Resources and Organizations

//Resources and Organizations

Resources and Organizations

We are dedicated to providing you with information and resources that may be beneficial to you as well as your family.� Please bear with us as we add on to the growing list of local organizations within the disabled community.

Advocacy and Legal Rights
Assisted Technology
Developmental/Physical Disability Organizations
Driving Programs
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)/Wheelchair Sales
Mobility Equipment/Transportation
Sports and Recreation


Access to Independence

8885 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 131
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel (619) 293-3500
TTY (619) 293-7757
Fax (619) 293-3508

Access to Independence is an independent living center (ILC), a nonresidential, cross-disability, non-profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities to help maximize their independence and fully integrate into their communities.� Access to Independence is one of 391 ILCs across the country and one of 29 serving Californians.� Like all ILCs, Access to Independence offers required federal and state programs and services to people of all disability types and ages at no charge.

Californians for Disability Rights, Inc.

909 12th St, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll Free (800) 838-9237
Tel (916) 447-2237

Californians for Disability Rights is the oldest and largest membership organization of persons with disabilities in California. CDR represents all persons with disabilities in California. Guided by this trans-disability principle, CDR and its members fight for the independence, dignity and equality of all disabled persons.

City of San Diego- disabled services

1200 Third Ave., 9th Floor
Suite 924, MS-56G
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel (619) 236-5979

The Disability Services Department ensures that every facility, activity, benefit, program and service operated or funded by the City is fully accessible to, and useable by, people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other federal, state and local access codes and disability rights laws.

Dept of Rehabilitation CA

The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

Disability Rights CA������

1111 Sixth Ave., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel (619) 239-7861
Fax (619) 239-7906

Disability Rights CA works to advance the rights of Californians with disabilities.

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Access to Independence

8885 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 131
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel (619) 293-3500
TTY (619) 293-7757
Fax (619) 293-3508

Access to Independence is an independent living center (ILC), a nonresidential, cross-disability, non-profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities to help maximize their independence and fully integrate into their communities.� Access to Independence is one of 391 ILCs across the country and one of 29 serving Californians.� Like all ILCs, Access to Independence offers required federal and state programs and services to people of all disability types and ages at no charge.

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Canine Companions for Independence

P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Toll Free�(866) CCI-DOGS� (224-3647)
Toll Free�(800) 572-BARK (2275)

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs

Paws�itive Teams

9225 Chesapeake Dr, Unit B
San Diego, CA 92123
Fax (858) 279-7296 ��

Paws�itive Teams trains service dogs to assist mobility-limited persons in achieving greater independence and, through educational presentations and animal assisted therapy, enhances the lives of persons living in San Diego County.

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Ability First

1300 E. Green St
Pasadena, CA 91106
Toll Free�(877) 768-4600
Tel (626) 396-1010
Fax (626) 396-1021

AbilityFirst provides programs�and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential throughout their lives. They offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs�and operate 12 accessible residential housing complexes.

ALS Association

7920 Silverton Ave Suite E
San Diego, CA 92126
Tel (858) 271-5547
Fax (858) 271-5687

The ALS Association, Greater San Diego Chapter, is dedicated to families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhrigs Disease) through patient support, advocacy efforts, public awareness and education while enabling research for a cure.� Their mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and families throughout Greater San Diego and Imperial Counties.�

Autism Society San Diego

4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123-5371
Tel (858) 715-0678
Fax (858) 712-1510

The San Diego County Chapter of the Autism Society of America (SDASA), a non-profit organization, originated in 1966 as the National Society of Autistic Children.�It served to unite and inform parents on new revelations concerning intervention therapy. Today, the SDASA serves as the voice and resource of the local autism community. SDASA members include parents, relatives, friends, advocates, medical professionals and educators throughout San Diego County and beyond.

Be Perfect Foundation

720 Indigo Ct.
Pomona, CA 91767�
Tel (909) 593-9539

The Be Perfect Foundation offers funding for services not covered by insurance, such as physical rehabilitation, to individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Tel (713) 798-5782

Our mission is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.�

Down Syndrome Association San Diego

9245 Sky Park Court Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel (619) 594-7389
Fax (858) 268-4275

DSA�s mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome and their families through education, social and support programs.


2658 Del Mar Heights Rd, Suite #196
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel (858) 350-3193
Fax (858) 362-8763

HeadNorth is dedicated to providing help and hope for spinal cord injury survivors.� HeadNorth meets the transitional needs of SCI survivors, from recovery to rehabilitation to the reintegration into an active lifestyle. Help is provided through our two core programs; the Recover program and the Thrive program. Through each program, resources, peer support and financial assistance helps the injured and their families as they face the daily challenges of living with a SCI and paralysis.

Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS)

12121 Scripps Summit Dr #190
San Diego, CA 92131
Tel (760) 448-8400

The Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National MS Society works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the 45,500 people affected by multiple sclerosis in Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties. They help by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

9990 Mesa Rim Rd #100
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel (858) 492-9792
Fax (858) 492-1282

MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.� The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.�

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

P.O. Box 84601
San Diego, California
619-294-6541 (Tel)
619-294-2911 (Fax)

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (SDBIF) has been providing information, support, education, and community awareness for brain injury survivors and their families since 1983.� Their mission is to improve the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families living in San Diego County.

San Diego Regional Center

4355 Ruffin Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel (858) 576-2996
Fax (858) 576-2873

The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) serves as a focal point in the community through which a person with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.�

St Madeleine Sophie�s Center

2119 East Madison Avenue
El Cajon CA 92019-1111
Tel (619) 442-5129
Fax (619) 442-9651

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is a unique organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities have a way of life that makes a world of difference. Sophie�s Center reputation for excellence rests on a foundation of high quality programs that are managed by dedicated staff. Their daily focus is on improving the lives of adults with developmental disabilities … from Down syndrome, to cerebral palsy, to autism.

TERI – Training, Education & Research Institute

251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Tel (760) 721-1706

The TERI vision is to become an internationally recognized center of excellence and social change for education, life planning, health and fitness, research, and provision of model programs for persons with developmental and learning disabilities of all ages and those who support them across their lifespan.�

United Cerebral Palsy

8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite 209
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel (858) 571-7803
Fax (858) 571-0919

UCP of San Diego County has over 50 years of experience serving people with disabilities and their families with many vital and innovative services.� They believe that all people should have the right to live, work and socialize in the community of their choosing.� The mission of UCP of San Diego County is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities. By making solid steps, UCP can build a better community for all in the process.

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Scripps Driving Program

354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel (760) 633-6507

Scripps driving assessment program is designed for people who want to determine their capacity to safely drive a motor vehicle after having a stroke or brain injury, or whose driving skills have diminished due to age.� This program is especially valuable for people who have experienced or are currently managing stroke, brain injury, MS, Parkinson�s, SPI, age-related visual defects, or other neuro-muscular conditions.

Sharp Rehabilitation Services Driving Program

Toll Free (800) 827-4277
Tel (858) 939-3866

The purpose of� the Sharp Rehabilitation Services Driving Program is to assist drivers who have limited physical, perceptual, or cognitive skills typically required for safe driving.� The program evaluates basic skills for driving safety and provides detailed results to drivers, families and physicians.

St Jude Driving Program�

Tel (714) 578-8706, ext. 2327

To help individuals enjoy the sense of freedom and security that comes with being a safe driver, St. Jude Medical Center has designed an innovative program to address the unique needs of individuals with various disabilities.

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Abundant Home Care

12545 Kirkham Court
Poway, CA 92064
Tel (858) 748-2288

Abundant Home Care is a full line Durable Medical Equipment company specializing in Respiratory and Mobility Equipment. Their line includes: walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, patient lifts, canes, bath safety equipment, and other aids to daily living.

Academy Medical

6635 Flanders Dr #G
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel (858) 866-0681

Academy Medical specializes in all Group 3 wheelchair sales, cleaning and fitting.� Their goal is to help ensure that your seating is appropriate and properly fitted.� Evaluating the type of chair you are in or the way you are sitting is extremely important for both long and short term.

