides information on college funding for books and resources for purchase that
include up-to-date information to assist people with paying for college and provides
free information on college cost and financial aid

College Scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com/
Offers information and links to scholarship searches, SAT & ACT preparation tips,
colleges and universities in the U.S.

http://www.collegescholarships.com/
Provides information and links to scholarships, including scholarships for student
athletes and a competition for Math, Science & Technology High School students,
student loans, and other financial aid

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                                                           Ch 3: Financial Aid

CollegeView
http://www.collegeview.com/
Offers information on college search, scholarships, grants, and loans

EdFund
P.O. Box 419045
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9045
Phone (Toll-Free): 1-866-722-3833
http://www.edfund.org/
Offers information and resources regarding funding a college education, primarily
through loans (including loan counseling) through a spotlight link on instructor
guides, news, research and information on loans through a resource of Quick Links
and Publications

FastWeb!
http://fastweb.monster.com/
Offers a free database searchable for college scholarships

FinAid!
http://www.finaid.org/
Offers links to information on scholarships, loans, college savings plans, military aid,
and other types of financial aid as well as a link to answer questions and a link to
calculate costs

Financial Aid Officer
http://www.financialaidofficer.com/
Provides links to financial aid resources, student loan information (both federal and
private), financial aid basic information, and a free newsletter

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Offers an online version of the paper FAFSA that is used by colleges and
universities to assist students in determining how much money is needed to pay for
college

Peterson’s
http://www.petersons.com/finaid/
Offers links for scholarship searches and other financial providers for education

The Student Guide
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
Offers a student guide to various types of federal student aid provided by the U.S.
Department of Education




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Ch. 3 Financial Aid




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          Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources

CHAPTER 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources
Educational Related Programs and Resources are provided in several different
types of settings such as schools, cultural centers, and community organizations.
This chapter includes various organizations that offer Educational Related Programs
and Resources such as English as a Second Language (ESL), tutoring services,
information and referral services on various topics of interest to people with
disabilities.




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Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources

Asian-Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-975-2730
http://www.aaci.org
Eligibility
     Asian Pacific refugees or immigrants in the Santa Clara County
Services
     Vocational and English as second language (ESL) to seniors and youths
     CalWorks Program
Cost
     Fees vary according to income on a sliding scale

The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
P.O. Box 540666
Waltham, MA 02454
E-Mail: ahead@ahead.org
Phone/TTY:1-781-788-0003
http://www.ahead.org/
Services
     Can refer students to resources that might assist in pursuing educational
        goals

Barrier Free Education
http://barrier-free.arch.gatech.edu/
Services
     Assist students with disabilities gain access to math and science education
        through links to relevant research, readings and resources
     Discussion forum

California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD)
 14895 East 14th Street, Suite 220
San Leandro, CA 94578
Phone/TTY: 1-510-483-0922 or Toll-Free: 1-877-332-3529
E-Mail: calclad@deaflaw.org
http://www.deaflaw.org/
Eligibility
Deaf community
Services
     Legal advocacy, education, and information/Referral services




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          Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources

College Parents of America
2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 800
Arlington, Virginia 22201-2540
Phone: 1-888-761-6702
info@collegeparents.org
http://www.collegeparents.org
Eligibility
College parents
Services
     Legislative and campus advocate
     Resource for information and services

Community College High Tech Center Sites (California)
1102 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Peggy Tate, Disabled Students Programs Specialist, Chancellor’s Office
Phone: 1-916-322-3234
Eligibility
     Students with disabilities at California community colleges
Services
     Each community college campus provides training and instruction in assistive
         technology
     Some campuses offer course instruction for credit

Learning Disability
Local office in Santa Clara Valley
1021 Suffolk Way
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone: 1-650-493-8531
http://www.ldaca.org/
Services
     Promote awareness of issues affecting people with learning disabilities in
        California
     Provides information and training to help people with learning disabilities
        succeed in life




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Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources

Literacy Alliance for the South Bay
1290 Ridder Park Drive #206
San Jose, CA 95131-2398
Contact: Juan Ramirez, Maintenance & Operations Worker
E-Mail: literacy_alliance@sccoe.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-408-453-6711
http://www.volunteerinfo.org/litalli.htm
Eligibility
     English speaking adults, special populations (homeless children, non-native
         English speakers, inmates, recovering alcoholics and addicts, immigrants,
         and children who live in group homes
Services
     Tutoring for reading and writing skills; English as a second language; Hotline
         program; Referral service
Cost
     Free of charge

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP)
Phone: 1-202-483-7060
http://www.nassgap.org/default.htm
Services
     Website has useful links to resources, position papers, and informational
        conferences

National Database of Educational Resources for SCI
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)
1333 Moursund Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 1-713-797-5944
Also available in Spanish

Schwab Foundation For Learning
1650 So. Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 1-650-655-2410
http://www.schwablearning.org
Services
     Information for parents of children with learning disabilities




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          Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources

Skills Plus
Santa Clara Adult Education Center
1840 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact: Becky Pestarino, Skills Plus Program Specialist
E-Mail: bpestari@scu.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-408-423-2102
http://www.scae.org/skillsplus.html
Eligibility
     Adults who have had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or
         other disabilities
Services
     Innovative program of education and training for survivors of stroke and other
         neurological impairments
     Classes are from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
         Tuesday-Friday
Cost:
     $185.00 for 12 weeks and a $25.00 assessment fee

State of California Department of Special Education
California Department of Education (CDE)
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-319-0800
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/

Special Education Division
Contact: Alice D. Parker, Director of the Special Education Division
Phone: 1-916-445-4613
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/division.asp?id=sed
Services
     Website has useful links to various topics of disability-related information

Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation (VIVO)
180 Gish Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-453-3363
http://www.scu.edu/diversity/vvf.html
Eligibility
     Refugees from Indochina and Bosnia
Services
     ESL classes
     Assistance to find jobs, acquire new skills
     Translator services for Vietnamese
Cost
     Fee for service basis


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Ch 4: Educational Related Programs and Resources


Wrightslaw Resource for Special Education and Advocacy Law
http://www.wrightslaw.com/
Services
     Provides information on special education and how to advocate for the needs
        of people with disabilities through a variety of resources (bookstore, libraries,
        training, conferences, law cases, newsletters, publications, and websites)




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                                  Ch 5: Community & Adult Education

CHAPTER 5: Community & Adult Education (Adults age 18 and older)
Education is often an important issue for individuals with disabilities. Frequently, the
person with a disability is young and may not have completed his or her education.
Job retraining may be necessary if the individual is unable to pursue the same type
of employment he or she had prior to injury.

For those individuals interested in obtaining a high school diploma or GED, the first
step is to contact an Adult Education program in the area in which the person with a
disability lives.

This chapter includes Adult Education programs available in various counties
throughout northern California and the Central Valley of California where you will find
services that are offered by specific Community and Adult Education centers.
Community and Adult Education centers commonly offer services such as Local
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Adult and Elementary Basic Skills
classes, High School Diploma and GED classes, Citizenship classes, Adults with
Disabilities classes, Health and Safety Education, Home Economics classes, and
Parenting or Parent Education classes. You can also check with the specific
Community and Adult Education center that you are interested in attending to find
out more information.




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Alameda

Alameda County Adult Education
Alameda Adult School
2250 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Contact: Peggy McCarthy, Principal
E-Mail: pmccarthy@alameda.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-522-3858
http://adultschool.alameda.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education
     A partnership with www.coursesonline.com to pursue career courses in
        Accounting and Money Management and Business, Career, and Computer
        Tech Skills
Cost
     Classes range from free to $75 (cash only) registration fee, $15 for re-tests
        for GED Testing and classes
     Courses Online: Range from $39-$49 per unit

Albany Adult School
601 San Gabriel Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Contact: Barry Shapiro, Principal
E-Mail: bshapiro@albany.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-559-6580
http://www.albany.k12.ca.us/adult/
Services
     Arts& Crafts, Body, General Interest, Foreign Language classes
     Programs in Clinical Medical Assistant Training, Electrocardiography Training,
        and Phlebotomy for the Medical Professional
     Online classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $65.00, excluding special programs.




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Amador Valley Adult School
215 Abbie Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Contact: Glen Sparks, Principal
E-Mail: gsparks@pleasanton.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-426-4280
http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/adulted/index.html
Services
     Independent Study, Business/Vocational, Computer, Foreign Language,
        Enrichment/Fine Arts, and Money Management classes
     Online classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $695.00 for the Engineering classes and
        Business/Vocational courses costing as much as $695.00

Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Contact: Linda Minor, Website Administrator
E-Mail: lminor@bas.berkeley.net
Phone: 1-510-644-6130
http://bas.berkeley.net/
Services
     Courses in Academic Fields
     Career Preparation/Vocational Education
     Community Services classes
     Programs dealing with Life skills and Building Opportunities for Self-
        Sufficiency
Cost
     Classes range from free to $465.00 depending on the class, with the
        exceptions of the Clinical Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician
        training programs which cost $1,095.00




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Castro Valley Adult School
4430 Alma Street
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Contact: Jerry Green, Director
E-Mail: jgreen@cv.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-886-1000
http://www.cvadult.org/
Services
     Computer education and training (including Microsoft certification)
     Vocational Education & programs to become a Notary Public, a Medical Biller
        and a Pharmacy Technician
     Classes and Job Placement services
     Financial Planning Education
     Driver’s Education
     Online classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100, with the exceptions of the Medical Billing
        program and the Pharmacy Technician program

Dublin Adult School
6901 York Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
Contact: Bryce Custodio, Principal
E-Mail: custodiobryce@dublin.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-829-4322 x7901
http://www.dublin.k12.ca.us/ddo/index.html
Services
     Vocational Education
Cost:
     Classes range from free to $60.00 per class

Edward Shands Adult School
2455 Church Street
Oakland, CA 94605
Contact: Chris Nelson, Administrator
E-Mail: cnelson@ousd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-879-0131 (Mornings), 1-510-879-2896 (Evenings), 1-510-879-4040
(Main)
Services
    Computer and Vocational Education classes
Cost
    Classes are free of charge, with the possible exception of the Certified
       Nursing Assistant classes




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Fremont Adult School
4700 Calaveras Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-1124
Contact: Mary Frendo, Special Education Coordinator
Phone: 1-510-793-6465 x29105
http://www.fasce.com/index.html
Services
     Courses in Community Education
     Distance learning classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $165.00, with the exceptions of the Clinical
        Medical Assistant training program (cost: $895.00) and the Pharmacy
        Technician training program (cost: $995.00)

Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton Street
Hayward, CA 94541-3817
Phone: 1-510-293-8595
Phone: 1-510-881-6778 (Adults with Disabilities: Contact: Dan Simpson)
E-Mail Dan Simpson: dansimpson85@yahoo.com
Phone: 1-510-293-8595 x4861 (ESL: Contact: Joyce Clapp)
E-Mail Joyce Clapp: eslhaywardadult@yahoo.com
Phone: 1-510-293-8595 x5428 (Transition to Work: Contact: Rose Hansen)
E-Mail Rose Hansen: rm_hansen@yahoo.com
http://www.haywardadult.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Computer, Community Interest classes
     Job Training classes
     Career Technical and Kaiser Certificates
Cost
     Classes range from free to $240.00, with the exceptions of the Clinical
        Medical Assistant program (cost: $1,470) and the Pharmacy Technician
        program (cost: $1,480)




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Livermore Adult Education
543 Sonoma Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Nancy Steele, Principal
E-Mail: nsteele@livermore.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-606-4723
http://www.livermoreadulted.org/
Services
     Computer Education, Community Interest, Financial Planning/Investment,
        Corporate Training, Vocational Training and Foreign Language (Spanish &
        Italian) classes
     CPR/First Aid Certification classes
     Driver’s Education classes
     Online classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00, with the exception of the Health
        Occupations classes which range from $1,095.00-$1,950.00

Neighborhood Center Adult School
121 East 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
Contact: Brigitte Marshall, Director
E-Mail: brigitte.marshall@ousd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-879-4020
http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us
Services
     Distance Learning classes
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge

New Haven Adult School
600 G Street
Union City, CA 94587
Contact: Nancy George, Principal
E-Mail: nancy_george@nhusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-489-2185 x206
http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Adult/adult.html
Services
     Home Arts classes
     Driver’s Education classes
     Even Start Family Literacy program
Cost
     Classes are free, with the exception of books for the High School Diploma
        program which cost $25-$35



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Newark Adult Education
36120 Ruschin Drive
Newark, CA 94560
Contact: Judith Silva-Pohyar, Night Time Administrator
Phone: 1-510-818-3700
http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/OurSchl/ADULTED.HTM
Services
     Community Interest classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00

Oakland Evening Adult School
750 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
Contact: Brigitte Marshall, Director
E-Mail: brigitte.marshall@ousd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-879-4020
http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us
Services
     Computer, Adult Literacy, Vocational Education classes
     Distance-Learning ESL classes
     English Language tutoring
     Counseling
Cost
     Classes range from free to $13.00

Piedmont Adult School
800 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
Contact: Michael Brady, Director
E-Mail: mbrady@piedmont.k12.ca.us or adult@piedmont.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-594-2655
www.piedmontadultschool.org
Services
    Computer, Business, Foreign Language, Industrial Art, Homemaking and Arts
       and Crafts classes
    Public Service classes
Cost
    Classes range from free to $250.00




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Pleasant Valley Adult School
920 53rd Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Contact: Chris Nelson, Administrator
Phone: 1-510-879-4090
http://pvas.ousd.k12.ca.us/
Cost
     Classes are free of charge

San Leandro Adult School.
2255 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Contact: Susanne Wong, Principal
E-Mail: swong@sanleandro.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-667-6087 or 1-510-352-0418
www.sanleandroadultschool.com
Services
    Computer classes and Computer-assisted learning
    Distance Learning ESL
    Family literacy and services
    Workplace Skills/Resources
    Counseling
Cost:
    Classes range from free to $100.00

San Lorenzo Adult School
820 Bockman Road
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Contact: Sue Darden, Administrator
E-Mail: sdarden@slzusd.org
Phone: 1-510-317-4206 or 1-510-317-4200
http://www.slzusd.org/adultschool/
Services
     Computer classes
     Job training/Vocational classes
     Counseling
Cost:
     Classes range from free to $2,000 for Phlebotomy class




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Alameda County Regional Occupational Programs

City of Alameda Regional Occupational Program
Alameda Unified School District
2200 Central Avenue, Room 209 E
Alameda, CA 94501
Contact: Michael Johnson, Director
E-Mail: mjohnson@alameda.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-337-7094
http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us
Eligibility
     High school students and adults
Services
     Auto Technology, Cable Television/Media Operations, Careers with Children,
         Computers in Business, Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design,
         Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Marketing Education
         classes
     Computer Repair/A+ Certification classes
     Pre-Apprenticeship in the Construction Industry
     Cosmetology classes
     Medical Occupations classes
     Food Service program
Cost
     Classes are all free of charge

Eden Area Regional Occupational Program
26316 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545
Contact: Cyril Bonanno, Director
E-Mail: cyrilb@edenrop.org
Phone: 1-510-293-2900
http://www.edenrop.org
Eligibility
     All juniors, seniors currently enrolled in a high school and adults
Services
     Industrial Technology, Health & Services and Business & Marketing classes
Cost
     No cost for high school students.
     Adults pay a registration fee plus the cost of their materials and textbooks




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Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program
40230 Laiolo Road
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Jim Omlid, ROP Coordinator
Phone: 1-510-657-1865
http://www.mvrop.org/index.shtml
Eligibility
     All juniors, seniors currently enrolled in a high school and adults
Services
     Career-related education and training
     Career guidance and placement
     Other services
Cost
     Classes for high school students are free, but adults have a registration fee of
         $45, plus a $30 fee for instructional resources unless otherwise noted

Oakland Regional Occupational Program
Oakland Unified School District
1025 Second Avenue, Portable 14
Oakland, CA 94606
Contact: Dolores Lemon-Thomas, Director
E-Mail: dlt@secmail.ousd@k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-879-8474

Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program
2600 Kitty Hawk Road, Suite 117
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Ginny McGaha, Counselor
E-Mail: gmcgaha@tvrop.org
Phone: 1-925-455-4800 x 109
http://www.tvrop.org/
Eligibility
     All juniors, seniors currently enrolled in a high school and adults
Services
     Agriculture/Scientific Technology, Industrial Technology and Science
         Technology, Child Development, Health, Communication Technology,
         Criminal Justice, Marketing and Management classes
     Computer Technology and Applications classes
     Cosmetology classes
Cost
     Most classes are for high school students and are free of charge
     Adults interested would pay $8,650 for Cosmetology classes and $300 for
         Waste Water Treatment classes




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Contra Costa County Adult Education

Acalanes Adult Center
1963 Tice Valley Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CA 95495
Contact: Laura Canciamilla, Adult Education Director
E-Mail: lcanciamilla@acalanes.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-935-0170 x1313
http://www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/adulted/
Eligibility
     Students under 18 may register for classes other than ESL with special
         permission
Services
     Vocational Computer, Fitness, Homemaking, Life Planning and Foreign
         Language classes
     Language labs
Cost:
     Classes range from free to $100.00

Antioch Adult School
820 West Second Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Contact: Jim Hollingsworth, Principal
E-Mail: jimhollingsworth@antioch.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-706-5310
http://www.antioch.k12.ca.us/prospects/adult.html
Services
     Vocational classes including Boating Safety and Basic Navigation, Health
        Care Careers and Computer classes
     Community Based English Tutoring program (CBET)
     Teenage Parent program

Liberty Adult Education
104 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Contact: Debbie Norgaard, Adult Education Coordinator
Phone: 1-925-634-2565
Services
    Vocational Training, Construction Technology and Community Service
      classes
Cost
    Classes range from free to $1,095 for vocational classes in Health Care




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Martinez Adult School
600 F Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Contact: Kay Farwell, Assistant Director
Phone: 1-925-228-3276
http://www.martinez-ed.org/index.asp
Services
     Technology, Business, Community Service/Professional Growth classes
     Other Vocational Career training
Cost
     Classes range from $10 to $1,850 for some vocational classes

Mount Diablo Adult Education
Loma Vista Center
1266 San Carlos Avenue
Concord, CA 94518
Pleasant Hill Center
3100 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Contact: Joanne Durkee, Adult and Career Education Director
Phone: 1-925-685-7340 x 2722
http://www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/adulted/
Services
     Community Education and Career Technical Education classes
     Certificate programs
     Distance Learning classes
     Life Long Learning classes
     Student services including Vocational services
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00, with the exception of the Medical/Dental
        classes which cost from $225.00 to $2,600.00




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Pittsburg Adult Education Center
20 East 10th Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Contact: Robert Beck, Principal
E-Mail: rbeck@pittsburg.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-473-4460
http://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/paec/800x600/index.htm
Services
     Occupational Education programs
     Comprehensive vocational training for injured workers
     CalWorks program
     Workability II
     Career Technical Education/Apprenticeships classes
     Family, and Consumer Awareness classes
     Community Interest classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge, except Community Interest classes

San Ramon Adult Education-Venture School
3280 East Crow Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
Contact: Joan Diamond, Principal
E-Mail: jdiamon@srvusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-824-1855
http://www.venture.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Students through independent study
Services
     Work Experience program
     Math & Writing labs
     Extended Day program for High School seniors
     California High School Proficiency Exam
     Art Institute classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge




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West Contra Costa Adult Education
6028 Ralston Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805
Contact: Tim Shaw, Principal
Phone: 1-510-215-4666
http://www.wccusc.k12.ca.us
Services
     Job Preparation Classes including Building Maintenance Classes, Business
        Program classes (different classes than Business/Finance classes), Food
        Services classes, Hazardous Materials classes, Medical Program classes,
        Teacher’s Aide program classes, Trades Program classes and Woodworking
        classes
     Communication, Business and Finance classes
     Computer classes including Internet and Web Design, General Computer,
        Microsoft Office Products and Technical Computer
     Arts and Crafts, Sewing and Fabric Crafts and Food Preparation classes
     Foreign Language classes
     Fitness classes
Cost
     Classes are free to $100.00, Medical programs are $108.00 to $600.00




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Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Programs
Contra Costa County Office of EducationCareer Development Department
Regional Occupational Program
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Contact: Marie McClaskey, Career Development Department Director
E-Mail: mmcclaskey@cccoe.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-925-942-3368
http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/stsvcs/rop.html
Eligibility
     Any person age 16 and older
     ROP high school courses are designed for HS students 16 years of age or
         older or students with junior or senior status. Students should check with their
         counselor to enroll or contact the ROP Career Guidance Liaison assigned to
         their school
Services
     High School programs in Arts & Communication, Business Services, Health &
         Human Services, Hospitality, Industrial Technology, Science & Biotechnology
     Adult programs in Business Services, Careers with Children, Hospitality,
         Industrial & Medical Occupations and Special Programs & Services
     Other resources, events, workshops and seminars
Cost
     Classes for HS students are free of charge
     Adult classes are also free of charge. However, there is a $45.00 lab fee for
         all computer classes and books range from $10.00 to $50.00 per book
     Medical classes range from $200.00 to $275.00 and that includes books and
         lab fee in all classes and fingerprinting, CPR/First aid and testing certifications
         when required.




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Fresno County Adult Education

Central Unified Adult Education
2698 North Brawley
Fresno, CA 93722
Contact: Fran Bergmann, Director
E-Mail: fbergmann@netasset.com
Phone: 1-559-276-5230
http://www.centralusd.k12.ca.us/
http://www.centralusd.k12.ca.us/class.adlt/class1_(1).html
Eligibility
     Classes are open to people under age 18, but they must have permission
         from their home school to attend courses at the C.L.A.S.S. program
Services
     Vocational Education
     Counseling & guidance
     Career Center
Cost
     Classes range from free to $300.00 for the Certified Nursing Assistant class
         (CNA) and $300.00 for the Phlebotomy class as well as approximately
         $1,200.00 for the Clinical Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician
         Classes

Cesar E. Chavez Adult Education Center
2500 Stanislaus
Fresno, CA 93721
Contact: Elaine Clymer, Vice Principal
Phone: 1-559-457-6213
http://www.fresnoadultschool.com/
Services
     Career and Technical Education classes
     Community Education, Animal Care, Arts & Crafts, Business, Foreign
        Language, Computer Education and Technology and Community Interest
        Classes
     Test Prep and Skills Refresher classes
     Writer’s Workshops classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $140.00




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Clovis Adult Education
1452 David E. Cook Way
Clovis, CA 93611
Contact: John Ballinger, Principal
E-Mail: JohnBallinger@clovisusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-327-2800
http://www.clovisadultschool.com/
Services
     Business Education and Community Education classes
     CBET/Even Start classes
     Nursing Education Program classes
     Pre-Employment Preparation classes

Coalinga Adult Education
Cambridge Continuation School
516 Baker Street
Coalinga, CA 93210
Contact: Michael Motter, Principal
E-Mail: mmotter@chusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-935-7578 or 1-559-935-7565
http://www.chusd.k12.ca.us/chusd/
*Note: After December 16, 2005, all students will have to pass CAHSEE exam to
obtain a High School Diploma; classes are open entry/open exit
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult Education
1976 Morris Kyle Drive
Firebaugh, CA 93622
Contact: Ana Apodaca, Principal
E-Mail: aapodaca@fldusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-659-3899
http://www.fldusd.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge




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Golden Plains Adult Education Center
Rio Del Rey Continuation School
13883 South Lassen Avenue
Helm, CA 93627
Contact: Nick Bowles, Principal
E-Mail: nbowles@gpusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-866-5900
http://www.gpusd.k12.ca.us/schools/rdrchs/
http://www.gpusd.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Classes are open to people who are high school age (14-19 years old) and
         they must enroll at Rio Del Rey Continuation School and be residents of the
         school district
Services
     Vocational Education
Cost
     Classes of free of charge

Kerman Adult School
15405 West Sunset Street
Kerman, CA 93630
Contact: Nellie Neri
E-Mail: nellie.neri@kermanusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-842-3504
http://www.kermanusd.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Classes are open to people age 16 and 17 under special circumstances
         Cost
     Classes are free of charge

Kings Canyon Adult School
675 W. Manning
Reedley, CA 93654
Contact: Enrique Florez, Administrator
E-Mail: eflorez@kingscanyonusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-637-1246
http://www.adultschool.kcusd.com
Services
     Vocational Education
        Cost
     Classes are free of charge




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Kingsburg Adult Education
Oasis Continuation High School
2311 Sierra Street
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Contact: Carmen Linares, Principal
E-Mail: clinares@kjuhsd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-897-3880
http://www.kingsburghigh.k12.ca.us/kaec/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
        Cost
     Classes are free of charge

MARC Continuation
2580 West Tahoe
Caruthers, CA 93609
Contact: Lucy Casanova, Director
E-Mail: lcasanova@caruthers.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-495-6429
http://206.78.60.68/
Services:
     Vocational Education classes

Mendota Unified Adult Education
211 Smoot Avenue
Mendota, CA 93640
E-Mail: gwall@mendotausd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-655-4471
http://www.mendotausd.k12.ca.us/

Parlier Adult School
900 South Newmark Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648
E-Mail: evanhoose@parlier.k12.ca.us
Phone:1-559-646-2723
http://www.parlier.k12.ca.us/

Riverdale Adult Education
3086 West Mount Whitney
Riverdale, CA 93656
Contact: Chuck Dwiggins, Director
E-Mail: cdwiggins@riverdale.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-867-3614
http://www.riverdale.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Classes in Vocational Education


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Sanger Adult School
1045 Bethel
Sanger, CA 93657
E-Mail: nicole_mcdowell@sanger.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-875-4235 x457
http://www.sanger.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
     Classes require a book deposit of $40.00

Selma Adult School
3125 Wright Street
Selma, CA 93662
E-Mail: fhernandez@selma.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-898-6670
http://www.selma.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes

Washington Union High School Adult School
5865 S. Clara Ave
Fresno, CA 93706
E-Mail: gsmithe@washingtonunion.net
Phone: 1-559-485-9350
http://www.washingtonunion.net/
Cost
     Classes are free of charge

Westside Adult Education
13871 South Lassen Avenue
Helm, CA 93627
Contact: Nick Bowles, Principal
E-Mail: nbowles@gpusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-866-5900
http://www.gpusd.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge




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Fresno County Regional Occupational Program

Fresno County Regional Occupational Program
111 Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93721
Contact: Nancy Masich, Administrator
E-Mail: nmasich@fcoe.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-559-497-3860
http://www.fresnorop.fcoe.net/main.html
Eligibility
     Juniors and seniors age 16 and older and adults
Services
     Classes in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Health, Home Economics and
         Trades and Industry
Cost
     Classes are free for high school students and usually free for adults




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Merced

Merced County Adult Education

Delhi Adult School
9716 Hinton Avenue
Delhi, CA 95315
E-Mail: francisca@delhi.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-669-3154 x204
http://www.delhi.k12.ca.us/

Dos Palos Adult School
1541 Carol Street
Dos Palos, CA 93620
Contact: Doreen Castillo, Coordinator
E-Mail: dcastillo@dpol.net
Phone: 1-209-392-8214
http://www.dpol.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge

Gustine Adult School
1500 Meredith Avenue
Gustine, CA 95322
E-Mail: gmcwiliams@gustine.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-854-2664 x0
http://www.gustine.k12.ca.us/
Classes are free of charge


Los Banos Adult School
127 Seventh Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
E-Mail: jlupini@losbanosusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-826-2911
http://www.losbanosusd.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Students must be 18 years old unless they are emancipated or their class
         previously graduated
Cost
     Classes are tuition free, but textbooks and materials cost approximately $22




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Merced Adult School
50 E. 20th St.
Merced, CA 95340
E-Mail: kblanchard@muhsd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-385-6524
http://www.ecec.muhsd.k12.ca.us/adult/index.html
Services
     Vocational Training classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge with the exception of Pharmacy Technician class

Merced County Regional Occupational Programs
Career and Alternative Education, MCOE
632 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Contact: Holly Newlon, Coordinator
E-Mail: hnewlon@mcoe.org
Phone: 1-209-381-6740
http://www.merced.k12.ca.us/career/ROP.html
Eligibility
     Juniors and seniors in high school and adults age 18 or older
Services
     Accounting, Computerized Office Technology, Computer Repair and
         Maintenance, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Customer Service Representative,
         Office Technologies in a Medical Environment, Auto Services classes
Cost:
     Tuition costs range from $2,800.00 to $4,500.00 based on the course




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Monterey

Monterey County Adult Education

Carmel Adult School
3600 Ocean Avenue
Carmel, CA 93923
Contact: Patricia Beebe, Principal
Phone: 1-831-624-1714 or 1-831-624-3855
http://montereycountyadulted.org/AdultSchool/Carmel/CarmelAdult.html
Services
     Creative Living Program, Music Appreciation and Vocational Education
        classes
     Language classes
     Fee Based Program classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00

Gonzales Adult School
650 Elko Street
Gonzales, CA 93926
Contact: Taffra Purnsley, Curriculum & Instruction Director
E-Mail: tpurnsle@monterey.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-831-675-1081 x109
http://montereycountyadulted.org/AdultSchool/Gonzales/gonz.html
Services:
     Vocational Education Classes
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge

King City Adult School
2015 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
Phone: 1-831-674-3275
http://montereycountyadulted.org/AdultSchool/KingCity/king.html
Services
     Arts & Communication and Vocational Education classes




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Monterey Adult School
Monterey Campus
222 Casa Verde Way
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-373-4600
http://www.mpusd.k12.ca.us/adultschool/adult_ed/index.html

Seaside Campus
Cabrillo Family Resource Center
1295 LaSalle Ave
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 1-831-899-1615
http://www.mpusd.k12.ca.us/adultschool/adult_ed/index.html
Services
     Vocational Education and Computer classes
     Foreign Language in the Workplace-Spanish class
     Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) program
     Pharmacy Technician program
     Pre-Apprenticeship-Construction class
Cost
     Classes range from free to $1,180 for the Pharmacy Technician class

North County Adult School
13998 Castroville Boulevard
Castroville, CA 95012
Contact: Ann Kilty, Principal
Phone: 1-831-633-7050
http://montereycountyadulted.org/AdultSchool/North/norco.html
Cost
     Classes range from free to $1,180 for the Pharmacy Technician class

Pacific Grove Adult School
1025 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact: Maria Nuñez de Hovick, Principal
E-Mail: marnu@pgusd.org
Phone: 1-831-646-6580
http://www.pgusd.org/pgaehome.htm
Services
     Vocational Education, Computer, Community Interest and Foreign Language
        Classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Monterey

Rehabilitation Education Assistance Program (REAP)
20 Sherwood Place
Salinas, CA 93906
Located within Salinas Adult School
Contact: Jacquie Johnson, O.T.R., Program Advisor
Phone: 1-831-796-6920
http://www.salinasadultschool.com/rehab2.html
Eligibility
     Physically disabled adults who can participate in & benefit from a group
         classroom setting and can follow a daily therapeutic schedule and instructions
         and directions from staff with physician approval/recommendation
Services
     Exercise, Arts and Crafts
     A Physical Therapist consults with the program on a monthly basis
Cost:
     $40.00/year

Salinas Adult School
20 Sherwood Place
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Virginia Baillie, Coordinator
Phone: 1-831-753-4268
http://www.salinasadultschool.com
Services
     Computer and Spanish classes
     Rehab & Special Education classes
     Vocational Classes and Teacher Credential classes
     First Aid/CPR classes
     Leisure classes
     Support Groups
Cost
     Classes range from free to $75.00, with the exceptions of a Certified Lactation
        Counselor program (cost: $495.00-$545.00), Clinical Medical Assistant
        program (cost: $995.00) and Pharmacy Technician program (cost: $995.00)




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Soledad Adult School
690 Main Street
Soledad, CA 93960
Contact: Linda Coyne, Principal
E-Mail: lcoyne@monterey.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-831-678-6300
http://montereycountyadulted.org/AdultSchool/Soledad/sdad.html
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $1,180 for the Pharmacy Technician class

Monterey County Regional Occupational Programs

Mission Trails ROP
867 East Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA 93905
Contact: John Felice, Director
E-Mail: jfelice@salinas.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-831-753-4209
http://www.missiontrailsrop.org/
Eligibility
     Students age 16 and older who live within Monterey County
Services
     Agriculture & Natural Resources, Arts & Communications, Business,
         Marketing, & Information Systems, Engineering & Industrial Technology
         classes
     Social, Human &Governmental classes
     GED classes
     Home, Health & Recreation classes
     Co-op Education classes
Cost
     Classes cost $25.00 per school year, but can be waived if the person is
         receiving assistance from the state: Social Security, Food Stamps, Medi-cal,
         Medicare, General Assistance, BOG Grant, CalWORKs or Pell Grant




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Sacramento

Sacramento County Adult Education

Bella Vista Evening Adult School
8301 Madison Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Phone: 1-916-971-5049
http://www.sanjuan.edu/schools/adult-ed.shtml
Services
     Computer and Community Education classes
     Sign Language classes
     Vocational/Job Training classes

Campos Verdes Adult & Community Education Center
3701 Stephen Drive
North Highlands, CA 95660
Contact: Pam Edgington, Program Assistant
E-Mail: pamedgington@grant.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1- 916-286-3837
http://www.grantadulted.org/
Services
     Vocational / Computer Training, and Special Interest classes
     ESL Distance Learning classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $300.00, with the exception of the Vocational
        Nursing and Psychiatric Technician programs (each cost $5,500.00)

Center Adult School
3401 Scotland Drive
Antelope, CA 95843
Contact: Alyson Collier
E-Mail: acollier@centerusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-338-6387
http://www.centerusd.k12.ca.us/




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Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center
5451 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Contact: Kirk Williams, Principal
E-Mail: Kirk-Williams@sac-city.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-433-2600 x4, x5, x7
http://www.scusd.edu/adult_education/index.htm
Eligibility
     Adults 18 years of age and older who meet certain educational prerequisites
         and criteria
     High school students who have completed concurrent forms may request
         enrollment in HS credit classes, but permission must be obtained from parent
         and a HS counselor/administrator before applying for admission
Services
     Reading, Writing, Language Arts and Math classes
     Computer Software Application classes
     Student Support Services
     Financial Aid/Pell Grants for those eligible
     Career counseling and planning
     Academic and career assessment
     Resume development
     Job announcements
     Vocational classes leading to Certificates
Cost
     Classes are free of tuition charges, but students may pay for books and
         materials

Elk Grove Adult School
8401-B Gerber Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
E-Mail: ttaylor@edcenter.egusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-686-7717
http://www.egusd.k12.ca.us/community/alwayslearning.htm
Services
     Vocational Education classes




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Sacramento

Folsom-Cordova Adult School
10850 Gadsten Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Contact: Robert Fillman, Principal
E-Mail: bfillman@fcusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-635-6810
http://www.folsomcordovaadulted.com
Eligibility:
     Students wishing to enroll in Community Education classes (fee based only)
         may be under the age of 18 with permission of the Adult School principal and
         their parent or guardian
Services
     Foreign Language, Business/Finance, and Computer classes
     Arts & Crafts, Fitness & Exercise, Home & Garden, Dance and Music classes
     Classes range from free to $105.00

Fremont School for Adults
2420 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: John Miller, Principal
E-Mail: john-miller@sac-city.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-227-6620
http://www.scusd.edu/adult_education/index.htm
Services
     Vocational classes
     Vocational Computer Operator Applications
     Distance Learning Programs
     Student Support Center
     Classes range from free to $100.00

Galt Adult Education
150 Camellia Way
Galt, CA 95632
Contact: Karen Liu
E-Mail: kliu@ghsd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-745-5852
http://www.ghsd.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     All adults age 18 and older and to certain high school seniors who meet
         requirements
Services
     Vocational Education classes
     Classes range from free to $30.00




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Old Marshall Adult Education Center
2718 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Mary Prather, Principal
E-Mail: marypr@sac-city.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-264-4113
http://www.scusd.edu/adult_education/index.htm
Eligibility
     Adults age 18 and older, emancipated minors or teen parents
Services
     Computer classes
     Distance Learning Programs
     Refugee ServicesCalPro Professional Development Center
     Most classes are free of charge, but the vocational classes do have materials
         fees

Orange Grove Adult School
4640 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
Contact: Jan Brewer, Administrator
E-Mail: jbrewer@sanjuan.edu
Phone: 1-916-971-7399
http://www.sanjuan.edu/schools/adult-ed.shtml
Services
     CPR/First Aid classes
     Educational Sign Language Interpreter classes
     Sign Language for Parent/Child Communication classes
     Horticulture & Landscape Technology classes
     Photography classes




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Sacramento

Sacramento City Adult and Continuing Education Office
5451 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Contact: Joan Polster, Assistant Superintendent
E-Mail: polsterj@sac-city.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-433-2679
http://www.scusd.edu/adult_education/index.htm
Eligibility
     Adults age 18 or older or a person not concurrently enrolled in a high school
         program who lives in the greater Sacramento area
    Services
     Literacy Tutoring classes
     Vocational classes
     Community & Fee Based classes
     Classes are free of charge, with the exception of materials fees

Sacramento County Regional Occupational Programs
10541 Norden Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Contact: Jennifer Murry, Registrar-DSP
Phone: 1-916-228-2721 or 1-800-467-47

San Juan Adult Education-School to Career
3738 Walnut Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Contact: Paula Tarpenning, Director
E-Mail: ptarpenning@sanjuan.edu
Phone: 1-916-971-7160
http://www.sanjuan.edu/schools/adult-ed.shtml
Services
     Vocational Education classes

A.Warren McClaskey Adult School
5241 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-3995
Contact: Sue Gilmore, Principal
E-Mail: gilmores@sac-city.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-916-277-6625
http://www.scusd.edu/adult_education/index.htm
Eligibility:
     Students must meet certain educational prerequisites and criteria
     Classes are free of charge, with the exception of materials fees




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Winterstein Adult Center
900 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95864
Contact: Bill Bettencourt, Administrator
E-Mail: bbettencourt@sanjuan.edu
Phone: 1-916-971-7419
http://www.sanjuan.edu/schools/adult-ed.shtml
Services
     Community Education (Foreign Language, Music, Sewing)
     Distance Learning
     Community Based English Tutoring
     Medical Arts
     Vocational/Job Training & Computer classes




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: San Francisco

San Francisco County Adult Education
San Francisco County Regional Occupational Programs
1098 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Marigrace Cohen, Coordinator
E-Mail: mcohen@muse.sfusd.edu
Phone: 1-415-355-7711
http://www.sfusd.edu/
Eligibility
     Students must live in the City of San Francisco and be at least 16 years old
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge. However, some classes may ask you to
         purchase equipment or books




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San Joaquin County Adult Education

Escalon Adult School
1520 Yosemite Avenue
Escalon, CA 95320
Contact: Dave Mantooth, Assistant Superintendent
E-Mail: dmantooth@sjcoe.net
Phone: 1-209-838-3591
http://www.escalonusd.org/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge

Linden Adult Education
18527 East Front Street
Linden, CA 95236
Contact: Pam Knapp, Career Counselor
E-Mail: pknapp@sjcoe.net
Phone: 1-209-887-1974
http://www.sjcoe.net/

Lodi Adult School
542 East Pine Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Contact: Steve Colwell
E-Mail: scolwell@lodiusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-331-7607
http://www.sjcoe.org/schools.asp
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge, except for costs for books or materials

Manteca Adult School
311 E. North Street
Manteca, CA 95336
Contact: Howard Holtsman, Principal
E-Mail: hholtsma@sjcoe.net
Phone: 1-209-825-3108
http://www.mantecausd.net/LAS/index.htm
Services
     Vocational Education classes




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: San Joaquin

Ripon Unified School District Adult School
304 North Acacia Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Contact: Lisa M. Bojé, Curriculum & Instruction Administrator
E-Mail: lboje@sjcoe.net
Phone: 1-209-599-2131x41
http://www.riponusd.net/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $75.00 (Certified Nursing Assistant Program)

Stockton School for Adults
1525 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
Contact: Carol S. Hirota, Principal
E-Mail: chirota@stockton.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-933-7455 #1
http://www.stockton.k12.ca.us/schools/sch-html/adult.html
Services
     Vocational classes
Cost:
     Classes are free of charge. However, some courses require a materials fee

Tracy Adult School
1902 North Corral Hollow Road
Tracy, CA 95376
Contact: Walter Gouveia, Principal
E-Mail: wgouveia@tusd.net
Phone: 1-209-830-3384 #2
http://www.tracy.k12.ca.us/tas/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $75




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San Joaquin County Regional Occupational Programs
Contact: Doug Martin, Director
E-Mail: dmartin@sjcoe.net
Phone: 1-(209) 468-9005
http://www.sjcoe.org/cosp
Services
     Cosmetology
     Business/Computer (Biz Tech)
     Introduction to Performing Arts (one. ACT)
     Medical Office Assistant & Medical Transcription (Health Academy)
     Small Business (one. Bridge)
     Call Center Operator
     CalWORKs programs include Construction Technology, Food Service and
        Warehouse Training
Cost
     Classes are offered free of charge. However, be prepared to pay for books
        and supplies




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: San Mateo

San Mateo County Adult Education

Cabrillo Adult School
498 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Contact: Elizabeth Schuck, Principal
E-Mail: schucke@cabrillo.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-712-7124
http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/alted/adulted.htm
Eligibility
     Classes are also open to minors enrolled in the high school if recommended
         for admission by the high school principal or designee
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $65.00

Jefferson Adult Division
699 Serramonte Boulevard, Suite 111
Daly City, CA 94015
Contact: Dr. Al Sinor, Director
E-Mail: asinor@juhsd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-550-7890
http://www.juhsd.k12.ca.us/aed/index.html
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $1,095.00. Clinical Medical Assistant Training
        program and the Pharmacy Technician program each cost $1,095.00

Pescadero Adult Education
620 North Street
Pescadero, CA 94060
E-Mail: karenb@southcoast.net
Phone:1-650-879-1691 x205
http://www.guidetogov.org/ca/sm/edu/lhpusd/




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San Mateo Adult School
789 East Poplar Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
Contact: Lawence Teshara, Director
E-Mail: lteshara@smuhsd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-558-2100 x2122
http://www.smace.org/
Eligibility
     Current high school students may attend only if enrollment is voluntary and
         occurs in conjunction with parent and HS counselor approval
Services
     Computer, Literature & Writing, Foreign Language, Finance, Music, Home &
         Fine Arts classes
     Job Skills classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $995.00 for the Pharmacy Technician program

Sequoia District Adult School
3247 Middlefield Road, Room 21
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact: Pat Torres Cocconi, Director
E-Mail: pcocconi@seq.org
Phone: 1-650-306-8866 x 7943
http://adultschool.seq.org/
Eligibility
     Current high school students by special arrangement with their HS counselor
         and the adult school counselor
Services
     Computer, Finance, Language Arts, Languages, Music, Arts and Crafts,
         Vocational Education classes
     Family Literacy classes
     Online classes

South San Francisco Adult Education
825 Southwood Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Contact: Bruce Grantham, Administrator
E-Mail: bgrantham@ssfmail.ssfusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-877-8844
http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/ssfusd/as/
Services
     Foreign Language and Vocational Education classes
     Community Education and Exercise classes
Cost
     Most classes are free, but some require a small Support fee or cost for books



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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: San Mateo

San Mateo County Regional Occupational Programs
San Mateo County Regional Occupational Program\
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Contact: Diane Centoni, Administrator
E-Mail: dcentoni@smcoe.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-802-5400 or 1-650-802-5411
TDD: 1-650-802-5420
http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/rop/index.html
Eligibility
     Anyone age 16 or older
Services
     Business, Health Care, Media & Information Technology, Service, Trade &
         Industrial Technology classes
Cost
     No cost to high school students and adults pay $80.00 per class per
         semester. Many classes require the purchase of a textbook and some
         courses have additional equipment costs (i.e. diskettes). This information is
         provided on the first day of class




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Santa Clara County Adult Education

Gilroy Evening Adult School
8750 Hirasaki Court
Gilroy, CA 95020
Contact: Tracy Yipp, School Secretary
E-Mail: tracy.yipp@gusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-408-848-7149
Services
     Computer, Vocational Education
     Classes are free, with the exception of lab fees ($15.00) for some classes

Independence Adult Center
625 Educational Park
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Theresa G. Maxie, Program Director
Phone: 1-408-928-9300
http://aenet.esuhsd.org
Services
     Literacy and Vocational programs
     Classes range from free to $108.00, with the exceptions of the Medical
        courses offered in conjunction with Boston-Reed ranging from $225.00 to
        $1,395.00




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Metropolitan Adult Education Program
760 Hillsdale Avenue, Room 1
San Jose, CA 95136
Contact: Nancy Arnold, Principal
E-Mail: narnold@metroed.net
Phone: 1-408-723-6450
http://www.metroed.net
Four locations to assist people seeking services:
West San Jose/Campbell
Phone: 1-408-947-2300

South/Central San Jose
Phone: 1-408-723-6450

Central/North/East San Jose
Phone: 1-408-947-2311
Services
    Literacy Skills in reading, writing, and math
    Short-term Vocational Certificate programs helping people gain skills to enter
      or re-enter the workforce
    Childbirth classes
    Community Interest programs for personal growth and job skills enhancement
Cost
    Classes range from free to $100.00, with the exception of the Medical
      Assistant program which costs $750.00

Milpitas Adult Education
1331 East Calaveras Boulevard #400
Milpitas CA 95035
Contact: Dan Kreuzer, Director
E-Mail: dkreuzer@musd.org
Phone: 1-408-945-2392
https://www.musd.org/MUSDPortal/portal/cn/PublicView/s41ep
Eligibility
     Students under age 18 must have special permission by the school’s Director,
         or Juniors and Seniors concurrently enrolled in high school who have school
         counselor’s approval
Services
     Job Training, Computer, Foreign Language and Community Interest classes
     Community Based English Tutoring
Cost
     Classes range from free to $116.00 depending on the class




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Morgan Hill Adult Education
17940 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill CA 95037
Contact: Dennis Browne, Principal
Phone: 1-408-779-5261
http://www.cas.mhu.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Computer, Community Interest and Foreign Language classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $100.00

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffet Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Contact: Linda McCrary, Fee-Based Programs & Older Adults/Convalescent
Specialist
E-Mail: lmccrary@rocketmail.com
Phone: 1-650-940-6024
http://www.mvlaae.net/
Eligibility
     Residents and non-residents age 16 and older
     High school enrolled students, 16 years and older, may register for an adult
         education class for credit after getting approval from their home school and
         the MVLA Adult School office prior to registering or attending
Services
     Adult Literacy, Community Interest, Computer, Vocational Education classes
     English at Home classes
     Online classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $200 depending on the class

Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road
Tower Building, Room 8
Palo Alto CA 94301
Contact: Kara Rosenberg, Principal
E-Mail: adultschool@pausd.palo-alto.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-329-3752
http://www.paadultschool.org/
Services
     Online classes
     Arts and Crafts, Community Interest and Computer classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $200 depending on the class




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Santa Clara Adult School
1840 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 1-408-984-6220
http://www.scae.org/cgi-bin/indexz.cgi
Services
     Arts and Crafts, Development, Foreign Language and Computer classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $300.00

Sunnyvale/Cupertino Adult Education
591 West Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Contact: Usha Narayanan, Program Manager
Email: usha_narayanan@fuhsd.org
Phone: 1-408-522-2737 or 1-408-522-2700
http://www.ace.fuhsd.org
Classes are offered at 23 different sites
Eligibility
     Students age 16 and older
Services
     Classes in Computers, Writing Classes
     Distance Learning ESL classes
     Family literacy and services
     Job Training - Certificate program/Vocational Training
     Counseling - limited to 10 hours per week
Cost
     Classes range from free to $105.00, with the exception of CNA Job Training
         Program ($485.00)




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Santa Clara County Regional Occupational Programs

Central County Regional Occupational Center/Program
760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
Contact: Linda Luther, Principal
E-Mail: lluther@metroed.net
Phone: 1-408-723-6400
Eligibility
     All adults, out-of-school youth, and HS students age 16 and older
Services
     Job Skills Training classes in the fields of Business, Construction,
         Cosmetology, Electronic Technology, Health, Hospitality, Industry,
         Automotive Technology, Mechanical Maintenance, Visual Communications
         and Community Service
Cost
     Nominal costs associated with classes for adults

North County Regional Occupational Program
575 West Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Contact: Alyssa Lynch, Director
E-Mail: alyssa_lynch@sccoe.org
Phone: 1-408-733-0882 x12
http://www.sccoe.org/depts/rop-north/
Eligibility:
     All adults, out-of-school youths, and HS students age 16 and older
Services
     Job Skills Training classes in Arts, Media and Communication, Business,
         Office and Marketing, Engineer Technology, Health, Home Economics and
         Technology, Industrial Technology and Public and Human Services
     Support Services in Career Guidance and Pathways, Community Services,
         and Diploma/GED Transportation, Tutoring to assist people in seeking jobs or
         assessing career interests
     Classes and services are free of charge




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South County Regional Occupational Program
700 West 6th Street, Suite L
Gilroy, CA 95020
Contact: Kathi Bosworth, Manager of Career and Work Development Programs
Phone: 1-408-842-0361
http://www.sccoe.org/depts/scrop/
Eligibility
     All adults, out-of-school youth, and HS students age 16 and older
Services
     Job Skills Training classes in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts, Media
         and Communication, Business, Office and Marketing, Engineer Technology,
         Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Industrial Technology and Public
         and Human Services
     Support Services in Assessments, Career Exploration, Guidance and
         Pathways, Community Services, and Diploma/GED, Financial Aid, Job
         Placement Assistance, Transportation, Tutoring to assist people in seeking
         jobs or assessing career interests
Cost
     Classes and Services are free, with the exceptions of the Dental Assisting
         Program (costs $330.00 for program and uniform), the Medical Assistant
         Program (Books cost $132.61 for 3 required books) and the Nursing Assistant
         Program ($814.00 total)




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Santa Cruz County Adult Education

Cabrillo College Stroke Center
501 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Contact: Judy Peretto, Office Assistant
 Phone: 1-831-425-0622
http://www.cabrillo.cc.ca.us
Eligibility
     Adults age 18 or older with onset disability
Services
     Courses in dealing with disabilities, communication, mobility and fitness, and
         independent living skills taught by staff that include Licensed Physical
         Therapists, Occupational Therapists
     Courses are for a semester and are not graded, but are just for Educational
         Rehabilitation
Cost
     Course fees are $26.00 per unit

Santa Cruz Adult School
536 Palm Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: Dick Wood, Principal
E-Mail: scas@sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-831-429-3966
http://www.adulted.santacruz.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Students in grades 7-12 may enroll by counselor permission only
Services
     Computer Education, Community Education, Language Arts, Arts and Crafts,
         Money Management classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $260.00




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Watsonville/Aptos Adult School
294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
Contact: Marilyn Files, Administrative Secretary
E-Mail: marilyn_files@pvusd.net
Phone: 1-831-786-2160
1-831-786-2193
http://waas.pvusd.net/
Services
     Computer, Business and Finance, Business Education/Office Skills, Career
        and Technical, Human Resources, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Personal
        Enrichment classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $1,480.00 for the Pharmacy Technician program


Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Programs

Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program
809-H Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
Contact: Bruce Kint, Director
E-Mail: bkint@santacruz.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-831-479-5335
http://www.rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us/
Eligibility
     Anyone age 16 and older
Services
     Social, Human, Government Resources, Agricultural & Natural Resources,
         Engineering & Industrial Technology, Business, Marketing Information
         Systems, Recreation, Arts & Communications classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $683.00 for the Medical Assistant Classes




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Sonoma County Adult Education

Cloverdale Adult School
97 School Street
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Contact: Claudia Rosatti, Superintendent
E-Mail: rosattic@admin.cusd.org
Phone: 1-707-894-1920 x17
http://www.cusd.org/

Cotati-Rohnert Park Adult School
1290 Southwest Boulevard
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Contact: Beth Smith
E-Mail: beth_smith@crpusd.sonoma.edu
Phone: 1-707-588-5708
Services
    Vocational Education classes

Healdsburg Adult School
1024 Prince Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Contact: Stewart Fox, Administrator
E-Mail: sfox@husd.com
Phone: 1-707-431-3449
http://www.husd.com/altEd/#adult
Cost
     Classes are free of charge

Lewis Education Center
2230 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Contact: Kerry L. Brainerd, School Secretary
E-Mail: kbrainerd@aded.srcs.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-707-522-3280
http://www.srcs.k12.ca.us/schools/location.asp?TBLCODE=LAEC
Services
     General Business, Computer and Medical Billing classes




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New Vista-Analy Evening Adult School
6950 Analy
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Contact: Dave Ashworth, Director
Phone: 1-707-824-6455
Services
    Vocational Education classes

Petaluma Adult School
200 Douglas Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Carol Waxman, Principal
E-Mail: carolw@pet.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-707-778-4766
http://www.petalumacityschools.org/adult/index.html
Services
     Career Technical Education and Computer classes
     Adult Independent Study
     Counseling
Cost
     Classes range from free to $110.00

Sonoma Valley Adult School
20000 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Contact: Pam Garramone, Principal
E-Mail: pgarramo@sonomavly.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-707-933-4033
Services
    Older Adult Programs
Cost
    Classes range from free to $100.00, with the exception of the Medical
       Careers classes, which cost $1,395.00

Windsor Adult Education
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 500
Windsor, CA 95492
Contact: Steve Herrington, Superintendent
E-Mail: sherrington@wusd.org
Phone: 1-707-837-7701
http://www.wusd.org/




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Stanislaus County Adult Education

Ceres Adult School
2503 Lawrence Street
Ceres, CA 95307
Contact: Paula Smith, Adult Education Administrator
E-Mail: proosevelt@ceres.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-538-0150
http://www.ceres.k12.ca.us/adultEd
Eligibility:
     High School Students (juniors and seniors) may enroll with permission of their
         school counselor, their parents and the adult school administrator
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $70.00, with the exception of fees for materials or
         books

Elliott Alternative Education Center
1440 Sunrise Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
E-Mail: owen.r@monet.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-576-4622
http://elliott.monet.k12.ca.us
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes are free of charge

Hughson Adult School
7448 Fox Road
Hughson, CA 95326
Contact: Kathy Condren, Director of Staff Development
E-Mail: kcondren@hughson.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-883-4428 x5
http://www.hughson.k12.ca.us/
Cost
     Classes cost $20 per class




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Ch 5: Community & Adult Education: Stanislaus

Newman-Crows Landing Adult School
890 Main Street
Newman, CA 95360
Contact: Jose Gonzalez, Principal
E-Mail: jgonzalez@nclusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-862-2309
http://nclusd.k12.ca.us/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $35.00

Oakdale Adult Education
200 Hinkley Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361
E-Mail: Adulted@oakdale.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-847-9609
http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/adulted/
Services
     Spanish, Vocational Education and Community Interest classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to approximately $75.00

Patterson Adult Education
640 M Street
Patterson, CA 95363
E-Mail: vrucobo@patterson.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-892-7463
Cost:
    Classes are free of charge

Turlock Adult School
1574 East Canal Drive
Turlock, CA 95380
E-Mail: staylor@turlock.k12.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-667-0643
http://www.turlock.k12.ca.us/TAS/
Services
     Vocational Education classes
Cost
     Classes range from free to $125.00 plus cost of books and materials




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                               Ch 6: Community College Education

CHAPTER 6: Community College Education
The community colleges have taken the lead in providing educational resources for
people with disabilities. The California Community Colleges offer individuals the
opportunity to obtain the following academic and vocational training: an Associate of
Arts or Sciences degree including basic college courses, before transferring to a 4-
year University to complete a Bachelor’s degree in various occupations, remedial
instruction in conjunction with the local school districts, instruction in English as a
second language, adult non-credit instruction, and other support services to help
students succeed at the postsecondary level. California residents can attend any
community college of their choice. However, by law the California Community
Colleges are required to admit any California resident who is a high school graduate
and may admit people who are over 18 and have not graduated high school but can
benefit from further education.

In terms of eligibility for the various services provided to people with disabilities who
wish to attend community colleges, each community college requires that students
provide documentation of a verified disability signed by an appropriate, licensed
professional. Please contact the individual community college disability centers for
more information.

The California Community Colleges commonly offer services such as Priority
Registration, Academic Advising, Counseling (Personal, Disability, and Career),
Mobility Assistance, an Adaptive Computer Center that utilizes the current adaptive
technology to assist students with computer usage when writing papers, exams, etc.,
Sign Language Interpreters, Readers, Captioners, Note-taking and testing
accommodations and services, Adaptive P.E. programs, Learning Skills programs
and Liaisons with faculty, four-year universities and community agencies. Therefore,
these services may not be listed in the resources below so check with the individual
college disabled students’ office for more information and assistance.




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Alameda

Community Colleges in Alameda County

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, California 94545
Phone:1-510-723-6600
http://www.chabotcollege.edu/

Disabled Students Resource Center
Office of Disabled Student Services in Building 2400
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Allen, Counselor/Coordinator
E-Mail: kallen@clpccd.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-723-6725-Main Office
TDD: 1-510- 723-7199
Voice: 1-510-723-7065
http://www.chabotcollege.edu/DSRC/
Services
     Student employment in the Center (some serve as tutors and readers
     The Able-Disabled Club (which exists to support the needs of students,
        providing social gatherings and activities that also create campus awareness
        of the needs of students with disabilities)
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permits: $30.00 per semester or $10.00 for summer session

College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 1-510-522-7221
http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/coa/coa.htm

Disabled Students’ Program
Room D-117
Contacts: Becky Stone, Acquired Brain Injury and Helene Maxwell, Adapted
Computer Technology Specialist
Phone: 1-510-748-2328
TTY: 1-510-748-2330
Services
    Diagnostic testing
    Alternate media including Braille, large print and e-texts
    Vocational Living Skills Program
    Workability III Program
Cost
    Enrollment fee: $11.00 per unit
    Parking Permit fee: $20.00 per semester, $10.00 for summer session



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Laney College
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 1-510-834-5740
http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/laney/index.htm

Disabled Students’ Program
E Complex Room E253
Contact: Carol Dalessio, DSPS Coordinator
E-Mail: cdalessio@peralta.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-464-3428
TTY: 1- 510 464-3400
http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/laney/student-serv/dsps/dsps.htm
Services
     Counselor Support services for students with Physical, Visual and other
        disabilities as prescribed by Disabled Students’ Program Counselors
     Support Services provided a Disabled Students’ Program Counselor for Deaf
        students enrolled in mainstream classes (Basic Skills Classes taught in
        American Sign Language to prepare Deaf students for college level academic
        studies)
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $11.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $20.00 per semester, $10.00 for summer session

Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94550-9797
Phone: 1-925-373-5800
http://www.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/

Disabled Students’ Program
Building 1500
Contact: Cecelia Kennerly-Coordinator of the DRC Program
E-Mail: ckennerly@laspositascollege.edu
Phone: 1-925-373-4921
http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/altmedia/dsps/index.htm
Services
     Permission to tape record lectures
     Books on tape
     Alternate media services
     Tutorial assistance
     Closed captioning available upon request
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permits fee: $30.00 per semester, $15.00 for summer or $2.00 / day



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Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619-3196
Phone: 510-531-4911
http://www.merritt.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Cristina Tissot, Coordinator of DSPS
Phone: 510-436-2516
http://www.merritt.edu/~StudentServices/dsps.html
Cost:
     Enrollment fee: $11.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $20.00 per semester, $10.00 for summer session

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
P.O. Box 3909
Fremont, CA 94539-0390
Phone: 510-659-6000
http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program and Services
Contact: Fred Hilke, DSP&S Counselor
E-Mail: fhilke@ohlone.edu
Phone: 510-659-6140
http://www.ohlone.edu/org/dsps/
Services
     Job placement
     Special parking
     Transportation
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $26.00 per vehicle per semester or $2.00 daily




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Vista College
2020 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 1-510-981-2800
http://www.vista.peralta.edu/default.htm

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact : Lynn Massey, Staff Assistant
E-Mail: cmassey@peralta.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-510-981-2812
http://www.vista.peralta.edu/services/dsps.html
Services
     Adaptive technology (i.e. books on tape or CD-Rom)
     Testing of Learning Disability students
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $11.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $20.00 per semester, $10.00 for summer session




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Contra Costa

Community Colleges in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
Phone: 1-510-235-7800
http://www.contracosta.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program
Humanities Building, Room H-19
Contact: Peggy Fleming, DSPS Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: 1-510-235-7800 x7220
TTY: 1-800-735-2929
(Voice to Voice relay) 1-510-235-7800 ext. 2922
Spanish to TTY Services 1-800-855-3000
http://www.contracosta.cc.ca.us/dsps/index.html
Services
     Equipment loans
     Closed circuit TV available on campus
     Specialized instruction designed for students with learning disabilities
     Wireless microphone transmitter/ receivers for students who have hearing
        impairments
     On-campus transportation
     Parking for students with temporary disabilities
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $35.00 per semester, $20.00 for summer session or
        $2.00 per day




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Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 1-925-685-1230
http://www.dvc.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Terry Armstrong, Dean, Counseling and Support Services
E-Mail: tarmstro@dvc.edu
Phone: 1-925-685-1230 x2288
http://www.dvc.edu/dss/
Eligibility
     Contact the Counseling Center (685-1230 x 2276) after 2:00 p.m., or go to the
         Counseling Center to make an appointment with a DSP counselor
Services
     Alternative media
     Equipment and furniture loan
     Learning strategies
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $33.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $25.00 in general, but no charge for students with
         disabilities who have a placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles

Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 1-925-439-2181
http://www.losmedanos.net/

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Dorrie Fisher-DSP Coordinator
E-Mail: dfisher@losmedanos.net
Phone: 1-925-439-2181 x 3353
TDD: 1-925-439-5709
http://www.losmedanos.net/hightechcenter/default.htm
Services
     Tape recorders
     Lecture notes
     Hearing amplification
     Writers
     Specialized tutoring
     Alternate media formats
     Specialized instruction
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $20.00 for summer and $35.00 for fall semesters


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Ch 6: Community College Education: Fresno

Community Colleges in Fresno County

Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
Phone: (559) 442-4600
http://www.fresnocitycollege.com

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Dr. Janice Emerzian, DSP& S Director
E-Mail: Janice.emerzian@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone/TDD: 1-559-442-8237 or 1-559-442-8232
http://www.fresnocitycollege.com/studentservices/dsps/
Services
     Peer counseling/tutoring
     Adaptive horticulture
     Independent living training
     Alternative media
     Learning Disability assessments and eligibility
     Transportation assistance
     Vision and Hearing devices and recording services (for the blind)
     Special classes
     Disabled parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $17.00 per semester or $8.00 for summer session




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Reedley College
995 North Reed Avenue
Reedley, CA 93654
Phone: 1-559-638-3641
http://www.reedleycollege.com/

Disabled Students’ Program and Services
Contact: Dr. Janice Emerzian, DSP&S Director
Phone: 1-559-638-0332
http://www.reedleycollege.com/services/dsp/default.htm
Services
     Books on tape and E-Text
     Alternate media
     Learning Disability assessment
     Typing services
     Special classes
     Special parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $17.00 per semester

West Hills College
300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: 1-559-934-2000
http://www.westhillscollege.com/coalinga/

Disabled Students’ Program and Services
Contact: Julie Allvin, DSPS Counselor
Phone: 1-559-934-3338
E-Mail: JulieAllvin@westhillscollege.com
http://www.westhillscollege.com/coalinga/students/student_programs/dsps/index.asp
Services
     Learning Disabilities assessment
     Specialized tutoring and classes
     Classroom aides
     Transcription service
     Specialized equipment loan
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Transportation: $1.00 each way to/from West Hills College to areas around
        the district




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Merced

Community Colleges in Merced County

Merced College
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348-2898
Phone: 1-209-384-6000
http://www.merced.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Nichole M. Daniel, Student Services Assistant
E-Mail: daniel.n@mccd.edu
Phone: 1-209-384-6155 or 1-209-384-6398
http://www.merced.cc.ca.us/dss/
Services
     Monitoring/follow-up
     Campus orientations
     Braille books and books on tape
     Specialized equipment loan
     Disabled parking/temporary parking permits (on-campus "blue curb" only)
     Diagnostic assessment for Learning Disabilities
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking fee: $20.00 per semester




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Community Colleges in Monterey County

Hartnell College
156 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 1-831-755-6700
http://www.hartnell.cc.ca.us

Disabled Students’ Program
College Center, Room 102
Phone/ Fax/TDD: 1-831-770-6120
Contact: Wayne Davis -Counselor/Coordinator of DSP&S
Phone: 1-831-755-6760
E-Mail: wdavis@hartnell.cc.ca.us
http://www.hartnell.cc.ca.us/students/dsps/
Services
     Special equipment
     Assessment for Learning Disability
     Classroom accommodations
     Job placement
     College survival skills
     Learning Disability Resource lab
     Job search skills
Cost:
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $25.00 per semester




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Monterey

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
Phone: 1-831-646-4000
http://www.mpc.edu/homex.asp

Disabled Students’ Programs and Services
College Service Building, Room 104
Contact: Susan Osorio, Director
E-Mail: sosorio@mpc.edu
Phone: 1-831-646-4070
http://www.mpc.edu/apps/comm.asp?Q=82
Services
     Special support services to assist students with disabilities participate in
        regular activities, programs and classes offered by the college
     Assistive listening (FM) systems
     On-campus transportation
     Specialized counseling, special tutoring and academic and vocational
        assessment
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking permit fee: Annual: $70.00 for students with 6.0 units or more or
        $35.00 for students with less than 6.0 units; Semester: $40.00 for students
        with 6.0 units or more or $20 for students with less than 6.0 units; Daily: $1.00




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              Ch 6: Community College Education: Sacramento

Community Colleges in Sacramento County

American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento CA 95841
Phone: 1-916-484-8011
http://www.arc.losrios.edu/

Disabled Students Services and Programs
Phone: 1-916-484-8382
http://www.arc.losrios.edu/~dsps/

Blind and Visually Impaired Office
Phone: 1-916-484-8557
E-mail: arc-vi@arc.losrios.edu

Deaf Services Office:
Voice: 1-916-484-8559
TTY: 1-916-484-8798
E-mail: ARCDFS@arc.losrios.edu

Learning Disabilities Office
Phone: 1-(916) 484-8938
E-mail: johnstl@arc.losrios.edu
Services
    Tutors
    In-Class aides
    Tape recorder (available for check out use)
    Braille services
Cost
    Enrollment fees: $26.00 per unit
    Parking Permit fees: $30.00 per semester, $15.00 for summer session or
       $1.00 per day




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Sacramento

Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
Phone: 1-916-691-7344
http://www.crc.losrios.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
P-57
Contact: Diane Adeszko, DSP&S Coordinator/Counselor
E-Mail: adeszkd@crc.losrios.edu
Phone: 1-916-691-7275
TDD: 1-916-691-7273
http://www.crc.losrios.edu/studentservices/dsps.htm
Services:
     Use of equipment and materials such as a tape recorder, calculator,
        computer, taped text or spelling checker in the classroom and/or in meeting
        class assignments
     Individualized tutoring when disability prevents successful use of existing
        college tutorial services
     Alternate media such as Braille, large print, audio cassette, electronic text,
        captioned videos, accessible websites and accessible distance education (on-
        line or televised) are available to students - Call DSP&S at 691-7273 (voice or
        TDD)
Cost
     Enrollment fees: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fees: $30.00 per semester and $15.00 for summer session




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              Ch 6: Community College Education: Sacramento

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 1-916-558-2111
http://www.scc.losrios.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Student Services Building
Contact: Ms. Stephanie Clar, DRC Counselor
Email: clars@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: 1-916-558-2107
http://www.scc.losrios.edu/~drc/
Services
     Alternative format materials
     Supplemental specialized orientation
     Transcriber services
     Classroom accommodations and adjustments
     Lockers
     Special parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $30.00 per semester, $15.00 for summer session or
        $1.00 per day




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Sacramento

Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 1-916-624-3333
http://www.sierra.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Programs and Services
Building K-1
Contact: Scott Bramlett, DSP&S Counselor
E-Mail: sbramlett@sierracollege.edu
Phone: 1-916-789-2615 or 1-916-781-0592
TDD: 1-916-624-5856
http://www.sierra.cc.ca.us/stu_services/dsps/index.html
Services
     Student Education Plans (SEP)
     Class and assessment accommodations
     Recorded textbooks and closed caption TV
     Braille services
     Text enlargements
     Financial Aid assistance
     On-campus housing assistance
     Skill development and study skills classes
     Personal development classes-college success
     Tutoring Writing Center
     Assessment Center
     Career Development Center and Career Connections including vocational
        testing
     Health services
     Children's Day Care Center
     Student Organization supporting students with or without disabilities called
        “Students Overcoming Challenges”
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking: $40.00 per semester or $14.00 for summer session




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          Ch 6: Community College Education: San Francisco

Community Colleges in San Francisco County

City College of San Francisco
Nine campuses in San Francisco area: Alemany, Castro/Valencia, Chinatown/North
Beach, Downtown, Evans, Fort Mason, John Adams, Mission, Phelan/Ocean, and
Southeast
Disabled Students’ Program offices are located on the Phelan/Ocean and John
Adams campuses
http://www.ccsf.edu/
For all Campuses DSP’s Contact: Kathleen Kerr-Schochet, Department Coordinator
Phone: 1-415-452-5482
TDD: 1-415-452-5451
E-Mail: kkerrsch@ccsf.edu
http://www.ccsf.edu/Services/students.html
Services
     Academic and vocational assessments
     Assessments: Speech and Hearing evaluation by arrangement
     Preferential seating: seating in front of the classroom
     If you can’t stand for long periods, you may obtain letter to bypass lines
     Accessible lockers
     Textbooks, handouts, and tests to be provided in audio
     Closed circuit TV to display enlarged print, tape recorders, spell checkers,
        note taking keyboards and electronic wheelchairs are available on short-term
        loan
     Portable Equipment on loan: Alphasmarts (portable keyboard for note-taking),
        back rests, spell checkers, tape recorders and adaptive furniture
     Assistive listening device on loan: This is a sound amplifying device that may
        be attached to a hearing aid or used separately.
     Braille and E-text formats
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking fee: $1.00 per day




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Ch 6: Community College Education: San Joaquin

Community Colleges in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 1-209-954-5151
http://www.sjdccd.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program and Services
Cunningham 120
Contact: Karen Andersen, DSP&S Director
E-Mail: kandersen@deltacollege.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-209-954-5330
http://www.sjdccd.cc.ca.us/dept/dsps/index.html
Services
     Special classes
     Transportation resources and disability related associations websites
     Brailled tests and Scantron alternatives for tests
     Tape recorded test answers with transcription
     Emergency procedures assistance
     Computers for essay questions or oral answers written down by a scribe
     Screen reader and text enlargement computer software
     Closed circuit TV and other magnification equipment
     Tape recorded lectures
     Books on tape, computer scanners
     Staggering schedule and scheduling classes to available public transportation
        or rides
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $18.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $20.00 per semester and summer session or 50 cents per
        day




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                Ch 6: Community College Education: San Mateo

Community Colleges in San Mateo County

Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: 1-650-306-3100
http://www.canadacollege.net

Disabled Students’ Program
Building 5, Room 207
Contact: Jane Hetrick, DSPS Program Coordinator
Phone: 1-650-306-3259
TDD: 1-650-306-3161
http://www.canadacollege.net/student/disabledservices.html
Adaptive Physical Education Program | La educación física adaptada
Contact: Barbara McCarthy
Phone: 1-650-306-3473
Services
     Alternate format text books
     Additional services through the Health Center, psychological services,
        Learning Center and Workability III
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking fee: $30.00/semester, $20.00/summer, $1.00/day

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402-3757
Phone: 1-650-574-6161
http://www.gocsm.net/

Disabled Students’ Program
Building 16 Room 150
Contact: Joan Hare, Counselor
Phone: 1-650-574-6438
Fax/TTY: 1-650-358-6803
E-Mail: Laura Skaff @ skaffl@smccd.net
http://www.gocsm.net/webpages/default.asp?WebPgID=276&CatID=9
Services
     Special parking permits
     Learning Disabilities
     Assessment Center: Specific learning disabilities assessment
     Transition to College: Program support for students with disabilities
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $30.00 for fall/spring, $20.00 for summer or $1.00/day


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Ch 6: Community College Education: San Mateo

Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
Phone: 1-650-738-4100
http://www.skylinecollege.net

Disabled Students’ Programs and Services
Contact: Linda Van Sciver, DSP&S Counselor
E-Mail: vansciver@smcccd.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-650-738-4280
TDD: 1-650-738-4329
http://www.smccd.net/accounts/skyline/sts/able.html
Services
     College orientation and Study Skills courses
     Developmental Skills Program to assist student learning of basic skills for
        success in college
     Peer counseling
     Equipment loans
     Tutoring services
     Lockers
     Disability parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $30.00 for fall and spring semesters, $20.00 for summer
        session, or $1.00 per day




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               Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Clara

Community Colleges in Santa Clara County

De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-864-5678
http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/

Special Education Division
Disabled Students Program & Services
Seminar Building, Room 2a
Contact: Benita Rashall-Counselor/Coordinator of DSP&S
E-Mail RashallBenita@fhda.edu/
Phone/TTY: 1-408-864-8959
http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/specialed/dss/index.html
Services
     On-campus assistance
     Tutor referral
     Materials in alternative media
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $17.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $26.65 per quarter or $20.00 for summer session

Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135-1598
Phone: 1-408-274-7900
http://www.evc.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Thomas Dana, Disabled Students’ Program Coordinator
E-Mail: thomas.dana@evc.edu
Phone: 1-408-270-6447
http://www.evc.edu/student_services/counseling/dsps/
Services
     Tutors
     Special classes: Speech and language skills, basic skills strategies
     Assessment is available for students who have not been previously or
        recently tested to determine whether or not they have a specific learning or
        speech and language disability
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $40.00 per semester or $2.00 per day




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Clara

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: 1-650-949-7777
http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/index.php

Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Margo Dobbins-DRC Coordinator
E-Mail: DobbinsMargo@foothill.edu
Phone: 1-650-949-7038
http://www.foothill.edu/al/drc.html
Services
     Classes offered include study skills and compensatory techniques and writing
        skills. Call 1-650-949 7017 for information
     Transition to Work: A one year vocational readiness program designed for
        students with disabilities who can function independently on a college campus
        but who do not have the ability to succeed in the regular college academic
        program
     Deaf Services: Support services for the Learning Impaired and Learning
        Disabled students such as Sign Language interpreters
     Equipment loan
     Handicapped parking permits
     Information services
     On-campus orientation/on-campus shuttle
     Tutors
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $17.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $26.65 per quarter or $20.00 per summer session




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               Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Clara

Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-848-4800
http://www.gavilan.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program
LI 117
Main Office Phone: 1-408-848-4865
TTY: 1-408-846-4924
Contact: Bruce Eastman, DSP&S Counselor
Phone: 1-408-848-4741
E-Mail: beastman@gavilan.edu
http://www.gavilan.edu/dsps/
Services
     Alternative media
     Learning Skills assessment
     Special classes
     Educational tutoring
     Vocational Aptitude Testing
     Multi-media educational aids
     Workability/job training and placement
     Designated parking is provided for students who use wheelchairs, crutches,
        or canes as well as for students with respiratory or cardiac problems or other
        factors that require a minimum amount of walking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $40.00 per semester and $20.00 summer session




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Clara

Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
Phone: 1-408-988-2200
http://www.missioncollege.org/

Disability Instructional Support Center (DISC)
Contact: Carol Topple, DISC Coordinator
E-Mail: carol_topple@wvmccd.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-408-748-2730 or 1-408- 855-5085
TTY: 1-408-727-9243
http://www.missioncollege.org/depts/dsps/DSPS.html
Services
     Special classes
     Tutors
     Orientation/temporary parking arrangements
     Specialized equipment: Variable speed tape recorders, closed circuit TV
        magnifier, assistive listening devices, electronic spellers
     Computer Access List: Screen readers, large print displays, scan and read
        programs, Speech recognition, Braille translator/embosser, word prediction
        with speech, adaptive keyboard access, mouse alternatives and adaptive
        devices
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $18.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $40.00 per semester or $2.00 per day




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              Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Clara

West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
Phone: 1-408-741-2000
http://www.westvalley.edu/wvc/

Disability & Educational Support Program (DESP)
Contact: Len Schreibstein, Program Coordinator
E-Mail: len_schreibstein@westvalley.edu
Phone: 1-408-741-2422
TTY 1-408-741-2658
http://www.westvalley.edu/wvc/sep/index.html
Services
     Cognitive retraining for students with ABI and other neurological disability
     Learning Disability Services (LDS) offers specialized classes and labs
     Communication disability services: Speech Language/Hearing evaluations,
        classes for students with communication difficulties
     Support services: Tutoring, Braille/non-Braille transcription
     Special equipment
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: Permits are $40.00 per semester for spring/fall and
        $20.00 for summer semester.
     Fee waived for handicapped parking zones




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Santa Cruz

Community Colleges in Santa Cruz County

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003-3198
Phone: 1-831-479-6100
http://www.cabrillo.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Room 800
Contact: Alta Cilicia Northcutt, Program Specialist
E-Mail: alnorthc@cabrillo.edu
Phone: 1-831-479-6370
TTY: 1-831-479-6421
http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/dsps/index.html
Services
     Support services: classroom aides
     Special classes
     Special equipment
     Tutorials
     On-Campus transportation
     Special parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $40.00 per semester




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                  Ch 6: Community College Education: Sonoma

Community Colleges in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 1-707-527-4011
http://www.santarosa.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Analy Village, Building C
Contact: Brenda Nichols, Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: bnichols@santarosa.edu
Phone: 1-707-524-1567
http://www.santarosa.edu/for_students/disability-resources/
Services
     DRD Works program assists students to find meaningful employment
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $21.00 per unit
     Parking Permit fee: $60.00 per semester




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Ch 6: Community College Education: Stanislaus

Community Colleges in Stanislaus County

Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: 1-209-575-6498
http://mjc.yosemite.cc.ca.us/

Disabled Students’ Program
Journalism Building, 160
Contact: Carol La Rosa, Program Rep II
E-Mail: larosac@mjc.edu
Phone: 1-209-575-6226
TTY: 1-209-575-6863
http://mjc.yosemite.cc.ca.us/disabilityservices/default.asp
Services
     Assistance with participation in college activities
     Financial Aid assistance
     Special Needs classes
     Evaluations for eligibility for services relating to Learning Disabilities
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $26.00 per unit
     Parking permit fee: $20.00 for fall/spring semesters, $7.50 for summer
        semester, or $1.00 per day




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                                     Ch 7: California State Universities

CHAPTER 7: California State Universities (CSU)
The California State University system offers students a broad range of educational
courses leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a variety of professional
fields. For graduation, CSU campuses require that students complete a basic
program of "General Education-Breadth Requirements" regardless of the type of
bachelor's degree or major field selected by the student. CSU admission may be
open to first-time freshmen that are high school graduates with a grade of "C" or
better in 15 units of college preparatory subjects or eligible community college
transfer students. Community college transfer students must have a grade point
average of 2.0 or better in all transferable units and be in good standing at their last
school. Those students transferring with 56 units or more must also have completed
the general education mathematics and English courses.

CSU provides an on-line information and application system at www.csumentor.edu.
It includes information about admission, academic requirements, fees and tuition,
financial aid and other topics. Again, in terms of eligibility for the various services
provided to people with disabilities who wish to attend the California State
Universities, each university requires that students provide documentation of a
verified disability signed by an appropriate, licensed professional.

The California State University System provides the following common services at
each Disabled Students’ office: Priority Registration, Academic Advising, Counseling
(Personal, Disability, and Career), Mobility Assistance, an Adaptive Computer
Center that utilizes the current adaptive technology to assist students with computer
usage when writing papers, exams, etc., Sign Language Interpreters, Readers,
Captioners, Note-taking and testing accommodations and services, Adaptive P.E.
programs, and Liaisons with faculty, four-year universities and community agencies.
Please contact the individual California State University disabled students’ center for
more information and assistance.




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Ch 7: California State Universities

CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: 1-661-664-2011
http:// www.csub.edu/

Services for Students with Disabilities
Contact: Patrick Choi, Support Services Specialist
E-Mail: pchoi@csub.edu
Phone: 1-661-664-3360
TDD: 1-661-665-6288
http://www.csub.edu/univservices/ssd/
Services
     Learning disability assessment, review and support services
     Adaptive equipment including assistive technology, Braille printer, Kurzweil
        reading machine, closed circuit TV large text display, assistive listening
        devices
     Facilitation of arrangement for books-on-tape & standard and 4-track tape
        recorders
     Alternate format media
     Assistance with classroom and campus accessibility
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $579 per semester for 6 units or less, $905 per semester for
        6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $36 per semester




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                                   Ch 7: California State Universities

CSU Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 1-805-437-8400
http://www.csuci.edu/

Disability Accommodation Services
Bell Tower Building, Room 1415
Contact: Dr. Terri L. Goldstein, Disability Accommodation Services Coordinator
E-Mail: terri.goldstein@csuci.edu
Phone: 1-805- 437-8510
TDD: 1-805- 437-8510
http://www.csuci.edu/students/enrolled/service/disableaccomodate.htm
Services
     Scribes for examinations
     Alternate format services
     Taped lectures
     Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic (limited services)
     Computer aided real-time translation (CART).
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $908.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,397.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $110.00 per semester




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Ch 7: California State Universities

CSU Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Phone: 1-530-898-INFO
http://www.csuchico.edu/

Disabled Students Services
Contact: Lauri Evans-Support Services Coordinator
E-Mail: levans@csuchico.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-530-898-5959
http://www.csuchico.edu/dss/
Services
     Learning Disability assessment
     Campus and community resource Information
     Access to elevator keys
     Educational support programs including supplemental instruction and tutoring
        at the Student Learning Center
     Equipment loans including 4-track audio tape machines
     Franklin Language Masters
     CD players for audio texts
     Recording for Blind & Dyslexic
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $1,157.00 for 6.0 units or less, $1,685.00 for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $70.00 per semester




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                                    Ch 7: California State Universities

CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Phone: 1-310-243-3696
http://www.csudh.edu/

Disabled Students’ Services
Welch Hall B 250
Contact: Patricia Ann Wells, Disabled Students’ Services Director
E-Mail: pwells@csudh.edu
Phone: 1-310-243-3660
TDD: 1-310-243-2028
http://www.csudh.edu/dss/main.html
Services
     Writer services: Examinations, papers
     Taped textbooks
     Library search
     Typing
     Tutoring services
     Time management training
     Equipment loan
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $899.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1388.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $72.00 per semester

CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: 1-510-885-3000
http://www.csueastbay.edu/

Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Library Complex 2400
Hayward, CA 94542
Contact: Keith Sell, SDRC Office Manager
E-Mail: keith.sell@csueastbay.edu or sdrc@csuhayward.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-510-885-3868
http://wwwsa.csuhayward.edu/~sdrcweb/
Services
     Books in alternate format
     Parking Fee waiver & temporary Disabled Parking permits
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $576.00 per quarter for 6.0 units or less, $902.00 per quarter
        for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $36 per quarter

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CSU Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Phone: 1-559-278-4240
http://www.csufresno.edu/

Services for Students with Disabilities
5200 North Barton Avenue, M/S ML125
Fresno, CA 93740-8014
Henry Madden Library Room 1049
Contact: Carole Snee, Services for Students with Disabilities Director
E-Mail: siteadmin_ssd@csufresno.edu.
Phone: 1-559-278-2811
TTY: 1-559-278-3084
http://studentaffairs.csufresno.edu/ssd/
Services
     Transportation services
     Workshops and instruction
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $938.50 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,466.50 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $68.00 per semester and $44 per summer session




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CSU Fullerton
P.O. Box 34080
Fullerton, CA 92834-9480

Visitors Center
2555 Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 1-714-278-2011
http://www.fullerton.edu/

Office of Disabled Student Services
University Hall 101
PO Box 6830
Fullerton, CA 92834-6830
Contact: Lisa A. Thies, Coordinator of Support Services
E-Mail: lthies@fullerton.edu
Phone: 1-714-278-3112
TDD: 1-714-278-2786
http://www.fullerton.edu/disabledservices/
Services
     Diagnostic assessment
     Peer counseling
     Activities to increase general campus awareness of students with disabilities
     Transcription services, such as providing Braille and large print materials
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $913.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,402.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $144.00 per semester




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Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: 1-707- 826-3011
http://www.humboldt.edu/

Student Disablility Resource Center
Contact: Ralph McFarland, Student Disablility Resource Center Director
E-Mail: rdm7001@humboldt.edu
Phone: 1-707-826-4678
TDD: 1-707-826-5392
http://sdrc.humboldt.edu/
Services
     Supplemental specialized orientation
     Adaptive technologies (e.g. TDD, CCTV, assistive listening devices, adaptive
        computer hardware or software)
     Alternate formats (e.g. audio tape, Braille, large print)
     Special parking and DMV placard application assistance (Parking fee waiver
        for eligible students in great financial need and who possess DMV placard or
        plates)
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $1,056.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,584.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $67.50 per semester, $45 per summer or $2 per day

CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: 1-562-985-4111
http://www.csulb.edu/

Disabled Student Services
Brotman Hall 270
Contact: Rachel Mahgerefteh, Assistant to the Coordinator of Support Services
E-Mail: rmahgere@csulb.edu
Phone: 1-562-985-5298
http://www.csulb.edu/depts/dss/
Services
     In classroom activities
     Career development resources
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $904.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,432.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $98.00 per semester




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CSU Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 1-323-343-3000
http://www.calstatela.edu/

Office for Students with Disabilities
Student Affairs 115
Contact: Deborah Gear, Deaf and Academic Support Services Coordinator
Email: dgear@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Phone: 1-323-343-3140
TTDY: 1-323-343-3139
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/osd/
Services
     General testing needs
     Financial Aid assistance
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $658.75 per quarter for 6.0 units or less, $1,010.75 per
        quarter for 6.1 units or more. Parking Permit fee: $54.00 per quarter

CSU Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Phone: 1-831-582-3000
http://www.csumb.edu/

Student Disability Resources
100 Campus Center Drive
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Bldg. 47, Room 125
Contact: Jackie Mills, Office Manager and Accommodations Assistant
E-Mail: Jackie_Mills@csumb.edu
Phone: 1-831-582-3858
Fax/TTY: 1-831-582-4024
http://sdr.csumb.edu/
Services
     Alternate media services
     Deaf services
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $945.50 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,473.50 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $54.00 per semester




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CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 1-818-677-1200
http://www.csun.edu/

Students with Disabilities Resources
California State University, Northridge
Student Services Building, Room 110
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Cummins Prager- Students with Disabilities Resources
Director
E-mail: sdr@csun.edu
Phone 1-818-677-2684
http://www.csun.edu/cod/index.htm
Services
     Alternate formats for print material
     Tape recording of classes
     Specialized classroom furniture
Cost:
     Enrollment fee: $970.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,498.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $126.00 per semester or $4.00 per day

Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 1-909-869-7659
http://www.csupomona.edu/

Disability Resource Center
Building 9, Room 103
Contact: Gina Dravis, Hard of Hearing and Academic Services Advisor
E-Mail: rmdravis@csupomona.edu
Phone: 1-909-869-3333 x5359
TTD/TTY: 1-909-869-4178
http://www.dsa.csupomona.edu/drc/
Services
     Alternate media services
     Assessment screening and referral
     Hearing Impaired services
Cost
     Parking Permit fee: $270.00 per year




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CSU Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 1-916-278-6011
http://www.csus.edu/

Services to Students with Disabilities
Lassen Hall, Room 1008
Contact: Jamie Jones, Support Services Coordinator
E-Mail: jamie.j.jones@csus.edu
Phone: 1-916-278-6955
TDD only: 1-916-278-7239
http://www.csus.edu/sswd/sswd.html
Services
     Assistance in the admissions process
     Arrangements for specialized educational materials
     Career development and guidance
     Architectural barrier identification and removal
     Campus/new student supplementary orientation
     Curriculum modification and limited academic tutoring services
     Financial advising referrals, general information
     Housing assistance and information
     Library assistance
     Assistance in meeting quantitative reasoning and foreign language
        requirements
     Developmental math and instruction
     English writing tutorial
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $923.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less,$1,412.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $108.00 per semester or $2.75 per day




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CSU San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: 1-909-880-5000
http://www.csusb.edu/

Services to Students with Disabilities
University Hall 183
Contact: Davena Peters, Academic Support Services
E-Mail: dpeters@csusb.edu
Phone: 1-909-880-5238
TDD: 1-909-880-7230
http://enrollment.csusb.edu/~ssd/
Services
     Campus orientation
     Personalized orientation to campus buildings/classrooms
     Tape-recording of textbooks and course related materials
     Peer Support Groups
     Computer assisted real time captioning (CART)
     Brailling of approved course related printed materials
     Library research assistance
     Word processing assistance
     Electric cart for on-campus transportation
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $648.50 per quarter for 6.0 units or less, $974.50 per quarter
        for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $36.00 per quarter




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San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 1-619-594-5200
http://www.sdsu.edu/

Disabled Student Services
Student Services Building-West 1661
Contact: Teresa Spoulos – Counselor/Support Services Coordinator
E-Mail: tspoulos@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: 1-619-594-6473
TDD/TTY: 1-619-594-2929
http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/dss/dss_home.html
Services
     Admissions and applications assistance
     Special Parking
     Special equipment and rooms
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $1,033.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $ 1,561.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $117.00 per semester

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 1-415-338-1111
http://www.sfsu.edu/

Disability Programs and Resource Center
Student Services Building 110
Contact: Lavette Spencer- Supervisor of Academic Accommodations
Email: lavetteb@sfsu.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-415-338-3452
http://www.sfsu.edu/~dprc/
Services
     Admission assistance
     Alternate media program
     Deaf/Hard of Hearing services
     Disability and instructional strategies
     On-campus shuttle service
     Parking: Disabled students must have both a SFSU Parking Permit and a CA
        state DMV placard visible in their automobile to park in blue disabled spaces
     Scholarships
     Student's Source Newsletter
        Cost
     Enrollment fee (semester): $951.00 (6.0 units or less), $1,440.00 (6.1 units or
        more) Parking Permit fee: $81.00 per semester

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San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
Phone: 408-924-1000
http://www.sjsu.edu/

Disability Resource Center
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0168
Administration Building, Room 110
Phone: 1-408-924-6000 (Main Office)
Phone: 1-408-924-6542 (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
Phone: 1-408-808-2123 (ATC)
Contact: Karla Larsen, Advisement and Outreach Coordinator
Email: karla@drc.sjsu.edu
Phone: 1-408-924-6006
http://www.drc.sjsu.edu/
Services
     Alternative formats for curriculum related print materials (i.e. Braille, enlarged
        print, CD ROM, or audio taped)
     Assistive listening device
     Audio taping of course lectures
     Relocation of a class for accessibility
     Curriculum assistant (i.e. lab, library, classroom, fieldtrips)
     Deaf & Hard of Hearing program that includes real-time captioning, etc
     Workability IV program for those individuals seeking internships or
        employment assistance (an excellent resource with lots of helpful materials
        and websites)
Cost
     Enrollment: $678.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,167.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $192.00 per semester




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CSU Cal Poly
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: 1-805-756-1111
http://www.calpoly.edu/

Disability Resource Center
Student Services Building, 124
Contact: Donna Weltmer- Support Services Coordinator
E-Mail: dweltmer@calpoly.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-805-756-1395
http://drc.calpoly.edu/
Services
     Computer aided real-time transcription
     Alternative media
     Assistive listening devices
     On-campus transportation
     Parking assistance
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $4,227.00 per academic year
     Parking Permit fee: $225.00 annually

CSU San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos CA 92096
Phone: 1-760-750-4000
http://www.csusm.edu/

Disabled Students Services
Craven Hall, Suite 5205
Contact: John Segoria, Disabled Students Services Director
E-Mail: jsegoria@csusm.edu
Phone:1-760-750-4905
TTY: 1-760-750-4909
http://www.csusm.edu/dss/#info_available
Services
     Functional assessment
     Specially adapted equipment (if available)
     Campus orientations
     Tutoring referral
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $678.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,167.00 per
        semester for 6.1 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $158.00 per semester




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Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Phone: 1-707-664-2880
http://www.sonoma.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
Salazar Hall
Contact: Aurelia Melgar, Support Services Coordinator
Email: Aurelia.Melgar@sonoma.edu
Phone: 1-707-664-2677
TDD: 1-707-664-2958
http://www.sonoma.edu/sas/dss/index.shtml
Services
     Admission assistance
     Consultation
     Advocacy
     Cart rides
     Close-in parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $1280.00 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,808 per
        semester for 7 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $262.00 per semester or $2.50 per day

CSU Stanislaus
801 West Monte Vista Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: 1-209-667-3070
http://www.csustan.edu/

Disabled Resource Center
Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building, Suite 200
Contact: Michelle A. Sanchez-Stamos, Disability Services Advisor
E-Mail: masanchez@csustan.edu
Phone: 1-209-667-3159
TDD: 1-209-667-3044
http://www.csustan.edu/counseling/DRC/drchome.html
Services
     Personalized campus orientation
     Referral for tutoring
     Learning Disabilities testing
     Campus shuttle service
     Designated parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $855.50 per semester for 6.0 units or less, $1,383.50 per
        semester for 7 units or more
     Parking Permit fee: $43.00 per semester

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CHAPTER 8: University of California System (UC)
The University of California system offers educational programs for students seeking
a Bachelor's degree with those seeking both graduate and professional degrees.
Competitive admissions criteria are the mainstay. Most eligible students have a
grade-point average of 2.8 or higher on the University's Eligibility Index plus an
adequate score on the SAT I. In addition to the SAT I, some institutions will use the
ACT and three SAT II subject tests. Admission priority is generally given to qualified
California residents. Again, in terms of eligibility for the various services provided to
people with disabilities who wish to attend a university within the University of
California System, each university within the University of California System requires
that students provide documentation of a verified disability signed by an appropriate,
licensed professional.

The University of California System provides the following common services at each
Disabled Students’ office: Priority Registration, Academic Advising, Counseling
(Personal, Disability, and Career), Mobility Assistance, an Adaptive Computer
Center that utilizes the current adaptive technology to assist students with computer
usage when writing papers, exams, etc., Sign Language Interpreters, Readers,
Captioners, Note-taking and testing accommodations and services, Adaptive P.E.
programs, and Liaisons with faculty, and community agencies. Please contact the
individual university disability center within the University of California System for
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University of California, Berkeley
2200 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 1-510-642-6000
TTY/TDD: 1-510-642-9900
http://www.berkeley.edu/

Disabled Students Program
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-4250
260 Cesar Chavez Student Center
Contact: Cathy Jay-Brain Injury and Trio or Support Services Inquiry Contact
E-Mail: cxjdsp@uclink.berkeley.edu
Phone: 1-510-642-0518
TTY: 1-510-642-6376
http://dsp.berkeley.edu/dspServices.html
Services
     Auxiliary services
     Attendant referral
     Compensatory techniques and coping strategies
     Disability groups for students
     "Exploring Learning Differences and Developing Strategies for Success" and
        “Exploring Disability” are offered to assist students in understanding and
        navigating the university’s resources
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $6,730.00 per academic year
     Parking Permit fee: $45.00 per month & $14.00 annual transportation fee paid
        by semester




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University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 1- 530-752-1011
http://www.ucdavis.edu/index.html

Student Disability Center
Student Special Services
160 South Silo
Contact: Keltie Jones- Student Disability Center Coordinator
E-Mail: kejones@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 1-530-752-3184
http://sdc.ucdavis.edu/
Services
     Pre-admission assistance
     New student orientation
     Access to special adaptive equipment and assistive devices
     Access to tutoring
     Specialized educational materials
     Special parking
     Useful links to websites of interest to people with disabilities
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $7,459.00 per academic year
     Parking Permit fee: $450.00 annually or $6.00 per day




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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 1-949-824-5011
http://www.uci.edu/

Disability Services Center
100 Disability Services Center
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5250
Contact: Jennifer J. Gibson, Disability Services Center Assistant Director
E-Mail: jjgibson@uci.edu
Phone: 1-949-824-7494
TDD: 1-949-824-6272
http://www.disability.uci.edu/
Services:
     Pre-admission planning
     Notification to your professors that you have a disability (only upon your
        request)
     Specialized individual or group orientation to campus
     Advice on classroom accommodations
     Tutoring referral
     Maintenance of a loan library of resources including product catalogues and
        lists of organizations
     Specialized services include: assistive listening devices, preferential seating
        in class, assistance in receiving books on tape, document conversion and
        books and other course materials in alternative formats (e.g., enlarged,
        Braille, cassette, computer media)
     Priority housing
     On-campus transportation and accessible parking
Cost
     Enrollment fee: Part-time: $1,469.00 per quarter, Full-time: $2,297.50 per
        quarter
     Parking Permit fee: Student commuter: $400.00 per year, student resident:
        $600.00 per year
     Daily Permit: $7.00




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University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 1- 310-825-4321
http://www.ucla.edu/

UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities
Box 951426
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1426
Contact: Kathy Molini, Office for Students with Disabilities Director
E-Mail: kmolini@saonet.ucla.edu
Phone: 1-310-825-1501
TTY/TTD: 1-310-206-6083
Van service: 1-310-825-2263
http://www.saonet.ucla.edu/osd/
Services
     Transcription
     Alternative format
     On-campus transportation, disabled parking and campus orientation
     Adaptive equipment
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $2500.00 per quarter
     Parking Permit fee: Commuters $171.00 per quarter, campus residents $210
        per quarter
     Daily permit: $8.00




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University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 1-951-827-1012
http://www.ucr.edu/

Services for Student with Disabilities (SSD) Main Office
125 Costo Hall
Contact: Rebecca Aguiar- Academic Support Center Coordinator
E-Mail: specserv@pop.ucr.edu
Phone/TTY: 1-951-827-4538
http://www.specialservices.ucr.edu/swd/default.html
Services
     Academic Support Center (ASC) provides assistance in using the libraries,
        secretarial assistance and study skills counseling
     Admission assistance
     Campus accessibility assistance
     Wheelchair repair, equipment Loans and van transportation assistance
     Housing assistance
     Financial Aid assistance
     Personal care assistance
     Health care assistance
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $2,416.75 per quarter
     Parking Permit fee: $84.00 per quarter




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University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: 1-858-534-2230
http://www.ucsd.edu/

Office for Students with Disabilities
9500 Gilman Drive #0019
Contact: Roberta J. Gimblett- Office for Students with Disabilities Director
E-Mail: rgimblett@ucsd.edu
Phone/TDD: 1-858-534-4382
TDD/TDD Mail: 1-858-534-9709
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/osd/
Services
     Library and/or laboratory assistants
     Lecture notes
     Accommodation and conflict resolution assistance
     Recorded texts
     Electronic text/E-text
     Resource library
     Special equipment loans or minor equipment repair
     Intra-campus transportation and on-campus transportation facilitation
     Parking
     Peer mentor support
     On-campus housing advocacy
Cost
     Enrollment fee: Full-time: $2,283.10 per quarter, Part-time: 1,454.60 per
        quarter
     Parking Permit fee: $636.00 annually




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University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: 1-415-476-9000
http://www.ucsf.edu/

Disabled Student Services
Office of Student Life
500 Parnassus, MU126 West
Contact: Eric Koenig, Office of Student Life Executive Director
E-Mail: ekoenig@osl.ucsf.edu
Phone: 1-415-476-4318
http://ucsf-233-30.ucsf.edu/osl/dss/
Services
     Learning Disabilities program
     Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing program
     Transcription services
     Voice activated computing
     Library research assistance
     Useful links website to other disability-related websites
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $6,769.00 annually
     Parking Permit fee: $138.00 per quarter




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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: 1-805-893-8000
http://www.ucsb.edu/

Disabled Students’ Program
SAASB 1201
Contact: Gary White- Disabled Students Program Interim Director
E-Mail: gary.white@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 1-805-893-2668
http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dsp/
Services
     Facilitation of access
     Supplemental orientation
     Communication services
     Adaptive equipment
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $2,353.42 per quarter
     Parking Permit fee: $315 per academic year




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University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: 1- 831-459-0111
http://www.ucsc.edu/public/

UCSC Disability Resource Center
146 Hahn Student Services
Contact: Angela Holleman-Academic Services Coordinator
E-Mail: drc@ucsc.edu
Phone: 1-831-459-2089
http://www2.ucsc.edu/drc/index.html
Services
     Adaptive equipment
     Lab assistants
     Library assistants
     Transcription services
     Tutoring services
     Typing services
     Proofreading services
     On-campus transportation services and parking services
Cost
     Enrollment fee: $2,340.30 per quarter
     Parking Permit fee: $756.00 per academic year or $5.00 per day




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CHAPTER 9: Vocational Resources
The vocational resources can assist the person with a disability in many ways. For
example, they can assist in acquiring skills for a specific career, assist with the job
seeking process (vocational) or assist in learning about work attitudes, habits, and
social skills necessary for work success (prevocational). Whether your disability is
acquired or from a young age, there are many resources to guide you through the
often complicated process. For those people who are not yet ready for paid work,
volunteer work is an excellent avenue to explore. The Volunteer Exchange can
match the volunteer’s needs (type of work, location, hours) with their database of
organizations. This chapter includes local community resources, volunteer
resources, government resources, and job search resources.




