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THE ABRITE ORGANIZATION
749 37th Ave., Santa Cruz 95062
454-8530 • www.abrite.org
Devoted to improving the lives of young learners with the use of early intensive intervention. ABRITE views each child as an individual and is based on the principles of behavior analysis and the use of empirically supported methodologies. They believe further development and dissemination of validated practices will be the way by which families and science can unite to improve the lives of children with autism and developmental delays.

BAY SCHOOL
5400 Soquel Ave. Suite F, Santa Cruz 95062
421-9692www.thebayschool.org
Provides a full-day, year-round, science-based education program for students with autism, and is dedicated to ensuring long-term social change for children with autism in our community.

CHARTWELL SCHOOL
2511 Numa Watson Rd , Seaside 93955
394-3468 www.chartwell.org
Email: information@chartwell.org
Serves children with dyslexia and other learning differences by providing a full academic program in a highly structured, multi-sensory learning environment. Financial aid available.

CORYELL AUTISM CENTER
111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 •
831-713-5186
www.coryellautismcenter.org
Coryell Autism Center is a state-certified non-public, nonprofit school located in Santa Cruz.  At CAC, we use Applied Behavior Analysis and positive behavior support to teach students with autism ages 14-22, emphasizing vocational opportunities, community interactions, functional academics, recreation & leisure and, ultimately, independent living skills.  Additionally, we provide support to both students and families through the transitional processes of young adulthood.

THE LISTEN FOUNDATION
303 Potrero St. #29-103, Santa Cruz 95060 • 
426-7234

Serving children whose needs cannot be adequately addressed in the public school setting. The Listen Foundation combines the use of behavioral support techniques, training in independent living, mainstreaming activities and therapeutic recreation through a school program, as well as residential care.

MCP MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
125 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley 95066
458-9800   www.exploremcp.org
A non-profit, fully accredited college preparatory middle and high school in Scotts Valley serving kids with learning differences, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and other challenges.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
400 Encinal St., Santa Cruz 95060
Contact: Desma Beltran or Barbara Wise
466-5600
www.santacruz.k12.ca.us
dbeltran@santacruz.k12.ca.us
bwise@santacruz.k12.ca.us
Contact for referrals or placement of school-aged children (5-18 years) in Santa Cruz County.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA
438-6498
www.scsepta.org
A group of parents, teachers and community professionals striving to improve the education, social interactions, and recreational opportunities for children with special needs, and to provide information and support to parents. SEPTA's mission is to foster communication, share information, and help our children become active and successful participants in our community.


EXTRACURRICULAR

DANCENTER
810 Bay Ave., Capitola 95010
475-5032www.dancenterinfo.com
Rising Stars/Special Dance: Dance classes geared for students with physical limitations and/or developmental disabilities. Also Jazz/Tap for special needs. Summer classes for kids. Sliding scale tuition.


SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES
10 Locations
Aptos • 427-7702
7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003

Boulder Creek • 427-7703
13390 West Park Ave., Boulder Creek 95006

Branciforte • 427-7704
230 Gault St., Santa Cruz 95062

Capitola • 427-7705
2005 Wharf Rd., Capitola 95010

Central Branch • 427-7707
224 Church St., Santa Cruz 95060

Felton Branch • 427-7708
6299 Gushee Rd., Felton 95018

Garfield Park • 427-7709
705 Woodrow St., Santa Cruz 95060

La Selva Beach • 427-7710
316 Estrella Ave., La Selva Beach 95076

Live Oak • 427-7711
2380 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz 95062

Scotts Valley • 427-7712
215 Kings Village, Scotts Valley 95066

Great collection of books, videos, and more.
All listed branches are wheelchair accessible.

BOOKMOBILE
427-7717www.santacruzpl.org
Mobile library branch that travels 5 to 6 days a week to various sites in the county. Call or visit website for current route information.




HIGHER LEARNING


Attending Classes at Cabrillo College

CABRILLO COLLEGE ADAPTIVE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos 95003
Contact: Micki Witzig • 479-6576
www.cabrillo.edu
Email: miwitzig@cabrillo.edu
Program includes bowling, basketball and swimming for physically limited students. Classes offered every day of the week. Must be enrolled to participate.

CABRILLO COLLEGE DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAM
6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003
479-6100
www.cabrillo.edu/services/dsps
Email: jonapoli@cabrillo.edu
Your one-stop resource center! The Disabled Student Program and Services offers a variety of counseling, tutorial, and program-based services to enable students with disabilities to function independently in the classroom setting and to integrate effectively into general campus programs and activities. No cost to enrolled students.

PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Watsonville/Aptos Adult School
Main Office
294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville 95076 • 786-2100
Arts and crafts, computers, Spanish, physical fitness, citizenship preparation and more. Also VIVA classes (readjustment skills after injury or accident). VIVA classes are free.

UCSC DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
1156 High St., Santa Cruz 95064
459-2089www.drc.ucsc.edu
Email: drc@ucsc.edu
Offers a wide range of services to assist enrolled UCSC students with disabilities, upholding the university’s commitment to making all programs, services, and activities accessible to students with disabilities.

BOOKMOBILE
427-7707 www.santacruzpl.org
Mobile library branch that travels 5 to 6 days a week to various sites in the county. Call or visit Website for current route information.

BOOK BUDDIES
420-5653
County-wide free home book delivery program for qualifying participants unable to get to the public library due to extended illness or disability.


PLANNING

CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS REFERRAL SERVICE
(800) 926-0648www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/fp/
Answers questions concerning special education legal proceedings.

SELPA : Special Education Local Plan Area
North County Contact: 466-5700
South County Contact: 786-2100 x2821
www.nsccselpa.org
Plans, implements and oversees Special Ed programs in 10 school districts throughout the county. Call for information on local programs.

TRUMPET BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
7887 Soquel Dr., Suite G, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-4240http://www.tbh.com/
Trumpet Behavioral Health strives to provide exceptional behavior treatment services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Our treatment is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an outcomes-based, scientific approach to measure behavior, teach socially significant skills, and evaluate the progress of those skills.


ONline resources

AUTISM & ONLINE LEARNING: A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS
www.onlineeducation.net/2013/04/05/autism-and-online-learning-a-guide-for-teachers
Written by Shaina Watson
From the Education Database Online Blog

MONEYGEEK'S GUIDE TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-students-with-disabilities/
This guide is part of MoneyGeek's College Student Financial Planning Series. Particularly helpful sections are the lists of scholarships (listed by disability) and explanations of loan forgiveness and discharge options for those who acquired a disability after graduation.


 

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