Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC)
151 Kalmus Drive M-5
Costa Mesa, California 92626
DSAOC is the only county wide, full service organization dedicated solely to serving those with Down syndrome and their families. For more information about DSAOC's services and programs, please contact the DSAOC Center.
Comfort Connection Family Resource Center
801 Civic Center West
Santa Ana, California 92701
Comfort Connection is a state-funded family resource center located in the Regional Center building in downtown Santa Ana. Comfort Connection offers information and support to parents with children of all disabilities, including Down Syndrome. Comfort Connection provides many services, including parent to parent support, parent trainings and educational workshops, a resource fair, a quarterly newsletter, a brochure on support groups, an Event Update, a website and a resource and lending library.
United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP)
Life Without Limits Pediatric Therapy Center
UCP of Orange County
980 Roosevelt, Suite 100
Irvine, California 92620
United Cerebral Palsy/Orange County offers a variety of programs through its Family Support Services Unit. These programs are open to families with children who have disabilities including Down Syndrome.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
100 West Cerritos Avenue
Anaheim, California 92805
Toll Free: 866.828.8275 (in California)
TASK is a non-profit corporation that provides support to parents of children with disabilities in seeking and obtaining early intervention and educational, medical or therapeutic services for their children. Among other services, TASK provides information on early intervention, transition to public schools, legal rights and technology.
Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSFOC)
1451 Quail Street, Suite 110
Newport Beach, California 92660
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County is a non profit organization founded in 2001. They provide program funding to organizations with programs intended to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. Their most innovative project is the development and implementation of The Learning Program.
Social Services Agency
For general questions, applications for Medi-Cal or information on the office nearest to you, visit the following website www.ssa.ocgov.com or contact 800.281.9799.
CalOPTIMA (Medi-Cal Provider in Orange County)
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, California 92868
Toll Free: 888.587.8088
California Children Services
200 West Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 100
Santa Ana, California 92701-4134
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92628
Disability Rights, CA - Los Angeles Regional
3580 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 902
Los Angeles, California 90010-2512
Toll Free: 800.776.5746
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street
Sacramento, California 95814
National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
1370 Center Drive, Suite 102
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
Toll Free: 800.232.NDSC
The National Down Syndrome Congress is a non-profit organization founded in 1973. The purpose of NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information dissemination on all aspects of Down syndrome.
National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
New York, New York 10012-2317
Toll Free: 800.221.4602
The National Down Syndrome Society was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life.
Information about other local and national organizations can be obtained through DSAOC or any of the above-listed groups.