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California Department of Education

Multiple; English, SpanishIDEA and Parent’s RightsN/A
Los Angeles Unified School District

333 South Beaudry Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-4:40PM
(213) 241-1000
Multiple; English, SpanishComplete parent’s guide to special education services for children. For students K-12; free4
Los Angeles County Office of Education

9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
(562) 922-6111
Multiple; English, SpanishList of SELPA (special education local plan areas) in LA County to describe special education service needs within each region. For students K-12; free7
California Department of Education; LA County Special Education

9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
(562) 803-8306
Multiple; English, SpanishDirect information about the special needs contact for LA County Education.For students K-12; free7
Palmdale School District

39139 North 10th St. East
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 947-7191
The Special Education department is committed to providing a free, appropriate public education for all students in the least restrictive environment. Placement and services for students with disabilities are assigned in accordance with a student’s unique needs. For students K-12; free1
The Help Group

13130 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
(818) 781-0360
English, SpanishThree learning disability schools for students with learning disabilities or mild emotional issues, ADHD and learning differences. Kids Like Me Program conducts four unique camps, each one designed to address varying ages, abilities and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges.Accents Medical; children and teens2
Five Acres

760 Mountain View Street
Altadena, CA 91001
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-8:00PM
Weekends scheduled individually
(626) 798-6793
English, SpanishCommunity Based Specialty (CBS) Division offers several specialty programs including Deaf Services, PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), Wraparound, Foster Family Program and services at Pasadena Mental Health Center. Mental Health Services, foster care program and adoption support, aftercare for children leaving program, evaluation and support for clients.Medical; free services for eligible families, potential funding for those who need it. For Children with emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and high functioning autism.3
SEEK Education

9060 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
(626) 943-7772 Ext. 110
Multiple; English, SpanishFor individuals with autism. Early Acceleration Program is for children ages 0 to 36 months who are either diagnosed with, or have an established risk of developmental delay.Accepts most insurances, including Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser, and Medi-Cal; Specifically for toddlers, but ranges to adults3
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) – Developmental Activity Center

1430 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Mon-Fri 7:30AM-3:30PM
(213) 748-3556
English, SpanishProgram provides training in self-help, vocational, recreational, and social skills, all with respect for each individual’s ability level. Pay through medical insurance4
Fiesta Educative

2310 Pasadena Ave., Suite #206
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
(323) 221-6696
English, SpanishThis service provides information and training to Latino families on how to obtain services for all persons with disabilities. Most services are free; others depend on services. Vendored with the regional center. No documentation regarding citizenship required.4
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center

3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
(213) 383-1300
English, Spanish, Korean, ArmenianOffers both administrative and clinical services. The center serves over 9,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability. Free4
KASEC – LA Center

680 Wilshire Pl. #419
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-6:00PM
(562) 926-2040
English, KoreanThis service provides developmental screening, developmental disorder evaluation, a diagnosis parenting seminar, and mental health workshop.Depends on program4, 7
Empower Tech

9100 S. Sepulveda Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Mon- Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
(310) 338-1597
EnglishWorks to help people with educational and developmental disabilities learn how to use technology and software. They hold labs in which learners learn how to use the internet, play games, and try on different assistive technology products. Offer a session with an Assistive Technology Specialist to identify technology that may help individuals become more independent at home, school or work. Specific details can be found on their website. Free of charge to individuals with disabilities for the exception of the T.R.A.D.E. School. Tuition is $900.00 per 4 week session, complete program is $4,500.00, and a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.5
Exceptional Children’s Foundation

5350 Machado Road
Culver City, CA 90230
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-4:30PM
(310) 204-3300
English, SpanishThis service provides speech and language therapy, and mental health services. Services are provided through Regional Center referrals; ages 5-125
LA Speech and Language Therapy Center

5761 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
Mon-Fri: 8:30AM-5:30PM
(310) 649-6199
Multiple; English, SpanishSpeech-Language assessments and therapy for all ages, starting with children as young as 18 months and going through adulthood They also provide a summer drama program. Services are provided for autism spectrum disorders, delayed speech and language dysfluency, tongue thrust, voice disorders, hearing impairment and adult services. Prices vary; accept Kaiser Permanente, Community Family Care, Physicians Choice. Work with regional centers and school districts; children 5-11.5
Drew Child Development Corporation

1770 East 118th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
1(800) 504-739
English, SpanishDrew Child Development Corporation offers an inclusive E. I. program to meet the developmental requirements of children ages 18 months – 3 years with special needs and their families. Mental health services and child abuse treatment program. Family therapy in the area of adolescent pregnancy, HIV education, and substance abuse. Free or sliding scale6
Giant Steps

2228 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Mon-Fri 8AM-4:00PM
(323) 733-6401
English, SpanishServices include: day program, individual living skills program, vocational triaining, residential facilities Free6
Wayfinder Family Services

5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Mon-Fri: 8:00-4:30PM
School Hours: 8:30AM-2:30PM
Nancy Berger- Principal of Special Education School: (323) 295-4555 Ext. 299
General Phone Number: (323) 295-4555
Toll Free: (800) 352-2290
English, SpanishState-certified non-public school for children with profound special needs. In a safe, positive learning environment, students maximize their levels of independence. Wayfinder provides the least restrictive environment for their students.Nonpublic school- school districts may pay for attendance; children and youth, ages 5 to 22, with moderate-to-severe disabilities, and varying levels of medical, physical and behavioral challenges, price varies. For immigrants, latino children 6
KASEC – OC Center

1661 N. Raymond Ave. Suite 109
Anaheim, CA 92801
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-6:00PM
(562) 926-2040
English, KoreanThis service provides developmental screening, developmental disorder evaluation, a diagnosis parenting seminar, and mental health workshop.Sliding scale, half of services free7
Perez Career and Transition Center – Los Angeles Unified School Distrcit

4540 Michigan Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-4:30PM
Office hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM
(323) 269-0681
English, SpanishServices include: medical supervision, financial screening, social work services, durable medial equipment, inter-agency consultaiton. Sliding scale7