For 44 years...

…we have served young people, adults, couples, and families in facing their unique challenges and exploring all the possibilities life offers.

Mental health comes in many colors.

Each and every one of us is a rainbow.

Executive Director Judy Weber-Israel and Tobin Weber
Judy's dream for Tobin became a reality and a lifeline for thousands of students and their families.
Tobinworld grew to include a multi-campus school, mental health clinic, fund-raising gift shop, and an innovative vocational training program.
Tobinworld is in its fifth decade of serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families.

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who we are

who we are

In 1977, something remarkable began. Judith Weber was searching for inventive solutions to an overwhelming challenge: providing a relevant and effective education for her severely autistic son, Tobin. Her efforts and successes attracted the support of other parents and of the school district, who urged her to start a new school. Tobinworld was born, and for over 40 years served the needs of up to 300 emotionally disturbed, autistic or developmentally disabled students a year.

In 2003, Tobinworld expanded its charter to open a non-profit community-based mental health clinic, treating children and adolescents struggling with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges and supporting their families in meeting these challenges. We assist youth ages 5 to 21 in developing the skills and behaviors that support a happy and productive life.

We believe that parents and caregivers play a vital role in improving the lives of their children and view them as an essential part of our treatment team.
What we offer

What We Offer

community-based services
Tobinworld is proud of the difference our contribution makes to our community. Community is at the heart of all our efforts: it plays a key role in healing, nurturing, and empowering young people. A child belongs to many communities: family, friends, school, and eventually work and the world at large. As important as each of these is in helping a young person reach their fullest potential, it is also vital for a child to experience their own contribution to their world. To empower them, we work to empower the entire family.

We offer individual therapy, family therapy, therapeutic behavioral support services, case management, and psychiatric services. Services in our Community Mental Health Center are funded by the LA County Department of Mental Health through Medi-Cal
private health care
In 2020, Tobinworld expanded its mental health services and now accepts many major insurance plans and all PPO insurance plans. We provide outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Our multi-disciplinary team of licensed mental health professionals are trained and experienced in treating a wide array of issues.
All staff involved with youth will adhere to all laws, regulations and policies regarding confidentiality, privacy, privilege, and reporting. Tobinworld is aware that they are part of a system of care and our community, including a community of service providers, and will maintain positive relationships with staff from other agencies, public and private.


No matter how distant we are, the key to emotional well-being will always be caring human connection.
Life in the shadow of COVID-19 has presented many challenges to all of our lives. At Tobinworld, we have adapted our full array of services to various telehealth options, from Zoom to Facetime. As our prime concern is the physical and emotional health of our clients and staff, please schedule any in-person visit requests through our administrative staff.
Our leadership team
Our leadership team
Judy Weber-Israel
Founder and Executive Director, Tobinworld
Tracy Weber
Assistant Executive Director, Tobinworld

recognition and honors

State and local leaders, parents and the autism community have praised Tobinworld for pioneering work in special education.
For twenty years, the therapists and programs of Tobinworld have served the mental health needs of the residents of Glendale and the surrounding Los Angeles area.
Among the awards and recognition Tobinworld and Judy Weber-Israel have received is recognition from Psychology Today Magazine during their First Annual Mental Health Awards, acknowledging "courageous people who have helped us feel and function better".
Contact Us

Contact Us


912 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205