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    Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Activities Centers for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Unyeway, Inc, LakesideProvides a day training program for adults who are developmentally disabled. Also provides training in social skills, community integration, independent living and self-advocacy, and communication skills. Behavior management and licensed vocational nurses are available only at the Adult Development Center in Lakeside, Oceanside, and Chula Vista which is for people with more severe developmental disabilities.EastActivities Centers for Developmentally Disabled AdultsUnyeway, Inc
    Activities Centers for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Unyeway, Inc, North InlandProvides a day training program for adults who are developmentally disabled. Also provides training in social skills, community integration, independent living and self-advocacy, and communication skills. Behavior management and licensed vocational nurses are available only at the Adult Development Center in Lakeside, Oceanside, and Chula Vista which is for people with more severe developmental disabilities.North InlandActivities Centers for Developmentally Disabled AdultsUnyeway, Inc
    Activities Centers for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Unyeway, Inc, OceansideProvides a day training program for adults who are developmentally disabled. Also provides training in social skills, community integration, independent living and self-advocacy, and communication skills. Behavior management and licensed vocational nurses are available only at the Adult Development Center in Lakeside, Oceanside, and Chula Vista which is for people with more severe developmental disabilities.North CoastalActivities Centers for Developmentally Disabled AdultsUnyeway, Inc
    Activities Centers for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Unyeway, Inc, SouthProvides a day training program for adults who are developmentally disabled. Also provides training in social skills, community integration, independent living and self-advocacy, and communication skills. Behavior management and licensed vocational nurses are available only at the Adult Development Center in Lakeside, Oceanside, and Chula Vista which is for people with more severe developmental disabilities.SouthActivities Centers for Developmentally Disabled AdultsUnyeway, Inc
    Adult Development, Arc of San Diego, East County Training Center - LexingtonProvides ongoing training and assessment in the areas of self-help, socialization, daily living, sensory, perceptual, motor, prevocational skills, and community integration training for adults who are severely or profoundly developmentally disabled. Assists consumers in developing abilities to become as independent as possible, maintaining current placement, or moving to a higher level program.EastAdult DevelopmentArc of San Diego
    Adult Development, Arc of San Diego, North County Training CenterProvides ongoing training and assessment in the areas of self-help, socialization, daily living, sensory, perceptual, motor, prevocational skills, and community integration training for adults who are severely or profoundly developmentally disabled. Assists consumers in developing abilities to become as independent as possible, maintaining current placement, or moving to a higher level program.North CoastalAdult DevelopmentArc of San Diego
    Adult Development, Arc of San Diego, North Shores Vocational CenterProvides ongoing training and assessment in the areas of self-help, socialization, daily living, sensory, perceptual, motor, prevocational skills, and community integration training for adults who are severely or profoundly developmentally disabled. Assists consumers in developing abilities to become as independent as possible, maintaining current placement, or moving to a higher level program. North CentralAdult DevelopmentArc of San Diego
    Adult Development, Arc of San Diego, Starlight CenterProvides ongoing training and assessment in the areas of self-help, socialization, daily living, sensory, perceptual, motor, prevocational skills, and community integration training for adults who are severely or profoundly developmentally disabled. Assists consumers in developing abilities to become as independent as possible, maintaining current placement, or moving to a higher level program. SouthAdult DevelopmentArc of San Diego
    Adult Development, Arc of San Diego, Sulpizio Family Arc CenterProvides ongoing training and assessment in the areas of self-help, socialization, daily living, sensory, perceptual, motor, prevocational skills, and community integration training for adults who are severely or profoundly developmentally disabled. Assists consumers in developing abilities to become as independent as possible, maintaining current placement, or moving to a higher level program. CentralAdult DevelopmentArc of San Diego
    Adult Services, St Madeleine Sophie's CenterOffers a vocational day program for adults with developmental disabilities that provides skills training through community-based instruction for independent living and leisure, creative arts, continuing education, computer lab, and vocational training. Transportation is provided to/from any day program for registered adult clients who do not otherwise have transportation.EastAdult ServicesSt Madeleine Sophie's Center
    Advocacy/Information and Referral/Counseling, Deaf Community Services of San DiegoProvides centralized information and referral, individual peer counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, case management. Offers advocacy on behalf of the deaf community in San Diego County; classes, and workshops. Also offers use of free computers, Videophones and a library.CentralAdvocacy/Information and Referral/CounselingDeaf Community Services of San Diego
    Advocacy/Information and Referral/Counseling, Deaf Community Services of San Diego, North CountyProvides centralized information and referral, individual peer counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, and a monthly newsletter. Offers advocacy on behalf of the deaf community in San Diego County; independent living skills training, classes and workshops; and a free library.North CoastalAdvocacy/Information and Referral/CounselingDeaf Community Services of San Diego
    Basic Services, Access to Independence of San DiegoBasic services include: Information and Referral about community resources and services relevant to people with disabilities; Housing Resources which assists consumers with information and resources for accessible and affordable housing; Personal Assistance services which maintains and provides information on how to effectively manage a personal assistant and how to advocate for their rights with personal assistant services; Peer Counseling which provides peer support to individuals with disabilities and their families who are coping with disability-related issues; Independent Living Skills Training which offers a variety of trainings designed to provide consumers with the skills to achieve or enhance their independence; Transition services which provides assistance to people with disabilities transitioning from institutional settings to the community; Employment services for people with disabilities who are referred by the Department of Rehabilitation (vocational). Call for an appointment, no walk-ins.North CentralBasic ServicesAccess to Independence of San Diego
    Basic Services, Access to Independence of San Diego, CalexicoBasic Services include: Information and Referral about community resources and services relevant to people with disabilities; Housing Resources which assists consumers with information and resources locating accessible and affordable housing; Personal Assistance services which maintains and provides information on how to effectively manage a personal assistant and how to advocate for their rights with personal assistant services; Peer Counseling which provides peer support to individuals with disabilities and their families who are coping with disability-related issues; Independent Living Skills Training which offers a variety of trainings designed to provide consumers with the skills to achieve or enhance their independence; Transition services which provides assistance to people with disabilities transitioning from institutional settings to the community; Employment services for people with disabilities who are referred by the Department of Rehabilitation (vocational). Call for an appointment, no walk-ins.Basic ServicesAccess to Independence of San Diego
    Basic Services, Access to Independence of San Diego, EscondidoServices include: Information and Referral about community resources and services relevant to people with disabilities; Housing Resources which assists consumers with information and resources related to accessible and affordable housing; Personal Assistance services which maintains and provides information on how to effectively manage a personal assistant and how to advocate for their rights with personal assistant services; Peer Counseling which provides peer support to individuals with disabilities and their families who are coping with disability-related issues; Independent Living Skills Training which offers a variety of trainings designed to provide consumers with the skills to achieve or enhance their independence; Transition services which provides assistance to people with disabilities transitioning from institutional settings to the community; Employment services for people with disabilities who are referred by the Department of Rehabilitation (vocational). Clients must call to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are not taken.North InlandBasic ServicesAccess to Independence of San Diego
    Blinded Veterans Services, Blinded Veterans AssociationProvides support and encourages rehabilitation for blinded veterans through fellowship, quarterly meetings, and newsletters. Assists with processing and submission of disability compensation claim, and non service-connected disability pension claims. Helps blinded veterans develop independent living skills, including orientation and mobility skills, visual skills, and computer skills for adapted computer programs (Zoom Text and JAWS). Also supports legislation and provides information about available benefits. Every Tuesday a round table support group meets to provide support to blinded veterans.North CentralBlinded Veterans ServicesBlinded Veterans Association
    Community Living Program, Home of Guiding Hands CorporationProvides assistance and training to people with developmental disabilities who live independently. Services include money management, banking, housekeeping, menu planning and nutrition, food preparation, shopping, mobility training, access to medical service, and other self-care skills.EastCommunity Living ProgramHome of Guiding Hands Corporation
    Counselor Teacher for the BlindTeaches daily living skills, home management, mobility training, cane instruction, and braille to people who are blind and visually impaired. Also provides adaptive supplies and blind mobility aids.North CentralCounselor Teacher for the BlindRehabilitation Department, State of California
    Group Classes, Braille InstituteProvides daily living Skills, arts, and healthy living classes to visually impaired and blind adults ages 18 and older. Classes offered include (but are not limited to): Technology and Communication: Provides instruction focusing on specialized technology and mainstream devices, keyboarding and braille reading and writing The Business of Living: Techniques for home management, personal management, rights and resources, and social skills Emotional Support: Small groups cover topics including living with vision loss and general support Lectures and Discussions: Book Clubs, Peer Support Groups and topics including current events, culture, travel and more Arts & Music: Painting, creative writing, vocal, instrumental and music appreciation Recreation: Exercise, gardening and more Provides transportation for REGISTERED STUDENTS ONLY, from pick up points to the Institute for classes.North CentralGroup ClassesBraille Institute San Diego Center
    Howard House, San Diego Brain Injury FoundationProvides long-term residential treatment to persons with severe head injuries. Program includes: cognitive retraining, psychosocial skill development, physical therapy, and independent living skills. Residents are enrolled in the ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Program at Palomar College. This program teaches independent living skills. Swimming pool on premises and elevator available. Residents are taken on outings and appointments.North InlandHoward HouseSan Diego Brain Injury Foundation
    Independent Living Services, Arc of San DiegoProvides in-home, ongoing assessment and personal adjustment, and social and independent living training to adults with a developmental disability. Participants receive between 4 and 24 hours of service per month depending on their skill level. Counselors work on budgeting, money management, check writing, recording and balancing, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, childcare, attending medical appointments, and other skills required for independent living.CentralIn-Home ServicesArc of San Diego