Access Medical

2720 Loker Avenue West, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA, 92010
Tel (760) 929-2828

Access Medical specializes in custom mobility products, including manual and rehab power wheelchairs. Their goal is to provide the right manual or power wheelchair to fit the specific needs of each patient.

Action Trackchair

Tel (507) 532-9649

Action Manufacturing has developed the Action Trackchair for those people who want to get off the normal, smooth, hard, flat, and similar types of surfaces and have the freedom to venture off into new terrain.� The Action Trackchair is the ultimate in off-road wheelchairs. You�ll go places you didn�t think possible. Mountain roads, campgrounds, the woods, the beach, mud, snow, etc. Now you have a choice to stay on the hard surface or go off-road.�

ATG Rehab

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7292 Opportunity Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel (858) 571-6544

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ATG Rehab is a leading specialized medical equipment provider equipped to provide innovative solutions to children, adults and the elderly with mobility, seating and positioning needs, along with wheelchair service and repair across the US.

Balboa Pharmacy: Home Medical Supplies

5222 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117
Tel (858) 278-0111

Balboa Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated home medical equipment supplier. Their mission is to offer the absolute best price, service and selection on medical equipments and supplies.

Colours Wheelchair

860 E Parkridge ave.
Corona, CA 92879
Tel (951) 808-9131

Colours wheelchair’s are tailor-made for each person to fit their physical needs and more importantly their lifestyle.� Whether you are a dancer, outdoor activist, or action sports competitor, Colours provides the opportunity to express yourself through your mobility.�

Harmony Home Medical

4885 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel (858) 560-8177

Harmony Home Medical provides: an extensive selection of: power chairs, scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, air mattresses, walkers, grab bars, bath safety equipment, walk-in tubs and barrier-free showers, orthopedic�soft�goods (braces and splints), incontinence supplies, aids to daily living, bathroom remodels, and more. Harmony Home Medical is now�also Harmony Home Access, a fully-licensed and insured ADA home remodeling agency.

Mission Medical Supply

Tel (866) 966-0580

Mission Medical Supply is a Home Medical Durable Equipment Company whose focus is to exceed their customer’s expectations including proper fit, and prompt delivery.�

Mobility Solutions

7895 Convoy Ct. Suite #11
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel (858) 278-0591

Mobility Solutions is dedicated to providing home care patients/clients with quality healthcare equipment and services. They specialize in the rental, sale, and service of durable medical equipment, as well as customized rehabilitation equipment and other adaptive equipment for the functionally impaired community.�

RAM Durable Medical Equipment and Diabetes Supplies

7909 Silverton Ave, Suite 214
San Diego, CA, 92126
Tel (858) 549-1707
Toll Free (877) RAM-2111

RAM offers a wide range of home medical equipment and supplies to improve the quality of life for patients and to assist with all your home care needs. Their line includes: mobility products, diabetic testing supplies, home oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, diabetic shoes, support surfaces, hospital beds, bath safety products, and power wheelchairs.

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Aseltine School of San Diego

4027 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel (619) 296-2135
Fax (619) 296-3013

The Aseltine School helps meet the educational needs of emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students throughout San Diego County. �The hallmarks of the Aseltine approach are a philosophy of uncommon commitment to special education students and their families, and the belief that all children deserve access to the opportunities of life.

Interwork Institute � ARPE at SDSU

3590 Camino del Rio N
San Diego, California 92108

The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) and the Interwork Institute promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of education, work, family, and community life. The Institute conducts research, training, and education using a variety of strategies including distance learning technologies.

Kids on the Block of San Diego

PO Box 881706
San Diego, CA 92168
Tel (619) 770-8689

Kids on the Block of San Diego is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with educational puppet programs that teach children (grades K-6) about the important issues of medical and physical disabilities, educational differences, social issues, and cultural diversity.� The volunteer puppeteer troupes reach over 9,000 children annually in San Diego County.

