Middle School (Ages 12-14)

This page contains resources for families with children between the ages of 12-14 years old.

If you have concerns about your child’s development, discuss them with your child’s doctor. To learn more about regional center services or specialized education services, please visit:

The California Department of Developmental Services Website

Regional Center Information: Regional Centers

Self-Determination Program: Self-Determination Program (SDP)

The California Department of Education Website

California Department of Education

Services & Resources – Special Education

The California Department of Social Services Website

Home | California Dept. of Social Services

Child Care and Development Programs

Procedural Safeguards

California Parent Organizations for Resources

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Family Empowerment Center (FEC)

Indian Education Center

Family Education- California School for the Deaf- Riverside        

California Hands & Voices: Advocacy, Support and Training

California Hands and Voices Post-Secondary Transition Online Module for Parents Teens

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities- UC Davis MIND Institute

California State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Disabilities Rights California (DRC)

Disabilities Services 101- Benefits Planning

Fiesta Educativa Inc

U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs

Family Voices of California

UC Davis MIND Institute

Advocacy Resource Information

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Regional Center (RC) Information

California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) information

Deaf Access Program

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (all ages)

NORCAL Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)

Abilitypath- Inspiring Inclusion

For a full list of services and resources available, please visit the Department of Health Care Services’ Website: Services

Children’s Medical Services


Medi-Cal Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT)

Dental Resources

Covered California

Centers for Disease Control

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

California Department of Health and Human Services- Mental Health Resources for Youth

Healthy Relationships in Adolescence

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Sexual Health and IDD Resources

Sexual Health and IDD Resource Handout

The Arc

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

Consumer Self-Advocacy (Resources)

California Department of Social Services Resources

Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Resources

UC Davis MIND Institute

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for California (SEL4CA)

Deaf Education and Families Project

California State Resources

The Power of the Adolescent Brain: A TAG Talk

LGBTQ+ and Disability Resources

Supported Life Institute

Club 21 Learning Resources & Resources Center for Individuals with Down Syndrome


Last modified: July 8, 2024