Since 2011, we have led the effort to ensure the well-being of the Sacramento metropolitan area's mentally-diverse youth. We are at the forefront of conceptual and practical interventions to optimize the quality of life for young people with mental diagnoses.

A brief welcome and introduction to the Sacramento Autistic Spectrum and Special Needs Alliance by our CEO Dave Gaines.

Our Mission

We exist to make sure that every mentally-diverse child is nurtured and protected toward a life of self-defined happiness and health. Toward this goal, we provide comprehensive assistance to youth and their families so that every aspect of the young person's development is cared for.

Should you need an advocate - look NO FURTHER!! [SASSNA] is NOT ONLY thoroughly knowledgeable, but...hold themselves to the highest standards with extensive backgrounds working professionally with [mentally-diverse] students. I’ve highly recommended SASSNA to all of my family & friends.
— Lisa V. | Parent | Roseville, California

DIagnoses we serve

  • Autistic spectrum
  • Down syndrome
  • Tourette's
  • Fragile X
  • Sensory processing conditions
  • Intellectual disability
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Learning Diagnoses
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other