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Autism Tool Kit for Adults

Is it Autism and If So, What Next? A Guide for Adults:

Advocacy Resources

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.

(714) 558-4404

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)

(714) 621-0563

Support Groups

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.

(714) 695-1057

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.

(714) 991-6412

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.

(714) 621-3300

Comfort Connection Family Resource Center at Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC)

Connects families who have children with special needs to resources and support.

(714) 558-5400

Adult Services Coordinator, Autism Response Team at Autism Speaks

Connects adults with autism to local support services, resources and information including employment and housing.

(888) 288-4762

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:

(888) 324-7978

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:

(949) 250-3157

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