Resources

Resources to Parents/Care Providers, and Students

These links are listed as a courtesy to our website visitors. While these sites are offered as a resource for our visitors, the Elk Grove Unified School District does not control the information contained in the linked websites and accepts no liability for any information.

AGENCIES

Alta California Regional Center
2135 Butano Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 978-6400
Jim Huyck, Executive Director

Developmental Disabilities Area Board III
1507 21st Street, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-7426
Michael Rosenberg, Executive Director
Area Board III is a publicly funded advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities

Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy
100 Howe Ave, Suite 240-N
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 575-1615 ext. 3144
(800) 390-7032
FAX (916) 575-1623
Maria Bryant, Client's Rights Advocate
Jacqueline Gallegos, Assistant
The OCRA is a statewide office run by Protection and Advocacy, Inc. through a contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. The Client's Rights Advocat can help people with developmental disabilities and their families get services, can directly represent those parties at administrative hearings, and investigate the denial of services involving regional centers or service providers.

Protection and Advocacy, Inc. is now Disability Rights Advocates
100 Howe Ave, Suite 185-N
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 488-9955 (Administrative Unit); (916)488-9950 (Legal Unit)
Can obtain for a reasonable price the following helpful publications:
"Special Education Rights and Responsibilities" and "Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services


 Wrightslaw


ASSESSMENT

California State University, Sacramento
Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services
College of Education
Eureka Hall, Room 421 C
Sacramento, CA
(916) 278-6252
For a fee, your child (age 5 - 18), can receive two 2.5 - 3 hour sessions for extensive testing. Their goal is to identify if learning disabilities exist; you will receive comprehensive testing results and a diagnosis in writing.

The MaryJane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center
CSUS Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6071
(916) 278-6601
Provides assessment for central auditory processing disorder, speech/language and hearing evaluations, and therapy through the use of Master's candidate students.

University of California, Davis Medical Center
M.I.N.D. Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 703-0280;(888) 883-0961

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984
(415) 476-7500

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814

California Department of Education - Special Education Division
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-9782

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Greater Sacramento
Meets 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month, September - May, except December.
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
7700 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 552-1557

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Sacramento
Meets 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
7700 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 366-4601; (916) 684-1358; (916) 686-7063

Downs Syndrome Information Alliance (DSIA)
5098 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 3, #464
Roseville, CA 95747
Phone  916.658.1686  
24 hour Support Line  916.842.7175  
http://downsyndromeinfo.org/

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Meets the third Wednesday of each month
P. O. Box 255722
Sacramento, CA 95865-5722
Voicemail - (916) 843-1536

Greenhouse Therapy
Greenhouse Therapy is vendored by Alta and specializes in psychological services to foster developmental and emotional growth for children, adolescents, adults, parents, couple and families.  They have a passion for Special Needs children and adults. 
Director: Josh Glass, MFT (916) 716-1795
www.greenhousetherapy.net

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285

Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (Sacramento AS IS)
Meets the second Tuesday each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; meets in three separate groups (Parents and Caregivers; ASD Teens/ASD Adults, 16 or older; Partners & Spouses of AS individuals), at the same time in separate locations
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(888) 883-0961
Contact:Sue Owens, (530) 666-0246, sueowens@sbcglobal.net or
Lynne Weissman, (916) 682-1740, lweissmann@aol.com

Sacramento Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
Resources and supports related to learning disabilities.
P.O. Box 276645
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 203-7542

Sibling Support Group
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, siblings 19+ or older of brothers and sisters with a disability gather for meet up.  Meetings held at 4400 Imagination Pkwy from 6-8pm.  Contact ddenton-2010@hotmail.com for more information.

Tourette Syndrome Plus
Articles and resources pertaining to Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, Asperger's Disorder, depression, Bipolar Disorder, sleep disorders, and more, including education, behavior, and advocacy.

WarmLine Family Resource Center
A resource and support service for families of infants and young children with special needs.
Loans out resource materials including books and tapes, and conducts clinics in several areas of interest.
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 922-9276

PROGRAMS

Access Leisure
http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Recreation/Special-Needs
Provides individuals with disabilities (children, teens, and adults), opportunities to access competitive and recreational sports, special events, and social programs.

National Park Disabled Pass Application (PDF; 400KB)

Attached is the application for a Disabled Pass to the National Parks.

California State Park Disabled Pass Application (PDF; 491KB)

Application for a Disabled Pass to the California State Parks.