Below is a list of organizations that help support the mental health of our cummunity

North Los Angeles County Regional Center
NLACRC is a private, non-profit organization providing services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities and their families in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys for over 30 years.

Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center
Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center assists families of children who have special needs. FFREC is a non-profit organization and is a sponsored project of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at the California State University, Northridge. For more than a decade, FFREC has provided information, referrals, parent-to-parent support and education to families of infants and toddlers with (or at-risk for) developmental delays, school-age children with developmental disabilities or Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and the professionals that work with them. They serve northern Los Angeles County in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys.

San Fernando Valley – (818) 677-6854 family.empower@csun.edu
Santa Clarita Valley – (661)250-3943 family.focus.scv@csun.edu
Antelope Valley – (661) 945-9598 family.focus.av@csun.edu

Area Board 10
Area Boards were created by state law in 1969 to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families get the services they need. The mission of the Area Board is to protect and advocate for the civil, legal, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities, and to ensure that the support and services they receive are of the highest possible quality.

Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network (SCAAN)
SCAAN is the source for support, information, networking and social events for families who have a loved one with autism. SCAAN is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of active parents, family members, and professionals in the Santa Clarita Valley who desire the opportunities and resources they need to thrive.
(661) 297-8381

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

On Momstamp, you can find and share trusted recommendations with moms like you – for all of life’s needs big and small. Get personal recommendations for service providers, businesses and products from your friends, and their friends, and their friends.

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
DDS is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

Different Roads to Learning
Different Roads to Learning carries over 450 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. We understand and embrace the unique needs of every child on the spectrum and strive to enable parents and professionals to help our children grow to their full potential.

Super Duper Publications
Super Duper Publications began when Sharon Webber began creating easy-to-use therapy materials while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools. Currently they offer hundreds of creative, colorful educational and therapy materials that you and your children will love.

www.calahip.org: Professional association that assists providers in working with insurance.
Sample appeal letters, letters of medical necessity, and other useful template letters

Covered CA
https://www.coveredca.com/, where you can see how much insurance will cost if you purchase a plan for your child.

State Legislators
http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html — part of advocacy is knowing who to complain to, state (and even federal) legislators usually have a designated employee that takes complaints and cuts through red-tape when there are problems, especially with government agencies.

Rights under Lanterman Act
www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/506301.pdf, everything providers and families could ever possibly want to know about the Regional Center System
CA Department of Insurance

Department of Health Care Services
DHCS administers Medi-Cal. Everything you wanted to know about Medi-Cal, including summaries of all the stakeholder meetings, all plan letters, information on co-pays, etc. is right here at your fingertips: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/BehavioralHealthTreatment.aspx

- If you are having a problem with getting payment through a Medi-Cal managed care plan, send an e-mail to: abainfo@dhcs.ca.gov

- If your families need support, have them reach out to their local Family resource center: www.frcnca.org/

Cerebral Palsy Guide (CPG)
CPG was created by a small group of professionals with the goal of educating and helping anyone affected by cerebral palsy. We provide trustworthy, easy-to-use resources for families and individuals affected by this disorder. It is our hope that CPG can help parents of children with cerebral palsy find peace, healing and happiness.

Cerebral Palsy GroupCerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP. cerebralpalsygroup.com/

What Is Birth Injury?
By definition, a birth injury is any trauma suffered by a baby during childbirth. Some common birth injuries include but are not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, Klumpke’s Palsy, and Infant Brain Damage. So what are these injuries? How do they occur? And who’s to blame? Learn more by visiting our information center below which has information about these debilitating birth injuries. birthinjurycenter.com/


Santa Clarita Valley
28245 Ave Crocker, Ste. 220
Valencia, CA 91355
Office 661-254-7086
Fax 661-254-7108


Behavioral Learning Center, Inc.
Antelope Valley
1007 West Avenue M-14, Ste. C
Palmdale, CA 93551
Office 661-947-9554
Fax 661-947-9337

Questions? Email us at info@blcca.com

San Fernando Valley
13400 Riverside Dr., Ste. 209
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Office 818-308-6226
Fax 818-308-6487


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