Helping Children with Disabilities

According to the Health Assessment Research Center's (HARC's) 2013 Community Health Monitor, 5,200 children in the Coachella Valley have autism, intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. To help their struggling families with urgent needs, we launched Angel View Outreach.

The program consists of free services and support offered to children 18 and under in the Coachella Valley and High Desert:

  • Free resources and referrals and help accessing services
  • Transportation reimbursement for 'medical miles' (miles traveled to access medical services)
  • Special needs assistance mini-grants for medical equipment, supplies and services not covered by insurance
  • Activity sponsorships
  • Support groups for parents of children with disabilities
  • Family stabilization through case management.

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In addition to covering thousands of trips to pediatric specialists; we also help families who are eligible sign up for Medi-Cal, SNAP, Inland Regional Center, and other benefits. Through our mini-grants, we provide much needed equipment like specialized car seats, orthopedic shoes, communication devices, adaptive equipment and mobility devices. And we enable children with a wide range of disabilities to participate in programs like the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) VIP soccer league, UCP Skillsbuilders, swim programs, and more. Click here to learn more about some of the children we've helped.

If you have a child with a disability and need assistance, please call Angel View Outreach toll free, (855) 8AV-KIDS, locally at (760) 676-5276; or email info@angelview.org.

Because many of our clients are eligible to access services from California Children's Services, MediCal and the Inland Regional Center, we have prepared videos to help educate you on the process. Instruction is available in English and Spanish. Click to view.

VIDEOS

Please note: Participants assume responsibility for seeking services obtained through Angel View’s referral program. Angel View does not warrant or guarantee the quality of those services.

Francisco

Francisco’s Story

Three days before his 18th birthday Francisco was in a car accident. The driver was unhurt, but Francisco, who attended Palm Springs High School, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Since then, he’s lived with his parents, who along with his siblings, provide his care.

Now 37, Francisco attends the Angel View Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities. One of his accomplishments is his improved punctuality. He’s ready each morning when our driver picks him up. These days, instead of sleeping in, Francisco enjoys companionship, recreation and therapeutic activities. He’s learning work skills like document shredding that will enable him to participate in our new work placement program. He can’t wait!