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Accessibility and Recreation
- Special Olympics Northern California
- California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass
For permanently disabled persons, this pass entitles the bearer to a 50% discount for vehicle day-use, camping and boat use fees at California State parks operated units (except Candlestick SRA). Cost is $3.50 for a Lifetime Pass.
- BORP (Bay Area sports)
- Axis Dance Company (Oakland)
Dance classes for disabled children & mixed ability dance troupe
- Disabled Sports USA (Sacramento & Truckee/Tahoe areas)
- River Cats Independence Field (Sacramento)
Fully accessible baseball field
- Access Leisure (Sacramento Parks & Rec)
- Access Adventure (Fairfield)
Unique program that uses wheelchair accessible horsedrawn carriages to provide open space recreation and wilderness access for people living with the challenges of disability
- McAlpine Lake (Central Valley)
Centrally located between San Jose, Monterey, Salinas and the California Central Valley, McAlpine Lake is accessible all around the whole lake, fishing tourneys and camping available year around. It is small but worth a little fresh air.
- Independence Trail (off Highway 49, 7 miles North of Nevada City)
The nation's first wheelchair accessible wilderness trail and follows the path of gold rush era flumes. From the trailhead you can travel approximately 1.5 miles either east or west. Both directions are level and shady and offer sweeping views from high above the river.
- Bay Area Accessible Trails
A list of accessible trails in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Rails to Trails Conservancy Trail Link (Wheelchair Accessible Trails in California)
Non-profit organization whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Non-profit organization made up of amputees, veterans and friends and family of the disabled that provides surf camp.
Shared Adventures of Santa Cruz
Shared Adventures offers many adaptive adventure activities including kayaking, art classes, surfing, trips to local venues, sailing, indoor rock-climbing, river rafting, dance parties with live music, archery, camping trips, whale watching, bowling, horseback riding, table tenniss and much more.
- Sacramento Legal Unit
Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 185N
Sacramento, CA 95825-8219
- Bay Area Legal Unit
449 15th Street
Oakland CA 94612
- Office of Patients' Rights
449 15th Street
Oakland CA 94612
- Southern California Area Legal Unit
3580 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90901
- Yellow Pages for Kids -California Resources
Provides extensive resources to learn about and navigate special education, including state listings of Parent Training and Information Centers.
Department of Education
Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)
- Prevention and Children Services Branch
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 310
Sacramento, CA 95814
Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)
- Department of Education
Chris Drouin, 619 Coordinator
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)
Serving: Northern California
Serving: Central California
- Exceptional Parents Unlimited
4440 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93726
- Parents Helping Parents of San Francisco
594 Monterey Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94127-2416
Serving: Southern California
100 Cerritos Ave.
Anaheim, CA. 92805
- Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
4550 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92123
Health and Well Being
State Benefit Programs
- Disability Benefits 101
This website provides tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits for the state of California
- California Children’s Services (CCS)
Through this state-wide program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.
- Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program is a voluntary program for qualified beneficiaries with full scope Medi-Cal coverage. HIPP approved Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries shall receive services that are unavailable from third party coverage and offered by Medi-Cal. The program may pay health insurance premiums for eligible Medi-Cal participants when deemed cost effective.
- United Healthcare Children's Foundation
Medical Grants to and for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan.
- PG&E Medical Baseline Allowance
For residential customers who have special energy needs related to a medical condition. Qualification for this program is not income based.
Apply for Medical Baseline Allowance
- Sacramento MDA Clinic
U.C. Davis Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Clinic
Phone #: (916) 734-7041
- Forbes Norris MDA Clinic
2324 Sacramento Street, Suite 150
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone #: (415) 600-3604
- UCSF MDA Clinic
400 Parnassus Avenue, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone #: (415) 353-3682
- Stanford MDA Clinic
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone #: (650) 723-5184
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