Parent Associations & Support

Find contact information for a variety of organizations dedicated to assisting and providing resources to families affected by autism and other special education needs.

Autism Society of America (ASA)

This national group has many local chapters, and is an organization dedicated to raising and allocating funds to address the many unanswered questions about autism.

(800) 3-AUTISM

Autism Society of Ventura County

A non-profit chapter of The Autism Society, The Autism Society of Ventura County (ASVC) mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the Autism spectrum as well as their families. ASVC achieves this through education, advocacy, promotion of research, and increasing public awareness.

(805) 496-1632

Cerebal Palsy Guide

A national support organization that provides information regarding cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment, therapy and more. It is our mission to advocate on behalf of families impacted by this movement disorder.

121 South Orange Avenue Suite 1450
Orlando, FL 32801

Companion Connection

Companion Connection provides support to children and families as needed to ensure successful integration and participation in community activities that are meaningful to the families as a unit.

(805) 416-3384

Conejo Valley Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that assists families of children with special needs by pairing local teenagers with children for weekly "Friends at Home" visits. Through a full ranng of activities and events, the Friendship Circle creates its own special enviorment of friendship and love.

(818) 865-2233

Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LA FEAT)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families in the Los Angeles area learn about and obtain the most effective autism treatment, in particular Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). They have monthly meetings and offer parent mentoring services. If you would like to learn more or join their email list, please contact them at


PAUSE4kids shares the vision of being a positive, proactive force, advocating for children with special needs, and as such are determined to help create better opportunities for them to enhance their lives. PAUSE4kids provides information, support and services for residents of Ventura County and nearby areas.

(805) 497-9596


Rainbow Connection, a division of Tri-Counties Regional Center, Ventura County is a Family Resource Center that serves people with developmental disabilities and other special needs, and their families.

(805) 485-9643

Special Needs Network (SNN)

A non-profit organization, SNN's mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between underserved communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities.

(213) 389-7100

Ventura County Autism Network

A complete online directory of Autism services in Ventura County, that hopes to help families find resources to make living with Autism easier.