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Parent Training and Information Centers - California

    Disabilities Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc.(DREDF)
    2212 Sixth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    510-644-2555 (TDD available)
    510-841-8645 FAX
    1-800-466-4232
    dredf@dredf.org
    www.dredf.org

    MATRIX
    Alan Kerzin
    94 Galli Drive, Suite C
    Novato, CA 94949
    415-884-3535
    415-884-3555 FAX
    1-800-578-2592
    alliance@matrixparents.org
    www.matrixparents.org

    Exceptional Family Support, Education and Advocacy Center
    6402 Skyway
    Paradise, CA 95969
    530-876-8321
    530-876-0346
    1-888-263-1311
    sea@sunset.net
    www.sea-center.org

    Parents Helping Parents of Santa Clara
    Mary Ellen Peterson
    3041 Olcott St.
    Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
    408-727-5775 Voice / 408-727-7655 TDD
    408-727-0182 FAX
    info@php.com
    www.php.com

    Exceptional Parents Unlimited
    Stacy Thacker
    4120 N. First St.
    Fresno, CA 93726
    559-229-2000
    559-229-2956 FAX
    epu1@cybergate.com
    www.exceptionalparents.org

    Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
    Juno Duenas
    2601 Mission #710
    San Francisco, CA 94110-3111
    415-282-7494
    415-282-1226 FAX
    sfcdmiss@aol.com

    TASK
    Marta Anchondo / Brenda Smith
    100 West Cerritos Ave.
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    714-533-8275
    714-533-2533 FAX
    taskca@yahoo.com

    TASK, San Diego
    Brenda Smith / Leah Knight
    4550 Kearney Villa Rd. #201
    San Diego, CA 92123
    858-874-2386
    858-874-2375 FAX
    tasksd1@yahoo.com

Parent Training and Information Centers - United States

Community Resource Centers - California

    Vietnamese Parents of Disabled Children Assoc., Inc. (VPDCA)
    My-Lihn Duvan, President
    7526 Syracuse Ave
    Stanton, CA 90680
    310-370-6704
    310-542-0522 FAX
    luyenchu@aol.com

    Parents of Watts
    Alice Harris
    10828 Lou Dillon Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
    323-566-7556
    323-569-3982 FAX
    egertonf@hotmail.com

    Loving Your Disabled Child
    Theresa Cooper
    4528 Crenshaw Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90043
    323-299-2925
    323-299-4373 FAX
    lydc@pacbell.net
    www.lydc.org

    Exceptional Family Resource Center
    Sherry Torak
    9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 130
    San Diego, CA 92123

Web Sites of Interest

    LDOnline is the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
    www.ldonline.org

    Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER) Center
    www.pacer.org

    The IDEAPractices site answers your questions about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, keeps you informed about IDEAs That Work, and supports your efforts to help ALL children learn, progress, and realize their dreams.
    www.ideapractices.org

    Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, research and service, and through collaborative efforts.
    www.ldanatl.org

    National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD) is the only organization of its kind--a unique federation of more than 140 not-for-profit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders and disabilities.
    www.rarediseases.org

    Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location. This site will continually modify, update, and add additional informative links.
    www.seriweb.com

    The Nation's Disability Rights Network
    www.protectionandadvocacy.com

    Exceptional Parent Magazine's online resource - information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
    www.eparent.com

    For Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
    www.specialchild.com

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has information for parents and educators that can be downloaded or ordered in print free-of-charge. Topics include reading, parenting, statistics, and child development.
    www.nichd.nih.gov

    The National Council on Disabilities is an independent federal agency making recommendation to the President on disability issues.
    www.ncd.gov

    The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) is a project of the Academy for Educational Development. Publications are in English and Spanish.
    http://www.nichcy.org

    The Inclusion Research Institute of Washington, DC publishes a weekly report of events important to families and individuals with disabilities.
    www.inclusionresearch.org

    Family Voices is a national organization speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.
    www.familyvoices.org

    Schwab Learning is a service of the Schwab Foundation dedicated to helping kids with learning differences and to kids themselves.
    www.schwablearning.org

    National Health Law Center is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed, poor, minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
    www.healthlaw.org

    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
    www.chadd.org

    Nation Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    www.add.org

    Addvance: Resource for Women and Girls with ADHD
    www.addvance.com

Assistive Technology

    The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, and Vendors dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.
    www.ataccess.org

    California's AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
    www.atnet.org

    Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic's materials are for all people who cannot effectively read standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability.
    www.rfbd.org

    The AlphaSmart is a portable writing tool. Information can be easily transferred to any computer or printed directly to most printers.
    www.alphasmart.com

    AbleNet offers practical products and creative solutions for teaching children
    with disabilities.
    www.ablenetinc.com

    Edmark special needs education products-hardware and software designed to include, challenge, and engage all children.
    www.edmark.com

    IntelliTools - provider of hardware and software giving students with special needs comprehensive access to learning. IntelliTools is also provider of professional development for a growing number of teachers, parents and specialists.
    www.intellitools.com

    Find great toys, games, books, and software to suit a child's special needs.
    www.smarterkids.com/spec_centers/special_needs.asp

    Technology for people with Visual & Reading Disabilities solutions provider.
    www.atkratter.com

California - Dept. of Education

    California Department of Education - Special Education Division. Great resource on state laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
    www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed/

U.S. Government

    U.S. Department of Education has online information and resources for different audiences, including parents and teachers, as well as links to the Office for Civil Rights, local boards of education, vocational rehabilitation, and adult education.
    http://www.ed.gov

    Office for Civil Rights - ensuring equal access to education and promoting educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
    http://ed.gov/offices/OCR

    The office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has information and resources related to special education.
    ed.gov/offices/OSERS