The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.
These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
DRC is a nonprofit agency. We are the largest disability rights group in the nation. Federal law established us to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Last year we helped almost 25,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more were helped because of our litigation, policy work, trainings and publications. We are the protection and advocacy agency for California.
Golden Gate Regional Center is a state- and federal-funded nonprofit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Below is a brief history detailing the founding of the regional center system (of which GGRC is a part) and the gradual expansion of its mission.
Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area is a volunteer-run, grassroots organization currently focusing on expanding the limited lifespan care options for the dramatically increasing numbers of adults with autism.
We do not have staff to provide individual advice about diagnosis, treatment, placement, or otherwise.
The Department of Rehabilitation has played a huge role in my life, and I welcome the chance to give back. As a former consumer, I have a profound understanding of the barriers consumers face on their path to meaningful employment. We strive to equip each individual with a disability who enters our door with the tools to attain employment, achieve independence, and realize equality.
Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special healthcare need and to the professionals
who work with them in San Francisco.
ESPA is a joint program between Stanford Children’s Health and Clinical Services at CHC. The program is designed to support and assist families who have received an early diagnosis of autism. Supportive services are offered at no cost to families after diagnosis. Services include:
At Parents Helping Parents, ALL families are welcome!
We are committed to helping you and your child get the services and support you need to help your family. We never require information about your income, immigration status, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or housing status. All of your conversations with PHP staff are confidential. You can also be anonymous. Thank you for trusting us to help you build a bright future for your child with special needs.
Everyone wants to live in their own home – and the vast majority of people, with the right kinds of supports, can do just that. At Brilliant Corners, we believe a home is the cornerstone of health, well-being and independence. We partner with government, health care, service providers, landlords and developers to create supportive housing solutions that empower people to achieve housing stability. Because when each individual has a corner of the world to call their own, our whole community shines.
Homebridge provides home care and support services in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Homebridge’s innovative, client-centered model of care consists of continually trained small care teams that assist and support clients in achieving their individualized goals. Our care is designed to tailor to the personal, changing, and frequently-intensive needs of our clients. We celebrate our diversity and are proud that our staff of 350 Caregivers and 100 support and administrative staff represent dozens of cultures and backgrounds and speaker over 25 languages.
Juvo is a leading provider of behavioral health services for individuals with autism and other special needs, their families, and their surrounding community.
“Juvo” is Latin for help, support, and serve – perfect words to describe who we are and what we do.
We are guided by a “people first” mentality, where what’s best for each individual is our number one priority. We believe that every person has unique and individual abilities, and we all thrive when we are provided with the right support. Juvo is here to provide you with that support.
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy. We strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance that they need to help improve their overall quality of life.