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Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is one of 21 regional centers that have a contract with the state of California, Department of Developmental Services, to coordinate services for people with developmental disabilities, and for infants and toddlers under the age of 3 if they have a developmental delay or a developmental disability.

You may find all of the 13 chapters, the supplements, the cover page, additional resources and fact sheets.

NFAR hosts Educational Workshops for educators and families each year.  These Workshops offer participants opportunities to network as well as to learn about resources and classroom strategies proven successful for teaching students with autism. NFARs mission is to help in the development, expansion and support of autism programs and services that improve the quality of life for children and young adults with autism. To date, NFAR has invested over a million dollars in autism programs and services throughout San Diego County. Supported primarily through the funds raised at our annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park, NFAR has funded more than 550 initiatives in the areas of, early identification, educational materials, equipment and technology, educational workshops and parent trainings, treatment programs, out-of-school programs, and vocational tech training for young adults.

Autism Speaks has funded nearly $150M, primarily in scientific grants, resulting in an additional $396M of publicly-sourced autism-related funding. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Join our free support community and connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what’s working for others, coping strategies, and life guides from others living what you’re going through now. Click here to join for free! We all experience frustration and can feel isolation in our journeys with ASD. The Autism Support Network is designed as a place by those living with ASD for those with ASD and those seeking social connection, peer guidance and a feeling of community with those that understand.

Promoting acceptance of differences by teaching people how to meaningfully include children with disabilities or complex needs. so no child is left behind or feel unwelcomed. KIT also helps organizations create and sustain inclusive environments in which all children can thrive, In doing so, we help drive the national conversation around disability inclusion in child and youth programs.

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Kids with special needs are marginalized in our communities, and we are doing it with the best of intentions. Inclusion expert Torrie Dunlap shares why we need to change our thinking when it comes to special needs.

The mission of American Advocacy Group is to assist you with first-class, affordable advocacy services that benefit individuals diagnosed with developmental and physical disabilities and their families. Whether you are new to the process, or your family member has being denied a service by an agency, our goal is to take quality time to get to know you and your family, and to offer you options that will best meet your family’s needs.

A Heart for Paws Dog Training (2015)

Wendi Okabayashi Dog Training is located in Murrieta, California. This company offers private lessons, group obedience classes, day training, board and train, and specializes in training therapy and service dogs. Please call today with your questions and to schedule an appointment. Wendi is caring and loving with the dogs. I have know her all my life and she is so smart on knowing her dogs that she will give you the right advice and training information every time.

Founded in 1972, The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE) is a California non-profit corporation in good standing. Incorporated for the purpose of providing education and other services to individuals with unique learning needs.

Connecting to the minds of children, adults, and seniors with autism and special needs
Our mission is to change the way the world views and helps children and adults touched by special needs. Individuals with developmental and learning disabilities continue to learn and grow throughout their lifetime, their needs changing as they age. Meeting those needs requires a team of professionals who are not only knowledgeable, but committed to assisting these individuals attain the best possible health, happiness, and personal potential. Vision 2018. Help support us, donate today.


TERI is embarking on our most ambitious project to date: the creation of a state of the art campus for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Campus of Life will offer innovative facilities and cutting edge research in a world-class environment of community, acceptance and empowerment of the individual. To achieve this bold vision, we need your support. Help us and donate today.

Spreading awareness and love for autism through Elmo and his friends. Get introduced to a new character Julia who has autism. Read and listen along to some stories on amazing families and people who have grateful filled hearts who are impacted in the lives of Autism and who have Autism.

Vouros gives us her 11 page assay on what it would be like to have a education like Reggio Emilia in the States for people with Autism and who live with developmental disabilities and how great it would not only help and support them but the students that interact everyday with them. The students who are typically developmenting would benefit by accepting others and their different abilities. She then goes on to talk about how Reggio Emilia is so great because the whole teaching expertise focuses on the child as a whole. That means that the child get one-on-one help from the teacher so therefore, according to Vouros, she says this approach with than help support the development and the life of the person with Autism and the disability. 

The staff at Children’s Garden of Learning has spent much time exploring curriculum theory.  We have consulted with experienced professionals, attended nationally accredited programs, and continually research curriculum literature and theory. The curriculum at Children’s Garden of Learning is dynamic and ever-changing, and will continue to grow and change along with the most up-to-date early childhood research. Children’s themes, not the adult’s that we use as the basis of our planning. The teacher’s plans are a thoughtful introduction of materials to stimulate the emergence of these themes. We use the seven domains of learning as the foundation. The foundation of our curriculum, the environment we create is critical to the success of learning at CGL. Child-centered activities, attractive and interesting natural materials – these are provided in a carefully organized and thoughtful manner. Discovery is one of the building blocks of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, allowing children to expand their boundaries through creativity and curiosity. We encourage children to discover the world around them, how to be independent and self-confident and to be curious. It is through play that children explore boundaries, ability, arenas of and stages leading to physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.  We believe “play is essential to development.” Play is a child’s work and contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for teachers and parents to engage fully with their children.

Has helpful links on what inclusion should be and including children with special needs. In Reggio Emilia Schools, children with special needs are not only included  but they are given priority. They are viewed as children with special rights. A child with special rights would be placed in a class of same-aged children. Only one special rights child is placed in a class and that class is given an additional teacher. This teacher is there to support all students, not just the child with special rights. The special rights child’s educational program is developed just like the other children, through observation and documentation. A declaration of intent  includes methods and materials that can be used to help the child. This declaration is not formalized, it is flexible and is constantly being revised as research and observations of the child continues. 

This amazing book is all on my friend Reid Moriatry who has Autism and his mother who implemented music into his life at a young age. The mother Andrea, noticed one day in church how much he loved the vibrations of the instruments playing and from that day, he is now a musician in San Diego, CA alongside of his mom giving out information about her book.

As parents of a son with disabilities, Thomas E. Reynolds and his wife know what it's like to be misunderstood by a church community. In Vulnerable Communion, Reynolds draws upon that personal experience and a diverse body of literature to empower churches and individuals to foster deeper hospitality toward persons with disabilities. Reynolds argues that the Christian story is one of strength coming from weakness, of wholeness emerging from brokenness, and of power in vulnerability. He offers valuable biblical, theological, and pastoral tools to understand and welcome those with disabilities. Vulnerable Communion will be a useful resource for any student, theologian, church leader, or lay person seeking to discover the power of God revealed through weakness.

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Innovative Therapy 4 Kids, Inc. (n.d)

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9 Typical Signs of an Emotionally Unstable Person 

Bright Side (2018, March 31) 9 Typical Signs of an Emotionally Unstable Person

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When Autism Grows Up

JohnCProducer (2015, Nov. 10) When Autism Grows Up 

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Dylan Alcott, (2015, Sept. 1) The Truth About Growing Up Disabled

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CLC Network (Christian Learning Center (2016, Sept. 14) Worship as One: Disability in Community


100 huntley (2010, Jan. 7) Abilities Church Welcomes Disability


Guy Shahar   (2018, Nov. 9) Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention

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TEDx Talks (2015, Dec. 9) How much do you know about intellectual disabilities? [YouTube] 


TEDx Talks (2004, Jul. 4) Autism: A Quick Trip To My Home Planet [YouTube] 


Daily Inspiration (2017 Mar. 15) Autism: Retrain Your Mink New Powerful Motivational Viedeo [YouTube] 

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daily MOTIVATION (2010 Jul. 23) *WARNING* This Speech will make you rethink your entire life (life changer!) [YouTube]

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The School of Life (2013 May 13) What's Education For? [YouTube]

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SoulPancake (2013 April 8) Meet Shane, live life to the fullest | My Last Days [YouTube]

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Protect Young Eyes (2019) The best internet safety information.

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The president is reportedly considering banning the app outright or forcing ByteDance, the owner, to sell it.

BlazeTV (2021 Jan. 27) The Biden Oligarchs Secretly Running America | Glenn TV

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Young people may be the least likely to get sick from COVID, but the impact of lockdowns and school closures has created an alarming spike in suicides among children and teens.

Netflix (2020, July 7) Love on the Spectrum | Official Trailer | Netflix

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School Mask Pack (2021) The Total Mask Solution for Back to School

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MinuteVideos (2021, Jan. 11) He Groomed Me To Be His Play Toy Because I Look Like a Girl [YouTube]

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Healthline,  Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT (2018, May, 19) 9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)  

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