Resources

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Want to become a better advocate? Connect with groups associated with a specific disability and those which are for multiple disabilities, at both the local and national levels. Here are some groups you may want to seek out in your local area and nationally.



Greater Sacramento Area Groups/Organizations

Local groups are for the Sacramento area. Check your local listings for groups in your area.

ASAN Sacramento (Autism and other disabilities):  http://autisticadvocacy.org/
A Touch of Understanding: http://www.touchofunderstanding.org/
Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education (special education ):  CACs serve as an advisory to the Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA), assist with parent training, and work in support of needs of students and families. Some individual districts have their own CAC. Some are grouped together with multiple districts into one CAC.
  • Elk Grove Unified School District CAC:  http://www.egcac.org/index.asp?TopicID=13
  • Folsom-Cordova Unified School District CAC:  http://www.fcusd.org/Page/9673
  • Placer County districts served by Placer County Office of Education SELPA:  Ackerman Charter District, Alta Dutch Flat School District, Auburn Union, Colfax Elementary, Dry Creek Joint  Elementary School District, Eureka Union School District, Foresthill Union School District, Loomis Union School District, Newcastle Elementary School District, Placer Hills Union School District, Placer Union High School District, Rocklin Unified School District, Roseville City School District, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Western Placer Unified School District, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy
  • Sacramento City Unified School District CAC: https://www.facebook.com/scusdcac
  • San Juan Unified School District CAC:  https://www.sanjuan.edu/m/content.cfm?subpage=840
  • Sacramento County Districts served by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) SELPA: http://services.scoe.net/record_detail.cfm?id=510 Arcohe Union, Center Unified, Elverta Joint, Galt Joint Union, Galt Joint Union High, Natomas Unified, River Delta Unified, Robla, Twin Rivers Unified School District. Call the Sacramento County SELPA office at (916) 228-2229 for the location and time of the meetings.
  • For other CACs in CA, search through the CDE:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp or your school district.
CAC Leadership Collaborative (connecting CACs across CA):  https://www.facebook.com/CACLeadershipCollaborative/info
CA Concerned Parents Association: http://www.californaconcernedparents.org/
Child Help Education Advocacy Relations (CHEAR):  https://www.facebook.com/CHEAR4Children
Developmental Disabilities Area Board 3:  http://www.areaboard3.org/AB3/
Disability Rights CA:  http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/
Down Syndrome Information Alliance (Down Syndrome):  http://downsyndromeinfo.org/
Family Resource :Center: http://www.warmlinefrc.org/
Fiesta Educativa: http://www.fiestaeducativa.org/
FEAT (Autism):  http://www.feat.org/
FETA on Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/fetasacramento
Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern CA:  http://www.rfenc.org/
Our Special Needs Children/Our Spccial Voice:  http://www.ourspecialneedschildren.org/ourspecialvoice/
Sacramento Autistic Spectrum and Special Needs Alliance (Autism and special needs):  http://www.sassna.org/
UC Davis MIND Institute: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/
United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento and Northern CA:  http://ucpsacto.org/
WarmLine Family Resource Center:  http://www.warmlinefrc.org/
Wrightslaw:  http://wrightslaw.com/

National Organizations

Autism Discussion Page: https://www.facebook.com/autismdiscussionpage
CAFEC: http://cafec.org/
CHADD: http://www.chadd.org/
Disability Rights Advocates: http://www.ndrn.org/index.php
National Center for Learning Disabilities: http://www.ncld.org/
National Association for Down Syndrome:  http://www.nads.org/
National Disability Rights Network: http://www.ndrn.org/index.php
National Down Syndrome Society:  http://www.ndss.org/
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities:  http://www.smartkidswithld.org/
The ULTIMATE Resource for Everything Cerebral Palsy: http://cerebralpalsy.org/
United Cerebral Palsy: http://www.ucp.org/

This list is continually being updated. Please suggest additions for your organization.

Updated 6/13/13