Hello My Beautiful Parents, Caregivers, Siblings & More, 

Who love and care for amazing neuro-diverse Black Children, Youth & Adults. It’s the founder Ardena, momma to a beautiful Black Boy on the Autism Spectrum.  

We are excited to get back to our programming after what was and continues to be a Hot summer, especially for most of us in the Inland Empire & San Gabriel Valley. 

Our Parenting Black Children (PBC) program is focused on serving those families who identify or have individuals they care for who are Black/African American and/or of African descent. Our communities have and continue to experience racial trauma associated to disparities and deficits in systems of care that should be designed to provide equitable access to services. 

PBC is an emerging network of parents, providers, community and more that come together to empower each other by sharing our experiences, our expertise and our compassion and of course Truth to Power. Our hope is that together our strength will move the mountains of obstacles that have stood in the way of services, access and equity. 

Upcoming Programming: 

  • Parent/Caregiver Support Groups 
  • Virtual Drop In Hours
  • Wellness Spa Day
  • Parent Advocacy, Leadership & Training Coalition 
  • Parenting Black Babies in collaboration with Carousel Development 
  • Cultural Humility: Black Voices & Developmental Disability Symposium

Please stay updated by visiting our 

Join Us!

September Parent Support Group 

Let's talk about Special Education for our children!

ZOOM MEETING ID: 823 5504 1757 

DIAL IN BY PHONE: 1 (669) 900- 9128

or click the flyer below

CA Gov- Department of Developmental Services

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about SGPRC client services, please contact: 

San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center

Executive Office 

Sal Gonzalez

Director, Compliance, & Outreach

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about IRC client services, please contact: 

Inland Regional Center 

Community Engagement Department 

Mari Rodriguez 

Cultural Specialist 


Join us for a live event hosted by Disability Rights California

Do you have a question about your student’s rights at school? Can’t call our intake line during the day? Join us after hours on Zoom to talk 1:1 with an advocate.

Our advocates are available to speak with you about legal questions you may have related to special education, 504 plans, and other school-related issues.

Drop in any time during the session, first come, first served. Limited availability. Spanish and English available, other languages upon request.


September 21, 2022

6:00PM to 8:00PM

Pacific Time

Join Zoom Event Online:

To join by phone:

+1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 82674922567


African American Infant Mortality Initiative

Additional Resources

The special education and IEP process can be stressful and confusing. Many parents turn to a special needs advocate to guide them as they seek services for their child. But how can you find the right advocate?

Unlike attorneys, anyone can call themselves a special education advocate. And while there are training programs for advocates, there’s no formal licensing or certification. That’s why it’s important to do your research before hiring someone.

Here are steps you can take to find a special education advocate.

California students can now get free 24/7 online tutoring and homework help. The pilot program offers help in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects, and skill building resources for adult learners in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Click article and link to access this service.