Links of Interest
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Several PDS clients have started their own business called Wuppermobiles. All the profits from your Wuppermobiles purchase will go directly to our clients, helping them become more self-sufficient, productive members of their community. Wupper Airlines Crazy Jumpkins are wooden, bouncing mobiles that brighten the hearts of kids and adults! They are named after a river called Wupper, in the town of Wuppertal, Germany. And journey to Fairyland with Tassie Design Fairy and Elf Collection! These whimsical little creatures look like they come from enchanted mystical gardens. Don M., Kasie, Donna, John Paul and Brian are selling Wupper Airlines mobiles and Tassie Design Fairies on Amazon and eBay.
Some PDS clients are selling t-shirts and music boxes on eBay and Etsy. Celebrate diversity by purchasing and proudly wearing our t-shirts. They are 100% cotton, high quality t-shirts with custom designed logos. The music boxes play classical music and are enclosed in colorful boxes imprinted with famous classic art.
A video log ("vlog") about one of our clients and board members, Robin.
A blog by an intern: Department of Developmental Services.
We are indirectly funded by the State of California: Department of Developmental Services.
We directly receive funding from Golden Gate Regional Center.
TASH, an organization promoting Equity, Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion for people with disabilities.
The Supported Life Institute, a great conference we recommend that takes place every October in Sacramento.
We are also referenced by Marin.org
The Center for Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership of Marin: Marin Nexus
Facilitating Natural Supports: Assisting Lisa to Connect with Her Dreams, a study co-authored by Lisa Markey Giraldi.
Disability Rights California provides advocacy services for people with disabilities. Offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. DRC's vision is a barrier free, inclusive world that values diversity, culture and each individual. In this world all people with disabilities have equality, dignity, power, freedom of choice, independence, and freedom from abuse, neglect and discrimination.
Matrix - a parent-run information and resource center helping families of children with special needs in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. Matrix conducts support groups, has a help line, and holds trainings and workshops for parents and professionals.
Help Line: 800.578.2592 Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.
People First® of California, Inc. - Self-Advocates Training Self-Advocates- Many People First groups meet in a variety of areas. You can call contact them her for more information about local groups:
1225 8th Street, Suite 360 - Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-6625 - (916) 387-2379 fax
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Area Board 5 - serves the developmentally disabled consumers of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. This is an absolutely fantastic ( and free )source of information and advocacy.
Developmental Disabilities Area Board 5 ~ 1515 Clay St. Suite 300 ~ Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 286-0439 - (510) 286-4397 fax
Protection and Advocacy Inc. - Provides advocacy services for people with disabilities. Offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. PAI’s vision is a barrier free, inclusive world that values diversity, culture and each individual. In this world all people with disabilities have equality, dignity, power, freedom of choice, independence, and freedom from abuse, neglect and discrimination.
Toll Free 800.776.5746 / TTY 800.719.5798
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San Francisco State University, Community Involvement Center: SFSU
College of Marin Fieldwork and Seminar Class, Psychology or Behavioral Science 252 Class: MCC
Marin Nonprofit Organizations listings.
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