Center4SpecialNeeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2011. It was established to provide resources, education, and offer a variety of supports for families who have children with special needs / developmental disabilities in Ventura County, California. Towards the end of 2016, we have updated our bylaws to include children ages 2-16 and young adults. Also, we expanded our outreach to not only cover Ventura County, but to cover Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Santa Barbara County. In addition, in the beginning of 2017, we will be providing direct services including social skills programs and social & educational opportunities for children and young adults.
Center4SpecialNeeds is a parent-founded organization comprised of a team of people who are all touched in some way with a child with special needs. Each person offers their own valuable insight, experience and abilities to the organization, thereby insuring that a well-rounded perspective is maintained on all special needs matters.
Our purpose is to build a foundation—eventually a multi-disciplinary center—that bridges the gap for those children who fall between the cracks; the children who have developmental disabilities and do not qualify for regional center services and are not covered by insurance. We will enable parents to provide their children with the necessary treatments and interventions they require and deserve to reach their full potential.
Center4SpecialNeeds' vision is to have families benefit from the information they provide, to help children progress, to help parents restore some balance in their lives and not feel they are in constant crisis mode. We want parents, who are feeling isolated and alone, to feel embraced and supported. We want to see children with special needs getting the treatments and interventions they need so that they can reach their full potential and truly succeed.
About The Founder, Gina Giambi Peters.
July 5 2018 , this section being updated. Check back soon for more info.