California Disability Resources by jianghongl


									                      California Disability Resources

                               ARTS AND CREATIVITY
VSA arts of California
4660 Natomas Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95835
Phone: 916-277-6747
National Arts and Disability Center
Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Suite 3310
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967
Phone: 310-794-1141
Fax: 310-794-1143
National Institute of Arts and Disabilities
551 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 510-620-0290
Fax: 510-620-0326
AXIS Dance Company
1428 Alice St., Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-625-0110

                            ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
California AT Network
1029 J Street
Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814-2495
Phone: 916-325-1690
TTY: 916-325-1695
Fax: 916-325-1699
The Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT)
2547 8th Street, 12-A
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-841-3224
TTY: 510-841-5621
Fax: 510-841-7956
Began life in 1983 when a group of parents of children with disabilities came together to
develop strategies for including their children into mainstream elementary school
settings. With an initial focus on computer technology, these parents developed models
whereby kids with disabilities could be fully included in the school curriculum.

California AT Loan Program
AT Unit
California State Department of Rehabilitation
PO Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220
Phone: 916-263-8699
CATE: California Assistive Technology Exchange
Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for Californians with disabilities by
providing them with assistive technology (AT) devices and by innovating the loan

                                    CAREGIVERS’s Support Group Directory lists California caregiver support groups.

Click on Regional Resources, click on CA on map, open Support Groups
Southern California Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: 213-821-7777
Orange Caregiver Resource Center
2767 E. Imperial Highway,
Second Floor
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: 714-870-3530
Fax: 714-870-3521
Inland Caregiver Resource Center
1420 E. Cooley Drive
Suite 100
Colton, CA 92324
Phone: 909-514-1404
E-mail: info@inlandcare
Southern Caregiver Resource Center
3675 Ruffin Road
Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-268-4432
Valley Caregiver Resource Center
3845 N. Clark St
Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: 559-224-9154

Coast Caregiver Resource Center
1528 Chapala St
Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-962-3600
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
736 Chestnut St.
Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-459-6639
Family Caregiver Alliance/Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center
180 Montgomery St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
5723A Marconi Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-971-0893
Mountain Caregiver Resource Center
2491 Carmichael Drive
Suite 400
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-898-5925

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
141 Stony Circle
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-542-0282

Well Spouse Association
Long Beach Area
Anita Gonzales
(562) 596-3096

Sacramento Area WS Support
Marilyn Vogler
(209) 745-3730

San Diego WS Support
San Diego
Mitzi Swift
(619) 435-0905

Inland Empire WS
Anita Millhollin
(951) 369-9496

                           CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE
Victim Compensation
Phone: 916-323-3432
Fax: 916-327-2933

                            DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
CORA, serving victims of domestic violence in San Mateo county
Domestic Violence Project of Silicon Valley California
Aardvarc Domestic Violence Resources in California

                                     EASTER SEALS
California Easter Seals Offices
Use the Finder by putting in your state
Lists 54 Easter Seals offices in California.

                               GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Official website of the State of California
Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
California Employment Development Department: People with Disabilities
California Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicare Options for Californians

MediCal: Medicaid program in California
Attn: CSU
PO Box 13029
Sacramento, CA 95813-4029
Phone: 800-541-5555
Medi-Cal (Medicare for California)
California Department of Health Services
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Phone: 916-445-4171
TTY: 916-445-0553
Healthy Families—California’s SCHIP (child health insurance approved plan
PO Box 2769
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 800-880-5305
Provides low cost health insurance to children who don’t qualify for free Medi-Cal.
Department of Health Care Services: California Children's Services
is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this
program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS
will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for
your child with special health care needs.
California Health Advocates: California HICAP Association
Counsels people on Medicare benefits and options.

State of California, Department of Managed Health Care

State of California, HMO Help Center

Home Based Waivers
California Dept. of Social Services IHSS (In Home Supportive Services)
Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB)
P.O. Box 2769
Sacramento, CA 95812-2769
Phone: 916-324-4695
Fax: 916-324-4878
The hearing impaired can contact the ADA Coordinator through the California Relay Services at
California High Risk Insurance Plan for eligible people who are unable to get insurance
State of California Dept. of Insurance
California Division of Workers’ Compensation
Find your elected officials to contact them on legislation that is important to you.
State LTC Ombudsman
Joseph Rodrigues
California Dept. of Aging
1300 National Dr.
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-419-7510
The mission of the state long-term care ombudsman is to protect the health, safety,
welfare and rights of the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other

Independent Living Centers in California

California State Independent Living Council
Mission is to maximize options for independence for persons with disabilities. Provides
names of ILCs in California.
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
1029 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2494
Phone: 916-325-1690
TTY: 916-325-1695
Fax: 916-325-1699
ILCs in California by County
Fannie Mae helps the disabled purchase houses.

Bay Area Partnership Office of Fannie Mae
50 California St., Suite 3070
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-277-3360
Fax: 415-277-3370

Los Angeles Partnership Office of Fannie Mae
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-580-0160
Fax: 213-580-0170

Central Valley Partnership Office of Fannie Mae
1201 K Street, Suite 1040
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-341-1240
Fax: 916-341-1250

HUD has 6 offices in California

                               LIBRARY SERVICES
California State Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Protection and Advocacy Inc.
Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (PAI) is a nonprofit agency that provides legal assistance
to people with disabilities, including physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities.
Services available from PAI include: information and referral to other sources of
assistance; peer and self-advocacy training; representation in administrative and judicial
proceedings; investigation of abuse and neglect and legislative advocacy. PAI is funded
from federal and state agencies, and from private donations.
Disability Rights Legal Center
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1455 or (866) THE-CLRC (843-2572)
California Department of Rehabilitation
Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities (updated April 2006)
California Dept. of Justice

                                    SERVICE DOGS
Train Rite
610 Silverwood Street
Oceanside, CA 92054-1682
Phone: 760-754-0818
Canine Companions for Independence
Southwest Regional Center
124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92052-4568
Phone: 760-754-3300

Northwest Regional Center
PO Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Phone: 707-577-1700
TDD: 707-577-1756
Fax: 707-57-1711

Leashes for Living Assistance Dog School
14811 Sunrise Drive
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-679-6537
Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs
P.O. Box 1244
Solana Beach, CA 92075

1544 Avohill Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 877-223-3647
Fax: 760-749-7154
Paws’itive Teams
PO Box 27018
San Diego, CA 92198
Phone: 858-674-0845
Fax: 858-674-7461
Canine Support Teams
32075 Pinot Blanc Court
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 909-943-3972

PO Box 956
Galt, CA 95632-0956
Phone: 209-745-3701
Fax: 209-745-3007

Call for address
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805-227-0555
Discovery Dogs
PO Box 6050
San Rafael, CA 94903-0050
Phone: 415-479-9557
Fax: 415-472-4431
Assistance Dog Institute
1215 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 707-545-3647
Fax: 707-585-0800
Loving Paws Assistance Dogs
PO Box 12005
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
Phone: 707-586-0798
Fax: 707-586-0799

                           SPORTS AND RECREATION
Access to Recreation
8 Sandra Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Phone: (800) 634-4351
Handicapped Scuba Association International
1104 El Prado
San Celemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 498-4540
BlazeSports Sacramento
City of Sacramento, Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Sports and Recreation for People with Disabilities
Phone: (916) 808-2340
BlazeSports San Jose
City of San Jose Parks & Recreation and Neighborhood Services
Phone: (408) 794-1443

BlazeSports San Diego
Disabled Services Advisory Council, Inc.
Spring Valley, CA
Phone: (619) 871-8350

BlazeSports Central Coast
PARC Foundation for Adapted Programs
Santa Barbara, CA
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
PO Box 7275
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: 760-934-0791
Fax: 760-934-0712
Disabled Sports USA Far West
6060 Sunrise Vista Drive
Suite 2540
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: 916-722-6447
Fax: 714-449-7736
Tahoe Adaptive Ski School – SDUSA Far West
PO Box 9780
Truckee, CA 96162
Phone: 530-581-4161
Fax: 530-581-3127
“The Achievers” – DS/USA Orange County Chapter
PO Box 10502
Fullerton, CA 928038
Phone: 949-460-6969

Fax: 714-526-8360
“The Unrecables” – DS/USA Los Angeles Chapter
PO Box 24856
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0856
U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center
PO Box 2897
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-2897
Phone: 909-585-6805
Fax: 909-585-6805
Accessible San Diego
PO Box 124526
San Diego, CA 92112-4526
Phone: 858-279-0704
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
PO Box 77212
San Francisco, CA 94107
Bay Area Recreation and Outreach Program
830 Bancroft Way
Suite 205
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-849-4663
Fax: 510-849-4616

Casa Colina Center for Rehabilitation
255 East Bonita Avenue
PO Box 6001
Pomona, CA 91769-6001
Phone: 909-596-7733
Fax: 909-593-0153
Monterey Bay Veterans Inc. Sports Rehab Center
32K Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-646-8324
South Bay Wheelchair Athletic Program
5730 Chambertin Drive
San Jose, CA 95118-3302
Phone: 408-267-0200
TDD: 408-723-2754
Fax: 408-267-2834

