Children with Special Needs Resources

Questions About Diagnosis

  • California Department of Developmental Services
    • The Early Start Program assists children under the age of 3
    • Early Start will evaluate and diagnose your child and will determine appropriate services
    • An Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be created
  • Local School Districts
    • Your local school district assists children aged 3 and over
    • An Individual Educational Plan (IEP) will be created
  • Pediatric Neurologist
    • If you are uncertain about your child’s diagnosis, a pediatric neurologist may be able to assist you in determining your child’s condition

Resources for Parents

Social Activities for Children

Resources for Teens

  • Resources for Minors
    • A list of government and non-profit agencies that help teenagers, children and families