empowers individuals with developmental disabilites, supports families and fosters a community that values the contribution of all people.
Alpha was established in 1953 by three moms who wanted their young children with Down syndrome to live long, full, happy lives in their community. At a time when institutionalization was common these moms formed a grass roots movement to change the fabric of their community to embrace and celebrate the values and contributions of all people. Alpha is the only life span service organization in the County and currently provides support to over 1,800 individuals and their families with developmental disabilities in Santa Barbara County.
Alpha is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.