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A publication of the City of Sacramento, Access Leisure Department, (916) 808-6017

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Beary Special Playdates
Monthly 2nd Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sacramento Children's Museum
2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

Families with special needs, including siblings and friends, are invited to visit the Children’s Museum on the second Wednesday of each month, 5-7 pm. There is no charge for admission, but reservations are required. For more information call 638-7225.

Northern California Braille Challenge March 1 in San Francisco
Promote braille literacy and awareness by participating in the Northern California Braille Challenge. Contestants from Northern California in Grades 1-12
who are skilled in braille reading and comprehension may participate. There will be a series of 5 contests demonstrating braille reading, comprehension, speed, accuracy, spelling, proofreading, and tactile graphics. Everyone who competes will be recognized. Contact John Liang at jliang@lighthouse-sf.orgor 415-694-7352. For info on the contest visit www.braillechallenge.orgor call
800-272-4553, ext 1321.

Through the Looking Glass Scholarship
A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2014 to high school seniors or college
students who have parents with disabilities. These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. All application materials must be postmarked by March 17.
Visit for more information.

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
Visit or call 703-0280. Located at 2825 50th Street.

Gold Country Veterans Stand Down
September 15-18

Roseville Fairgrounds (800 All American Blvd)
Open to all Veterans and their family members
Includes: meals, overnight accommodations, health services, veterinarian services, employment and housing information, legal services, clothing, hygiene supplies, haircuts, benefit assistance, and more.
Pre-register by calling 632-6000 or emailing

Volunteers Needed for Sacramento Stand Down Event
The Sacramento Stand Down Association will be hosting the 2014 Sacramento Stand Down Event for homeless Veterans for it’s 23rd year. The event will take place September 12-14, and will be in the Mather Business Park across from the Volunteers of America Campus located at 10626 Schirra Ave., Mather. We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions from administrative, logistical, security and more. Volunteers are needed September 8-15, for all shifts, as this is a 24 hour operation. Those interested can contact us at 389-8917. This phone number and messaging system will be active beginning on or about June 6.

Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled "Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities." Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled "Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities."  It can be accessed by visiting:

A Touch of Understanding—Organization providing disability awareness programs to students in the Sacramento area through activities and social interaction. Contact 791-4146 or visit

ALS Association, Greater Sac. Chapter—Contact 979-9265 or visit
Autism LifeSpan—Contact 530-897-0900 or Visit

Capitol People First —A self-advocacy group
organized by people who have and are affected by disabilities. Meets every 1st Saturday at 1-3pm at State Capitol Room 125. Call 486-2657 or 858-1364.

City of Roseville Adaptive Recreation—
Contact 774-5505 or visit

Down Syndrome Information Alliance—Contact 658-1686 or

Epilepsy Foundation of No. Ca.—Contact
800-632-3532 or

FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment) - Lending library, newsletter, conferences, support, parent mentoring, social events, field trips and
fundraising events. 303-7405 or

Participants in Progress—Social support group for the disabled, their friends and family. Visit
pipweb.infoor call 491-1779.

Society for the Blind Youth Enrichment Programs—Monthly social events held for youth ages 12 and up who are blind or visually. Contact Michelle Miller at 452-8271 Ex.328 or

Sunshine Connection—A fully inclusive non‐profit organization serving children with and without disabilities in Butte County; designed to foster
self‐esteem, empower kids, promote advocacy, & acceptance for all children ages 5‐18. Contact
530-776-5095 or
Therapeutic Recreation Services—
Contact TRS at 381-0225, TTY/TDD 800-735-2929 or

WarmLine Family Resource Center
The WarmLine Family Resource Center is for families that have a child birth to age 22 with special health care or developmental needs to connect with other families, receive resources about services and learn how to effectively advocate for their children. Visit www.warmlinefrc.orgfor upcoming family activities, play groups and trainings about how to support your child’s development, special education and sign up for the email list.

2025 Hurley Way, Suite 100 (Sacto) 922-9276
6960 Destiny Drive, Suite 106 (Rocklin) 632-2100

IEP Training:
Small groups by appointment in Sacramento and Rocklin. Larger group trainings are listed on the calendar at

Warmline provides trainings and playgroups for families of children with special needs. The schedule can be found on the events calendar on the website or email Cid@warmlinefrc.orgto be added to the mailing list.

Volunteer With Hands On Sacramento
Hands On Sacramento connects 2,500 volunteers a year with opportunities to match their schedules and interests. Call 447-7063, ext. 304, email or visit

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