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Helpful Programs

HBIC - Help for Brain Injured Children

H.B.I.C., a non-profit organization has operated continuously since 1967 and is vitally concerned with the physical and environmental condition of the neurologically impaired child and young adults. Seeking to remedy these conditions, H.B.I.C. assists in the medical rehabilitation and educational processes with the most appropriate programs available. H.B.I.C. realizes not every person is going to make it to " normalcy" but without exception, those who receive therapy in its entirety do show improvement.

The Lighthouse Group

The specific purpose of the Lighthouse is to provide physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual support to special needs teenagers and young adults. All charitable endeavors are performed by a volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer leaders.

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Glennwood Housing
Laguna Beach
A unique group housing concept in Laguna Beach designed to provide local, safe and affordable housing for young adults with special needs.

The Glennwood Housing Foundation was founded by a group of hopeful individuals who have children or friends with physical and developmental disabilities. The dream of GHF is to create safe and affordable housing for young adults with special needs in South Orange County.

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Independent Care

A-1 Home Care Agency
Our Service is about Care, Compassion, and Dedication

A-1 Home Care Agency is a State Licensed, Bonded and Insured non-medical home care agency that serves Orange County, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. Established in 1991, our Caregivers, Certified Nurse Aides, Personal Care Assistants and Home Health Aides provide exceptional in-home care to elderly, ill and disabled individuals.

Why Choose A-1 Home Care
• Approved Vendor by Long-Term Care Insurance Companies
• Contracted Provider for Long Term Care Insurance Guild
• Approved Vendor for Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Program
• Approved Vendor for Regional Center of Orange County
• Approved Agency for Family Caregiver Resource Center in OC / St. Jude’s Hospital – MSSP
• Active Member of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Collaborative
• National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
• Home Care Association of America (HCAOA)
• Member of American Care Management Association (ACMA)
• Member of American Board of Home Care (ABHC)

Call 949-650-3800 today for help tomorrow!

Independent Life Care Services

Independent Life Care provides Supported Living Services (SLS) to individuals with Developmental Disabilities. They assist individuals with maximizing their opportunities and choices for living, working, learning and recreation in their communities. Independent Life Care Services is dedicated to delivering quality services, which stress human dignity, humane care and individual choice to enable the individual to live as independently as possible. Their purpose and goals are to enhance the quality of an individual's life, promote their independence, strengthen their self-reliance, and increase their independence while protecting their safety and well-being.

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Special Needs Camp

Kids Institute for Development & Advancement (KiDA)
Summer camp for kids with autism and developmental delays

KiDA Summer Camp is an opportunity for non-stop fun while developing social, fine and gross motor skills. Activities include relay races, water games, sports, and crafts. The camp is led by licensed therapists and maintains a low camper-to-staff ratio. Located in Irvine.

For more information, visit our website or call (949) 222-2214.

PRIDE Learning Center
Multiple locations in Orange County

Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead!

At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a giant boost in their weakest areas. PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading and comprehension program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are EXPERTS at. We offer weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, speech delays and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach. Super fun one-on-one summer programs!

Camp runs June through August

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Special Needs Tutoring

Armenta Learning Academy
School and Tutoring onsite/offsite programs

Armenta Learning Academy is now offering virtual education to meet the needs of special kids through the COVID-19 pandemic. The academy is now offering instant learning online through Skype and Google Chat in order to meet the needs of all of their children while they’re safely at home.

Armenta Learning Academy has school programs and tutoring onsite and offsite, 7 days week, for 1 to 1 and small group specialized programs tailored to your child's needs. Grounded in the belief that children are a precious gift, Armenta Learning Academy can provide the assistance that dyslexic, attention deficit, aspergers and other special learning needs students and their families need. With our student-centered programs, educational support and a developmental, hands-on approach, our students enjoy a variety of instructional styles for mild to severe learning disabilities.

All ages and learning needs. Individualized and personalized to meet your child's needs. Offering Academic, Enrichment, Social and Life Skills, Speech & Neurofeedback Therapy, Executvie Functioning Skills and Skills for School Success.

50% Off First Session for New Students!
For more information please call 949-367-WISE (9473)

PRIDE Learning Center
Multiple Locations
Onsite and In Home one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing and comprehension

PRIDE Learning Center offers an extremely effective approach for students who struggle with reading, writing, and comprehension. Our specialized one-to-one tutoring program is research-based and creates independent and confident students. Our tutors are all credentialed and certified Orton-Gillingham Reading Specialists. We specialize with children struggling with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, auditory processing, speech delays and other learning differences.

For more information please call us at 949-484-0230

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Service for those with limitations caused by a disability

ACCESS is OCTA's shared-ride service for people who are unable to use the regular, fixed-route bus service because of functional limitations caused by a disability. These passengers must be certified by OCTA to use the ACCESS system by meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligibility criteria.

Call 877-OCTA-ADA (877-628-2232) to request a ride.

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