Arroyo Grande

MONTHLY - 2nd Tuesdays - 6pm - 8pm

via Zoom during the pandemic

contacts: Carl Deriso & Sarah Kirwin


MONTHLY - 3rd Fridays - 12pm - 1:30pm

Goleta Valley Community Ctr, 5679 Hollister Ave, 93117

contact: Mike Jack

Thousand Oaks

MONTHLY - 2nd Thursdays - 1pm - 3pm

Goebel Adult Community Ctr, 1385 E Janss Rd

contact: Darlene Feigen -


MONTHLY - 3rd Fridays - 11:30am - 1pm

Denny's Restaurant, 4095 Telegraph Rd. (via teleconf during pandemic)

contacts: Donna Nowland (Co-Leader)

My Health StudioThe My Heath Studio Gym in Thousand Oaks is designed and built specifically for people with MS. Visit

Ability Tools

Services include:

Buy, Sell, Borrow & Free (AT Exchange), Reuse Programs, Repair Fund, Device Lending Libraries, Get Internet Access (DAP), Abilities tools Calendar, Training, Programs, Independent Living Centers (AT Advocates), Information & Advocacy, Services Directory, Services Map and more.

The Special Life

Disability discounts seems to be one of our society's best kept secrets. Yet there are companies offer discounts for a variety of things. If you have a family with disabilities , this can make a real difference!

California Alternate Rates for Energy

(Southern CA Gas Co.)
The CARE program provides a 20% discount on the monthly gas bill for eligible households.

Medical Baseline Allocation

The Medical Baseline Allocation program provides an additional amount of kWhs per day at the lowest baseline rate in effect to qualified customers." DISCOUNTED

Equipment Distribution Program (MSAA)

Application for safety, mobility, & daily living products.
The program is based on financial need.

MRI Institute Application (MSAA)

Receive a partial or fully covered Cranial MRI every 2 years.
The program is based on financial need.

Cooling Equipment Distribution (MSAA)

MSAA offers MSers who qualify a choice of 1) a Cooling Kit which includes a vest worn under clothing with a variety of accessories for the neck, wrists and ankles; or 2) a Standard Cooling Vest which is worn over clothing.
The program is based on financial need.

IRS: 7 Tax Benefits for Disabled Taxpayers (AARP)

Taxpayers with disabilities & parents of children with disabilities may qualify for a number of IRS tax credits & benefits.

National MS Society Financial Assistance

Financial assistance to individuals with MS and their families to help access needed services that are not available using other resources.
This program is based on financial need.

MS Navigator

MS Navigators — highly skilled, compassionate professionals — connect you to the information, resources and support needed to move your life forward. These supportive partners help navigate the challenges of MS unique to your situation.

First Hand Foundation (for children)

First Hand is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides funding for individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.
The program is based on financial need.

Wheel to Walk Foundation (for children)

A non-profit organization that helps children and young adults (21 years and younger) with disabilities obtain medical equipment or services that is not provided by their insurance companies.

Sight for Students

Provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children

California State Parks

Passes, Discounts, and Coupons.

Loma Linda University

Free and Affordable Health Care Services in San Bernardino County.

Needy Meds

Find coupons for your medicines. There may also be a patient assistance program for the drug so always check the brand and generic name lists

Disabled Discounts

It is a simple and convenient single source of information on discounts and services available to people living with disabilities.
**There is a $25 annual subscription fee**

CA GOV Food Programs

Food banks, rescue programs, emergency food supplies, program for pregnant women, new mothers & young children, calfresh program.

Modest Needs

Apply for a grant for your personal individual needs.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Designed to answer frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law.


This program is a cooperative effort between FCC and tech companies.
This program is based on financial need.

Share Our Selves

Provides Social Services, Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, Comprehensive CARE Center, SOS-El Sol Wellness Center.
This program is based on financial need.

National Eye Institute

If you are in need of financial aid to assess or treat an eye problem, you might contact one or more of the following programs.


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