KPBS Radio Reading Service

Tel (619) 594-8170

The KPBS Radio Reading Service broadcasts the readings of newspapers, books and magazines to those who are�blind, have low vision or are physically impaired. Throughout the week, a large pool of local volunteers read from�sources as diverse as The San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and local grocery ads.�Readings and programs air 24 hours a day and can only be heard via a special radio provided by the service.

San Diego Continuing Education- Disability Support Programs and Services

Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113
Tel (619) 388-4944

The Disability Support Programs and Services mission is to offer services and instructional programs designed to facilitate the success of students with disabilities in reaching their educational, personal and vocational goals. DSPS offers individualized and adaptive special classes that are suited to students with special needs.

San Diego Unified School District Special Education Division

Eugene Brucker Education Center
4100 Normal Street, Annex 2
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
Tel (619) 725-7700
Fax (619) 725-7090

The San Diego Unified School District is committed to providing young children and eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws. These laws require the district to identify, locate and assess all students within the district from birth to 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and then provides appropriate support and/or related services to those eligible.

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200 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 400
Pasadena, CA 91101-2422
Tel (866) 448-3615
Fax (626) 583-8500

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives.�

Area Agency on Aging

1331 S. Clark Road, Building #11,
El Centro, Ca 92243
Tel (760) 339-6450

The Area Agency on Aging provides leadership at a local level in developing systems of home and community-based services that maintain “least restrictive” home-like environments. In particular, emphasis shall be placed on coordinating with local systems to enable individuals to live with maximum independence and dignity in their homes and communities through the development of comprehensive and coordinated systems of home and�community care.

ElderHelp of San Diego

4069 30th Street,
San Diego, CA 92104
Tel (619) 284-9281

ElderHelp provides personalized services and information for San Diego�s growing population of seniors to help them remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes. Services include companionship, transportation, home sharing, and other support services.

Elder Law & Advocacy

151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel (858) 565-1392
Fax (858) 565-1394

Elder Law & Advocacy provides civil legal services in subject areas concerning seniors, Medicare and Medicare related counseling and advocacy, referrals to community senior service providers and many other services. The majority of services are free to qualifying seniors.

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Southern CA Housing Collaboration

9201 Spectrum Center Blvd., Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel (858) 514-7009
Fax (858) 552-1445

The primary mission of SCHC is to enhance, preserve, develop and administer decent housing that is affordable to low and very low income individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their families.

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GoldenBoy Mobility

12300 Stowe Dr, Suite A
Poway, CA 92064
Toll Free (800) 707-9414
Tel (858) 748-9414

GoldenBoy Mobility provides mobility solutions that have helped to provide the freedom to Go. Be. and Live. for over 34 years.� GoldenBoy Mobility offers handicap accessible vans, driving aids, in-home and vehicle lifts, wheelchairs, scooters and all other mobility solutions.� We pride ourselves with not just finding an answer, but rather helping you find the right solution for your needs.

Ability center

Toll Free (800) 405-6806�

The Ability Center offers wheelchair van conversions, wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, stair lifts, porch lifts, and elevators.� The Ability Center team is dedicated to get you moving at home, at work, inside, or outside.

1.Better Life Mobility

Toll Free (800) 400-4072

Better Life Mobility offers handicap vans, mobility van rentals, service and repairs, home stairlifts, and disabled driver hand controls.� Their friendly staff are available�to help you find the right, high quality mobility product.

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Ability Magazine

PO Box 10878
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel (949) 854-8700
Fax (949) 548-5966

From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more. Cover interviews consist of Movie and TV Celebrities, Sports Figures, Business Leaders, Presidents, First Ladies and more.

Active Living Magazine

Not just a magazine. A Way of Life! �Full of adapted activities, products and places for healthy living, Active Living magazine has challenged what physical activity means for people with disabilities for over 20 years. It is the number one resource for active living for adults with physical limitations.

Sports n Spokes- PVA Magazine

2111 East Highland Avenue, Suite 180
Phoenix, AZ 85016-4702
Toll Free (888) 888-2201
Tel (602) 224-0500
Fax (602) 224-0507

SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.� S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users.� Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 43 countries worldwide.� SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community.

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Challenge Center

5540 Lake Park Way
La Mesa, CA 91942-1607
(619) 667-8644

The Challenge Center is committed to provide skilled physical therapy, specialized fitness and wellness programs to rehabilitate, raise the level of independence, and improve the quality of life for children, adults and seniors with severe disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. The Challenge Center serves people of all ages with disabilities, including Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any disease state that has significantly impacted a person’s level of function.

Project Walk

5850 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Tel (760) 431-9789
Fax (760) 431-1598

Project Walk� exists to provide an improved quality of like for people with spinal cord injuries through intense exercise-based spinal cord injury recovery programs, education, support and encouragement.

Sharp Rehab

Toll Free (800) 82-SHARP

Sharp’s rehabilitation and physical therapy services treat balance disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, stroke victims and more.�Sharp�s goal is to address catastrophic injury with a team approach to wellness and to restore functionality, relieve pain and discomfort and strengthen the body to reacclimate to everyday life.

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City Beaches Lifeguard Services

Tel (619) 221-8899

Beach access for individuals in wheelchairs, Ocean Beach to La Jolla. Reserve a beach wheelchair for free. Big wheels allow access through the sand and the water.

Del Mar Lifeguard

Tel (858) 755-1556

Beach wheelchairs for rent in the Del Mar area.

Wheelchair Getaways

P.O. Box 1098
Mukilteo, WA� 98275
Toll Free (800) 536-5518
Tel (425) 353-8213
Fax (425) 355-6159

Wheelchair Getaways is a proven leader in accessible van rental.� Wheelchair Getaways rents premier model adaptive vehicles with all the wheelchair adaptive features you need for safe, accessible travel.� They are commited to the needs of persons in wheelchairs and scooters.

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AmpSurf � Association of Amputee Surfers

P.O. Box 5045
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Tel (805) 744-8622

AmpSurf is a Non-Profit Organization made up of amputees, veterans and friends & family of the disabled. Their mission is to promote, inspire, educate, and rehabilitate people with disabilities, especially our veteran heroes through adaptive surfing & fun outdoor activities.

AYSO San Diego County Youth Soccer

Mike Shirley (619) 443-2580

Sports for Hope offer youth soccer for children with disabilities, ages 5 and up.� Teams are offered all over San Diego County.�

Barnes Tennis Center

4490 W. Point Loma Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107
Tel (619) 221-9000

The Barnes Center has an active Wheelchair Program for adults and juniors of all levels.
Each week the Barnes Center offers a tennis program with friendly instructors who are happy to work with beginners, intermediate or advanced players.

Challenged America

2240 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92106
Tel (619) 523-9318

The Challenged America program is dedicated to introduce sailing as a therapeutic and rehabilitative enhancing activity to individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and professionals in healthcare and rehabilitation.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

9591 Waples St.
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel (858) 866-0959
Fax (858) 866-0958

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved � and stay involved � in sports.� CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.� CAF�s mission is clear:� give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

Challenger Division of Little League, El Cajon

Tuttle Park
379 Chase Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the gull benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.�

City of San Diego-Therapeutic Recreation Services

The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) program provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Services include therapeutic recreation programs and adaptive sports opportunities, which address the special needs of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty accessing and participating in recreation opportunities offered to the general public.

Disabled Explorers

2303 N 44th St. Suite 14-1160
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Tel (602) 451-6079

Disabled Explorers is an all volunteer, donation supported non-profit that assist persons with physical disabilities to enjoy travel through remote back-country areas.� With a Sportsmobile WAVE (Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions), a 4×4 RV style van, and a dedicated core of volunteers, they offer driving and passenger experiences to the disabled and their families.� Based in Phoenix, AZ and traveling throughout the desert southwest allows Disabled Explorer participants to explore historic, scenic and cultural sites that will never have ramps, handrails or pathways.

