Resources for Families

Overview

Resources for Families

The regional center is a key point of contact for families with a family member who has a developmental disability, however there are many other resources available to help families navigate this experience. Links to several of of these resources are listed below.  If you know of a good resource to add to our list, please contact us through your Service Coordinator. 

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Sexuality and Sexual Health
Our Sexuality, Our Health: A Disabled Advocate's guide to Relationships, Romance, Sexuality and Sexual Health

Published by the Office of Developmental Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco dedicated to improving outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.

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How to Access an Encrypted Email Sent From Alta California Regional Center (ACRC)

To ensure the protection of sensitive client information, any email containing client identifying information sent to an email address outside of ACRC must be encrypted.  ACRC uses Barracuda Email Encryption Service.

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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. 

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National and Local Organizations

Links to organizations that provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. 

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Government Sites

Below you may find links to federal, state and local government sites.

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The George F. Kelso Foundation: A Special Library

A resource library offering information on all aspects of developmental disabilities for parents, professionals, clients and the community.

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Glossary of ACRC Acronyms & Abbreviations

While we try to explain things to clients and families, sometimes we may use acronyms. We will always try to explain them but this list may help. The list may not be an exhaustive or definitive one but should be hopefully useful. Click here for the glossary

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