Common Ground Society

Find support & resources

Learn more about our family support groups and Common Ground Society community. 

You are not alone. 

Local Activities

North Bay Challenger League

Baseball league for all in Santa Rosa

Miracle League

Baseball league in Petaluma 

Epic Athletes

Basketball, Soccer and summer camps for all

Movement Lab 

Dance Classes for all

Special Olympics

Kids age 6-7 can practice

but not compete, at age 8 they can compete 

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Petaluma

Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding

Hallec Creek, Nicasio 

Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding 

Equi-Ed , Santa Rosa

Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding

Renaissance Healing and Learning Center, Cotati 

Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding

Square Peg Foundation, Half Moon Bay

Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding

Kamp Kennedy, Santa Rosa

Day camp for children and teens

Camp Kaos, Santa Rosa

UCPNB Day camp for children and teens

Enabling Aquatics (YMCA), Santa Rosa

UCPNB Day camp for children and teens

A Walk on Water, Malibu

Surf Camp

Shared Adventure, Santa Cruz

Providing recreation and access to the outdoors

Via West Services, Cupertino 

Residential respite care with weekend and weeklong camp programs

Camping Unlimited, Near Yosemite

Residential respite care with weekend and weeklong camp programs

 

Websites

Lifeprint

A great site that teaches sign language for free.

 

North Bay Regional Center

To assist people with developmental disabilities to obtain the services and supports needed to live as others do in the community, NBRC has established Strategic Goals to guide our efforts in focused areas: employment, independence, community access, and family supports.

 

Easter Seals

Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

 

Early Learning Institute (ELI)

The Early Learning Institute is dedicated to providing and promoting developmental services, education and support to young children, their families and their community. 

 

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area 

Our mission is to empower, inspire and support people with Down syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life. Although located in Danville, they serve the entire Bay Area. 

 

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

To advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County

Offers a 10 week online learning program to support development of reading, comprehension and math skills in students with Down syndrome. Sessions are geared towards supporting parents as their children’s primary educators.

 

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.

 

Matrix

Empowering families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them. 

 

Sonoma Community Advisory Committee 

The CAC serves as a liaison between SELPA, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), local districts, families, community members, students, and teachers, so that all voices are heard. The organization also provides consumer education, information, and referral to resources.

 

Case Advocacy 

Was formed in 1979 to protect the lawful educational rights of children with disabilities by fostering the fair and just implementation of IDEA and state special education law.

 

Wright’s Law 

Stay informed on laws regarding IEPs and FAPE. Incredible trainings and books. 

Books

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