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AbilityFirst provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities to achieve their personal best throughout their lives. Our person-centered programs are grounded in individual choice, autonomy and community participation. They empower individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other intellectual/developmental disabilities to discover what is important to them in their lives and develop the skills that are important for them to achieve their goals.

We are currently providing daily remote programming and alternate location services to keep participants and families engaged and connected.

We have a variety of online programming that inspires socialization and fun. Not only are the programs fun for our participants, they help them overcome some of the isolation and feelings of anxiety that can result from the disruption of their daily routines.

Some of these activities include:

  • Learning new technology and computer skills
  • Exercise and other physical activities
  • Personal care and self-advocacy

Virtual and alternative programs help to empower individuals to continue to:

  • Identify and explore their interests and goals
  • Effectively communicate their needs and wants
  • Interact in a variety of new activities and environments
  • Live healthy and active lifestyles

Department of Developmental Services Web Site:

Department of Developmental Services telephone number: 916-654-1987

Pursuant to AB 1402, all Regional Center providers are required to post a link to the page on the Department of Developmental Services’ website that provides a description of the appeals procedure in the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. Call 916-654-1958 or click here CA Department of Developmental Services for more information.

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