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: SLO (805) 543-3277, Atascadero (805)461-7415, Grover Beach (805)904-6625 or php@ucp-slo.org

www.facebook.com/ParentsHelpingParentsSLO/

 

PHP SPONSORED EVENTS

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

MAKE & TAKE

Does your child receive behavior or speech services? Parents can build materials for their children's intervention program. There will be computers, printing supplies, laminating supplies, etc. on hand. Training and support will be provided. This workshop is offered the 3rd Monday of every month. By appointment. PHP, 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach.  *RSVP required*

 

PARENTS OF YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES SUPPORT GROUP

Come and talk about the transition out of school, SSI, independence, social opportunities and more. Once a month: Call PHP Atascadero with questions 461-7415

PHP Library, Atascadero

 

GET CONNECTED AT PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

Does your child have a speech delay, sensory issues, ADHD or another diagnosis? Are they in Early Start or do they have an IEP? Get Connected events are for parents and their children ages 0-10 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 from 11am-12pm

 

San Luis Obispo

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO * bilingual Español/English staff are available

 

Atascadero

PHP Library, 7305 Morro Rd, Atascadero

  

UCP SPONSORED EVENTS

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

 

ARTS FOR LIVING

Early Intervention Music Group

Six Saturday, 10AM sessions starting October 15th-November 19th. Fig @ Courtney's House (in secret garden) 311 6th Street Templeton, CA Call 225-6101 for availablility. Arts for Living is establishing two San Luis Obispo and one Atascadero Music Club beginning in October – please call for November and December availability – drop ins may be welcome if space allows! 

 

LOCAL EVENTS

LEARN.CONNECT.PLAY.PRESCHOOL

Lively, interactive, hands-on parent education classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Please call ahead so we can provide free babysitting in the nursery. Wilson Social hall at First Presbyterian Church 981 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo

805-471-7529

 

SOUTH COUNTY PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP

Please join us for a free Parenting Support group. The group provides parent education and information about community resources for family support as well as a safe and confidential place to share concerns and learn with other parents. Facilitated in Spanish. Thurs., 9am–11am. Nov. 17th & Dec. 8th. First 5 School Readiness, 1551 17th St., Oceano. For questions, call Ximena (805) 462-7135

 

PARENT ORIENTATION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Brought to you by PHP, Community Advisory Committee and SELPA. This is your opportunity to learn more about special education programs in San Luis Obispo County. The evening will include a presentation by Jill Heuer, SELPA Director. Topics will include: • Overview of services in San Luis Obispo County SELPA • Brief history of IDEA • IEP process & information • Ways to seek solutions. • Raising a child with a disability • More presentations in early 2017.

Contact/RSVP: 805-7827301

 

CCASC AUTISM SPECTRUM PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (NORTH COUNTY)

Providing opportunities to network and socialize with other parents, grandparents, & guardians, whose children’s lives are challenged with autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger Syndrome/HFA/PDD-NOS). Next meeting is November 18th. More details can be found at http://autismspectrumcenter.com/calendar 

 

NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM 

Meets each Thursday evening 6-7:30 pm  at Colony Park in Atascadero. Currently we are playing kickball in the gym and all are welcome! Website: http://ncasarp.org/

Contact email: info@ncasarp.org

 

TCRC Peer-to-peer healthy relationships and sexuality

Educational classes focused on social and sexual issues are currently available to adults and transition-aged youth served by TCRC.  Me & You, teaches participants skills that help them reject unhealthy relationships and nurture positive and safe ones. The second, Respect Yourself, provides clear and accurate information about human anatomy, sex, reproduction, birth control, STD's, pregnancy, and abuse prevention. Classes are taught by an experienced peer-training team with guidance from professional training facilitators, and are fully funded through TCRC. 

For more information, please contact Karen Moore, PathPoint-SLO director, at 

karen.moore@pathpoint.org, or consult your TCRC service coordinator.

 

Self-Determination

The Self-Determination Program is a voluntary alternative to the traditional way of providing Regional Center services, including greater control of individualized budget.  It will begin when approved for Federal funding, but you must be on the “interest list”; contact TCRC and your service coordinator or you can self-identify by emailing sdp@dds.ca.gov with your name, name of person interested and your regional center. 

 

Family to family

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course offering education and support for family members whose relative or loved one has schizophrenia, major depression, or other mental illnesses or brain disorders. The class provides up-to-date information on the diseases, their causes, and treatments available, as well as help and coping tools for the caregiver or loved one. Call John Klimala at 550-3889 for more information. www.nami.org/f2f

 

Transitions mental health association parenting classes

10 week Parenting Class/Support Group every Tuesday utilizing the wisdom of Trauma Informed Heather Forbes. This class will be geared to parents who want to deepen their connections with their kids and have a deeper understanding of what might be driving challenging behaviors. 

For more information call (805) 540-6500

 

CCASC Autism spectrum parent support group

Providing opportunities to network and socialize with other parents, grandparents, & guardians, whose children’s lives are challenged with autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger Syndrome/HFA/PDD-NOS). For more info please contact Debra at 805-235-8038 or email contact@autismspectrumcenter.com.  7-9 pm Every other month, odd months, usually on the third Friday. Hampton Inn Conference Room; Child Care not available.

 

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

 

Family ties support group

Are you caring for another relative’s child? Then you are a “Kin Caregiver”.  Kinship Center has a monthly support group in Oceano.  For more info call  434-2126 Marta ext. 3030 Alex ext. 3031

 

LEISURE CLUBS

Leisure Clubs are supervised excursions and activities in the local community once a month on Saturdays for adults with developmental disabilities. The cost of $25 includes meals, staff, activities and two-way transportation. Call UCP at (805) 543-2039 for more information, or email @ ellen@ucp-slo.org. See upcoming Leisure Club events below.

 

SHOPPING AND LUNCH IN SLO

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way

San Luis Obispo

 

THE RANCH WORKDAY

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Ranch, 875 Laureate Lane, CA 93405 Join us and volunteer for The Ranch. Ranch workdays are held every second Friday of every month in 2016 except for August 2016. Contact Raymond Crandell, UCP’s Program Coordinator, for more information at rcrandell@ucp-slo.org.

 

CIP TOURS  

CIP Tours are supervised vacations for adults with disabilities. Each tour price includes transportation, lodging, meals, support staff, and all activities. Personal spending money is not included in the cost of the tour.

 

Our trips fill up fast, and a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot! Full refunds are available if your trip is cancelled for any reason. View the tours below for more information and contact Ellen at (805) 543-2039 or email veronica@ucp-slo.org to sign up!

 

CIP Tour – Catalina Island 

December 10 @ 8:00 am - December 12 @ 5:00 pm.