The list below is for informational purposes only. NLACRC does not endorse, nor is it affiliated with any of the groups listed below.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
NEW! - Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter
Support group for family caregivers of Down Syndrome individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease. Meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month at San Fernando Valley Service Center, 16933 Parthenia Street, Suite 200, Northridge 91343. For more information, please contact Sharon Trocki-Miller at 818-842-9602.
Center for Grief and Loss for Children
Support group provided for children and their families to help with the healing from the death of a loved one. For more information, please call (818) 744-7433.
Friends of the Family
Offers a variety of support groups. For more information, please call
Provides counseling to children 2-21 years with Medi-Cal or Healthy Family Insurance. For more information, please call (818) 781-0360.
Parent Support Group for Families of Children with Autism
This group is facilitated by a parent advocate and a parent attorney who are both parents of children with special needs. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held at United Cerebral Palsy in Woodland Hills. For more information, please call Andrea at (818) 343-2227 or visit their web site at www.kenproject.com.
San Fernando Valley Down Syndrome Parent Support Group
Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Granada Hills. For more information, please call (818) 242-7871.
San Fernando Valley Self-Help Group (Epilepsy)
Information and referral, self-help groups, educational outreach, parent phone number network, conferences, seizure first aid training. Held the first Thursday of each month at L.A. Valley College in Van Nuys. For more information, call
Stand Together Support Group (CHADD)
For any adult with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in the San Fernando Valley. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month in Tarzana. Please call (818) 773-4068 for more information.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
A not-for-profit organization focused on building the autism community by connecting people - families, friends, and professionals. Their focus is on sharing information which can help children with autism be the best that they can be. The Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley chapter of TACA meets at the Burbank First United Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Ave., Burbank, 91502. Meetings are held on the first or second Sunday of every month (unless there is a holiday weekend) from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. For more information, contact co-facilitators Holly Riley, Holly.Riley@tacanow.org or Moira Giammatteo Moira.Giammatteo@tacanow.org. Please check the website for further information: www.tacanow.org.
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY
Santa Clarita Autism/Asperger's Network (SCAAN)
A non-profit organization that offers family support group meetings, monthly newsletter, social and educational events. Group meets at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at NLACRC Santa Clarita Valley conference room, 28470 W. Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Santa Clarita. Evening meetings are also held. For more information visit SCAAN Website or call (661) 297-8381.
KIDS – Lancaster/Palmdale Down Syndrome Support Group
Support Group for parents of children with Down Syndrome in the Lancaster/Palmdale area. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at first Presbyterian Church at 1850 E. Avenue R, Palmdale.
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OTHER LOS ANGELES AREA SUPPORT GROUPS
Los Angeles Asperger’s Syndrome Parent Group
For parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Julia Ann Singer Center at Vista Del Mar, 3200 Motor Avenue, West Los Angeles. Contact: Fran Goldfarb or Jim Devine at (310) 543-5064
Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LA FEAT)
LA FEAT is a group of parents of children with autism dedicated to providing education to families and the community on effective autism treatments, and to provide support to families seeking effective treatments for their children on the autism spectrum. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 7-9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach. Visit their web site at www.lafeat.org.web/.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (T.A.S.K.)
Assistance and support for parents seeking educational, medical or therapeutic support services for their children up to age 22. For more information, please call (714) 533-TASK (8275).