Resources for a Road Less Travelled...

I and my family learned a lot along the way while raising Molly.  Other parents, the system of care in California, and internet access to information from around the world helped us to learn what we needed to make the best choices we could day by day. Each family's journey and experience is unique to them...

Here are links to some websites that may be helpful for parents, family members, and friends who may have a child who has a disability or special health care need. 

Parent Empowerment Support and Resources: To learn about resources, services, and networks of support and empowerment...

     Family Resource Center Network of California (FRCNCA) 

     Parents Helping Parents (PHP) - Santa Clara CA

     Matrix Parent Network - Marin, Solano, Sonoma Counties in CA

     Warmline Family Resource Center in Sacramento, CA

To understand some of the important laws and regulations important to individuals with disabilities and unique needs and abilities...

     The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

     The Lanterman Act  - Rights Under the Lanterman Act   Easy to read booklet by Disability Rights of CA about the California's "Civil Rights Act" for people with Disabilities

     Keeping the Lanterman Promise 

     Department of Developmental Services of CA (DDS) -   

     Early Start of California - For children with special needs birth to 36 months      

     Infant Development Association of California                                                                                                                                 

     Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the M.I.N.D. Institute  of UC Davis

Assistive Technology Resources and Information

Augmentative and Alternative Communication - AAC

     AT Network - Assistive Technology ... Tools for Living   

     ISAAC - The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication works to improve the lives of children and adults who use AAC

     The Bridge School 

     Closing the Gap