Advocates for the best programs and services for parents in making sound and informed choices to meet their children's educational, communication, personal, and social needs so that they may fully participate in the global community of the 21st century.
Agency: DEAF AND DISABLED TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM (DDTP)
Provides free, specialized phones, such as: amplified phones, big button phones, phones with lights that flash for incoming calls, portable phones, and other phones that are specially designed for anyone who has difficulty using a standard phone.
Agency: AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AICR)
Offers research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer. Interprets the science and educates the public about the results. Also provides information and educational programs to help individuals make lifestyle changes for lower cancer risk.
Provides cancer related information by phone or chat line. Cancer information specialists can answer questions about cancer and help with quitting smoking. Please note specialists cannot answer personal medical questions, make referrals to specific doctors or institutions, or give medical advice. Specific health concerns should always be directed ...
Agency: AMERICAN ACTION FUND FOR BLIND CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Provides a free Braille book every month to blind children. Children may keep each book. Books are from a popular children’s reading series.Titles published every month are available in bookstores and public libraries.
Agency: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Provides resources and strategies that enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a more successful life. Offers assessment and suggests strategies, services, and other support.
Facilitates a marketplace where legal residents of California can review options for and enroll in health insurance coverage. This program provides a marketplace where potential clients and their family members may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable. They can compare and choose health coverage that best fits their needs and b...
Agency: FACES: THE NATIONAL CRANIOFACIAL ASSOCIATION
Provides financial assistance for expenses incurred while traveling away from home to a craniofacial center. Also provides referrals to other available resources and organizations, maintains up-to-date information on specific diseases or birth defects, and assists in getting families in touch with other families who have a child with the same disor...
Acts as legislative advocates for California seniors. Educates consumers, mobilizes concerned citizens, and encourages actions on important issues such as health care, pension protection, low cost senior housing, consumer protection, and entitlement benefits.
Offers a discount card to help people cut their prescription drug costs. Offers a download of the Prescription Drug Card to help people receive savings of up to 75% at more than 57,000 national, regional, and local pharmacies.
Provides guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired as well as a guide dog training school. Students are housed on campus and are provided with transportation (to and from the campus), room and board and nursing services. Tours of the facilities in San Rafael, CA and in Boring, Oregon are available to those who are interested. Guide Dogs for ...
Provides hair replacement to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis, related to the loss of hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and all body hair. Other recipients have been victim to severe burns, endured radiation treatment as a treatment for cancer, or suffer from any number of skin disorders that ...