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/

Remember that our Parents Helping Parents South County Office is open and running!

Our office is located at:

940 Ramona Avenue, Suite M
Grover Beach, CA
(We are right across from Ramona Park)

We look forward to welcoming you!

PHP SPONSORED EVENTS

 

TRANSITION TO ADULT SERVICES 

Explore “when and how” your young adult will “transition” to adult services with all of the agencies involved: TCRC, school district, Social Security, IHSS, Medi-Cal, CCS.  Presented by Lucia Da Silva, Community Program Specialist, Area Board 9.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015.   6:30-7:30 pm

PHP, 3450 Broad St, Ste 103, SLO

 

SSI OVERPAYMENT

Presented by Kendra McWright, Client’s Rights Advocate/Attorney.

Thursday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 pm

PHP, 3450 Broad St, Ste 103, SLO

 

MATERIALS LAB

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.  

One Monday a month: February 9 and March 16 from 9-11 am. PHP 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M,  Grover Beach.  Please RSVP ASAP as space is limited.

 

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. 

 

Grover Beach- GET ORGANIZED – bilingual in English and Spanish!

Join us at the GB PHP Library to Organize Your Child’s Records.  Binders and materials provided.  Space is limited, RSVP required. 

Wednesday, January 14, 10-11 am 

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

 

San Luis Obispo –  GET ORGANIZED – bilingual in English and Spanish!

Join us at the SLO PHP Library to Organize Your Child’s Records.  Binders and materials provided.  Space is limited, RSVP required.

Wednesday, February 11, 10-11 am

Wednesday, March 11, 3-4 pm

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO

RSVP:  php@ucp-slo.org or 543-3277

 

Atascadero - GET CONNECTED

Thursday, March 19, 2015.   

PHP Library,  7305 Morro Rd, Atascadero.  Call for details  461-7415

 

EXPLORING DISABILITY BENFITS (Formerly REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE SUPPORT GROUP FOR SSI)

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. 

Friday, February 27 from 10-11:30 am

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO

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

 

SAVE THE DATE!

More information to come:

 

SELF-DETERMINATION

WitH Anastasia Bacigalupo of Area Board 9.

Thursday, April 16, 6:30-7:30 PM

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO

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

 

TRANSITION FAIR

Wednesday, April 29, 10-12 and 4-6 pm.  Atascadero

Thursday, April 30, 10-12 and 4-6 pm. SLO

 

ALTERNATIVES TO CONSERVATORSHIP

Presented by Katherine Mottarella.

Thursday, June 25, 6:30-7:30 pm

PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO

 

LOCAL 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

 

PARENT ORIENTATION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Brought to you be SELPA, CAC and PHP, topics will include overview of SELPA, history of IDEA, IEP info, ways to seek solutions.  5:30-6:30 pm. 

Tuesday, January 27, TCRC Building, 3450

 Broad St, St 111, SLO (RSVP by 1/20)

Thursday March 26, Morro Rd Education Center, 8005 Morro Rd, Atascadero (RSVP by 3/19). 

For details and to RSVP, call 782-7301

 

THE CENTRAL COAST AUTISM SPECTRUM CENTER (CCASC) 

Is in the planning stages of the Walk for Autism and Awareness Fair on Sunday April 19, 2015.  Monthly planning meetings are underway; if you would like to be involved contact CCASC at 763-1100.  

www.autismspectrumcenter.com 

 

TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (TMHA)

Wellness centers in SLO, Arroyo Grande and Atascadero offer a calendar full of classes and support groups. Contact 805-503-0350.

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH (NAMI)

If you have a loved one with mental illness, join NAMI and TMHA for Family-to-Family, a FREE 12 session education program.  Topics include Symptoms, Brain Biology and Medications, Communication Skills, Rehabilitation, and Taking Care of Ourselves. 

SLO classes start Monday, February 2.

Paso Robles classes start Wednesday, February 4.  

Registration is required. Contact John Klimala at 550-3889.  www.nami.org/f2f 

 

PARENT CONNECTION TRAINING SERIES

February 6 & 13: Active Parenting (Birth-5), with Michele Gordon

February 20: No-Drama Discipline Workshop, with Tina Payne Bryson

Fridays, 9:00-noon

SLCUSD Adult School Room H3, 1500 Lizzie Street, San Luis Obispo

Contact: Michele Gordon, Parent Connection of SLO County

(805) 543-3700  www.sloparents.org

 

Professional Development Workshop Series Evidence-Based Practice in Autism

California Department of Education Diagnostic Center Central California Presenters: Ananda Aspen Michelle Austin. Sponsored by SELPA.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 PM Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for Developing Language in Special Education Classrooms 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM 

Classroom Pivotal Response Treatment (CPRT) to Increase Engagement & Motivation 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM 

Visual Schedules, Transitions and Routines that Build Independence

 

Morro Road Education Center (MREC) 8005 Morro Rd. Atascadero

There is no fee. Special educators, parents and care-providers are welcome. 

SLP CEUs Available

Please call or email Debbie Stone to register at least two weeks before the date of the workshop. Phone: 782-7302 Email: dstone@sloselpa.org

 

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

The latest exhibit will begin on 2/2/15 and the theme is Wildlife Photography. You can meet the artist, Sean McAlpine, during a reception on February 6, 2015 from 3 to 5pm. 

 

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.

Where: Cal Poly’s Recreation Center Main Gym

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

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

 

SWIMMING

Paso Robles Sports Center has two instructors who have experience with special needs: Jodi McDowell and Jaclyn Parson.  Group, semi-private and private lessons available. Contact jmcdowell@caclubs.com, 805-239-7397