We are expanding our services!
We applied for a CPRC grant and if awarded CARES CPRC will be established.
Approximately 40-60% Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an additional disability under IDEA. (Gallaudet Research Institute Research 2005). At CARES CPRC we will expand our services to empower families raising children with a wide range of disabilities age birth to 26 years old in San Diego and Imperial County. We are expanding to better serve the community by providing enhancements and expansions to our current programs and services by expanding our services to include the wide range of disabilities in San Diego and Imperial County.
The population in San Diego and Imperial County is diverse, including, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, and others. Spanish is the most frequently spoken language after English. CARES CPRC has decided to focus outreach on the Hispanic families. Families need assistance, in their native language, in understanding how to navigate the systems that serve their children, including special education. Our training and materials will be provided in Spanish and English.
Many families can feel overwhelmed raising a child with a disability and CARES CPRC is ready to provide strategies to help parents, youth and professionals address them together. We are committed to providing innovative services.
Stay tuned! We will post an update soon on this page.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
California Hands & Voices’ CPRC, CARES (Community, Advocacy, Resources, Empowerment Support), is dedicated to empowering families with children and young adults with disabilities in a respectful and non-judgmental manner. Our goal is to build the capacity of families and people with disabilities from birth to age 26 to help them navigate the special education and other service systems. We are parent-driven and provide families with the resources, networks, and information to prepare them for the challenges of raising a child with disabilities. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling children and young adults to be effective self-advocates prepared to lead productive, independent adult lives to the maximum extent possible.
Here are a few resources but many more to come:
- Hands & Voices D/HH Plus Parent Facebook Group
- Hands & Voices DHH Plus Website
- Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing PLUS by Susan Wiley, PhD; Rachel St. John, MD, FAAP; & Candace Lindow-Davies
- Educational Plan Checklist for D/HH-Plus Students
Stay tuned for more info on:
- What is a CPRC and who we serve
- Our Story, Mission and Vision
- Meet our Staff and Board of Directors
- Our Service Area (San Diego and Imperial County)
- Brochures (English/Spanish)
- Volunteer and Career Opportunities
- Events, Trainings and Workshops (for parents, youth and professionals)
- Our Programs/Services and Contact info for each Department
- What we provide and what to expect from CARES CPRC (for parents and professionals)
- Request Support
- Refer a Family
- Community Connections
- Resources (Birth -3, IEP, School Age, Transition to Adulthood, Disabilities, Social Emotional and Behavior, and much more)
- Downloadable Resources (English/Spanish)
- Downloadable All About Me Packets (English/Spanish)
- Acronyms, Glossary, Spanish Translation for Special Education
- Contact us, Hours of Operation, Logo and Social Media Sites