Disabled sports USA

451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 100
Rockville MD 20850
Tel: 301-217-0960

Disabled sports USA was established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Escondido Kung Fu & Tai Chi

131 South Orange Street
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel (760) 745-4495

Escondido Kung Fu and Tai Chi provides classes for people with disabilities.� Classes include Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Yoga, and Wing Chun.

Family Karate

Multiple Locations
Tel (858) 676-3400

Family Karate offers martial arts and fitness classes adapted to individuals with disabilities.

Grossmont College Adapted Aerobic Classes

Disabled Student Services
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
Tel (619) 465-1700 ext 7112
Tel (619) 644-7987

Grossmont College offers a variety of adapted exercise courses designed for students with permanent or temporary disabilities or health concerns.� School enrollment is necessary.� Adaptive equipment and training provided.

Grossmont Hospital-Recreation Therapy

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.,
La Mesa, CA 91941
Contact: Recreational Therapist
Tel (619) 644-4104

Grossmont Hospital offers recreational therapy including these various activities: Gentle Fitness, Arthritis Aquatic Program, Support Groups, Aquacise, Adaptive Aquatics Program, SPLASH and Adaptive Golf Clinic.

Heartland Swim Association

152 W. Park Ave. #253
El Cajon, CA 92022
Tel (619) 593-9252

Heartland Swim Association provides specialized aquatic training and swim lessons to people with disabilities.


555 North Tulip St.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel (760) 489-5550

Iceoplex offers a Special Skater Program that is designed for individuals who are developmentally and/or physically disabled and would like to learn how to ice skate.� Skaters will work with a professional staff that volunteer their time and are trained to meet each skater’s individual needs.�

Kiwanis Torrey Pines Club

8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 1144
La Jolla, CA 92037

The Kiwanis Torrey Pines Club makes a special effort to focus on helping San Diegans with disabilities by funding various recreational and rehabilitative programs. Since 1988 the TPK has sent more than 400 San Diegans with disabilities to Durango, Colorado to learn to snow ski. They are increasingly supporting sports rehabilitation programs for military men and women injured in combat.

Life Rolls On Foundation

400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 525
Culver City, CA 90230
Toll Free: (866) We Will Walk
Tel (310) 807-5488

Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

Miracle League of San Diego

1343 Stratford Court
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel (858) 964-2222

The Miracle League of San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with physical and mental disabilities to develop and achieve their full potential: mentally, socially and physically. They accomplish this through America�s favorite pastime � baseball, providing an opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center

1001 Santa Clara Pt.,
San Diego 92109
Tel (858) 488-1000

The Mission Bay Aquatic Center offers an accessible water sports program for all watersports plus specific classes adapted for persons with disabilities.� Their goal is to enable people with disabilities to take a more active part in all water sports.

Project Visability

Toll Free (800) 707-5074

Project VisAbility promotes and advocates inclusive fitness at the highest, most visible level, through fundraising events and programs that benefit disabled veterans, athletes and others with physical challenges.� They help create job opportunities, provide equipment and resources, and expand awareness in the areas of health and fitness.

San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation (SDASF)

McMillin Corp Office Building, 2nd Floor
2727 Hoover Ave
National City, CA 91950
Tel (619) 336-1806
Fax (619) 336-9809

San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation.� SDASF works to coordinate and foster a program of adaptive sports for individuals with a permanent physical disability that prevents them from participating in regular sports and athletics by providing competitive league sports, recreational team sports, instructional camps, and sports clinics, and offers other adaptive sports based on need and interest.�

SDSU Fitness Clinic

Campus of SDSU
Peterson Gym, Room 151A
Tel (619) 594-2017
Fax (619) 594-6553

The Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities is a community outreach program through the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University. The Fitness Clinic serves those from the San Diego region with a wide variety of physical disabilities and offers them the opportunity to reach their fitness and exercise goals. A place is provided which allows clients to develop management skills for their disabilities.

Sharp Adapted Sports and Recreation Therapy

Tel (858) 939-3048

Sharp Rehabilitation Center’s Recreation Therapy Department offers a diverse spectrum of adapted sports activities for people with disabilities.

