Down Syndrome Family Resource Center
PO Box 696, La Puente
Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with Down Syndrome and their families through support, education and advocacy. We strive to increase public awareness of people with Down Syndrome through recreational activities, social opportunities and education programs.
Early Start Family Resource Network (All)
1425 S Waterman Ave., San Bernardino
Free service for families of infants and toddlers children ages 0 -3 years with developmental or physical disabilities or who are at risk for disabilities living in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Provides parent-to-parent support, resources, and referrals. The ESFRN is made up of 13 parent representatives, some are bilingual, all of whom are parents of children with a variety of special needs. Meets the 1st Tuesday each month at 6pm. Sorry no babysitting.
(909) 285 -4269
This organization assists and provides support to anyone with or connected to someone with special needs and/or disabilities at any age and can provide referrals to low cost advocacy providers.
Families Empowering Families
Formerly the “Mom’s Supporting Mom’s” group, we are expanding to include dad’s, grandparents and caretakers of our special kiddos! We meet the first Monday of each month at The Rock Church in San Bernardino from 6pm to 8pm. There is a Siblings Supporting Siblings group that meets at the same time, you can visit their Facebook group https://m.facebook.com/groups/986258584729880?tsid=0.03519430081360042&source=typeahead
Online support group formed to provide people with special needs and their loved ones a safe place to find resources, advocacy, friendship, activities and emotional support.
Inland Valley Down Syndrome Association (IVDSA)
Inform, connect and inspire individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the communities in which they live, through support, education, social experiences and advocacy. Monthly support groups, LOL Sensory Friendly Play Club and more.
Open Doors Now
3125 Myers St, Riverside
(951) 358-6858 – Lisa Guynn
This group provides parents and caregivers who are raising a child/youth with mental health/emotional/behavioral challenges a safe place to vent, share support, information, solutions, and resources. Open to the community. Meetings are held at the Y.M.C.A. every 4th Friday of the month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Redlands Autism Parent Support Group (Autism)
Loma Linda Hospital, 25455 Barton Rd., Ste. 109A, Loma Linda
For parents of children with autism. Meets the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm at the Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus Possabilities Office at 25455 Barton Rd, Suite 109A, Loma Linda. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Connections of the High Desert (All)
Holds monthly meetings and monthly events. The meetings are held the first Monday of every month English Group: 6 pm – 8 pm Spanish Group: 10 am – 12 pm. A support and advocacy group for families with children and/or adults with special needs in the High Desert. We work to connect families to resources, events, and each other. All ages and all disabilities are welcome. Victorville Activities Center, CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE Our monthly events include Bowling, Dance and movement classes, movies, etc…. Fun things for the whole family.
Special Needs Community
Online support group – closed group for families in Southern California with special needs children.
Unity Tree (All)
UNITY tree – where Special Needs families connect and grow. We are a support group for families with Special Needs loved ones and have events and meetings in and around the Rancho Cucamonga area. We believe in Uniting families, Nourishing friendships, Impacting communities, teaching acceptance & yearning for change.