Programs and Services for Individuals with Disabilities
California Children's Services
- a statewide program that treats children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases. CCS can authorize and pay for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS-approved specialists. The California Department of Health Services manages the CCS program.
California Department of Rehabilitation
- works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
California Disability Access
– provides information on the major laws, regulations and areas of interest regarding disability rights and access for Californians with disabilities.
California Relay Service
- provides specially trained operators to relay telephone conversations back and forth between people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled and all those they wish to communicate with by telephone.
California Telephone Access Program
- distributes telecommunications equipment and services to individuals certified as having difficulty using the telephone. Equipment and some network services are available at no charge to eligible consumers.
Center for Emerging Leadership
– program that supports and educates youth and
young adults through peer-to-peer mentorship as they transition into adulthood as leaders. Ambassadors and Peer Mentors are young adults (ages 18-30) with developmental disabilities who are paid employees of the Center. They work in integrated community employment settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Healthy Development Services
(San Diego First 5) – provides free developmental checkups for children birth through 5 years of age, and connects children and families to needed services.
- a low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.
In-Home Supportive Services
– state program of domestic and personal care services, protective supervision, and related services for California residents who are Medi-Cal eligible and live in their own home. Supports provided so individuals can live independently and safely. Some services available at workplace too.
In-Home Supportive Services San Diego County
– program to assist eligible low-income elderly and persons with disabilities in San Diego County (Consumers) to live high quality lives in their own homes. We accomplish this by recruiting, screening, and training Individual Providers (home care workers) who are available to assist our eligible Consumers in their own homes.
- is California's Medicaid program, which is a public insurance health care program that provides health care services for low-income individuals and families who meet defined eligibility requirements.
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy
– a statewide office run by Disability Rights California. A Clients’ Rights Advocate is trained to help protect the rights of people with developmental disabilities.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
– assistance for households with low-income to pay their home energy bill.
Rx Help for Californians
– seeks to strengthen military families' capacity to assist their children with developmental disabilities in maximizing their independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion into the community.
- a Web site designed to help low-income, uninsured California residents get access to patient assistance programs where they may qualify for free, or nearly free, prescription medicines.
San Diego County Mental Health Adult Services
- San Diego County Adult/Older Adult Mental Health (A/OAMHS) offers a wide variety of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services to help people who are experiencing persistent and severe mental illness or a mental health crisis.
– a state program that aims to open the door to opportunities and raise awareness of resources that address the needs of the developmentally disabled community in California. The program’s main focus is employment and key components include educational, extracurricular and service opportunities; information on independent and healthy living; crime prevention and disaster preparedness.