Hot Links

Behavior Links
Community Links for Butte County 
Early Education Links
Disability-Specific Community Organizations
Homeless and Foster Youth
Mental Health
Transition to Adulthood

Behavior Links

AFIRM Modules - Autism-Focused Intervention Resources and Modules - for the self-motivated learner, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CAL ABA - California Association for Behavior Analysts
CAPTAIN - California Autism Professional Training and Information Network
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
Also visit our Behavioral Supports webpage.

Community Links for Butte County 

Ability First Sports Camp - Sports camp provided through Chico State for children with disabilities.
Arc of Butte County - nonprofit, charitable community organization helping individuals with developmental disabilities and their families live meaningful lives
Butte Community College: Disabled Student Program and Services - Support services for Butte College students with disabilities.
Butte-Glenn Disability Resource Network - This group is made up of community members and agencies from Butte and Glenn counties looking to advance the cause of employment for people with disabilities in our community
California Children's Services - Resource and Referral Guide - from Butte County Public Health, comprehensive reources in everything from mental health to housing to transportation.
CSU Chico Accessibility Resource Center - Support services for Chico State students with disabilities.
California Vocations - California Vocations Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing residential and vocational support to developmentally disabled adults. CVI is located in Paradise, CA.  
Chico Down Syndrome Connection - A supportive network whose mission is to empower families with current, up-to-date information, news and topics relevant the Down syndrome
Critter Pass Ranch - A nonprofit animal sanctuary that provides sanctuary for special needs animals providing pet therapy for seniors and humane education through community programs
Handi-Riders - providing therapeutic horse-assisted activities, which enrich and support our community’s individuals with special needs, at-risk youth and veterans
Here’s the Deal - Assists individuals in learning to access services and information and promotes awareness of accessibility and social inclusion issues for the overall good of the community
Little Red Hen - a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. 100% of our sales / donations benefit quality programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  LRH employs developmentally disabled adults at all locations, and does not pay below minimum wage. 
Mains’l - Offers supports to those who need it so they can live a life of their own choosing by providing person-first solutions for people with varying abilities, as well as partnering with like-minded agencies through innovative financial management services.
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service, Promotores - Enhances the quality of life for families by promoting mental health and well-being by using a strength-based approach to empower families when delivering services. Services are available to Latino and Hmong communities of Chico, Gridley and Biggs and are free, voluntary, and there are no income eligibility requirements.  Also see the NVCSS Promotores Newsletter - May 2022
Special Olympics Northern California, Butte County - Offers training and competitions in seven sports (basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, softball, swimming, track & field) for Special Olympics athletes. Volunteers enjoy working with the athletes to prepare them for competitions. Butte County offers a wide range of skill levels so that athletes can train with their peers of equal skill levels.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities - Established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.
We Care A Lot Foundation/People First - We Care a Lot Foundation helps create opportunities for people to pursue their hopes and dreams  while offering invisible support, so they can be contributing members of their communities.
Work Training Center - Assists and supports people with disabilities to enhance the quality of their lives through increased independence in work and leisure activities.

Early Education Links

Child Development Programs and Services  - Butte County Office of Education
Butte 211 of Butte County  - One-stop resource hub called Help Central for the Butte County community.
First 5 Butte County  - Children and Families Commission 
Help Me Grow of Butte County  - Complete a free Developmental Screening for your child 0-5 living in Butte County.
Infant-Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines, 2nd Edition - California Department of Education, 2019

Disability-Specific State or National Organizations

Autism Speaks - Supporting students with Autism and their families
CHADD - Supporting students with Attention Deficit Disorder and their families
Friendship Circle - Advocating for disability awareness and inclusion
"Learn the Signs, Act Early" Resource Fact Sheet - California Department of Health and Human Services - contains a variety of contact information to a variety of disability-specific organizations.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder
U.C. Davis MIND Institute - supporting research and best practice in serving students with Autism

Homeless and Foster Youth

School Ties at Butte COE  - "Supporting Connections for Success" 
Continuum of Care Reform Branch - California Department of Social Services
Foster Care Division - California Department of Social Services
Continuum of Care Reform for Educators - by the California Alliance
McKinney-Vento Act (full text) - reauthorized in December 2015 by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
North State Parent Organization - a parent resource hub for Upper California


Butte County Public Library - Learn how to connect your students and children to this great local resource
CDE Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities
California Dyslexia Guidelines, California Department of Education, 2017
Center on Multi-Tiered System of Supports - Learn more about MTSS from the American Institutes for Research
Florida Center for Reading Research - Fantastic resource for research-based reading intervention programs
Guidelines for Programs Serving Students with Visual Impairments, California Department of Education, 2014
Social Thinking - Michelle Garcia Winner offers a myriad of free resources to assist educators and parents in meeting student social-emotional and communication needs
What Works Clearinghouse

Mental Health

BCBH - Butte County Behavioral Health
The Calming Room - Sacramento City Unified School District 
CASEL - Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning 
California Children's Services - Resource and Referral Guide - Comprehensive reources in everything from Butte County Public Health
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
SAMHSA - U.S. Department of Heatlh and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Transition to Adulthood

California Department of Rehabilitation 
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Also find further information on our Transition Planning page