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: Alameda

Local Community Vocational Resources

Alameda County

A Hire Priority
Phone: 1-925-837-7447
E-Mail: contact@ahirepriority.com
http://www.ahirepriority.com
     Specializes in Finance and Mortgage Professionals, Construction
        Management & Electrical Executives, Human Resources and Sales and
        Account Management staffing

Alameda One-Stop
College of Alameda
Library Room L-215
555 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda CA, 94501
Phone: 1-510-748-2208 or 1-510-814-8302
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Alameda.htm
     A comprehensive resource center providing resources and information
        services on job searches, job training, career assistance through the Internet
        and professional resource specialists

Alta Bates Medical Center
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: Shirley Wheatland
Phone: 1-510-204-2182
http://www.altabates.com/community/index.html
     Offers “Brain Injury Life Skills Program” to assist brain injured individuals and
        their caregivers in making adjustments in their interpersonal relationships, job
        performance and academic achievement

AppleOne Employment Services
http://www.appleone.com
Fremont Office:
39429 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510-438-9011
E-Mail: fremont-ca@appleone.com
     Staffing agency assisting employers and job seekers with Direct Hire or
        Temporary Assignments in various occupational fields in the Fremont area




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Ascot Staffing
1939 Harrison Street, Suite 150
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-839-9520
E-mail: ascot-oak@ascotstaffing.com
    Partnered with A Hire Priority to provide administrative and clerical support

Asians for Job Opportunities in the Bay Area (AJOB)
1911 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704-1101
Contact: Sean Day, Program Manager
E-Mail: ajob@ajob.org
Phone: 1-510-548-6700
http://www.ajob.org/index.htm
     A community-based nonprofit organization is targeted towards Asians and
        other limited-English speaking communities, but can be used by any U.S.
        citizen, permanent resident or refugee
     Offers a Rehabilitation program for a person with disabilities that includes
        vocational education, job placement services and social services for a fee of
        $250.00 per week. AJOB welcomes clients with disabilities to take a tour of
        AJOB

Berkeley (North Cities) One Stop
1947 Center Street – Basement
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 1-510-981-7564
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Berkeley.htm
     Offers comprehensive services through the JobStart network of local training
        and educational organizations and provide information on local employment

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
2065 Kittredge Street
Suite E
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: Boona Cheema, Executive Director
Phone: 1-510-649-1930
E-Mail: bossmail@self-sufficiency.org
http://www.self-sufficiency.org/
     Offers assistance to the homeless, poor, and disabled through programs and
        services in economic development (job placement & retention, assets building
        and adult education), housing, social justice and health




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Center for Employment Training (CET), Alameda County
8390 Capwell Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
Contact: Ivannia Navarrete, Student Information and Recruitment
Email: inavarrete@cet2000.org
Phone: 1-510-568-6166 x106
http://www.cetweb.org/oakland/index.html
     Nonprofit organization providing vocational training programs in a variety of
        occupational fields, job placement and follow-up services and ESL, remedial
        education and GED classes for jobseekers of all backgrounds

Center for Independent Living (Berkeley)
2539 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: Jan Garrett, Executive Director
E-Mail: jgarrett@cilberkeley.org
Phone: 1-510-841-4776
TDD: 1-510-848-3101
http://www.cilberkeley.org/

Branch Office (Oakland)
610 16th Street
Suite 419
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-763-9999
TDD: 1-510-444-1837
    Offers an array of services including personal assistance services, blind
       services, the Client Assistance Program (CAP), deaf services, employment
       services, financial benefits counseling, housing assistance, independent living
       skills, information & referral services, peer support services and services for
       youth with disabilities

Chabot College Employment & Career Services Center
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Room 2325
Hayward, CA 94545
Contact: Terrance Thompson, Workforce Development Staff
Phone: 1-510-723-7228
www.clpccd.cc.ca.us/cc/




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Community Resources for Independent Living
Main Office
439 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Contact: Karen Marshall, Information & Referral Coordinator
Phone: 1-510-881-5743 x10
TTY: 1-510-881-0218
E-Mail: info@cril-online.org
http://www.cril-online.org/

Tri-Valley Branch Office
City of Livermore Multi-Services Center
3311 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Rebecca Cox or Gayle Cuddy, Tri-Valley Coordinators
Phone: 1-925-371-1531
TTY: 1-925-371-1532

Tri-Cities Branch Office
39155 Liberty Street
Suite A100
Fremont , CA 94538
Contact: Richard Gallo, Tri-Cities Independent Living Specialist
Phone: 1-510-794-5735
     Offers services such as Independent Living Skills Training, Housing
        Assistance, Personal Assistance, Referrals to and Information about other
        agencies, Benefits Advocacy, Peer Support, Healthy Women’s Project and
        Assistive Technology support to individuals with disabilities

East Bay Works
1212 Broadway
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: Ed McMillan
E-Mail: mcmillan@oaklandpic.org
Phone: 1-510-768-4450
http://www.eastbayworks.org/
     Network of One Stop Business and Career Centers in the East Bay dedicated
        to providing employment services, referrals to jobs, training or education and
        other resources




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Employment Development Department
Fremont Office
39155 Liberty Street B200
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510 794-3669

Hayward Office
24100 Amador Street
3rd Floor
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 1-510 259-3500

Oakland Office
675 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 1-510 563-5200

Fremont One Stop
Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center
39155 Liberty Street
Suite B 200
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510-794-3669
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Fremont.htm
     Provides resources and information services on job searches, job training,
        and career assistance through partnership with local agencies and access to
        current job postings, interaction with prospective employers and a fully
        equipped resource center

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
Goodwill Corporate Offices & Job Training & Placement Center
1301 30th Avenue, Oakland CA 94601
Phone: 1-510-689-7200 or 1-888-4GOODWILL
http://www.eastbaygoodwill.org/index.html
     Nonprofit organization that provides job training and placement services to
        people with disabilities living in Oakland and the surrounding area who are
        seeking meaningful employment




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Hayward One Stop
Eden Area Multiservice Center
24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 1-510-670-5700
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Hayward.htm
     Provides employment services for job seekers and is the primary resource
        site for people who are seeking employment and live in the cities of Castro
        Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo

Inter-City Services, Inc
3269 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Contact: Mansour Id-Deen, Executive Director
E-Mail: middeen@icsworks.com
Phone: 1-510-655-3552
http://www.icsworks.com/
     Nonprofit organization that offers vocational education and job placement
        services, GED preparation and Adult Basic Education to adults age 18 and
        older in the Bay Area

Mayors’ Commission on Persons with Disabilities, Alameda County
Contact: Linda Teixeira, Chairperson
E-Mail: Lteixeira@oaklandnet.com
Phone: 1-510-238-2273

Newark (Tri-Cities) One Stop
39899 Balentine Drive
Newark, CA 94560
Contact: Suporn Chenhansa, Workforce Development Specialist
E-Mail: schenhansa@ohlone.edu
Phone: 1-510-742-2323
http://www.tricitiesonestop.com/

Oakland (Downtown) One Stop
1212 Broadway, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-768-4473
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Oakland.htm
     Provides affiliate one stop sites to assist people who are multi-lingual




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Oakland (East) One Stop
675 Hegenberger Road, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 1-510-563-5321 (Information Counter)
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Oaklandeast.htm

Oakland Private Industry Council
1212 Broadway, Suite 100-300
Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: Marilyn Norman, Career Center Manager
E-Mail: mnorman@oaklandpic.org
Phone: 1-510-768-4494
http://www.oaklandpic.org/

Pleasanton (Tri-Valley) One Stop
5020 Franklin Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Contact: Diane O’Connor, Job Developer /Career Internship Program Coordinator
Or Jerry Simerman, Employment Specialist
Phone: 1-925-485-5262
Email: trivalley_onestop@yahoo.com
http://www.trivalleyonestop.com/

Services for Brain Injury-Alameda
College of Alameda
Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities
555 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Contact: Beth Ching, Occupational Therapy Service Manager
E-Mail: bching@peralta.edu
Phone: 1-510-748-2123 x1
    Offers a communication strategies for people with TBI for personal, vocational
       and social adjustment
    Class costs $26.00 per unit with a campus use fee of $2.00. A separate fee
       for the class is required but can be paid for by the Department of
       Rehabilitation if the individual taking the class is authorized

Spectrum Community Services
1435 Grove Way
Hayward, CA 94546
Contact: Blake Whitehead, Computer Applications/Vocational Skills Coordinator
E-Mail: bwhitehead@spectrumcs.org
Phone: 1-510-881-0300 x227
http://www.spectrumcs.org/
     Nonprofit organization that offers vocational education in word processing,
        computerized accounting and data entry, keyboarding, career education
        workshops and resume preparation services

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Vallecitos Center for Employment Training (CET) Incorporated
597 C Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 1-510-537-8400
    Offers training courses in basic office skills (including Office Software &
      Technology, Data Entry, Secretary/Receptionist) and in electronics (including
      Electronic Assembly, Electronic Technician and Electronic Tester)

Volunteer Center of Alameda County /Tri Valley
660 13th Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-419-3970

Pleasanton Office
333 Division Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 1-925-462-3570
E-Mail: admin@volunteeronline.org
http://www.bapd.org/gvomy-1.html

Wardrobe for Opportunity
570 14th Street, Suite 5 (Second floor)
Oakland, CA 95612
Contact: Dorothy Amiri
Phone: 1-510-463-4100
http://www.wardrobe.org/
     Offers job ready women (and men on a limited basis) with clothing for
        employment interviews and work




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: Contra Costa

Contra Costa County

Brentwood One Stop
281 Pine Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: 1-925-634-2195
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Brentwood.htm
     Offers services and resources in support of all job, education and training
        seekers through partnerships with local community resources

Concord One Stop
4071 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925-671-4500
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/concord.htm
     Offers services and resources in support of all job, education and training
        seekers through partnerships with local community resources

Employment Development Department
Concord Office
4071 Port Chicago Highway
Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925 602-0869

Richmond Office
330 25th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 1-510 970-7379
    Provide helpful information on job placement and referrals, unemployment
      insurance, disability insurance and a wide variety of employment and training
      services

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
Eastern Contra Costa County Job Training & Placement Center
2701 West 10th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Contact: Tammy Mixon
Phone: 1-925-706-9024
http://www.eastbaygoodwill.org/index.html




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Independent Living Resource Center of Contra Costa County
Main Office (satellite offices in Antioch, CA and Richmond, CA)
3200 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94519
Contact: Joanne Bell, Executive Director
E-Mail: joanne@ilrccc.org
Phone/TTY: 1-925-363-7293
http://www.ilrccc.org
     Offers services such as Access Services, Assistive Technology, Benefits
        Advocacy, Community Education, Employment Services, Housing Advocacy,
        Independent Living Skills, Information & Referral Services, Peer Support,
        Systems Advocacy and a Youth Program

The Job Network
2120 Diamond Boulevard #130
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925-827-4692
E-Mail: ripleyrj@yahoo.com
http://www.thejobnetwork.net/index.htm
     Offers links to Bay Area jobs links, resume assistance, labor market
        information, career planning, job search assistance and training and
        education

Mayors' Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities, Contra Costa
County
P.O. Box 273317
Concord, CA 94527
Contact: Irene Elizarraraz, Co-Chairperson
Phone: 1-925-756-1739
http://www.cocomayors.com/

Pittsburg One Stop
415 Railroad Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 1-925-439-4875
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Pittsburg.htm

Rehabilitation Services of Northern California
490 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 1-925-682-6343 x140
    Offers assistance in resume writing, interviewing techniques, application
      processes and cover letters
    Offers a Job Resource Center with current job postings and employer
      directories as well as transition services for high school youth age 16 and
      over


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Richmond (Downtown) One Stop
330 25th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 1-510-307-8014
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Richmond.htm

Richmond (Hilltop) One Stop
1317 Hilltop Mall Drive
Richmond, CA 94806
Phone: 1-510-669-1455
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Richmondhilltop.htm

Rubicon Employment Services
2500 Bissell Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
Contact: Stuart Lichter, Director
Phone: 1-510-235-1516
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/Richmond.htm

San Pablo One Stop
2300 El Portal Drive, Suite B
San Pablo, CA 94806
Phone: 1-510-374-7440
http://www.eastbayworks.com/ebw-resources/SanPablo.htm

St. Vincent De Paul
2210 Gladstone Drive
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Contact: Judy Sparks
Phone: 1-925-439-5060
     Offers training, wardrobe and vocational assistance to people with barriers to
       employment

Volunteer Center of Contra Costa County
2401 Shadelands Drive, Suite 112
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Contact: Tracy Murray, Executive Director
E-Mail: tmurray@helpnow.org
Phone: 1-925-472-5767
www.helpnow.org
http://www.volunteercentersca.org/vc_walnutcreek.htm




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WorldWide Educational Services
2280 Diamond Boulevard, Suite 330
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: Neil Barth
Phone: 1-925-798-2000
http://www.wesoc.com/
     Provides educational and vocational training in computer and office skills, job
        search assistance, ESL, GED and basic skills tutoring for the general public




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: Fresno

Fresno County

Center for Independent Living
3475 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Contact: Fran Phillips, Executive Director
Phone: 1-559-276-6777
TTY: 1-559-276-6779

Employment Development Department
Fresno (North) Office
3302 North Blackstone Avenue, Suite 155
Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: 1-559-230-4158

Fresno (West) Office
2555 South Elm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: 1-559-445-5249

Mendota Office
720 Oller Street
Mendota, CA 93640
Phone: 1-559-655-3081

Sanger Office
1939 Academy Avenue
Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: 1-559-875-1700
    Provides information on job placement and referrals, unemployment
      insurance, disability insurance

Workforce Connection-Manchester Center
3302 North Blackstone Avenue, Suite 155
Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: 1-559-230-3600
http://www.workforce-connection.com
     Provides resources and information services on job searches, job training and
        career assistance through access to the Internet and resource specialists




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Merced County

Center for Independent Living
553 West Main Street
Merced, CA 95340
Contact: Helen Connon, Program Manager
Phone: 1-209-383-1683
    Offers personal assistance services, peer counseling, housing referral and
      assistance, community education and systems advocacy, individual
      advocacy, financial benefits counseling, communication assitance services,
      Independent Living Skills training and Disabled Student Transition program

Employment Development Department
Los Banos Office
1075 H Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
Phone: 1-209-826-0420

Merced Office
1205 West 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 1-209 726-5407

Worknet Employment Resource Center
1200 West 16th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 1-209-724-2100
http://web.co.merced.ca.us/wi/worknet/worknet.html
http://web.co.merced.ca.us/wi/




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: Monterey

Monterey County

Arbor Career Center
344 Salinas Street, Suite 202
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 1-831-751-6002
E-Mail: arbor1@montereybay.com
    Offers help in master application, resume, interview skills and job search
       techniques
    On The Job Training available (the employer is reimbursed up to 50% of the
       employee’s wage while they are learning the job)

Center for Employment Training (CET), Monterey County
421 Monterey Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Contact: Diana Carrillo, Director
Phone: 1-831-424-0665
E-Mail: lilias@cet2000.org
www.cetweb.org
    Offers hands - on occupational skills training in the following occupations:
       Business Office Technology, Computer Office Occupations, Customer
       Service/Data Entry, Custodial Services / Facility Maintenance and General
       Employment Training

Central Coast Center for Independent Living
234 Capitol Street, Suites A & B
Salinas, CA 93901
Contact: Elsa Quezada, Executive Director
E-Mail: equezada@cccil.org
Phone: 1-831-757-2968
TDD: 1-831-757-3949
Email: cccil@cccil.org
http://www.cccil.org/
     Offers services such as Information & Referral Services, Advocacy, Housing
        Assistance, Personal Assistance Services, Peer Support Services,
        Independent Living Skills Training, Systems Change, Assistive Technology
        and Health Care Advocacy Services
     Offers “New Options” Program that includes Community Reintegration
        Services, Supported Living Services, Vocational Supportive Services and
        Public and Professional Education Services




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Employment Development Department
730 La Guardia Street
Salinas, California 93905
Phone: 1-831-796-3635

Monterey County Virtual One Stop
https://www.onestopmonterey.org/
King City Office
Towne Square Shopping Center
200 Broadway Street, Suite 62
King City, CA 93930
Phone: 1-831-386-6801

Salinas Office
Salinas Airport Business Park
730 La Guardia Street
Salinas, California 93905
Phone: 1-831-796-3600

Seaside Office
University Plaza Shopping Center
1760 Fremont Boulevard, Suite D-2
Seaside, California 93955
Phone: 1-831-899-8236

Shoreline Occupational Services
1252 North Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: 1-831-443-1283
http://www.scgoodwill.org/shoreline/geninfo/Frameset.htm
     Provides vocational evaluation and assessment, occupational skills training,
        placement services, case management and job seeking skills




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: Sacramento

Sacramento County

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
1029 J Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Teresa Favuzzi, Executive Director
E-Mail: teresa@cfilc.org
Phone: 1-916-325-1690 TTY:1-916-325-1695
http://www.cfilc.org/

Employment Development Department (EDD)
722 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-653-0707
http://www.edd.ca.gov/

Sacramento Midtown Office
2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817-2304
Phone: 1-916-227-0301

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento
6648 Franklin Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95823-1095
Phone: 1-916-395-9000
http://www.goodwillsacto.org/services/index.html

Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons
800 Capitol Mall - MIC41
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-654-8055
TDD: 1-916-654-9820
1-800-695-0350
http://www.disabilityemployment.org

Limited Examination and Application Program (LEAP)
801 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814-4806
Phone: 1-916-445-0538 x300
http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/information_disabilities.htm
     Offers assistance for persons with disabilities to secure state jobs




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Pride Industries
Main Office
10030 Foothills Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95747-7102
Phone: 1-800-550-6005 or 1-916-788-2100
http://www.prideindustries.com/

North Sacramento Office
3608 Madison Avenue, Suite 43
North Highlands, CA 95660
Phone: 1-916-334-5415

Sacramento Office
555 Display Way
Sacramento, CA 95838
Phone: 1-916-649-9499

South Sacramento Office
3900 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 1-916-383-5560
    Offers vocational evaluation, work services, work adjustment, job exploration,
      job seeking skills/job clubs, job development, job placement, on-the-job
      training, on-the job-support (job coaching), independent living skills, case
      management and career/vocational counseling

Resources for Independent Living
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Monica Gracechild, Office Manager
E-Mail: monicag@ril-sacramento.org
Phone: 1-916-446-3074
http://www.ril-sacramento.org/

Sacramento Area Mayors' Committee on Disability Issues
Contact: David Schroeder, Chairperson
Phone: 1-916-366-4604
E-Mail: davedabear@juno.com

Sacramento Works
Broadway Career Center
915 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 1-916-324-6202
http://www.seta.net




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Citrus Heights Career Center
760 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: 1-916-676-2540
http://www.seta.net

Galt Career Center
1000 C Street
Suite 100
Galt, CA 95632
Phone: 1-209-744-7702
http://www.seta.net

Hillsdale Career Center
5655 Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite 8
Sacramento, CA 95842
Phone: 1-916-263-4100
http://www.seta.net

La Familia Counseling Center
5523 34th Street
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: 1-916-227-2577
http://www.seta.net

Lemon Hill Career Center
5451 Lemon Hill Avenue, Suite 106
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: 1-916-433-2620
http://www.seta.net

 Rancho Cordova Career Center
10665 Coloma Road, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95670
Phone: 1-916-942-2165
http://www.rcnc.info

South County Career Center
8401 A Gerber Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
Phone: 1-916-689-3560
http://www.seta.net




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Franklin Career Center
7000 Franklin Boulevard
Suite 540
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 1-916-262-3200
http://www.seta.net

Volunteer Center of Sacramento and Yolo Counties
1111Howe Avenue, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 1-916-567-3100
http://www.volunteersac.org/
         Offers resources and information about volunteer opportunities with local
          agencies and at special events




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Ch 9: Vocational Resources: San Francisco

San Francisco County

Career Link Center-Mission Center
3120 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 1-415-401-4800

Employment Development Department
801 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415 749-7503

Goodwill Industries of San Francisco County
1500 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-575-2100
http://www.sfgoodwill.org/

Hire-Ability Employment Services
1234 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Contact: Jovita Ramos, Employment Services Coordinator
E-Mail: jramos@hire-ability.org
Phone: 1-415-282-9675 x232
http://www.hire-ability.org/

Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco
649 Mission Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact: Herb Levine, Interim Executive Director
E-Mail: herb@ilrcsf.org
Phone: 1-415-543-6222
Phone (Spanish): 1-415-543-6743
Phone (Chinese): 1-415-543-6768
TTY: 1-415-543-6698
http://www.ilrcsf.org/Services/index.htm




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Janet Pomeroy Center
207 Skyline Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132
Contact: Nicole Jacobson
E-Mail: njacobson@janetpomeroy.org
Phone: 1-415-665-4109 x1728
http://www.janetpomeroy.org
     Offers services for people with acquired brain injuries to prepare for
        employment through a structured, time-limited service

Jewish Vocational Service
225 Bush Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 1-415-391-3600
TDD: 1-415-391-2846
E-Mail: hire@jvs.org
http://www.jvs.org/

Private Industry Council of San Francisco, Inc
745 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Timolin Flugence, Admin. Office Assistant
Phone: 1-415-923-4003
TDD: 1-800-735-2929 (CRS)
E-Mail: 411@picsf.org
http://www.picsf.org/
     Provides employment, training and research services to public assistance
        recipients, low-income adults, youth and older workers, refugees and
        homeless individuals

San Francisco Vocational Services
814 Mission Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Shelly Jones/Reception Desk
E-Mail: sfvs@sfvocationalservices.org
Phone/TTY: 1-415-512-9500
http://www.sfvocationalservices.org/




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TransCen Inc./Worlink
785 Market Street, Suite 670
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Sara Murphy, Program Director
Phone: 1-415-979-9520
http://www.transcen.org/worklink/
     Provides supported employment, job placement services and school-to-work
        transition programs to assist people with disabilities to obtain career-oriented
        employment

Volunteer Center Of San Francisco
1675 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Contact: John Power, Executive Director
E-Mail: jpower@thevolunteercenter.net
Phone: 1-415-982-8999
TTY: 1-415-982-0291
www.thevolunteercenter.net
http://www.volunteercentersca.org/vc_sanfrancisco.htm

Volunteerism Project
50 California Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111-4696
Phone: 1-415-772-7393
Volunteer Hotline: 1-800-CARE-123




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San Joaquin County

Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
221 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
Contact: Dwight Bateman, Executive Director
E-Mail: Dwight@DRAIL.org
Phone: 1-209-521-7260
http://www.drail.org/

Employment Development Department
Lodi Office
631 East Oak Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 1-209-333-5319

Manteca Office
1783 West Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: 1-209-825-1301

Stockton Office
135 West Fremont Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-209-948-7856

Tracy Office
213 West 11th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 1-209-833-1028

Goodwill Industries Worknet Center
129 South Grant Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-209-466-2311
http://www.sjcworknet.org/

Lodi Worknet Center
631 East Oak Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 1-209-333-5319
http://www.sjcworknet.org/




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Manteca Worknet Center
P.O. Box 2006
1783 West Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: 1-209-825-1300
http://www.sjcworknet.org/

San Joaquin Delta College
Satellite Center
5405 North Pershing Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 1-209-870-7000
http://www.sjcworknet.org/

Stockton Center
135 West Fremont Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-209-948-7856
http://www.sjcworknet.org/

Stockton Worknet Center
850 North Hunter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-209-468-3500
http://www.sjcworknet.org/

Tracy Worknet Center
P.O. Box 730 (Tracy 95378)
213 West 11th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 1-209-833-1018
http://www.sjcworknet.org/




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San Mateo County

BAJobs.com
652 Bair Island Road, Suite 301
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 1-650-298-8100
E-Mail: helpdesk@bajobs.com
http://www.bajobs.com/
     Offers links to a wide variety of resources for job seekers and employers
        including links to education resources, Bay Area employment resources and a
        career center

Center for Independence of the Disabled
875 O’Neill Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Contact: Kent Mickelson, Executive Director
E-Mail: kentm@cidbelmont.org
Phone: 1-650-595-0783 x 112
TDD: 1-650-595-0743
http://www.cidbelmont.org/

Branch Office: (Daly City)
355 Gellert Boulevard, Suite 256
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: 1-650-991-5124

Community Gatepath
875 Stanton Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 1-650-259-8500
E-mail: info@gatepath.com
http://communitygatepath.com/

Employment Development Department
Daly City Office
271 92nd Street
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: 1-650-802-5000

San Carlos Office
550 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 1-650-802-5000




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Goodwill Industries of San Mateo County
28 West 25th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 1-650-525-2780

Mayors’ Committee for Employment for People with Disabilities, San Mateo
County
Contact: Darlene Rutkowski, Co-Chairperson
Phone: 1-415-904-7151
E-Mail: drutkows@dor.ca.gov

Peninsula Works-Daly City
271 92nd Street
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: 1-650-301-8440
http://www.peninsulaworks.org

Peninsula Works-Menlo Park
1200 O’Brien Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 1-650-330-6490
http://www.peninsulaworks.org

Peninsula Works-Redwood City
2500 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 1-650-367-0190
http://www.peninsulaworks.org

Peninsula Works-San Carlos
550 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 1-650-596-1035
http://www.peninsulaworks.org

Volunteer Center of San Mateo County
1660 South Amphlett, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact: Nancy Mangini, Executive Director
E-Mail: info@vcsmco.org
Phone: 1-650-235-3550
http://www.vcsmco.org
http://www.volunteerinfo.org/volcensm.htm




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Santa Clara County

Act-1 Personnel
5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 256
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-350-0018
E-Mail: santaclara@act1corp.com
http://www.act1personnel.com/
19925 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 126
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-266-8844
E-Mail: info@advantagepersonnelinc.com
http://www.advantagepersonnelinc.com/
     Specializes in Operations, Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human
        Resources and Biotechnology Placements

AppleOne Employment Services
http://www.appleone.com
San Jose Office
5353 Almaden Expressway, Suite E-41
San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: 1-408-978-1883
E-Mail: sanjose-ca@appleone.com

Santa Clara Office
4655 Old Ironsides Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-970-9470
E-Mail: santaclara2@mail.all-in-1.com

Ascent Employment Program
Mailing Address
4911 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
Walk-In Address
4900 Mitty Way
San Jose, CA 95129
Phone: 1-408-257-8302
http://www.ascentjobs.org/




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Bay Area Coalition for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (BACED)
P.O. Box 8007
San Jose, CA 95155-8007
Phone: 1-650-617-8340
Contact: Scott Calanino, BACED Co-Chair

Bay Area Job Board
627 Union Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-626-8013
Email: info@bayareajobboard.com
http://www.bayareajobboard.com

Campbell One-Stop
2450 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-369-3606
http://siliconvalleywin.org

Career Development and Employment Program
De Anza College High Tech Training Center Program
21050 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Special Education and Applied Technologies: Steve L. Sellitti
sellitti@admin.fhda.edu
Phone: 1-408-864-8923
Website: www.deanza.fhda.edu/Programs/Special/cdep%20homepage/cdep.html

Center for Employment Training (CET), Santa Clara County
CET National Headquarters
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Contact: Hermelinda Sapien, Executive Director
Phone: 1-408-287-7924
http://www.cetweb.org/

CET Gilroy
7800 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-842-6484
Contact: Vernice Estrada, Director




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Center for Training and Careers
1600 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
Contact: Javier Vanga, Vice President of Programs
Phone: 1- 408-293-3366
http://www.ctcsj.org/

Community Options
1095 Bird Avenue, Suite 4
San Jose, CA 95125-1640
Phone: 1-408-275-1593

Connect! Job Seeker Center
420 South Pastoria Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Contact: Pauline Aughe, Disability Navigator
Email: paughe@novaworks.org
Phone: 1-408-774-5417
TDD/TTY: 1-408-774-5448
http://www.connect.one-stop.org

Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)
San Jose Client Support Services
650 North Winchester Boulevard, Suite 3
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-260-1993
TTY: 1-408-260-1973
E-Mail: info@dcara.org
http://www.dcara.org/

Economic and Social Opportunities, Inc.
1445 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-971-0888
http://www.esoi.org/
     Offers two vocational training programs: An eight-week intensive program for
        computerized accounting or computer office specialist skills and an eight-
        month health information specialist, Loan Credit Clerk and Computerized
        Office Specialist program




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Catholic Charities
2625 Zanker Road, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95134-2107
Contact: Reza Odabaee
E-Mail: reza@ccsj.org
Phone: 1-408-325-5170

Employment Development Department
Campbell Office
2450 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-369-3606

Gilroy Office
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-1480

Sunnyvale Office
420 South Pastoria
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
Phone: 1-408-774-5426

Fellows Placement
http://www.fellowsplace.com/pages/intro.html
Phone: 1-800-964-JOBS (West Coast)

Focus for Work
Catholic Charities
2625 Zanker Road, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95134-2107
Contact: Diane Pelosi Saign, CEO
E-Mail: dsaign@ccsj.org
Phone: 1-408-468-0100

Gilroy One-Stop
190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-3900
http://siliconvalleywin.org




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Goodwill Industries of Santa Clara County
1080 North 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-998-5787 x223
http://www.goodwillsv.org/main.html

Hope Rehabilitation Services
Administration
1777 Agnew Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-748-2850
Contact: Joseph Campbell, Director
Phone: 1-408-282-0416

Employee Referral Services
1555 Parkmoor Avenue (Training/Placement Services)
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: John Hanna
Phone: 1-408-282-0426
E-Mail: jhanna@hopeservices.org

Institute Of Career Development (Division of Goodwill)
1080 North Seventh Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Cathy Eskandari, MS, CRC, Director of Vocational Services
Phone: 1-408-998-5774
TDD: 1-408-294-5561

Jewish Family Service
1101 South Winchester Boulevard, Suite L-237
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Zoya Lazer, South Bay Full Employment Group
E-Mail: zoyal@jfssv.org
Phone: 1-408-556-0600 x14
http://www.jfssv.org/




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Kelly Services
San Jose Branch
2025 Gateway Place, Suite 156
San Jose, CA 95110-1014
Phone: 1-408-392-9369
 E-Mail: 1421@kellyservices.com
    Offers job opportunities in Electronic Assembly, Light Industrial, Marketing
       and Office Services
Phone: 1-408-392-9601
E-Mail: 151X@kellyservices.com
    Offers job opportunities in Education

2025 Gateway Place, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95110-1014
Phone: 1-408-441-9561
E-Mail: 150A@kellyservices.com
    Offers job opportunities in Information Technology, Finance, Human
       Resources and Engineering
Phone: 1-408-436-6015
E-Mail: 150C@kellyservices.com
    Offers job opportunities in Finance and Human Resources
Phone: 1-408-436-4820
E-Mail: 157D@kellyservices.com
    Offers job opportunities in Scientific areas

Macsa Adult Day Health Care
130 North Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Contact: Daniel Reginato, LCSW (Social Worker)
Phone: 1-408-928-1122
Phone: 1-408-928-1155

Nova Program
505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 550
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 1-408-730-7775

Occupational Solutions
860 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Rita Quiring, Director or Michelle Paquee, Manager
Phone: 1-408-289-1661




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Officeteam
10 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113-2237
Phone: 1-408-293-8611
E-Mail: san.jose@officeteam.com

Palo Alto Health Care System (Veterans)
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
DVA Medical Center (NPD-11686)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 1-650-493-5000 x2396
http://www.palo-alto.med.va.gov/

Project Hired
1401 Parkmore Ave
Suite 125
San Jose, CA 95128
Voice & TDD: 1-408-557-0880
Phone 408-557-1302
E-Mail: info@projecthired.org
http://www.projecthired.org

San Andreas Regional Center
300 Orchard City Drive
Suite170
Campbell, CA 95008
Contact: Francisco Valenzuela
Phone: 1-408-374-9960
http://www.sarc.org/data/index.php

San Jose Job Corps
3485 East Hills Drive
San Jose, CA 95127-2970
Contact: Aladin Rodrigues, Center Director
Email: rodriga@jcdc.jobcorps.org
Phone: 1-408-937-3229
ht tp://www.nyec.org/pepnet/awardees/sanjcc.htm
     Provides education and training for youth age sixteen to twenty-four with
        twenty eight vocational course choices and job assistance when training
        is completed




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San Jose One-Stop
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San José, CA 95122
Phone: 1-408-928-1300
http://www.siliconvalleywin.org

Santa Clara County Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Contact: Maria Nicolacoudis, Co-Chairperson
Phone: 1-408-278-2001
E-Mail: marianic@transaccess.org

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, Department of Employment and
Training Programs, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program
1875 Lundy Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-928-3500

Services For Brain Injury (SBI)
60 Daggett Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Christine Camara, Executive Director
Phone: 1-408-434-2277
E-Mail: Info@SBIcares.org
www.sbicares.org

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Contact: Medha Joshi, Information Services & Vocational Services Director
E-Mail: medhaj@svilc.org
Phone: 1-408-894-9041
TTY: 1-408-894-9012
http://www.svilc.org/

Branch Office: (Gilroy)
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-1480
TTY: 1-408-842-2591

Silicon Valley Staffing Group
2674 North First Street, Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 1-408-321-8900
http://www.svts.com/




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Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 1-408-928-1300
E-Mail: svwib@sanjoseca.gov
http://siliconvalleywin.org

Spherion
2001 Gateway Place, Suite 120
San Jose, California 95110
Phone: 1-408-727-0804
http://www.spherion.com

4000 North First Street
San Jose, California 95134
Phone: 1-408-943-9700

170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, California 95134
Phone: 1-408-526-4705

5600 Cottle Road
San Jose, California 95193
Phone: 1-408-717-6892

TransAccess
1590 The Alameda, Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 1-408-278-2000
http://www.transaccess.org/

Vet Center
278 North Second Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-993-0729

Volunteer Exchange
1922 The Alameda, Suite 211
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 1-408-247-1126
http://www.volunteerexchange.org/




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Santa Cruz County

Central Coast Center for Independent Living
1395 41st Avenue, Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 1-831-462-8720
TDD: 1-831-462-8729
Email: cccilcap@cccil.org

Employment Development Department
Capitola Office
2045 40th Avenue
Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 1-831 464-6286

Watsonville Office
18 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831 763-8700

Shoreline Occupational Services
350 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: Tom Fagundes - Manager of Counseling & Job Placement - Santa Cruz
Phone: 1-831-429-6415
http://www.scgoodwill.org/shoreline/geninfo/Frameset.htm

The Spot!
Watsonville Campus
1100 Main Street, Suite A
Watsonville, CA 95076-3733
Contact: Bob McGonical, Vice President
Phone: 1-831-768-1825
E-Mail: info@thespotinc.com
http://www.thespotinc.com/

Capitola Campus
2121 41st Avenue
Suite #202
Capitola, CA 95010-2056
Phone: 1-831-464-9646




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Workforce Santa Cruz County Capitola Career Center
2045 40th Avenue, Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 1-831 464-6286
http://www.workforcescc.com

Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center at Watsonville
18 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831 763-8700
http://www.workforcescc.com




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Sonoma County

Community Resources for Independence
980 Hopper Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Sandy Hobart, Executive Director
E-Mail: cri-santarosa@cri-dove.org
Phone: 1-707-528-2745 x203
TTY: 1-707-528-2151
http://www.cri-dove.org/
     Offers people with disabilities the following services: a Disability Law Clinic,
        Assistive Technology, a Transitions Project, a Housing Access Modifications
        Program and Housing Support, Deaf Services, Peer Support, Mental Health
        Services, Client Assistance Program Services (CAP), a Back to Work Project
        and Independent Living and Disability links

Employment Development Department
Santa Rosa Office
2245 Challenger Way
Suite 104
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 1-707-565-5550

Mayors' Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Sonoma
County
Contact: Jack Geary, President
Phone: 1-707-525-8085
E-Mail: scmayor@sonic.net

Sonoma Job Link
2245 Challenger Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 1-707-565-5550
http://www.socojoblink.org

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
153 Stony Circle, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Wes Winter, Executive Director
E-Mail: vcsc@volunteernow.org
Phone: 1-707-573-3399
Petaluma Branch: 1-707-762-0111
Sonoma Branch: 1-707-996-4644
www.volunteernow.org
http://www.volunteercentersca.org/vc_santarosa.htm




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Stanislaus County

Community Services Facility, Stanislaus Career Network
251 East Hackett Road, C-2
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 1-209-558-2250
TDD: 1-209-558-4101
http://www.stannet.org

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
221 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
Contact: Dwight Bateman, Executive Director
E-Mail: Dwight@DRAIL.org
Phone: 1-209-521-7260
http://www.drail.org/

Employment Development Department
Modesto Office
629 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-209-576-6118

Turlock Office
125 North Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 1-209-669-2955

Stanislaus Career Network
629 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-209-558-6142
http://www.stannet.org




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 Stanislaus Career Network
Job Club Center
1207 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-209-558-8317
http://www.stannet.org

Stanislaus Career Network/Community Services Agency
101 Lander Avenue
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 1-209-664-8113
http://www.stannet.org




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Department of Rehabilitation
The Department of Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for information on
assistance in pursuing the educational or vocational goals. They assist with
diagnostic evaluations, counseling, case management, and fund any reasonable
services for return to work, including educational and vocational training, job
referrals, and job coaching. They also pay for supplies, transportation to training,
tools needed for the job and license or union fees.

The Department of Rehabilitation has an excellent record for placing people with
disabilities. To facilitate the referral process:
Contact the appropriate DR office from the ZIP code list below.
Inform the Intake Counselor that your family member/client has a specific disability.
They will give you an appointment date and mail you some materials like “Consent
to Release Information” forms and a map or directions to the office.
File an “application for services” during the appointment. The second step is
determining eligibility for services. It can take up to two months to get all the
information that is needed to determine eligibility for services so be patient.
Establish a vocational plan (it’s called the Individualized Plan for Employment or
IPE) with your vocational counselor

Below you will find a list of the local DR offices. Case assignment is usually based
upon each client's residence location (determined by zip code, but each client has
the right to pick his/her office) and counselor specialty area.




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County Offices & Branches

Alameda County

Berkeley Branch
1936 University Avenue, Suite 150
Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
Phone: 1-510-883-6000
TTY: 1-510-540-3680

Fremont Branch
39155 Liberty Street, Suite F630
Fremont, CA 94538-1513
Phone: 1-510-794-2458
TTY: 1-510-797-2493
TTY: 1-510-794-2541

Hayward Branch
1253 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 1-510-881-2404
TTY: 1-510-881-3012

Oakland District
1515 Clay Street, Suite 119
Oakland, CA 94612-1413
Phone: 1-510-622-2764

Contra Costa County
Antioch Branch
3656 Delta Fair Boulevard
Antioch, CA 94509-4006
Phone: 1-925-754-7700

Concord District
1485 Enea Court, Suite 1100
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925-602-3953

Richmond Branch
1003 West Cutting Boulevard, Suite 100
Richmond, CA 94804-2053
Phone: 1-510-232-7062
TTY: 1-510-231-8707



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Fresno County
Fresno District
2550 Mariposa Mall #2000
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 1-559-445-6011

Merced County
Merced Office of Rehabilitation
3335 M Street
Merced, CA 95348
Phone: 1-209-726-6529

Monterey County

Monterey Branch
288 Pearl Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-649-2969

Salinas Branch
1000 South Main Street #205
Salinas, CA 93901-2353
Phone: 1-831-443-3100

Sacramento County
Elk Grove Branch
9370 Studio Court, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8048
Phone: 1-916-691-1555
TTY: 1-916-691-1764

Midtown Branch
2225 - 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818-1690
Phone: 1-916-322-8614
TTY: 1-916-323-6822

Northeast Branch
7840 Madison Avenue, Suite 160
Fair Oaks, CA 95628-3589
Phone: 1-916-537-2640
TTY: 1-916-537-2659
TTY: 1-916-537-2660


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Sacramento District
Department of Rehabilitation
2225 Nineteenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95818-1690
Phone: 1-916-322-8500

South Sacramento Branch
7000 Franklin Boulevard, Suite 625
Sacramento, CA 95823-1840
Phone: 1-916-262-1575
TTY: 1-916-262-2863

Santa Clara County
Gilroy Branch
7872 Eigleberry Street
Gilroy, CA 95020-5127
Phone: 1-408-848-1345 TTY: 1-408-8848-2316
     Serves Zip codes: Gilroy 95020, Morgan Hill 95037 and San Martin: 95046

Mountain View Branch
2570 West El Camino Real #202
Mountain View, CA 94040-1314
Phone: 1-650-949-2750
    Serves Zip codes: Los Altos 94022, Cupertino: 95014 (North of Stevens
      Creek Boulevard), Moffett 94035, Mountain View 94040, 94041 & 94043,
      Sunnyvale 94086 & 94087 and Palo Alto 94301, 94303, 94304, 94305 &
      94306

Piedmont Hills Branch
1333 Piedmont Road #106
San Jose, CA 95132-2478
Phone: 1-408-254-5750
TTY: 1-408-254-5764
    Serves Zip codes: Alviso 95002, Milpitas 95035, San Jose 95054, 95116,
      95121, 95122, 95127, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95137, 95138 &
      95148

San Jose District Office
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 324
San Jose, CA 95113-1479
Phone: 1-408-277-1355
TTY: 1-408-277-1043
TTY: 1-408-277-1375
    Serves Zip codes: Santa Clara 95050, 95051 & 95053, San Jose 95110,
      95111, 95112, 95113, 95119, 95120, 95123, 95126, 95136, 95139, 95142,
      95158 & 95193

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Santa Cruz County
Capitola Branch
1350 41st Avenue, Suite 101
Capitola, CA 95010-3906
Phone: 1-831-465-7100
TTY: 1-831-465-7125

San Francisco County
San Francisco District
301 Howard Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94105-6604
Phone: 1-415-904-7100

San Joaquin County

Stockton Branch
4555 Precissi Lane, Suite 1
Stockton, CA 95207-6273
Phone: 1-209-473-5900
TTY: 1-209-473-6510

San Mateo County
San Bruno Branch
801 Traeger Avenue, Suite 105
San Bruno, CA 94066-3045
Phone: 1-650-737-2606 (VOICE & TTY)

San Mateo Branch
1065 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite 403
Foster City, CA 94404-1615
Phone: 1-650-358-4180

Menlo Park Branch
800 Menlo Avenue, Suite 122
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4784
Phone: 1-650-688-6380




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  Sonoma County
  Santa Rosa District
  50 D Street #425
  Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4764
  Phone: 1-707-576-2233
  TTY: 1-707-542-6365
  TTY: 1-415-454-7992

  Stanislaus County
  Modesto Branch
  1209 Woodrow Avenue, Suite B1
  Modesto, CA 95350-1277
  Phone : 1-209-576-6220
  TTY: 1-209-576-6180




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Vocational Related Organizations

Alliance of Professionals with Disabilities
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/alliance-pwd/
     Group of professionals with disabilities who work collaborative to provide
         advocacy and information for people with disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
1629 K Street NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
Phone/TTY: 1-202-457-0046 or Toll Free: 1-800-840-8844
E-Mail: aapd@aol.com
http://www.aapd-dc.org/

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)
National Contact: Gracie Burwell, Office Manager& Membership Coordinator
Phone: 1-804-278-9187
E-Mail: gracie@apse.org

Local Contact: John M Christensen, President, California APSE
E-Mail: jmceo@aol.com
Hope Rehabilitation Services
4351 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara CA 95054-1701
Phone: 1-408-492-1301
 http://www.apse.org/

Bender Consulting Services, Inc
Penn Center West III, Suite 223
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Phone: 1-412-787-8567
TTY/TDD: 1-800-654-5988
E-Mail: info@benderconsult.com
http://www.benderconsult.com/index2.html
     Bender Consulting Services, Inc. seeks to assist both employers and people
        with disabilities by providing the placement of highly trained individuals with
        disabilities who have a technology background into major corporations




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DiversityLink.com
4715 S Atlanta Road
Suite 302, # 106
Smyrna, GA 30080-7031
Phone: 1-678-503-0333
http://www.diversitylink.com/
     Website offers links to search for jobs in various ways such as by state,
        company, college/university, or other business sector, a link to post resumes
        as well as a link to learn about upcoming events or job fairs and seek more
        information from other resources

The Graham Consulting Group
33 Morehouse Drive
Las Selva Beach, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831-685-1673
http://www.JobFitRemedy.com
     Offers vocational evaluation, job placement and resume assistance

Hire Potential
Phone: 1-888-590-8808
http://www.hirepotential.com/
     Website offers job searches, resume posting, and other resources to promote
        job opportunities for people with disabilities, the elderly and veterans

HireDiversity.com
425 Pine Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: 1-800-810-7521
E-Mail: hd@hirediversity.com
http://www.hirediversity.com
     Website offers links to job searches, posting resumes, setting up an online
        account with HireDiversity.com, career tools and support


U. S. Business Leadership Network
http://www.usbln.com




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Vocational Related Websites

America’s Job Bank
http://www.ajb.dni.us/
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=9
     Websites offer links to information on various employment related topics
        including posting a resume, creating a cover letter, creating job search scouts
        and searching for jobs, job training, school to work, work incentives and
        workplace accommodations

Bay Area Careers
http://www.bayareacareers.com
     Website offers links to search for jobs all around the San Francisco Bay Area
        from Silicon Valley to as far north as San Francisco and as far south as Santa
        Cruz and as far east as Sacramento

BayJobs.com
http://www.BayJobs.com
     Website offers links to search for jobs all around the San Francisco Bay Area
        as well as links to job search resources featuring links to various company
        websites, employment/temporary agencies, San Francisco jobs, Human
        Resources jobs and even internet jobs

California Occupational Guide
http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/htmlfile/subject/guide.htm
     This site by the Employment Development Department offers information on
        approximately three hundred careers in California




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CalJOBS
http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/
     Website offers links to posting a resume, searching for jobs or searching
        other general employment information

Careerpath
http://www.careerpath.com
     Website offers links to find jobs, set up job alerts, post resumes, and get
        career advice and search other career-related resources as well as find out
        information regarding career fairs

Challenge 2000
http://www2.interaccess.com/netown
     Offers online resume posting and/or job listings

College Grad Job Hunter
http://www.collegegrad.com/
     Website contains an array of resources to sharpen a job seeker’s job search
        skills and assist the job seeker in landing the job including sections on
        preparation, career information, job search advice, resumes, cover letters,
        employer research, job postings, interview preparation, salaries, job offers,
        etc.

Craigslist
http://www.craigslist.org
     A comprehensive resource for job seekers looking for jobs and a variety of
        other services from all across the world

Disabilityinfo.gov
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov
     Website offers comprehensive resources on a variety of topics important to
        the lives of people with disabilities including employment, education, civil
        rights, community life, housing, health, income support, technology and
        transportation

Federal Jobs Digest
http://www.jobsfed.com/




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Government Help via DOR/SS
http://library.findlaw.com/1997/Jun/1/129727.html
     How Social Security Can Help With Vocational Rehabilitation

Hot Jobs
http://www.hotjobs.com
     Website offers links to find jobs, save jobs found in searches, get resume
        assistance and post resumes and utilize various career tools

Independent Bank
http://www.ind-bank.org
     Offers online resume posting and/or job listings

Job Accommodation Network
P.O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 1-800-ADA-WORK
1-800-526-7234
http://Janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/english/whatis.htm
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/English/homeus.htm
     JAN is an international toll-free consulting service providing info about job
        accommodations and employability of people with functional limitations

Job Hub
http://www.jobhub.com
     This site is specifically for people interested in high tech jobs

JobStar
http://jobstar.org/
     A comprehensive resource for job seekers looking for jobs worldwide and it
        includes resume assistance, career guides, salary information and hidden job
        links

The Monster Board
http://www.monster.com


National Business and Disability Council
http://www.business-disability.com/home.asp
     Offers online resume posting and/or job listings




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National Job Opportunities-Diversity Direct
http://www.jwtworks.com
     Offers a listing of professional job openings from over a dozen major national
        corporations and job seekers with disabilities can obtain a free copy

New Mobility’s Jobline
http://www.newmobility.com/jobline
     Offers online resume posting and/or job listings

Top Jobs USA
http://www.topjobsusa.com/

University of Minnesota Disability Service Careers Online
http://disserv3.stu.umn.edu/COL
     Offers online resume posting and/or job listings

Vocational Related Books and Videos
HDI Publishers
P.O. Box 131401
Houston, TX 77219
Phone: 1-800-321-7037 or 1-713-526-6900
http://www.braininjurybooks.com

Everyone Can Work Video
HDI Publishers
P. O. Box 131401
Houston, TX 77219
Phone: 1-800-321-7037 or 1-713-682-8700
Cost $79.00

Off To Work Curriculum
HDI Publishers
P. O. Box 131401
Houston, TX 77219
Phone: 1-713-682-8700
Cost $49.50

Working After Brain Injury: What Can I Do?
HDI Publishers
P. O. Box 131401
Houston, TX 77219
Phone: 1-713-682-8700
Cost $18.50




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CHAPTER 10: Recreational Resources
Individuals with disabilities may no longer be able to pursue recreational activities in
the same way as they did before, but there are still many options to enjoy recreation
and leisure. With a little imagination, creativity, and planning, new ways can be
found for them to enjoy their favorite activities.

This chapter lists those services and organizations that offer recreational
opportunities for people with disabilities. It also includes sections on accessible
pools (both at the community colleges and in the community), local sports and
recreation resources, accessible museums, accessible theatres, sporting events,
and other recreational resources. One additional place to explore is the local Parks
and Recreation Department to find listings of parks in each city and for additional
useful recreational programs that are accessible to people with disabilities (for
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Pools

Alameda County

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard

Hayward, California 94545
Phone: 1-510-723-7484

Laney College
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 1-510-464-3475

Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94550-9797
Phone: 1-925-424-1284

Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619-3196
Phone: 1-510-436-2520

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
P.O. Box 3909
Fremont, CA 94539-0390
Phone: 1-510-659-6085

Vista College
2020 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 1-510-981-2812




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Contra Costa County

Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
Phone: 1-510-235-7800 x 4587
    Offers an outdoor pool that has ramps, stairs and a chairlift to facilitate
      accessibility for people with disabilities

Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 1-925-685-1230 x2221
    Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift and a ramp

Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 1-925-439-2181 x 3353 or 3321
     Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift

Fresno County

Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
Phone: 1-559-442-8237
    Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift

Reedley College
995 North Reed Avenue
Reedley, CA 93654
Phone: 1-559-638-3641 x 3369
    Offers an outdoor pool that is not accessible for people with disabilities

Monterey County

Hartnell College
156 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 1-831-770-6187 or 1-831-755-6876
    Offers an outdoor pool that has stairs and a lift




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Kernes Memorial Pool
P.O. Box 2261
Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: 1-831-372-1240
E-Mail: office@kernespool.org
http://www.kernespool.org/
     Offers an indoor pool and special programs dependent upon how much
        instruction is needed (one-on-one, regular, limited or independent)
     Also has an orthopedic bar at the steps of the pool and a lift to assist people
        in getting in and out of the pool

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
Contact: Mark Clements, Adaptive P.E. Coordinator
E-Mail: mclements@mpc.edu
Phone: 1-831-645-1349
    Offers an outdoor, uncovered pool and there is an Easy Lift II which operates
       on water pressure with a weight limit of 300 pounds

Sacramento County
American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento CA 95841
Phone: 1-916-484-8281
    Offers an outdoor pool and students can use a ramp and a water wheelchair
      to assist in facilitating access to the pool. However, students must have their
      own personal care assistant to assist them with changing and other personal
      care

Consumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
Phone: 1-916-691-7376
    Offers an outdoor pool that has a Hoyer lift

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 1-916-558-2457
    Offers an indoor pool that has a lift and a ramp to facilitate accessibility




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Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 1-916-781-0583 x3513
    Offers an outdoor pool that has fiberglass steps and a hydraulic lift

Santa Clara County

Betty Wright Swim Center @ Community Association for Rehabilitation (CAR)
3864 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-650-494-1480
http://www.c-a-r.org/swim.html
     Offers an indoor pool with ramps, stairs and aquatic wheelchairs to provide
        access
     Also provides swimming and aquatic exercise classes for the general
        community

Central YMCA
1717 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 1-408-298-1717
http://www.scvymca.org/central/
     Offers and indoor and outdoor pool
     Offers classes to build strength and endurance

De Anza College
21050 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-864-8873
    Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift

El Camino YMCA
2400 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 1-650-969-9622
http://www.ymcamidpen.org/elcaminoy.php
     Offers an outdoor pool and various aquatic programs

Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
     Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift and a new fitness center that is
       wheelchair accessible in the Rehab Exercise Wing




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Palo Alto Family YMCA
3412 Ross Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-650-856-9622
http://www.ymcamidpen.org/pafy.php
     Offers two indoor pools and various aquatic programs

San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-288-3746
    Contact Chris Chiodo at 408-298-2181 x3959
    Offers an outdoor pool heated that has a lift

Southwest YMCA
13500 Quito Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: 1-408-370-1877
 http://www.scvymca.org/southwest/index.html
     Offers an indoor pool that has a lift to assist people who have limited or no
        mobility to have access to the pool

Timpany Center
730 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-283-9036
http://www.timpanycenter.org
     Offers various recreation and aquatic programs

West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: 1-408-741-2420
    Offers an outdoor pool

Santa Cruz County
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 1-831-479-6266
    Offers an outdoor Olympic-size pool that is accessible by ramp and has a
       Hoyer lift




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San Francisco County

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: 1-415-239-3208
    City College of San Francisco currently uses Balboa Pool to hold swimming
      classes

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 1-209-954-5194
    Offers an outdoor pool that has a lift

San Mateo County

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402-3757
Phone: 1-650 574-6469
    Offers an outdoor pool and has a hydraulic lift

Mills Hospital Pool
100 South San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 1-650-696-4315
http://www.mills-peninsula.org/rehab/aquaticprogram.html
     Offers an indoor pool and various aquatic programs
     Pool is completely wheelchair accessible for people with limited or no mobility

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Community College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 1-707-527-4470
    Offers a heated outdoor pool




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Santa Rosa YMCA
1111 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 1-707-545-9622
    Offers two indoor pools and has a lift to assist people who have limited or no
      mobility to have access to the pool

Stanislaus County

Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: 1-209-575-6267
    Offers two outdoor pools (one shallow pool and one deep pool).
    Shallow pool has stairs and a ramp and the Deep pool has a ramp and a
      hydraulic lift

Other Recreation Resources

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
P.O. Box 77212
San Francisco, CA 94107-7212
http://www.baads.org/
     Offers people with disabilities and their families and friends the opportunity to
        go sailing, learn to sail, or volunteer to help bring sailing to others
     Has three boats
     Membership includes boat use, club events (including classes) and a bi-
        monthly newsletter

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 1-510-849-4663
http://www.borp.org/
         Serves the San Francisco Bay Area and offers sports and recreation
          activities for people with disabilities of all ages as well as recreation
          referrals and consultation




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City of Gilroy Community Services Therapeutic Recreation Program
7351 Rosanna Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-0460
http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/
     The City of Gilroy Community Services Therapeutic Recreation Program
        promotes fun social activities and opportunities for the development of
        socialization skills for people with disabilities. Go to the website above and
        locate the “therapeutic recreation” link to see what program classes are
        currently being offered or call the phone number above for more information

City of San Jose Office of Therapeutic Services
Social Recreation Department
137 North White Road
San Jose, CA 95127
Contact: Dan Greeley, Therapeutic Specialist
Phone: 1-408-251-4449

Adapted Sports Department
1677 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Contact: Lauri Yarwasky, Therapeutic Specialist
Phone: 1-408-794-1443

3369 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Contact: Bill Shaefer, Therapeutic Specialist
Phone: 1-408-369-6435
http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/
http://www.califmall.com/SP_WC02.html
     Sponsors a number of programs for people with disabilities, including the
        South Bay Wheelchair Athletic Program that showcases the “Wheels on Fire”
        Junior Wheelchair Sports team, the “Pacific Spartans” Wheelchair Basketball
        team, the “San Jose Sting” Quad Rugby team, the “Water Wheels” Swim
        team and the “San Jose Steamrollers” Power Soccer team

City of Sunnyvale Therapeutic Recreation Program
Parks and Recreation Administration
505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 115
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 1-408-730-7359
Pager: 1- 408-948-0762
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/Recreation/Activities/T
herapeutic+recreation.htm
     Program offers various sports and exercise classes as well as special events
        and other resources to people with disabilities


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Creativity Unlimited Diquisto Center
2715 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone:1-408-559-1847
    Offers a fine arts program for people with disabilities

Disabled Sports USA of Northern California
6060 Sunrise Vista Boulevard, Suite 2540
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: 1-916-722-6447
E-Mail: dsusa@dsusafw.org
http://www.dsusafw.org/
     Offers multiple recreational activities for people with disabilities and publishes
        a newsletter called “Ventures”

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)
Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 1-415-474-7662
E-Mail: info@etctrips.org
http://www.etctrips.org/
     Offers multiple outdoor programs such as whitewater rafting, cross country
        skiing and sea kayaking to people with disabilities for the purpose of
        promoting or enhancing an awareness and love for nature and the wilderness
     Also publishes a newsletter

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
P O Box 192101
San Francisco, Ca 94119
Phone: 415-882-2425
E-mail: infor@keensanfrancisco.org




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Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Accessible Recreation Activities and Programs (ARAP)
1455 Madison Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061
Contact: Stephanie Douglas, ARAP Coordinator
E-Mail: SDouglas@redwoodcity.org
Phone: 1-650-780-7313
http://www.ci.redwood-city.ca.us/parks/arap/index.html
     Offers trips, hikes, fitness classes, movies and lunches to promote inclusion
        for people with disabilities
     Publishes a quarterly ARAP update which details their activities

Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Red Morton Center
1120 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: 1-650-780-7311
http://www.redwoodcity.org/parks/cc/red_morton.html
     Offers trips, fitness classes, dance classes, art classes and other activities

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-894-9041
TTY: 1-408-894-9012
E-Mail: info@svilc.org
http://www.svilc.org/ser_therapeutic_recreation.htm

South County Branch
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-1480
TTY: 1-408-842-2591
E-Mail: info@svilc.org
            Offers group recreational and social activities, events and information
             regarding accessible community resources. Activities include: Arts and
             crafts fairs, barbeques, lunch and dinner outings, museum tours,
             rafting, sea kayaking, seasonal events, shopping excursions to the
             mall, trips to plays, musicals, operas, travel destinations such as
             Disneyland, sporting events and visits to the beach and parks, etc.




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YMCA of Santa Clara Valley
1922 The Alameda (3rd Floor)
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 1-408-298-3888
http://www.scvymca.org/index.html
     Offers a variety of recreational programs for children, teens, adults and their
        families

YMCA of Mid-Peninsula
4151 Middlefield Road Suite 211
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-650-856-3955
http://www.ymcamidpen.org/index.php
     Offers a variety of recreational programs for children, teens, adults and their
        families

YWCA in Santa Clara Valley- West Valley Branch
4343 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 1-408-269-7534
    Offers a variety of recreational programs for children, teens, adults and their
      families

Bay Area Horseback Riding Resources
Arriba Vista Ranch
5810 Mission Road
Sunol, CA 94586
Phone: 1-925-862-2529
E-Mail: KMILLIE9@aol.com
http://www.extendinc.com/arribavista/therapeutic.htm
     Offers horseback riding lessons to people with disabilities for therapeutic
        recreation

Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN)
4847 Hopyard Road
# 4PMB218
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 1-800-943-8883 or 1-925-484-0395
E-Mail: info@bayequest.com
http://www.bayequest.com/
     Free regional directory for equine businesses in Northern California that offers
        an Event calendar and classified ads




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B.O.K. Ranch
1815 Cordilleras Road
Redwood City, CA 94062
Phone: 1-650-366-2265
http://www.bokranch.com/
     Provides therapeutic recreation to people with disabilities by training them
        how to ride and care for horses

DreamPower Horsemanship
12425 Foothill Avenue #8
San Martin, CA 95046
Phone: 1-408-686-0535
E-Mail: dreampowerhorsemanship@hotmail.com
http://www.dreampowerhorsemanship.com/
     Provides therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities through lessons in
        horseback riding and horsemanship

Horses in California, Inc
22 Twenty second Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: James S. Brady, Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Phone: 1-415-221-9438
    Provides therapeutic horseback riding instruction to people with disabilities

Westwind Community Barn
Westwind Riding Institute
27210 Altamont Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: 1-650-947-8680 (Voicemail)
E-Mail: wri@westwindbarn.com
http://www.westwindbarn.com/
     Provides therapeutic horseback riding instruction to people with disabilities
        and assists them in competing in events held at Westwind Riding Institute




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Professional Sports Arenas
Candlestick (San Francisco 49ers)
490 Jamestown
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: 1-415-467-1995 (Administrative Offices)
Phone: 1- 415-656-4900 (Ticket Office)
http://www.sf49ers.com/
     Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible seating available throughout the park on
        most levels by requesting it when ordering tickets; has accessible elevators

Oakland Coliseum (AKA McAfee Coliseum
(Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders)
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621-2121
Phone: 1-510-569-2121
Phone: 1-510-383-4814 (ADA Coordinator)
E-Mail: info@coliseum.com
http://www.coliseum.com/main.html
     Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible seating is avalable in several areas of
        the stadium. At the time of your ticket purchase, please let the Ticket Service
        Representative know if you require special accommodations

Pac Bell Park (San Francisco Giants)
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 1-415-972-2222 or 1-415-972-2000
http://www.sfgiants.com
     Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible seating is available on all levels of the
        park; park provides escorts to wheelchair users free of charge to assist with
        seating and transportation within the ball park. Must call 1-415-947-3395 to
        arrange for this prior to arriving at the game; has a shuttle that operates
        before and after games for transportation of people with disabilities to and
        from the ballpark to the parking lot; all restrooms, drinking fountains,
        telephones and other services are accessible. If you have questions or
        concerns, please contact guest services

San Jose Arena (AKA HP Pavilion)
(San Jose Sharks)
525 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-287-6655
http://www.sjsharks.com/
     Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible seating available on all levels for
        wheelchair user and one guest. Specify need for wheelchair accessible
        seating when ordering tickets


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Museums

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 1-925-736-2277 or 1-925-736-2280
E-Mail: museum@blackhawkmuseum.org/
http: www.blackhawkmusem.org
     Accessibility: Ramped in front; elevators inside for two floors of exhibits and
       has wheelchairs available for use

California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3009
Phone: 1-415-321-8000
E-Mail: info@calacademy.org
http://www/calacademy.org
     Accessibility: All exhibits are accessible and has elevators

California Antique Aircraft Museum\
12777 Murphy Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046
http://www.wingsofhistory.org
     Accessibility: Several buildings

Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-298-5437
http://www.cdm.org
     Accessibility: Elevators make all exhibits accessible

Cupertino Historical Society Museum
10185 North Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-973-1495
    Accessibility: double door in front; ground floor exhibits accessible

Cupertino Nature Museum
22221 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-777-3149
    Accessibility: Ramped in front; exhibits on one level




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History Museum of San Jose
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-287-2290
http://www.historysanjose.org/
     Accessibility: Most buildings are accessible

Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-415-357-4000
http://www.sfmoma.org
     Accessibility: Ground level entrance, elevators to 4 floors

San Francisco Wax Museum
145 Jefferson Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94133-1295
Contact: Jeanette Guire
E-Mail: jguire@waxmuseum.com
Phone: 1-800-439-4305 or 1-415-202-0400
http://www.waxmuseum.com
     Accessibility: Recently remodeled to be made accessible

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-294-2787 or 1-408-271-6840
http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org
     Accessibility: Ramped on front of building; has elevators for wheelchair
        access to all three floors; accessible restrooms located on the lower level

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-294-8324
http://www.thetech.org/
     Accessibility: Most exhibits are wheelchair accessible, including the IMAX
        theatre




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Triton Museum of Art.
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 1-408-247-3754
http://www.tritonmuseum.org/
     Accessibility: Everthing is on the main floor; one set of accessible restrooms
        with larger area equipped for people with disabilities; parking is available right
        in front of museum; Offers rest stops and has concrete and polished wood
        floors-no steps!




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State Parks and Recreation Areas

California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-800-777-0369 or 1-916-653-6995
E-Mail: info@parks.ca.gov
http://www.parks.ca.gov/
     There are two hundred and eighty State Parks and Recreation areas in
        California. Here are the number of State Parks and Recreation areas
        available within each of following counties: Alameda County-seven; Contra
        Costa County-three; Fresno County-one; Merced County-five; Monterey
        County-twenty; Sacramento County-thirteen; San Francisco County-two; San
        Joaquin County-two; San Mateo County-nineteen; Santa Clara County-four;
        Santa Cruz County-sixteen; Sonoma County-thirteen; and Stanislaus County-
        two. If you wish to find out more information regarding accessibility, fees, etc.
        for the State Parks and Recreation areas in these counties, please visit the
        website listed above or call the California Department of Parks and
        Recreation at the number listed above




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Theaters
 (To purchase tickets, call the theater box office, go online at www.ticketmaster.com
or call Ticketmaster directly)

American Conservatory Theater (ACT)
Administrative Office
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 1-415-834-3200

Box Office
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 1-415-749-2228
http://www.act-sfbay.org/
     Accessibility: Recently remodeled to be completely accessible

Berkeley Greek Theater
UC Berkeley Campus
Gailey Avenue and Hearst Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 1-510-642-9988
    Accessibility: When purchasing tickets, make sure to request disabled seating
       to receive reserved seating

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-974-4060
http://www.billgrahamcivic.com/home/index.htm
     Accessibility: Has six railed platforms that seat eight wheelchairs and eight
        guests per platform; seating is available on the balcony and the main floor;
        have several elevators within auditorium to facilitate accessibility. Call the
        auditorium to let them know you are coming and need assistance for
        someone with a disability

Concord Pavilion
2000 Kirker Pass Road
Concord, CA 94521
Phone: 1-925-676-8742
http://www.concordpavilion.com/main.html
     Accessibility: To receive assistance regarding access to or information about
        events here, please call the Concord Pavilion




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Cow Palace
Location: Geneva Avenue & Santos Street
Mail: P.O. Box 34206
San Francisco, CA 94134-0206
Phone: 1-415-404-4100 (Administration) or 1-415-404-4111 (Tickets & Events)
http://www.cowpalace.com/
     Accessibility: Facility is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office or
        ticketmaster to get more information and let them know you are coming with a
        disabled person

Curran Theater
445 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-512-7770
http://www.curran-theater.com
     Accessibility: Main floor only, one attendant seat also; two accessible
        restrooms on main floor

The Fillmore
1805 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 1-415-346-6000
http://www.thefillmore.com/
     Accessibility: Have several places for wheelchairs
     Need to call theater at least two days in advance to let them know you are
        coming

Flint Center for the Performing Arts]
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-864-8820
http://www.flintcenter.com/

Golden Gate Theater
1 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-512-7770
http://www.shnsf.com/theatres/goldengate
     Accessibility: Main floor only, one attendant seat also; two accessible
        restrooms on main floor




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Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-864-6000 or 1-415-621-6600
http://sfwmpac.org/symphonyhall/sh_index.html
     Accessibility: All levels are accessible by elevator; one attendant seat also

Marines’ Memorial Theater
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-673-6672
Box Office: 1-415-771-6900
http://www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com/
     Accessibility: Main Floor only; no elevator to balcony

Montgomery Theater
271 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-277-3900
    Accessibility: six wheelchair seats and six transfer seats on the main floor

Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: 1-408-741-2822
http://www.mountainwinery.com/
     Accessibility: The winery is hilly, but there is reserve seating; ADA assistance
        from the parking lots to the plaza and then to the concert location

Orpheum Theater
1192 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-512-7770
http://orpheum-theater.com
     Accessibility: Main floor only, one attendant seat also; two accessible
        restrooms on main floor

Paramount Theater
2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Phone: 1-510-465-6400 or 1-510-893-2300
http://www.paramounttheatre.com/
     Accessibility: Main floor has accessible seating for wheelchair users and for
        those who would like to transfer out of their wheelchair; two accessible
        restrooms located on the main floor.



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Redwood Amphitheatre at Paramount’s Great America, Santa Clara
Administrative Office
2401 Agnew Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-988-1776 x8153
http://www.pgathrills.com/
     Accessibility: Seating in center rear of amphitheatre (Section W)

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
http://cpa.sanjose.org
     Accessibility: eight seats per performance in row twenty seven

San Jose Civic Auditorium
145 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-277-5277
http://www.sanjose.org
     Accessibility: Main floor seating (changes with each event)

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: Administration: 1-831-420-5243
Phone: Box Office: 1-831-420-5260
E-mail santacruzcivic@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us
http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/civic/
     Accessibility: Seating on the main floor

Shoreline Amphitheater
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043-1352
Phone: 1-650-967-3000
E-Mail: mailshoreline@clearchannel.com
http://www.shorelineamp.com/main.html
     Accessibility: Top and Bottom of Reserved Section

Theater on the Square
450 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: Box Office: 1-415-433-9500
http://www.tots.org
     Accessibility: Three seats per show




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The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-567-2060
http://thewarfieldtheatre.com
     Call the theater and let them know you are coming
     Accessibility: Main floor and balcony for wheelchair user and one guest




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Theme Parks
(Call each resource for Hours of Operation and Ticket Prices)

Disneyland
P.O. Box 3232
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92803-3232
Phone: 1-714-781-4565
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/
     Accessibility: Disneyland is accessible to people with disabilities throughout
        the theme park It has street level entry into the park and all rides are
        accessible. Wheelchair rentals are available at the entrance to the theme
        park. People with disabilities are allowed to have five companions (family
        members or friends) accompany them on all rides. Rides are wheelchair
        accessible through the exits to each ride. Ride operators can assist with
        transfers

Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 1-415-563-7337(Main Office) or 1-415-561-0360 (General Information)
TTY: 1-415-353-0400
http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.html
     Accessibility: The Exploratorium has street level access to enter the
        Exploratorium and elevators to provide access to the mezzanine level.

Great America
2401 Agnew Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-988-1776 x8858
www.cagreatamerica.com/
    Accessibility: Great America has street level entry into the park and all rides
      are accessible by entering the ride through the exit area of the ride with up to
      three accompanying people (family or friends)

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 1-714-220-5220
http://www.knotts.com/
     Accessibility: Knott’s Berry Farm has street level access to the theme park
        and all rides are accessible. However, a special pass for the disabled is
        required in order to not have long wait times in line at the rides so check with
        the Information Center located behind the grand entrance to the theme park
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Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 1-661-255-4100 or 1-818-367-5965
Spanish Info. Line: 1-661-255-4854
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain/index.asp
     Accessibility: Call Magic Mountain and ask for the Guest Relations office to
        get info on accessibility and services offered to people with disabilities

Marine World Africa USA
2001 Marine World Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: 1-707-643-6722
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/marineworld/index.asp
     Accessibility: Call Marine World Africa USA and ask for the Guest Relations
        office to get info on accessibility and services offered to people with
        disabilities

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-648-4888 (24 hr Info line)
Phone: 1-831-648-4800 (Main Number)
Information in Spanish: 1-800-555-3656
http://www.mbayaq.org/
     Accessibility: Completely accessible except for the mezzanine level of the sea
        otter exhibit-video monitor shows events on this level. Free wheelchair rental
        and has elevators. Limited disabled parking

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-423-5590
http://www.beachboardwalk.com/home.html
     Accessibility: Access to rides varies depending on the ride. Rides can be
        accessed by the entrance or by the exit. If you need assistance, please notify
        the ride operator. Beach access is near Coconut Grove

Underwater World
Between Sacramento & Clay Streets
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 1-415-623-5300
http://www.underwaterworld.com/
     Accessibility: Underwater World has elevator access to the entrance and
        elevator access to exhibits. Call for current information on accessibility for
        people with disabilities


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Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: 1-800-UNIVERSAL
http://themeparks.universalstudios.com/hollywood/website/index.html
     Accessibility: All rides, shows, and attractions are accessible. However, if you
        need assistance, please ask for more information on how Universal Studios
        can assist you.




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CHAPTER 11: Transportation and Travel Resources
Transportation services may be difficult to access for many individuals with
disabilities. There has been an increase in paratransit programs in many of our
cities, but there are still many challenges. For instance, some cities don’t have
accessibility for wheelchairs, especially during non-standard hours (such as
evenings or weekends); others have trip limits (such as a limit on the number of trips
per month or destinations) or require advance notice.

With all these restrictions, accessing these transportation resources can be
challenging. Listed in this chapter you will find resources on Ambulance Services,
Paratransit and Escort Services, Travel Agencies, and other Transportation and
Travel Resources. As with any of the other resources listed in this guide, it helps to
be clear, concise and persistent when dealing with an organization.




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Emergency Transportation

American Medical Response (AMR)
7575 Southfront Road
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: 925-454-6000
http://www.amr.net/
     Provides ambulance service for the greater Bay Area

Bayshore
370 Hatch Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 1-800-525-9788
http://www.bayshoreambulance.com/




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Local Transportation

Alameda County

AC Transit
1600 Franklin Street (ground floor)
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-817-1717
http://www.actransit.org/
     Provides wheelchair accessible bus services throughout Alameda county
        (from Richmond/Pinole in the North, to Fremont in the South and to Castro
        Valley in the East)
     East Bay Paratransit provides paratransit services for people with disabilities
        who are unable to use the regular bus services throughout Alameda County
        and is also available to and from points in San Francisco. Call 1-510-287-
        5000 for information

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
P.O. Box 12688
Oakland, CA 94604-2688
http://www.bart.gov/index.asp
     Provides transportation services for the general public throughout the San
        Francisco Bay Area
     Offers a rider’s guide with information on disabled access

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority/WHEELS
1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100
Livermore, California 94551
Phone: 1-925-455-7500 or 511 (General Information)
Phone: 1-925-447-3278 (Flex Route Service-DART)
Phone: 1-925-455-7510 (Paratransit-Dial-A-Ride)
Phone: 1-925) 455-7555 (Administration)
TT: 1-877-735-2929
E-Mail: info@lavta.org
http://www.wheelsbus.com/
     WHEELS provides transportation services to the general public and people
        with disabilities for the Tri-Valley communities of Dublin, Livermore and
        Pleasanton. All services are accessible for people with disabilities. For more
        information, please call one of the numbers listed above




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Contra Costa County

Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCCTA)
2477 Arnold Industrial Way
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925- 676-1976 or 1-925-676-7500
Email: customerservice@cccta.org
http://www.cccta.org/wb/
     Provides bus and (LINK) paratransit services for people with disabilities who
        cannot ride regular buses throughout the Central Contra Costa County
        community for a fee of $3.00

Fresno County

Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Administrative Office
2223 G Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: 1-559-621-1393

Manchester Transit Center
3590 North Blackstone
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: 1-559-621-RIDE (7433)
http://www.ci.fresno.ca.us/fax/
     Provides transportation services within the greater Fresno Metropolitan area
     Handy Ride Paratransit Service (1-559-443-5650 Voice and 1-559-443-5662
        TTD) is available for use by people with disabilities

Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA)
2100 Tulare Street, Suite 619
Phone: 1-559-233-6789
Contact: Jeffrey Webster, General Manager
E-mail: jwebster@ruraltransit.org
http://www.ruraltransit.org/
     Provides transportation services within rural incorporated areas of Fresno
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Merced County

Merced County Transit (AKA The Bus)
Merced Transit Customer Service
715 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Merced, CA 95340-6041
Phone: 1-209-384-3111 or 1-800-345-3111 (English/Spanish)
Phone: 1-209-385-7601 x 5344 (Hmong or Lao)
http://web.co.merced.ca.us/pubwrks/transport/
     Provides transportation services for the general public and people with
        disabilities throughout Merced County.
     Operates Dial-A-Ride service for the elderly, people with disabilities and also
        to the general public when there is no a bus route near their home (not
        available to the public in the cities of Merced and Los Banos)

Monterey County

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST)
One Ryan Ranch Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone (from Monterey): 1-831-899-2555
Phone (from Salinas): 1-831-424-7695
E-mail: customerservice@mst.org
http://www.mst.org/
     Offers MST RIDES ADA Program to provide people with disabilities who are
        unable to ride regular bus services with curbside-to-curbside service as long
        as reservation are made before 5 pm the day before the ride is needed
     Reservations can be made up to two weeks prior to the day the ride is
        needed. Call for an application and information

Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)
55-B Plaza Circle
Salinas, CA 93901-2902
Phone: 1-831-775-0903
E-Mail: info@tamcmonterey.org
http://www.tamcmonterey.org/
     Offers an Elderly and Disabled Transportation program to assist those
        populations of people with their transportation needs




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Sacramento County

E-Tran
City of Elk Grove
Contact: Carlos Tobar, Transit Manager
ctobar@elkgrovecity.org
10250 Iron Rock Way
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: 1-916-687-3030
Phone: 1-916-68E-TRAN or 1-916-683-8726 (Information)
TTY/TDD: 711
http://www.e-tran.org/
     Provides transportation services within the City of Elk Grove for the general
        public
     Accessible for people with disabilities and is coordinated with transfer points
        to other services for transportation outside the City of Elk Grove.
     Offers paratransit services for people with disabilities who are unable to use
        regular e-tran services. For more information on paratransit services, please
        call 1-916- 557-4685 (RT Accessible Services)

Sacramento Regional Transit District
P.O. Box 2110
Sacramento, CA 95812-2110
Phone: 1-916-321-2800 (Administration)
Phone: 1-916-321-2877 (Bus & Light rail Information)
Phone: 1-916-321-2849 (Pass & Ticket Book Orders)
TTD: 1-916-483-4327
Information for Paratransit:
Phone: 1-916-557-4685 (To register for service)
TDD: 1-916-557-4686
Phone: 1-916-429-2744 or 1-800-956-6776 (To request a ride)
Phone: 1-916-429-2009 (To cancel a ride)
TDD: 1-916-429-2568
http://www.sacrt.com/
     Provides transportation services within Sacramento region to the general
        public and people with disabilities through the use of buses, light rail and
        paratransit services
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South County Transit Link
P.O. Box 246
117 Camellia Way
Galt, CA 95632
Phone: 1-209-745-3052 (Dispatch, 24-hr answering machine included)
Phone: 1-209-745-3198 (Administration)
Phone: 1-800-338-8676 (Toll-Free)
http://www.sctlink.com/
http://www.paratransit.org/
     Provides Dial-A-Ride and fixed route services to Galt and unincorporated
        area of South Sacramento County, and River/Delta communities for people
        with disabilities and the general public


San Francisco County

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
1011 Andersen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 511 or 711(TDD) or 1-415-455-2000
http://www.goldengate.org/
     Provides transportation to the general public and people with disabilities
        through the “Golden Gate Transit” and “Golden Gate Ferry” public transit
        systems
     All transportation services are accessible to people with disabilities

Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway)
Accessible Services Department
949 Presidio Avenue, #150A
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 1-415-923-6142
http://www.sfmuni.com/cms/mms/home/home50.htm
     Provides transportation services around the San Francisco area to the
        general public and people with disabilities and almost all bus lines are
        accessible to wheelchair
     Offers paratransit services to people with disabilities who are unable to use
        bus and light rail services. For more information please call the Paratransit
        Broker office at 1-415-351-7000 or by TTY at 1-415-351-3942




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San Joaquin County
ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) (Call for ticket prices)
949 East Channel Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-800-411-RAIL or 1-209-944-6220
E-Mail: support@acerail.com
http://www.acerail.com/main/acerail.htm
     Provides weekday commuter train service between the San Joaquin Valley
        and the Santa Clara Valley. Trains are wheelchair accessible
     There is a ten percent discount on ticket purchases for seniors and people
        with disabilities


San Joaquin Regional Transit District
1533 East Lindsay Street
Stockton, CA 95205-4498
Phone: 1-209-943-1111 or 1-800-HOW-2-RIDE (Information/Trip Planning)
Phone: 1-209-948-5566 (Administration)
http://www.sj-smart.com/

      Provides transportation services to the general public and people with
       disabilities in San Joaquin County with Metro service within the Stockton
       Metro area, buses with routes between cities and commuter service for those
       traveling long distances
      Also operates Dial-A-Ride paratransit services for use by people with
       disabilities who are unable to use regular services

San Mateo County

CalTrain
1250 San Carlos Avenue
P. O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
Phone: 1-800-660-4287
http://caltrain.com/
     Provides train service between San Francisco and Gilroy

Coastside Opportunity Center (call for cost)
99 Avenue Alhambra
P.O. Box 1089
El Granada, CA 94018
Phone: 1-650-726-9071
http://www.coastside.org/
     Provides transportation within San Mateo County to elderly and people with
        disabilities for medical appointments, shopping, bank, etc.


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San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)
1250 San Carlos Avenue
P. O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
Phone: 1-800-660-4287
http://www.samtrans.org/
     Provides bus services throughout San Mateo County and into parts of San
        Francisco and Palo Alto and is accessible to people with disabilities in a
        wheelchair
     Also operates Redi-Wheels and Redi-Coast paratransit transportation for
        those people with disabilities who cannot use the regular bus service

Santa Clara County

American Cancer Society
1715 South Bascom Avenue, #100
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-879-1032
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
     Provides transportation assistance for cancer patients to medical
        appointments

Community Services Agency
204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 1-650-968-0836
http://www.csacares.org/
     Provides accessible escorted transportation for medical and dental
        appointments to residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View
        who qualify for the service
     Call for enrollment information

Outreach Paratransit (call for hours of operation, an application and prices)
926 Rock Avenue, Suite 10
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-436-4860
http://www.outreach1.org/
     Provides paratransit services to people with disabilities throughout the Silicon
        Valley




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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA, 95134-1906
Phone: 1-408-321-2300
TTY/TDD: 1-408-321-2330
http://www.vta.org/
     Provides information on buses, light rail, trolleys, paratransit, accessible
        services, connecting services, community programs and the Eco Pass

Santa Cruz County

Metro Para Cruz (Call for price information)
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District
370 Encinal Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-425-4664
TDD: 1-831-425-8993
http://www.scmtd.com/paratr.html
     Offers door-to-door paratransit services in Santa Cruz County to people with
        disabilities

Santa Cruz Airporter
131 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4401
Phone: 1-831-423-1214
    Provides shuttle service for everyone to and from San Francisco and San
      Jose International Airports from the Santa Cruz County Area

Santa Cruz Metro Transit
370 Encinal Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-425-8600
TDD: 1-831-425-8993
http://www.scmtd.com/scmtd.html
     Provides transit information about how to get around in Santa Cruz County

Yellow Cab Company (Call for prices)
131 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-423-1234
    Provides wheelchair van taxi service for people with disabilities and seniors in
      Santa Cruz County
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Sonoma County

Santa Rosa CityBus
100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 6
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Phone: 1-707-543-3325 (Transit Division)
Phone: 1-707-543-3333 (CityBus Information)
Phone: 1-707-543-4240 (CityBus Information in Spanish)
Phone: 1-707-546-2092 (Santa Rosa Paratransit - MV Transportation)
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/default.aspx?PageId=156
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/default.aspx?PageId=157
     CityBus provides transportation to the general public within the City of Santa
        Rosa and is wheelchair accessible or have no-step and low floors
     City of Santa Rosa uses MV Transportation to provide paratransit services to
        those people with disabilities who are unable to use CityBus

Sonoma County Transit
355 West Robles Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 1-707-576-7433 or 1-800-345-7433
TDD: 1-707-585-9817
http://www.sctransit.com/
http://www.sctransit.com/scp.htm
     Provides transportation to the general public throughout Sonoma County and
        is wheelchair accessible
     Provides paratransit services for people with disabilities who are unable to
        use the regular transit services

Stanislaus County

BLAST (Bus Line Service of Turlock)
City of Turlock Municipal Services
901 South Walnut
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 1-209-668-5600
http://www.ci.turlock.ca.us/turlocktransit/blast/
http://www.ci.turlock.ca.us/turlocktransit/dart/index.asp
     Provides transportation within Turlock
     The City of Turlock also provides Dial-A-Ride transportation (DART) services
        for people with disabilities who are unable to ride BLAST buses. For more
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Ceres Area Transit (CAT)
City of Ceres Public Works Department
2220 Magnolia Street
Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: 1-209-538-5789
Phone: 1-209-527-4991 (Storer Transit Systems)
http://www.ci.ceres.ca.us/CeresAreaTransit.html
http://www.ci.ceres.ca.us/CeresDialARide.html
     Provides transportation within the city of Ceres
     Provides Ceres Dial-A-Ride transportation services to people with disabilities
        in wheelchair within the City of Ceres

Modesto Area Express (MAX)
City of Modesto Transit Division
P.O. Box 642
Modesto, CA 95353
Phone: 1-209-577-5295
http://www.modestoareaexpress.com/
http://www.modestoareaexpress.com/dar_information.htm
     Provides transportation services as well as service to connect to ACE and
        BART trains to the general public and people with disabilities who live in the
        Modesto area and the buses are wheelchair accessible
     Provides specialized Dial-A-Ride transportation services for people with
        disabilities. Call 1-209-527-4900 for more information

MV Trans., Inc.
1001 9th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone/TDD: 1-209-521-1274
    Offers transportation services to people with disabilities

Newman Dial-A-Ride
Phone: 1-800-262-1516
http://www.srt.org/Newman_Dial_A_Ride.htm
     Provides transportation within the City of Newman to the general public and
        people with disabilities. Call to make reservations and to obtain more
        information

Patterson Dial-A-Ride
Phone: 1-800-262-1516
http://www.srt.org/Patterson_Dial_A_Ride.htm
     Provides transportation within the City of Patterson to the general public and
        people with disabilities. Call to make reservations and to obtain more
        information




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Stanislaus Regional Transit (Start)
1010 10th Street, Suite 4200
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-800-262-1516 or 1-800-688-1884 or 1-209-525-7514
http://www.srt.org/
     Provides information and services relating to transportation services for
        residents and visitors of Stanislaus County including people with disabilities

Waterford Dial-A-Ride
Phone: 1-800-262-1516
http://www.srt.org/Waterford_Dial_A_Ride.htm
     Provides transportation within the City of Waterford to the general public and
        people with disabilities. Call to make reservations and to obtain more
        information




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Accessible Travel Resources

Access Aloha Travel
414 Kuwili Street, #101
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 1-800-480-1143 or 1-808-545-1143 local
http://www.accessalohatravel.com/
     Specializes in travel accommodations to Hawaii for people with disabilities
        including booking hotels, conference planning and accessible car rentals

Access First Travel
45A Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 1-800-557-2047 or 1-781-322-1610
E-Mail: accessfir@aol.com
    A full-service travel agency that assist people with disabilities with a variety of
       reservations including airline, cruise, hotel, train, vacation and accessible
       transportation

Access Tours
P.O. Box 499
Victor, ID 83455
Phone: 1-800-929-4811 or 1-208-787-2338
E-Mail: access@tetontel.com
http://www.accesstours.org/
     Provides all-accessible tours through the American West including the
        Southwest, tours to National Parks, the Canadian Rockies and Mount
        Rushmore

Accessible Journeys, Inc
35 West Sellers Avenue
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Phone: 1-610-521-0339 or 1-800-846-4537
http://www.disabilitytravel.com/
     Provides accessible trip planning, tours, cruises, travel companions and travel
        resources

Alaska Welcomes You! Inc
Accessible Alaska Adventures
P.O. Box 91333
Anchorage, AK 99509
Phone: 1-800-349-6301 or 1-907-349-6301
http://www.accessiblealaska.com/
     Travel company that assists people with disabilities in planning accessible
        cruises in Alaska



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Alternative Leisure Company & Trips Unlimited
165 Middlesex Turnpike, Suite 206
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 1-781-275-0023
Email: alctrips@aol.com
http://www.alctrips.com/

Arizona Raft Adventures
4050 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 1-800-786-RAFT or 1-520-526-8200
http://www.azraft.com/
     Assists people with disabilities who are interested in participating in white
        water rafting trips on the Colorado River

Best Bets Travel, Inc
Phone: 1-866-392-6858 or 1-321-243-0251 (Florida)
E-Mail: info@bestbetstravel.com or specialneeds@bestbetstravel.com
http://www.bestbetstravel.com/
     Offers travel planning for people with accessible needs including cruises,
        tours and other packages

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
P.O. Box 697
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 1-970-453-6422
http://www.boec.org/

Challenge Alaska
P.O. Box 110065
Anchorage, AK 99511-0065
Phone: 1-907-344-7399 or 1-907-563-2658
http://www.challengealaska.org/
     A non-profit agency in Anchorage which provides recreational opportunities
        for the disabled

Cruise Planners
70 Garland Road
Nottingham, NH 03290
Phone: 1-800-801-9002 or 1-603-942-5697
http://www.love2cruise.com/
     Specializes in assisting people with disabilities plan accessible cruise
        vacations




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Discovery Hills Travel
886 Overlook Circle
San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone: 1-800-750-5975 or 1-760-744-6536
http://www.discoveryhillstravel.com
     Full-service travel agency serving people with disabilities

Easy Access Travel
5386 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone: 1-800-920-8989 or 1-909-372-9595
E-Mail: ezaccess@earthlink.net
http://www.easyaccesstravel.com/
     Assists people with disabilities in planning accessible cruise vacations and
        packaged Land Trips to accessible destinations

Medical Travel, Inc
5184 Majorca Club Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Phone: 1-800-778-7953
http://www.medicaltravel.org/
     Full-service medical travel agency which offers vacation packages for patients
        with medical problems and wheelchair travelers

Mobility International USA
P.O. Box 10767
Eugene, OR 97440
Phone/TTY: 1-541-343-1284
http://www.miusa.org/
     Dedicated to integrating international exchange programs for persons with
        disabilities
     Also publishes a quarterly newsletter and books, brochures and other useful
        information

National Ability Center
P.O. Box 682799
Park City, UT 84068-2799
Phone: 1-435-649-3991
http://www.nac1985.org/
     Provides affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a
        nurturing environment to individuals with all ages and abilities




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Nautilus Tours and Cruise, Ltd
22567 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 1-800-797-6004 or 1-818-591-3159
E-Mail: jill@nautilustours.com or joan@nautilustours.com
http://www.nautilustours.com/
     Specializes in accessible travel arrangement for people with physical
        disabilities

Neverland Adventures
3940 7th Avenue, Suite #103
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 1-800-717-8226 or 1-619-291-8226
E-Mail: info@neverland-adventures.com
http://www.neverland-adventures.com/
     Assists people with disabilities with traveling to and touring Australia and New
        Zealand

TRIPS, Inc
P.O. Box 10885
Eugene, OR 97440
Phone: 1-800-686-1013 or 1-541-686-1013
E-Mail: trips@tripsinc.com
http://www.tripsinc.com/
     Offers assistance to people with Learning Disabilities in arranging fun,
        accessible vacations and also offers support via the use of support staff to
        assist with the disabled individuals personal needs while on the vacation

Wilderness Inquiry
808 14th AVE SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516
Phone: 1-612-676-9400
Toll Free: 1-800-728-0719
TTY: 1-612-676-9475
Email: info@wildernessinquiry.org
http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/

Print & Web Information on Adaptive Travel

Access America
Northern Cartographic, Inc.
P.O. Box 133
Burlington, VA 05402
Phone: 1-802-860-2886
    An atlas and guide to the national parks for visitors with disabilities



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Access Amtrak: A guide to Amtrak Services for Travelers with Disabilities
(1998)
Office of Amtrak Access
2W, 60 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 1-800-USA-RAIL or 1-202-906-2121
http://www.amtrak.com/
     Free guide that provides information about reservations, discounts, ticketing,
        accessible coaches, sleeping accommodations, meals, service animals and
        other concerns of travelers with disabilities

Access to Travel Magazine
P.O. Box 43
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: 1-888-439-4146
    Innovative magazine that serves travelers with disabilities, their families and
      friends
    Offers first hand tips on traveling with a disability, articles and information
      about accessible destinations and information about a variety of trips and
      organizations that cater to individuals with disabilities

Access-Able Travel Source
http://www.access-able.com/
     Provides practical access information to disabled travelers with accessible
        accommodations and everything to make the trip fun and exciting

The ALLGOHERE Travel Directory
E-Mail: feedback@allgohere.com
http://www.everybody.co.uk/
     Website lists the world’s major airlines and information on their arrangements
        for passengers with disabilities as well as information on hotels accessible for
        use by people with disabilities who are traveling in the United Kingdom

Disability Travel and Recreation Resources
http://www.makoa.org/travel.htm
     Web page has lots of links to travel information for people with disabilities
        who are interested in traveling




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Easy Access to National Parks
The Sierra Club Guide for People with Disabilities
Miramar Communications
P.O. Box 8987
Malibu, CA 90265-8987
    A book detailing accessible resources available in U.S. National Parks

Emerging Horizons
C&C Creative Concepts
P.O. Box 278
Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: 1-209-599-9409
E-Mail: horizons@emergingHorizons.com
http://emerginghorizons.com/
     Consumer oriented magazine about accessible travel with lots of access
        information, resources, news and travel tips
     Focus is on travel for people with mobility disabilities, from wheelchair-users
        to slow walkers

Fodor’s Great American Vacations for People with Disabilities (1996)
(Anto Howard and Donna Comacchio)
Fodor Travel Publications
Random House Order Department
400 Hahn Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 1-800-733-3000
http://www.randomhouse.com/index.pperl
     This book provides accessibility information for people with disabilities who
        wish to travel to many different cities in the U.S

Global Access Travel
http://www.globalaccess.com.au/
     Website is an on-line information service for people with disabilities looking to
        travel to Sydney, Australia

Project Action Easter Seals
700 13th Street N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-800-659-6428 or 1-202-347-3066
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer
     Lists accessible van rental companies, private bus tour companies with
        accessible vehicles, accessible taxis, and information on airport transfers,
        hotel shuttles and travel agencies in areas throughout the US
     Has free downloadable resources on accessible transportation




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Society for the Advancement of Travelers with Disabilities (SATH)
347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 610
New York, NY 10016-5010
Phone: 1-212-447-7284
http://www.sath.org/
http://www.sath.org/index.html?section=Resources
     Provides information and resources on accessible destinations, cruises &
        tours, recreation & adventure, museums, websites & travel tips

Travel After Spinal Cord Injury
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Fact Sheet #15
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300-9
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 1-800-962-9629 or 1-301-214-4006
E-Mail: info@spinalcord.org
http://www.spinalcord.org/
     Provides this fact sheet to assist people with disabilities in travel planning and
        provides useful travel tips and listing of up-to-date resources

A World of Options: A Guide to International Exchange Community Service
and Travel for Persons with Disabilities (1997)
Christa Bucks, Editor
Mobility International USA
P.O. Box 10767
Eugene, OR 97440
Phone: 1-541-343-1284
http://www.miusa.org/
     A book that introduces ideas and resources to promote the involvement of
        people with disabilities in international exchange programs

Wunago
http://www.wunago.com/
     Has profile of accessible vacation locations for people with disabilities




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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The law mandates all airlines to be wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities.
Wheelchair travelers are entitled to all the comforts and accommodations of non-
wheelchair travelers. Assistance boarding and de-boarding the plane as well as
proper storage of your wheelchair should be arranged prior to departure date. Each
airline may have slightly different reservation procedures, so a list of the major
airlines with reservation numbers is included below. If you are traveling with an
attendant or using a ventilator, make sure the airline is clear about all your needs.
Alaska         1-800-252-7522 or http://www.alaskaair.com/
American       1-800-433-7300 or http://www.aa.com/
Continental 1-800-523-3273 or http://www.continental.com/
Delta          1-800-221-1212 or http://www.delta.com/
Northwest 1-800-225-2525 or http://www.nwa.com/
Southwest 1-800-435-9792 or http://www.southwest.com/
United         1-800-241-6522 or http://www.united.com/
US Airways 1-800-428-4322 or http://www.usairways.com/

Amtrak
65 Cahill Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-800-872-7245
TTD/TTY: 1-800-523-6590
http://www.amtrak.com/
     Each train is mandated to have at least four available accessible
        compartments. The rooms are bigger and have larger bathrooms. Accessible
        compartments can sleep two people. If the dining car is on the second deck,
        you will need to “order in.”

Greyhound Bus Lines
Phone: 1-800-231-2222 (Toll-free in English) or 1-800-531-5332 (Toll-Free in
Spanish)
Disabled Services: 1-800-752-4841
http://www.greyhound.com/home.asp
     Greyhound bus line is accessible to wheelchair travelers. Reservations need
        to be made at least 48 hours in advance, but 4 to 7 days is preferred. Once
        reservations are made, the disabled services department needs to be
        informed of your travel dates, times and special needs. Companions or
        attendants travel free




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MV Transportation
360 Campus Lane, Suite 201
Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone: 1-707-863-8980
Email: info@mvtransit.com
http://www.mvtransit.com/default.html
     Provides paratransit services for people with disabilities and has a service
        area that includes all of California

Rainbow Wheels
Phone: 1-800-910-VANS or 1-352-429-3972
http://www.rainbowwheels.com/
     Offers short or long term nation-wide rentals
     Options: full-size or mini-vans, left hand controls and transfer seats or extra
        charge for right hand controls and mini-vans have a removable front
        passenger seat

Wheelers East, Inc
Phone: 1-800-862-7475 or 1-215-647-4090
   Offers van rentals in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Delaware, New Jersey,
     Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and Virginia

Wheelchair Getaways
Northern CA Location:
659 Hacienda Way
Millbrae, CA 94030
Phone: 1-800-642-2042 (Toll-Free National #) or 1-800-638-1912 (Toll-Free No. CA)
Phone: 1-650-589-5554 (Local Millbrae #)
http://www.wheelchair-getaways.com/
     Offers short or long term nation-wide rentals, used vans for sale, and
        information on local accessibility




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CHAPTER 12: Durable Medical Equipment Resources
Durable medical equipment (DME) refers to specialized equipment that is
necessary for individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence. DME
includes wheelchairs, wheelchair cushions and accessories, positioning
equipment, bath equipment, standing frames, walkers, hand splints and leg
braces.

Before you purchase any equipment such as a wheelchair cushion, new
wheelchair, splint, or brace, it is important to be evaluated by a therapist to
determine the appropriate equipment to meet your individual needs. With your
therapist, you should be given an opportunity to try out various types of
equipment to experiment with different fits and styles before making a decision or
purchase.

When seeking out a DME vendor, it is important to look for a qualified equipment
specialist who has experience with people with disabilities. The vendor should
have an awareness of the specific needs of individuals with disabilities, and
knowledge of the latest equipment options available.

If problems arise with your durable medical equipment, you should contact the
vendor from whom you purchased the equipment. If your manual or electric
wheelchair should need servicing, it is important to have the repairs done by a
qualified equipment specialist who has experience working on custom
wheelchairs.

The following is a list of durable medical equipment vendors in the Bay Area and
Central Valley. This list is in no way an endorsement. As with other consumer
organizations listed in this resource guide, several should be investigated before
making a DME purchase.




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Alameda County
Access Ability Medical Equipment & Supply
5627 Stoneridge Drive. Suite 324
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 1-925-225-1121
Fax: 1-925-225-1123
E-Mail: info@accessabilityforu.com
http://www.accessabilityforu.com/
     Full service facility offering sales, service, and repair of wheelchairs,
        power-chairs, scooters, scooter lifts and carriers, patient lifts, walkers,
        bathroom aids, etc.

Apria Health Care
410 Longfellow Court
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: 1-925-245-2485

San Leandro Branch
2476 Verna Court
San Leandro, CA 94577
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Grandmar, Inc.
1311 63rd Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 1-510-428-0441
Fax: 1-510-428-1330
Services include:
    Sales, rental, and repair of wheelchairs and other mobility devices
    Formal evaluation/assessment and client training
    Custom work

Lincare, Inc
3942 Valley Avenue, Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 1-925-485-4206
Fax: 1-925-485-4212
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services




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Shield Healthcare
4701 Doyle St
Suite 15
Emeryville, Ca 94608
Phone : 1-800-675-8840 or 1-510-596-2060
FAX : 1-510-654-4175
http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/
     Offers Medical Supplies, including disposable supplies

Wheelchairs of Berkeley
2911 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 1-510-549-8727
    Customization of products
    Free pickup and delivery service
    Repair
    Demonstration equipment available

Contra Costa County

Apria Health Care
4095 Pike Lane
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925-827-8800
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Economy Medical
1935 Diamond Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 1-925-686-3323
Fax: 1-925-356-7664
http://www.economymedical.com/index.html
     Offers a wide variety of durable medical equipment including wheelchairs,
        walkers, scooters and scooter lifts, stair lifts, bathroom aids, etc.

Home Med-Equip Company
5046 Commercial Circle, Suite G
Concord, CA 94521
Phone: 1-925-680-0638
Fax: 1-925-686-5588
    Provides respiratory and medical equipment services throughout
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Fresno County

Apria Health Care
3542 West Holland Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
Phone: 1-559-221-2251
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Hamilton’s Health Aid Services
7621 North Del Mar
Fresno, CA 93711
Contact: Melanie Benjamin, ATS, Branch Manager
E-Mail: Melanie.Benjamin@HamiltonsHAS.com
Phone: 1-800-899-7824 or 1-559-294-9216
http://www.hamiltonshas.com/
     Funding for Durable Medical Equipment
     Rentals/Loan/Recycling Program
     Sales, Service, Repair and Training on Wheelchairs, Scooters, etc.

Lincare, Inc
6687 North Blackstone Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 1-559-435-6379
Fax: 1-559-435-6819
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services

Shield Healthcare
423 West Fallbrook Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 1-800-675-8842
Fax: 1-559-449-4257
http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/
     Offers medical supplies, including disposable supplies

Merced County
Apria Health Care
2260 Cooper Avenue, Unit E
Merced, CA 95348
Phone: 1-209-548-4400
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider



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Monterey County

Apria Health Care
1 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Building 3, Suite 600
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-655-4080
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Lincare, Inc.
365 Victor Street, Suite 1
Salinas, CA 93907
Phone: 1-831-758-4612 Fax: 1-831-758-4723
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services

Sacramento County

Apria Health Care
1450 Expo Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 1-916) 921-1162
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Capital City Power Chairs
6019 Stockton Boulevard, Suite K
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: 1-916-427-1397
    Sells lift chairs, manual or power wheelchairs, scooter ramps and car lifts,
      walkers and canes, and special cushions
    Also sells, buys, or rents new or used wheelchairs and scooters
    Repairs all makes and models
    Medicare accepted

DCA Scooters
8962 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: 1-916-686-2292
http://www.scooterguy.com/
     Sells or rents scooters, with new scooters beginning at $495
     Scooter lease program available
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Kerrys Medical
2204 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: 1-916-374-0400
    Sells, services, and rents products for mobility needs including lift chairs,
      bath and walking aids, hospital beds, and power and manual wheelchairs
      and scooters
    Accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most insurances

Lincare, Inc
1431 North Market Boulevard, Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 1-916-928-9350
Fax: 1-916-928-0308
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services

Manor Drug Store
2361 Northgate Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 1-916-922-9392
Fax: 1-916-922-2444
http://www.manordrug1.com/
     Sells lift chairs, wheelchairs, walkers and canes, scooters and Orthopedic
        braces and supports
     Has multi-lingual staff with representatives who speak English, Spanish,
        and Russian
     Accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, Workmen’s Compensation, and private insurance

MD Medical Mobility
4749 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 1-916-453-1324
    Sells wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds, bath safety aids, and
      orthopedic braces

Scooter World
3537 Kiessig Avenue, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 1-916-393-9078
http://www.scootersworld.com/contact.html
     Offer a variety of options
     Rents and repairs scooters
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San Francisco County

Bischoffs Medical Mart
1635 Divisadero Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 1-415-921-0440
Fax: 1-415-921-3221
http://www.bischoffs.com
     Offers durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches,
        canes, scooters, lift chairs, orthopedic supports, etc.

San Joaquin County

Apria Health Care
7514 Murray Drive
Stockton, CA 95210
Phone: 1-209-475-6860
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Lincare, Inc.
777 North Pershing Avenue, Suite 1A
Stockton, CA 95203
Phone: 1-209-942-1992
Fax: 1-209-943-6953
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, wheelchairs, patient education, rehab services

San Mateo County
Apria Health Care
480 Carlton Court
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 1-650-588-9744
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Lincare, Inc
318 Swift Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 1-650-952-6969
Fax: 1-650-952-0450
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, wheelchairs, patient education, rehab services




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Redwood City Wheelchair
2426 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 1-650-369-4335
    Sells and repairs wheelchairs, scooters, and lift chairs

Santa Clara County

Abba Medical Services, Inc.
2634 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 1-408-369-1000
    Dealer for all major brands of mobility aids
    On site repair facility
    Provides custom equipment

American Medical and Equipment Supply, Inc
3725 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 1-408-559-5800
American Medical and Equipment Supply, Inc. is a member of the National
Registry of Rehab Technology Suppliers and offers the following services:
    Full service repair department
    Custom fitted wheelchairs and seating system
    Provide evaluation equipment for therapists and clients
    Pick up and delivery service available

Apria Healthcare, Inc.
2040 Corporate Court
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-383-4400
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Brannons Medical
2052 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-408-448-3000
Fax: 1-408-448-2076
http://www.brannonsmedical.com/index.htm
     Rents and sells medical supplies, including Home Care Equipment,
        Respiratory Services, and Sleep Apnea Therapy
     Delivery service available




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California Rehabilitation Equipment
295 East Washington Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94068
Phone: 1-408-739-5750
California Rehabilitation Equipment is a multi-service provider that offers:
    An in-house repair facility
    Rental Equipment
    Special Orders are available
    Free estimates
    Installation of home access equipment

Center for Independent Rehabilitative Services (CIRS)
2211 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 230
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-995-0144
    Fabricates and repairs upper and lower extremity splints and braces

For Your Convenience
4435 Cooncerto Drive
San Jose, CA 95101
Contact: Jay Higbee
E-Mail: jay@foryourconvenience.com
Phone: 1-408-463-1035
http://www.foryourconvenience.com/index.htm
     Carries durable medical equipment such as bathroom aids, bedroom aids,
        patient lifts, diagnostic products, ramp products, and other aids for daily
        Living

Lincare, Inc.
1285 Forgewood Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: 1-408-747-0181
Fax: 1-408-745-6615
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation service




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National Seating and Mobility, Inc
1190 Dell Avenue, Suite L
Campbell, CA 95008
Contact: Karl Rohrkemper
E-Mail: SanJose@nsm-seating.com
Phone: 1-408-920-0390
Fax: 1-408-920-0392
http://www.nsm-seating.com/
     Delivers, adjusts, and provides detailed training and instruction on all
        products. Offers Custom Products.
     Participates in patient and family education classes
     Member of California Association of Medical Product Sellers, National
        Association of Medical Product Suppliers (NAMES), NAMES-Rehab.,
        Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America

Rehab Specialists, Inc
2557 Wyandotte Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
Contact: Don Miramontez, Inside Sales Representative
Phone: 1-650-965-8282 x116
Fax: 1-650-966-8108

Campbell Area
256 East Hamilton Avenue, Suite C
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-376-2050
Fax: 1-408-376-2780
    Provides services and repairs
    Mobile units provide scheduled and emergency service calls
    In-home demonstration of rehab equipment

Santa Cruz County

Mobility Masters
1003 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-462-0545
Fax: 1-831-425-1689
E-Mail: CustomerService@MobilityMasters.com
http://www.mobilitymasters.com/
     Mobility Masters is a full service provider of quality medical equipment and
        supplies.




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Lincare, Inc
444 Airport Boulevard, Suite 105
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831-724-1211
Fax: 1-831-724-2551
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services

West Coast Mobility
119 Swift Street
Scotts Valley, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-427-1146
Fax: 1-831-345-6784
    Provides durable medical equipment and home modifications

SONOMA COUNTY
Apria Health Care
3636 Laughlin Road, Suite 190
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 1-707-543-0979
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Mobility Masters
1040 North Dutton
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 1-707-525-1994 or 1-800-936-7006
Fax: 1-707-525-1920
E-Mail: CustomerService@MobilityMasters.com
http://www.mobilitymasters.com/
     Mobility Masters is a full service provider of quality medical equipment and
        supplies.

On Site Mobility Services
1014 Hopper Avenue, Suite 21
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 1-707-570-2200
Fax: 1-707-546-3299
Small, independent company that offers the following services:
    Ramps sales and service
    Wheelchairs and scooters sales




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STANISLAUS COUNTY

Apria Health Care
4400 Sisk Road
Modesto, CA 95356
Phone: 1-209-548-4400
http://www.apria.com/home/
     Durable medical and respiratory therapy equipment provider

Elite Mobility
400 12th Street, Suite 14
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-209-544-8380
Fax: 1-209-544-8425
E-Mail: info@elitemobility.com
http://www.elitemobility.com/
     Provides sales and repair of scooters and manual and power wheelchairs

Lincare, Inc.
4600 North Star Way
Modesto, CA 95356
Phone: 1-209-522-4985
Fax: 1-209-522-4987
http://www.lincare.com/
     Provides oxygen, C-packs, and wheelchairs as well as patient education
        and rehabilitation services




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CHAPTER 13: Driving Evaluation and Equipment
Driving is an important skill in our society. For many individuals with a
disability,driving can become a reality given the array of driving equipment and
vehicle modifications available today. Often individuals with disabilities can learn
this skill through specialized driver’s training.

The first step in the process of learning to drive with a disability is to receive a
thorough evaluation to determine what you need in terms of your individual
needs for basic driving set-up, specific modifications, driving equipment, strength,
coordination, endurance, vision, perception and thinking skills. Your positioning
requirements will also be taken into consideration. All of this is reviewed between
the client and the rehabilitation consultant/driving evaluator. Unlike some other
driver evaluation services, drivers are not ruled out by their clinical assessment: If
they don’t do well with that (some people don’t do well with such tests), they are
often encouraged to go on to the behind-the-wheel evaluation

The behind-the-wheel evaluation involves how the client deals with cars in traffic,
interacts with others and makes decisions and whether they need the use of any
adaptive equipment (i.e. spinner knob or hand control). This evaluation assesses
one’s functional ability to drive in this setting. These evaluations provide a
comprehensive written report, with recommendations. Prospective clients must
have a driver’s license or temporary permit

Once the client have been evaluated, he or she will need to receive training to
ensure that he or she is able to use the recommended adaptive driving
equipment properly and can be safe on the road. It is important to seek out an
agency with expertise in evaluating and training drivers with disabilities and that
the staff have up-to-date knowledge of the options available for adaptive driving
equipment, as well as expertise and skill as a driver trainer

This chapter includes several agencies that provide evaluation of driving
capabilities, as well as behind the wheel training. You will also find a listing of
dealers that install adaptive equipment in vehicles, in addition to agencies to
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Books

The Disabled Driver’s Mobility Guide
AAA Traffic Safety and Engineering
1000 AAA Drive
Heathrow, FL 32746-5080
E-Mail: publicaffairs@national.aaa.com
http://www.aaapublicaffairs.com
     Contact your local AAA office or go to their website
     Includes information about adaptive equipment, vehicle modifications,
        driver training and related services

Driver Assessment Associations

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Highway Safety Center, R & P Building
Indiana, PA 15702-1093
http://www.adtsea.iup.edu
     Professional organization that represents traffic safety educators

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Phone: 1-301-652-2682
TDD: 1-800-377-8555
Fax: 1-301-652-7711
http://www.aota.org/
     Nationally recognized professional association of Occupational Therapists

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
711 South Vienna Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 1-318-257-5055
Phone: 1-800-290-2344 (U.S. Only)
Fax: 1-318-255-4175
http://www.driver-ed.org
     This professional association allows consumers to search the
        association’s membership directory database to locate adaptive driving
        specialists in their area




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Driver Assessment Facilities

Adaptive Driving Aid
3155 Williamsburg Drive
San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: 1-408-866-7237 or 1-800-371-4243
Contact: Sam Graf, Rehabilitation Driver Consultant
    Offers driver evaluations based out of the client’s home and, when
      appropriate, using the client’s own car
    Mobile, on-site evaluations from Santa Rosa to Monterey
    Offers driver education and training
    Adaptive equipment installation
    Prospective clients must have a driver’s license or temporary permit

Apex Driving School
275 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-415-541-4090
Fax: 1-415-566-2941
    Provides individuals with disabilities the essential skills for safe driving,
       and when necessary for safety, assists their transition to a non-driver
       status
    Offers driver assessment/evaluation, education and training
    Offers classroom instruction and On Road instruction
    Offers licensing assistance

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
711 South Vienna Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 1-318-257-5055
Phone: 1-800-290-2344 (U.S. Only)
Fax: 1-318-255-4175
http://www.driver-ed.org
     This professional association allows consumers to search the
        association’s membership directory database to locate adaptive driving
        specialists in their area

Bond Driving School
3333 Balmoral Drive
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 1-916-485-5779 or 1-877-907-BOND
http://www.bonddrivingschool.com/
     Offers specialized adaptive driving instruction using the vehicle owned by
        the person with a disability



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Bond-Driving School: Other Locations:
Elk Grove:
9175 West Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: 1-916-485-5779 or 1-877-907-BOND

Lodi/Galt:
Phone: 1-209-369-0100 or 1-877-907-BOND

Stockton:
Phone: 1-209-469-0400 or 1-877-907-BOND

Chrysler Automobility Program
Daimler Chrysler Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Phone: 1-800-992-1997
http://www.automobility.daimlerchrysler.com
     Program that allows people with disabilities to purchase or lease an
        eligible Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge or Jeep vehicle and the Chrysler
        Motors Corporation will reimburse you for a portion of the conversion costs
        up to $1000

John Muir Therapy Center
Outpatient Therapy
1981 North Broadway, Suite 180
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 1-925-947-5300
http://www.jmmdhs.com/
     Two part program: classroom and road training
     Referred by Physician
     Must have current driver’s license
     Costs about $475.00




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Simply the Best Driving School
648 Northfield Drive, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 1-916-929-7085
    Offers adaptive driving evalations and training


Veterans Administration Medical Center
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 1-650-493-5000 x65801
    Veterans only
    Must register with the Veterans Hospital
    Driver assessment/evaluation, education and training
    Device prescription
    Classroom and on-road instruction

Mobility Equipment Installers

Access Ability Medical Equipment and Supply
5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 324
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 1-925-225-1121
http://www.accessability4u.com
     Offers a full-service facility with various kinds of adaptive equipment for
        use by people with disabilities including scooter lifts and carriers, hand
        controls, vehicle platform lifts and other driving aids

Access Options, Inc
109 Lee Road, Suite D
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831-722-6804
Fax: 1-831-722-0236

San Jose location
1255 Alma Court
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-288-5438 (LIFT)
Fax: 1-408-288-5482
E-Mail: info@accessoptions.com
http://www.accessoptions.com/
     Offers hand controls, wheelchair carriers & lifts
     Offers passenger vans and vehicle modifications




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Adaptability
3069 Wiljan Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Contact: Michelle Ribeau
Phone: 1-707-575-6997
Fax: 1-707-575-7659
E-Mail: info@adaptabilityca.com
http://www.adaptabilityca.com/index.htm
     Offers hand controls, wheelchair carriers & lifts
     Offers passenger vans and vehicle modifications
     Offers Installation and repair

Adaptive Driving Aid
3155 Williamsburg Drive
San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: 1-408-866-7237 or 1-800-371-4243
Contact: Sam Graf, Rehabilitation Driver Consultant
    Offers hand controls, wheelchair carriers & lifts
    Offers vehicle modifications

Continental Van & Truck Specialty Conversions
9475 Business Park Drive, Unit 1
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: 1-916-362-2018
    Offers van and truck conversions

Deluxe Truckin’ Mobility
6550 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Contact: Kevin Horn, Mobility Specialist
E-Mail: kevin@deluxemobility.com
Phone: 1-916-392-1196
Fax: 1-916-392-0479
http://www.deluxemobility.com/
     Offers mobility vehicles, wheelchair lifts and carriers, scooters and
        carriers, specialty van conversions, extended doors, transfer seats,
        extended roof lines, hand controls, wheelchair tie downs and restraint
        systems, automatic door openers and remotes and porch and stairway lifts
        and ramps




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Driving Specialties Ltd
2563 North Fordham
Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: 1-559-291-2563
Fax: 1-559-291-2566
http://www.drivingspecialties.com
     Offers vehicle conversions with adaptive equipment

Driving Specialties of Sacramento
2216 Cemo Circle, #A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Contact: Jill Biggs
Phone: 1-916-635-2765
Fax: 1-916-635-2785
http://www.drivingspecialties.net
     Offers vehicle conversions with adaptive equipment

Economy Medical
1935 Diamond Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: David Goodspeed
Phone: 1-925-686-3323
Fax: 1-925-356-7664
E-Mail: david@economymedical.com
http://www.economymedical.com
     Offers van ramps, turning automotive seats, scooter, stair and platform
        lifts, etc.

Elite Mobility
400 12th Street, Suite 14
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 1-209-544-8380
Fax: 1-209-544-8425
http://www.elitemobility.com
     Offers automotive scooter and wheelchair lifts, hand controls, etc.

Kempf-Katalavox
P.O. Box 61103
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 1-408-773-0219 or 1-800-255-6174
Fax: 1-408-773-0524
E-Mail: kempf@katalavox.com
http://www.katalavox.com/
     Offers a voice-activated driving systems that controls the electric functions
        of an automobile



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Mobility Specialists
810 Stanton Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 1-650-692-8800
E-Mail: sales@mobilityspecialists.com
http://www.mobilityspecialists.com/
     Offers van conversions, lift and hand control installations, vehicle
        customizing and refurbishing and sales, rental and leasing of new and
        used wheelchair vans

Mobility Systems
1010 Carleton Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Contact: Bill Fryckman
Phone: 1-510-540-0295
Fax: 1-510-540-0299
E-Mail: mobilityaccess@msn.com
www.mobilitysystems.com
    Offers van conversions, installation of hand controls, van lifts, a chair
       topper for wheelchairs to be stored on top of a vehicle, scooter lifts, ramps
       for easy access to and from vehicles and wheelchair restraints

Sacramento Van Conversions & Mobility
5821 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
Contact: Fidel Barajas
Phone: 1-916-381-8267 Fax: 1-916-381-1946
http://www.sacvans.com
     Offers vehicle conversions with various kinds of adaptive equipment

South Bay Mobility
730 Parker Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact: Kevin V. Lowrey, Founder & President
E-Mail : KevinvLowrey@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 1-408-988-1926 or 1-866-550-8966
Fax: 1-408-988-1914
http://www.southbaymobility.com/
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Vehicle Modification Reimbursement

Chrysler Automobility Program
Daimler Chrysler Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Phone: 1-800-992-1997
http://www.automobility.daimlerchrysler.com
     Program that allows people with disabilities to purchase or lease an
        eligible Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge or Jeep vehicle and the Chrysler
        Motors Corporation will reimburse you for a portion of the conversion costs
        up to $1,000

Department of Rehabilitation
   See Chapter Nine for an office located nearest to where you live

Ford Motor Corporation Mobility Assistance Center
P.O. Box 529
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Phone: 1-800-952-2248
http://www.mobilitymotoringprogram.com/mainpage.mob
     Ford vehicle reimbursements of up to $1,000 for vehicle modifications

General Motors Corporation Mobility Assistance Center
P.O. Box 5053
Troy, MI 48007
Phone: 1-800-323-9935
http://www.gm.com/automotive/vehicle_shopping/gm_mobility/
     GM vehicle reimbursements of up to $1,000 for vehicle modifications

Saturn Mobility Program
Saturn Assistance Center
MD #371-999-S24
100 Saturn Parkway
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: 1-800-553-6000, Prompt 3
TTY: 1-800-833-6000
http://saturn.thenetlab.net/company/mobility_program.jhtml
     Saturn vehicle reimbursements of up to $1,000 for vehicle modifications

Volkswagen Mobility Access Program
P.O. Box 214378
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-9975
Phone: 1-800-444-8987
    Volkswagen vehicle reimbursements of up to $1,000 for vehicle
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Videos

The Road to Independence: Adapted Driving Options
The Assistive Technology Center
Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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CHAPTER 14: Internet Resources
Why the Internet? The answer is because the Internet has dramatically increased
access to information, research, and support for everyone, and individuals with
disabilities are no exception. Indeed, the “information superhighway” is unique
because it makes the world more accessible to everyone. The Internet is a well-
equipped tool for obtaining information because there are thousands of web
sites, databases, mailing lists, chat rooms, and other online resources related to
various aspects of disabilities. One thing to keep in mind when navigating the
Net—resources found on the Internet can vary in terms of accuracy, usefulness,
quality and user-friendliness. One way to begin checking into the quality of
information on a given site is to first check Disability Resources’ online FAQ’s
(Frequently Asked Questions) for guidance on evaluating a site (“Evaluating
Disability Information on the Internet,” which is at the following web site address:
www.disabilityresources.org/EVALUATE.html).

The Internet also provides a wealth of self-help information related to managing
one’s own health. Some of this kind of information on the Internet is accurate,
and some of it is not accurate. Therefore, keep in mind that obtaining information
about your health via the Net should not replace, but rather augment, the advice
of a medical professional and/or comprehensive physical exam.

If you are new to the Net, consider starting your searching by going to
www.learnthenet.com. A variety of web sites have been compiled here for those
just beginning to access information via the Internet.

This chapter is designed to assist not only the person with a disability in
accessing resources on the Internet, but also family members of people with
disabilities, caregivers, rehabilitation professionals, and anyone who would like to
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Chat Sites
If you are interested in real-time conversation with a real person, you might want
to visit a chat site. There are countless topics and groups available. You can
decide to chat in a public auditorium or in a private room for you and another
guest. (See pages 263,265)


Disability and Rehabilitation Sites

Able Data
http://www.abledata.org
     Online database that contains descriptions and ordering information for
        over 24,000 assistive devices

CanDo.com
http://www.cando.com
     Well designed web site for anyone with a disability
     Offers news, shopping, and adaptive tools and accessories

Craig Hospital
Rocky Mountain Model Spinal Cord Injury System
http://www.craighospital.org/SCI/default.asp
     Outstanding set of modular educational tracts covering a variety of topics
        from Osteoporosis to medications, fatigue, spasticity, personal care
        assistants, and many more
     Also features a health assessment profile for individuals with spinal cord
        injury called the WRAP (Wellness and Risk Assessment Profile)

Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Shepherd Hospital
http://www.shepherd.org/shepherdhomepage.nsf/Home?OpenForm
     This site offers links to information on services, resources, education and
        research, giving and volunteering, news and events, as well as a link
        called “My Vital Connections” provided by Shepherd Hospital

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
http://www.northwestern.edu/spine/
     This site has a unique pictoral representation of the continuum of patient
        care for individuals with spinal cord injury

Mount Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury System
http://www.mssm.edu/rehab/spinal/
     Offers a description of Mount Sinai’s programs for SCI rehabilitation and
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National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
(NICHCY)
http://www.nichcy.org
     Web site devoted to providing information on disabilities for families,
        educators and other professionals that focuses on children and youth
        (birth to age 22)
     Services include personal responses to specific questions, publications,
        referrals to other disability organizations, and information searches of their
        own library and databases
     Information also provided in Spanish

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
http://www.naric.com
     This organization is funded by the National Institute on Disability and
        Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to serve anyone, professional or
        layperson, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation
     This site contains information regarding literature, organizations, and
        research in 5 databases and lists projects funded by NIDRR

New Mobility
http://www.newmobility.com
     Well established cross-disability magazine containing useful articles and a
        virtual online community

Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
http://www.metrohealth.org/clinical/norscis/
     This site contains a wealth of information about how NORSCIS is assisting
        people with Spinal Cord Injury

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
University of Washington
http://depts.washington.edu/rehab/sci/
     This site provides useful information and links to other sites of interest for
        people with Spinal Cord Injury
     Resources include an SCI Forum, an SCI Update newsletter, and SCI
        Pamphlets

Ourtools.com
http://www.ourtools.com
     Interactive web site providing a mix of information, resources, references,
        product presentations, and online discussion groups to people with
        physical limitations and their caregivers
     Offers solutions to help people lead an active lifestyle
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Rehab International
http://www.rehab-international.org
     A federation of national and international organizations working for the
        “prevention of disability, the rehabilitation of people with disabilities and
        the equalization of opportunities within society.”
     Composed of 200 organizations in 90 nations across the world

Employment Related Sites (See Chapter 9)

California Department of Rehabilitation
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
     The mission of the California Department of Rehabilitation is to “assist
        Californians with disabilities to obtain and retain employment and
        maximize their ability to live independently in the community”
     This web site provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act
        (ADA) and other services of the Department of Rehabilitation including
        education, vocational training, and job announcements

Careerpath
http://www.careerpath.com
     This site offers links for the following: finding jobs, posting and sending an
        electronic version of your resume, being alerted to jobs that might interest
        you, receiving advice and resources, and information about career fairs

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/
     This site includes a host of resources and information regarding the
         employability of individuals with disabilities

The Monster Board
http://www.monster.com
     This site provides links to career advice, networking, posting resumes,

National Job Opportunities—Diversity Direct
http://www.jwtworks.com
     This site is a listing of professional job openings from over a dozen major
        national corporations
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NOVA
http://www.novapic.org
     NOVA Private Industry Council is a federally funded employment and
        training agency, administered by the City of Sunnyvale
     Formed in 1983 by six northern Santa Clara County cities (Sunnyvale,
        Cupertino, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto) who
        created a North Valley Job Training Consortium (NOVA)
     They serve needing recruitment and out-placement assistance, displaced
        workers desiring retraining or job searching, and workers with special
        needs

Government Sites

ADA Home Page (U.S. Department of Justice)
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
     Provides information for businesses and individuals on ADA publications,
        ADA business briefs, design standards, and ADA regulations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov
     Maintain an information web site that includes a link to a Disabilities
        WebPage, which discusses a range of disabilities, including TBI, hearing
        loss, and vision impairment

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov
     Educates seniors and other Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries about their
        options

Medline
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/databases_medline.html
     National Library of Medicine’s database of indexed journal citations and
        abstracts covering nearly 4,500 journals published in the United States
        and more than 70 other countries
     Available for online searching since 1971, the database includes
        references to articles indexed from 1966 to the present

National Council on Disability
http://www.ncd.gov
     An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President
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Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/home.shtml
     Charged with developing, analyzing, evaluating, and coordinating Health &
        Human Services policies and programs which support the independence,
        productivity, health, and long-term care needs of children, working age
        adults, and older persons with disabilities

Internet Indexes
Indexes (also called Meta sites) are guides to other web sites. Most indexes are
organized by topic and include clickable links to the sites they list. The following
indexes are useful in identifying and organizing the wealth of on-line resources
for people with disabilities.
http://www.disabledperson.com/recruitability.asp

DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
http://www.disabilityresources.org
     Constantly growing guide to the best disability resources online
     Separate pages on over 400 disability related topics, as well as individual
        guides to agencies and organizations in each of the 50 states

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.org
     The federal government’s gateway to health and medical information
     Directs the user to selected online publications, databases, web sites,
        support and self-help groups, and government agencies as well as non-
        profit organizations that offer reliable information

National Institutes of Health
http://health.nih.gov/
     Provides information on where to go to learn more about hundreds of
        diseases
     Links to many other useful resources

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
     Official site of the National Library of Medicine offers access to more than
        40 online databases
     Provides a direct link to Medline, which contains references to numerous
        medical papers and abstracts
     Information tends to be technical in nature, but it is very current and
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Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
University of Alabama at Birmingham
http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu
     Organizes and links to a wealth of resources such as books,
        organizations, and other web sites on various topics related to Spinal Cord
        Injury
     Topics include subject areas such as medical, international and rehab
        centers, and type of content, which include publications, audiovisuals and
        listings by states and organizations

SCI Information and Resources Ring
http://q.webring.com/hub?ring=spinalcordinjur1
     Links SCI web pages together for easier Internet navigation

Legal/Policy/Advocacy Related Sites

Alexander Law Firm
http://consumerlawpage.com/article/trabrain.shtml
     Law firm located in San Jose specializing in personal injury, negligence,
        toxic chemicals, and corporate law.
     This web site is an article describing brain injury and includes the Glasgow
        Coma Scale, the Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning for
        TBI, how brain injuries occur, the life changes that can happen, and
        definition of the various rehabilitation professionals

Allexperts.com
http://www.allexperts.com
     Interesting, award-winning web site which enables one to ask questions of
        volunteer experts on a variety of subjects including legal, medical, careers,
        women’s and men’s issues, travel, education, arts &entertainment, and
        much more. Answers are provided within three days

Allsup, inc
http://www.allsupinc.com
     Jim Allsup created Allsup, inc. in 1984, which is the first private company
        in America to help people obtain Social Security Disability Insurance
        benefits.
     Their financing program also offers people with disabilities access to loans
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Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org
     The Brain Injury Association of America (BIA) is a nonprofit organization
        dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with brain injury and
        their families as well as promoting prevention of brain injury
     The web site offers information, education, advocacy, support, and
        prevention
     The BIA consists of 42 state associations, 200 chapters, and over 800
        support groups across the U.S.

Brain Injury Center
http://www.braincenter.org
     This “doorway to information” is opened to you by the Brain Injury
        Association of Kentucky
     The web site provides an introduction to brain injury, a family in crisis,
        attitude of recovery, and TBI resources

Brain Injury Law Group
http://www.tbilaw.com
     The Brain Injury Law Group is a community of plaintiff’s trial lawyers
        across the U.S. serving the rights of persons with TBI
     The web site provides an 800 number to assist survivors of TBI in locating
        a lawyer specializing in brain injury in the state where they were injured
     Also features articles, information, and graphics about TBI

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
http://www.cfilc.org
     Originated as a peer support mechanism, and now contains a directory of
        54 California Independent Living Centers
     Each Independent Living Center provides protection and advocacy
        services, legal services, independent living skills classes, personal
        counseling, housing referrals, personal assistant services, and support
        groups

Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
http://www.disabilitypolicycenter.org
     Provides public education, leadership development and training, technical
        assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research
        and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities
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Disability Advocacy Clinic (DAC)
http://www.disabilityac.com
     A “cyber office” which provides non-attorney representatives (paralegals)
        to assist in SSI and Social Security Disability cases in New Mexico,
        Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and California
     DAC provides a “gateway” between the Social Security Administration and
        claimants with disabilities
     Included in the web site are frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) regarding
        SSI and Social Security Disability, DAC profile, DAC staff, litigation, DAC
        links, and DAC history

DisabilityInfo.gov
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov
     This site provides access to government sponsored disability-related
        information and programs on numerous subjects, including civil rights,
        community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support,
        technology, and transportation
     This site is the result of the New Freedom Initiative which directed federal
        agencies to build a one-stop inter-agency portal for people with
        disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and community
        members

Disability Law Knowledge Management System
http://www.disability-laws.org/
     This is a web site that provides access to the ADA Collection of more than
        6,000 documents organized into 9 categories which include employment,
        communication, transportation, and facility access

Disability Resources
http://www.disabilityresources.org
     Nonprofit organization that monitors, reviews, and reports on disability
        information resources every day
     Disseminates this information to libraries, disability organizations, health
        and social service professionals, consumers, and family members

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
http://www.dralegal.org
     National and international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting
        and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities
     Operated by, and established for people with disabilities, DRA pursues its
        mission through research, education, and legal advocacy




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Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
http://www.dredf.org
     National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the
        civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation,
        advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys,
        advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with
        disabilities

Epilepsy Foundation
http://www.efa.org
     National non-profit, charitable organization of volunteers that works for
        people affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy, and
        service
     Web site discusses current news and publications, research, programs
        and services, and kid’s club

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
http://www.caregiver.org
     An organization which serves families and caregivers of people with brain
        impairment through education, research, services, and advocacy
     Online interactive services include a support group for caregivers, problem
        solving consultation, and “Ask FCA”

Goldin & Sharp Lawyers
http://www.brain-injuries-law.com
     Web site designed to help brain injury survivors and families by providing
        free information to the public explaining brain injury litigation
     Located in San Diego, CA

Government Help via DOR/SS
http://library.findlaw.com/1997/Jun/1/129727.html
     Gives you some perspective as to how SS/DOR can help you

Head Injury Hotline
http://www.headinjury.com
     Web site started by survivors of brain injury in 1985
     Provides a list of brain injury rehab facilities, a rehab checklist,
        understanding brain injury, a lawyer checklist, advocacy, goal setting,
        problem solving, library, chat, and TBI services and support groups

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
http://www.civilrights.org
     Serves as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute general civil
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National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
http://www.napas.org
     Voluntary national membership association of protection and advocacy
        systems and client assistance programs.
     Assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and
        performance of its members in providing quality, legally-based advocacy
        services

Neurotrauma Law Nexus
http://www.neurolaw.com
     An information resource for understanding the legal system’s involvement
        in brain and spinal cord injury cases
     Web site discusses the role of the neurolawyer, understanding brain and
        spinal cord injury, medico-legal issues, and glossary of terms
     Provided through the courtesy of the law offices of Fick and Petty

Protection and Advocacy, Inc
http://www.pai-ca.org
     Nonprofit agency that advances the human and legal rights of persons
        with disabilities
     Research and Training Center on Managed Health Care and Disability at
        ILRU

TASH
http://www.tash.org
     An international association of people with disabilities, their family
        members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in
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Leisure, Mobility, Recreation, and Travel Sites
Accessible Journeys
http://www.disabilitytravel.com
     Designs custom, wheelchair accessible vacations and escorts groups on
        accessible cruises and tours exclusively for slow walkers, wheelchair
        travelers, their families and their friends

Accessible Travel
http://www.mossresourcenet.org/travel.htm
     Provided by MossRehab ResourceNet, this is an information service for
        the traveler with a disability. It includes travel tips, travel agencies,
        information on airlines, trains and buses, hotels/motels, van and car rental
        companies, government resources, newsgroups, and mailing lists

Emerging Horizons
http://www.emerginghorizons.com
     Online newsletter about accessible travel
     Consumer oriented newsletter-accepts no advertising to present an
        unbiased view of accessible travel options
     Features foreign and domestic destinations, accessible lodging,
        recreation, travel tips, and lots of resources

Follow Me Outdoors
http://www.angelfire.com/tx/followmeoutdoors/
     Site listing fun activities and recreational resources

GORP (Great Outdoors Recreational Program)
http://www.gorp.com/gorp/eclectic/disabled.htm
     Provides information on outdoor resources for people with disabilities

Half the Planet.com
http://www.halftheplanet.com
     Provides access to goods, services, and information related to the
        practical demands of living with a disability
     Offers a wide range of services including e-commerce, classified
        advertising, chat, bulletin boards, links, and archives designed for the
        disabled community




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Mobility International USA
http://www.miusa.org
     Aims to empower people with disabilities through international exchange,
        information, technical assistance, and training
     Also works to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in
        international exchange and development programs

Transportation Safety
http://www.rercwts.pitt.edu/
     Conducts research aimed at improving the safety of wheelchair users who
        remain seated in their wheelchairs while using public and private motor
        vehicles

Wheelchair Net
http://www.wheelchairnet.org/index2.html
     A virtual community for people who have a common interest in wheelchair
        technology and its improvement and successful application

Wired on Wheels
http://www.wiredonwheels.com
     An Internet organization that rates restaurants around the county for
        accessibility

Medical Sites

Mayo Health Clinic Health Oasis
http://www.mayohealth.org
     Site operated by the Mayo Clinic
     Guide with information on topics such as Diseases and Conditions,
        Treatment Decisions, Healthy Living, and Health Tools

Medicine Net
http://www.medicinenet.com
     This site features a medical dictionary and an index of diseases and
        treatments
     Edited for the general public’s use by doctors

Medline Plus (PubMed, Internet Grateful Med)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
     National Library of Medicine provides two free systems to search medical
        topics in the MEDLINE database, where about 11 million references and
        abstracts can be found




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Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/home
     Consumer friendly health news web site that provides access to medical
        information and news in an easy to read manner

Pharmaceutical Information Network
http://pharminfo.8media.org/
     The glossary on this site provides definitions for common and uncommon
        maladies, as well as links to other sources

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug.htm
     This site is run by the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
     Provides information on newly approved prescription drugs, as well as
        those sold over the counter

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com
     One of many sites that provide medical information on a host of different
        topics
     Also consists of community groups which are linked by common interests
     Site allows you to ask medical questions, but always check with your
        doctor before trying a new treatment or remedy

Online Resume/Job Bank Sites
The following organizations offer online resume posting and/or job listings for
individuals with disabilities via their websites:

Independent Bank
http://www.ind-bank.org

New Mobility’s Jobline
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SCI Specific Sites

American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
http://asia-spinalinjury.org
     Multidisciplinary organization whose membership is composed of
        physicians and allied health professionals specifically involved in spinal
        cord injury management

Christopher and Dana Reeve Resource Center
http://www.paralysis.org
     Aims at becoming the national clearinghouse of paralysis-related materials
        on topics such as active living, travel, caregivers, tools, and technology

Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care, and Cure
http://www.fscip.org/index.html
     An educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal
        cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research
     Aims to improve the quality of care for persons with serious spinal cord
        injuries and to raise funds that support the search for a cure

Model Spinal Cord Injury System Dissemination Center
http://www.mscisdisseminationcenter.org/
     Aims to establish, maintain, and disseminate a bibliography of the
        academic publications of the MSCIS Centers

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
http://www.spinalcord.org
     Connects the world of SCI and unites available support and resources
        together
     Individuals living with SCI can read about others who successfully faced
        the same challenges

Paralinks
http://www.paralinks.net
     The electronic magazine for people with spinal cord injury

Paralyzed Veterans of America
http://www.pva.org
     Provides links to other SCI related sites, as well as information about the
        organization and its activities




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Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
http://www.tbi-sci.org
     Homepage for the Model System for TBI & SCI at Santa Clara Valley
        Medical Center
     Web site contains information on the TBI and SCI Projects including
        community activities, peer support, research, and resources
     The TBIRD (Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory) and SCI-FYI
        (Spinal Cord Injury-For Your Information) can be accessed through this

SCI Connection
http://www.sciconnection.com

SCI Questions Answered About Life After Injury
http://www.disaboom.com

Speak with others with SCI conditions/ Finding Medical Supplies
http://www.myspace.com/xtrememedical

Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
http://www.spinalinjury.net/
     Offers a wide range of information helping to explain basic anatomy,
        physiology, and the complications resulting from a spinal cord injury

Spinewire
http://www.spinewire.com
     Web page made exclusively for the SCI community
     Features many current articles and SCI-related news pieces

Wheelweb.com
http://www.wheelweb.com
     Site contains a wealth of relevant information for individuals with spinal
        cord injury

Regeneration and Research
The following websites feature SCI cure-related information, such as the latest in
regeneration research efforts, trials, experimental drug treatment for spinal cord
injury, etc.

Cure Paralysis Now
http://www.cureparalysis.org

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
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Spinal Cord Society
http://users.aol.com/scsweb

TBI Specific Sites

Brain Train
http://www.brain-train.com
     This web site provides cognitive retraining software that can be purchased
     Volume 1: Basic Cognitive Skills contains 55 computer programs designed
        to assist in remedying cognitive and behavioral deficits (Available in
        Spanish and English) Volume 2: Vocational Readiness consists of 15
        programs designed to provide a bridge between cognitive rehabilitation
        and vocational training
     Articles written by Judith Falconer, Ph.D. are provided to support survivors
        and families

Center for Neuro Skills TBI Resource Guide
http://www.neuroskills.com
     The TBI Resource Guide from CNS is a main source of information,
        services, and products relating to traumatic brain injury, brain injury
        recovery, and post-acute rehabilitation
     New on the web site is a virtual tour of the CNS brain injury rehab facilities
     Web site features “Inside View” online newsletter and book of the week

Claudia Osborn
http://www.claudiaosborn.com
     Web site featuring Claudia Osborn, D.O., author of Over My Head, an
        inspiring autobiography that describes the rebuilding of herself following a
        traumatic brain injury
     Includes a biography, description and review of her book as well as an
        order form, and her calendar and lecture schedule
     Dr. Osborn conducts many speaking engagements around the country

Dr. Diane’s Health-Helper
http://www.drdiane.com
     Web site for Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., author of Coping with Mild
        Traumatic Brain Injury
     She is a psychologist who sustained a stroke and two traumatic brain
        injuries and is a professional speaker who conducts presentations and
        workshops on a variety of health topics
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Link2Care
http://www.link2care.net
     A new internet program to support family caregivers by providing online
        information, services, and connections to caregiving families on demand,
        utilizing existing community services
     Will provide access to a personal profile and action plan, an information
        library, consultation with medical and legal experts, moderated support
        groups, and a database of local resources
     Family Caregiver Alliance administers Link2Care

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
http://www.neuro.pmr.vcu.edu
     Traumatic Brain Injury web site produced by the Virginia Commonwealth
        University/Medical College of Virginia
     Includes guides for survivors, families; caregivers, and friends; living and
        working productively; and rehabilitation providers
     Also provides TBI frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), chat with Pat, and
        a directory of experts

PEAT (Planning and Execution Assistant and Training System)
http://www.brainaid.com
     Web site that discusses PEAT, a handheld cognitive orthotic device
        available from Attention Control Systems, Inc.

Rehab International
http://www.rehab-international.org
     A federation of national and international organizations working for the
        “prevention of disability, the rehabilitation of people with disabilities and
        the equalization of opportunities within society.”
     Rehab International is composed of 200 organizations in 90 nations
        across the world

Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
http://www.tbi-sci.org
     Homepage for the Model System at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in
        San Jose, CA that is federally funded by NIDRR for people with brain or
        spinal cord injuries
     Web site contains information on the TBI and SCI Projects including
        community activities, peer support, research, and resources
     The TBIRD (Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory), SCI-FYI (Spinal
        Cord Injury-For Your Information) and R.O.B.O.T (Resource Options for
        “Back on Track…To Success” Mentoring Program) can be accessed
        through this site
     Links are also available to the COMBI, Project Enable, InterAct newsletter,
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Research and Training Center on Community Integration
http://www.mssm.edu/tbinet
     RTC is federally funded by NIDRR to complete research, share
        information on improving the lives of individuals with TBI, and provide
        training based on research
     RTC is located in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Mount
        Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
     Included in this site are frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about TBI,
        resources and publications, research information, links to other TBI web
        sites, and writing and advice from people with TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
http://www.tbindc.org
     Homepage for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems funded through
        the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and
        Rehabilitative Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
        Research
     Site includes an introduction and links to the model systems, publications,
        current research, and a Facts and Figures newsletter

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory (TBIRD)
http://www.tbi-sci.org/tbird
     Web site for the TBIRD, an online directory of resources intended for use
        by anyone who is looking for services for persons with traumatic brain
        injury in Northern California
     It is produced by the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley
        Medical Center and funded by the National Institute on Disability and
        Rehabilitation Research and the Firedoll foundation

Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide
http://www.tbiguide.com
     Online TBI guide written by Glen Johnson, Ph.D., clinical
        neuropsychologist from Michigan
     Easy to read chapters for the layperson include common indicators of a
        head injury, understanding how the brain works, coping with common
        problems, dealing with doctors, emotional stages of recovery, returning to
        school, when will I get better, and who are all these professionals




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While You are Waiting
http://www.waiting.com
     Waiting.com is the work of those whose lives have been changed by brain
        Injury and is designed by Becca Ltd. And brought to you as a service by
        the Brain Injury Law Office
     Web page is directed toward individuals waiting while someone is in a
        coma and provides information about brain injury, the ICU Guide, the
        “bridge from despair” including the grief process and testimonials,
        frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about prognosis, legal issues, what to
        expect at discharge, support and resources

Talk City
http://www.talkcity.com
     Web site completely devoted to chatting

TBI Chat Room
http://www.tbichat.org

http://www.braininjurychat.org

http://www.tbihome.org

      This chat room is open to brain injury survivors, caregivers, family, and
       friends and is monitored by Chat Room Operators
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Chapter 15: Assistive Technology Resources
Assistive technology is a broad term referring to the application of technology
that assists individuals with disabilities achieve independence by providing
access to computers, communication devices, and environmental controls.
Assistive technology can enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities by
expanding educational and employment options, as well as assisting individuals
with disabilities with aspects of daily life

Specific equipment consists of high tech tools to help individuals with disabilities
overcome physical obstacles and may include assistive devices such as
specialized computer keyboards, software, joysticks, interactive touch screens,
hands-free voice recognition systems, customized switches and other appliances

The first step in determining which type of equipment is appropriate for you is to
be evaluated by a professional to determine your individual technology needs,
abilities, and goals in your environment. Your physical limitations and the skills
necessary to use strategies and devices will all be taken into consideration
before recommendations for specific equipment are made

The organizations listed below can provide you with information on evaluation
and training for assistive technology, as well as specific devices available for
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Abledata
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Springs, MD 20910
Phone: 1-800-227-0216
TTY: 1-301-608-8912
Fax: 1-301-608-8958
E-Mail: abledata@orcmacro.com
http://www.abledata.com/
     Provides an extensive collection of commercially available assistive
        technology aids and devices

Ablenet
2808 Fairview Avenue North
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 1-800-322-0956 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-651-294-2200 (Outside U.S.)
Fax: 1-651-294-2259 (Business) or 1-651-294-2222 (Orders)
E-Mail: customerservice@ablenetinc.com
http://www.ablenetinc.com/
     Designs and manufactures simple to use technology
     No assessments

Accent on Info
P.O. Box 700
Bloomington, IL 61702
Phone: 1-309-378-2961
Fax: 1-309-378-4420
E-Mail: acntlvn@aol.com
    Publishes magazine 4 times a year; $12.00 subscription
    Sells books and other products
    Provides information on consumer products

Access to Disability Data (NIDRR)
InfoUse
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 216
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 1-510-549-6520
TTY: 1-510-549-6523
Fax: 1-510-549-6512
www.infouse.com/disabilitydata
     Web site that provides data, resources, and information on relevant
       organizations as well as on accessibility issues




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Adaptive Device Locator System
AdaptWorld.com, Inc.
3504 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 1-859-552-1020 or 1-859-552-1040 (Sales)
Fax: 1-253-799-4012
http://www.adaptworld.com/
     Provides information about assistive technology products from a variety of
        companies to assist people with disabilities with aspects of daily living

Adaptz.com
http://www.adaptz.com
     Web site dedicated to providing information on insurance options such as
        social security, unemployment, mortgage, etc. for persons with disabilities

Assistivetech
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture
490 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0156
Toll-Free: 800-726-9119 (voice/tty)
Phone: 404-894-1414 (voice)
Fax: 404-894-9320
Email: catea@coa.gatech.edu
http://www.assistivetech.net/
     Partners who offer a searchable database of accessible technology
        designed to help target solutions, determine costs, and link to vendors that
        sell products for people with disabilities

Assistive Technology (AT) Network
1029 “J” Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-325-1690
TTY: 1-916-325-1695
Fax: 1-916-325-1699
E-Mail: info@atnet.org
http://www.atnet.org/
     Information and referral network that provides free information on devices
        for daily living and assistive technology funding resources, service
        providers/suppliers, and community resources




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Augmentative Communication News
One Surf Way, #237
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-649-3050
Fax: 1-831-646-5428
E-Mail: info@augcominc.com
http://www.augcominc.com/acn.html
     Publishes two newsletters
     Provides information and referral services

CanDo
http://www.cando.com
     Specializes in web-and desktop-application development in support of
        new business ideas, ventures, or test programs

Center for Accessible Technology
2547 8th Street, 12-A
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 1-510-841-3224
TTY: 1-510-841-5621
Fax: 1-510-841-7956
E-Mail: info1@cforat.org
http://www.cforat.org/
     Provides computer access evaluations
     Offers a resource and training center
     Web site includes disability resources, news and events, and articles of
        interest to people with disabilities

Center for Accessible Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture
490 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0156
Phone 404-894-4960 (V/TTY)
Fax 404-894-9320
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Center for Assistive Technology
Project Link
University at Buffalo
322 Stockton Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
Phone: 1-800-628-2281 or 1-716-829-3141
Fax: 1-716-829-3217
http://cat.buffalo.edu/index.php
     Application of assistive devices
     Identify devices for individuals
     Information and referral

Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC)
1150 Laurel Lane, #184
P.O. Box 4310
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 1-805-549-7420
TDD: 1-805-549-7424
Fax: 1-805-549-7423
E-Mail: slomortola@aol.com
http://www.ccatc.org/
     Non-profit center that performs evaluations (OT,SP, and Rehab
        technicians)

Clearing House for Specialized Media and Technology
State Department of Education
1430 “N” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-323-5715
E-Mail: edtech@cde.ca.gov
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/et/rs/
     Educational catalog of services, devices, and resources for K-12

Closing the Gap
526 Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Henderson, MN 56044
Phone: 1-507-248-3294
Fax: 1-507-248-3810
E-Mail: info@closingthegap.com
http://www.closingthegap.com/
     Publishes a bi-monthly newsletter providing information $34.00/yr
     Publishes a resource directory $16.95
     Annual conference held in October




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Crestwood Communication Aids
P.O. Box 090107
Milwaukee, WI 53209-0107
Phone: 1-414-352-5678
Fax: 1-414) 352-5679
E-Mail: crestcomm@aol.com
http://www.communicationaids.com/
     Information on products
     Merchandise catalog

Davies Medical Center
Castro & Duboce Streets
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 1-415-600-0200
http://www.cpmc.org/services/rehabcenter/
     Outpatient occupational therapy and rehabilitation
     Aptitude testing

Department of Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 944222
2000 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 1-916-263-8981
TTY: 1-916-263-7477
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/
     Provides employment services and assistive technology evaluations for
        people with disabilities

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers
555 12th Street, Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94607-4046
Phone: 1-510-285-5600 V/TTY
Fax: 1-510-285-5614
E-Mail: adatech@pdbtac.com
http://www.pacdbtac.org
     Acts as a “one-stop” central, comprehensive Resource on ADA issues in
        employment, public services, public accommodations, and
        communications




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Disability Resource Catalog
Program Development Associates
P.O. Box 2038
Syracuse, NY 13220-2038
Phone: 1-800-543-2119 or 1-315-452-0643
Fax: 1-315-452-0710
E-Mail: info@disabilitytraining.com
http://www.disabilitytraining.com/
     An online catalog of ideas, training and solutions, publications, and
        resources for the disabled

Family Center on Technology and Disability
Academy for Educational Development
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20009-5721
Phone: 1-202-884-8068
Fax: 1-202-884-8441
E-Mail: fctd@aed.org
http://www.fctd.info/
     Offers a range of information and services on the subject of assistive
        technology

Foundation Center for Grants and Philanthropists
Headquarters:
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Phone: 1-212-620-4230 or 1-800-424-9836
Fax: 1-212-807-3677
http://fdncenter.org/

San Francisco Office:
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 1-415-397-0902
http://www.fdncenter.org/sanfrancisco
     Provide information on funding sources for non-profit organizations




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Information Technology Technical Assistance & Training Center (ITTATC)
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Institute of Technology
490 10th Street NW ·
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 1-866-948-8282
Fax: 1-404-894-9320
Email: ittatc@ittatc.org
http://www.ittatc.org/
     Provides accessibility training and technical assistance related to the
        Rehabilitation and Telecommunications Acts

Lekotek
3204 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 1-800-366-PLAY or 1-773-276-5164 x102
Fax: 1-773-276-8644
E-Mail: lekotek@lekotek.org
http://www.lekotek.org
     Provides information on locating assistive devices and adapted toys

Leon S. Peters Rehab Center
2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 1-559-459-3957
http://www.communitymedical.org
     Acute inpatient and outpatient evaluations

Mobility Engineering
Sonoma Developmental Center
15000 Arnold Drive
Eldridge, CA 95431
Phone: 1-707-938-6000
TTY: 1-707-938-6548
http://www.dds.ca.gov/Sonoma/Sonoma.cfm
     Must be Developmental Center clients
     Adaptive devices
     Assessments
     Focus on wheelchairs




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National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education
Box 357920
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 1- 866-968-2223 (Toll Free Voice)
TTY: 1-866-866-0162 (Toll Free TTY)
Local Voice and TTY: 1-206-616-2223)
Fax: 1-206-543-4779
Email: accessit@u.washington. edu
http://www.washington.edu/accessit/index.php
     Promotes the use of electronic and information technology for students
        and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic
        levels

REACH Resource Center for Independent Living
1205 Lake Street
Fort Worth,TX 76102-4501
Phone: 1-817- 870-9082
TTY: 1-817-870-9086 TTY
Metro: 1-817-654-9614
Fax: 1-817-877-1622
Email: reachftw@reachcils.org
http://www.reachcils.org/
     Newsletter
     Information and referral
     Advocacy
     Counseling
     Social / recreational activities
     Skills training,etc.
     Technical Assistance in complying with the ADA

RehabTool.com
P.O. Box 572190
Houston, Texas 77257
Phone: 1-281-531-6106
Fax: 1-281-531-6406
E-Mail: info@rehabtool.com
http://www.rehabtool.com
     Builds augmentative and alternative communication devices, computer
        access equipment, multilingual speech synthesis and voice recognition
        software, on-screen keyboards, and cognitive rehabilitation tools
     Free product searches and referrals, Quarterly Newsletter




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RESNA
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1903
Phone: 1-703-524-6686
TTY: 1-703-524-6639
Fax: 1-703-524-6630
http://www.resna.org
     Information and technical assistance

Sacramento Area Easter Seals Society
3205 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 1-916-485-6711
Fax: 1-916-485-2653
http://superiorca.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=CASU_homepage
      Offers programs, services, evaluations, and assessments in support of
       people with disabilities

Technical Aid Facilitation (TAF)
Tetra Society of North America
Box 27, Suite A304 Plaza of Nations
770 Pacific Boulevard South
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA V6B 5E7
Phone: 1-604-688-6464 or 1-877-688-8762
Fax: 1-604-688-6463
E-Mail: info@tetrasociety.org
http://www.tetrasociety.org/
     Offers Assistive devices that cannot be found commercially

Tech Connections
CATEA
490 Tenth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 1-800-726-9119
Fax: 1-404-894-9320
E-Mail: techconnections@catea.org
http://www.techconnections.org
     A one-stop resource for information on assistive technology designed to
        accommodate people with disabilities in the workplace and in everyday life
        activities




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Trace Research & Development Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2107 Engineering Centers Bldg.
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 1-608-262-6966
TTY: 1-608-263-5408
Fax: 1-608-262-8848
E-mail: info@trace.wisc.edu
http://trace.wisc.edu/
     Information database of resources, news and events, and discussions on
         assistive technology

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
    UCP provides information for people with disabilities
    Catalogs on assistive technology

National Office
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-800-872-5827 or 1-202-776-0406
TTY: 1-202-973-7197
Fax: 1-202-776-0414
http://www.ucp.org/

UCP of the Golden Gate
1970 Broadway, Suite 115
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-832-7430
Fax: 1-510-839-1329
E-mail: info@ucpgg.org
http://www.ucpgg.org

Central California Office
4224 N. Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726-3700
Phone: 1-559-221-8272
Fax: 1-559-221-9347
E-mail: donp@ccucp.org
http://www.ccucp.org




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Greater Sacramento Office
191 Lathrop Way, Suite N
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 1-916-565-7700
Fax: 1-916-565-7773
E-mail: ucp@ucpsacto.org
http://www.ucpsacto.org

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Office
512 E. Maude Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4431
Phone: 1-408-737-7112
E-mail: ucp@ucpscsm.org
http://www.ucpscsm.org

San Joaquin County Office
333 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Suite 1
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 956-0290
Fax: (209) 956-0294
E-mail: jschumacher@ucpsj.org
http://www.ucpsj.org

Stanislaus County Office
1213 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: (209) 577-2122
Fax: (209) 577-2392
E-mail: rlonczak@ucpstan.org
http://www.ucpstan.org

Universal Design Education Materials Online
http://www.udeducation.org
     Supports educators and students in their teaching and study of universal
        design

Web Accessibility Initiative
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
MIT/CSAIL, Building 32-G530
32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 1-617-253-2613
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
     Pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work:
        technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and
        development


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Whirlwind Wheelchair International
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 251
San Francisco, CA 94132-4163
Phone: 1-415.338.6277
Fax: 1-415.338.1290
E-mail: whirlwind@sfsu.edu
http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/standards.htm
     Wheelchair mobility and seating
     Develop prototypes for individuals with special needs

Worldwide Disability Solution Group
Apple Computer
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-996-1010
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
     Information and guide to products for people with disabilities




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Chapter 16: Support Groups
This chapter lists the current known support groups for people with disabilities as
of the date of this ROBOT. Because groups are constantly changing and new
groups are forming, a few good ways to find a support group is to do the
following: First, call the contact numbers of the groups that are listed in this
chapter. Second, call the resources listed in Chapter 17

It has been our experience in referring people to these groups that some of them
have somewhat irregular schedules; it’s best to call the contact person(s) first to
check the schedule, to determine if this is the best group for yourself/family
member/friend/client, and to introduce yourself or the prospective member to the
facilitator so she or he will be expecting you or him or her at the meeting

There is an organization that refers individuals to support groups for a wide
variety of topics called the Bay Area Self-Help Network at 1-800-222-5465 or 1-
415-921-4044. Your local Independent Living Center will also have some type of
support group, though it may not be limited to individuals with disabilities.
Support groups offered through Independent Living Centers are usually open to
individuals with various disabilities

Most support groups are consumer oriented and provide peer support and
educational materials relevant to people with disabilities. Support groups can be
wonderful experiences for people with TBI and for family and friends: try them out

Please help us keep this information up to date. If you find that any information
has been changed, let us know by calling the Rehabilitation Research Center at
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Support Groups by County & City

Alameda County

Berkeley

Brain Injury Life-Skills Support Group
Dates & Time: Second and Fourth Thursdays at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Place: Call for location
Berkeley, Ca
Contact: 510-204-3307 to schedule a screening.

East Bay Head Injury Peer Group
 (survivors)
Meets twice a month, please call if interested
Rockridge Library
5366 College Ave
Oakland, Ca
Contact: Pamela Paradowski 510-433-9955

Head Injury and Stroke Support Group
Washington Hospital
2500 Mowry Ave
Fremont, Ca 94538 Suite 224
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month
From 1-2 :30pm
Contact : 510-797-1111 for more information

SCI Support Group – Berkeley
2001 Dwight Way @ Shattuck
Alta Bates Hospital Basement
Just 5 Blocks from Bart
Fourth Wednesday of each month
Contact: Anthony Bonet (banbointe@yahoo.com)

Castro Valley

Eden Hospital Stroke Support Group
Date & Time: Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Place: Eden Hospital (Castro Valley Room)
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Contact: Sylvia Dawson CCC
510-889-5064 x5251




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Oakland

East Bay Head Injury Peer Group
Date &Time: Meets twice a month. Please call if interested.
Place: Rockridge Library
5366 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Contact: Pamela Paradowski 510-433-9955

Contra Costa County

San Ramon

Head Injury Support Group
(Survivors and family)
Date & Time: Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30-9:00pm
Place: Call for meeting place
Contact: JoAnne Swift
925-443-4366
Call ahead to confirm dates
Mailing: 10120 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550

TBI Support Group
John Muir Therapy Center at Pleasant Hill, Hookston Square
Adults with TBI
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
From 7-8:30pm
Contact: Shari Scarborough in advance
925-947-4466 Ext 31806

Walnut Creek

Brain Tumor Group
Date &Time: Second & Fourth Wednesday of the month. Call for time.
Place: The San Francisco/East Bay Wellness Community
3276 McNutt Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Contact: Erika Maslan, MFCC
925-933-0107
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New Lift II Support Group (TBI survivors)
Date &Time: First & Third Monday of the month at 7:30-8:30pm
Place: John Muir Hospital
Outpatient Therapy Center
The Atrium
981 North Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Contact: Sheri Scarborough, Ph.D., 925-947-4466 x31806
Mailing: 75 Southwind Circle
Richmond, CA 94804

Fresno County
Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors & Families
Date & Time: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm
Place: Sierra Community Health Center
1925 East Dakota Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact: Jeff DiMarco 559-459-2773

Fresno Brain Tumor Support Group
Date & Time: Second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm-7:30 pm
Place: St. Agnes Cancer Center
7130 N. Millbrook
 Fresno, CA 93720
Contact: Paula Jordan 800-782-4637 or 450-449-2000

Head Injury Socialization Group
Date & Time: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 1:00pm-5:00 pm
Place: Total Awareness Head Trauma Center
Ted C. Wills Community Center
770 N. San Pablo
Fresno, CA 93728
Contact: 559-621-2946
Sponsor: City of Fresno Parks, Recreation & Community Services

Marin County

Support Group Class – San Rafael
Marin Center for Independent Living
710 Fourth St.
San Rafael, Ca
Every Tuesday at 5:30pm
Contact: 415-459-6245




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Children Living With Illness
First and Third Wednesday of the month
6:15-6:45pm Dinner
6:45-8pm Support Group for children and parents
Held at The Center for Attitudinal Healing
33 Buchanan St
Sausalito, Ca
Contact: Jimmy Pete at 415-331-6161 Ext 112
            For children who are ill, or have an ill sibling or an ill parent
            Parents group meets separately simultaneously

Bereavement Children for Children
Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month
6:15-6:45pm Dinner
6:45-8pm Support Group for children and parents
Held at The Center for Attitudinal Healing
33 Buchanan St
Sausalito, Ca
Contact: Jimmy Pete 415-331-6161 Ext 112
           For children who have suffered the loss of a close loved one
           Parents group meets simultaneously

Monterey County

Brain Injury Support Group
Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
From 6-7:30pm
Marina Public Library
190 Seaside Circle
Marina, Ca
Please contact Jennifer Ramirez for
More information 831-656-9913

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Salinas
Date & Time: Fourth Thursday of each month at 6-7:30 pm
Except: November and December it meets on the 3rd Thursday 6-7:30pm
Place: Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
450 East Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901
Cislini Conference Room #3
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Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Sand City
Date & Time: Fourth Thursday of each month at 6-7:30 pm
Except: November and December it meets on the 3rd Thursday 6-7:30pm
1855 East Ave. #A
Sand City, Ca
Phone: 831-899-2595
For more information you may contact Amanda Menefee at 831-656-9903

Sacramento County

Head Trauma Support Project
Call for Date, Time, and Place
Contact: Pam Logan
916-568-6660
Head Trauma Support Project
P.O. Box 215666
Sacramento, CA 95821
http://www.htsp.org/
     Weekly support meetings for survivors and family members

TBI Survivors (High Efficiency)
Call for Referral Pam Logan
1st Thursday of month 7-9pm
 Call: 916-568-6660

TBI Survivors (Moderate-Severe)
Every Thursday 7-9pm
3205 Hurley Way
Sacramento, Ca 95864-1853

TBI Caregivers
Every Thursday 7-9pm
Seperate Room from above
3205 Hurley Way
Sacramento, Ca 95864-1853

Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
Date: First Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
UC Davis Medical Center, Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
3rd Floor Conference Room 3015
4601 “X” Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Contact: Karen A. Smith, R.N.
916-734-5613
     Educational topics presented and educational materials available


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San Francisco County
Brainstorm (Survivor Socialization Group)
Date & Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm-5 pm
Every Monday at 10 am-4 pm
Janet Pomeroy Center
207 Skyline Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132
Contact: Terry Twitchell
415-665-4109 x1894
Cost: Call for dates and fees

Family Member Support Group
 (Parents and Caregivers)
Date &Time: Call for dates and times
Janet Pomeroy Center
207 Skyline Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132
Contact: Terry Twitchell
415-665-4109 x1894

Head Injury Support Group
Date & Time: Every Wednesday at 1 pm-2:30 pm. Please call first
Independent Living Resource Center
649 Mission Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact: Cheryl Price
415-543-6222 x183

San Francisco General Hospital BASIC Support Group
For survivors and caregivers
SF General Hospital, Bldg. 30
Medical Library
1001 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco, Ca 94110
Meets the first Thursday of every month 4-5pm
Contact Tara Croane for more information
415-437-3035

San Francisco TBI Network Support Group
Dates & Times: Call for dates and times
450 Stanyan Street
3 East Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94117
Contact: Nicole Jacobsen
 415-665-4109 x1728


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San Mateo County

Menlo Park

Mid-Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers
Dates & Time: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Please call for location
Contact: Bob or Marna Page
650-851-0925

STEPAHEAD Support Group for Families and Caregivers
Every Friday 1-2pm
Community Gatepath
1764 Marco Polo Way (1/2 block off Trousdale Dr.)
Burlingame, CA 94010
Contact: Lynn Del Bene
650-595-0783

Santa Clara County

Los Gatos

Caregiver and Stroke Support Group
Date & Time: Second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm
Place: Community Hospital of Los Gatos
Rehabilitation Center, Conference Room
Corner of Dardanelli Lane & Knowles
355 Dardanelli Ln
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Contact: 408-866-4020

Stroke Support Group Los-Gatos
Facilitator: Tammy Foley
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 2pm
Mission Oaks, 15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd.,
Los Gatos, Ca 95032
Cafeteria Conference area
Room 1 First Floor 408-559-2110

Menlo Park

Mid-Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers
Dates & Time: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Please call for location
Contact: Bob or Marna Page
Call:    650-851-0925


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Mountain View

Seizure Support Group
Date & Time: First Thursday of the month at 7:30-9 pm
Place: Park Pavillion, Meeting Room “K” El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
Contact: 650-940-7270
Palo Alto

Brain Tumor Support Group
Date & Time: Last Monday of the month at 7:30-9 pm; call first
Place: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Radiation/Oncology Department
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Contact: Joanie Taylor, RN at 1-650-343-4791
         Sharon Lamb, RN at 1-415-661-1442

PSA (Peninsula Stroke Association)
3801 Miranda Ave.
Palo Alto, Ca 94304
650-565-8485
E-Mail: Support@psastroke.org
http://www.psastroke.org

Peninsula Parkinson’s Support Group, INC
1170 Morse
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Call: 408-734-1593
Website: www.ppsg.org
    They sponsor support groups throughout Northern California
    Call for the meeting location and time nearest you

San Jose

Alum Rock Youth Center
137 N. White Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: 408-251-4449
Fax: 408-251-4433

Camden Community Center (Catalogs of recreation classes are available here)
3369 Union Ave
San Jose, Ca 95124
Phone: 408-369-6438
Fax: 408-559-1203

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Caregiver Spousal Support Group
Date & Time: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30-8 pm
Place: Cypress Senior Center
403 South Cypress Avenue (off Stevens Creek Boulevard)
San Jose, CA 95117
Contact: Dr. Penny Hogg, Clinical Psychologist 408-793-2056

HIRLN (Head Injury Recreation & Leisure Network)
    A social blub for adults of all ages with a head injury.
    They meet once each month.
Contacts:
        Scott Shields 408-885-4435.
         Liz Best     408-251-4449

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group (Survivors, friends, and family)
Dates & Time: Second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30-8 pm
Call to verify schedule/location
Place: Cypress Senior Center
403 South Cypress Avenue (off Stevens Creek Boulevard)
San Jose, CA 95117
Contact: Richard Patterson 408-793-6428
E-Mail Richard.Patterson@hhs.sccgov.org
Mailing: Rehabilitation Research Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
    This group is specifically for either people who have a Mild Brain Injury
        (MBI) (loss of consciousness of less than one hour) or those who have
        recovered enough from a more serious injury to feel comfortable
        discussing MBI issues

Office of Theraputic Services San Jose
(City of San Jose) 408-369-6438
     Offers Social Programs
     Anger management class
     Mental Health Day
     Activities for Physical Fitness

Peer Support Group For Men
Date & Time: Every Wednesday for men with disabilities; call for time
Place: Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Contact: Russel Mille 408-894-9041
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Peer Support Groups for SCI and TBI
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center/San Jose Areas
Call Richard Patterson
408-793-6428
E-Mail: Richard.patterson@hhs.sccgov.org

Physically Disabled Queers Support Group
Date & Time: Second Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm
Contact: 1-408-293-AGAY
938 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
    A support group for physically challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
      Transgender people (both male and female)

Stroke Support Group San Jose
Location: Hank Lopez Senior-Program
1694 Adrian Way
San Jose, CA 95122-1101
    A support group designed for stroke survivors and their care providers.
       Meets each Wednesday from 12:30-1:30pm

Talking Heads
Jerry Wright, Editor
Rehabilitation Research Center
751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128 408-793-6430
E-Mail: Jerry.Wright@hhs.sccgov.org
http://www.tbimatters.org
     This quarterly newsletter includes a calendar with all the area TBI
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Touchstones
(Support Group for Services for Brain Injury/Steppingstones graduates)
Date & Time: Every Wednesday evening at 5:30-7:30 pm (call for information)
We reach out to TBI clients, families, caregivers and interested public.
Place: Services for Brain Injury
2731 North First Street, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Dr. David Masucci
408-434-2277 Ext. 114

VIP (Very Important Patient) Program (TBI Support Group)
Date & Time: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6-7:30 pm
Place: Cafeteria Conference Room
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Richard Patterson
E-Mail Richard.Patterson@hhs.sccgov.org
Phone : 408-793-6428
Mailing: Rehabilitation Research Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Santa Cruz County
Capitola

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
United Way Conference Room
1220 41st Avenue, Capitola
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month
From 3-4:30pm
Please call Jennifer Ramirez for more information
831-757-2968

Santa Cruz

Head Injury Peer & Family Support Group
Date, Time, & Location: Please call for dates, times, and locations
Place: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: Christy Brickwell
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Sonoma County

Santa Rosa/Petaluma
Santa Rosa Brain Tumor Support Group
Date & Time: Last Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 PM
Place: North Coast Rehab Hospital Fulton Campus Conference Room
1287 Fulton, Santa Rosa
Contact: Jane Rabbitt, RN,
415-353-2966 or 415-353-2382

Other Support Group Information

Peninsula Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc
1170 Morse Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: 408-734-1593
http://www.ppsg.org
     They sponsor support groups throughout Northern California. Call for the
        meeting time and location nearest you

CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERS
The Caregiver Resource Centers provide the following common services: Family
Consultation, Counseling, Respite Care, Legal/Financial Consultation, Support
Groups, Education and Training, Newsletters, Fact Sheets, online resource links
and Information and Referral services

Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center/Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street, Suite1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388 or 800-445-8106
Fax:415-434-3508
http://www.caregiver.org

Brain Injury Guidance Group (BIGG) (Survivors & Caregivers)
Third Thursday of the month 5:30pm
2100 Market St
Redding, CA 96001
Contact: Harold Lord
Phone: 530-222-1806




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Coast Caregiver Resource Center
805-967-0220
Regional 800-443-1236
5350 Hollister Ave. Suite C
Santa Barbara, Ca 93111
http://www.coastcrc.org
     Serves San Luis Obispo-Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
5 East Gabilan Street, Suite 218
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-424-4359
Fax: 831-424-6831

Santa Cruz Office:
736 Chestnut Street, Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-459-6639
Fax: 1-831-459-8138
Regional Phone Number: 800-624-8304
http://www.delmarcaregiver.org

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
5723A Marconi Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-971-0893 or 800-635-0220
Fax: 916-971-9446
http://www.deloro.org/

Enloe Head Injury Support Project (Caregivers & Survivors)
Enloe Conference Center Rooms 110A & B
W. 5th Avenue & The Esplanade
Chico, Ca 95926
First and Third Tuesday From 7-9pm
Always call to verify
Contact: Sandy Gorten
Phone: 530-345-5799 (message)

Eureka Day Support Group (caregivers support)
First and Third Monday 12:30-1:30 pm
Timber Ridge Assisted Living Center
2740 Timber Ridge Ln
Eureka, Ca 95501
Phone: 707-443-4875 or 800-834-1636




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Eureka Evening Support Group (caregivers group)
Second and Fourth Monday 4-5pm
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
1901 California St.
Eureka, Ca 95501
Phone: 707-444-8254 Ext 202

Head Injury Support Groups – Caregiver & Survivor
Larkspur Center
1144 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, Ca 94939
Call for times and more information:
Margaret Tilden
Phone:415-461-6771

Inland Counties Caregiver Resource Center
1420 E. Cooley Dr. Suite 100
Colton, Ca 92324
Phone: 909-514-1404
http://www.inlandcaregivers.com
     Serves Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
     Call for updated lists

Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
University of Southern California
3715 McClintock
Los Angeles, Ca 90089-0191
Phone: 213/821-7777
Regional: 800/540-4442
http://www.geroweb.usc.edu/lacrc
     Serving Los Angeles County
     Call for upadated lists

Mountain Caregiver Resource Center
2491 Carmichael Dr. Suite 400
Chico, Ca 95928
Phone: 530-898-5925
Regional: 800/822-0109
http://www.caregiverresources.org/MCRC_home.html
     Serving: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou,
        Tehama and Trinity Counties
     Call for Updates




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Orange Caregiver Resource Center
Regional: 800-543-8312
251 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 460
Fullerton, Ca 92835
Phone: 714-578-8670
http://www.caregiveroc.org
     Serves Orange County – Call for updates

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
141 Stony Circle, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-542-0282 or 800-834-1636
http://www.redwoodcrc.org

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Regional: 800-827-1008
3675 Ruffin Rd. Suite 230
San Diego, Ca 92123
Phone: 858-268-4432
http://ww.srs.signonsandiego,com
     Serves: Imperial and San Diego Counties
     Call for updates

Valley Caregiver Resource Center
Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: 559-224-9154 or 1-800-541-8614
Fax: 559-224-9179
http://www.valleycrc.org




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Chapter 17: Resource Directories and Information Resources

This is the chapter to come to when you have called several agencies for
assistance and you find out that they are no longer in business, not providing a
particular service anymore, or are not exactly what you are looking for. The
resources listed in this chapter maintain relatively up-to-date listings on the
various services for their particular specialty or population.

The Independent Living Centers (see Chapter 18) also provide information and
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Resource Directories

Community Information Program (CIP)
262 Harbor Boulevard, Building A
Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: 1-650-802-7950
Fax: 1-650-802-7546
E-Mail: cip@plsinfo.org
http://cip.plsinfo.org/
     The CIP database contains information on health an human services
        agencies with a primary focus in San Mateo County

Databases on Spinal Cord Injury &Traumatic Brain Injury Educational
Resources
Published by: The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)
TIRR
Division of Education
1333 Moursund, B-107
Houston, Texas 77030-3405
Contact: Terri Hudler-Hull
E-Mail: terrih@bcm.tmc.edu
Phone: 1-713-797-5971 or 1-800-732-8124
Fax: 1-713-797-5982
http://www.mscisdisseminationcenter.org/
http://www.tirr.org/
     Contains information on videotapes and non-published materials
        (pamphlets, booklets and manuals) related to spinal cord injury and
        traumatic brain injury
     Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and
        Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Directory of Human Services for Santa Clara County
United Way of Silicon Valley
1922 The Alameda
San Jose CA 95126-1430
Phone: 408-247-1200
Fax: 408-249-4422
Customer Service Email: unitedway_customer_service@uwsv.org
http://www.uwsv.org/
     Directory that includes many useful resources located in Santa Clara
        County relating to various topics




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Family Resources
City of Palo Alto
4000 Middlefield Road, T2
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-650-329-2619
Fax: 1-650-856-8756
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/familyresources
     Searchable online database of human services

Help Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties
http://www.helpscc.org
     Searchable online information and referral database for Santa Clara and
        Santa Cruz Counties

Phoenix Data Center
P.O. Box 1713
Los Gatos, CA 95031
http://www.phoenixdatacenter.org
     Searchable directory of service providers that are located within Santa
        Clara County and its neighboring communities

New Mobility Magazine
Published by:
No Limits Communications Inc.
P.O. Box 220
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 675-9133
Fax: (215) 675-9376
http://www.newmobility.com/
     Monthly magazine focusing on the needs of individuals who use
        wheelchairs
     Lots of articles and resource listings pertaining to Spinal Cord Injury
     1 year subscription for $27.95

Support Groups for Brain Tumor Patients & Families in North America
Published by: National Brain Tumor Foundation
414 13th Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-800-934-CURE
http://www.braintumor.org
     Directory of brain tumor related support groups




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Information Resources

American Brain Tumor Association
2720 River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 1-847-827-9910
Fax: 1-847-827-9918
Patient Line: 1-800-886-2282
E-mail: info@abta.org

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 1-703-761-0750
Family Helpline: 1-800-444-6443
http://www.biausa.org

Brain Injury Ring
http://www.alliance.net/~jame/bir/bir.htm
     This web page links together the homepages of many brain injury
        survivors

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 1-770-458-5554

Brain Tumor Information Services
Box 405, Room J341
University of Chicago Hospitals
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 69637

Brain Tumor Society
124 Watertown Street, Suite 3H
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 1-800-770-TBTS or 1-617-783-0340
http://www.tbts.org

Epilepsy Foundation of America
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 1-800-332-1000
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Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street, Suite1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 1-415-434-3388 or 1-800-445-8106
Fax: 1-415-434-3508
http://www.caregiver.org
     Organization that serves families and caregivers through education,
        research, services and advocacy

Head Trauma Support Project
P.O. Box 215666
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 1-916-568-6660
http://www.htsp.org/

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
P.O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 1-800-526-7234
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/
     Job modification information

National Brain Tumor Foundation
22 Battery Street, Suite 612
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 1-800-934-CURE
http://www.braintumor.org/

National Familial Brain Tumor Registry
The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
600 North Wolfe Street, Room 132
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 1-410-955-0227

National Institute of Health: Center for Neurological Disorders & Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424 or 1-301-496-5751 TTY 1-301-468-5981




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National Organization on Disability (N.O.D)
910 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 1-202-293-5960
TTY: 1-202-293-5968
Fax: 1-202-293-7999
E-mail: ability@nod.org
http://www.nod.org/

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
4200 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 202
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 1-800-346-2742 or 1-301-459-5900
TTY: 1-301-459-5984
E-mail: naricinfo@heitechservices.com
http://www.naric.com

National Spinal Cord Injury Association 800-HelpLine
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Suite 300-9
Bethesda, MD 20817
Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-962-9629
Phone: 1-301-214-4006 Fax: 1-301-963-1265
E-Mail: info@spinalcord.org
http://www.spinalcord.org/

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
Phone: 1-800-444-6472
E-Mail: info@omhrc.gov
http://www.omhrc.gov
     National resource and referral center that collects and distributes
        information on health statistics, health promotion, preventative health
        services and health education resources relating to American Indian,
        Alaska Native, African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and
        Hispanic populations




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Palo Alto Mediation Program
430 Sherman Avenue, Suite 308
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 1-650-856-4062
Fax: 1-650-321-4173
E-Mail: PAmediation@aol.com
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/pamediation/

Parents Helping Parents
3041 Olcott Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-727-5775
Fax: 1-408-727-0182
E-Mail: info@php.com
http://www.php.com/
     Offers the following services: support groups, parenting classes,
        information and referral services for parents of children with disabilities
        and a newsletter

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of The U.S.
302 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 1-828-665-6891 or 1-800-253-6530
Fax: 1-828-665-6894
E-Mail pbtfus@pbtfus.org
http://www.pbtfus.org/

Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI & SCI
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-793-6433
Fax: 1-408-793-6434
http://www.tbi-sci.org
     Information and referral services in Northern California

Santa Clara County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 419
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Phone:1-408-254-7775
http://www.sccpa.org/dyn/main_frame.php
     Offers Psychological referrals




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Schwab Foundation for Learning
1650 So. Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 1-650-655-2410
http://www.schwablearning.org
     Information for parents of children with learning disabilities

Services for Brain Injury Information & Referral Services
60 Daggett Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 1-408-434-2277
Fax: 1-408-434-2278
E-Mail: info@SBIcares.org
http://www.sbicares.org/

Suicide And Crisis Lines
Central County: 1-408-279-3312
North County: 1-650-494-8420
South County: 1-408-683-2482

Talking Heads
Jerry Wright, Editor
Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI & SCI
751 South Bascom Ave.
San Jose, Ca 95128
http://www.tbimatters.org
     This quarterly newsletter includes a calendar with all the areas TBI
        meetings and events listed.

United Way First Call for Help
P.O. Box 2
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Phone: 1-408-248-4636 in (408) area code
Phone: 1-650-325-4636 in (650) area code
E-Mail: firstcallforhelp@uwsv.org
    Bay Area Information and Retrieval System (BAIRS)
    Health and human services database for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
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United Way of Santa Clara County
1922 The Alameda
San Jose CA 95126-1430
Phone: 408-247-1200
Fax: 408-249-4422
Customer Service Email: unitedway_customer_service@uwsv.org
http://www.uwsv.org/index.php

Women with Disabilities Resource Center
National Women’s Health Information Center
Phone: 1-800-994-9662
TDD: 1-888-220-5446
http://www.4woman.gov/
     Offers summaries about critical health issues for a variety of disabilities
     Information on federal and state legislation and regulations pertaining to
        disabled individuals, news about medical research, statistical information
        and information for health care professionals on what they can do to
        improve health care access for women with physical limitations

World Institute on Disability (WID)
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612
Phone: 1-510-763-4100
TTY: 1-510-208-9496
Fax: 1-510-763-4109
Email: wid@wid.org
http://www.wid.org
     Offers information and referral services on Disability Public Policy and
        Advocacy

Publications

Brain Attack: Mapping Out Early Recovery From Stroke
by Mary M. Castiglione and Cynthia Johnson, 1995
Pritchett and Hull Associates
3440 Oakcliff Rd., NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30340-3079
Phone: 1-800-241-4925
     $3.85




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Brain Injury Connection
Phone: 1-510-865-4953
E-Mail: dpalmer@aol.com
http://braininjuryconnection.org/
     This is a newsletter that is for “connecting survivors, caregivers, providers
        and the community.” It includes articles of interest to people with TBI and
        their families, including brain injury articles written by professionals in
        various fields. It includes a “Let’s Ask a Survivor” section, information on
        resources, poetry and literature reviews

Brain Injury Survivor And Caregiver Education Manual
Sara Nell Di Lima and Dwayne E. Eutsey, Authors
Thomson Del Mar Learning
Phone: 1-800-234-1660
http://www.delmarlearning.com
     Provides information for caregivers, survivors and care providers. The
        total price is steep: $199.00. A range of forms is included

Brain Surgery: What to Know & Ask
Pritchett and Hull Associates
3440 Oakcliff Rd., NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30340-3079
Phone: 1-800-241-4925
     $4.85

Communication Problems After A Brain Injury Or Stroke
Pritchett and Hull Associates
3440 Oakcliff Rd., NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30340-3079
Phone: 1-800-241-4925
     $3.10




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HDI Publishers
P.O. Box 131401
Houston, Texas 77219
Phone: 1-800-321-7037 or 1-713-526-6900
Fax: 1-713-526-7787
http://www.braininjurybooks.com
     This publisher prints education and rehabilitation materials on the subject
        of brain injury and related topics including the following:
     HDI Professional Series on Traumatic Brain Injury, a 20 volume series on
        issues pertinent to TBI professionals
     HDI Coping Series, a 5 volume series for families
     Publications including:
     Brain Injury Update
     A Stroke Manual for Families
     Pediatric Brain Injury: The Special Case of the Very Young Child
     Coming Home: A Discharge Manual for Families of Persons with a Brain
        Injury
     Integrating Community Resources
     Working After Brain Injury: What Can I Do?
     The TBI Tool Kit
     Brain Injury Glossary
     Off to Work Curriculum
     Everyone Can Work Video
     Brain Injury: A Family Tragedy
     Signs and Strategies for Educating Students with Brain Injury: A Practical
        Guide for Teachers and Schools
     An Educational Challenge: Meeting the Needs of Students with BI
     Physical Management of Students Who Have Sustained a Traumatic
        Brain Injury: Guidelines and Strategies for School Personnel

Mouth Magazine
4201 SW 30th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66614
http://www.mouthmag.com
     This is the “Voice of the Disability Nation.” This magazine pulls no
        punches in its demand for equal rights for all with disabilities. It takes a
        stand on many issues that affect people with disabilities. A subscription for
        a person with a disability or family subscriber costs $16.00 ($2.00 if you
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The Neurolaw Letter
HDI Publishers
P.O. Box 131401
Houston, Texas 77219
Phone: 1-800-321-7037 or 1-713-526-6900
Fax: 1-713-526-7787
    This is a monthly publication regarding the latest in litigation for $96.00/yr

One-Handed in a Two-Handed World
Prince Gallison Press
Tommye K. Mayer, Author
P.O. Box 23
Hanover Station, Massachusetts 02113-0001
Phone: 1-617-367-5815
Fax: 1-617-367-3337
E-Mail: princeg@gis.net
http://www.gis.net/princegA Stroke Manual For Families

A Stroke Manual for Families
HDI Publishers
P.O. Box 131401
Houston, Texas 77219
Phone: 1-800-321-7037 or 1-713-526-6900
Fax: 1-713-526-7787
    This manual covers problems faced by the family as well as by the person
       with a stroke
    $14.95

System Overload: A Book about Seizures
Pritchett and Hull Associates
3440 Oakcliff Rd., NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30340-3079
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TBI NET
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Box 1240
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029-6574
Wayne A. Gordon, Ph. D., RTC Project Director
Phone: 1-212-659-9372
http://www.mssm.edu/tbinet
     They publish educational materials about TBI including:
     Vocational Rehabilitation
     Traumatic Brain Injury and the Power of Networking
     TBI 101 (A multi-media learning/teaching package of a 21 page booklet,
        two scripts [on basic facts and vocational rehabilitation] and 117 slides for
        making presentations)
     Women and TBI: the interaction between Gender and a Disability (three
        videotape set)
     Participatory Action Research Within the RTC videotape

TPN Magazine
The Perspectives Network
P.O. Box 121012
West Melbourne, Florida 32912
http://www.tbi.org




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Chapter 18: Independent Living Centers and Other-Service
            Organizations

These organizations deal with people with disabilities and they are generally not
limited to any specific disability group. Some of them deal with services for a
particular disability. Others, such as the Independent Living Centers (ILC)(a
consortium of, by and for people with disabilities), offer a wide range of services for
people with disabilities including information and referral, general counseling,
mobility training, attendant care referral, peer support services, advocacy, paralegal
assistance and financial counseling and vocational-related services, including
employment counseling and readiness assistance, training in specific occupations
and job referral and placement.

Please contact your local independent living center for specific information about the
services that they offer. If assistance is needed to locate an independent living
center near you, contact either of the following organizations: Independent Living
Research Utilization Project (ILRU) at 1-713-520-0232 (or
http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html) or National Council on
Independent Living (NCIL) at 1-202-207-0334 (or http://www.ncil.org/)




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INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS

Alameda County

Center for Independent Living Headquarters
2539 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: Jan Garrett, Executive Director
E-Mail: jgarrett@cilberkeley.org
Phone: 1-510-841-4776
TTY: 1-510-848-3101
Fax: 1-510-841-6168
http://www.cilberkeley.org/

Downtown Oakland
610 16th St. Suite 419
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-510-763-9999
TTY: 1-510-444-1837
Fax: 1-510-763-4910

East Oakland
7200 Bancroft Ave, Suite 176
Oakland, CA
Phone/TTY: 1-510-635-4920
Fax: 1-510-635-4261

Community Resources for Independent Living, Inc
439 “A” Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Contact: Karen Marshall, Information and Referral Coordinator
Phone: Phone: 1-510-881-5743 x10
TTY: 1-510-881-0218
E-Mail: info@cril-online.org
http://www.cril-online.org/

Tri-Valley Branch Office
City of Livermore Multi-Services Center
3311 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Rebecca Cox or Gayle Cuddy, Tri-Valley Coordinators
Phone: 1-925-371-1531
TTY: 1-925-371-1532



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Tri-Cities Branch Office
39155 Liberty Street
Suite A100
Fremont , CA 94538
Contact: Richard Gallo, Tri-Cities Independent Living Specialist
Phone: 1-510-794-5735

Contra Costa County

Independent Living Resource Center of Contra Costa County
3200 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94519
Contact: Cheryl Moslowitz, Information and Referral/Volunteer Coordinator
Phone/TTY: 1-925-363-7293
http://www.ilrccc.org

Fresno County

Center for Independent Living
3475 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Contact: Fran Phillips, Executive Director
Phone: 1-559-276-6777
TTY: 1-559-276-6779

Merced County

Center for Independent Living
553 West Main Street
Merced, CA 95340
Contact: Helen Connon, Program Manager
Phone: 1-209-383-1683




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Monterey County

Central Coast Center for Independent Living
234 Capitol Street, Suites A & B
Salinas, CA 93901
Contact: Elsa Quezada, Executive Director
E-Mail: equezada@cccil.org
Phone: 1-831-757-2968
TDD: 1-831-757-3949
Email: cccil@cccil.org
http://www.cccil.org/

Sacramento County

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
1029 J Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Teresa Favuzzi, Executive Director
E-Mail: teresa@cfilc.org
Phone: 1-916-325-1690
TTY: 1-916-325-1695
http://www.cfilc.org/

Gentiva Rehab Without Walls
1485 Response Road, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 1-916-567-1244 or 1-888-556-5096
Fax: 1-916-929-2388
http://www.gentiva.com/Services/GentivarehabWithoutWalls/default.asp

Resources for Independent Living
1211 H Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Monica Gracechild, Office Manager
E-Mail: monicag@ril-sacramento.org
Phone: 1-916-446-3074
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San Francisco County

Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco
649 Mission Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact: Merrill Roberts, Information Manager
Phone: 1-415-543-6222 x116
TTY: 1-415-543-6698
Fax: 1-415-543-6318
E-Mail: info@ilrcsf.org or merrill@ilrcsf.org
http://www.ilrcsf.org/

San Joaquin County

Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
4505 Precissi Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Contact: Dwight Bateman, Executive Director
E-Mail: Dwight@DRAIL.org
Phone: 1-209-477-8143
TTY: 1-209-477-7734
Fax: 1-209-477-7730
http://www.drail.org

San Mateo County
Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc. (CID)
875 O’Neill Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Contact: Marta Florez, Housing, Information & Referral Coordinator
Phone: 1-650-595-0783 x118
TTD: 1-650-595-0743
Fax: 1-650-595-0261
http://www.cidbelmont.org/




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Santa Clara County

Gentiva Rehab Without Walls
4020 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: 1-408-556-0420 or 1-800-403-3352
Fax: 1-408-556-0424
http://www.gentiva.com/Services/GentivarehabWithoutWalls/default.asp

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Contact: Medha Joshi, Director of Information and Vocational Services
E-Mail: medhaj@svilc.org
Phone: 1-408-894-9041
TTY: 1-408-894-9012
Fax: 1-408-894-9050
http://www.svilc.org

SVILC South County Branch
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-846-1480
TTY: 1-408-842-2591
Fax: 1-408-842-2321
E-Mail: info@svilc.org
http://www.svilc.org


Santa Cruz County
Central Coast Center for Independent Living
1395 41st Avenue, Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 1-831-462-8720
TDD: 1-831-462-8729
Fax: 1-831-462-8727
E-Mail: cccilcap@cccil.org
http://www.cccil.org/




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Sonoma County

Community Resources for Independence (CRI)
980 Hopper Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Kim Page, Transitions Program Assistant
E-Mail: ckpage@sonic.net
Phone: 1-707-528-2745 x234
TTY: 1-707-528-2151
Fax: 1-707-528-9477
http://www.cri-dove.org/

Stanislaus County

Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
221 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
Contact: Dwight Bateman, Executive Director
E-Mail: Dwight@DRAIL.org
Phone: 1-209-521-7260
TTY: 1-209-521-1425
Fax: 1-209-521-4763
http://www.drail.org




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Other Service Organizations

Community Services Agency of Mountain View & Los Altos
204 Stierlin Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 1-650-968-0836
Fax: 1-650-968-2164
http://www.csacares.org/
     Serves residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, CA
     Offers the Alpha Omega Shelter, Community kitchen, Emergency assistance,
        Santa Claus exchange, Senior care, Senior case management, Senior
        nutrition, and transportation services

Economic and Social Opportunities, Inc.
1445 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-971-0888
http://www.esoi.org/
     Offers housing & energy services, refugee employment services, rehab health
        services, children’s services, youth services, and strategic planning services

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
2323 South Shepherd, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77019
Phone/TTY: 1-713-520-0232
Fax: 1-713-520-5785
E-Mail: ilru@ilru.org
http://www.ilru.org/
     National center for information training, research and technical assistance for
        independent living

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-202-207-0334 or 1-877-525-3400
TTY: 1-202-207-0340
Fax: 1-202-207-0341
E-Mail: ncil@ncil.org
http://www.ncil.org/
     Offers Training in independent living, information on ADA, 704 Reports and
        rural transportation




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Rehabilitation Education Assistance Program (REAP)
20 Sherwood Place
Salinas, CA 93906
Located within Salinas Adult School
Contact: Janne Bennick, Activity Specialist
Phone: 1-831-796-6900
E-Mail: info@salinasadultschool.com
http://salinasadultschool.com/rehab2.html
     Offers an independent living skills program

Rehabilitation Research Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-793-6433
Fax: 1-408-793-6434
http://www.tbi-sci.org
     Offers community education, a peer support program, information and referral
        service, Talking Heads Newsletter, InterAct Newsletter, Traumatic Brain Injury
        Resource Directory (TBIRD), TBI Matters Community Education Series,
        Spinal Cord Injury-For Your Information (SCI-FYI) and the “Back on
        Track…To Success” Mentoring Program that provides the Resource Options
        for “Back on Track…To Success” (R.O.B.O.T) to participants and mentor’s in
        that program as well as for people in the community. Yes, you are reading the
        R.O.B.O.T right now!

San Andreas Regional Center
Santa Clara County Office:
300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 170
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-408-374-9960
Fax: 1-408-376-0586
http://www.sarc.org/data/index.php

Monterey County Office:
344 Salinas Steet, Suite 207
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone:1-831-759-7500
Fax: 1-831-424-3007




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Santa Cruz County Office
1110 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 1-831-728-1781
Fax: 1-831-728-5514
    Offers services with regard to adaptive equipment, financial counseling,
       healthcare, independent living skills, information and referral, legal advocacy
       and referral, mobility training, personal care, recreation/leisure program,
       residential care, respite care, transportation and vocational services

Organizations Providing Service Animals

Assistance Dog Institute (ADI)
1215 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 1-707-545-DOGS (3647)
E-Mail: info@assistancedog.org
http://www.assistancedog.org/
     Provides assistance dog placement, training for animals to assist people with
        disabilities in their social lives and with therapy, a program in which at-risk
        youth train and place assistance dogs and has the only college offering
        certificates and Associates and Master’s of Science degrees in dog studies

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
National Headquarters
2965 Dutton Avenue
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Phone: 1-707-577-1700
TTY: 1-707-577-1756
Toll-Free Phone (National Headquarters): 1-866-CCI-DOGS (1-866-224-3647)
Toll-Free Phone(Nearest Regional Center):1-800-572-BARK (1-800-572-2275
E-Mail: info@caninecompanions.org
http://www.caninecompanions.org/
     Nonprofit organization that provides highly skilled assistance dogs for people
        with disabilities




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Delta Society-National Service Dog Center
875 124th Ave NE, Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 1-425-226-7357 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST, Monday - Friday)
Fax: 1-425-235-1076
E-Mail: info@deltasociety.org
http://www.deltasociety.org/
     Organization that promotes animals helping people improve their health,
        independence and quality of life

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled
541 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134
Phone: 1-617-787-4419
E-Mail: mail@monkeyhelpers.org
http://www.helpinghandsmonkeys.org/
     Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for
        quadriplegic individuals all across the country by training capuchin monkeys
        to assist them

PAWS With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348
Phone: 1-800-253-7297
http://www.pawswithacause.org/
     Organization trains assistance dogs nationally for people with disabilities

Support Dogs, Inc
11645 Lilburn Park Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 1-314-997-2325
Fax: 1-314-997-7202
http://www.supportdogs.org/html/index.shtml
     Non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with special needs
        achieve an improved quality of life through the use of assistance dogs




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Chapter 19: Accessible Gyms and Adaptive PE Programs
Exercise and fitness is an essential component to living a healthy lifestyle, especially
for people with disabilities. Many gyms are not specifically equipped to
accommodate the individual needs and special attention that may be required for
people with disabilities. However, there is an alternative. There are a few accessible
gyms where people with disabilities can go to receive the exercise they need.
Furthermore, community colleges and universities offer Adaptive PE programs to
assist people with disabilities in educating themselves in regards to the proper
exercise, fitness techniques and strategies that should be employed as they
exercise. Individuals with disabilities have three options they can choose from to
obtain more information about Adaptive PE programs or to become enrolled in
Adaptive PE programs:

1) Individuals with disabilities should contact the individual UC and CSU campuses
PE departments or Disabled Students Program to find out more information about
APE programs offered at the individual UC and CSU campuses.

2) Individuals with disabilities can look for an independent study class where an
Adaptive PE specialist could guide the individual with a disability through a program
designed for them by the Adaptive PE specialist that would assist the individual with
a disability with their physical education needs on an individual basis if the individual
with a disability planned on going to straight into a California State University or to a
school within the University of California system. However, individuals with
disabilities need to check to see if a class like this may be offered at the school of
their choice.

3) Individuals with disabilities may also be able to complete Adaptive PE classes
through concurrent enrollment in a California Community College if an individual with
a disability plans on going straight into a California State University or to a school
within the University of California system. This way individuals with a disability get
the APE classes they want and may need and they are able to transfer enough of
the APE class units to satisfy the CSU or UC PE requirements as part of their
general education units needed to graduate with a Bachelor's degree.

This chapter includes a listing of Accessible Gyms and Adaptive PE programs to
assist people with disabilities in maintaining an active healthy lifestyle. You may
want to periodically check to make sure that the programs or classes they offer are
continuing to be offered because the programs or classes offered may vary at each
resource listed.




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Accessible Gyms

Accessible Fitness
2936 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Paul O’Lone, Founder
Phone: 1-408-986-1419 or 1-408-561-9317
E-Mail: accessibility1@aol.com
http://www.accessibilitytraining.com/MainFrameset.html
     Offers a fully insured, wheelchair accessible gym with Adaptive fitness
        certified personal trainers
     Free Consultation
     In-home exercise programs
     Workshops
     Goal setting group therapy
     Motivation and Education

Physically Challenged Exercise Center
Physical Address:
City of Daly City Recreation Center
111 Lake Merced Boulevard (Westlake Park in the Larcombe Clubhouse)
Daly City, CA 94015
PCEC Non-Profit Organization Address:
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 2248
Cupertino, CA 95015
Contact: Mark Major
E-Mail: mmajor@specialgym.com
Phone: 1-650-964-7696 (Office)
Phone: 1-650-301-4964 (Gym)
http://www.specialgym.com
     Walk-in cost $5; Monthly cost $30
     Staff includes a physical therapist, physical therapy assistants, L.V.N. and
        nurse assistant, massage therapist and an adaptive P.E. specialist

Timpany Center
730 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-283-9036
http://www.timpanycenter.org
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Community College Adaptive P.E. Programs

Alameda County

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: 1-510-723-7484
http://www.chabotcollege.edu/PE/disabled.asp
     Offers courses in Adaptive Physical Activities, Stretching and Flexibility,
        strength training and Health/Fitness for Your Disability (online)

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
P.O. Box 3909
Fremont, CA 94539-0390
Phone: 1-510-659-6000
http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us/
     Offers courses in Strength Training, Aquatics, Striding and Exercise

Contra Costa County

Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Contact: Stacy Shears, M.S., DSS Counselor/Coordinator
E-Mail: SShears@dvc.edu
Phone: 1-925-685-1230 x2364
http://www.dvc.edu/dss/dsps_courses.htm
     Offers courses in Adaptive Individualized Exercise, Resistive Exercise for
        Physically Limited Students, Adaptive Aquatic Fitness and Aquatic Exercise
        for Physically Limited Students

Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Dorrie Fisher-DSP Coordinator
E-Mail: dfisher@losmedanos.net
Phone: 1-925-439-2181 x 3353
TDD: 1-925-439-5709
http://www.losmedanos.edu/hightechcenter/specializedinstruction.html
     Offers Adaptive P.E. class for Physically Limited Students
     Call for more information




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Fresno County

Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
Disabled Students’ Program
Contact: Chuck Keller, Adaptive P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: chuck.keller@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 1-559-442-8237
http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/studentservices/dsps/Courses.html
     Offers courses in Adaptive Fit and Flex, Adaptive Aquatics, Adaptive
        Recreational Sports, Adaptive Strength Training, Adaptive Walking and
        Conditioning, Adaptive Flexibility and Strength and Adaptive Recreation and
        Leisure

Reedley College
995 North Reed Avenue
Reedley, CA 93654
Contact: Michael White, P.E. Department Chair
E-Mail: michael.white@reedleycollege.edu
Phone: 1-559-638-3641 x3369
    Offers an Adapted P.E. course
    Contact P.E. Department for more information

West Hills College
300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210
Contact: Rodney J. Ragsdale, Instructor
E-Mail: rodneyragsdale@whccd.net
Phone: 1-559-925-3782
    Offers an Adapted P.E. course
    Contact P.E. Department for more information

Merced County

Merced College
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348-2898
Contact: Jackie Blevins, P.E. Department Secretary
E-Mail: blevinsj@mccd.edu
Phone: 1-209-384-6021
    Offers an Adapted P.E. course
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Monterey County

Hartnell College
156 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Contact: Melissa Stave, Adaptive P.E. Specialist
Phone: 1-831-755-6876
http://www.hartnell.edu/academics/degrees/physed.html
     Offers courses in Adaptive Fitness Exercise, Adaptive Swimming, Adaptive
        Aquatics, Adaptive Aquatic Maintenance Workout For the Diabetic, Adaptive
        Basketball, Adaptive Injury Rehabilitation, Adaptive Strength Conditioning,
        Adaptive Circuit Endurance Training, Adaptive Movement, Adaptive Back
        Exercise Program, Adaptive Soccer and Adaptive Aquatic Circuit Endurance
        Training

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
Contact: Mark Clements, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: mclements@mpc.edu
Phone: 1-831-645-1349
    Offers a range of Adaptive P.E. Courses

Sacramento County

American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento CA 95841
Contact: Raye Maero, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: MaeroR@arc.losrios.edu
Phone: 1-916-484-8281
http://www.arc.losrios.edu/catalog/PhysicalEd.pdf
     Offers courses in Adaptive Lifetime Sports, Wheelchair Sports and Games,
        Adapted Weight Training and Fitness, Adapted Aquatics, Adapted Walk and
        Wheel and Adapted Aerobic Activity

Consumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
Contact: Sue Corrigan, P.E. Department Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: corrigs@crc.losrios.edu
Phone:1-916-691-7261
    Offers courses in Adapted Aquatics and Adapted Physical Education
    Contact school for more information




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Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Contact: David Carmichael, P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: CarmicD@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: 1-916-558-2457
http://www.losrios.edu/scc/spring/Adapted-Physical-Education-ADAPT.htm
     Offers courses in Individual Exercise for Individuals with Arthritis, Back Care,
        Mobility Training for the Physically Limited and Adapted Aquatics

Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Contact: Wayne Barbee, Adapted P.E. Instructor
Phone: 1-916-781-0583 x3513
    Offers courses in Adapted P.E.
    Contact school for more information

San Francisco County

City College of San Francisco
Nine campuses in San Francisco area: Alemany, Castro/Valencia, Chinatown/North
Beach, Downtown, Evans, Fort Mason, John Adams, Mission, Phelan/Ocean, and
Southeast
Contact: DSPS John Adams Campus Non-credit program:
Phone: 1-415-561-1001
TDD: 1-415-561-1007
DSPS Ocean Campus:
Phone: 1-415-452-5481
TDD: 1-415-452-5451
http://www.ccsf.edu/Services/students.html
     Offers Adaptive Yoga

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Contact: Disabled Students’ Programs & Services
Phone: 1-209-954-5330
http://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/dsps/special_ed-classes.html
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San Mateo County

Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061
Contact: Barbara McCarthy, Adapted P.E. Program Coordinator
Phone: 1-650-306-3473
http://www.canadacollege.net/adaptivepe/index.html
     Develops an individualized Physical Education Program to meet the needs of
        each person with a disability in the program
     Call the contact listed above for more information

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402-3757
Contact: John Hogan, Adapted P.E. Instructor & Professor of Physical Education
E-Mail: hogan@smccd.net
Phone: 1-650-574-6469
http://www.smccd.net/accounts/csmadaptedpe/
     Offers courses in Adapted Aquatics, Adapted General Conditioning, Adapted
        Circuit Weight Training (beginner, advanced and a lab), Adapted Evaluation,
        Adapted Back Care, Adapted Wellness, Adapted Walk/Stride/Run, CPR/First
        Aid and other Physical Education classes

Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
Contact: Cameron Chandler, Adapted P.E. Professor
Phone: 1- 650-738-4271 or 1-650-738-4499
http://www.smccd.net/accounts/skyline/pe/classes.html#anchor315080
     Offers courses in Functional Adaptive Fitness Assessment and Adapted
        Physical Education

Santa Clara County
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Contact: Jim Haynes, Instructor/Department Head, Adaptive Physical Education
E-Mail: HaynesJim@deanza.edu
Phone: 1-408-864-8954
    Offers courses in Adapted Total Fitness, Adapted Strength Development,
       Adapted Aerobic Fitness, Adapted Aquatic Fitness and Care and Prevention
       of Back Disorders




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Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135-1598
Contact: Disabled Students’ Program
Phone: 1-408-270-6447
    Offers Courses in Fitness for Life and Weight Training especially for
      individuals with disabilities

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Contact: Rita O’Loughlin, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: O'loughlinRita@foothill.edu
Phone: 1-650-949-7321
http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/al/apeclasses.html
     Offers courses in General Conditioning, Resistive Exercise for the Physically
        Limited, Individualized Exercise for the Physically Limited, Postural Fitness for
        the Physically Limited, Aerobic Dance for the Physically Limited, Stretching
        and Flexibility for the Physically Limited, Functional Fitness for the Physically
        Limited, Adapted Aquatics for the Physically Limited, Aquacize/Adapted
        Aquatics/Deep Water Walking- Heated pools and Team Sports for the
        Physically Limited

Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
Contact: Dave Ellis
E-Mail: dellis@gavilan.edu
Phone: 1-408-848-4878
http://www.gavilan.cc.ca.us/
     Offers courses in Aquatic Exercise for Physically Limited Students,
        Rehabilitative Swimming, Rehabilitative Physical Education and
        Cardiovascular Conditioning and Training for Physically Limited Students

Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
Contact: Stephanie Mendoza, M.A., Physical Education Instructor
E-Mail: stephanie_mendoza@wvmccd.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-408-855-5369
http://www.missioncollege.org/depts/pe/adaptive_pe.html
     Offers courses in Adaptive Weight Training, Adaptive Physical Education and
        Aerobics




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West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
Contact: Joan Worley, Adapted Physical Education Coordinator
E-Mail: joan_worley@westvalley.edu
Phone: 1-408-741-2420
http://www.westvalley.edu/sep/ape/index.html
     Offers courses in Stretching and Flexibility, Sports Conditioning, Track: Walk,
        Wheel and Row, Water Exercises/Swimming & Conditioning, General Fitness,
        Aerobics Weight Training and Low-Impact Workouts for the older Adult

Santa Cruz County

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003-3198
Contact: Michel “Micki” Witzig, Adapted P.E. Program Chair
E-Mail: miwitzig@cabrillo.edu
Phone: 1-831-479-6576
http://babyface.cabrillo.edu/programs/courses.jsp?searchType=department&search
Value=ADAPT
     Offers courses in Adaptive Swimming, Adaptive Bowling, Wheelchair
        Basketball, Adaptive Exercise and Fitness, Adaptive Tennis and Mobility for
        the Physically Handicapped

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Junior College
Disability Resources Department
30 Lark Temporaries
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Kathy Bell, Adapted P.E. Coordinator
E-Mail: kbell@santarosa.edu
Phone: 1-707-527-4470
http://www.santarosa.edu/ape/index.shtml
     Offers courses in Adapted Body Conditioning, Adapted Swimming, Adapted
        Functional Movement, Adapted Weight Training, Back Stabilization and
        additional “special classes” offered, such as short course classes and
        workshops




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Stanislaus County

Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Contact: Milan Motroni, Adapted P.E. Coordinator
E-Mail: motronim@yosemite.cc.ca.us
Phone: 1-209-575-6267
http://www.mjc.edu/mjcAthletics/P%20E%20Home%20page.htm
     Offers courses in Adapted Strength Development and Adapted Fitness
     Several courses will be offered in the future. Please check the website for
        more information

California State University (CSU) Adaptive P.E. Programs

Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
Contact: Perky Vetter, Professor, Adapted P.E. Coordinator
Phone: 1-909-869-2776
E-Mail: pvetter@csupomona.edu
    Offers a course in Adaptive Activities

CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Education Building 142
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Contact: Heejung Kim, Adapted P.E. Instructor
Phone: 1-661-664-2187

CSU Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Contact: Rebecca Lytle, Adapted Physical Activity Program Coordinator
E-Mail: rlytle@csuchico.edu
Phone: 1-530-898-4298
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CSU Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Contact: Virginia F. Chadwick, Professor, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: vchadwick@csufresno.edu
Phone: 1-559-278-4248
http://www.csufresno.edu/kines/vfc/KINESvfcHomePage.html
     Offers Adapted and Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity
        Courses

CSU Fullerton
P.O. Box 34080
Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
Contact: Patricia L. Luguna, Associate Professor, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: plaguna@fullerton.edu
Phone: 1-714-278-3783

CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Contact: Barry Lavay, Adapted P.E. Coordinator
E-Mail: blavay@csulb.edu
Phone: 1-562-985-4077

CSU Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Contact: Dwan M. Bridges, Professor, Adapted P.E.
E-Mail: blavay@csulb.edu
Phone: 1-562-985-4077

CSU Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Contact: Yi Mao, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: yi_mao@csumb.edu
Phone: 1-831-582-3015
Offers a course in Adaptive Sports Aquatics and a course in Adaptive Physical
Activity (Dry Land)

CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Contact: John E. Banola, Adapted P.E. Instructor
E-Mail: john.banola@csun.edu
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CSU Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Contact: Scott Modell, Associate Professor
Phone: 1-916-278-5041
E-Mail: modells@csus.edu
    Offers a course in Adapted Physical Fitness
CSU San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Contact: Aaron Moffett, Assistant Professor
Phone: 1-909-537-5357
E-Mail: amoffett@csusb.edu

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Contact: Peter Aufsesser, Professor
Phone: 1-619-594-7753
E-Mail: paufsess@mail.sdsu.edu
    Offers a course in Individual Adaptives (Exercise Program)

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Contact: Tina Summerford, Professor
Phone: 1-415-338-1559
E-Mail: summer@sfsu.edu
    Offers courses in Physical Education Activities for the Disabled, Fitness and
       Physical Conditioning for the Disabled and Swimming for Disabled Persons

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192
Contact: Nancy Megginson, Professor or Janet Clair, Adapted P.E. Instructor
Phone for Nancy Megginson: 1-408-924-3014
E-Mail for Nancy Megginson: nmegginson@kin.sjsu.edu
Phone for Janet Clair: 1-408-924-3240
E-Mail for Janet Clair: jclair@kin.sjsu.edu
    Offers a course in Physical Activities for the Disabled




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CSU Cal Poly
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Contact: Kevin Taylor, Associate Professor, Adapted P.E. Instructor
Phone: 1-805-756-1785
E-Mail: jktaylor@calpoly.edu
    Offers a course in Adaptive Activity

CSU San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos CA 92096
Contact: Laurie Lindeneau, Advisor
Phone: 1-760-750-7350
E-Mail: llindene@csusm.edu
    Offers a course in Adapted Physical Education

Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Contact: Elaine McHugh, Adapted P.E. Coordinator
Phone: 1-707-664-2660
E-Mail: elaine.mchugh@sonoma.edu

CSU Stanislaus
801 West Monte Vista Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
Contact: Ping Luo, Ed.D.
Phone: 1-209-667-3565
E-Mail: pluo@toto.csustan.edu




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CHAPTER 20: Public Libraries
Public libraries are filled with useful resources on a wide variety of topics of interest
to the public in general as well as to people with disabilities. Most public libraries
also have a number of various locations within their county boundaries. The public
libraries listed in this chapter may also have activities for kids and teenagers as well
as adults. For convenience, we have listed the hours of operation of each library
since they vary depending on which library you may choose to visit.

