Autism Tree Project Foundation: Family support, recreational activities, and more since 2003, www.autismtreeproject.org, (619) 222-4465
Cathedral Catholic High School: First inclusion education program in a Catholic high school in California. Ask about the Academy, Learning Center, and Options Programs, www.cathedralcatholic.org, (858) 523-4000, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA
Dance Me Fit: Adaptive fitness classes for all ages and abilities, www.dancemefit.com, (619) 203-8074
Family Guidance and Therapy Center: Local center that offers individual and family counseling for those impacted by Autism and related challenges, www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com, (619) 600-0683
KidCarrooobba: Local, family-owned business offering enrichment classes (such as art and sign language) for children with and without special needs, www.kidcarrooobba.com, (619) 254-6316
Love & Autism: Local annual conference with many guest speakers who themselves are on the Autism spectrum. Sponsored by the Family Guidance and Therapy Center, www.loveandautism.com.
National Foundation for Autism Research: A national non-profit organization that helps in the development, expansion and support of autism programs and services. For example, they hold monthly support groups for moms and dads in Northern and Central San Diego, www.nfar.org, 858-679-8800
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA): A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by Autism. Their local events include parent support groups and coffee talks in Northern and Central San Diego, www.tacanow.org
Valerie's List: An online Autism network of resources and support for Southern California, www.valerieslist.com
National Supports for Autism
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): The national professional organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Online resources available to help you understand communication and communication disorders, www.asha.org/public, 800-638-8255
Autism Speaks: An Autism advocacy group that sponsors research and outreach activities, www.autismspeaks.org. Great resource: Kit available for families to support them during the first 100 days after an initial diagnosis of Autism
Paws with a Cause: PAWS provides service dogs in 30 states for individuals with special needs, including children with Autism. Applications accepted annually from April 1-June 30th. www.pawswithacause.org
Social Thinking®: A collection of unique treatment concepts, materials, workshops, etc. developed by founder Michelle Garcia Winner to assist individuals with social language challenges, www.socialthinking.com
NOTE: Sanford Autism Consulting is not directly affiliated with any of the organizations above. All listings are provided alphabetically. This is a free service to our clients and community.