||Contact Email Address
||Contact Phone Number
||Description of the Organization
Skip, and a Jump Ahead
||614 Ahwahnee Court, Walnut
Creek, CA 94596
||A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Ahead is
a pediatric occupational therapy clinic committed to helping children grow
and develop skills for daily living. Sensorimotor, social, parent support,
and self-regulation skills are emphasized.
Need, Family Support
||25-A Crescent Dr. #214, Pleasant
Hill CA 94523
||The mission of All in Need,
Family Support is to provide support to families with children, ages 18 and
under, that have special needs in the East Bay Area. By offering respite care
in a nurturing and learning environment; promoting social interaction, gross
and fine motor activities all in a sensory based atmosphere.
Blackman PhD, LMFT
||Annette Blackman PhD,
||919 Village Center #2
psychotherapy, family coaching, advocacy and group support for people on the
support groups will be offered this summer.
||PROaupair is the only au pair
agency specializing in professional au pairs, highly experienced au pairs
with degrees in childcare-related fields such as pediatric nursing,
occupational and physical therapy, special needs education, and early
childhood education and teaching. We are also the only au pair agency
dedicated to families with children with special needs.
||Psychoeducational testing for
kids ages 6-13
|Boy Scout Troop 1994 in Concord CA
||Dave and Sheila
||Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (Meeting Location) 4000 Clayton Rd. Concord CA 94521
||Provides special needs youth an
opportunity to thrive in a traditional Boy Scouts of America program.
leadership opportunities and training young boys using Boy Scouts program
materials in troop meetings, overnight camping, day activities and week long
summer camp. This is done through a year-round program.
Scout Troop 224 in Lafayette CA
||Partnership with an existing
scouting program that is very experienced with scouting for special needs
boys. Provides special needs boys with an opportunity to thrive in a Boy
Scouts of America program. This is done through a year-round and shorter
duration program. Note the scouting program offered by Dave and Sheila
||8 Camino Encinas, Suite 220,
Orinda, CA 94563
||Small, private, speech therapy
clinic in Orinda, staffed by two SLPs (Lisa Cameron, MS, CCC-SLP, and Janel
Kidd, MS, CCC-SLP). Assessments, individual, and group therapy sessions
offered. Ms. Cameron has over 25 years experience in the field and collaborates
with many local professionals, as well as shares an office with Db
Pediatrics/Dr. Marianna Eraklis.
|Camp Ramah in Northern California
||849 Almar Ave., Ste.
C-487, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
||Tikvah is a Jewish residential
summer camp and offers a two-week program for campers with special needs.
Amitzim program primarily serves campers with mild to moderate intellectual
and developmental disabilities. Most campers in the summer camp program are
roughly in grades 4-12, but the most important factor is fit not grade level.
families should contact Tikvah Director, Howard Blas, for more information.
Unlimited- Camp Krem
||102 Brook Lane Boulder Creek, CA
||Provides respite services in the
form of summer camp (12, 10 or 5 days) and weekend day trips and overnights.
Companions for Independence
||Provides service dogs free of
charge to people with disabilities.
||1340 Arnold Dr, Ste 115,
||Family Resource Center serving
Contra Costa County. Parent-to-parent emotional support and help navigating
services for families of children (birth to 22 years) with developmental
delays, developmental disabilities, and special health care needs and/or who
are receiving special education services.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficient Disorder
||CHADD: is a non-profit
organization which supplies scientific, researched based information to
parents and adults with ADHD. Offers parent and adult support groups, classes
for parents (PTP) and training for educators (T to T) in Northern California.
