ARTS (A Reason to Survive) – Here is a free program to consider for your child.  They are dedicated to healing, inspiring and empowering children facing life challenges by providing innovative arts-based programs, education and opportunities.  A young friend of Arabella’s has been taking drums since he was 3. That is the only requirement, they need to be 3. Their website is And they rely solely on donations. San Diego, CA opportunity.

Purposeful Play Occupational Therapy Services, Inc. – Here is a truly wonderful provider in the San Diego County area if your child needs OT. We have been working with Tad Bruneau, one of their OTs for almost one year and he is consistly patient and gentle with our child as she has learned to use her index finger, eat, drink, self-feed, self-care and more. Tad is highly educated and skilled. He has taken several courses in child language development so he is actually helping her to learn language at the same time she is learning fine motor skills. We pay cash and get a superbill that we submit to our insurance carrier.

Rady Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Down Syndrome Center improves the consistency of care for children with Down syndrome, serves as a resource to other medical professionals and strengthens the social network for families. Located in San Diego, CA this DS outpatient clinic aims to improve the quality of life for children with Down syndrome and their families by offering coordinated assessments, connections to resources, education and advocacy.

REINS (Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths) Horsemanship Program, located in the Northern San Diego Area, aims to provide physical and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding.

Tadpoles Therapy Services To You – A mobile physical therapy company in San Diego County that sends highly qualified therapist to your home –your child’s natural environment, the place where they learn best. We have been very pleased with the two PTs that have come to our home. Highly skilled, friendly, bearing smiles and interesting toys and things for our child to be motivated by while exercising their gross motor skills. This company is very innovative and thoughtful when it comes to what will help your child most. We pay cash and get a superbill that we submit to our insurance carrier.

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