Tri-Counties Regional Center

Services & Supports

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San Luis Obispo County (SLO)

Parents Helping Parents - Family Resource Center

email: php@ucp-slo.org

www.phpslo.org 

San Luis Obispo & Atascadero 
800.456.4153 x3277 805.461.7415
805.543.3277

This list includes only some of the resources available in the tri-county region.  Family Resource Centers have the most recent information, feel free to call them or check with your service coordinator for information on additional resources that may be available. Please contact individual groups to confirm meeting dates and times prior to attending.

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

PHP serves families of children with special needs throughout San Luis Obispo County. Two lending libraries, which cover a wide variety of special needs topics, are equipped with toys, games and a place for children to play while their parents browse. PHP has a network of experienced staff and parents available for mentoring and support. A reliable source of current information, referrals, and training, PHP regularly e-mails a Calendar of Upcoming Events to interested families. 

Contact: 805.543.3277 (SLO) or 805.461.7415 (Atascadero) or php@ucp-slo.org 

www.facebook.com/ParentsHelpingParentsSLO/

 

PHP SPONSORED EVENTS

** For all PHP events in Grover Beach, SLO or Atascadero, please RSVP to php@ucp-slo.org or call 543-3277.

SOCIAL SECURITY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

A monthly support group for family members who have questions about their children’s SSI, Medi-cal or IHSS.  We offer insight, research and support with navigation through the various issues, paperwork and services involved with disability benefits. Specific topic TBD.

Friday, December 4, from 10-11:30 am

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO

RSVP to php@ucp-slo.org or 543-3277

GET CONNECTED AT PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

For parents and their children ages 0-5 years old. Come check out our new resources! Meet other parents and PHP’s staff at BOTH OUR Atascadero and San Luis Obispo offices one Wednesday a month.

November topic: When was the last time you thanked one of your therapists, teachers, doctors, etc for their services and care?  PHP will provide a stamp and envelope plus creative materials to make thank you cards and send them. Attend for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

Wednesday, November 18 from 10:30-11:30 am at both offices.

December topic: Creative time for caregivers with adult coloring books- it’s all the rage!  Attend and you have a chance to win a prize from Whiz Kids!

Wednesday, December 9 from 10:30-11:30 am  at both offices.

San Luis Obispo 
PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO
Atascadero 
PHP Library, 7305 Morro Rd, Atascadero
ORGANIZE YOUR CHILD’S RECORDS- SPANISH

PHP proporcionará una carpeta con materiales para ayudarle a organizarse.  Traiga todos los documentos de su hijo/a!  PHP will help Spanish speaking parents to organize their child’s educational and medical records, materials provided. 

Friday, December 4, 10am-12pm.

PHP 940 Ramona Ave Suite M, Grover Beach

Confirme su asistencia

805-543-3277 or php@ucp-slo.org

MAKE & TAKE

Does your child receive behavior or speech services? Parents can build materials for their children’s intervention program such as: picture activity schedules, icon exchange materials, visual schedules, social stories, visual prompts, etc. There will be computers, printing supplies, laminating supplies, etc. on hand. Training and support will be provided by Rebecca O’Gorman-Trimbath, BCBA. This workshop is offered the third Monday of every month. Mon, November16 from 9-11:30am by appointment, PHP 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach. RSVP required.

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS)

Presenter Kat Lauterback, IHSS Program Manager will give an overview of IHSS, newest updates, eligibility requirements, program structure and tasks covered based on individual need.

Thursday, December 17, 6:30-8 pm.

PHP, 3450 Broad St, SLO

 

LOCAL EVENTS

AWSD ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cuesta College is currently designing an educational program for adult students with substantial disabilities which is expected to launch in fall 2016. Currently an AWSD (Adults With Substantial Disabilities) Advisory Committee is being formed to solicit input from students, parents and community members. 

Contact: Matthew Green Ph.D., Director of Workforce Economic Development & Community Programs at Cuesta at 805 546-3100, ext 2229, email: mgreen@cuesta.edu

PARENT ORIENTATION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

SELPA, CAC and PHP invite you to a parent orientation with SELPA director Jill Heuer.  Topics will include SELPA services, brief history of IDEA, IEP process, seeking solutions and raising a child with a disability.

