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Alta Regional Center

Alta is one of a network of 21 regional centers in California established by the Lanterman Mental Retardation Services Act of 1969. Alta is a private non-profit corporation working under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. Alta California Regional Center creates and maintains partnerships to support all persons with developmental disabilities, children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong planning to achieve satisfying lifestyles in their own communities.

2135 Butano Drive, Sacramento CA 95825.
(916) 978-6400

Area Board III


1507 21st Street, Ste. 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 324-7426
Fax: (916) 324-7621

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to concerns of parents of children with autism and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. If parents find they are spinning their wheels waiting for help, there are things they can be doing to in the meantime.

Bipolar Awareness Group

This is a group for families that have a child or children with a mental health diagnosis, specifically Pediatric Bipolar Disorder or BP-NOS.  Children with Mental Health Diagnosis are often misunderstood. Obtaining services for these little “kiddos” is extremely tough, and many families feel isolated. This Yahoo group is for venting, asking for tips, and getting the support you need from other families that have been there and know what you are going through. This group is for support only. They meet locally (Granite Bay, California) once a month. Any and all family members that are affected by mental health issues in children are welcome.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) – Placer County  

The CAC is a state mandated committee made up of a representative appointed by each  of the 17 school districts.  The representative is a parent who has a child enrolled in that district, so they have an invested interest in collaborating with the districts in ensuring excellence in the delivery of Special Education.  The CAC reports to the SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) to allow coordination in the delivery of Special Education Services. For more information on CAC please go to the PCOE (Placer County Office of Education) web-site at; from the PCOE web-site select SELPA Parent Resources and there will be info about the CAC meeting dates, agendas for future meetings and minutes from past meetings. 

360 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603
PCOE NUMBER: (530) 889-8020, or contact the CAC Chair- John Matthias at (916) 251-6429

FEAT: Families for Early Autism Treatment

FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals dedicated to providing best outcome Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.

Granite Bay Speech

Speech-language pathologist Nancy Barcal, nationally recognized expert and director of Granite Bay Speech, has a passion for helping children and adults overcome speech, language and communication challenges.  Her expertise includes stuttering, cluttering, aspergers, auditory processing, ADD, phonology, reading, tongue thrust, speech clarity, and verbal and written language. Evaluation, treatment and consultations for families, schools and the medical community provided upon request. Open by appointment day and evening hours Monday-Saturday.


151 N. Sunrise Avenue, Suite 813
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone and Fax: (916) 797-3307

Music Therapy Services

Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of ALL ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for all persons and meets the needs of children and adults with special needs.  Sarah’s music therapy practice is based out of Rocklin, CA and serves the surrounding areas.  

Sarah Quinney, MT-BC, NMT
Board Certified Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist
Ph: (916) 792-2908

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI’s greatest strength is the dedication of their grassroots leaders and members. They are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country. Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations; NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.

1010 Hurley Way, Ste 195
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 567-0163

OASES Rocklin

Outreach Alliance for Special Ed Support, serving/served by parents of children living within the Rocklin Unified School District boundaries. To learn more visit blog-site at:

Roseville Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

The mission of the Roseville Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is to assist the Roseville City School District in providing high-quality, appropriate supports and services for all children with special needs. Please visit our website for more information or to contact a board member.

Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

Special Education Services are coordinated by SELPAs and they have an interest in coordinating Special Education Services and/or related services to the community in which they serve.  SELPAs can provide local program information, collaborate with the CAC, work with Regional Centers on coordinating early intervention services, work with families when they transition from IFSPs to IEPS, provide information on public and private education, and work with LEAs (local education agencies) to explore and develop a variety of unique programs to develop services for families, staff and the community.

360 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530)889-8020

Support Education and Advocacy for Mothers, Fathers and Professionals of Special Needs Children (SEAMS)

SEAMS is centered within the Western Placer Unified School District in Lincoln, California. They are lead by a teacher and parents from within that District. SEAMS works amicably and meets collaboratively with the District and other agencies for the common purpose of best serving our children.  Visit website for more information or to contact:.

WarmLine Family Resource Center

Providing resources support to families of children with special needs in six counties in Northern California including: Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Nevada, and Alpine since 1993.

Contact phone numbers:
Sacramento       (916) 922-9276  Toll Free Number: (800) 660-7995
Spanish             (916) 922-1490
Roseville           (916) 782-7147