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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

The following resources are meant to be a guide and starting place for finding what you needs. The list is by no means definitive and does not constitute full endorsement from the City of San Ramon. These are independent agencies.


REGIONAL CENTER OF THE EAST BAY (RCEB)

RCEB

RCEB supports persons with developmental disabilities and their families with the tools needed to achieve lives of quality and satisfaction, and builds partnerships that result in inclusive communities. Individuals who have a developmental disability, or are at risk of developing one are eligible for services, as well as parents of children at risk.

For more information, contact RCEB directly at (925) 691-2300.


EASTERSEALS BAY AREA

Easter Seals Bay AreaEasterseals Bay Area is at the forefront of care for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. We strive to ensure that all individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and special needs have access to the highest-quality, customized, educational and therapeutic activities, enabling them to live, learn, work and play to their full potential. Our services enable individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to address life’s challenges, achieve personal goals and gain greater independence for everyday living.

For more information,contact EasterSeals Bay Area directly at customerservice@esba.org


RESOURCES EDUCATION ACTIVITIES COMMUNITY & HOUSING FOR SPECIAL ADULTS OF THE TRI-VALLEY (R.E.A.C.H.)

Tri-Valley REACHR.E.A.C.H. for Special Adults is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities by offering resources encompassing education, activities, community participation and housing opportunities.  EACH has nine home in the Tri-Valley serving 26 people with disabilities that range from cerebral palsy to Down Syndrome to autism.

For more information, contact R.E.A.C.H. directly at info@trivalleyreach.org


TOOLWORKS

Toolworks

Toolworks is a nonprofit human service agency that is respected and well known in the community as an innovative organization committed to providing a full range of quality services and opportunities to the people we serve. Toolworks, in partnership with people with disabilities, is a human service agency dedicated to providing the tools and resources that promote independence, equality and personal satisfaction.

For more information, contact Toolworks directly at (415) 733-0990.


FUTURES EXPLORED, INC.

Futures ExploredThe mission of Futures Explored, Inc. is to provide life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities. We support our consumers in reaching their optimum level of individual potential by delivering a broad range of resources and ongoing guidance. They offer a variety of different programs including ALIVE, Futures Explored, and GARDEN.

For more information, contact Futures Explored, Inc. directly at (925) 284-3240 ext. 314 or (925) 454-3349


CONTRA COSTA ARC

Contra Costa ARCContra Costa ARC exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Toward that end we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency. Contra Costa ARC - Advocacy, Respect, Commitment. We provide services, support, and advocacy for over 1,000 individuals every day at 13 agency locations and in hundreds of homes, businesses, and community settings, county-wide.

For more information, contact Contra Costa ARC directly at (925) 370-1818


LAS TRAMPAS

Las Trampas suppLas Trampasorts adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community. Las Trampas provides day program educational and vocational services, residential services, supported and independent living services throughout Central and Eastern Contra Costa County, California.

For more information, contact Las Trampas directly at (925) 284-1462 


SUNFLOWER HILL

Sunflower HillSunflower Hill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to create a sustainable residential community for individuals with special needs – similar to senior living. Our community would not only support life-long living opportunities, but social, vocational, educational and recreational programs to ensure a full and productive life. Sunflower Hill seeks to enhance the options available to those with special needs by creating a diverse community of choice that supports a sustainable, productive and happy quality of life.

For more information, contact Sunflower Hill directly at (925) 231-6003


CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit Canine Companionsorganization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.

For more information, contact Canine Companions for Independence directly at (800) 572-BARK (2275)


DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION (DOR)

Department of RehabilitationThe California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities. DOR administers the largest vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs in the country. Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.

For more information, contact DOR directly at (916) 324-1313


SAN RAMON VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SELPA (SRVUSD SELPA)

SRVUSD SELPASpecial Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of twelve areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). Under the direction of SELPA, the special education department develops and implements effective programs, uniquely designed for individual students. In addition, the department provides a variety of staff development opportunities for classified and certificated professionals. Program Supervisors oversee special education programs at all levels.

For more information, contact SRVUSD SELPA directly at (925) 820-6815


KEYSTONE ADULT LEARNING CENTER (KALC)

Keystone Adult Learning CenterKeystone Adult Learning Center is an activity program for developmentally disabled adults located in Pleasanton. Keystone provides opportunities for developmentally disabled adults to lead meaningful and active lives within the mainstream of the Tri-Valley community. The agency is an adult day care facility licensed by the California State Department of Social Services and a vendor agency with the Regional Center of the East Bay.

For more information, contact Keystone directly at (925) 484-5330


REINS IN MOTION

Reins in MotionThe Reins in Motion Foundation is a volunteer-based therapeutic riding program in Livermore, CA. Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and life threatening illness by connecting them with horses, animals, and outdoor education activities that promote healing and growth in all aspects of their daily lives. We operate all year round. We serve children as young as 2 ½ years old and don't age out, meaning we don't discontinue services regardless of the age of the rider. After certified instructors evaluate each new rider and discuss personal goals with the rider's parents, they develop individual lesson plans and track their progress, meeting with parents on a quarterly basis or as needed. In addition to helping the special needs community, RIM has a weekly two hour program for local veterans, Reins for Heroes. We also collaborates with The Taylor Family Foundation by taking horses up to Camp Arroyo for the campers to ride around a beautiful meadow. Currently, we are going to camp approximately 20 times a year.

For more information, contact Reins in Motion directly at (925) 518-7558


CARE PARENT NETWORK

 Care Parent NetworkWe are a one-stop family resource center serving families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. We help families meet the unique challenges of parenting a child with special needs. Our services are designed to support you as your child grows and your family’s needs change.

For more information, contact Care Parent Network directly at (925) 313-0999


TRI-VALLEY SELPA

Tri-Valley SELPAThe Tri-Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a regional office that assures the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities ages 0-22 residing in east Alameda County. Currently the Tri-Valley SELPA offers direct services to students who are children with developmental delays under the age of 3, and to students who require mental health counseling services in order to make progress on their IEP goals.

For more information, contact Tri-Valley SELPA directly at (925) 426-9144


RES SUCCESS

RES SuccessRES Success provides adults with developmental disabilities interdisciplinary services in areas of academics, social skills, recreation, vocational training, and the arts. We offer a multifaceted, community oriented approach with locations in San Francisco’s vibrant East Bay. Providing an environment that instills dignity and respect, for greater independence, by fulfilling each participant’s intellectual and creative goals, dreams, and aspirations.

For more information, contact RES Success directly at (925) 229-8228


AMC SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS

AMC Sensory Friendly FilmsAMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

For more information, check your local theatre.


THE ARC OF THE EAST BAY

ARC AlamedaThe Arc of the East Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering life skills education along with job training and job placement services to some 350 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Conditions such as as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, & fetal alcohol syndrome are developmental disabilities. The Arc of the East Bay operates the First Step Children’s Center in Hayward for preschoolers with developmental delays. The Arc of the East Bay has three campus locations in the East Bay; San Leandro, Hayward, and Dublin. Individuals with I/DD from Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Union City, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Union City, and Pleasanton are welcome and can often work with the Regional Center of the East Bay to arrange transportation to one of the three locations.

For more information, contact the ARC of the East Bay Dublin office at (925) 294-LEAP (8931)