We want to share with you some sites we think you’ll find useful.

Autism/Developmental Disabilities


    Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.


    The San Diego County Chapter of the Autism Society of America (SDASA), a non-profit organization, originated in 1966 as the National Society of Autistic Children. It served to unite and inform parents on new revelations concerning intervention therapy. Today, the SDASA serves as the voice and resource of the local autism community.

    SDASA members include parents, relatives, friends, advocates, medical professionals and educators throughout San Diego County and beyond. Our Board of Directors composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism and experts in the field of autism serve the chapter on a volunteer basis.


    Disability Rights California is a non profit organization that has the mission to advance the rights of Californians with disabilities.


The Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) is a community-based collaborative agency, staffed by parents and professionals. It is designed to serve families of individuals with special needs by providing a broad continuum of information, education, and support.

The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) serves as a focal point in the community through which a person with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.

Child Development


    Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) – Focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is the national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the county.


    Association for Positive Behavior Support – APBS is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality or life and decrease problem behaviors.

California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health – Assists policymakers, funders and organizations to design and implement high quality practices that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children under the age of five.

Information on Community Resources

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.

Mental Health


    National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Diego – Support, education and advocacy for people with mental illnesses and their families.


Mental Health America of San Diego County – Promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders through advocacy, education, research and service.



    The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families by promoting awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling.

Recovery provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.