For the past 45 years, Inland Regional Center’s qualified and supportive employees strive daily to serve more than 32,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. As the largest of the regional centers in the State of California, Inland Regional Center is a nonprofit, private community-based agency that is proud to help obtain services and support for our constituents. Our core values of independence, inclusion and empowerment are the foundation that drives all staff in interactions, provisions of services, and program planning processes.
1365 S. Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 19037
San Bernardino, CA 92423
Telephone: (909) 890-3000
Fax: (909) 890-3001
The Inland Regional Center serves the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Field Office Riverside
1500 Iowa Avenue, Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
Telephone: (951) 826-2608
Fax: (951) 826-2609
Desert Arc serves adults 18 and older with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, epilepsy, and other medical conditions. Many have multiple disabilities and 99% are low income and receive Social Security and Medicare benefits. Currently Desert Arc has more than 650 clients enrolled in various programs. In total, 900 clients are enrolled in all programs throughout the Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basis, and offers services to clients as far west as Temecula and as far east as Blythe. The client base of Desert Arc is growing at an average of 3-5% per year.With the goal of helping each client live as independently as possible, a broad array of programs and services tailored to the unique needs of each client are offered. They include: vocational training; job development; job placement and employment; independent living support with 24 hour emergency assistance; hot meals and nutrition; transportation; support and training for self help and independent living; case management and personalized coordination of client services; advocacy for client needs and community integration
(760) 346-1611 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
After Hours Emergency Contact (760) 346-1611 Ext: 9
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities
A layer of support when it's needed most. The mission of DSDN is to connect, support, and provide accurate information for families with a Down syndrome diagnosis. DSDN envisions a world where families have unbiased and factual accurate diagnosis experiences, every time, through which they quickly know they're not alone.
This link has a comprehensive list of groups! http://www.meriahnichols.com/down-syndrome-groups/
Down syndrome Society of the Desert
Down Syndrome Coachella Valley See Me As I Am (SMAIA)
(For families with a teenager and Ds)
more info to come ....
Baseball Buddies is a program for physically and emotionally challenged kids under the age of 18. Each player has a buddy that assists him or her with the playing game.
Angel View’s mission is helping children and adults with disabilities reach their maximum potential. Each year, we help hundreds of people make significant gains toward independence through three primary programs: Residential Care, Day Program and Angel View Outreach. We accept clients without regard to race, color or national origin; we make every effort to accommodate our clients’ cultural and religious customs.
67625 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
t (760) 329-6471 f (760) 329-9024
The Coachella Valley Autism Society of America (CVASA) exists to provide support for families of individuals with autism in the Coachella Valley and surrounding desert areas.The mission of CVASA is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for individuals within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism.We encourage families to maintain a positive outlook while acquiring knowledge and taking action to ensure the quality of educational and social programs for children with autism and related challenges.CVASA offers all of its programs and services at no-charge to individuals dealing with autism in the Coachella Valley.
77564 Country Club Dr.
Building B Suite 363
Palm Desert, CA 92211
What does UCP In-Home Respite care provide:
After School Program:
The Skill Builder’s after-school and summer programs help program participants develop and improve five vital skill areas:
This is accomplished through participation in typical after-school and summer programs through the help of small student to teacher ratios facilitated by UCPIE. Progress is made through a structured curriculum of community integration outings, educational activities, arts & crafts, technology, and UCPIE’s Be Fit program. The Be Fit program provides healthy choices instruction, healthy snacks, and 30 minutes of adaptive physical play per program day. The Skill Builder’s Program currently provides care for 66 children with special needs in the Coachella Valley. Programs operate twice a week during after-school hours and summer sessions for children age 7 to 22. For more information contact, Sandra Gramajo, Skill Builder’s Case Manager, at (310) 709-3936.
35-325 Date Palm Dr. Ste 139
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: (760) 321-8184
Toll Free: (877) 512-2224
more information to come!!!