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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PHP SPONSORED EVENTS
**For ALL PHP events please RSVP to email@example.com or call 543-3277.
Join us to find out what is happening in your community during the summer. Wednesday May 9, from 11am-12 pm SLO and Atascadero RSVP to 543-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org For families of children ages 0-10. You may come with or without your children.
Parents can create materials 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. May 21 from 10-11:30 by appointment. PHP 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach. RSVP to 543-3277 or email@example.com.
PARENTS OF YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES SUPPORT GROUP
Come and talk about the transition out of school, SSI, independence, social opportunities and more. We include parents of individuals between the ages of 14 and 40 for this support group. This month’s event will be held on: Tuesday, May 15, 10:30-11:30 am. PHP Library, Atascadero
0-5 SUPPORT GROUP
PHP is gathering input for a new support group for parents of young children 0-5 with special medical needs such as seizures, rare diagnosis, medically fragile in South County at our Grover Beach Office. Please contact us to tell us what day of the week would work best for you and what evening hour: 5:30-7pm or 6-7:30 pm
Contact 543-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Activities range from eating out and bowling to movies, climbing gyms and archery. Fridays. Please e-mail Jill VanCura 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
April 27 at Ludwick Center, SLO.
Camp is almost sold out. If you would like your name on a waiting list please send an email to contact@SLOAutism.org. Camp is held at Camp Arroyo Grande 250 Wesley Ave Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Register at http://sloautism.org/events/camp-expedition-06-18-2018
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.
For more information or to be put on the interest list, contact:
email@example.com or Zoe Jones (703)568-8574
ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUING EDUCATION (AWD) CUESTA COLLEGE
To provide an accessible program of active learning that enables adults with disabilities in San Luis Obispo County to achieve their individual employment, education, and life goals. In support of this mission, AWD is announcing a series of cost-free, ongoing informational sessions for:
Students with autism who seek increased social and academic supports on the SLO campus, Students with developmental and learning disabilities who are interested in continuing their education through the Cuesta AWD program.
For more information please contact: Greg Halfman, AWD Program Liaison, (805) 546-3100, EXT 2858,
SLO Special Olympics is in need of volunteers. If interested please contact Kenna Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGE A LIFE WITH THE GIFT OF MOBILITY
Do you have mobility equipment that is no longer being used? Donate it to Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program. The group gathers manual wheelchairs, walkers (collapsible) and crutches and canes (aluminum) and distributes them to children and adults with disabilities worldwide. Pediatric equipment is highly desired. A tax deductible receipt will be provided. Contact Liz Rice at 441-2161 or email@example.com for pickup and drop off options.
REACH: REALISTIC EDUCATION ADDRESSING CONDITIONING AND HEALTH
A new YMCA class for young people with disabilities. Participants will be divided by age and/or abilities based on parent surveys and instructor observation. Any skill level welcome between ages 6-25. The goal of the program is to empower those on the spectrum with independent living skills, physical activity and fun!
Saturdays. Ages 6-12 11:30am-12:15pm, ages 13-18 1-1:45 pm. 6 week karate class begins March 24. San Luis Obispo. Siblings/aides welcome.
Contact April for more information 543-8235. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
2 Fridays of the month, 9am – 11am, Oceano Family Resource Center- 1511 19th St. For questions, call Ximena: (805) 462-7135 or 431-2291
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, coordinated by NAMI and TMHA meets 2 ½ hours per week, for 12 weeks.
For more information, call Henry Herrera at (805) 440-3516 *bilingual
NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION
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,
Other activities may include line dancing and more.
Check the calendar on the Website: http://ncasarp.org/ and contact by email at email@example.com