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Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF)
Los Angeles Los Angeles Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Community Access Center
San Bernardino Riverside Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Community for All Toolkit/August 2004
Community Services and Supports Joint effort between AAMR, The Arc, Center on Human Policy, Council on Quality and Leadership, University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living, TASH. This tool kit provides general information to strengthen community inclusion, background information for advocates involved in campaigns to close institutions, general information on community services, and resources for more information, material to counter arguments commonly used by pro-institution advocates, ideas for organizing and advocacy, and information about policy and governmental action.
Community Imperitive, The
Education and Special Education Syracuse University's School of Education, a national leader in improving and informing educational practice for diverse communities, is committed to the principle that diverse learning communities create the conditions that both enrich the educational experience and provide opportunities for all to realize their full potential. The School of Education pioneered the inclusion movement in the United States, making way for all learners to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and other inclusive learning environments.
Community Links Monterey County
Monerey Volunteerism Links to volunteer and service organizations.
Community Resources for Independent Living
Bay Area Alameda Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Governance Services and resources for nonprofit management. Online animated video learning tool to learn about board service.
Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress, Inc.
Disability Organization The vision of the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress is to improve the lives of persons with Down Syndrome, and to encourage the community-at-large to receive and embrace them.
Connecting to Success
Transition Online mentoring for youth with disabilities. Connect via e-mail with a someone who can help coach you on transition and life challenges. Support and training information available for mentors and employers too. This site is run by the Institute for Community Integration, through the University of Minnesota.
Conscious Government
Governance The Knowledge Center portion of this site has useful Q&A discussions and videos on many governance topics.
Contra Costa Resource Guide
Resource Guide 2010[2]Contra Costa.pdf
Bay Area Contra Costa 2010 Directory of Resources for children and adults in Contra Costa County
Coordinating Councils on Developmental Disabiities
North State Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Shasta, Sisikyou, Tehama, Trinity County advisory committees engaged in a variety of activities to improve services to people with D.D., their families and service providers
Council for Exceptional Children Career Development and Transition
Employment, Transition The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children:
Advocacy, Legislation and Public Policy CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates (COPAA)
Advocacy, Education and Special Education The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, §501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and other professionals. COPAA members work to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 7.1 million children with disabilities in America.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Advocacy, Legal, Volunteerism CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
CPCA - California Primary Care Association
Health Maintains links to health care news, legislation, resources, other coalitions and committees, and forums on managed care, welfare reform, and issues of general interest in health care.
Crutch Specialist - Thomas Fetterman, Inc.
Technology and Accessibility Offers specially designed crutches for sale. Also advice for people who are new to the use of crutches and links to disability-related organizations.
CSSP - The Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
Mental Health Founded by Dr. Peter Breggin, is a nonprofit research and educational network concerned with the impact of mental health theory and practices on individual well-being, personal freedom, and family and community values. The site information about the potential dangers of drugs, electroshock, psychosurgery, and the biological theories of psychiatry.
Cultural Diversity Resources
Other University Affiliated Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles - has resources on cultural diversity and developmental disabilities, such as training materials, translated documents, cultural diversity publications, books, pamphlets, presentations, and more . . .