Summer’s Excellent Adventures Camp
Recreation, Open Space & Sciences
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-463-4900
Fax: 650-321-5612
California State Parks: Accessibility

Sled Hockey team in Ontario, California
 is holding practices every Sunday evening from 5:30-7:30 at Center Ice Arena in
Ontario, California (201 S. Plum Street). Open to adults and children.
For more info contact: Todd and Christie Jenkins
home phone: (909) 863-1000

                                   UNITED WAY

Enter your postal code for an office in your area.

                                VETERANS BENEFITS
California Dept. of Veterans Affairs
US Dept of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital Locator
Click on state of California
Paralyzed Veterans of America Chapters & Service Offices: California

Bay Area & Western chapter of PVA
3801 Miranda Ave.
Bldg. 101, Room A1-219
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 800-273-6789
Phone: 650-858-3936

Cal-Diego Chapter of PVA
VAMC, Room 1a-118
3350 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone: 858-450-1443

California Chapter of PVA
5901 E. Seventh St.
Long Beach, CA 90822
Phone: 800-497-0565
Phone: 562-494-5713

The ALS Association National Office
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202- 407-8580

Spanish Speaking Support Group
Leland R. Weaver Library
4035 Tweedy Blvd
South Gate, CA
Contact: Martha Mowatt
Tel.: 562-889-9452

Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ALS Research Centers:

Jerry Lewis MDA/ALS
Clinical and Research Center
(213) 743-1612
W. King Engel, M.D., Director
University of Southern California
School of Medicine
Los Angeles

MDA/ALS Center at UCLA
(310) 825-7266
Michael C. Graves, M.D., Director
Los Angeles

MDA/ALS Center at the
University of California, Irvine
(714) 456-5214
Tahseen Mozaffar, M.D., Codirector
(949) 824-6774
John Weiss, M.D., Codirector
Department of Neurology

Forbes Norris MDA/ALS
Research Center
(415) 923-3604
Robert G. Miller, M.D., Director
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco

                                   BRAIN INJURY
California Traumatic Brain Injury Information Hotline
Operated by: Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury
4426 Village Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: 888-824-6724
California Brain Injury Association
2658 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Fax: 661-873-2508

Brain Injury Association of America’s National Family Helpline: 800-444-6443
Northern California Model TBI System
Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI & SCI
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-793-6433
Fax: 408-793-6434
High Hopes Head Injury Program
2953 Edinger Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 949-733-0044
A non-profit organization that offers an adult day care program to people with brain
injuries. Their physical programs include conditioning classes, therapeutic swimming at a
local pool, nautilus weight training at a local gym, and physical therapy. Rehabilitation
activities are offered for cognitive and social challenges. Students manage a "Lunch
Express" business that makes lunch twice weekly for students and staff. Other services
include vocational art classes, pre-vocational training, music classes, community
activities, independent living classes, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Jodi House
Brain Injury Support Center
1235-C Veronica Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Telephone: (805) 563-2882
Facsimile: (805) 563-3982

Jodi House II
545 North Alisal Suite 101
Solvang, CA 93463
Telephone: (805) 259-8090
Facsimile: (805) 563-3982

                                 CEREBRAL PALSY
UCP local chapter finder
Lists 12 California chapters.

                              FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA
National Ataxia Foundation
click on support groups, click on California

California Ataxia Support Groups
Los Angeles Ataxia Support Group
Sid Luther, President
339 W Palmer Apt. A
Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 246-5758
Jim Fritz
(310) 397-5208

Northern California Support Group
Deborah Omicitin

26840 Edridge Ave
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 783-3190

Orange County Support Group
Margaret Ann Hyatt
15202 Clemente St
Westminster, CA 92683
(425) 823-6239

San Diego Support Group
Earl McLaughlin
2087 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 447-3753

NAF Ambassadors
Barbara Bynum
3801 W Bailey
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 383-1275

Mike Fernandes
7251 Brentwood Blvd #114
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 516-6906

Darrell Owens
917 Paseo Camarillo #717
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 482-1736

                    GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME / CIDP
Guillain-Barré Syndrome / CIDP Foundation International
Call for info on local chapters
Phone: 610-667-0131

                              MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters:

Great Basin Sierra Office-AAC

All America Chapter
4600 Kietzke Ln., Ste. K225
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-329-7180
Fax: 775-827-3167
Website: Great Basin Sierra Office-AAC website

Northern California Chapter

1700 Owens Street, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 95834
Phone: 1-800-344-4867
Website: Northern California Chapter website

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Pacific South Coast Chapter

5950 La Place Ct., Ste. 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760-448-8400
Fax: 760-804-9266
Website: Pacific South Coast Chapter website

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Southern California Chapter

2440 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-479-4456
Fax: 310-479-4436

Website: Southern California Chapter website
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Redding CA Support Group

                            MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Muscular Dystrophy Association 800-572-1717
Enter zip code for California chapters.