Play Occupational Therapy Services, PC
||3400 Mt. Diablo Blvd, suite 200
Lafayette, CA 94549
||Child's Play Occupational
Therapy Services, P.C. provides quality pediatric occupational therapy
services in an environment of fun, love, acceptance, and support where
children with a variety of developmental challenges will build the sensory,
motor, emotional, and cognitive capacities necessary for successful
relationships and a positive sense of self. East Bay pediatric occupational
therapy office is located in downtown Lafayette.
||Judith Lunger, MA CCC-SLP/ Chris
Toomey, MS, AT
||Provides assistive technology
solutions for learning & communication, including
Augmentative/Alternative Communication ((AAC). Systems & strategies
support participation in the general ed & special education curriculum,
and provide solutions that support motor, sensory, speech & language, and
Costa Child Care Council Inclusion Project
||1035 Detroit Avenue, Concord, CA
||The Inclusion Project offers
support to parents and licensed childcare providers throughout Contra Costa
for children requiring special accommodations in child care settings.
|Contra Costa Special Education Local Plan Area (CCSELPA)
||2520 Stanwell Dr,
Suite 270 Concord, CA 94520
||The mission of the Contra Costa
SELPA is Collaborative Planning for Student Success through participation of
families, Local Education Agencies and other organizations.
the services we provide: Special Education Expertise & Leadership; High
Quality Professional Development Opportunities; Parent Support &
Enrichment; Innovative Program Development & Support; Alternative Dispute
||675 Ygnacio Valley Rd B201
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
||CORE Academy is a nonprofit
educational organization dedicated to helping 4th - 8th students with
non-traditional learning styles to help them realize their full potential.
CORE celebrates the diversity of ways in which students process, form, and
represent knowledge. At CORE we empower our students through a customized
academic program designed to develop their self-confidence and highlight
their strengths. We recognize that every child is unique, and CORE strives to
create an interactive, hands-on learning environment where our students can
care Au pair
||Choosing childcare is no easy
decision. Because as parents, we don't ever want to compromise on quality,
flexibility and trust when finding care for the most important people in the
world. Hosting a Cultural Care au pair gives thousands of families across the
country those very important benefits. We invite you to learn more about who
our au pairs are, what they do, and why more families than ever are joining
|Doug Senz Swim Lessons
||Provides private swim lesson
program in Pleasant Hill with emphasis on safety and proper stroke
development for young and old, beginner to competitive swimmers. I have been
trained to work with and welcome swimmers with special needs. I offer half
hour or hour lessons one or two weekday afternoons and on
you or your child are accomplished swimmers or are hesitant about putting
your face in the water, I can help you out the way I have helped students for
almost 50 years. Every child is special and I have the expertise, the
experience and patience to teach anyone.
||EBSS is a member swim team with
Special Olympics Northern California and runs both spring and fall programs
in the Lamorinda community.
Based Special Needs Support (Christian and Jewish)
||Jaime Polson (Christian), Lee
Ann Williams (Christian) or Rabbi Nikki Greninger (Jewish)
||Jaime: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lee
Ann: email@example.com or Nikki: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Jaime 925-283-8722 or Lee Ann
925-899-5042 or Nikki 925-283-8575
||LOPC: 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette;
Hillside Covenant Church: 2060 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek; Temple Isaiah: 945
Risa Road, Lafayette
||We are a consortium of churches
and synagogues that provide support for families with diverse abilities.
Faith based support groups and Sunday School Buddies are available to assist
Gordon, OTR/L For Kids Only Occupational Therapy
||15 Altarinda Rd, Suite 209
Orinda, CA 94563
||Occupational Therapy services to
treat the whole child through activity based treatment. Services include, but
are not limited to: comprehensive assessments, preschool developmental
programs, Kindergarten readiness, fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual/visual
motor skill development, sensory integration, intensive handwriting
intervention and assistive technology/computer skills.
|Judy Bensinger-Haynes Therapy, Registered Intern #81285
Supervised and employed by Leslie Foge Psychotherapy LMFT #23841
||954 Risa Road
||Leslie Foge Psychotherapy
supports individuals, families and adoptive families.
supervises two registered interns.
last 30 years I have provided consultation, mental health education and
therapy for families who are supporting and loving their children with
special needs. My pleasure and passion lies in working with you to
:facilitate attachment from birth, newly formed adoptive relationships and
family systems support for parents and siblings. Our work together is based
on a holistic and optimistic therapeutic basis.
|Juvo | Autism + Behavioral Health Services
||We have spent over a decade
empowering individuals with autism and other special needs to lead
independent lives and achieve their full potential. Every day, our values
guide us to provide high quality, evidence-based, individualized support at
home, in schools, and in other community settings. We accomplish this by
attracting an exceptional team that is dedicated to delivering skilled,
consistent, and compassionate care.
provide services designed to support children with autism and other special
needs. Our services are delivered at home, school, camp, and other community
School District Early Intervention
||3477 School Street, Lafayette,
||Lafayette School District Early
Intervention Program for Preschool-age children 3 and up.
