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DSCBA Resource Directory-  Most of the people and organizations in this guide were recommended by DSCBA members—those ones are designed with a checkmark. Entries not designated with a checkmark are referrals from other local disability organizations. Please note that DSCBA as an organization does not formally endorse any of the people or entities in this guide—we have simply compiled a list of resources recommended by our members and similar organizations in our community. This resource directory is a constantly updating work in progress. Click here for PDF 


National Organizations

National Down Syndrome Society:

National Down Syndrome Congress:

Global Down Syndrome Foundation:

LuMind Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation:

Down Syndrome Education USA:

Down Syndrome Education International:

Special Olympics:

Best Buddies:

Spread the Word to End the Word:

Boston Children's Hospital: Down Syndrome Program, Allen C. Crocker Speaker Series

Local Regional Centers

Regional Center of the East Bay:

Golden Gate Regional Center:

San Andreas Regional Center:

North Bay Regional Center:

Bay Area Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers provide parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.  All centers serve families of children from birth to three years of age, and many have enhanced funding which allows them to serve families of children over the age of three and individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center, Novato: (415) 884-3535, (800) 578-2592,

Parents Helping Parents, San Jose: (408) 727-5775,

Family Resource Center, Burlingame: (650) 259-0189,

Family Resource Network, Oakland: (510) 547-7322,

Support for Families of Children With Disabilities, San Francisco: (415) 282-7494,

CARE Center for Access to Resources and Education, Martinez: (925) 313-0999,

Additional Links

Case Advocacy- A local legal organization providing families with resources and consultations:

Disability Rights California- Protection and advocacy system in California:

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund- A local organization providing free resources and advocay:

Wrightslaw- Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with

Woodbine House- Source for books on disabilities: