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Community Resources

Who to Contact for Additional Support

Alpha Resource Center provides support and information for families of children with developmental disabilities of all ages including parent to parent support and advocacy.

California Children’s Services (CCS) provides medical care (Clinical OT and PT) to children who are risk for or who have serious, chronic and disabling physical conditions or diseases.

Child Abuse Mediation (CALM) engages in prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse in Santa Barbara County and provides behavioral support resources to families.

Community Action Commission (CAC) provides affordable living options (housing, food, shelter, mental wellness, home energy).

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) Perinatal Program Program components include early addiction recovery issues; pregnancy and parenting skills; and nutrition and exercise education.

County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department provides general community health information.

County of Santa Barbara Perinatal Wellness Coalition promotes community collaboration to support families from preconception through early childhood. PWC serves to increase access to perinatal services for mental health and substance use through education prevention, screening and advocacy.

First 5 Santa Barbara County focuses on the health, early learning and well-being of children prenatal through age 5.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County offers resources for finding food and meals.

Hearing Assistance Technology for general education teachers: How-to videos on the use of FM system equipment for hearing impaired students for voice transmitterpen microphonetouchscreen transmitterpass-around microphone, and dynamic shared microphone.

Mental Wellness Center provides early intervention and the treatment and prevention of mental illness.

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) provides peer support to new parents including baby basics classes, new parent groups, and postpartum distress support with opportunities for education, encouragement, and social engagement in a way that is non‐judgmental, inclusive, and community‐based.

Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) provides Guidance and support related to identifying and providing compliant, best practice IEP services to students with disabilities.

Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Local Plan ensures that individuals with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education as per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC) provides supports and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.