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WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY?
Disabled Services Disability is a term used to describe a number of conditions which permanently limit an individual’s development.
A developmental disability is generally defined as: “A severe chronic disability which is caused by a mental or physical impairment.”
NOTE: People with autism, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy do not necessarily have intellectual disability.
A Person May Have a Developmental Disability if He/She:
However, these signs can be present in individuals without a disability, so don’t be too quick to label someone as disabled.
Toll Free: (877) 768-4600
Los Angeles: (213) 748-7309, M-F 8:30am-5pm
East L.A.: (323) 268-8178, M-F 9am-6pm
Pasadena: (626) 449-5661, M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Woodland Hills: (818) 884-5112, (818) 884-6612, M-F 8:30am-5pm
Recreational activities for teens with physical/developmental disabilities. Therapy, rehabilitation and after-school programs.
1300 E Green St,
Pasadena, CA 91106
Provides resources for prospective college students with disabilities.
Visual Impairments Guide: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/ This guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, provides resources and tips from experts, and a listing of scholarships and grants.
The following guide provides additional tools, technologies, and resources to cultivate academic success for the hearing impaired: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-with-hearing-impairments/
Books and magazines in Braille, audio books, or digital books. Free library for the blind and visually impaired.
741 N Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90029
FREE afterschool activities, summer camp & some weekend activities.
741 N Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Low vision rehabilitation services to maximize remaining sight using devices and technology, on-going resources, referrals and support groups.
6101 W Centinela Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230
M-F 8:30am-5pm and 9am-3pm for doctor’s appt.
Provides free information about spinal cord injuries and paralysis from any cause and relevant research. Some referrals. Free educational book available. Bilingual.
636 Morris Turnpike,
Millburn, NJ 07078
Provides information on services for those with developmental disabilities: education, treatment, referrals, and advocacy.
1600 9th St,
Sacramento, CA 95814
Consultations and training of computer technology for people with disabilities.
9100 S Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
M-F 9am-5pm & W (Drop-in) 3:30pm-6pm & Th 9am-6pm (call during business hours)
Provide mental health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Los Angeles County area. Individual and family counseling; Home Based, School Based, Community Based. Serves Los Angeles County ages 0 to 65+ Case management services.
Additional Phone: 626-421-7861 (VP)
867 N Fair Oaks Avenue,
Pasadena, CA 91103
Monday -Friday Hours vary
Children’s residential, special needs school, after-school programs, adult independent living, and braille. FREE recreational programs for teens, including summer camp.
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90043
M-Th 8am-4:30pm & F 8am-4pm (call during business hours)
Information and referrals for any questions on hearing impairment and deafness. Interpretive services. Advocacy in the case of discrimination. Job search, independent living skills, HIV education, and learn pregnancy prevention.
2222 Laverna Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90041
M-F 8:30am-5pm (Closed 12pm-1pm)
Information and referrals.
New York, NY 10004
M-F 9am-5pm (Call during business hours)
A guide on how to get scholarships and grants for students with disabilities.
Local Chapter in California: 310-479-4456;
Also 800-FIGHTMS and 310-479-4456
Counseling, information, and referrals.
M-F 9am-5pm (call during business hours)
Provide recorded textbooks and other educational materials in audio format for the blind. Shifts available days and evenings for 15 or older.
20 Roszel Rd,
Princeton, NJ 08540
M-Th 9:30am- 9:30pm & F-Sat 9:30am-3:30pm
Information, housing, and referrals.
15400 Sherman Way,
Los Angeles, CA 91406
M-F 8am-5pm (Call during business hours)