Thursday, November 19  at Lucia Mar USD, Arroyo Grande 5:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, January 14, 2016. TCRC Office Building, 3450 Broad St, SLO. 5:30-6:30 pm

For more information and to RSVP call 781-7301.

ANGELS BEARING GIFTS

Angels Bearing Gifts brings happiness to people with developmental disabilities on the holidays. Sponsor someone year-round! Donations needed: money,  gift cards, and stocking stuffer items.  Donations are tax deductible.

Wrapping parties:  Dec. 18th in SLO and Dec. 21st in Atascadero 

Deliveries on December 24th between 10 am - 12 noon), children welcome!

Contact Debra at 805-461-7415

ARTS FOR LIVING MUSIC TIME:

EARLY INTERVENTION MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS

Bonding musical interaction for you and your little one(s), ages 0-3. Set goals and encourage and support your child’s: social skills, creativity and emotional expression, cognitive development and learning, speech and language, musical development, and gross and fine motor skills! All while having fun and sharing lots of SMILES!

Music Time is led by Hannah Kenyon, MA, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist

Courtney’s House 311 6th Street Templeton, CA 93465

 (530) 712-5095 LIMITED CLASS SIZE. Current session full- call to find out more. $72 for six sessions.

NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM 

Meets each Thursday evening 6-7:30 p.m at Colony Park in Atascadero. Currently we are playing kickball in the gym and all are welcome! 

SPECTRUM YOGA CLASSES FOR KIDS

Friday afternoons with classes for 4-7  and 8-12 year olds.

Cuesta Canyon Park, 2400 Loomis St, SLO.

Contact Jonathan Gabriel at 540-0528 or omnipranaslo@gmail.com

FREE/LOW COST COUNSELING

The Child Development Resource Center offers play therapy for children and individual and family therapy for children, teens and adults.  Families with Medi-Cal can access counseling for free or low cost and those with no insurance have a low-cost sliding scale.  Locations in SLO and Los Osos.  Call 544-0801 or online at www.childrensresource.org.  

FREE SUPPORT PROGRAM

Through this free program, California residents can receive 12 weekly sessions of professional counseling for families and caregivers who have a child or adult with special needs.  Must be referred by your TCRC service coordinator. And have access to the internet.  Topics include but are not limited to: sibling behavior issues, stress, burnout, couple therapy, financial pressures. Available in Spanish as well as English. USC Telehealth. Call (866) 740-6502

STRIDE’s FRIDAY CLUB

A free weekly program put on in conjunction with the SLO Special Olympics. Every Friday for three hours, between 10 am and 1 pm (in one hour sessions by age group), kinesiology students interact with individuals with special needs and partake in different forms of sport and exercise together. It takes place at our Recreation Center, in the main gym.

Every Friday 10-11 am (elementary -high school students) 11-12 pm (young adults)12-1 pm (older adults)

Cal Poly’s Recreation Center Main Gym

For more information, email kinesiology@calpoly.edu or Michael Lara at 

mlara@sosc.org

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY (UCP) 

UCP’s Family and Youth Services are dedicated to providing full access for children and adults with disabilities in the community. Please contact UCP for more information about Kids & Teens Club, Teen Camp, Adult Camp, Leisure Club, and Community Integration Programs. 543-7102

TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (TMHA) 

There are wellness centers in SLO, Arroyo Grande and Atascadero offering a calendar full of classes and support groups.  Contact 503-0350. www.t-mha.org

Are you interested in learning about mental health? TMHA and NAMI offer Family-to-family classes starting in September in Arroyo Grande and SLO. Registration required.  Free. Call John Klimala at 550-3889. www.nami.org/f2f 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Did you know that the Regional Center displays art made by its clients on the walls of the hallway?  If you know of a talented individual that would enjoy this opportunity, contact Marianne at TCRC. 543-2833