Tri-Counties Regional Center

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San Luis Obispo County (SLO)

Parents Helping Parents - Family Resource Center

email: php@ucp-slo.org

San Luis Obispo Office Atascadero Office
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

PHP SPONSORED EVENTS

CREATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS SERIES
Parents Helping Parents is presenting a series of monthly programs designed to provide parents information and resources to help them plan their children’s transition to a more independent life. Please phone us if you would like to be placed on the interest list.

CREATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR MEDICALLY FRAGILE ADULTS
Presented by Marc Belfortti, Executive Director of Tri-Counties Community Housing Corporation (TCCHC).  You are invited to spend an evening with Marc Belfortti, Executive Director of Tri-Counties Community Housing Corporation (TCCHC). TCCHC is a non-profit organization that acquires housing for people with developmental disabilities and provides training. Its mission is to enhance the quality of lives for people with developmental disabilities by creating quality, affordable housing options in inclusive communities. Come discuss specific needs in our community and share what you hope and dream to see in the future. Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:00-8:00pm TCRC Atascadero. Space is limited. RSVP to PHP at 805.543.3277.

DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH FAMILY CELEBRATION
Join us for a family celebration during Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 5:00-6:30pm
TCRC SLO. Call PHP at 805.543.3277 for more information and to RSVP!

GET CONNECTED AT PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
Come into Parents Helping Parents Family Resource Center to meet other parents and PHP’s resource specialists! Past events have featured tips and free resources for families as well as presentations from professionals such as a music therapist and a child life specialist. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Get Connected occurs monthly. Call PHP at 805.543.3277

UCP EVENTS

SIBSHOPS
Sibshops are fun-filled workshops just for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. This is a great opportunity for kids to meet other siblings, play games, do crafts, share experiences and have A LOT of fun! For upcoming Sibshop dates, please contact Elle San Juan at 408.348.3539 or email centralcoastsibshop@yahoo.com.

UCP KIDS CLUB FOR 6 – 12 YEAR OLDS &
UCP TEEN CLUB FOR 13 – 17 YEAR OLDS
Community recreation activities and socialization opportunities for kids and teens with special needs, including transportation and supervision. For the most recent events, call Mandy at UCP Youth Services, 543.7102 or youthservices@ucp-slo.org.

UCP COMMUNITY INTERACTION PROGRAM: TOURS FOR ADULTS
CIP tours are supervised vacations for adults with special needs. Tour prices include transportation, lodging, meals, support staff, and all activities. For information on upcoming tours, please contact Kristine at 543.2039 or kristine@ucp-slo.org.

UCP LEISURE CLUB LOCAL OUTINGS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
Saturday afternoon activities and outings for adults with special needs. For upcoming events, please contact Kristine at 543.2039 or kristine@ucp-slo.org.

ONGOING

ADULT SOCIAL CLUB
An opportunity for adults with autism or Asperger’s syndrome to get together, share information and life experiences, and meet others dealing with similar issues.  First Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm. United Methodist Church, Wesley Building, SLO. Call Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center at 805.763.1100.

CENTRAL COUNTY AUTISM PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
An opportunity to network and socialize with other parents of children (up to age 18) challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome/HFA/PDD-NOS). Third Friday of every other month (even numbered months), 6:30 – 9:00pm. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Auditorium, San Luis Obispo
Contact: Trisha or David Oksner at 474.9750 or slosupport@autismspectrumcenter.com

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
Get to know other parents and their children while enjoying a fun activity. Contact John or Candace at 710.0404.

MOMMY AND ME LITTLE SWIMMERS
This parent and child class is designed for children ages 2 to 8 years with special physical needs to engage them in fun water activities that encourage both physical and social development. Class may be joined at any time and is offered year-round. Taught by Kay Heaton, B.S.M.S., Kinesio-Therapist. Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
San Luis Obispo. To register, call 805.547.1914 or email Mary at Jhh@jackshelpinghand.org.

NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM
This program, in partnership with Atascadero Parks and Recreation, provides
 weekly adapted sporting and social activities for anyone with special needs from 15 to 50+ years. Basketball, volleyball, kickball, swimming, line dancing, parties – these are just some of the activities provided. Most activities are held at the Colony Park Community Center in Atascadero. There is no charge for participation in this program. Call 238.0702 or 772.1806 for more information.

NORTH COUNTY AUTISM SPECTRUM PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Friday of every other month (odd numbered months), 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Contact: Becky, 471.1354 or nocosupport@autismspectrumcenter.com

Special Olympics Southern California
San Luis Obispo County Region offers year-round sports programs and competitions for athletes countywide. Sports include Aquatics, Power Soccer (Motorized Wheelchair), Golf, Gymnastics, Bocce, Track & Field. Call 805-544-6444 to learn more.

SOUTH COUNTY AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Grover Beach. Contact Leslie Barton, LMFT at 541.7908.

SPECIAL NEEDS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES  Are you a parent of a special needs child who would like to attend church but are unable to find a Sunday school class appropriate for your child?  Atascadero Bible Church (www.abcchurch.org) invites you to join them for His Kids, a ministry which exists to provide parents of children with special needs the opportunity to attend church regularly and to create a safe and loving environment for their children to learn about his or her creator through Bible stories. Sundays, 9:00a.m. Contact: Kyle Zimmerman, Children’s Ministry Director at kyle@abcchurch.org. Calvary Chapel Arroyo Grande also invites you to join them for His Kids. This ministry is for children through young adults with disabilities.  Sundays, 10:30am. Contact: Dawn Leone, Children’s Ministry Director at 481.2320

TEEN SOCIAL CLUB
Bi-monthly social and recreational activities for teens on and off the spectrum. Ages 11 to 17 years old. Contact Kim Richards, MFT-I at krichards@autismspectrumcenter.com or 530.321.0301.

THE 5 CITIES AUTISM PARENT SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSION GROUP
For parents and families of children (0-17 years) on the autism spectrum. Last Friday of every month from 6:30 – 9:00pm, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Annex Building. Email slosupport@autismspectrumcenter.com.

YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL CLUB
Bi-monthly get togethers for young adults on and off the spectrum. Contact Kim Richards, MFT-I at krichards@autismspectrumcenter.com or 530.321.0301.





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