If your child is under 3 years old, call Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC), Early Start Station for an assessment. (209) 529-2626. For children over 3 years old, call your school district's Special Education office.
CAPTAIN is a multiagency network developed to support the understanding and use of Evidence Based Practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state: http://www.captain.ca.gov/.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) has worked to develop free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with individuals with ASD. Resources include detailed information on how to plan, implement, and monitor specific evidence-based practices. http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/.
Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC). We serve children and adults with developmental disabilities in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Free diagnosis and assessment services are available to any person suspected of having a developmental disability, such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism. To qualify for ongoing support and services, a person must be found to have a developmental disability which began before the age of 18 and is a substantial handicap. http://www.vmrc.net/.
The Family Resource Network. A leading provider of family support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. http://www.frcn.org.