Here are a list of professional referrals and local resources to help meet the needs of your child and family.


Social Thinking Groups*

Janet Dudley
Social Communication Specialists
Sorrento Valley / Oceanside

Christine Lotierzo
Encinitas Speech Therapy

*Social Thinking Groups utilize the Social Thinking curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner. To review the social thinking curriculum please visit


Speech/Language Evaluations and Therapy

San Diego Center for Speech Therapy
Carmel Valley

Christine Lotierzo
Encinitas Speech Therapy

Penny Cohen, SLP
La Jolla

Occupational Therapy and Evaluations

Danielle Shulman
Write Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Carmel Valley

San Diego Occupational Therapy
Sorrento Valley

Other Specialists and Resources

Tutoring, Mentoring, Social Clubs/Recreational Programs

In home tutors

The Family and Learning Center
Tutoring Center, La Jolla

Roya Kravetz
AD/HD Success Coaching; Coaching for teens and adults diagnosed with ADHD/ADD.
Carmel Valley and Appointments over Skype

Nancy Cohen, M.A.
Child Development and Behavioral Specialist;
Carmel Valley, North Park, and offers home/school visits

Social Skills Groups

Valeries List
Autism Spectrum Disorder resource list and newsletter for San Diego County families

Special Education Schools

Autism Society of San Diego

CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD