“Supporting Adults With Developmental Disabilities With A Place to Live, Work, and Play”

Services for Adults with Disabilities

Recreation and Education

Butte Community College—Disabled Student Program and Services


Offers support services at no cost to Butte Colleg students with physical, developmental or learning disabilities. Their computer Center offers adaptive computer access with assistive technology.


2233 Fair Street
Chico CA 95928

Organizes events, dances and trips for adults with disabilities

Handi-Riders of Northern California

1391 Clark Road
Oroville CA 95965

Therapeutic recreation—Teaches how to care and ride horses. Multiple skill levels offered.

Special Olympics of Butte County



Estate Planning

Dan Kluis/Margret McNulty of Thrivent Financial

Provides information and services for:
Adequate lifetime care or assistance;
Appointing someone to manage your adult child’s finances;
Maintaining your child’s eligibility for government benefits;
Avoiding family conflicts.

Phyllis Raudman, Attorney

Basic estate planning and Special Needs Trusts for your adult child.
Information through We Care A Lot Foundation
2155 Larkspur Lane, Suite B
Redding CA 96002

Ellen K Eggers Lawyer

75 Declaration Dr, Ste 6
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 892-1488
Basic estate planning and Special Need Trusts for your adult child.

Legal Information

Community Legal Information Center CLIC

California State University, Chico
25Main Street, Suite 102
Chico, CA 95929-0190

Provides free legal information and advocacy to concerning social security benefits for adults with disabilities.

Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy—A Program of Disability Rights California

Kimberly Candella, Client Rights Advocate

E. 9th Street, Suite E

Chico CA 95928

530-345-4113 or 800-390-7032

Provides information and advocacy to help people with disabilities get rehabilitation services, training, education and a job with the Department of Rehabilitation.

Parent Support

Autism Lifespan of Northern California

2418 Cohasset Road, Suite 150
Chico CA 95926

Autism Lifespan provide services for individuals and families affected by Autism and other developmental disabilities in the Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties. Their services are open to any individual, family, or community member. The Autism LifeSpan office publishes a newsletter and maintains an extensive book and video lending library so our community members may keep up with the latest news and developments. It educates the general community and families affected by autism on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, special education, services, and therapies. It advocates for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and provide supports for the individual through their entire lifespan.

Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California (RFENC)

Administrative Office
962 Maraglia Street
Redding CA 96002

RFENC is an Early Start Family Resource Center, serving families of infants and toddlers who have a diagnosed disability or who are at risk of developing a disability due to certain risk factors. It is a Parent Training and Information Center serving families who have children birth-age 26. It is a Family Empowerment Center that serves families with children ages 3-22. It has Parent Links Mentors who serve families with deaf and hard of hearing children! We offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services.

Rx Help For Californians


Offers prescription assistance for those who qualify.

Resources for more information


The Arc’s Center for Future Planning® supports and encourages adults with I/DD and their families to plan for the future:


The Center offers a website that provides information and assistance to families and individuals with I/DD on areas such as person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, financial planning, employment and daily activities, and making social connections. The website also includes the Build Your Plan® tool that allows families to create accounts and begin to develop their plans online.


Offers practical ways to help, plan and manage daily living with autism

“Adults with Autism” www.php.com Parents Helping Parents of Santa Clara
3041 Olcott Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222

2212 Sixth Street
Berkeley CA 94710

Northern Valley Talk Line 
Offers Non-crises peer to peer support


Enhancing the Lives of Adults with Disabilities: An Orientation Manual
Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities