Join our local Sonoma County Facebook groups!
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.
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.
Down Syndrome Association of the North Bay– promote self-advocacy, raise awareness, support inclusion and enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
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.
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.
Wright’s Law -stay informed on laws regarding IEPs and FAPE. Incredible trainings and books
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 at the Epicenter!
Movement Lab Dance Classes for all!
Special Olympics- Kids age 6-7 can practice but not compete, at age 8 they can compete!
Equi-Ed Providing therapeutic-adapted horseback riding to children with special needs since 1993.
These books help start the conversation with kids! Not sure how to start the conversation or what to say? Reach out, we can help!