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DDS Family Resources


department of developmental services

Thanks to a grant from the State Department of Developmental Services (DDS), new SEARCH programs aim to reach both English and Spanish-speaking Hispanic families of children aged 3-21, specifically in the Desert and Coachella Valley areas of the Inland Empire. We will do this by increasing the number of families who receive support, education, and advocacy-related services during key transitional periods (e.g, transitioning from receiving an initial diagnosis to receiving services, transitioning to K-to-12 schooling, and transitioning out of high school). The proposed project will support families at all stages of these transitions by providing a suite of online resources (e.g. podcasts, webinars) and personalized supports (e.g. a “helpline” where families can reach us in real-time). SEARCH is working collaboratively with Inland Regional Center (IRC) to implement this project.

Join us for Community Office Hours

  • Bring your questions regarding IEPs, service coordination, assessments, transition to adulthood and more!
  • Office hours are held once a month, during the lunch hour. Check the link below for the most updated information about Office Hours
    • See our flyer here
  • Sign up for a time slot here
    • Time this month does not work with you? Email us to schedule a time.

UCR Resource Guides for Families:

  • Responses from our April 2022 Ask Me Anything event on Facebook PDF
  • A Culturally Adapted Mentoring Program for Latine Families of Autistic Youth During the Transition to Adulthood PDF

Autism in College

Past Virtual Events and Recordings

Family Conference on IDD: A Webinar Series on the Transition to Adulthood

The UCR SEARCH Center invites you to a 4 part webinar series this summer!

Navigating the Road From Adolescence to Adulthood:

This webinar series will include topics regarding legal considerations during COVID, the impact of COVID on families with ASD and IDD, the role of mental health on the transition to adulthood, and lastly, we will have a free screening of Autism Goes to College with Spanish subtitles.

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Webinar on School Experiences for Students with Autism

November 18, 2021


Webinar on Family and Teacher Perceptions

June 23, 2021


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