                            POST POLIO SYNDROME
lists clinics and support groups that specialize in Post-Polio Syndrome in California


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of California
PO Box 771
San Marcos, CA 92079-0771
Phone: 760-744-3266

                                   SPINA BIFIDA
Spina Bifida Association of America California chapters in San Diego and Tracy
SBAA lists 16 SB clinics in California

                              SPINAL CORD INJURY
QUAD Foundation (the San Diego chapter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve
306-N West El Norte Parkway #441
Escondido, CA 92026

Life Rolls On Foundation (the Los Angeles subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana
Reeve Foundation)
400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90230
Project Walk
2738 Loker Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Phone: 760-431-9789
Fax: 760-431-1598
Project Walk, a non-profit organization, exists to provide an improved quality of life to
people with spinal cord injuries through intense exercise-based recovery programs,
education, support and encouragement.
Rancho Los Amigos
7601 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: 877-RANCHO-1
Santa Clara Valley Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI and SCI
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group in Placerville, CA
HeadNorth Foundation
2658 Del Mar Heights Rd, #559
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel: (858) 350 - 3193
The HeadNorth Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive personalized
assistance to SCI survivors and their families in the greater San Diego area.
WYNGS (When you need group support)
7900 Nelson Road
Panorama City, CA 91402
Phone: 818-267-3031
Fax: 818-267-3095

Awards in Motion to Succeed program helps fill the gap after insurance coverage, family
assistance and government resources have been exhausted. Through the AIMS Program,
WYNGS has provided survivors of spinal cord injury with essential equipment and
services that they cannot afford to pay for themselves. Most items and services granted
through AIMS cost from $200 to $2,000. Items of greater expense may occasionally be
possible through WYNGS partnerships with other foundations. Open to residents of the
greater Los Angeles area, Orange and Ventura counties.
Santa Cruz SCI Peer Support Group
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA
818-885-8500, ext. 3656
Spinal cord injury education support group
Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund at Reeve-Irvine

American Stroke Association
Phone: 1-888-478-7653
Call them for the stroke support group in your area
Stroke Association of Southern California
2001 South Barrington Avenue
Suite 308
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-575-1699
Fax: 310-575-1698
Stroke and Rehab Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascome Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-885-2000

UCLA Stroke Center
Reed Neurological Research Building
710 Westwood Plaza
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-5975
Phone: 310-794-6379
Fax: 310-267-2063
Stanford University Stroke Center
Mailing address
Stanford Stroke Center
701 Welch Road
Building B, Suite 325
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 800-800-1551
Fax: 650-723-4451
Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation
American Syringomyelia Alliance Project’s online support group

                               TRANSVERSE MYELITIS
Transverse Myelitis Support Group in California
TM MeetUp
People with TM meet in a local area usually at a restaurant.
Enter your zip code or enter US, then your state, lists the cities in that state that are
having meetings. Lists 36 cities in California that will have a meeting.


1300 Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: 626-396-1010
Fax: 626-396-1021
Carries the endorsement of the Social Service Department of the City of Los Angeles. All
centers are licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services. Vocational
Services programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Resident Camps are accredited by the American
Camping Association (ACA).
Access for Disabled Americans
301 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: 925-254-1499
A non-profit corporation founded in 1993 for the sole purpose of helping all persons with
disabilities live and function in an accessible environment.
Access Northern California
1427 Grant Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510-524-2026
A non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating greater access to travel and
recreational opportunities in Northern California for people with physical disabilities.
Access San Francisco booklet from the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Accessible San Diego
PO Box 124526
San Diego, CA 92112-4526
Phone: 858-279-0704
Asian Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
1701 E. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: 213-743-9242
Fax: 213 – 743-9266

