Special Needs Resources 2020 - Tim Freund

Special Needs Resources 2020

This guide list contains several helpful resources to make your transition to the area easier. The Regional Center is one of the first organizations you should contact. The best way to learn more about the area is speaking with other families. You will find a parent contact listed at the end of this guide.

Regional Centers:

Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.

Ventura County
Tri-Counties Regional Center

1900 East Los Angeles Avenue #200
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8030
http://www.tri-counties.org/

L.A. County-Northern
North Los Angeles County Regional Center

15400 Sherman Way, Suite 170
Van Nuys, CA 91406-4211
(818) 778-1900
http://www.nlacrc.org/

School Districts:

Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park
Conejo Valley Unified School District

Special Education Department
(805) 497-9511 x221
http://www.conejousd.org/instruction/SpecialEducation.aspx

Moorpark
Moorpark Unified School District

(805) 378-6300 x1532
http://www.mrpk.org/instruction/SpecialEducation.aspx

Simi Valley
Simi Valley Unified School District

(805) 306-4500
http://www.simi.k12.ca.us/sped

Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village and portions of West Hills
Las Virgenes Unified School District

(818) 880-4000
http://www.lvusd.org

Oak Park
Oak Park Schools

(248) 336-7673
http://www.oakparkschools.org/content/office-specialized-student-services

Camarillo
Pleasant Valley School District

(805) 482-2763
http://www.pvsd.k12.ca.us

Resources:

Autism Society of Ventura County
(805) 496-1632
http://www.autismventura.org

Autism Society of Los Angeles
(562) 804-5556
http://www.autismla.org

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Inc.
(818) 786-0001
http://www.dsala.org

The Family Focus Newsletter
Provides news on training, workshops and events primarily in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley, as well as other locations in Southern California.
http://familyfocusresourcecenter.org/

PAUSE4kids
Non-profit organization located in Ventura County. P4k provides information, support and services for residents of Ventura County and nearby areas.
(805) 497-9596
http://www.pause4kids.com

Rainbow Connection
Family Resource Center in Ventura County that serves people with developmental disabilities and other special needs and their families.
Oxnard Office: (805) 485-9643
Simi Valley Office: (805) 823-2325
Website: http://rainbowconnectionfrc.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RainbowConnectionFRC

Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
The Ventura County SELPA is responsible for the implementation of the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan, and ensuring a free appropriate public education to all students with identified disabilities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
(805) 437-1560
http://www.venturacountyselpa.com

Park and Recreation Program:

Conejo Recreation and Park District
Therapeutic Recreation Program

(805) 381-2739
http://www.crpd.org/parkfac/therapeuticrecreation

Parks (accessible for people with disabilities):

Old Meadows Park
1600 Marview Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
http://www.crpd.org/parkfac/therapeuticrecreation/oldmeadowspark

Brandon’s Village at Gates Canyon Park
25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/vtour/parks-recreation/gates-canyon.html

Soccer Programs:

AYSO VIP Soccer
Simi Valley Region 121
Very Important Player (VIP): The AYSO Very Important Players (VIP) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.
http://www.aysosimi.org/vip.html

Thousand Oaks VIP Soccer
http://ayso9.org/

Camarillo VIP Soccer
http://www.camarilloaysosoccer.org

Art Program:
Studio 17
137 Ruby Drive
Newbury Park, CA
https://studio17atruby.weebly.com

Cheerleading Program (co-ed)
Sparkles
https://www.facebook.com/pg/conejosparkles/about/?ref=page_internal

Dance:
Ballet for all Kids
http://www.balletforallkids.com

Fitness:
iFlextrain Fitness For Autism Gym
133 Academy Drive, Newbury Park, California 91320, United States
(805) 827-8278
https://iflextrain.com

Gymnastics:
Big Fun – Culver City (Location in Thousand Oaks)
(310) 837-7849
http://www.bigfungymnastics.com

Be-Mod Fitness – Newbury Park
(805) 490-0426

Horseback Riding:
Institute of Equestrian Therapy – Simi
(805) 522.6714
http://www.equestriantherapy.com

Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program (HELP) – Moorpark
(805) 529.1888

Hearts + Horses – Agoura Hills
(818) 889-8605

Heaven’s Other Side Therapeutic Riding – Moorpark
(805) 529-3281

Ride-On Therapeutic Horsemanship – Newbury Park
(805) 375-9078
http://www.rideon.org

Special Equestrian Riding Therapy (SERT) – Moorpark
(805) 523-1244 or (818) 776-6476
http://www.sert.org

Indoor Play
We Rock the Spectrum – Agoura Hills
(818) 991-5437
http://werockthespectrumagourahills.com

Social Skills Program:
SociAbilities – Westlake Village
(818) 307-4370
http://www.sociabilities.org

Swimming:
Daland Swim School – Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-5210
http://www.dalandswim.com

Facebook Groups
Conejo Valley Families of Children with Special Needs
Conejo Valley Mom’s Coffee Break
Conejo Valley Special Parents of Special Kids

Parent Contact:
Sandy Wright
Mother of a 11-year-old boy with Autism and a 10-year-old boy with ADHD
(646) 306-4387
sandrakaywright@gmail.com

Compiled by Sandy Wright, January, 2020.

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