Disability Specific Support Groups


Autism/Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome Support Group
c/o Autism Society of Los Angeles
Web site: http://myweb.lmu.edu/jdevine/as/Index.htm
3975 Landmark Street
Culver City, CA 90232
Contact Fran Goldfarb at 310-543-5064
Meets monthly at Julia Ann singer Center in West Los Angeles

Autism Society – LA Chapter
P.O. Box 8600
Long Beach, CA   90808
Contact Caroline Wilson at 562-804-5556

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Aids

Mothers of AIDS Patients
20559 Palm Way
Torrance, CA 90503
Contact Janet McManon at 310-542-3019
Divisions in Whittier, Marina del Rey and North Hollywood

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Attention Deficit Disorder

C.H.A.D.D. (Children with Attention Deficit Disorder)
UCLA NPI
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-825-9989

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Cardiac Disorders

Parents Heart Association
P.O. Box 779
Glendora, CA 91740
Contact Kathy Rogers at 626-963-2930  

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Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
7630 Gloria Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
818-782-2211 or 323-873-3366  

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Inc.
8949 Reseda Blvd., #109
Northridge, CA 91324-3943
Contact Nancy Hall at 818-718-6363 or 800-464-8995

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Of Los Angeles and Orange Counties
3600 Wilshire Blvd., #920
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Contact Guadalupe Corral-Leyva at 213-382-7337 or 800-564-0445

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Fragile X

Fragile X Association of Southern California
Bimonthly meetings held at various locations
Contact Debra LeCover at 310-277-2735 

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Hearing Impairment

Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness
2222 Laverne Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Contact Cathy McLeod at 323-478-8000 (Voice or TTY)

John Tracy Clinic
806 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-5481
 

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Mental Illness

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill/Los Angeles
1336 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact Annette Farsky at 323-413-1622  

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association
2800 28th Street, #302
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-450-5607  

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis Family Support Group
Contact Vickie Pellerito at 310-370-4727
 

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Prader-Willi

Prader-Willi California Foundation
601 Daily Drive, Suite #108
Camarillo, CA 93010
Contact Fran Moss at 800-400-9994 or 805-389-3484
Serves all of California

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Rett-Syndrome

Rett Syndrome Support Group – Pasadena Area
Contact Maria and Bill Hyland at 818-790-4836 or Pep Sternberg at 626-584-1193
 

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SIDS Foundation
Southern CA Chapter
P.O. Box 90544
Pasadena, CA 91109
800-974-3752 or 626-568-3752

SIDS Peer/Parent Support Group
Contact Amy and Scott Neubauer at 310-523-3885 or Denise Bunn at 310-832-5991
 

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Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association of Greater Los Angeles
Orthopedic Hospital
2400 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact Paula Herman at 213-742-1429 or 562-426-2747
Support in Spanish is available

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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association
Southern CA Chapter
6345 Balboa, Suite #290
Encino, CA 91316
Contact Julius Wechter at 818-344-0948  

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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome Society
1313 5th Street SE #327
Minneapolis, MN 55414-4504
612-379-3607  

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Visual Impairment

Braille Child Development Services
3450 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Contact Vicki Liske or Lynn Smart at 323-851-6122
For individuals who are legally blind

Braille Institute of America
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Contact Vicki Lake or Lynn Smart at 323-663-1111 or 323-851-6122
For parents of infants/preschoolers who are visually impaired

Institute for Families of Blind Children
P.O. Box 54700, Mailstop 111
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0700
Contact Nancy Chernus-Mansfield at 323-669-4649

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