Programs for children with special needs

Special Education Needs in Sacramento

November 20th, 2014
Help for Special Needs Children and additional support for special needs children, including special needs respite. Please look through the descriptions as many special needs programs offer more than one service. All titles open in a new window and on top are more pages for special needs.

Warmline Family Resource Center
2025 Hurley Way, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95825 map
Ph. (916) 922-9276 1(800) 660-7995 Mon. - Thur. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roseville Office 6960 Destiney Drive, Suite 106, Rocklin, CA 95673 map
Ph. (916) 632-2100
Provides support and information to families with special needs children birth to age 22. Library of resources for special needs.
Easter Seal
3205 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95864 map
Ph. (916) 485-6711 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Provides services for individuals and families with disabilities including Autism, Children's services, Camping and Recreation.
· Pediatric Services: Promoting Independence and Quality of Life.
· Aquatic Rehabilitation: Warm Water Therapeutic Environment.
Disability Rights California
1831 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 map
Ph. (916) 488-9955 or Legal Office (916) 504-5800 TTY: 1-800-719-5798, Toll Free: 1-800-776-5746
Serves individuals and families with all disability related issues including I.E.P.'s to advocate for their concerns regarding SSI, In-Home services, Medi-Cal, Discrimination in housing, Employment, etc.

California Department of Education – Special Education Division
1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 800-926-0648 (916) 445-4613 Mon. Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Provides information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and non-academic skills.

Supported Life Institute
2025 Hurley Way, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95825 map
Ph. (916) 567-1974
Provides conferences, training, self-advocacy and assistive technology services to people with developmental disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities Area Board III
1507 21st Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95811 map
Ph. (916) 324-7426 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provides Government level information pertaining to Disability Community Resources and programs.
California Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, RM 240, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 654-1690 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Provides services to 21 regional centers in California. This is a state level agency that provides services through the regional centers. Call for specific information of where to find services for children and adults with disabilities. ________________________
Alta California Regional Center
2241 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA 95815 map
Ph. (916) 978-6400 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Will assist individuals and families with developmental disabilities age three to adult, including infants at risk with a diagnoses age zero to three for early intervention. Contact (916) 978-6249 ages 0-3 and (916) 978-6317 ages 3 to adult to make a self-referral for assessment. No cost. _______________________
UC Davis MIND Institute
Comprehensive resources relating to neurodevelopmental disorders and other conditions.
Special Needs Respite             
  • Bayside Church
    8191 Seirra College Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95661 map
    Ph. (916) 791-1244
    Offers programs and resources for individuals and families with special needs. Whether you’re looking for a church service with an ASL interpreter or for qualified volunteers to care for your children while you enjoy a weekend service or a date on a Friday night, we’re here to serve you! 
  • First Covenant Church of Sacramento
    10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 map
    Ph. (916) 861-2240 Mon. – Thur. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    We provide FREE respite care for families with special needs children and their siblings. We have a special room staffed with trained adults who can help comfort, redirect and love children.
  • In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Program
    4875 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820 map
    Ph. (916) 874-9471 Mon. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also eligible for IHSS.
  • Joni and Friends
    4120 Douglas Blvd., #306-505 Granite Bay, CA 95746
    Ph. (916) 746-7211
    Works with local churches and organizations, in the Sacramento community to create outreach programs for ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability.
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