Mental Health Advocacy Services
Greater Orange County CHADD Chapter #455.
We are parents, adults, teens, kids, professionals, and educators who have or deal with someone with AD/HD. We are volunteers who serve people throughout Orange County, California on behalf of our national organization Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.
The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC)
is the original Down syndrome organization for greater Orange County - serving families and our community since 1978. DSAOC’s Mission is to create a place for connection, information and hope for people with Down syndrome and their families throughout greater Orange County, to promote Down syndrome awareness through community outreach, and to offer programs, services and support that aim to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Our Vision is to be a one-stop-shop for all things Down syndrome related, and to be a model organization for community collaboration and Down syndrome awareness, to change perceptions and change lives.
Autism Resource Mom
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015. Click here for a summary profile of our organization. We provide support, guidance and hope for families of children with autism spectrum disorder through a variety of initiatives: Our practical seminars help parents maximize their benefits. Our social events help individuals on the spectrum build self-esteem and connect with others. And our independent living skills workshops help prepare teens and young adults for life on their own.
National Association of Mental Illness Orange County
conducts free educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout the entire county addressing every aspect of mental health. Please take a few minutes to browse through our web site to learn more about our many free programs, educational meetings, support groups and advocacy we provide for those families and clients dealing with the effects of mental illness.
NAMI, (Mental health support) Los Angeles
Yellow pages for Kids with Disabilities on the WEB:
Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.
Orange County Autism Regional Task Force (OCART)
The Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders (Committee) has been established in order to promote policies and legislation to better assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. The Committee is focused on addressing four important issues related to this disorder.
(LDA) Learning Disabilities of America California Chapters
Parents are often baffled by the problems presented by a child with learning disabilities. Often this “invisible disability” does not become obvious until a child reaches school age. Even then, difficulties may be subtle and hard to recognize. Here you will find a wealth of information on understanding learning disabilities, negotiating the special education process, and helping your child and yourself.
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Information on issues about Independent living rights, issues, center locations, employment, news and disability legislation.
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS. Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government.
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income and It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
2-1-1 Orange County (211OC)
is a local, private, non-profit organization Resource Directory. Our Mission at 211OC is dedicated to building an Orange County
Department of Rehabilitation
Offering services to students, youth, and young adults. We want to help you explore the world of work! Whether you want to discover your options or prepare for success on the job, we have something to support you at every stage of your journey.
If you have a disability and your disability began before you turned 26, you can open an ABLE account. An ABLE account is a financial account that can help you:
Build assets in an account that has tax advantages.
Your investments in an ABLE account won’t be taxed, so your wealth will grow faster. Plus, If you work and save earned income in your ABLE account, you may qualify for the federal Saver’s Credit.
Use your savings on many types of expenses.
There are rules about spending the money in your ABLE account, but there’s also a lot of flexibility.