The resources and links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation, organization or individual.
Autism Tool Kit for Adults
Is it Autism and If So, What Next? A Guide for Adults: www.autismspeaks.org/adult-tool-kit
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Orange County Office
Provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including, but not limited to, advocacy assistance, training, monitoring and public information.
The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) Orange County
OCRA provides legal services to consumers of all regional centers throughout California. They can assist with legal problems, conduct trainings, and investigate denials of rights.
Jacqueline Miller – Clients’ Rights Advocate (CRA)
Orange County Asperger’s Support Group
The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group is a nonprofit organization improving the quality of life for individuals with Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS and their families through presentations, professionally-moderated support groups, activities, and more.
CHADD for AD/HD Education, Advocacy, Support Orange County
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Orange County
offers monthly presentations and meetings for those living with AD/HD and/or are supporting someone living with AD/HD.
NAMI OC WarmLine and Support Groups
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) WarmLine is a confidential 7-day a week telephone support service. This service is for anyone who has concerns about mental health, substance abuse, is lonely or confused, or needs information about available mental health services. Support groups meet weekly throughout Orange County.
For General Resource Information and Referrals
Dayle McIntosh Center
Nonprofit organization that provides services such as information and referral, transition services, skills training, advocacy, and more.
Comfort Connection Family Resource Center at Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC)
Connects families who have children with special needs to resources and support.
Adult Services Coordinator, Autism Response Team at Autism Speaks
Connects adults with autism to local support services, resources and information including employment and housing.
Diagnosis and Treatment Services
Orange County Psychological Association
The Orange County Psychological Association (OCPA), a chapter of the California Psychological Association. Locate a psychologist through their online directory:
Orange County Psychiatric Society
The Orange County Psychiatric Society, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, represents over 220 psychiatrists. Locate a psychiatrist with the online directory or by phone:
Orange County Behavior and Mental Health Referral Line (OC LINKS)
The OC Links Information and Referral Line provides telephone and online support for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services. These services include children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient, crisis programs, and prevention and early intervention services.
855-OC-LINKS, or 855-625-4657
CalOptima Mental Health Access Line
For screening and referral to therapists and psychiatrists for individuals with CalOptima insurance
Additionally, the Autism Clinic at UCLA, The Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, does provides assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. 310-794-4008