Community Resources

Currently, SEARCH is involved in a collaboration with the Inland Regional Center and Fiesta Educativa, Inc. funded by the California Department of Developmental Services. In a project entitled,Increasing Awareness and Support for Parents of Youth with ASD in the Desert and Coachella Valley. This project addresses some of these challenges to our target population by bringing information on autism spectrum disorders to this region in a culturally sensitive manner – to inform and to educate, and to provide outreach to existing stakeholders and to link families to existing services. Our free webinar series took place this summer and focused on the transition to adulthood. The webinar materials and keynote speaker videos are available on our website under "Virtual Family Conference." We list selective, new community events on our Facebook page:
UCR Resource Guides for Teachers:
Community teacher guides
  • Building Relationships with Students in Elementary School Grades: Adapted Strategies for Remote Classrooms (PDF)
  • Educator Guide to Addressing Race and Racism (PDF)
COVID-19 Resources for the Community:
  • What is Coronavirus? By Amanda McGuiness (PDF)
Resources for the Community
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times: Online Learning Resources posted by the Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules 
  • Supporting Teens and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Setting and Pursuing Self-Determined Goals by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development (PDF)
  • UNESCO Observes Autism Awareness Month
  • Need information on Medi-Cal services, Regional Center, and IEPs? We've got you covered!
    • Finding the right resources for a loved one can be difficult. SEARCH has compiled some helpful information from our friends at the Autism Health Insurance Project and Disability Rights California. Families may also email SEARCH staff at for educational information helpful for their children.
  • How to Get Autism Assessment and Treatments Through Medi-Cal (PDF)
  • Registering with the Regional Center (PDF)
  • Special Rights: Requesting an IEP (PDF)
  • Connect with local Autism Society Chapters: 
  • May Insititute News
  • Living with Autism in the Summer posted by The Washington Post
  • Summer Safety Tips for Parents of Children with Autism posted by The Spirit of Autism