Generic Resources and Natural Supports


ACRC develops an individualized plan for each eligible client that identifies what services and supports will be needed to help meet desired outcomes. This is important to understand because while ACRC is committed to helping clients and/or their family achieve their goals, by law, ACRC must exhaust other funding sources, which are referred to as generic resources and natural supports, prior to paying for any services.  Funding questions can sometimes be complex. Your Service Coordinator will support the client and/or family in navigating these areas. 


Access Leisure

The mission of Access Leisure is to optimize quality of life and provide enhanced life experience to people with disabilities through accessible recreation programs and services. Programs include a variety of recreational and competitive sports, social and leisure functions, and outdoor educational, and residential and day camping adventures.

Access Leisure hosts a variety of events for:


Sacramento Children’s Museum

Discounted Rate for Families with an EBT Card

Sacramento Children’s Museum is proud to join Museums for All, a nationwide access program to remove barriers for underserved families who want to enjoy the museum’s exhibits and programming. 


Disabled Passenger Discount with Amtrak

Amtrak offers a 15% rail fare discount to adult passengers with a disability. Child passengers with a disability are eligible for the everyday 50% child discount plus an additional 10% off the discounted child’s fare, regardless of the service on which they travel. Amtrak also offers a 15% discount for persons traveling with a passenger with a disability as a companion. Those designated as companions must be 18 years of age or older.


Community Resource Project

Community Resource Project, Inc. (CRP) is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization based in Sacramento. CRP was a progressive organization founded in 1972 by three Latino community leaders that provided much-needed services to the low-income communities of the Sacramento region. The agency originally offered employment training to men and women exiting the correctional system but quickly recognized the changing needs of the community. In response, CRP’s mission evolved to focus on Energy, Health, and Education.


Street Sheet

Street Sheet is a resource with regional information that would be useful to anyone experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or hunger. It is intended for individuals who are either homeless or may be threatened with homelessness in need of food, clothing, legal or medical assistance and counseling services.

Access the pamphlet in multiple languages:



Mental Health Resources

Did you know that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are at greater risk of developing a mental health disorder than neurotypical individuals? In fact, some estimate that up to 70% of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder also have a mental health condition. Anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, Attention-Deficit-Disorder and more can impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities just as they can anyone else.


Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Public Library gives you free access to books,  materials, digital media, learning resources, Wi-Fi and more.

Borrow up to 60 items:

  • Books, board games, video games, DVDs and more
  • Borrow most items for up to 3 weeks, no late fines
  • Renew online, in-person or by phone
  • Borrow and return items to any of our 28 locations

There is even more the Sacramento Public Library system offers!


California State Library Parks Pass

You can now check out a FREE vehicle day-use pass at your local public library.

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks is providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library-card holders. The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle.


Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers. They have a community page on their website, helpful tips, and many resources available.



Free Enrichment Programs

WeEMBRACE offers free leisure and enrichment programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer classes in dance, social, cooking, arts and crafts, health and fitness, and music. Their classes are designed to:


National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) represents the nation’s agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities and their families.


CalFresh Food Benefits

Do you receive SSI? Beginning June 1, 2019 SSI recipients may be eligible for CalFresh food benefits. CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program that can help households buy healthy foods. There is NO CHANGE or reduction to SSI/SSP amounts. To learn more, click the attached documents below.

Your Service Coordinator will discuss this benefit at your next annual meeting. To apply please click here.


Immigration Resources

In response to requests from our local communities,  ACRC has compiled resource information from multiple agencies that address immigration, legal assistance, personal rights and family preparedness plans.  The resources are available to download and print for personal use or you can phone your service coordinator to request that they provide you with copies. 


Recreational Programs

Generic Resources

City of Sacramento Access Leisure Program quarterly newsletter Sports and Leisure Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Special Olympics of Northern California

Disabled Sports, USA A recreational website for people with disabilities. discusses information on the program and has a schedule of events.

Therapeutic Recreation Services Therapeutic Recreation Services year-round programs ages 5 – adult

Challenger Division Flyer


Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are part of the Early Intervention Program (ages 0-3). Staffed by families of children with special needs, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. They offer support services and resources which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, and information and referral for parents and professionals; some resources may be available in multiple languages.