San Diego Regional Center
The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) serves as a focal point in the community through which a person with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.It is the philosophy of this regional center that each consumer shall be provided with the maximum opportunity to participate in every day living experiences that promote development to the highest potential and full participation in the community.

Department of Rehabilitation
The 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.

Ability Tools  Assistive Technology Network
To meet the assistive technology (AT) needs of Californians, Ability Tools was created in 2000 by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), under a contract with the California AT System, a branch of the California Department of Rehabilitation. Today, the Network is coordinated by the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) under contract with the California Department of Rehabilitation.

AAC Institute
A not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

The San Diego Futures Foundation
SDFF believes in improving lives through information technology. They provide low cost computers, adaptive technology courses, digital literacy classes, IT support and media services. SDFF is working hard to bridge the digital divide in San Diego County.

PACER Center – Simon Technology Center
The Simon Technology Center (STC) is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities.

Medicare Eligibility For People With Disabilities
Many people think of Medicare as a program for people who are 65 and older. While this is true, some may not know that a younger person with a disability can also qualify for Medicare coverage. Not every disability is a qualifying one, so it’s important to understand if you meet the requirements before you take the time to apply. This guide is for people under the age of 65 who have questions about whether or not they might be eligible for Medicare.

The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Celebrates those who rely on nonverbal communication, and is dedicated to providing information on the technology, tools and therapies within the world of AAC.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement
The AAC-RERC is a collaborative research group dedicated to the development of effective AAC technology. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to ways (other than speech) that are used to send a message from one person to another.

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
An overview of adaptive technology that supports access to computers and electronic resources.

The Center on Technology and Disability
The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services.

Paying For Senior Care
This webpage helps Californians understand assisted living, home care, and adult day care costs throughout the state. It also explores payment options and financial assistance programs available to assist in caring for the elderly, be that in residential care or for aging in place at home.

Assisted Living Overview
As many seniors age, they begin to need assistance with everyday activities such as getting dressed, using the restroom, and preparing and eating meals. This is true even for seniors who are fairly healthy and mentally sharp. Assisted living facilities provide seniors with access to daily assistance with personal care tasks while still living as independently as possible in a social setting. Assisted living is also far less expensive than nursing homes.

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