CARES CPRC is a Program of California Hands & Voices
We have expanded our services in San Diego and Imperial County
Approximately 40-60% Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an additional disability under IDEA. (Gallaudet Research Institute Research 2005). At CARES CPRC our services empower families raising children with a wide range of disabilities age birth to 26 years old in San Diego and Imperial County in the same way that we (California Hands & Voices) support families with DHH children throughout the state of California since 2012. 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.
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.
Area of Focus
- Spanish Speaking Families
- San Diego and Imperial County
- Families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, birth to 26
- Training Workshops
- Support Groups
- Individualized Support
- Information and Resources
- Referral Services
Misión / Mission
El Centro Comunitario de Recursos para Padres (CPRC, por sus siglas en inglés) de California Hands & Voices, CARES (Comunidad, Abogacía, Recursos, Empoderamiento, Suporte), se dedica a empoderar a las familias con niños y adultos jóvenes con discapacidades de una manera respetuosa y sin prejuicios. Nuestra meta es desarrollar la capacidad de las familias y las personas con discapacidades desde el nacimiento hasta los 26 años para ayudarlos a navegar la educación especial y otros sistemas de servicios. Estamos guiados por padres y brindamos a las familias los recursos, las redes y la información para prepararlos para los desafíos de criar a un niño con discapacidades. Nuestro alcance comunitario, colaboración entre padres y profesionales, y esfuerzos de defensa se centran en permitir que los niños y adultos jóvenes sean auto defensores y que esten preparados para llevar una vida adulta productiva e independiente en la mayor medida posible.
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 and more can be found on the CARES website. Please contact us if you have any questions or need support:
- 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
Contact us for support
- Visit the CARES CPRC Website
- En Español / English: