Resources for Children with Disabilities

For more information on how to access any of the following links and programs please contact

Ana Palafox at (714)447-3301 ext 204 email

Helpful Links:

Regional Center OC

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The regional center is the first stop for those seeking to obtain local services and supports to help them live safely and with dignity in the community.

Currently, RCOC serves over 22,000 Orange County residents with developmental disabilities and their families. Developmental disabilities include autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual cognitive disabilities.



CalABLE is a savings and investment plan offered by the state of California to individuals with disabilities.

Eligible individuals, family, friends and employers can contribute up to $15,000 a year without affecting the account beneficiary's public disability benefits. CalABLE account owners who work can contribute even more to their accounts. Best of all, earnings on qualified withdrawals from a CalABLE account are federal and California state tax-free.



The purpose of the IHSS program is to provide supportive services to persons who are aged, blind, or disabled, and who are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live at home safely without assistance.  This includes persons who would be able to return to their homes from hospitals, nursing homes, or board and care homes, if they had help at home.

Applicants must meet the program's eligibility requirements to qualify for IHSS.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, a person must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be disabled, blind, or age 65 years or older.
  • Be unable to live at home safely without help.
  • Meet the program's financial need requirements.


California Children Services (CCS)

California Children's Services (CCS) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.



TASK helps families navigate special education, disability services and assistive technology.  We provide families with emotional support, information, and direction.  When needed, we refer them to other agencies for additional services.  Our goal is to promote cooperation between families and schools to help kids succeed.