Resources for Parents

Programs and support for parents and others who care for children

Nurse consultation

Does your child have medical complications requiring a nursing perspective? Are there issues regarding failure to thrive, nutrition or medications? Our nurse consultant assists parents with these concerns. Her background as a marriage and family therapist enables her to help support families with their decision making process regarding their child's health and well-being.

Support groups

Parents and other interested adults are invited to participate in our support groups. They meet monthly to network and share information, learn about resources, and discuss parenting and topics of specific interest to caregivers of children with special needs. Please refer to the calendar section for dates, times, locations and the topics to be discussed. We welcome your suggestions for topics and discussion themes.

The Babbler

The Babbler is a monthly newsletter for parents. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send us an email.

Other resources

If you have information on additional resources, please send it to us so that we can share it with others.


Autism Research Institute (ARI): (619) 563-6840

Child care

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Down syndrome

Ventura County Down Syndrome Association: (805) 378-5129

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles: (818) 718-6363


California Department of Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children


Epilepsy Support Group: (805) 494-0954


I Am Your Child

Foster Parent Information

Rainbow Family Resource Center (Ventura County): (805) 485-3177 or (805) 522-8030

Family Focus Resource Center (LA County): (818) 677-5575

Family Resource Center Network of California

Exceptional Parent Magazine

Learning Network Parent Channel

Social services

California Department of Social Services

Selpa-Special Education Local Plan Area