Support groups, activities and events in San Luis Obispo County
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 email@example.com
PHP SPONSORED EVENTS
**For ALL PHP events please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 543-3277.
Join Dee DiGioia, former SLP, and PHP for a lunch time workshop for parents of school age children and professionals. Dee will address: What are the challenges for youth in school today? What is mindfulness? Will it help MY child?
November 29 from 1-2 pm. RSVP to 543-3277 . Call with questions.
PARENT ORIENTATION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30 pm
Morro Rd Education Center, 8005 Morro Rd, Atascadero. RSVP to 782-7301
*Evento en Español si llame antes del 11/22/17
UCP SPONSORED EVENTS
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 email@example.com for more information about dates, times, and locations
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HASLO SECTION 8
Apply online for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Interest List. This is the first time that the list has opened in about 5 years and if you get on it, it still takes a year or more to get a voucher. Your adult child may have options in the future. It’s a good idea to place their name on the list.
November 1-14 online only at www.haslo.org
SLO PANDAS/PANS SUPPORT GROUP
This group is for families currently with a diagnosis of PANDAS/PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and for families looking to learn more.
Second Thursday of every month at 6:30
Next support group: Thursday November 9, 6:30-7:30 pm ** RSVP BY NOVEMBER 7
PHP Library, 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach.
For more information contact: email@example.com or Zoe Jones 703-568-8574
PROJECT SEARCH OPEN HOUSE
Project SEARCH is a one-year internship program for students with disabilities, between the ages of 22-35. It is targeted to students whose goal is competitive employment. Interns will experience total workplace immersion and a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and on-the-job training and support. Sponsored by PathPoint. Come to an informational night.
Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 at Embassy Suites by Hilton- 333 Madonna Road, SLO
Questions: Contact Parker, (805) 782-8890 x1518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MINDFUL KINDFUL YOUNIVERSITY
“YOUnique Fitness” (music, movement, and mindfulness) is a new class starting in Los Osos for special needs youth. Dee DiGioia, a former speech language pathologist, is a Certified Mindfulness Educator & Life Coach.
Contact: email@example.com; 805-270-5523
REACH: REALISTIC EDUCATION ADDRESSING CONDITIONING AND HEALTH
A new YMCA class for children and families impacted by Autism. Participants will be divided by age and/or abilities based on parent surveys and instructor observation. Any skill level welcome between ages 6-18. The goal of the program is to empower those on the spectrum with independent living skills, physical activity and fun! YMCA membership is required.
Saturdays. Ages 6-12 11:30am-12:15pm, ages 13-18 1-1:45 pm.
Contact April for more information 543-8235. firstname.lastname@example.org
Club 42 is a social gaming club and activities center (developmentally disabled, elderly, 11 years and under are always free.)
STORYTIME AT THE GROVER BEACH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Kids of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, and surprises in both English and Spanish.
Niños de todas las edades están invitados para cuentos, canciones y sorpresas en inglés y español. Únete a nosotros cada lunes a las diez y media.
Mondays at 10:30am at 240 N. 9th St., Grover Beach.
240 N. 9th St., Grover Beach. *Evento en Español*
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
GRUPO DE APOYO PARA PADRES DEL CONDADO DEL SUR
Está invitado a un grupo de apoyo para padres que es totalmente gratis. El grupo ofrece educación para padres e información de recursos disponibles en la comunidad para el apoyo familiar. El grupo va a proporcionar un ambiente seguro y un lugar donde podrá compartir inquietudes y aprender con otros padres de manera confidencial.
Los viernes 9am – 11am, Oficina de First 5 School Readiness, 1551 17th St. Oceano.
Para preguntas, llame a Ximena al (805) 462-7135. *Evento en Español*
Do you have a family member or friend with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Family-to-Family can help you! It is an educational program for family members and friends of individuals living with mental illness. It offers knowledge, training and emotional support and is free. The course meets 2 ½ hours per week, for 12 weeks.
For more information, call Martha Elias at (805) 234-4369 or Jackie Garza at (805) 801-4376.
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 and kickball! Swimming is held at the Atascadero Kennedy Fitness in the indoor pool: Mondays from 6:00-7:00pm,
Kickball is held on: Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm at the Atascadero Community Center. Check the calendar on the Website: http://ncasarp.org/ and conact by email at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Lara at email@example.com