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform’s Nursing Home Guide
Database lets you enter a city and search by some special needs like spinal cord injury,
MS, ALS as well as whether the nursing home accepts Medicare or Medi-Cal.
California Care Network is designed to help you find state-licensed health, social
services, mental health, alcohol and other drug, disability and elder care services and
facilities for a loved one, a friend, or yourself.
California Council on Developmental Disabilities
California Healthcare Foundation
Helps locate and evaluate long-term care, nursing homes, and hospice care in California.
CIRM—California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Californians for Disability Rights. Inc.
Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living--CIRCL's
mission is to create opportunities for building and sharing individual, organizational and
community strengths in supported living.
Disability Benefits 101(for California)’s California directory
Interwork Institute, San Diego State University
3590 Camino del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-594-2462
Interwork’s core mission is to enable individuals, organizations and communities to
support, appreciate and engage diverse members in community integration through
education, research and advocacy.
Joni and Friends International Disability Center
PO Box 3333
Agoura Hills, CA 91376-333

Phone: 818-707-5664
TTY: 818-707-9707
Fax: 818-707-2391
Kids Included Together San Diego, Inc. (KIT)
740 13th St., Suite 220
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 858-320-2050
Fax: 858-320-2057
Supports recreational and social programs that include children with and without
disabilities in after school programs and community programs like Girl Scouts.
Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Publication from the California Department
of Justice. Nov. 2003 ed.
Long Beach’s Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACOD).
Department of Human Resources
333 West Ocean Blvd
13th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-570-6304
TTY: 562-570-6706
Fax: 562-570-5985
CACOD's purpose is to advise the Mayor and City Council on the concerns and issues
affecting people with disabilities in the community.
Loving Your Disabled Child
4528 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Phone: 323-299-2925
Fax: 323-299-4373
To provide parents and families of children with disabilities emotional, educational, and
spiritual support.
Matrix parents network and resource center.
Empowering families of children with special needs to successfully understand and
access the systems that serve them.

Mi Razon de Vivir
Support Group (in Spanish) for parents of children with disabilities
Located in LA
NICHCY (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities): California
The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
12900 Garden Grove Boulevard
Suite 214A
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Phone: 714-636-9095
Paralysis Project of America
P.O. Box 627
Glendale, CA 91209-0627
Phone: 323-663-6554
A non-profit organization that funds scientific and clinical studies on spinal cord repair
and regeneration.

Loma Linda University Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute
25333 Barton Rd.
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: 1-877-LLUMC-4U
Email: Vivi Burns, Director
Fitness center, sports program, support group, social activities for the physically disabled.
Public Interest Clearinghouse/Legal Aid Association of California:
47 Kearny Street
Suite 705
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-834-0100
Fax: 415-834-020
Directory of California and Nevada Legal Services Programs
Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California
Supports education and advocacy centers. Connects families of children with special

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities offers information, education, and
parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability
or special health care need in San Francisco.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids
100 Cerritos Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-533-8275
Fax: 714-533-2533
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a Parent Training and Information Center
that Parents & Professionals can turn to for assistance in seeking and obtaining needed
early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic support service for children.
ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation
29W120 Butterfield Rd., Suite 105
Warrenville IL 60555
Phone: 630-393-1400
Fax: 630-393-1402
ThinkFirst offers evidence-based injury prevention programs for students of all ages
through their network of healthcare-based chapters. Health educators and people who
have experienced brain or spinal cord injuries help students understand the importance of
making safe choices related to vehicles, sports, violence and falls. To find chapter
information in your area, please go to their website and click on the “Chapter Site” tab.
25 Kearny Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-733-0990
TTY: 415-733-0992
Fax: 415-733-0991
Toolworks, in partnership with people with disabilities, is a human service agency
dedicated to providing the tools and resources that promote independence, equality, and
personal satisfaction.

Unification of Disabled Latin Americans
3727 W. 6th Street # 511
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: 213-388-8352
UDLA is a non-profit organization, celebrating their 25th anniversary, founded by and
for physically challenged and developmentally disabled individuals and their
families. As such, UDLA offers various programs and services of which
many are provided free of charge. They take donations in the form of
wheelchairs, TDD telephones, computers, tax-deductible monetary donation, etc.
A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide: Los Angeles & Orange County
A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide: San Francisco Bay & Nearby Coast

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation:

Wheelchair Getaways of California
Phone: (800) 659-1972
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Phone: (213) 626-4455
Or (800)-COMMUTE

For phone numbers of Los Angeles’s taxi companies-all of which have accessible cabs

For a Los Angeles tourist accessibility guide visit:

The information contained in this message is presented for the purpose of educating
and informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained in this message
should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It
should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health
care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see
your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult
with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a
new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice
or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this message.


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