Community Integration

  • Bergin University of Canine Studies -- Assistance Dog Institute
    1215 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa CA, 95407
    http://www.berginu.edu
    Phone: 707-545-3647

    The University is devoted to 'Advancing the human-canine partnership through research and education.' After years of research we've identified that the breeds of dogs most suited to Service Dog work are Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. By having our own breeding program, we are able to produce dogs whose temperament and physical characteristics make them ideal Service Dog candidates. All dogs begin their training as Service Dogs as early as three weeks old. During the training process, some dogs are identified for 'career changes' to graduate as Social/Therapy Dogs or Facility Dogs.
  • Coastline Community College - ABI Program
    2990 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa CA, 92626
    http://www.coastline.edu/students/students-with-disabilities/acquired-brain-injury/
    Phone: 1-714-241-6214

    Coastline's ABI Program is a demanding one-year educational program designed to provide structured cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained a brain injury due to traumatic (such as a motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic (such as a non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries.
  • Dayle McIntosh Independent Living Center
    13272 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove CA, 92843
    http://www.daylemc.org
    Phone: 714-621-3300

    The Mission of the Dayle McIntosh Center is to advance the empowerment, equality, integration and full participation of people with disabilities in the community. The Center is not a residential program, but instead promotes the full integration of disabled persons into the community. Dayle McIntosh Center is a consumer-driven organization serving alld isabilities. Its staff and board are composed of over 50% of people with disabilities. Its staff and board are composed of over 50% of people with disabilities. Its two offices service over 500,000 people in Orange County and surrounding areas with disabilities. The Dayle McIntosh Center exists to enable persons with disabilities to succeed in every area they desire and to fulfill every dream tehy have and to provide equal opportunity