    Noah HomesProvides a supportive residential setting for men and women with developmental disabilities. Residents receive support and instruction in independent living skills and activities of daily living. Also offers transportation to the Noah Home residents (who are also San Diego Regional Center clients), to/from day programs, jobs, medical appointments, shoppping, local events, etc.EastNoah HomesNoah Homes
    Nonpublic School (TERI Learning Academy),Training, Education, and Research InstituteProvides nonpublic school services to students with developmental and/or learning disabilities and severe behavior disorders. Training and education is provided in academics, vocational skills, and functional skills for daily living. The program employs certified (moderate/severe credential) teachers and also classroom aides.North CoastalNonpublic School (TERI Learning Academy)Training, Education, and Research Institute
    Oasis Clubhouse, Providence Community ServicesProvides support groups, independent living skills, job skills development, peer mentoring, community service opportunities, social and recreational activities, community support services and referrals, crisis intervention, and transportation services.North CentralOasis ClubhouseProvidence Community Services
    Senior Transition, Arc of San Diego, East County Training Center - LexingtonProvides ongoing training and services for adults with developmental disabilities (aimed at those ages 50 years and older, but individuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis). Offers recreation, leisure, arts and crafts, food preparation, and other classroom curricula to help the individual transition into senior living. Provides vocational opportunities. Offers information about community programs for seniors.EastSenior TransitionArc of San Diego
    Senior Transition, Arc of San Diego, North County Training CenterProvides ongoing training and services for adults with developmental disabilities (aimed at those ages 50 years and older, but individuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis). Offers recreation, leisure, arts and crafts, food preparation, and other classroom curricula to help the individual transition into senior living. Provides vocational opportunities. Offers information about community programs for seniors. North CoastalSenior TransitionArc of San Diego
    Senior Transition, Arc of San Diego, North Shores Vocational CenterProvides ongoing training and services for adults with developmental disabilities (aimed at those ages 50 years and older, but individuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis). Offers recreation, leisure, arts and crafts, food preparation, and other classroom curricula to help the individual transition into senior living. Provides vocational opportunities. Offers information about community programs for seniors. North CentralSenior TransitionArc of San Diego
    Senior Transition, Arc of San Diego, Starlight CenterProvides ongoing training and services for adults with developmental disabilities (aimed at those ages 50 years and older, but individuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis). Offers recreation, leisure, arts and crafts, food preparation, and other classroom curricula to help the individual transition into senior living. Provides vocational opportunities. Offers information about community programs for seniors. SouthSenior TransitionArc of San Diego
    Senior Transition, Arc of San Diego, Sulpizio Family Arc CenterProvides ongoing training and services for adults with developmental disabilities (aimed at those ages 50 years and older, but individuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis). Offers recreation, leisure, arts and crafts, food preparation, and other classroom curricula to help the individual transition into senior living. Provides vocational opportunities. Offers information about community programs for seniors. CentralSenior TransitionArc of San Diego
    Standup for Kids, San DiegoThe center offers respite from the streets, assistance with personal identification and birth certificates, mail and message services, hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, social activities, educational assistance, telephone and computer privileges, pro-bono legal assistance, transportation to free healthcare, counseling services, and job assistance.CentralStandup for Kids, San DiegoStandup for Kids
    Sunburst Youth Housing Project, San Diego LGBT Community CenterProvides safe and supportive housing units for homeless youth including LGBT youth. 3 units are for HIV positive youth. Offers case management, mental health services, employment and mentoring, independent living skills, and recreational services.CentralSunburst Youth Housing ProjectSan Diego LGBT Community Center
    Vision Rehabilitation Courses, San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired, North CountyLow Vision Rehabilitation Courses are tailored to the individual needs and goals of the client and help enhance their confidence and ability to perform everyday tasks. i.e.: Exercise, Safety Skills, Independent Living Skills, Sensory Awareness, Kitchen Skills, Resource Information, and Group Counseling. Registered Clients can obtain transportation in most of San Diego County to/from the center.North CoastalDaily Living and Home Skills InstructionSan Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
    Visions Clubhouse, Mental Health America of San DiegoA psychosocial rehabilitation model center open to individuals with mental health disorders. Offers their members vocational, recreational, educational, and a wide variety of support and resources such as: vocational training, social rehabilitation, self-help groups (recovery and peer support), and educational support. Also offers a food distribution program and access to art/music groups. SouthVisions ClubhouseMental Health America of San Diego County
    Youth Services, Braille InstituteBraille Institute's Youth Program creates a solid foundation among school-age children (ages 7-18) while strengthening independent living skills, literacy, social skills and self-confidence through carefully structured programming. Working as a team with parents and educators, realistic goals based on each child's abilities are set. Program components: -Digital Literacy: Supports the introduction of adaptive and mainstream technology though our Connection Pointe technology centers -Daily Living Skills: Focuses on areas including organization, self-help and life skills -Focused Programming: Gives children extended time with their peers and Braille Institute staff to concentrate on developmental milestones introduced at school and home environments Services are free of charge for blind and visually impaired youth.North CentralYouth ServicesBraille Institute San Diego Center

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