Community Resources


  • Ausburg University 
    Free or low cost assistive technology for literacy, writing, note taking, dictation/speech-to-text/speech recognition, mind mapping and brainstorming, study skills, organization and task management, research tools, stress management and relaxation, vision, hearing and auditory support, communication, and built-in accessibility.



  • The Employment Development Department (EDD)Opens in new window  
    The Employment Development Department (EDD) enhances employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Through the America’s Job Center of California the EDD provides universal access for services, making sure that all job applicants with disabilities receive equal employment opportunities. 
  • USA.govOpens in new window  
    Jobs and education for people with disabilities.


  • Family Resource Centers   (FaCT Orange County)
    Counseling, information and referral, comprehensive case management. Locations all throughout Orange County.
  • NAMI OC WarmLine 
    Servicing Orange County, CA residents only, free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to Orange County residents.


  • ACE: The American Council on EducationOpens in new window
    The major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.
    Section 504, The Law & Its Impact on Postsecondary Education
    Telephone: (800) 544-3284
  • AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and DisabilityOpens in new window
    Premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
    Telephone: (614) 488-4972
  • Cerebral Palsy GuideOpens in new window
    A national organization dedicated to educating individuals about cerebral palsy. While raising awareness about this movement disorder, our team is also committed to the support of children with CP and their parents and caregivers.
    Telephone: (855) 329-1008
  • CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderOpens in new window
    A national non-profit, tax-exempt organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
    Telephone: (800) 233-4050
  • EASI: Equal Access to Software and InformationOpens in new window
    A non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.
    Email address:
  • Entry Point: Program from the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceOpens in new window
    Identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.
    Telephone: (202) 326-6649
  • Epilepsy FoundationOpens in new window
    A national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies.
    Telephone: (800) 564-0445
  • The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)Opens in new window
    An international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics.
    Telephone: (410) 296-0232
  • Learning Disabilities AssociationOpens in new window
    LDA Visualizes a World in Which: all individuals with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society; the incidence of learning disabilities is reduced; and learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed. LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
    Telephone: (412) 341-1515
  • Project START: Success Through Assistive Rehabilitative TechnologyOpens in new window
    Established to provide information about assistive technology to consumers and other interested parties so they may make informed decisions about available assistive technology services.
    Telephone: (800) 582-2233


  • 211 OC 
    All social services in Orange County.
  • The Braille Institute 
    Free services for visually impaired and blind adults or youth, free books and audio formats for blind and visually impaired people, low vision consultation, community classes (topics range depending on location).
  • Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) 
    Support services, skills training, transition assistance, services for the Deaf, and community services.
  • Disabled Resource Center 
    Benefits education (SSI, SSDI, Medi-cal, and Medicare), individual and systems advocacy, Assistive Technology training and loan program, housing services and transitional funding, and employment services.