Autism Resources

Resource Guide

New to Autism or Ventura County? Do we have info for you!

Resources listed on this website have been gathered by our membership to include information and services that have been helpful to local families. ASVC does not endorse any particular service, therapy, business, or professional listed on our site. Individuals and families are encouraged to research each listing to make sure that the offered services can meet their individual needs.

Visit the NEW ASVC Resource Guide or call our Resource Specialist at 805-437-9856.

For current information on the signs or incidence of autism, visit our Autism FAQ page.

Connect with other families on a local Autism list serve known as Ventura County Autism Talks

Looking for resources on Special Care Planning and Trusts? Thanks to CRPD for sharing!

TCRC has published a Provider Directory on their website with search capabilities. Check it out here.
(Note: their list only includes providers who have been vendored.)

Ventura County SELPA has some great information on their site here.

The Autism Society maintains an online resource list at http://autismsource.org/

ASA has some helpful guides for new families, those raising teens, supporting sibling issues, prepping for college, and more at  http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/autism-through-the-lifespan/

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2016 ASVC Scholarship AnnouncementASVC is now accepting college scholarship applications.   The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2016.

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Here’s some other ways we can help!

Local Information and Referral

ASVC is operated by volunteers who have gained first-hand knowledge and experience regarding our school systems, local and state services, doctors and other service providers in our area. By joining, you can share in this knowledge through chapter meetings and discussions with other members.  Call us at 805-496-1632

Community Talk Nights

ASVC hosts informative guest speakers on a diverse array of topics of interest to families with ASD. It is an opportunity to meet other families and professionals in your community, and expand your knowledge of key topics related to your child’s diagnosis, best practices in evidence-based treatments, and more! Check out our Events page for more info.

Family Events

ASVC hosts a holiday party, summer picnic, an annual charity race “Aut2Run!” in April, as well as sponsors other special events throughout the year.

Listserves and Helpful Newsletters

  1. Ventura County Autism Talks  – Former VCAS President Jennifer McNulty hosts a Yahoo e-group to assist in the exchange of information and access to others.
  2. Wrights Law – The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal and advocacy topics.

Please send us information on a list or resource you would like to recommend!

Conference Sources

    1. Annual Autism Society Conference  http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/conference/
    2. Defeat Autism Now! www.defeatautismnow.com
    3. Future Horizons  http://fhautism.com/about-our-conferences.html
    4.  Talk about Curing Autism (TACA) www.nationalautismconference.org

Parent Mentors

ASVC has a list of parents who have volunteered to mentor other parents through their journey. Contact us for information.

Library at the Rainbow Connection Center

ASVC maintains an extensive book and DVD collection for our members and the community to keep up on the latest best practices related to Autism research and treatment. The materials are free to borrow for up to a month, and can be found at two locations:
1. Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center
located at both TCRC Offices: 2401 East Gonzales Road, Suite 100, Oxnard  93036  | 1900 E. Los Angeles Ave. Second Floor, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
2. Channel Islands Social Services at 5251 Verdugo Way, Suite G, Camarillo, CA 93012.  Contact Sharon at (805) 299-0850.

View the ASA Options Policy here.