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ACT Today!

ACT Today! is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. Our goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources (including referrals, funding, and guidance) to individuals with autism and their families. Studies demonstrate that early and intense intervention is important when treating individuals with autism, yet sadly very few of the effective treatments are covered by medical insurance and families are often delegated to piece together a treatment program for their child via multiple funding sources. Often, the child with autism must go without vital interventions due to financial restraints. ACT Today! strives to provide necessary services so that each child with autism can reach his or her highest potential. Website: act-today.org

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community  Website: www.specialolympics.org 

Autism Society

The oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community, The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for more than 50 years through advocacy, education, information and referral, and support. Website: www.autism-society.org

CSUN Family Focus Resource Center

The Family Focus Resource Center at the California State University at Northridge understands and strengthens families raising children with special needs in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys through education, advocacy, and family support services. Website: www.csun.edu/family-focus-resource-center

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism. Website: www.tacanow.org

PCDA

PCDA is a multi-disciplinary agency that provides a wide range of services to children with special needs, from birth to 21 years of age. All services at PCDA follow the DIRFloortime philosophy, which emphasizes social-emotional development and relationships. Services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding services, music therapy, adapted music lessons, counseling, sibling support, early intervention, SEDI-Floortime for 3-12 year olds, Teen Club 12-18 year olds, Young Adult Program 18-21 year old, Social Skills groups, Adoption Support, Traumatic Brain Injury, developmental screenings and assessments, and other specialized services. PCDA was established in 1997 and provides services over a wide geographic area, as well as their clinic in Pasadena. For more information call 626 793-7350 or email pcda@pasadenachilddevelopment.org.

Autism Speaks

Therapy in Action is a nationally recognized premier pediatric occupational and physical therapy facility that has been providing services since it was established in 1978. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality, evidence-based therapy and enrichment services for children or adolescents and their families within an open environment of collaboration, communication, and mutual respect. Therapy in Action therapists are experts in pediatrics with specialty certifications in sensory integration and feeding and provide services to children with difficulties and diagnoses such as Neuro-Muscular and Orthopedic Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder, Self Regulatory Disorder, and other learning and developmental challenges. Website: www.therapyinaction.com

Therapy in Action

Therapy in Action is a nationally recognized premier pediatric occupational and physical therapy facility that has been providing services since it was established in 1978. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality, evidence-based therapy and enrichment services for children or adolescents and their families within an open environment of collaboration, communication, and mutual respect. Therapy in Action therapists are experts in pediatrics with specialty certifications in sensory integration and feeding and provide services to children with difficulties and diagnoses such as Neuro-Muscular and Orthopedic Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder, Self Regulatory Disorder, and other learning and developmental challenges. Website: www.therapyinaction.com

Family Focus Resource Center

For over a decade, Family Focus Resource Center (FFRC) has been providing parent-to-parent support, education and information to parents and caregivers of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them. They are one of 47 Family Resource Centers and one of 14 Family Empowerment Centers in California. They are a sponsored program of California State University, Northridge. Some of their services include Parent to Parent Mentoring, Parent Education and Training, IEP/IFSP Services, Parent Support Groups (English & Spanish), Referral to Community Agencies, Lending Library (Books and DVDs), Community Outreach and Education, Monthly Newsletter, and Special Events. They offer a variety of workshops and serve families whose children are eligible for Early Start, Family Empowerment, Prevention Resource & Referral Services (PRRS) and Parent Links (a program to empower parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing infants and toddlers). For more information call Theresa Quary, Coordinator of the FFRC office (CSUN location) at (818) 677-6854 or visit their website at http://familyfocusresourcecenter.org
 

 

 

Sharon Wollaston

Dr. Sharon Wollaston is a board certified pediatrician practicing in Pasadena. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. After her residency, she continued to work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a chief resident. She has been ear piercing for more than 10 years in her medical practice. She uses the Blomdahl Medical Ear piercing system. To ensure the utmost safety, the Blomdahl system is available only through physicians. The earrings are all in their own sterile cassettes and they are made of titanium which is the most hypoallergenic metal available. She also offers topical numbing to ease the discomfort and make the child’s ear piercing experience much more comfortable. WRTS recommends Dr. Sharon Wollaston for medical ear piercing. What does this mean for your little one…..NO PAIN.

Call 818-522-7763 or send an email to swollastonmd@gmail.com to book an appointment with Dr. Wollaston.