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Resources for Families

Santa Barbara County CCS Handouts and Forms

Our CMS Community Resources List for Children with Disabilities and Illnesses is a comprehensive list of contact information for children with Special Health Care Needs.

Tips for Parents of Teens (English)

Recomendaciones para Padres de Adolescentes (Spanish)

Adult Services Declaration Form

Age 18 Medical Release Form (English)
Age 18 Medical Release Form (Spanish)

Adult Provider List

Health Insurance Options Over Age 21 (English)
Health Insurance Options Over Age 21 (Spanish)

Housing Resources (English and Spanish)

Transition Resources Handout (English and Spanish)

Transition Websites Moving On - Transition Workbook for Parents

Adolescent Health Transition Project
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)
Social Security Administration


Advance Health Care Directive Information
Advance Health Care Directive Kit (California Medical Association)
Advance Health Care Directives (Disability Rights California)
Directivas anticipadas de atención de la salud (Disability Rights California) 


College Planning
Heath Resource Center 
Going to College 
WNY Collegiate Consortium and Disability Advocates




CHLA Cancer Resouces
Teens Living with



American Diabetes Association - Living with Diabetes - Parents and Kids



Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease Transition Education Program



Health-Care Transition Guide for Teens and Adults with Hydrocephalus



Muscular Dystrophy
Road Map to Independence for Young Adults



Spina Bifida
Becoming an Adult Living Successfully with Spina Bifida



Conservatorships, Estate Planning, Legal Information
Achieving Independence
Special Needs Alliance



Countywide Clinics
County Health Care Centers
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Community Health Care Centers of the Central Coast
Marian Community Clinics



Department of Rehabilitation (Santa Barbara District)
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) - Youth
NCWD - A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood
Working with a Disability in California



Health Insurance Information and Resources
Covered California Insurance Program Options 
California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program 
Genetically Handicapped Persons Program
Medically Indigent Adult (MIA) Program



Local Resources and Agencies
Alpha Resource Center Forms and Publications
Alpha Resource Center Transition to Adulthood guide
CenCal Contact Numbers and Provider List
Santa Barbara Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
Transition from Teen to Adult by Terri Gray
Tri-Counties Regional Center (for those of all ages with developmental disabilities)



The following links are provided to help people locate resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Santa Barbara County Resources

CALM (for Parenting Support and Child Abuse Concerns)

CMS Health Education

Family Service Agency

Family First

NutritionProgram for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Lompoc City Programs

Santa Barbara City Programs

Santa Barbara County Education Office and All Public Schools

Santa Barbara County Medical Society

Santa Barbara Parent Resources

Santa Maria City Programs

Tri-Counties Regional Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Professional and National Organization Resources

Action Alliance for Children

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Family Practice

Center for Disease Control

Easter Seals

Family Voice (Resource for Families of Children with Special Needs)

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Organization for Rare Diseases

Pacer Center (Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities)

Medical Information Sources

Mayo Clinic

My Child Without Limits

National Institute of Health (NIH)

UpToDate for Patients

Medline Plus

Insurance Resources and Government Agencies

Consumer Information / California Association of Health Underwriters

Coverage For All / Foundation for Health Coverage Education


Health Programs


Major Risk Medical Insurance Program


Department of Health Care Services

Covered California Plan Sign up   

Family Services, Counseling, and Education

Anger Management Counseling Services

California Birth Defects Monitoring Program

California Teratogen Information Service and Clinical Research

Car Safety Seats

Catholic Charities

Child Abuse Listening and Mediation

Child Welfare Service (CWS)

County Schools Special Education

Family First

Easter Seals

The Fatherhood Coalition

After School Program

Le Leche League

March of Dimes

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)

Rape Crisis Center

Tri Counties Regional Center

Welcome Every Baby

Resources Regarding Specific Diagnoses

Asthma (Asthma and Allergy Foundation)

Attention Deficit Disorder

Blindness/visual Impairment (American Foundation for the Blind)

Blindness/visual Impairment (National Federation of the Blind)

Cerebral Palsy Local Resources

Cleft Palate and Lip

Cystic Fibrosis

Deaf-Blind (Helen Keller National Center)

Deaf (House Ear Institute)

Diabetes (American Diabetes Association)

Diabetes (Children with Diabetes)

Down Syndrome


Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Heart Disease

Kidney Problems

Learning Disabilities

Liver Disorders/Hepatitis

Mental Health

Mental Retardation

Muscular Dystrophy

Short Stature/Dwarfism

Spina Bifida


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Through the Looking Glass (disability related links)

345 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA  93110  -  phone (805) 681-5360  -  fax (805) 681-4763