Take a look at our Behavioral Resources page for more information about: 

Mindfulness for Kids

Mindful Communications

Mindful Communications is a Public Benefit Corporation. They are dedicated to sharing the gifts of mindfulness through content, training, courses, and directories—helping people enjoy better health, foster more caring relationships, and cultivate a more compassionate society.

This website provides information about how to meditate, mindfulness activities, guided medications, coping with stress, and parenting tips.

Parent Support - Special Education


TASK specializes in special education support for people with disabilities from birth to age 26 and their families. They support all disabilities, including mental illness, chronic health and medical conditions, and emotional challenges due to abuse or environmental trauma. Their role is to provide emotional support and educate parents about special education systems and processes, so that they can be more effective participants in their child’s education. They help families understand their rights, the processes for requesting assessments, strategies for preparing for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and transition planning, among other things.


Every child’s journey is different. We partner with and guide parents when challenges arise in their child’s education, health, behavior or development, so children can reach their full potential.

ParentsCAN provides: 

Parent Training- Special Education

California Department of Education – Parent Organizations

The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, provides the following programs: 

Parent Training and Information Center

Each Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) is a parent-directed non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded by the U.S. Department of Education, authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and often enhanced by private sources. Every state in the United States has a funded PTIC.

Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC)

The Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC), as described in 20 United States Code 1472, will help ensure that underserved parents of children, ages birth through twenty-six with disabilities, including low income parents, parents of limited English-proficient children, and parents with disabilities, have the training and information the parents need to enable the parents to participate effectively in helping their children with disabilities.

Family Empowerment Centers (FECs)

Family Empowerment Centers provide services to families with children with disabilities ages three to twenty-two. The intent is to ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities have access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support.

Information Sheets & Packets

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD)

SFCD is a parent-run San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1982. They support families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need as they face challenges. The following are provided by SFCD:

Understanding Autism

The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

CAPTAIN is a cross agency network developed to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices (EBPs) for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the state of California.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Through the years, They have worked tirelessly to provide crucial autism research, advocacy, services and support to help people with autism and those who support them thrive. 

Supporting a Child Whose Loved One Has Cancer

Mesothelioma Hope

A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your child that their loved one has terminal cancer. That said, there are many ways to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one. Learn more about tips you can use when talking to your children about cancer.

Mesothelioma Resource Group

A cancer diagnosis affects every family member — including children. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, make sure to let the children in your life know. Using simple and direct language is often the best way to tell children, no matter their age, about a cancer diagnosis. Find tips on talking to kids about cancer below.

Additional Resources