Special Needs

Referral agencies, support groups and activities. Also see programs listed throughout Kidsguide, as they are often open to those with special needs For additional resources, see our current issue.

AD/HD Support Group and Resources

Resources to find support groups and professional services.

Alliance Research for ADHD, Adolescent Bipolar and Child/Adolescent Depression

Alliance Research conducts inpatient and outpatient research programs. The office is staffed by a highly trained and certified team, which includes board-certified physicians in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.

Autism Programs

A list of Autism organizations.

Family Resources and Referrals

A comprehensive list of directories and/or referrals that are available for parents of children with special needs.

Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio

Music therapy for children with developmental disabilities is offered with Kelly Summer Music Therapy Studio. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment.

Kidsguide SchoolGuide Winter 2017

Check out some of the best schools and tutoring services in Long Beach Metro and Orange County.

Learning Disabilities

A comprehensive list of resource organizations for dyslexia and ADD/ADHD.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special events are offered monthly for families with children whose developmental abilities fall on the Autism Spectrum.

Rancho Rio Verde

Special-need students of all ages can participate in a vaulting program (gymnastics on horseback); Mondays, 2-7 p.m. No experience necessary.

Special Olympics

Sports training and competition for children (8+) with limited intellectual and physical abilities.