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 ALL PHP events 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 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.

Monday, May 15thfrom 9:30—11:00am by appointment. 

PHP 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach. RSVP to 543-3277 or php@ucp-slo.org

 

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, next meeting: Tuesday, May 16th, 10:30-11:30 am @ PHP Library, Atascadero. Call PHP Atascadero with questions: 461-7415. 

 

 

GET CONNECTED AT PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

Come find out about the resources and staff available at our libraries in SLO and Atascadero – Join us Wednesday, May 10th in Atascadero, or Thursday, May 11th in SLO from 11-12 am for informal discussion or help with your specific questions. 

 

How to help your child grow

Join Kelly Andrasik, MOT, OTR/L, SWC from Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital Stanford for a presentation where parents will have the opportunity to explore typical and atypical feeding development in infants and children. This event will cover strategies to overcome challenges including struggles with bottle feeding, toddlers and picky eaters, or behavioral struggles at dinner. This event will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Elks Lodge in SLO: 222 Elks Lane. A continental breakfast is provided!

 

children's day in the plaza

Come celebrate the 39th annual Children’s Day in the Plaza, which recognizes April as the National Month of the Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Partnered with Passport to the Arts, SLO County Child Care Planning Council will provide hands-on visual, literary and performing arts activities, as well as interactive booths provided by the community. Don’t miss out! 

Saturday, April 8th at Mission Plaza in downtown SLO and Saturday, April 22nd at Atascadero Lake Park.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email ccpc@capslo.org or call (805) 782-4723.  

 

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

 

Our CIP Tour will travel to Disneyland or California Adventure! An annual outing at the Happiest Place on Earth! Departure is May 20th, and we will be returning on May 22nd!

 

This month’s Leisure Club will be a hoedown at The Ranch! Join us for food, fun, and games! May 13th from 1:00-4:00pm at The Ranch: 875 Laureate Lane.

For more information about these and other events, contact UCP at 543-2039.

 

SLO EXCURSIONS 

is a program that takes place in “real-life” settings, allowing teens to receive hands-on behavioral support while enjoying fun and new everyday activities with friends. 

Please e-mail CJ Tilford at cjtilford@gmail.com for more information. 

 

SOUTH COUNTY 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 by Ximena Ames.

Fridays, 9am – 11am, First 5 School Readiness, 1551 17th St., Oceano. For questions, call Ximena: (805) 462-7135

 

 

LOCAL EVENTS

 

Arts for Living 

 has a lot of music opportunities going on – check out http://www.artsforliving.org/ and click on programs – they have two music clubs in SLO and one in Atascadero. 

 

Glee Club 

is an inclusive community choir joyfully singing a variety of styles of music and improvisation in a supportive environment! – They meet every Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the UCP SLO Office, 3620 Sacramento, Suite 201 Call Laura to Reserve YOUR Space for either group: 805-225-6101 or email artsforliving@ucp-slo.org

 

CENTRAL COAST AUTISM SPECTRUM CENTER (CCASC) 

Does your kiddo get overwhelmed at our local Children’s Museums in Paso and SLO? Consider attending one of the monthly sensory nights – designed to make your kiddo more comfortable—it’s free! This month’s sensory night is on May 13, 2017 @ 5:15 pm-7:15 pm. RSVP to Tyler at 805-715-4484.

 

This month’s event highlight is the Walk for Autism and Awareness Fair. Walk through downtown SLO in support of individuals with autism and acceptance in our community. There will be child friendly booths and activities! To participate, sign up at www.grouprev.com/sloautism. For questions, email contact@sloautism.org or call (805) 763-1100.

 

Check out CCASC’s events calendar for more information on a variety of other programs they have to offer- http://www.sloautism.org/resources/#calendar. A couple of the other upcoming March events include the Children’s Museum Autism Night in Paso Robles and a gymnastics day at Central Coast Gymnastics!

 

LEARN.CONNECT.PLAY.PRESCHOOL 

Lively, interactive, hands-on parent education classes. The May session will focus on using summer activities to enhance your child’s skills for school and where to go for fun, free, family activities. May 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. *snacks and childcare provided* First Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo (*call 471-7529 for childcare)

 

NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM 

Do you want to incorporate more fun, sports-like activities into your child’s life? This program offers weekly events, including swimming, basketball, line dancing, and their newest feature, Broomball! Swimming is held at the Atascadero Kennedy Fitness in the indoor pool: Mondays from 6:00-7:00pm. Broomball is held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 at Colony Park Community Center.

Check the calendar on the Website: http://ncasarp.org/        

Contact email: info@ncasarp.org 

 

FAMILY TIES SUPPORT GROUP

Are you caring for another relative’s child? Then you are a “Kin Caregiver”. Kinship Center has three groups meeting monthly – 2 in North County and 1 in South County. Contact: Marta Nielsen at (805) 434-2126.

 

STRIDE's FRIDAY Club

A free weekly sport program put on in conjunction with the SLO Special Olympics. 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. Email kinesiology@calpoly.edu or Michael Lara at mlara@sosc.org

 

SPRING REGIONAL GAMES

Special Olympics SLO County’s annual games are here again! Come support the athletes as they compete for gold in basketball, swimming, and many more! Friday, May 5th from 9:00am-3:00pm at Cuesta College.

 

For questions, please contact Kenna Shannon at kshannon@sosc.org.