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
Providing estate planning and special needs planning services
310 Flume Street, Chico, (530) 487-0482
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
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.
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)
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