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5.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Northern California
Phone: (510) 524-2026
Access Northern California (ANC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating greater access to travel and recreational opportunities in Northern California for people with physical disabilities. ANC provides both informational and educational services to consumers and businesses.

Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Phone: (415) 883-1428
The Computer and Technology Resource Center (CATRC) is a non-profit computer recycling and training organization. We are dedicated to providing technical training and refurbished computer equipment to schools, non-profit organizations, and economically and/or physically disadvantaged individuals. In addition, we serve the community and the environment by recycling donated electronic equipment, components and materials for reuse.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
Phone: (310) 276-7111
The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation enables single parents of children with life-threatening illnesses to care for their children full time by relieving financial burdens when other resources are exhausted or unavailable.

Assistive Technology Network
Information about assistive technology and resources including links to other web sites related to assistive technology

AXIS Dance Company
Phone: (510) 625-0110
AXIS' extensive community education/outreach program, Dance Access and its youth component Dance Access/KIDS! offers classes and workshops for adults and youth of all abilities, school assemblies, presentations, lecture demonstrations, and residencies locally and abroad. 

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
Phone: 415-281-0212
Location: San Francisco, CA
The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors strive to make all aspects of sailing accessible. Their fleet is rigged and equipped with adaptive features to make sailing the San Francisco Bay possible for people with disabilities.

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
Phone: (510) 849-4663
BORP was founded in 1976 by people with disabilities to create access to the outdoors, to fitness, to sports, and to recreation for a population who'd been left out.

Beach Wheelchair access points along the California coastline

California AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800)-477-6129
our mission at CalAgrAbility is to help individuals working in agriculture who have permanent conditions or injuries that hinder their efforts to continue working on farms.

Californians for Disability Rights
Phone: (949) 979-6850
Contact via email
Californians for Disability Rights is the oldest and largest membership organization of persons with disabilities in California.

Phone: (202) 817-3264
CalTASH supports the inclusion and full participation of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of their communities as determined by personalized visions of quality of life.

Phone: (800) 743-6802
CareMeridian is the innovative leader in providing personalized care and proactive health management to the catastrophically ill and injured in an environment that is responsive to clients and rewarding to employees.

Center for Accessible Technology
Phone: (510) 841-3224
We provide access to assistive technology that gives people with disabilities access to computers; provide art programs to provide access to artistic expression; and offer ongoing consultation and support to assist people with disabilities in maintaining and enhancing access.

Disability Benefits 101: Working with a Disability in California
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits.

Disability Rights Advocates
Phone: (510) 665-8644
DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. We do not charge our clients for our services.

Disability Rights California
Phone: 800-776-5746
Disability Rights California provides a variety of legal services to persons with disabilities including: information and referral, technical assistance and direct representation. DRC considers several factors in determining whether to represent an individual directly including: the merits of the claim; the persons ability to advocate for him/herself; availability of other resources and availability of DRC resources. DRC works in partnership with persons with disabilities. English, Spanish and Vietnamese Languages spoken/understood.

Easter Seals Northern California
Phone: (925) 226-8400
Easter Seals Bay Area creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities and special needs; and provides support to family-members.

Easter Seals Central California
Phone: (559) 241-7233
Easter Seals Central California provides services for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families so they may actively participate in the community with the freedom to choose how they live, learn, work and play.

Easter Seals Southern California
Phone: (714) 834-1111
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Easter Seals Superior California
Phone: (916) 485-6711
Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

Easy Does It Services
Phone: (510) 704-2111
Easy Does It Emergency Services provides non-medical emergency assistance to seniors and people with disabilities including: accessible transportation, in-home attendant care, case management, and equipment repair for wheelchairs and other mobility devices in the Berkeley, CA area.

EmpowerTech is Los Angeles County's only non-profit organization devoted to bringing the latest in assistive technology to children and adults living with disabilities. EmpowerTech relies on its devoted staff, stellar board of directors – and donations from generous foundations, corporations and individuals – to open a true door to the world for people with disabilities. It is proud to also serve as a national resource for individuals, families and caregivers seeking information about AT products and uses.

Family Voices of California
Phone: (415) 282-7494
Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide grassroots clearinghouse for information and education about ways to assure and improve health care for children with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Fiesta Educativa
Phone: (323) 221-6696
Fiesta Educativa was founded in California in 1978 to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs.

Kristina Wiley, DDS
805 North Lincoln Street, Dixon, California, 95620
Phone: (707) 678-9248
Contact via email
Kristina Wiley, DDS graduated from University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1993. She received awards of excellence for her work with pediatric and special needs patients while in dental school. Post graduation, she did residency training in Pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas, Houston Medical Center. In 2005, she began Linde Lane which promotes KIDS TEA to aid in the reduction of tooth decay. She currently has a private general practice in Dixon, California and is on staff at Northbay Hospital, where she performs dental surgery procedures for special needs patients under general anesthesia.

MATRIX Parent Network & Resource Center
Phone:  (415) 884-3535
Matrix is a parent-run information and resource center helping families in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. Bilingual and bicultural staff are available in all four counties to serve Latino families.

National Institute of Art & Disabilities
Phone: (510) 620-0290
NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disabilities) is an innovative visual arts center assisting adults with developmental and other physical disabilities.

NextStep Fitness Inc
Phone: (310) 363-1698
NextStep is a state-of-the-art outpatient fitness center that brings the most cutting edge training methods, procedures, and technologies to rehabilitation for spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury victims in the greater Los Angeles County. A California Non-Profit Corporation, the goal of NextStep Fitness, Inc. is to create a fitness environment for individuals with physical disabilities - where everyday fitness & wellness is available and supported in a state-of-the-art facility.

Northern California ADAPT
Phone: (510) 841-6406
Contact: Mark Beckwith
Contact: Blane Beckwith
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

The Orion Fund
Phone: (510) 652-1883
The Orion Fund's mission is to award grants to California college students facing serious health crises to assist them in completing their educational goals. Each year we provide grants for uncovered medical costs, medical technology, educational costs and living expenses. We ask for grantees to submit proof of current college enrollment, financial need and verification of medical condition.

Parents Helping Parents
Phone: (408) 727-5775
PHP's mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.

(909) 558-6384
PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC). Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and provide activities and practical help to integrate them back into life-once again giving them opportunity for becoming valuable members of our communities. 

Ralph's Riders Foundation
Phone: (424) 241-3591
Ralph's Riders Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enabling people living with spinal cord injury and paralysis to achieve their highest level of independence, health and personal fulfillment by providing peer guidance, resource information and a supporting network within the community.

River Cats Independence Field
2450 Meadowview Road at the Samuel C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center, Sacramento, California
Phone: (916) 808-6045
River Cats Independence Field is a fully-accessible baseball field made of a rubberized surface ideal for players with disabilities that use either manual or power wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or no assistive devices, to "Play Ball"! Join one of their new baseball leagues for youth with either physical or mental disabilities, new wheelchair softball league for youth, power baseball league for youth that use electric powered wheelchairs, or one of their adult leagues for people with disabilities.

Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California
Phone: (530) 226-5129
RFENC provides services to assist families of children with special health care needs to access familycentered, community-based, culturally competent health care. There are staff members who speakSpanish.

 Rubicon Legal Services
Through direct representation, counseling and advocacy Rubicon Legal Services provides vital legal assistance to very low-income people in the East Bay. Most of our clients live with incomes below the federal poverty line, are living with disabilities, including mental illness, or are seeking to achieve financial independence through employment but face multiple barriers to successfully finding jobs and advancing careers.

SCI-FIT (Dublin, CA )
Phone: (925) 846-1848
The mission of SCI-FIT (Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) is to provide the most comprehensive, post-traditional, exercise based therapy for those individuals who have suffered a debilitating injury. SCI-FIT maximizes the potential for each individual suffering from spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders by utilizing strategic exercises and providing the proper stimulation for an optimal functional outcome.

Sharp HealthCare Foundation HeadNorth grant
Phone: 1-800-827-4277
 Sharp HealthCare Foundation HeadNorth grant is available for spinal cord injury survivors to receive funding and support for important equipment and services — from wheelchairs and exercise equipment to home modifications. Grants are provided to patients overcoming a traumatic spinal cord injury who are legal San Diego County residents with a demonstrated financial need.  If you are eligible and would like to apply, please fill out our application (PDF).

Smile Partners
Phone: (818) 314-0101
Contact via email
Smile Partners is a "Mobile Dental Hygiene Service" dedicated to serving patients with a wide variety of challenges, including those with complex medical conditions. Because we are a mobile service, we come to you. There is no need to move patients away from any necessary medical equipment or the safety of their familiar environment.
Debra Olsen, RDHAP is a dental hygienist in alternative practice with special training and licensing to treat outside the dental office. She can visit and treat people in their own home, bedside, chairside or where ever the patient is most comfortable.

Spinal Cord Injury: Research, Resources, and Community Programs
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 751 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, California, 95128
Phone: (408) 885-2002
The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) strives to meet the needs for information, education and support for injured persons and their families. The RRC staff are also involved in research activities to enhance the lives of those affected by SCI.

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Phone: (415) 920-5040
Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need in San Francisco.

Tarjan Center Service Inclusion Project
Phone: (310) 825 5054
The Tarjan Center Service Inclusion Project strives to make service and volunteerism equally accessible to people with and without disabilities. Maintains list of California disability resources

Phone: (415) 733-0990
Toolworks has many different programs and services, many of which are designed to meet the unique educational, vocational and support needs of adults with disabilities.

Triumph Foundation

Phone: (661) 803-3700
Triumph Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to triumph over their disabilities and to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. The cornerstone of our outreach is giving newly injured people Care Baskets that are like tool-kits which provide information and resources about the many organizations, assistance programs, and activities that exist to help people with an SCI with their new beginning and to enable them to keep living their lives to the fullest potential. We are also involved within the SCI community by taking leadership roles in support groups, helping people plan home modifications for wheelchair accessibility, assisting people with financial constraints to get needed equipment & supplies, expanding Disabled Sports & Fitness opportunities, and providing mentorship & advocacy.

Up & Away Ballooning's Pegasus Project
Phone: (707) 836-0171
In Spring 2011, Up & Away Ballooning becomes the first hot air balloon operator in the United States to offer wheelchair-using adventurers the opportunity to soar above the magnificent hills and vineyards of Northern California's Sonoma County. The Pegasus Project's specially-designed and crafted passenger basket, shipped directly from England, will make it possible for those persons who are dependent upon wheelchairs for mobility to literally float above the Wine Country.

Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California
Phone: (323) 655-1547
Variety - The Children's Charity is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California.


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