Support Groups & Resource Guide

SUPPORT GROUPS

ANGELES ESPECIALES PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
A Spanish-speaking support group for parents of children with special needs
Second Wednesday 9-11:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17080 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, CA 92335
The focus of the group is to teach parents how to access resources related to:
-Special education
-Grants and scholarships
-Children’s and adult’s right
-Recreation
-Adaptive sports
For more information contact Helen Neri at 909-699-3614 or email helen2508@yahoo.com
Download flyer HERE

AUTISM PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
For parents of children with autism
Third Thursday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Loma Linda University PossAbilities
25455 Barton Rd., Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA. 92354
For questions regarding meeting details,
email redlandsautismparents@gmail.com.
Download flyer HERE

BRAINSTORMING 4 US
Brain injury support group for all ages.
Sterling Inn Commons
17738 Francesca Road
Victorville, CA 92395
For more information, call Lisa Moss
at 760-946-2481, email
info@brainstorming4us.com or visit www.brainstorming4us.com.

HEAD INJURY AND TRAUMA SPINAL SUPPORT GROUP (HITSS)
Adult and Pediatrics Group Meeting
Fourth Monday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ambulatory Services Building
Conference Room 129A (the old library)
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Enter the south driveway and go to the end of the building. Survivors or family members welcome. Call 800986HITSS(800-9864487).
Download flyer HERE

LARYNGECTOMEE SUPPORT GROUP

A group for laryngectomy patients.
Third Sunday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information, call the Department of Speech Pathology at 909-558-4000.
Download flyer HERE

MENDED HEARTS: CHAPTER 34
A support group for all heart patientsand their families.
Last Friday of the month, 11 a.m.
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Cafeteria, Room A
11234 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information, call 9095588180.

POSSABILITIES MONTHLY MIXER
Are you new to PossAbilities?

  • Meet the staff
  • Learn how to get involved
  • Make new friends
  • Socialize

Come learn what it’s all about.
3rd Wednesday of every month
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza
25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354

SICKLE CELL EDUCATION SERIES
Adult and family Support Group and Education Series
Second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza—Building A
25455 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Dinner will be provided. For more information email sicklecell@llu.edu or  call (909) 851-8194.

STROKE/ANEURYSM SUPPORT GROUP
Join us for Life Enriching:
-Information
-Motivation
-Education
-Connections
-Relationships
-Encouragement
Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
PossAbilities Office
Professional Plaza—Building A
25455 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 109A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Led by Dr. Promod Pillai (Department of Neurosurgery)
For more information, please contact Xiomara Pineda at (909) 558-4726. Spanish translation will be available.

RESOURCE GUIDE

Amputee Coalition (AC)
8882675669 or TTY 8655254512
www.amputee-coalition.org
 

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation
800-283-7800
www.arthritis.org
 

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance
(JA Alliance)
800-283-7800
www.kidsgetarthritistoo.org
 

Blindness

American Foundationfor the Blind
8002325463
Addresses critical issues facing people with visual disabilities, including employment, independent living, literacy and technology
www.afb.org
 

Blindness Support Services
9513419244 Information, referrals, housing support, counseling, Braille tape transcription, speakers bureau, transportation assistance and prevocational training
 

Braille Institute
7148215000
www.brailleinstitute.org
 

National Federation of the Blind
4106599314
Resources include publications, aids and appliances, conventions, employment and training.
www.nfb.org
 

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association ofAmerica, National Brain InjuryInformation Center
8004446443
Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy
www.biausa.org
 

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy
800USA5UCP (800-8725827)
national@ucp.orgwww.ucp.org
 

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple SclerosisSociety/Southern CaliforniaChapter
800FIGHTMS (800-3444867)
 

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association
800-572-1717www.mda.org
 

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

United Spinal Association
www.spinalcord.org
 

Stroke

Stroke Association ofSouthern California
3105751699
Free education and tools for patients and caregivers
www.strokesocal.org
 

American Brain Tumor Association
8008862282
www.abta.org