This Month's Speaker
Gina Giambi Peters
Founder and CEO of Center4SpecialNeeds
Address: 1337 Thousand Oaks Blvd #202
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: (805) 379-1681
My objective is to continue to embrace and support all families with children who have developmental disabilities, by providing community resources, education, information, free consultations and financial resources.
I am honored and proud to have our entire Administrative Staff compiled of amazing individuals with developmental disabilities! Providing them an incredible opportunity and providing Center4SpecialNeeds the ability to grow and flourish as a nonprofit so that we can continue to serve more and more children, young adults and their families.
Center4SpecialNeeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2011 in Ventura County, California. It was established to provide resources, education, and offer a variety of supports for families who have children with special needs/developmental disabilities in Southern California. Towards the end of 2016, we updated our bylaws to include children ages 2-16 and young adults. In 2017, we started providing direct services including social skills programs and social & educational opportunities for children and young adults.
Center4SpecialNeeds is a parent-founded organization comprised of a team of people who are all touched in some way with a child with special needs. Each person offers their own valuable insight, experience, and abilities to the organization, thereby ensuring that a well-rounded perspective is maintained on all special needs matters.
Our purpose is to build a foundation—eventually a multi-disciplinary center—that bridges the gap for those children who fall between the cracks; those individuals who have developmental disabilities and do not qualify for regional center services and do not have coverage for services through government agencies and insurance. We will provide support for children, teens, and young adults to access the necessary treatments and interventions so they can reach their full potential and bring hope to their families.
Center4SpecialNeeds' vision is to have families benefit from the information we provide, to help children progress, to help parents restore some balance in their lives and not feel they are in constant crisis mode. We want parents, who are feeling isolated and alone, to feel embraced and supported. We want to provide opportunities for individuals with special needs as they develop into thriving members of our community.