Support Groups

Autism Support of Imperial County

A support group for families of students who are Autistic.  Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month from September to June at Methodist Church (8th & Olive) in the Social Hall. Child care is provided at no cost to families. Sibling Support group facilitated by a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor meets concurrently. Topics include community building, self-esteem, dealing with frustration & fear.

Contact James and /Luz Gonzalez
(760) 604-8847

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

A committee uniting parents, professionals, educators, agency personnel and community members.

Contact SELPA
(760) 312-6419

Padres en Acción

A support group that holds monthly meetings in Calexico, El Centro, Brawley, Imperial.

Contact Maria Elena Miranda
(760) 344-7268


A Parent-Teacher Organization that works to raise funds to support ICOE Special Education Classes.  The PTO meets monthly.

Contact PTO Committee Members:
President: Gabriel Aguirre
Vice President: Kristin Richey 
Secretary: Joann Hurtado
Treasurer: Adriana Rodriguez
(760) 312-6672

Exceptional Family Resource Center (Parent-to-Parent Support - In Spanish Only)

A Resource Center for families of children with special needs of any age.

Contact: Bertha Mendoza
512 W. Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-0147

Down Syndrome Association of Imperial Valley

This group meets every third Thursday of the month at IVCEC from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The association provides parent to parent support, trainings for families, a Spring social, summer activities for all.

Contact: Xochil M. Garcia at (760) 355-0147
or Maritza Villa at (760) 482-1210
512 W. Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251

People First Self-Advocacy

A self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities.

Contact Debbie Marshall
(619) 688-3323
Area Board XIII