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State of California

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General links

 

Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

Are You Eligible?

State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

 
For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

  

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.cde.ca.gov/

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

Early Start 0-3
Phone: 1-800-515-BABY (2229)

 

Program Matches Youth With Disabilities to Adults With a Similar Disability to Build Mentor/Mentee Relationships (New England States, California, and New York).  Click here to learn more about this program.

 

Exceptional Parents Unlimited
4440 N. 1st Street
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 229-2000
E-mail: bcoulbourne@exceptionalparents.org
Web: www.exceptionalparents.org

MATRIX, A Parent Network and Resource Center
94 Galli Drive, Suite C
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 884-3535; (800) 578-2592
E-mail: info@matrixparents.org
Web: www.matrixparents.org

 

stack of books

Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

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newspaper

Articles of Interest

  

CA Report: Kids at Steep Risk From Bad Air - Los Angeles children playing outside were at high risk of breathing unhealthy air one out of five days over the last three summers.

 

CA California PTA Stands Up for Healthy School Food - A resolution addressing the childhood obesity crisis, sponsored by the San Francisco PTA and called "Healthy Lifestyles for All Children," was approved by a majority of the 2,718 voting delegates at the California State PTA's 105th annual convention earlier this month in Long Beach, Calif. Total attendance at the convention, held May 3-6, was more than 5,400.

 

CA California state Senate OK's school soda ban - Child advocates' crusade moves to Assembly.

 

CA Testing must include disabled - Federal law requires state to include special-education students to show it is being accountable for all pupils.

 

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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

The Deaf California News is a mailing list consisting of event announcements, news stories, press releases and job opportunities for and about the D/deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Interpreter Communities of California. The list is open to all, including family members, CODAs, colleagues, friends and new signers. Messages are moderated to weed out spam and non-relevant posts. There is absolutely no cost to subscribe to this list. Before subscribing, please read our Terms of Service and Disclaimer. This list currently resides on Yahoo Groups. Due to the large volume of email generated from the list, new subscribers are encouraged to sign up for Daily Digest format. This format combines all postings from the previous day into one daily email.

 

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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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