Sky Sailing at Warner Springs

31930 Hwy 79,
Warner Springs, CA 92086�
Tel (760) 782-0404

Sky Sailing offers classes for the disabled.� They have manufactured special factory hand controls into one of their fleet.� They have a lot of experience training people with various types of disabilities.�

Southern California Equestrian Directory

PO Box 893997
Temecula, CA 92589
Tel (951) 240-0921
Tel (951) 440-2492

This Directory lists all San Diego places that provide therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.

Special Olympics

San Diego County
10977 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108�
Tel (619) 283-6100

Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves�3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide.�

The Wampler Foundation

941 Orange Avenue, Suite 440
Coronado, CA 92118
Tel (760) 481 2201

Founded in 2000, The Wampler Foundation provides outdoor recreation programs for children with physical disabilities such as Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, and Spina Bifida at no cost to their families.

Wheel Chair Lacrosse

Ryan Baker-Coach
Tel (619) 807-9327

Wheelchair Lacrosse wants to help anyone who has an interest in the sport, get started with gear, rules, and with finding a place to play. They hope that soon, both men�s and women�s teams will start to pop up all over the country!

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Accessible SD

Tel (619) 325-7550

Accessible San Diego is a Visitor Information Center for people with disabilities. Find specialized information on accessible hotels, restaurants, attractions, transportation, and the Power Beach Chair Program! Access in San Diego Guide 2010 is a must-have tool for easy accessible trip planning. Guides are available at the airport, area visitor centers & major hotels in San Diego.

Disability Travel and Recreation Resources lists multiple resources for disability travel and recreation.

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Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association

3350 La Jolla Village Dr. #1A-118
San Diego, CA 92161
Toll Free (800) 423-2778
Tel (858) 450-1443
Fax (858) 450-1852

The mission of Cal�Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association is to improve the quality of life for veterans of the United States Armed Forces and others who have a spinal cord injury or disease. Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association is a Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The organization provides services for the aid and betterment of its members and for improved solution to the problems of paraplegia.

Cal-Diego PVA Motorsports

The mission of Cal-Diego PVA Motorsports is to improve the quality of life for disabled veterans, and others, by the use of introduction, familiarization, and instruction of recreational and competitive driving.� Cal-Diego PVA Motorsports is dedicated to providing a safe and effective driving program.� While carrying out our mission, we hope to foster appreciation and respect for superior driving skills and encourage participation in the sport of competitive driving.�

Disabled American Veterans

Toll Free (877) 426-2838

Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation�s defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose � building better lives for our nation�s disabled veterans and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project

2468 Historic Decatur Road, Bldg. 905, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92106
Toll Free (877) 832-6997

The Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. Their goals are to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs to meet the needs of those members.

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*AmpSurf � Association of Amputee Surfers

P.O. Box 5045

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

(805) 744-8622����

AmpSurf is a Non-Profit Organization made up of amputees, veterans and friends & family of the disabled. Their mission is to promote, inspire, educate, and rehabilitate people with disabilities, especially our veteran heroes through adaptive surfing & fun safe outdoor activities all can participate in.

*A Stable Place

14781 Pomerado Road,

PMB 196, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 414-1477

Riding lessons and experiences for children who wish to learn to ride and wish to establish relationships with horses, ages 3 to 18.

*ATG Rehab

7292 Opportunity Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone (858) 571-6544
Phone (800) 220-1194
Fax (858) 292-1913

ATG Rehab is one of North America�s leading Rehab Equipment providers of wheelchairs and mobility equipment with U.S. locations coast to coast. ATG Rehab provides comprehensive range of Mobility & Seating Solutions including: Wheelchairs, Adaptive Seating, Scooters, Ambulatory, bathing and standing aides.

*AYSO San Diego County Youth Soccer

(858) 566-2040.

North County: (760) 233-2976 ext 1234 or (760) 745-2171

For children with disabilities, ages 5 and up. Teams all over San Diego County.

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