Many libraries also have online resources. You can often use these resources to find
out what materials they have available, without ever having to go to the library. Most
libraries will also have reference librarians available to answer almost any question
that you can come up with. Some only offer this service to physical patrons (at the
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Alameda County

Alameda County Library
2400 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510-745-1500
http://www.aclibrary.org/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday – Tuesday 1-9pm
     Wednesday 11-9pm
     Thursday-Friday 11-6pm
     Friday 10-5pm
     Has 10 other locations and a bookmobile; please check the website above for
        more information on these locations

Alameda Free Library
2200-A Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 1-510-747-7777 (General Information)
Phone: 1-510-747-7713 (Reference)
TDD: 1-510-522-2072
Fax: 1-510-337-1471
http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/library/
     Has 2 other locations; please check the website above for more information
        on these locations

Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County Library
1750 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 1-800-984-4636 (inside county) or 1-925-646-6434 (outside county)
http://www.ccclib.org
Hours of operation:
    See Website




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Fresno County

Fresno County Public Library
2420 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 1-559-488-3195
http://www.fresnolibrary.org/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
     Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm
     Sunday: 1pm-6pm
     Has 35 other locations; please check the website for more information

Merced County
Merced County Library
2100 O Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 1-209-385-7643
Fax: 1-209-726-7912
http://web.co.merced.ca.us/library/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30- 5:30pm
     Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-8pm
     Sunday: Closed
     Has 6 other locations; please check the website for more information

Monterey County

Monterey Public Library
625 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1-831-646-3932
Fax: 1-831-646-5618
http://www.monterey.org/library/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday: 1pm-9pm
     Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-9pm
     Thursday & Friday: 10am-6pm
     Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-5pm




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Monterey County Free Libraries
Administrative Offices
26 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 1-831-755-5838
Fax: 1-831-755-5839
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/library/
     Hours of operation:
     Has 17 branches; all branches have separate hours of operation so please
        check the website listed above for more information

Sacramento County

Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-264-2770 (Administration)
Phone: 1-916-264-2920 or 1-916-264-2789 (TELIS—Telephone Information)
Phone: 916-264-2952 or 916-264-2953 (To renew books by phone)
Fax: 1-916-264-2755
http://www.saclibrary.org/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
     Friday: 10am-5pm
     Saturday-Sunday Noon- 5pm
     Has 27 branches and 2 bookmobiles
     If you call to renew your books over the phone, please have your books and
        library card with you

San Francisco County

San Francisco Public Libraries
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 1-415-557-4400
http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday and Saturday 10am-6pm
     Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
     Friday: 12pm (noon)-6pm
     Sunday: 12pm (noon)-5pm
     Has 27 other locations and 4 bookmobiles; please check website for more
        information on these locations. Some of the libraries are accessible and some
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San Joaquin County

Stockton-San Joaquin County Libraries
Cesar Chavez Central Library
605 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202-1907
Phone: 1-209-937-8221 (Reference & Information Services)
http://www.stockton.lib.ca.us/
     Hours of operation:
     Closed Sunday and Monday
     Tuesday - Thursday: 10am-6pm
     Friday: 10am-5pm
     Saturday: 12pm-5pm
     Has 10 other locations and 2 bookmobiles; please check website for more
        information on these locations

San Mateo County

San Mateo County Library/Peninsula Library System
25 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 1-650-312-5258
http://www.smcl.org/flash.html
http://www.plsinfo.org
     Has 34 locations; please check websites for more information

Santa Clara County

Los Gatos Public Library
110 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: 1-408-354-6898
Fax: 1-408-399-5756
http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?NID=42
     Hours of operation:
        Check Website




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Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 1-650-903-6337
http://libris.ci.mtnview.ca.us/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm
     Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
     Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Palo Alto Main Library
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-650-329-2436
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/library/
     Hours of operation:
     Mon-Wed: 10am – 9am
     Thurs: 12pm – 9pm
     Fri-Sat: 10am – 6pm
     Sun: 1pm – 5pm
     Has 4 other locations as well as a link for resources online

Santa Clara City Library
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: 1-408-615-2900 (Adult Services)
Phone: 1-408-615-2970 (Circulation Services)
Phone: 1-408-615-2916 (Youth Services/Outreach)
Phone: 1-408-246-9359 (Telephone Renewals)
http://www.library.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday & Tuesday: 9am-9pm
     Wednesday: 12 noon-9pm
     Thursday-Saturday: 9am-6pm
     Sunday: 1pm-5pm
     Has 1 other location




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Santa Clara County Library, Los Gatos
14600 Winchester Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Administration: 1-408-293-2326
Billing and Overdue Notices: 1-800-286-1991
Renew items by phone: 1-800-471-0991
Telecirc: 1-800-471-0991
Fax: 1-408-364-0161
http://www-lib.co.santa-clara.ca.us/
http://www.santaclaracountylib.org/locallib.html
      Hours of operation:
      Check website
      Has a bookmobile, Vision Literacy-Adult Literacy Services location, 8 other
        locations and Telecirc (automated phone renewals, etc.); check the website
        above for more information on these locations
      The second website above lists other local Public libraries, College and
        University libraries and Special libraries and Collections

San Jose Public Libraries
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San José, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-808-2000
http://www.sjlibrary.org/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 8 pm
     Thursday –Saturday 9am-6pm
     Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
     Has 15 other locations; check the website above for more information on
        these locations

Sunnyvale Public Library
665 West Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 1-408-730-7300 (Reference Librarian)
Phone: 1-408-730-7310 (Renewals)
Phone: 1-408-730-7303 (Account Information)
(Cuentos Telefonicos (en español )):1-408-737-4907
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/Library/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
     Sunday: 12 noon to 6 p.m.




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Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
1543 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 1-831-420-5730 (Reference)
Phone: 1-831-420-5700 (Overdue and Fine Information)
Phone: 1-831-420-5775 (Telephone Renewals)
TDD: 1-831-420-5733
http://www.santacruzpl.org/
     Hours of operation:
        See Website
     Has 10 other locations and a bookmobile; please check website for more
        information on these locations

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Central Library
Third and E Streets
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 1-707-545-0831
http://www.sonoma.lib.ca.us/
     Hours of operation:
     Monday: 12pm (noon)-9pm
     Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
     Wednesday: 10am-9pm
     Sunday: 2pm-6pm
     Has 10 other locations; please check website for more information




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Stanislaus County

Modesto Library
1500 “I” Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Circulation: 1-209-558-7808
Reference: 1-209-558-7814
http://www.stanislauslibrary.org/
     Hours of Operation:
     Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm
     Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm
     Has 12 other locations; please check the website above for more information
        on these locations

Other Helpful Library Resources
California State Library
Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Library and Courts Building II
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001

State Information and Reference Center
Room 301
Phone: 1-916-654-0261
Fax: 1-916-654-0241
Email: cslsirc@library.ca.gov
http://www.library.ca.gov/html/main.cfm
     Hours of Operation:
     Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm
     Fridays closed on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays of each month

The World Wide Web Library
http://travelinlibrarian.info/libdir/
     This website is a directory of library resources from places all over the world




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Chapter 21: Nationwide Disability Related Organizations
This chapter includes organizations that work to improve the lives of individuals with
disabilities in some way. Some of these organizations offer services for persons with
specific disabilities and may not understand the unique needs of people who may
have various kinds of disabilities. You can help by gently educating the
facility/person about the issues commonly experienced by individuals with various
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Alzheimer’s Activity Center
2380 Enborg Lane
San Jose, CA 95128
Ph: 408-279-7515
Fax: 408-279-7519
E-Mail: AmyL@alzdaycare.org
http://www.alzdaycare.org/
     Provides services for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
     Does take some seniors wih TBI

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Phone: 718-803-3782
Fax: 718-803-0414
E-Mail: aascin@unitedspinal.org
http:www.aascin.org
     Membership organization for Spinal Cord Injury nurses

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and
Social Workers
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Phone: 718-803-3782
Fax: 718-803-0414
E-Mail: aascipsw@unitedspinal.org
http://www.aascipsw.org
     Membership organization for Spinal Cord Injury psychologists and social
        workers

American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 800-533-3231
Fax: 916-632-3208
E-Mail: ACPA@pacbell.net
http://www.theacpa.org/
     Provides information and referral services, information on support groups and
        education on coping skills




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American Diabetes Association
ATTN: National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 800-342-2383
http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp
     Conducts research and provides information and advocacy services via a
        national call center
     Website contains links to local offices, events and information

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Phone: 301-652-2682
TDD: 800-377-8555
Fax: 301-652-7711
http://www.aota.org/
     Provide Information through mailings

American Paraplegia Society
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Phone: 718-803-3782
Fax: 718-803-0414
E-Mail: aps@unitedspinal.org
http://www.apssci.org/
     Membership organization for physicians and researchers treating spinal cord
        injuries

American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-355-9772
Fax: 404-355-1826
http://www.asia-spinalinjury.org/home/index.html
     Professional association for physicians and other clinicians working in the
        field of SCI research, prevention and medicine
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American Syringomyelia Alliance Project (ASAP)
PO Box 1586
Longview, TX 75606
Phone: 903-236-7079
E-Mail: Info@ASAP.org
http://www.asap.org/
     Information and support network

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611
Mclean, VA 22102
Family Helpline: 1800-444-6443
Phone: 703-761-0750
http://www.biausa.org
     Provides information regarding TBI
     Provides networking to different state organizations
     Has an annual symposium and other conferences

Brain Injury Policy Institute of California
P.O. Box 160786
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-442-1710 or 800-457-2443
    Offers general information, advocacy for legislative action and
       prevention/awareness programs

California Rehabilitation Association (CRA)
1029 J Street, Suite 380
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-441-5844
Fax 916-441-2804
E-Mail: info@calrehab.org
http://www.calrehab.org/
     A trade association representing rehabilitation facilities

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
National Headquarters
2965 Dutton Avenue
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Phone 707-577-1700 TTY: 707-577-1756
Toll-Free Phone (National Headquarters): 866-CCI-DOGS (866-224-3647)
Toll-Free Phone(Nearest Regional Center):800-572-BARK (800-572-2275
E-Mail: info@caninecompanions.org
http://www.caninecompanions.org/
     Provides service dogs to help people gain/maintain independence



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Center for Research on Learning
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 521
Lawrence, KS 66045
http://www.ku-crl.org
     They work with teachers who work with students in schools

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Phone: 1-800-225-0292
http://www.christopherreeve.org
     Encourages and supports research to find a cure for paralysis caused by SCI
     Supports non-profit organizations seeking to improve the quality of life of
        individuals with SCI

Disability Resources, Inc
http://www.disabilityresources.org
     Nonprofit organization that monitors, reviews, and reports on disability
        information resources every day
     Disseminates this information to libraries, disability organizations, health and
        social service professionals, consumers, and family members

Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped
61 Broadway
Suite 510
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 1-212-532-6740 or 1-800-995-0066
Fax: (212) 532-3588
E-Mail: info@disabledandalone.org
http://www.disabledandalone.org/
     Helps families plan for and implement changes that take place after the death
        of a caregiver

Employment Development Department
722 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-653-0707
http://www.edd.ca.gov/
     Offers a wage replacement program for non-work related injury (disability)




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Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 295
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 1-800-632-3532 or 1-925-224-7760
Fax: 1-925-224-7770
E-mail: efnca@epilepsynorcal.org
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/local/norcal/
     Provides services to people impacted by epilepsy

George Washington University Heath Resource Center
2121 K Street, N.W., Suite 220
Washington, D.C. 20037
Voice/TTY: 1-202 - 973 - 0904 or 1-800-544-3284 (toll - free)
Fax: 1-202 - 973 – 0908
Email: askheath@gwu.edu
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/
     Collects and disseminates information on post-secondary education for
        persons with disabilities

Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons
800 Capitol Mall - MIC41
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-916-654-8055
TDD: 1-916-654-9820
1-800-695-0350
http://www.disabilityemployment.org
     Provides direct services, including technical services to employers and
        employees
     Provides information and referral services and develops and distributes
        educational resources

International Medical Society of Paraplegia (US Office)
C/O T. Giles
1333 Moursund Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 1-713-797-5910 or 1-713-799-7017
    Professional organization for physicians working with people with SCI




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International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN)
Post Polio Health International
4207 Lindell Boulevard, #110
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: 314-534-0475 Fax: 314-534-5070 fax
E-Mail: info@post-polio.org
http://www.post-polio.org/ivun/
     Offers newsletter subscriptions: $17.00/annually

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Phone: 1-412-341-1515
Fax: 1-412-344-0224
http://www.ldaamerica.us/
     Offers general information on learning disabilities as well as referrals to local
        chapters

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 1-305-243-7108 (Education office)
http://www.miamiproject.miami.edu/
     Conducts clinical research on SCI and paralysis
     Provides information to consumers

National Brain Tumor Foundation
22 Battery Street, Suite 612
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 1-415-834-9970
Phone: 1-800-934-2873 (Brain Tumor Information Line)
E-mail: nbtf@braintumor.org
http://www.braintumor.org
     Provides information and referral services
     Publishes a quarterly newsletter
     Provides a brain tumor guide




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National Easter Seal Society
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1-312-726-6200 or 1-800-221-6827 (toll-free)
TTY: 1-312-726-4258
Fax: 1-312-726-1494
http://www.easterseals.com
     Call or check the website above for the Easter Seals office nearest you
     Provides the following services:
     Educational evaluation services
     Technological assistance
     Vocational evaluation, occupational therapy and training
     Psychosocial evaluation and counseling
     Recreational and social services

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Mailing Address:
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2572

Physical Address:
Potomac Center Building
550 12 Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Phone/TTY: 1-202-245-7640
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html
     Organization that funds research in the field of rehabilitation

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
910 16th Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 1-202-293-5960
TTY: 1-202-293-5968
Fax: 1-202-293-7999
E-Mail: ability@nod.org
http://www.nod.org/
     Provides referrals to services
     Website contains useful links for people with disabilities




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National Rehabilitation Association
633 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 1- 703-836-0850
TDD: 1-703-836-0849
Fax: 1-703-836-0848
E-mail: info@nationalrehab.org
http://www.nationalrehab.org/website/
     Non-profit organization for professionals in the field of rehabilitation
     Offers two publications, continuing education and conferences

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
4200 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 202
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 1-800-346-2742 or 1-301-459-5900
TTY: 1-301-459-5984
Fax: 1-301-459-4263
E-Mail: naricinfo@heitechservices.com
http://www.naric.com/
     Offers information and referrals, a collection of reference articles and a library
        of information for people with disabilities

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Suite 300-9
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 1-800-962-9629 or 1-301-214-4006
Fax: 1-301-990-0445
E-Mail: info@spinalcord.org
http://www.spinalcord.org/
     Offers the following:
     A Resource Center
     Membership in the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
     SCI Life Magazine
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National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
UAB Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spain Rehabilitation Center
1717 6th Ave S, Suite 190
Birmingham, AL 35233-7330
Phone: 1-205-934-3450 Phone: 1-205-934-5049
Fax: 1-205-934-2709
E-Mail: NSCISC@uab.edu
http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=10766
     Has directed the collection, management and analysis of the extensive
        NIDRR-funded SCI National Database

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
(formerly the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington DC 20210
Voice 1-866-633-7365
TTY 1-877-889-5627
http://www.dol.gov/odep/

National Call Center:
Phone: 1-866-487-2365
TTY: 1-877-889-5627
    Provides information regarding employment of people with disabilities
    Distributes publications on employment & the Americans with Disabilities Act

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
Phone: 1-800-424-8200
TTY: 1-800-795-4327
http://www.pva.org/
     Organization that works to improve healthcare and rehabilitation
     Advocates for the civil rights of paralyzed veterans and all individuals with
        paralysis

Parkinson’s Institute
1170 Morse Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089
Phone: 1-408-734-2800 (Northern California)
Phone: 1-800-655-2273 or 1-800-786-2958 (Toll Free)
http://www.thepi.org/site/parkinson/
     A research institute for movement disorders (especially Parkinson’s Disease)




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Rehabilitation International
RI Secretariat
25 East 21st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010, USA
Phone: 1-212-420-1500
Fax: 1-212-505-0871
E-Mail: RI@riglobal.org
http://www.riglobal.org
     Provides Information and Resources

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7488
http://rsa.ed.gov
     Oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental
        disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the
        provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services,
        job training and other individualized services

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-894-9041
TTY: 1-408-894-9012
E-Mail: info@svilc.org
http://www.svilc.org/
     SVILC offers the following services to people with disabilities:
     Personal assistant recruitment and referral
     Training in the management of personal care assistants
     Advocacy and legal services
     Information and referral regarding available and accessible housing
     Counseling: individual and group support
     Independent living skills
     Vocational services
     Residential training program
     Newsletter—The Dispatch
     Equipment rental and loan

Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 McArthur Boulevard, N.W., Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 1-800-621-3141 or 1-202-944-3285
http://www.sbaa.org
     Provides information and referral services



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Spinal Cord Injury Network International
3911 Princeton Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: 1-800-548-2673 or 1-707-577-8796
Fax: 1-707-577-0605
E-Mail: spinal1@pacbell.net or spinal@sonic.net
http://www.spinalcordinjury.org/
     Provides information and referral services and offers a video lending program
        as well as other useful links to resources

Spinal Cord Society
19051 County Highway 1
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 1-218-739-5252 or 1-218-739-5261
Fax: 1-218-739-5262
http://members.aol.com/scsweb/
     Organization that funds SCI research and has a newsletter

State Council on Developmental Disabilities
1507 21st Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 1-866-802-0514 or 1-916-322-8481
TDD: (916) 324-8420
Fax: (916) 443-4957
E-mail: council@scdd.ca.gov
http://www.scdd.ca.gov/
     The State Council on Developmental Disabilities does not provide direct
        services. However, they do plan and coordinate services for individuals with
        developmental disabilities

World Institute on Disability (WID)
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612
Phone: 1-510-763-4100
TTY: 1-510-208-9496
Fax: 1--510-763-4109
Email: wid@wid.org
www.wid.org
    WID is a research and policy organization that does not provide direct client
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Chapter 22: Housing Agencies and Resources
Housing remains one of the most vexing and difficult issues for people with
disabilities. Indeed, housing is difficult and expensive for anyone to find, and when
one adds complications of having special needs, accessibility requirements and low
income, finding affordable and accessible housing becomes an even more
formidable task.

There are five lists included in this chapter. The first list is of agencies and services
that can offer help with information or housing referrals. A good place to begin your
search for accessible housing is your local Independent Living Center (ILC; See
Chapter 18). The ILC staff may keep listings of accessible housing units in the area
or may be able to guide you to some local publications that have such listings. If
assistance is needed to locate an independent living center near you, contact either
of the following organizations: Independent Living Research Utilization Project
(ILRU) at 1-713-520-0232 (or
http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html) or National Council on
Independent Living (NCIL) at 1-202-207-0334 (or http://www.ncil.org/).
The second list is of shelters and emergency housing agencies—those that might be
able to find immediate and short term living arrangements. The third and fourth lists
are agencies that can help with food and prepared meals. The final list is that of
residential care facilities, including group homes and skilled nursing facilities.

Residential care facilities help people who need some supervision in their daily lives.
As with any other for-profit business, it’s important to investigate carefully before
committing to any facility. You can also refer to the BIA Directory of Head Injury
Rehabilitation Facilities, which supplies detailed information on services, staff and
specialities.

The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) has listings by county
of facilities with information on the type, capacity, certification, services, and
violations. (See below for more on CANHR). No publication can match a personal
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GENERAL

1-800-7SHELTER (1-800-774-3583)
    Toll-free hotline with information about emergency shelters given in both
      English and Spanish
    For use in the following counties: Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
      Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma and Solano

Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI)
2550 University Avenue
Suite 330N
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 1-651-645-7271 or 800-466-7722
Fax: 651-645-0541
E-Mail: info@accessiblespace.org
http://www.accessiblespace.org/
     A nonprofit organization that provides accessible, affordable housing and
        support services for adults with mobility impairments and/or brain injuries

ARIS Project
1550 The Alameda, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-293-2747
    AIDS and HIV support agency offering emotional and practical support to
      those with AIDS and HIV and their family members
    Shared housing and listings of rooms for rent with other people with HIV/AIDS

Asian-Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-975-2730
Fax: 408-975-2745
http://www.aaci.org/
     Provides Housing information and referrals

California Fair Employment and Housing Department
http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/
     Offers assistance with discrimination and harassment in housing or
        employment, including acts of violence and discrimination in public services
     Has offices located in the following areas served by the “Back on Track…To
        Success” Mentoring Program:




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Fresno Office
1320 East Shaw Avenue, Suite 150
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-244-4760 or 800-884-1684
TTY: 800-700-2320
Fax: 559-244-4819
    Covers the following counties for Employment: Fresno, Merced and
      Stanislaus

Oakland Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-2941 or 800-884-1684
TTY: 800-700-2320
Fax: 510-622-2951
    Covers the following counties for Employment: Alameda, Contra Costa and
      San Joaquin
    This office is the Housing District Office covering all areas served by the
      “Back on Track…To Success” Mentoring Program

Sacramento Office
2000 O Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-5523 or 800-884-1684
TTY: 800-700-2320
Fax: 916-323-6092
    Covers Sacramento county for Employment

San Francisco Office
      1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
      Oakland, CA 94612
      Phone: 510-622-2973 or 800-884-1684
      TTY: 800-700-2320
      Fax: 510-622-2952
   Covers the following counties for Employment: San Francisco, San Mateo
      and Sonoma

San Jose Office
111 North Market Street, Suite 810
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-277-1277 or 800-884-1684
TTY: 800-700-2320
Fax: 408-277-9997
    Covers the following counties for Employment: Monterey, Santa Clara and
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Community Technology Alliance
115 East Gish Road, Suite 222
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-437-8800
Fax: 408-437-9169
E-Mail: admin@CTAgroup.org
http://www.ctagroup.org/
     Offers a Shelter Bed Hotline and Voice Mail Project (which allows people to
        have a way to be reached by phone)

EHCLifeBuilders
2665 North 1st Street, Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408-539-2100 (General Information)
Phone: 408-294-2100 (To Access Services)
E-Mail: info@ehclifebuilders.org
http://www.ehclifebuilders.org/flash.html
     Offers housing assistance and programs for Adults, Youth and Family

First Community Housing
2 North 2nd Street, Suite 1250
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-291-8650
http://www.firsthousing.org
     Builds affordable housing complex for individuals with low income

Homeless Assistance (HA), Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
1919 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-271-5500
    Payment for temporary shelter or for permanent housing
    For CalWorks eligible families
    English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Housing and Community Development, Santa Clara County
Office of Affordable Housing
1735 N. First Street, Suite 265
San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Judy Borah, Management Analyst
Phone: 408-441-4275
     Low interest loans to repair or bring housing up to code




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Housing and Energy, Economic and Social Opportunities (ESO)
 1445 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-971-2560 x160
E-Mail: housing@esoi.org
http://www.esoi.org
     Home Access Program to correct Architectural barriers
     Weatherization Program to make homes more energy efficient
     Home Energy Assistance Program to help with utility bills

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
http://www.hud.gov/
http://www.hud.gov/groups/disabilities.cfm
     Provides information on subsidized housing programs

Fresno HUD Office:
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
The Crocker Building
2135 Fresno Street
Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93721-1718
Phone: 559-487-5033      FAX:559-487-5344
    Serves the following counties that are also served by the “Back on Track…To
       Success” Mentoring Program: Fresno, Merced and Stanislaus

Sacramento HUD Office:
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
925 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-3702
Phone: 916-498-5220
TTY: 916-498-5959
Fax: 916-498-5262
    Serves the Northern 23 California Counties, including Sacramento County

San Francisco HUD Office:
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107-1300
Phone: 415-489-6400 FAX: 415-489-6419
Serves the following counties that are also served by the “Back on Track…To
Success” Mentoring Program: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Francisco,
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Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara
505 West Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 408-275-8770
http://www.hacsc.org/
     This agency provides subsidized rent for qualified individuals.
     Website provides links to useful information on various topics of interest
        related to housing

Housing Division, City of Sunnyvale
456 West Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 408-730-7250
E-Mail: housing@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/Community+Development/Housing+Division/
     Provides housing repair and rehabilitation loans
     Offers low interest loans or grants to make architectural modifications or bring
        a house up to code
     Website offers more information

Housing for Independent People (HIP)
508 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-941-1853 Fax: 408-941-0294
Contact: Debbie Parker
E-Mail: debbie@hip4housing.org
http://www.hip4housing.org/
     Non-profit housing developers for low-income people with special needs,
        including people with mental and physical disabilities. They maintain long
        waiting lists for the project.
     They also refer people to housing in the local community.

Housing SCC
E-Mail: admin@housingscc.org
http://www.housingscc.org/
     An online directory of subsidized housing in Santa Clara County.

Markham Plaza
1590 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 408-278-7081
http://www.homelessness.org
     Offers affordable studios and apartments for low-income singles, seniors and
        families
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McLaughlin House
1558 Mclaughlin Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
Contact: Carmen Mestas, Manager
Phone: 408-993-0453
    Offers Shared Housing for Individuals with SCI

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
303 Vintage Park Drive, Suite 250
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 650-356-2900
Fax: 650-357-9766
E-Mail: info@MidPen-Housing.org
http://www.midpen-housing.org/
     Offers affordable housing for low and moderate income families, seniors and
        the disabled throughout the peninsula of California

Mid-Peninsula Housing Management
Vivente I
2400 Enborg Lane
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-279-2706
    Offers accessible apartments-29 total
    Must be low income and mobility impaired or wheelchair dependent
    Must be a resident of Santa Clara County and demonstrate the capability to
      live independently and manage your own household

Milpitas Housing Services
196 South Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-946-6582
    Offers dispute resolution between landlord and tenant
    Offers first time homebuyer assistance
    Offers subsidized housing

National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse
201 West Union Street, Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-421-1221
http://www.forrent.com/naac
     Maintains a national registry of apartment units designed to accommodate
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Palo Alto Housing Corporation
725 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2403
Phone: 650-321-9709
Fax: 650-321-4341
http://www.paloaltohousingcorp.org/
     Offers affordable housing for low and moderate income families, seniors and
        the disabled throughout Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay Area

Palo Alto Mediation Program
430 Sherman Avenue, Suite 308
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-856-4062
Fax: 650-321-4173
E-Mail: PAmediation@aol.com
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/pamediation/index.html
http://www.housing.org
     Assists in tenant/landlord mediation
     Services are free

Project Match
512 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95126
Contact: Bob Campbell, Executive Director
E-Mail: Bob@srhousingsolutions.org
Phone: 408-416-0271
Fax: 408-416-0278
http://www.projectmatch.org/
     This program can be an excellent housing alternative for people with
        disabilities as they match seniors who want to share their home with people
        seeking a place to live
     Services include counseling the involved people on the process of living
        independently. They ask all parties for references and tell both parties about
        each other
     They encourage and can supply roommate agreements and provide monthly
        follow-ups. They do not do mediation, but they help with practical issues (for
        example, who pays for which household expenses and help arbitrate on such
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Project Sentinel
    http://www.housing.org/index.htm
    Offers the following services: Community Mediation, Fair Housing/Housing
      Discrimination assistance, HUD Home Ownership Counseling and
      Tenant/Landlord Counseling. Please check the website under the “contact us”
      link to see what services are offered at the office nearest you
    Also offers first time home buyer assistance and subsidized housing

Alameda County

Fremont Office:
39155 Liberty Street
Suite D440
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-574-2270
Fax: 510-574-2275
E-Mail: fremontfairhousing@yahoo.com (For Fair Housing/Discrimination Services)
E-Mail: tenantlandlord@yahoo.com (For Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services)

Santa Clara County

Gilroy Office:
7415 Eigelberry St. Suite B
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-842-7740 Fax: 408-842-8054
E-Mail: projectsentinelgilroy@aol.com

Palo Alto Office:
430 Sherman Avenue
Suite 308
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone:-888-324-7468
Fax: 650-321-4173
E-Mail: info@housing.org

San Jose Fair Housing Consortium:
111 W. St. John Street
Suite 315
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-287-4663
Fax: 408-842-8054
E-Mail: dntdiscriminate@aol.com




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Sunnyvale Office:
1055 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road
Suite 3
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: 888-331-3332
Fax: 408-720-0810
E-Mail: mediate4us@aol.com

Stanislaus County

Modesto Office:
121 Downey Avenue
Suite 101-B
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 209-236-1577
Fax: 209-236-1578
E-Mail: projsenmod@aol.com

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible and Universal
Design in Housing
http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud
     Federally funded program that conducts research leading to new scientific
        knowledge and new or improved methods, procedures and devices to benefit
        people with disabilities

Salvation Army Corps
http://www.salvationarmy.org
     Provides emergency financial assistance, a shelter and transitional housing,
        senior citizen residences, etc.

Fresno County
1914 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Monterey County
2460 North Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Major Edward Markham
E-Mail: Edward_Markham@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 831-443-9655

1491 Contra Costa
Seaside, CA 93955
Contact: Major Edward J. Lowcock, Jr.
E-Mail: Ted_Lowcock@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 831-899-4911


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San Francisco County
1450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Contact: Major Thomas Mui
E-Mail: Thomas.Mui@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 415-781-7360

Santa Clara County
3090 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Contact: Major Douglas Tollerud
E-Mail: Douglas.Tollerud@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 408-247-4588

Santa Cruz County
112 Grant Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Contact: Major Carlos B. Gonzzatti
E-Mail: Carlos.Gonzzatti@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 831-724-3922

Sonoma County
721 South McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954
Contact: Captain Keith L. Solts
E-Mail: Keith.Solts@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 707-769-0716

115 Pierce Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Contact: Captain Fredrick C. Rasmussen
E-Mail: Fred_Rasmussen@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 707-542-0981

Stanislaus County
625 "I" Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Contact: Captain Michael J. Dickinson
E-Mail: Mike_Dickinson@usw.salvationarmy.org
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Shared Housing Program, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, Inc.
2625 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Mariam Ghazvini
E-Mail: sharehousing@ccsj.org
Phone: 408-325-5277
http://ccsj.org/services/housing/shared_housing.html
     Assists single parents with children find affordable rooms to rent in homes
     Does not provide emergency housing

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-894-9041
TTY: 1-408-894-9012
E-Mail: info@svilc.org
http://www.svilc.org/
     Provides information and referral regarding available, accessible housing
        options and a computer list of available housing
     They offer a Residential Training Program that provides comprehensive
        independent living skills training in a live-in situation (single family home). It
        addresses self-care and homemaking skills, community mobility, personal
        assistant management, social skills and pre-vocational development

South County Housing, Family Rental Housing
9015 Murray Avenue, Suite 100
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-842-9181
Fax: 408-842-0277
E-Mail: info@scounty.com
http://www.scounty.com
     Assists low income families in Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa
        Cruz counties
     Have staff that can speak Spanish and English

South County Property Management
15 Salinas Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-786-0388
    Assists low income families with rentals
    Offers rental and home ownership programs
    Provides Day care for eligible families
    Have staff that can speak Spanish and English




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Suzanne B. Wilson Residence, YWCA Villa Nueva
375 South Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-295-4011 x 200
http://www.ywca-scv.org/
     Affordable rental housing for families

Transitional Homes Program
974 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-292-4286 Fax: 408-271-0826
http://www.innvision.org/
     Longer-term community-based housing for women and children
     Has a waiting list

Wheelchair Accessible Home Clearinghouse
http://www.waccess.org/
Phone: 610-942-3266
     Website that lists realtors who specialize in accessible homes
     Classified advertisements listed

SHELTERS

Clara-Mateo Shelter
795 Willow Road, Building 323D
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-853-7065
http://www.clara-mateo.org
     Offers an emergency shelter for families
     90-day maximum stay
     Referrals are taken on Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Commercial Street Inn
InnVision
280 Commercial Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-271-1630
http://www.innvision.org/
     Offers a night shelter for single women and women with children
     90-day maximum stay
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Emergency Housing Consortium
2665 North 1st Street, Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408-539-2100 (General Information)
Phone: 408-294-2100 (To Access Services)
E-Mail: info@ehclifebuilders.org
http://www.ehclifebuilders.org/flash.html
     Offers shelters with a 90-day maximum stay (singles only)
    408-294-2100; call first
     Sobrato Family Living Center 408-885-8506; call firs

Georgia Travis Center
InnVision
280 Commercial Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-271-1630
http://www.innvision.org/
     A day services center for homeless women and children

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)
39155 Liberty St., Suite C310
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 1-510-574-2250
Fax: 1-510-574-2252
E-Mail: info@save-dv.org
http://www.save-dv.org/
     Offers shelter and services to adults with children

San Jose Family Shelter
1590 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 1-408-926-8885
Fax: 1-408-254-2056
http://www.sjfamilyshelter.org/
     Offers services to adults with children
     Must call ahead. Call at 10am M-F

Second Chance
6330 Thorton Avenue
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 1-510-792-4357
    Offers an emergency homeless shelter for adults with children




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Shelter Network First Step
325 Villa Terrace
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 1-650-340-8814
Phone: 1-650-685-5880 (Shelter Network Main Office in Burlingame)
http://www.shelternetwork.org/firststep.html
     Emergency shelter and services for families within San Mateo County

Men:

ALL AMIGOS ALANO Club
99 North Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-998-9202
Fax: 1-408-280-5930
    For men in transition from a recovery home or shelter
    Shared housing
    Need to be 30-days clean and sober Call for interview
    Fee of $250/month + 20 hours of volunteer work and three 12 step meetings
       per month

City Team Ministries Rescue Mission
1174 Old Bayshore Hwy
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-288-2153 Fax : 1-408-288-2177
E-mail: sjrescue@cityteam.org
http://www.cityteam.org/
     Overnight emergency shelter for men. Drop in between 4pm and 5pm for bed
        availability
     Mandatory chapel service
     Drug and alcohol program
     10 days per month are free, a fee is charged after 10 days

Julian Street Inn
546 West Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-271-0820
http://www.innvision.org/mentalhealth.html
http://www.innvision.org/shelters.html
     This is for single severely mentally ill persons
     Dormatory living
     Call for an appointment




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Montgomery Street Inn
Innvision
358 North Montgomery Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-271-5160
http://www.innvision.org/shelters.html
     85 bed night shelter and transitional living program for men
     Participants find shelter, case management, and a drug and alcohol free
        environment
     Working men are eligible for longer-term Transitional Living Units
     Call for information at 8am Monday-Friday or drop in between 1pm and 5pm

Women/Children:

Casa de Clara
318 North 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-297-8330
    For single women and women with children

Community Solutions
P.O. Box 546
Morgan Hill, CA 95038
Phone: 1-408-842-7138
Fax: 1-408-778-9672
Crisis Line: 1-408-683-4118
E-Mail: cs@communitysolutions.org
http://www.communitysolutions.org/
     Shelter for battered women and their children

Heritage Home
CityTeam Ministries
435 North Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-294-1238
E-Mail: sjheritagehome@cityteam.org
http://www.cityteam.org/heritagehome/
     Shelter for pregnant single women; no children. CALL AHEAD




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Julian Street Inn
546 West Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-271-0820
http://www.innvision.org/mentalhealth.html
http://www.innvision.org/shelters.html
     This is for single severely mentally ill persons
     Call for an appointment

Teenagers:

Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 1-408-243-0222 Fax: 1-408-246-5752
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/
     Center serves males and females who are 11 to 17 years old. CALL AHEAD

Casa Say Crisis House
509 View Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 1-650-961-2622
    Serves males and females who are 11 to 17 years old. CALL AHEAD
    Offers residential counseling and a reunification program
    Shelter facility for run-aways

Emergency Housing Consortium
39 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-298-2660
http://www.homelessness.org
     Emergency and transitional housing for homeless teenagers (age 11 to 18)

General:

1-800-7SHELTER (1-800-774-3583)
    Toll-free hotline with information about emergency shelters given in both
      English and Spanish
    For use in the following counties: Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
      Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma and Solano




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CityTeam Ministries of San Jose
2304 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-232-5600
Fax: 1-408-428-9505
E-Mail: sanjose@cityteam.org
http://www.cityteam.org/sanjose/
     Organization offers shelters, emergency food and a recovery center. CALL
        AHEAD

Council of Churches of Santa Clara County
1710 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1-408-297-2660
Fax: 1-408-297-2661
http://www.councilofchurches-scc.org/
     Organization offers a rotating shelter program

Cupertino Community Services
10104 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1-408-255-8033
Fax: 1-408 366-6090
E-Mail: CCS@CupertinoCommunityServices.org
http://www.cupertinocommunityservices.org/
     Organization works with people who need help with getting food, rental
        assistance and paying utility bills in the cities of Cupertino, Saratoga, Los
        Gatos and in the 95129 and 95130 zip codes of San Jose

Housing For Independent People (HIP)
481 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
Contact: Debbie Parker
E-Mail: debbie@hip4housing.org
Phone: 1-408-941-1850
Phone: 1-408-941-1855
Fax: 1-408-941-0294
http://www.hip4housing.org/
     Casa Feliz (single room occupancy hotel for the low income, seniors and
        those with special needs (possibly disabilities))




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Urban Ministry of Palo Alto
P.O. Box 702
Palo Alto, CA 94302-0702
Phone: 650-853-8697 (Administrative Office)
Phone: 650-853-8672 (Drop In Center)
Phone: 650-325-3663 (Food Closet)
Fax:-650-853-1123
E-Mail: urbanministry@innvision.org
http://www.umpa.org/
     Offers a rotating church shelter that has a 90-day limit for men and women

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Contact: Nancy Wu, Director, Emergency Assistance Program
E-Mail: nwu@svcommunityservices.org
Phone: 408-738-4321
Fax: 408-738-1125
http://www.svcommunityservices.org/
     Organization offers the following services:
     Emergency referrals to shelter for people with disabilities and people that are
        homeless
     Monthly food program and emergency food
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EMERGENCY FOOD RESOURCES
CityTeam Ministries Of San Jose
2304 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 1-408-232-5600
Fax: 1-408-428-9505
E-Mail: sanjose@cityteam.org
http://www.cityteam.org/sanjose/
     Organization offers shelters, emergency food and a recovery center. CALL
        AHEAD

Fish Programs
    Southside: 1-408-295-2424
    Santa Clara: 1-408-984-0682
    West Valley: 1-408-356-1557
    Offer emergency food. CALL AHEAD

Second Harvest Food Bank
750 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, CA95125
Phone: 1-408-266-8866 Fax: 1-408-266-9042
http://www.2ndharvest.net/
     Offers a program called “Operation Brown Bag:” for seniors 60 years old and
        up (or 55 years old and up and disabled): weekly bag of food
     Offers “Family Harvest”—once a month
     Offers a food connection

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
1333 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-408-445-3400
Fax: 1-408-269-9273
http://www.indianhealthsanjose.org/
     Offers the following departments: Medical Department, Dental Department,
        Counseling Department, Community Health Services Department and
        Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Department
     See website for a description of the range of services offered

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
2020 East San Antonio Street
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 1-408-258-7057
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Salvation Army-Social Services
359 North 4th Street
San Jose CA, 95112
Phone: 1-408-282-1165
    Men only
    Emergency food
    Rent and Utilities Assistance
    Information and Referral
    Specific Zip Codes Served

Santa Maria Urban Ministry
778 South Almaden
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-292-3314
E-Mail: smum@sbcglobal.net
http://www.smum.org/
     Offers food and clothing, etc. for people living in the following zip codes:
        95110, 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95131, 95132 and 95134

St. Catherine’s Catholic Church
17400 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone: 1-408-779-3959
http://www.stca.org
     Offers a “Reach Out” program: Monday-Friday 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Urban Ministry of Palo Alto
425 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 1-650-853-8672 (Drop In Center)
Phone: 1-650-325-3663 (Food Closet)
Fax: 1-650-853-1123
E-Mail: urbanministry@innvision.org
http://www.umpa.org/
     Offers a downtown food closet where bags of food are given to single people
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PREPARED MEALS
Afro-American Community Services Agency
304 North 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 1-408-292-3157
E-Mail: sjaacsa@pacbell.net
http://www.sjaacsa.org/
     Offers information and referral services
     Food and clothing

Cecil White Center
358 North Montgomery Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-271-5160
http://www.innvision.org/centers.html
     Offers a clothes closet, Health care, housing and employment assistance,
        drug and alcohol counseling and legal aid

Community Services Agency of Mtn. View & Los Altos
204 Stierlin Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 1-650-968-0836
http://www.csacares.org/
     Offers emergency food

Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
51 North 9th Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-283-4970
    Meals served Saturday @ 4:30 pm

Martha’s Kitchen
311 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-293-6111
    Meals served Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:15 pm –5:15 pm

Meals On Wheels
1670 Las Plumas Avenue, Suite A
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 1-408-928-3800
    Dinner meal brought to or fixed in your home if you cannot go out
    Serves Santa Clara County




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Our Daily Bread
231 South Sunset Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 1-408-736-4108
    Hot dinner served from 11am-12:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Sacred Heart Community Services
1381 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: 1-408-278-2160
Fax: 1-408-885-9071
http://www.shcstheheart.org
     Offers food, clothing and job search services

St. Joseph’s Family Center
7950 Church Street, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-842-6662
Fax: 1-408-842-5842
http://www.stjosephsgilroy.org/
     Offers the following services:
     Serves San Martin and Gilroy areas only
     Emergency food assistance
     Brown Bag lunch 9am-2pm
     Vouchers for emergency clothes
     Rent assistance
     Transportation assistance
     Employment services programs

Seniors
Gilroy Nutrition Site
7371 Hanna Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-842-4200
     Lunch time nutritious meal

Mountain View Senior Nutrition Program
266 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 1-650-964-6586
http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/citydepts/cs/rec/senior_center.htm
     Lunch time nutritious meal




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Residential Care Facilities

Agnews Developmental Center
3500 Zanker Road
San Jose, California 95134-2299
Public: 1-408-451-6198
TDD: 1-408-432-0942
http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov/Agnews/Agnews.cfm
     Residents are referred by their local regional center
     Website provides more information

Alta Bates Herrick Rehabilitation
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 1-510-204-4444
http://www.altabatessummit.org/
     Jennifer Cassidy or Barbara Ridley, Rehab Service Representatives

California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)
2201 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 1-916-441-6400
Fax: 1-916-441-6441
E-Mail: info@cahf.org
http://www.cahf.org/
     CAHF is a professional organization, representing long term care providers,
        that publishes information about Subacute Care, which provides nursing and
        physical, occupational and speech therapy
     They publish a brochure “Information About Subacute Care in a Nursing
        Facility,” which discusses subacute care, subacute facilities and what to
        expect from these facilities

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, Transitional Living Center
255 East Bonita Avenue
PO Box 6001
Pomona, CA 91769-6001
Phone: 1-909-596-7733
Toll-free: 1-800-926-5462
TDD-TTY-Q: 1-909-593-3646
FAX: 1-909-593-0153
E-Mail: rehab@casacolina.org
http://www.casacolina.org/centers/transitional.shtml
     Offers a CARF-accredited brain injury residential program




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Center for Adaptive Learning
3227 Clayton Road, Suite A
Concord, CA 94519
Phone: 1-925-827-3863
Fax: 1-925-827-4080
E-Mail: info@centerforadaptivelearning.org
http://www.centerforadaptivelearning.org/
     Offers a program to assist individuals with disabilities with their various needs

Centre for Neuro Skills
2658 Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: 1-661-872-3408 or 1-800-922-4994
Fax: 1-661-872-5150
E-Mail: bakersfield@neuroskills.com
http://www.neuroskills.com/cns/cns.shtml
     CARF-accredited brain injury residential program

Centre Village
2500 Gosford Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 1-661-836-2500
    CARF-accredited brain injury residential program

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF International
4891 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 USA
Phone: 1-520-325-1044
Toll-free 1-888-281-6531 voice/TTY
Fax: 1-520-318-1129
http://www.carf.org/
     Searchable directory of accredited residential programs for brain injury

Garfield Neurobehavioral Center
1451 28th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: 1-510-261-9191
Fax: 1-510-533-5630
    Long term residential facility for people with severe brain injury
    Skilled nursing setting




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Western Institute of Rehabilitation
2658 Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: 1-661-872-4903
    Inpatient program specializing in TBI

Group Home Directory

The Belden Centre
606 Humboldt Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 1-707-579-2735

Cal Adult Group Home
6331 Sunrise So. Drive
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: 1-916-386-2716

Tori’s Lighthouse
72 Artesia Drive
Chico, CA 95973
Phone: 1-530-342-6637

86 Artesia Drive
Chico, CA 95973
Phone: 1-530-342-9779
    Two houses in Chico.

Hope Network-- Rehabilitation Services
1940 East Beltline, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 1-616-940-0040 Fax : 616-940-8151
E-mail: jbaker@hopenetwork.org
http://www.hopenetwork.org
www.hopenetworkrehab.org
     Offers many programs and services for people with disabilities including
        residential services and a brain injury program for adolescents

Howard House
2033 Oro Verde Rd
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: 1-760-480-7468
    24-hour, long-term residential-care facility for brain-injured survivors




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Las Palmas Estates
1617 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: 1-209-632-8841
    Small TBI population

Learning Services at Gilroy
10855 DeBruin Way
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 1-408-848-4379
http://www.learningservices.com/gilroy.htm
     Offers a Northern California program for people with disabilities that includes
        residential living support

Rose Hill
5410 Baffy Court
Soquel, CA 95073
Contact: Lauranell Rose, Director/Owner
Phone: 1-408-462-3788
E-Mail: LRose5410@aol.com
http://rosehill-home.com/
     This a place for people with brain injuries

Serenity Harbor
3108 Azahar Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 1-760-436-5047
    This is a place for people with alzheimer’s and dementia

Financial Assistance For Homebuyers

Accessible Housing
Keller Williams-Stephen Beard
510-364-6795
www.accessiblehomesforyou.com
    Offers low cost loans for the disabled

Fannie Mae Consumer Resource Center
Phone: 1-800-732-6643
http://www.fanniemae.com/
     Website provides a wealth of information and resources about how this
        organization assist people to become homeowners.
     Provides a way to search for lenders and mortgages




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Home Modifications

Handyman Connection
1460 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 1-408-294-5900
Redwood City: 1-408-874-0302 and 1-650-261-3725
    Group of retired handymen that will build ramps, install grab bars, etc. for a
      reasonable rate




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                                                                                                                           INDEX
1-800-7SHELTER (1-800-774-3583)358, 373                               Alameda One-Stop ................................... 122
A Hire Priority............................................122        Alaska Welcomes You! Inc ...................... 214
A Stroke Manual for Families ..................306                    Albany Adult School .................................. 16
A World of Options: A Guide to                                        Alexander Law Firm ................................. 251
International Exchange Community Service                              ALL AMIGOS ALANO Club ...................... 371
and Travel for Persons with Disabilities                              Allexperts.com.......................................... 251
(1997) .........................................................220   ALLGOHERE Travel Directory, The ........ 218
A.Warren McClaskey Adult School........... 46                         Alliance of Professionals with Disabilities
Abba Medical Services, Inc .....................230                   .................................................................... 169
ABLE DATA ...............................................246          Allsup, inc.................................................. 251
Abledata.....................................................266      Alta Bates Herrick Rehabilitation............ 380
Ablenet.......................................................266     Alta Bates Medical Center ....................... 122
AC Transit..................................................203       Alternative Leisure Company & Trips
Academy for Educational Development.271                               Unlimited ................................................... 215
Acalanes Adult Center ............................... 25              Alum Rock Youth Ce ................................ 287
Accent on Info...........................................266          Alzheimer’s Activity Center ..................... 346
Access Ability Medical Equipment &                                    Amador Valley Adult School ..................... 17
Supply................................................224, 239        America’s Job Bank ................................. 171
Access Aloha Travel ................................214               American Association of People with
Access America ........................................217            Disabilities (AAPD) ................................... 169
Access Amtrak: A guide to Amtrak                                      American Association of Spinal Cord Injury
Services for Travelers with Disabilities                              Nurses........................................................ 346
(1998) .........................................................218   American Association of Spinal Cord Injury
Access First Travel...................................214             Psychologists & Social Workers ............ 346
Access Options, Inc .................................239              American Brain Tumor Association ....... 298
Access to Disability Data (NIDRR) ..........266                       American Cancer Society ........................ 209
Access to Travel Magazine......................218                    American Chronic Pain Association ...... 346
Access Tours ............................................214          American Conservatory Theater ............. 193
Access-Able Travel Source .....................218                    American Diabetes Association.............. 347
Accessible Alaska Adventures ...............214                       American Driver and Traffic Safety
Accessible Fitness ...................................322             Education Association (ADTSEA) .......... 236
Accessible Gyms ......................................322             American Medical and Equipment Supply,
Accessible Housing .................................383               Inc............................................................... 230
Accessible Journeys........................214, 256                   American Medical Response (AMR) ....... 202
Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI)....................358                   American Occupational Therapy
Accessible Travel .....................................256            Association (AOTA)..........................236, 347
Accessible Travel Resources..................214                      American Paraplegia Society .................. 347
ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) .......208                            American River College .............79, 178, 325
Act-1 Personnel ........................................149           American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
ADA Home Page (U.S. Department of                                     ............................................................259, 347
Justice) ......................................................249    American Syringomyelia Alliance Project
Adaptability ...............................................240       (ASAP) ....................................................... 348
Adaptive Device Locator System............267                         Amtrak ....................................................... 221
Adaptive Driving Aid ........................237, 240                 Antioch Adult School ................................. 25
AdaptWorld.com, Inc................................267                Apex Driving School ................................ 237
Adaptz.com ...............................................267         Apple Computer........................................ 277
Afro-American Community Services                                      AppleOne Employment Services ....122, 149
Agency.......................................................378      Apria Health Care ....224, 225, 226, 227, 229,
Agnews Developmental Center...............380                         230, 233, 234
Alameda Adult School ............................... 16               Arbor Career Center ................................. 136
Alameda County Adult Education............. 16                        ARIS Project .............................................. 358
Alameda County Library ..........................336                  Arizona Raft Adventures.......................... 215
Alameda County Regional Occupational                                  Arriba Vista Ranch ................................... 186
Programs ..................................................... 23     Ascent Employment Program ................. 149
Alameda Free Library...............................336                Ascot Staffing ........................................... 123


                             Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                385
INDEX

Asian-Americans for Community                                        Brain Injury Law Group ........................... 252
Involvement (AACI) ............................ 10, 358              Brain Injury Life-Skills Support Group .. 280
Asians for Job Opportunities in the Bay                              Brain Injury Policy Institute of California
Area (AJOB).............................................. 123         ................................................................... 348
Assistance Dog Institute (ADI)................ 318                   Brain Injury Ring ...................................... 298
Assistive Technology (AT) Network....... 267                         Brain Injury Support Group .................... 283
Assistivetech ............................................ 267       Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors &
Association for Driver Rehabilitation                                Families ..................................................... 282
Specialists ........................................ 236, 237        Brain Injury Survivor And Caregiver
Association for Persons in Supported                                 Education Manual .................................... 304
Employment (APSE) ................................ 169               Brain Surgery: What to Know & Ask...... 304
The Association on Higher Education and                              Brain Train ................................................ 261
Disability (AHEAD) ..................................... 10          Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.... 298
Augmentative Communication News..... 268                             Brain Tumor Group .................................. 281
B.O.K. Ranch ............................................ 187        Brain Tumor Information Services ......... 298
BAJobs.com ............................................. 147         Brain Tumor Society ................................ 298
Barrier Free Education .............................. 10             Brain Tumor Support Group ................... 287
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) .............. 203                     Brainstorm ................................................ 285
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors                             Brannons Medical .................................... 230
(BAADS) .................................................... 182     Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Bay Area Careers ..................................... 171            ................................................................... 215
Bay Area Caregiver Resource                                          Brentwood One Stop ............................... 130
Center/Family Caregiver Alliance........... 291                      Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Bay Area Coalition for the Employment of                             (BOSS)....................................................... 123
Persons with Disabilities (BACED) ........ 150                       Cabrillo Adult School................................. 52
Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN) ... 186                           Cabrillo College.......................... 92, 180, 329
Bay Area Horseback Riding Resources 186                              Cabrillo College Stroke Center ................. 61
Bay Area Job Board................................. 150              Cal Adult Group Home............................. 382
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation                                     Cal Poly Pomona.............................. 104, 330
Program (BORP)....................................... 182            California Academy of Sciences ............ 189
BayJobs.com............................................ 171          California Antique Aircraft Museum\...... 189
Bayshore ................................................... 202     California Association of Health Facilities
Belden Centre, The .................................. 382            (CAHF) ....................................................... 380
Bella Vista Evening Adult School............. 42                     California Center for Law and the Deaf
Bender Consulting Services, Inc............ 169                      (CalCLAD) ................................................... 10
Bereavement Children for Children ....... 283                        California Department of Parks and
Berkeley (North Cities) One Stop ........... 123                     Recreation................................................. 192
Berkeley Adult School ............................... 17             California Department of Rehabilitation 248
Berkeley Greek Theater ........................... 193               California Fair Employment and Housing
Best Bets Travel, Inc................................ 215            Department ............................................... 358
Betty Wright Swim Center @ Community                                 California Foundation for Independent
Association for Rehabilitation (CAR)..... 179                        Living Centers .......................... 138, 252, 312
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ................. 193                   California Occupational Guide ............... 171
Bill Wilson Center .................................... 373          California Rehabilitation Association (CRA)
Bischoffs Medical Mart ............................ 229               ................................................................... 348
BLAST (Bus Line Service of Turlock) .... 211                         California Rehabilitation Equipment ...... 231
Bond Driving School................................ 237              California State Library............................ 343
Bond-Driving School:Other Locations .. 238                           California State University (CSU) Adaptive
Books on Financial Aid ............................... 6             P.E. Programs........................................... 330
Brain Attack: Mapping Out Early Recovery                             CalJOBS.................................................... 172
From Stroke .............................................. 303       CalTrain..................................................... 208
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)                           Camden Community Center.................... 287
 ................................................... 252, 298, 348   Campbell One-Stop.................................. 150
Brain Injury Center................................... 252           Campos Verdes Adult & Community
Brain Injury Connection .......................... 304               Education Center ....................................... 42
Brain Injury Guidance Gro ...................... 291                 Cañada College .................................. 85, 327


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                                                                                                                               INDEX
Candlestick................................................188            Central Unified Adult Education ............... 30
CanDo ................................................246, 268            Central YMCA............................................ 179
Canine Companions for Independence                                        Centre for Neuro Skills............................. 381
(CCI) ...................................................318, 348         Centre Village............................................ 381
Capital City Power Chairs........................227                      Ceres Adult School .................................... 65
Career Development and Employment                                         Ceres Area Transit (CAT)......................... 212
Program .....................................................150          Cesar Chavez Central Library ................. 339
Career Link Center-Mission Center ........142                             Cesar E. Chavez Adult Education Center 30
Careerpath.........................................172, 248               Chabot College ...........................68, 176, 323
Caregiver and Stroke Support Group.....286                                Chabot College Employment & Career
Caregiver Resource Centers ...................291                         Services Center ........................................ 124
Caregiver Spousal Support Group .........288                              Challenge 2000 ......................................... 172
Carmel Adult School .................................. 38                 Challenge Alaska...................................... 215
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation,                                   Charles A. Jones Skills and Business
Transitional Living Center .......................380                     Education Center........................................ 43
Casa de Clara ............................................372             Chat Sites .................................................. 246
Casa Say Crisis House.............................373                     Children Living With Illness .................... 283
Castro Valley Adult School........................ 18                     Children’s Discovery Museum ................ 189
Catholic Charities .....................................152               Christopher and Dana Reeve Resource
Cecil White Center....................................378                 Center ........................................................ 259
Center Adult School ................................... 42                Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
Center for Accessible Technology and                                      .................................................................... 349
Environmental Access (CATEA) .............268                             Chrysler Automobility Program ......238, 243
Center for Adaptive Learning ..................381                        City College of San Francisco...83, 181, 326
Center for Employment Training (CET),                                     City of Alameda Regional Occupational
Alameda County .......................................124                 Program ....................................................... 23
Center for Employment Training (CET),                                     City of Gilroy Community Services
Monterey County ......................................136                 Therapeutic Recreation Program............ 183
Center for Employment Training (CET),                                     City of San Jose Office of Therapeutic
Center for Independence of the Disabled,                                  Services .....................................................183
Inc. (CID) San Mateo Co. ...................147,313                       City of Sunnyvale Therapeutic Recreation
Center for Independent Living ......................                      Program ..................................................... 183
............................................124, 134, 135, 311            City Team Ministries Rescue Mission .... 371
Center for Independent Living                                             CityTeam Ministries Of San Jose....374, 376
Headquarters.............................................310              Clara-Mateo Shelter.................................. 369
Center for Independent Rehabilitative                                     Claudia Osborn ......................................... 261
Services (CIRS) .........................................231              Clearing House for Specialized Media and
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services                                 Technology................................................ 269
....................................................................249   Closing the Gap ........................................ 269
Center for Neuro Skills TBI Resource Guide                                Cloverdale Adult School ............................ 63
....................................................................261   Clovis Adult Education .............................. 31
Center for Research on Learning............349                            Coalinga Adult Education.......................... 31
Center for the Study and Advancement of                                   Coast Caregiver Resource Center .......... 292
Disability Policy ........................................252             Coastside Opportunity Center ................ 208
Center for Training and Careers .............151                          College Board ............................................... 6
Centers for Disease Control and                                           College Grad Job Hunter ......................... 172
Prevention .................................................249           College of Alameda .................................... 68
Central Coast Assistive Technology Center                                 College of San Mateo .................85, 181, 327
(CCATC).....................................................269           College Parents of America....................... 11
Central Coast Center for Independent                                      College Scholarships ................................... 6
Living .................................136, 158, 312, 314                CollegeView................................................... 7
Central Contra Costa Transit Authority                                    Commercial Street Inn ............................. 369
(CCCTA).....................................................204           Commission on Accreditation of
Central County Regional Occupational                                      Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) .............. 381
Center/Program........................................... 59              Communication Problems After A Brain
Central Park Library .................................340                 Injury Or Stroke ........................................ 304


                               Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                  387
INDEX

Community College Adaptive P.E.                                             Crestwood Communication Aids ........... 270
Programs................................................... 323             Cruise Planners........................................ 215
Community College High Tech Center Sites                                    CSU Bakersfield ................................. 96, 330
(California) .................................................. 11          CSU Cal Poly .................................... 109, 333
Community Colleges in Alameda County 68                                     CSU Channel Islands ................................. 97
Community Colleges in Contra Costa                                          CSU Chico........................................... 98, 330
County ......................................................... 72         CSU Dominguez Hills................................. 99
Community Colleges in Fresno County... 74                                   CSU East Bay ............................................. 99
Community Colleges in Merced County .. 76                                   CSU Fresno....................................... 100, 331
Community Colleges in Monterey County77                                     CSU Fullerton ................................... 101, 331
Community Colleges in Sacramento                                            CSU Long Beach .............................. 102, 331
County ......................................................... 79         CSU Los Angeles ............................. 103, 331
Community Colleges in San Francisco                                         CSU Monterey Bay ........................... 103, 331
County ......................................................... 83         CSU Northridge ................................ 104, 331
Community Colleges in San Joaquin                                           CSU Sacramento .............................. 105, 332
County ......................................................... 84         CSU San Bernardino........................ 106, 332
Community Colleges in San Mateo County                                      CSU San Marcos .............................. 109, 333
 ..................................................................... 85   CSU Stanislaus................................. 110, 333
Community Colleges in Santa Clara County                                    Cupertino Community Services ............. 374
 ..................................................................... 87   Cupertino Historical Society Museum ... 189
Community Colleges in Santa Cruz County                                     Cure Paralysis Now.................................. 260
 ..................................................................... 92   Curran Theater ......................................... 194
Community Colleges in Sonoma County 93                                      Databases on Spinal Cord Injury
Community Colleges in Stanislaus County                                     &Traumatic Brain Injury Educational
 ..................................................................... 94   Resources................................................. 296
Community Gatepath............................... 147                       Davies Medical Center ............................. 270
Community Information Program (CIP) . 296                                   DCA Scooters ........................................... 227
Community Options................................. 151                      De Anza College ......................... 87, 179, 327
Community Resources for                                                     Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral
IndependenceSonoma County ....... 160,315                                   Agency (DCARA)...................................... 151
Community Resources for Independent                                         Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center....... 292
Living, Alameda................................ 125, 310                    Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center....... 292
Community Services Agency of Mountain                                       Delhi Adult School ..................................... 36
View & Los Altos ...................... 209, 316, 378                       Delta Society-National Service Dog Center
Community Services Facility, Stanislaus ....                                 ................................................................... 319
211, 213                                                                    Deluxe Truckin’ Mobility.......................... 240
Career Network......................................... 161                 Department of Rehabilitation.......... 243, 270
Community Solutions .............................. 372                      Diablo Valley College................. 73, 177, 323
Community Technology Alliance ........... 360                               Directory of Human Services for Santa
Concord One Stop ................................... 130                    Clara County............................................. 296
Concord Pavilion...................................... 193                  Disability Advocacy Clinic (DAC) ........... 253
Connect! Job Seeker Center ................... 151                          Disability and Business Technical
Consumnes River College......... 80, 178, 325                               Assistance Centers.................................. 270
Continental Van & Truck Specialty                                           Disability and Rehabilitation Sites ......... 246
Conversions ............................................. 240               Disability Law Knowledge Management
Contra Costa College......................... 72, 177                       System ...................................................... 253
Contra Costa County Library.................. 336                           Disability Resources Agency for
Contra Costa County Office of Education29                                   Independent Living (DRAIL)... 145, 161, 313,
Contra Costa County Regional                                                315
Occupational Programs............................. 29                       Disability Resource Catalog ........... 253, 271
Cotati-Rohnert Park Adult School............ 63
Council of Churches of Santa Clara....... 374                               Disability Resources, Inc ........................ 349
Cow Palace ............................................... 194              Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) ........ 253
Craig Hospital........................................... 246               Disability Rights Education and Defense
Craigslist ................................................... 172          Fund........................................................... 254
Creativity Unlimited Diquisto Center ..... 184


 388                                       Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
                                                                                                                                 INDEX
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources                                  Eureka Day Support Group ..................... 292
....................................................................218     Eureka Evening Support Group .............. 293
DisabilityInfo.gov............................. 172, 253                    Evergreen Valley College...................87, 328
Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the                                    Everyone Can Work Video....................... 174
Handicapped .............................................349                Exploratorium ........................................... 198
Disabled Driver’s Mobility Guide, The ....236                               Family Caregiver Alliance................254, 299
Disabled Sports USA of Northern California                                  Family Center on Technology and
....................................................................184     Disability.................................................... 271
Discovery Hills Travel ..............................216                    Family Member Support Group............... 285
Disneyland.................................................198              Family Resources..................................... 297
DiversityLink.com.....................................170                   Fannie Mae Consumer Resource Center .....
Dos Palos Adult School ............................. 36                     .................................................................... 383
Downtown Oakland ..................................310                      FastWeb!........................................................ 7
Dr. Diane’s Health-Helper ........................261                       Federal Jobs Digest ................................. 172
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library ..........341                           Fellows Placement ................................... 152
DreamPower Horsemanship....................187                              Fillmore, The ............................................. 194
Driver Assessment Associations............236                               FinAid! ........................................................... 7
Driving Specialties of Sacramento .........241                              Financial Aid Officer..................................... 7
DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the                                    Financial Assistance For Homebuyers .. 383
Internet.......................................................250          Financial Reimbursement........................ 277
Dublin Adult School ................................... 18                  Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult Education .... 31
East Bay Head Injury Peer Group ...280, 281                                 First Community Housing........................ 360
East Bay Works.........................................125                  Fish Programs .......................................... 376
Easy Access to National Parks ...............219                            Flint Center for the Performing Arts....... 194
Easy Access Travel ..................................216                    Focus for Work ......................................... 152
Economic and Social Opportunities, Inc                                      Fodor’s Great American Vacations for
............................................................151, 316        People with Disabilities (1996) ................ 219
Economy Medical .............................225, 241                       Follow Me Outdoors ................................. 256
Eden Area Regional Occupational Program                                     Folsom-Cordova Adult School.................. 44
...................................................................... 23   Foothill College...................................88, 328
Eden Hospital Stroke Support Group.....280                                  For Your Convenience ............................. 231
EdFund .......................................................... 7         Ford Motor Corporation Mobility
Edward Shands Adult School ................... 18                           Assistance Center .................................... 243
EHCLifeBuilders .......................................360                  Foundation Center for Grants and
El Camino YMCA.......................................179                    Philanthropists ......................................... 271
Elite Mobility......................................234, 241                Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury
Elk Grove Adult School.............................. 43                     Prevention, Care, and Cure ..................... 259
Elliott Alternative Education Center ......... 65                           Free Application for Federal Student Aid .. 7
EMERGENCY FOOD RESOURCES .........376                                       Fremont Adult School ................................ 19
Emergency Housing Consortium....370, 373                                    Fremont One Stop .................................... 126
Emergency Transportation......................202                           Fremont School for Adults ........................ 44
Emerging Horizons...........................219, 256                        Fresno Area Express (FAX) ..................... 204
Employee Referral Services ....................153                          Fresno Brain Tumor Support Group ...... 282
Employment Development Department 126,                                      Fresno City College....................74, 177, 324
130, 134, 135, 137,138, 142, 145, 147, 152,                                 Fresno County Adult Education................ 30
158, 160, 161, 349                                                          Fresno County Public Library ................. 337
Employment Related Sites (See Chapter 9)                                    Fresno County Regional Occupational
....................................................................248     Program ....................................................... 35
Enloe Head Injury Support Project .........292                              Fresno County Rural Transit Agency
Environmental Traveling Companions                                          (FCRTA) ..................................................... 204
(ETC) ..........................................................184         Galt Adult Education .................................. 44
Epilepsy Foundation of America.....254 ,298                                 Garfield Neurobehavioral Center ............ 381
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California                                  Gavilan College...........................89, 179, 328
....................................................................350     General Shelters ....................................... 373
Escalon Adult School................................. 49                    General Motors Corporation Mobility
E-Tran ........................................................206          Assistance Center .................................... 243


                                Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                   389
INDEX

Gentiva Rehab Without Walls ......... 312, 314                            Help Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties297
George Washington University Heath                                        Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the
Resource Center ...................................... 350                Disabled .................................................... 319
Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care                                  Heritage Home.......................................... 372
System....................................................... 246         Hire Potential ............................................ 170
Georgia Travis Center.............................. 370                   Hire-Ability Employment Services ......... 142
Gilroy Evening Adult School .................... 55                       HireDiversity.com..................................... 170
Gilroy Nutrition Site ................................. 379               HIRLN ........................................................ 288
Gilroy One-Stop........................................ 152               History Museum of San Jose.................. 190
Global Access Travel............................... 219                   Home Med-Equip Company .................... 225
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway &                                             Home Modifications ................................. 384
Transportation District ............................ 207                  Homeless Assistance (HA), Santa Clara
Golden Gate Theater................................ 194                   County Social Services Agency ............. 360
Golden Plains Adult Education Center .... 32                              Hope Network-- Rehabilitation Services......
Goldin & Sharp Lawyers.......................... 254                       ........................................................... 153, 382
Gonzales Adult School .............................. 38                   Horses in California, Inc .......................... 187
Goodwill Industries of Sacramento........ 138                             Hot Jobs.................................................... 173
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco                                      Housing and Community Development,
County ....................................................... 142        Santa Clara County .................................. 360
Goodwill Industries of San Mateo County                                   Housing and Energy, Economic and Social
................................................................... 148   Opportunities (ESO)................................. 361
Goodwill Industries of Santa Clara County                                 Housing and Urban Development (HUD)361
................................................................... 153   Housing Authority of the County of Santa
Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay                               Clara .......................................................... 362
........................................................... 126, 130      Housing Division, City of Sunnyvale ..... 362
Goodwill Industries Worknet Center...... 145                              Housing For Independent People (HIP) .......
GORP (Great Outdoors Recreational                                          ........................................................... 362, 374
Program) ................................................... 256          Housing SCC ............................................ 362
Government Help via DOR/SS ........ 173, 254                              Howard House .......................................... 382
Government Sites .................................... 249                 Hughson Adult School .............................. 65
Governor’s Committee for Employment of                                    Humboldt State University ...................... 102
Disabled Persons ..................................... 350                Independent Bank ............................ 173, 258
Graham Consulting Group, The ............. 170                            Independence Adult Center ...................... 55
Grandmar, Inc........................................... 224              Independent Living Centers.................... 310
Great America........................................... 198              Independent Living Research Utilization
Greyhound Bus Lines.............................. 221                     (ILRU)......................................................... 316
Group Home Directory............................. 382                     Independent Living Resource Center of
Gustine Adult School................................. 36                  Contra Costa County ....................... 131, 311
Half the Planet.com.................................. 256                 Independent Living Resource Center of
Hamilton’s Health Aid Services .............. 226                         San Francisco................................... 142, 313
Handyman Connection ............................ 384                      Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Hartnell College.......................... 77, 177, 325                    ................................................................... 376
Hayward Adult School ............................... 19                   Information Resources ............................ 298
Hayward One Stop ................................... 127                  Information Technology Technical
HDI Publishers.................................. 174, 305                 Assistance & Training Center (ITTATC). 272
Head Injury and Stroke Support Group 280,                                 Inland Counties Caregiver Resource Center
281, 285, 294                                                              ................................................................... 293
Head Injury Hotline .................................. 254                Institute Of Career Development (Division
Head Injury Peer & Family Support Group                                   of Goodwill) .............................................. 153
................................................................... 290   Inter-City Services, Inc ............................ 127
Head Injury Socialization Group............. 282                          International Medical Society of Paraplegia
Head Injury Support Group -Caregiver &                                    (US Office)................................................. 350
Survivor..................................................... 293         International Ventilator Users Network
Head Trauma Support Project ........ 284, 299                             (IVUN) ........................................................ 351
Healdsburg Adult School .......................... 63                     Internet Indexes........................................ 250
Healthfinder .............................................. 250           Janet Pomeroy Center ............................. 143


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                                                                                                                               INDEX
Jefferson Adult Division ............................ 52                  Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall ........... 195
Jewish Family Service .............................153                    Macsa Adult Day Health Care.................. 154
Jewish Vocational Service.......................143                       Magic Mountain ........................................ 199
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) ............                              Manor Drug Store ..................................... 228
....................................................173, 248, 299         Manteca Adult School ................................ 49
Job Club Center ........................................161               Manteca Worknet Center ......................... 146
Job Hub .....................................................173          MARC Continuation.................................... 33
Job Network, The......................................131                 Marine World Africa USA ......................... 199
JobStar ......................................................173         Marines’ Memorial Theater ...................... 195
John Muir Therapy Center .......................238                       Markham Plaza.......................................... 362
Julian Street Inn................................371, 373                 Martha’s Kitchen....................................... 378
Kelly Services ...........................................154             Martinez Adult School................................ 26
Kerman Adult School ................................. 32                  Mayo Health Clinic Health Oasis............. 257
Kernes Memorial Pool..............................178                     Mayors’ Commission on Persons with
Kerrys Medical ..........................................228              Disabilities, Alameda County .................. 127
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) ..........184                              Mayors' Committee for Employment of
King City Adult School............................... 38                  People with Disabilities, Contra Costa
Kings Canyon Adult School ...................... 32                       County ....................................................... 131
Kingsburg Adult Education ....................... 33                      Mayors’ Committee for Employment for
Knott’s Berry Farm ...................................198                 People with Disabilities, San Mateo County
Laney College .....................................69, 176                .................................................................... 148
Las Palmas Estates ..................................383                  Mayor's Committee for Employment for
Las Positas College............................69, 176                    Persons with Disabilities, Sonoma County
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights .254                                .................................................................... 160
Learning Disabilities Association of                                      McLaughlin House.................................... 363
America (LDA)...........................................351               MD Medical Mobility ................................. 228
Learning Disability ..................................... 11              Meals On Wheels ...................................... 378
Learning Services at Gilroy .....................383                      Medical Sites ............................................. 257
Legal/Policy/Advocacy Related Sites.....251                               Medical Travel, Inc.................................... 216
Leisure, Mobility, Recreation, and Travel                                 Medicine Net.............................................. 257
Sites ...........................................................256      Medline ...................................................... 249
Lekotek ......................................................272         Medline Plus (PubMed, Internet Grateful
Leon S. Peters Rehab Center ..................272                         Medscape) ................................................. 258
Lewis Education Center............................. 63                    Mendota Unified Adult Education ............. 33
Liberty Adult Education ............................. 25                  Merced Adult School.................................. 37
Limited Examination and Application                                       Merced College ...................................76, 324
Program (LEAP) ........................................138                Merced County Adult Education ............... 36
Lincare, Inc.......224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231,                          Merced County Library ............................ 337
233, 234                                                                  Merced County Regional Occupational
Linden Adult Education ............................. 49                   Programs ..................................................... 37
Link2Care ..................................................262           Merced County Transit (AKA The Bus) .. 205
Literacy Alliance for the South Bay.......... 12                          Merritt College.....................................70, 176
Livermore Adult Education........................ 20                      Metro Para Cruz ........................................ 210
Livermore Amador Valley Transit                                           Metropolitan Adult Education Program ... 56
Authority/WHEELS ...................................203                   Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, The .... 260,
Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen.........378                              351
Local Community Vocational Resources
....................................................................122   Mid-Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group
Local Transportation................................203                   for Survivors and Caregivers .................. 286
Lodi Adult School ....................................... 49              Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, Mgmt.
Lodi Worknet Center ................................145                   .................................................................... 363
Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center                                     Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care
....................................................................293   System ....................................................... 246
Los Banos Adult School ............................ 36                    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Los Gatos Public Library .........................339                     .................................................................... 288
Los Medanos College.................73, 177, 323                          Mills Hospital Pool.................................... 181


                               Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                  391
INDEX

Milpitas Adult Education ........................... 56                   National Center on Accessible Information
Milpitas Housing Services....................... 363                      Technology in Education ........................ 273
Mission College.................................. 90, 328                 National Council on Disability ................ 249
Mission Trails ROP .................................... 41                National Council on Independent Living
Mission Valley Regional Occupational                                      (NCIL)......................................................... 316
Program....................................................... 24         National Database of Educational
Mobility Engineering................................ 272                  Resources for SCI ...................................... 12
Mobility Equipment Installers ................. 239                       National Easter Seal Society................... 352
Mobility International USA .............. 216, 257                        National Familial Brain Tumor Registry 299
Mobility Masters ............................... 232, 233                 National Information Center for Children
Mobility Systems, Specialists ................. 242                       and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) .... 247
Model Spinal Cord Injury System                                           National Institute of Health .............. 250,299
Dissemination Center .............................. 259                   National Institute on Disability and
Modesto Area Express (MAX) ................. 212                          Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) ........... 352
Modesto Junior College ............ 94, 182, 330                          National Job Opportunities—Diversity
Modesto Library ....................................... 343               Direct ................................................. 174, 248
Monster Board, The ......................... 173, 248                     National Library of Medicine................... 250
Monterey Adult School .............................. 39                   National Organization on Disability (NOD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium.......................... 199                        ........................................................... 300, 352
Monterey County Adult Education ........... 38                            National Rehabilitation Information Center
Monterey County Free Libraries............. 338                           (NARIC) ..................................... 247, 300, 353
Monterey County Regional Occupational                                     National Resource Center for Traumatic
Programs..................................................... 41          Brain Injury ............................................... 262
Monterey County Virtual One Stop ........ 137                             National Seating and Mobility, Inc.......... 232
Monterey Peninsula College ..... 78, 178, 325                             National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Monterey Public Library .......................... 337                     ........................................................... 259, 353
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) ............. 205                          National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Montgomery Street Inn ............................ 372                    800-HelpLine............................................. 300
Montgomery Theater................................ 195                    National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical
Morgan Hill Adult Education ..................... 57                      Center ........................................................ 354
Mount Diablo Adult Education.................. 26                         National Women’s Health Information
Mount Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury                                      Center ........................................................ 303
System....................................................... 246         Nautilus Tours and Cruise, Ltd............... 217
Mountain Caregiver Resource Center.... 293                                Neighborhood Center Adult School......... 20
Mountain View Public Library................. 340                         Neurolaw Letter, The................................ 306
Mountain View Senior Nutrition Program                                    Neurotrauma Law Nexus......................... 255
................................................................... 379   Neverland Adventures ............................. 217
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School ... 57                               New Haven Adult School........................... 20
Mountain Winery ...................................... 195                New Lift II Support Group........................ 282
Mouth Magazine ....................................... 305                New Mobility ............................................. 247
Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway)207                                 New Mobility Magazine ............................ 297
Museum of Modern Art ............................ 190                     New Mobility’s Jobline..................... 174, 258
Museums................................................... 189            New Vista-Analy Evening Adult School... 64
MV Trans., Inc........................................... 212             Newark (Tri-Cities) One Stop .................. 127
MV Transportation ................................... 222                 Newark Adult Education............................ 21
National Ability Center............................. 216                  Newman Dial-A-Ride ................................ 212
National Accessible Apartment                                             Newman-Crows Landing Adult School.... 66
Clearinghouse .......................................... 363              North County Adult School....................... 39
National Association of Protection and                                    North County Regional Occupational
Advocacy Systems .................................. 255                   Program ...................................................... 59
National Association of State Student                                     Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury
Grant and Aid Programs............................ 12                     System ...................................................... 247
National Brain Tumor Foundation.. 299, 351                                Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury
National Business and Disability Council                                  System ...................................................... 247
................................................................... 173   NOVA .................................................. 154,249
                                                                          Oakdale Adult Education .......................... 66


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Oakland (Downtown) One Stop...............127                             Peer Support Group For Men .................. 288
Oakland (East) One Stop .........................128                      Peer Support Groups for SCI and TBI .... 289
Oakland Coliseum (AKA McAfee Coliseum)                                    Peninsula Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc
....................................................................188   ............................................................287, 291
Oakland Evening Adult School ................. 21                         Peninsula Stroke Association (PSA) ...... 287
Oakland Private Industry Council ...........128                           Peninsula Works-Daly City ...................... 148
Oakland Regional Occupational Program24                                   Peninsula Works-Menlo Park .................. 148
Occupational Solutions ...........................154                     Peninsula Works-Redwood City ............. 148
Off To Work Curriculum...........................174                      Peninsula Works-San Carlos................... 148
Office of Disability Employment Policy                                    Pescadero Adult Education....................... 52
(ODEP) .......................................................354         Petaluma Adult School .............................. 64
Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term                                Peterson’s ..................................................... 7
Care Policy ................................................250           Pharmaceutical Information Network..... 258
Office of Minority Health Resource Center                                 Phoenix Data Center ................................ 297
....................................................................300   Physically Challenged Exercise Center . 322
Office of Theraputic Services San Jose.288                                Physically Disabled Queers Support Group
Officeteam .................................................155           .................................................................... 289
Ohlone College ...........................70, 176, 323                    Piedmont Adult School .............................. 21
Old Marshall Adult Education Center....... 45                             Pittsburg Adult Education Center............. 27
On Site Mobility Services.........................233                     Pittsburg One Stop................................... 131
One-Handed in a Two-Handed World .....306                                 Planes, Trains & Automobiles................. 221
Online Resume/Job Bank Sites...............258                            Pleasant Valley Adult School .................... 22
Orange Caregiver Resource Center .......294                               Pleasanton (Tri-Valley) One Stop............ 128
Orange Grove Adult School ...................... 45                       Pools .......................................................... 176
Organizations Providing Service Dogs. Etc                                 Prepared Meals ......................................... 378
....................................................................318   Pride Industries ........................................ 139
Orpheum Theater......................................195                  Print & Web Information on Adaptive Travel
Other Helpful Library Resources ............343                           .................................................................... 217
Other Service Organizations ...................316                        Private Industry Council of San Francisco,
Other Support Group Information...........291                             Inc............................................................... 143
Our Daily Bread.........................................379               Professional Sports Arenas .................... 188
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ..............376                            Program Development Associates ......... 271
Ourtools.co................................................247            Project Action Easter Seals..................... 219
Outreach Paratransit ................................209                  Project Hired ............................................. 155
Pac Bell Park .............................................188            Project Match ............................................ 364
Pacific Grove Adult School ....................... 39                     Project Sentinel ........................................ 364
Palo Alto Adult School............................... 57                  Protection and Advocacy, Inc ................. 255
Palo Alto Family YMCA ............................180                     Publications .............................................. 303
Palo Alto Health Care System (Veterans)                                   Rainbow Wheels ....................................... 222
....................................................................155   REACH Resource Center for Independent
Palo Alto Housing Corporation ...............364                          Living ......................................................... 273
Palo Alto Main Library..............................340                   Redwood Amphitheatre at Paramount’s
Palo Alto Mediation Program ..........301, 364                            Great America, Santa Clara ..................... 196
Paralinks....................................................259          Redwood Caregiver Resource Center.... 294
Paralyzed Veterans of America .......259, 354                             Redwood City Parks, Recreation &
Paramount Theater...................................195                   Community Services ................................ 185
Parents Helping Parents ..........................301                     Redwood City Wheelchair ....................... 230
Parkinson’s Institute ................................354                 Reedley College..........................75, 177, 324
Parlier Adult School ................................... 33               Regeneration and Research .................... 260
Patterson Adult Education ........................ 66                     Rehab International ..........................248, 262
Patterson Dial-A-Ride...............................212                   Rehab Specialists, Inc.............................. 232
PAWS With A Cause.................................319                     Rehabilitation Education Assistance
PEAT (Planning and Execution Assistant                                    Program (REAP) ..................................40,317
and Training System) ...............................262                   Rehabilitation Engineering Research
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of The                                   Center on Accessible and Universal Design
U.S..............................................................301      in Housing ................................................. 366


                               Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                  393
INDEX

Rehabilitation International..................... 355                       San Francisco Wax Museum .................. 190
Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI and                                  San Joaquin County Adult Education...... 49
SCI ..................................... 260, 262, 301, 317                San Joaquin County Regional
Rehabilitation Services Administration                                      Occupational Programs............................. 51
(RSA) ......................................................... 355         San Joaquin Delta College 84, 146, 181, 326
Rehabilitation Services of Northern                                         San Joaquin Regional Transit District ... 208
California................................................... 131           San Jose Arena ........................................ 188
RehabTool.com ........................................ 273                  San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Research and Training Center on                                              ................................................................... 196
Community Integration............................ 263                       San Jose City College.............................. 180
Residential Care Facilities....................... 380                      San Jose Civic Auditorium ..................... 196
RESNA....................................................... 274            San Jose Family Shelter.......................... 370
Resource Directories ............................... 296                    San Jose Job Corps................................. 155
Resources for Independent Living. 139, 312                                  San Jose Location ................................... 239
Richmond (Downtown) One Stop........... 132                                 San Jose Museum of Art ......................... 190
Richmond (Hilltop) One Stop .................. 132                          San Jose One-Stop .................................. 156
Ripon Unified School District Adult School                                  San Jose Public Libraries ....................... 341
 ..................................................................... 50   San Jose State University ............... 108, 332
Riverdale Adult Education ........................ 33                       San Juan Adult Education-School to
Road to Independence: Adapted Driving                                       Career .......................................................... 46
Options...................................................... 244           San Leandro Adult School ........................ 22
Rose Hill .................................................... 383          San Mateo Adult School ....................... 52,53
Rubicon Employment Services .............. 132                              San Mateo County Library/Peninsula
Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support                                         Library System ......................................... 339
Group......................................................... 284          San Mateo County Regional Occupational
Sacramento Area Easter Seals Society . 274                                  Program ...................................................... 54
Sacramento Area Mayors' Committee on                                        San Mateo County Transit District
Disability Issues ....................................... 139               (SamTrans) ............................................... 209
Sacramento City Adult and Continuing                                        San Pablo One Stop................................. 132
Education Office......................................... 46                San Ramon Adult Education-Venture
Sacramento City College........... 81, 178, 326                             School ......................................................... 27
Sacramento County Adult Education ...... 42                                 Sanger Adult School.................................. 34
Sacramento County Regional Occupational                                     Santa Clara Adult School .......................... 58
Programs..................................................... 46            Santa Clara City Library .......................... 340
Sacramento Public Library...................... 338                         Santa Clara County Adult Education ....... 55
Sacramento Regional Transit District.... 206                                Santa Clara County Committee for
Sacramento Van Conversions & Mobility                                       Employment of Persons with Disabilities
 ................................................................... 242     ................................................................... 156
Sacramento Works................................... 139                     Santa Clara County Library, Los Gatos . 341
Sacred Heart Community Services ........ 379                                Santa Clara County Psychological
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments                                   Association............................................... 301
(SAVE) ....................................................... 370          Santa Clara County Regional Occupational
Salinas Adult School ................................. 40                   Programs .................................................... 59
Salvation Army Corps.............................. 366                      Santa Clara County Social Services
Salvation Army-Social Services ............. 377                            Agency, Department of Employment and
San Andreas Regional Center ........ 155, 317                               Training Programs, Job Training
San Diego State University ............. 107, 332                           Partnership Act (JTPA) Program............ 156
San Francisco County Adult Education ......                                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Regional Occupational Programs ............ 48                              Authority (VTA)......................................... 210
San Francisco General Hospital BASIC                                        Santa Cruz Adult School ........................... 61
Support Group.......................................... 285                 Santa Cruz Airporter ................................ 210
San Francisco Public Libraries .............. 338                           Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ................. 199
San Francisco State University ...... 107, 332                              Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium .................. 196
San Francisco TBI Network Support Group                                     Santa Cruz County Adult Education ........ 61
 ................................................................... 285    Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational
San Francisco Vocational Services ....... 143                               Program ...................................................... 62


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                                                                                                                               INDEX
Santa Cruz Metro Transit .........................210                     South Bay Mobility ................................... 242
Santa Cruz Public Libraries.....................342                       South County Housing, Family Rental
Santa Maria Urban Ministry .....................377                       Housing ..................................................... 368
Santa Rosa Brain Tumor Support Group                                      South County Property Management ..... 368
....................................................................291   South County Regional Occupational
Santa Rosa Central Library .....................342                       Program ....................................................... 60
Santa Rosa CityBus .................................211                   South County Transit Link....................... 207
Santa Rosa Community College .............181                             South San Francisco Adult Education ..... 53
Santa Rosa Junior College ................93, 329                         Southern Caregiver Resource Center .... 294
Santa Rosa YMCA ....................................182                   Southwest YMCA...................................... 180
Santa Rosa/Petaluma ...............................291                    Speak with others with SCI conditions/
Saturn Mobility Program..........................243                      Finding Medical Supplies ........................ 260
Schwab Foundation for Learning .....12, 302                               Spectrum Community Services .............. 128
SCI Connection .........................................260               Spherion .................................................... 157
SCI Information and Resources Ring.....251                                Spina Bifida Association of America...... 355
SCI Questions Answered About Life After                                   Spinal Cord Injury Information Network ......
Injury ..........................................................260      International ......................................251, 356
SCI Specific Sites .....................................259               Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center....... 260
SCI Support Group – Berkeley ................280                          Spinal Cord Society..........................261, 356
Scooter World ...........................................228              Spinewire................................................... 260
Second Chance.........................................370                 Spot, The ................................................... 158
Second Harvest Food Bank.....................376                          St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.............. 377
Seizure Support Group ............................287                     St. Joseph’s Family Center...................... 379
Selma Adult School.................................... 34                 St. Vincent De Paul................................... 132
Seniors Food Sources .............................379                     Stanislaus Career Network/Community
Sequoia District Adult School ................... 53                      Services Agency....................................... 162
Serenity Harbor.........................................383               Stanislaus County Adult Education ......... 65
Services For Brain Injury (SBI)................156                        Stanislaus Regional Transit (Start)......... 213
Services for Brain Injury Information &                                   State Council on Developmental
Referral Services ......................................302               Disabilities................................................. 356
Services for Brain Injury-Alameda..........128                            State of California Department of Special
Shared Housing Program, Catholic                                          Education .................................................... 13
Charities of Santa Clara, Inc....................368                      State Parks and Recreation Areas.......... 192
Shelter Network First Step.......................371                      STEPAHEAD Support Group for Families
Shelters......................................................369         and Caregivers.......................................... 286
Shield Healthcare .............................225, 226                   Stockton School for Adults ....................... 50
Shoreline Amphitheater ...........................196                     Stockton Worknet Center ........................ 146
Shoreline Occupational Services....137, 158                               Stockton-San Joaquin County Libraries 339
Sierra College..............................82, 179, 326                  Stroke Support Group Los-Gatos ........... 286
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center                                  Stroke Support Group San Jose............. 289
....................................156, 185, 314, 355, 368               Student Guide, The....................................... 7
Silicon Valley Staffing Group ..................156                       Suicide And Crisis Lines ......................... 302
Silicon Valley Workforce Investment                                       Sunnyvale Community Services ............. 375
Network......................................................157          Sunnyvale Public Library......................... 341
Simply the Best Driving School ..............239                          Sunnyvale/Cupertino Adult Education..... 58
Skills Plus.................................................... 13        Support Dogs, Inc..................................... 319
Skyline College ...................................86, 327                Support Group Class – San Rafael......... 282
Society for the Advancement of Travelers                                  Support Groups by County & City .......... 280
with Disabilities (SATH) ...........................220                   Support Groups for Brain Tumor Patients &
Soledad Adult School ................................ 41                  Families in North America ....................... 297
Sonoma County Adult Education ............. 63                            Suzanne B. Wilson Residence, YWCA Villa
Sonoma County Transit ...........................211                      Nueva ......................................................... 369
Sonoma Developmental Center ..............272                             SVILC South County Branch ................... 314
Sonoma Job Link......................................160                  System Overload: A Book about Seizures
Sonoma State University .................110, 333                         .................................................................... 306
Sonoma Valley Adult School..................... 64                        Talk City..................................................... 264


                               Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                  395
INDEX

Talking Heads................................... 289, 302                   University of California, Riverside ......... 116
TASH.......................................................... 255          University of California, San Diego ........ 117
TBI Chat Room ......................................... 264                 University of California, San Francisco . 118
TBI NET ..................................................... 307           University of California, Santa Barbara . 119
TBI Specific Sites ..................................... 261                University of California, Santa Cruz....... 120
TBI Support Group................................... 281                    University of Minnesota Disability Service
Tech Museum of Innovation, The ........... 190                              Careers Online.......................................... 174
Technical Aid Facilitation (TAF) .................. ,                       Urban Ministry of Palo Alto ............. 375, 377
Connections ............................................. 274               Vallecitos Center for Employment Training
Teenagers ................................................. 373             (CET) Incorporated................................... 129
Tetra Society of North America .............. 274                           Valley Caregiver Resource Center ......... 294
Theaters .................................................... 193           Vehicle Modification Reimbursement .... 243
Theater on the Square ............................. 196                     Vet Center ................................................. 157
Theme Parks and Other Attractions....... 198                                Veterans Administration Medical Center239
Timpany Center ................................ 180, 322                    Videos........................................................ 244
Top Jobs USA........................................... 174                 Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation (VIVO)13
Tori’s Lighthouse ..................................... 382                 VIP (Very Important Patient) Program.... 290
Touchstones ............................................. 290               Vista College....................................... 71, 176
TPN Magazine........................................... 307                 Vocational Related Books and Videos... 174
Trace Research & Development Center. 275                                    Vocational Related Organizations and
Tracy Adult School .................................... 50                  Resources................................................. 169
Tracy Worknet Center.............................. 146                      Vocational Related Websites .................. 171
TransAccess............................................. 157                Volkswagen Mobility Access Program .. 243
TransCen Inc./Worlink ............................. 144                     Volunteer Center of Alameda County /Tri
Transitional Homes Program.................. 369                            Valley ......................................................... 129
Transportation Agency for Monterey                                          Volunteer Center of Contra Costa County
County (TAMC) ......................................... 205                  ................................................................... 132
Transportation Safety .............................. 257                    Volunteer Center of Sacramento and Yolo
Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory                                   Counties.................................................... 141
(TBIRD) ...................................................... 263          Volunteer Center Of San Francisco ....... 144
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group                                        Volunteer Center of San Mateo County . 148
Salinas................................................ 283,292             Volunteer Center of Sonoma County ..... 160
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group                                        Volunteer Center, Sacramento and Yolo
Sand City & Santa Cruz .................... 284,290                         Counties.................................................... 141
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide... 263                                Volunteer Exchange................................. 157
Travel After Spinal Cord Injury ............... 220                         Volunteerism Project ............................... 144
Tri-Cities Branch Office ........................... 311                    Wardrobe for Opportunity ....................... 129
TRIPS, Inc.................................................. 217            Warfield, The............................................. 197
Triton Museum of Art............................... 191                     Washington Union High School Adult
Tri-Valley Branch Office .......................... 310                     School ......................................................... 34
Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program                                    Waterford Dial-A-Ride.............................. 213
 ..................................................................... 24   Watsonville/Aptos Adult School............... 62
Turlock Adult School ................................. 66                   Web Accessibility Initiative ..................... 276
U.S. Business Leadership Network........ 170                                WebMD ...................................................... 258
U.S. Food and Drug Administration ....... 258                               Websites on Financial AidCalifornia
Underwater World .................................... 199                   Student Aid Commissio............................... 6
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) ................... 275                         West Coast Mobility ................................. 233
United Way First Call for Help ................ 302                         West Contra Costa Adult Education ........ 28
United Way of Santa Clara County......... 303                               West Hills College .............................. 75, 324
Universal Design Education Materials                                        West Valley College ................... 91, 180, 329
Online ........................................................ 276         Western Institute of Rehabilitation......... 382
Universal Studios..................................... 200                  Westside Adult Education......................... 34
University of California, Berkeley........... 112                           Westwind Community Barn .................... 187
University of California, Davis ................ 113                        Wheelchair Accessible Home
University of California, Irvine ................ 114                       Clearinghouse .......................................... 369
University of California, Los Angeles .... 115                              Wheelchair Getaways .............................. 222


 396                                       Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
                                                                                                                               INDEX
Wheelchair Net..........................................257               Workforce Santa Cruz County Career
Wheelchairs of Berkeley ..........................225                     Center at Watsonville ............................... 159
Wheelers East, Inc ....................................222                Working After Brain Injury: What Can I Do
Wheelweb.com..........................................260                 .................................................................... 174
While You are Waiting..............................264                    Worknet Employment Resource Center. 135
Whirlwind Wheelchair International........277                             World Institute on Disability (WID) .303, 356
Wilderness Inquiry ...................................217                 Worldwide Disability Solution Group ..... 277
Windsor Adult Education........................... 64                     World Wide Educational Services .......... 133
Winterstein Adult Center ........................... 47                   World Wide Web Library, The.................. 343
Wired on Wheels.......................................257                 Wrightslaw Resource for Special Education
Women with Disabilities Resource Center                                   and Advocacy Law ..................................... 14
....................................................................303   Wunago...................................................... 220
Women/Children Housing........................372                         Yellow Cab Company ............................... 210
Workforce Connection-Manchester Center                                    YMCA of Mid-Peninsula ........................... 186
....................................................................134   YMCA of Santa Clara Valley .................... 186
Workforce Santa Cruz County Capitola
Career Center ............................................159




                               Resource Options for Back On Track (ROBOT)                                                                  397

								
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