Community Resources

Whether it’s an athlete application, an educational link, or information about a great summer camp, this is where you’ll find the information you need to make the most of your time with Special Olympics Northern California!  If you know of a site that might be of interest to others, please email the link to


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The Arc - Advocates for the Disabled

Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

Athlete Support, Family
Special Education Guide

This website is a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers of dhilcren with special needs.  

Family, Education, Family
Life Steps Foundation

Life Steps Foundation provides in-home and community-based services across the life span to those who have developmental and/or physical challenges, the frail elderly, senior citizens and disadvantaged families.

Athlete Support, Family, Education, Employment, Equipment, Family, Health, Recreation
Regional Center Offices and Support

Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices all over California, many located here in Northern California.

Athlete Support, Education, Family
California Mentor Family Home Agency

Builds relationships and family connections through their Family Home Agency programs.   They partner with regional centers and nurturing caregivers to give people with intellectual disabilities the services and support they need to be a part of their community.

Athlete Support, Family

A support group for parents, caregivers, and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays

Athlete Support, Family
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources

This site is full of valuable resources for travel information for people with disabilities.

Athlete Support, Family, Recreation
Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE).

PACE  provides programs in the San Francisco Bay Area for individuals with Autism and associated developmental disabilities.

Athlete Support, Family
Organization of Special Needs Families

OSF provides support for community integration for individuals with special needs toward an independent, productive, and normal life.

Athlete Support, Family
Kid Power

Offers fun and active workshops for children and teens with developmental disabilities and their "grown-ups." They will learn and practice self-protection skills to use in everyday situations, helping prevent abuse and assault.

Education, Family
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