Presbyterian Church / Young Life Capernaum Club
||49 Knox Drive, Lafayette CA
||We are a faith-based community
that provides a caring and loving environment for children with special needs
and their families. We offer Respite Nights; Buddies for children during
Sunday School and Worship; and Young Life Capernaum Club for teens with special
||Lee Ann Williams
||15 Altarinda Rd. #209 Orinda, CA
||Max-Ability provides pediatric
Occupational Therapy services in Orinda to help children reach their
potential in motor skills, functional skills and sensory processing,
Health and Autism Insurance Project
||925-388-0892 or 510-289-0664
||346 Rheem Blvd, Ste 207 D,
Moraga, CA 94556
||We help families with children
with ASD and other mental health conditions obtain medically necessary
treatments through insurance. We write appeals, work with state regulators,
and perform educational trainings in the community. We also work with mental
health and autism providers and facilities when they encounter challenges
with insurance. 2nd entry: We help families obtain insurance coverage for
CA branch of International Dyslexia Association
||P. O. Box 5010, San Mateo, CA
||We are a branch of International
Dyslexia Association. Our purpose is to bring awareness of dyslexia, put
families and teachers in touch with resources to help students, and to
promote research based teacher training. We offer a simulation workshop, Experience
Dyslexia™, have 2 - 3 speaker events annually, and have a resource line for
Ice Center Operated by Sharks Ice: Special Needs/Therapeutic Skating and
Special Hockey Programs
||519 18th St. Oakland, CA 94612
||Skating programs designed for
athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. With the help of
coaches and volunteers the program emphasizes fun and safety, improves
balance, and enhances self-esteem.
||19 Altarinda Rd. Orinda, CA
||Orinda Academy is more than just
a school; it is a place where students from 8th to 12th grade can develop
intellectually, discover themselves, and prepare for the future. It is our
mission to provide a college preparatory education to empower each student to
reach his or her full potential as a successful, confident, self-reliant
individual, including those smart, creative students with learning
Therapy East bay
||Debra Nipp and Karin Loar
||1661 Tice Valley Blvd, suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
||PlayWrite Therapy is a
family-centered pediatric occupational therapy clinic. We specialize in the
treatment of children with sensory processing disorders, gross motor, fine
motor, visual motor delays, and visual perceptual deficits. The experienced
therapists at PlayWrite have advanced training in sensory integration and
share a wealth of knowledge in the treatment of children.
||Bob Field, Ph.D.
||907 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #202
Danville, CA. 94526
||Quest provides a 7-week summer
therapeutic program for children with mild to moderate emotional/social
problems. Individualized treatment plans are utilized to facilitate change
with all of the fun camp activities.
& Saini Pediatric Dentistry
||300 El Cerro Blvd, Suite #E
Danville, CA 94526
||We are a pediatric dental
practice and we provide a full range of services to our large population of
children with special needs.
|SEED (Special Education Enrichment and Development Foundation of
||P.O. Box 703
||SEED is a nonprofit
organization run entirely by volunteer Lafayette parents that provides
support for children with special and diverse learning needs and their
families. SEED helps fund educational seminars, teacher training, recess
facilitation, enrichment programs for children, support groups, and socials
for parents and teachers. Teachers and schools apply for grants from SEED to
help with classroom needs and teacher training for the Special Needs
of Awareness, Inc. DBA Fiddleheads
||510-788-0876 Ext. 703
||7 Fourth Street, Suite 46,
Petaluma, CA 94952
||Fiddleheads is a mindfulness
informed social skills instruction and therapeutic support group set in
nature. We foster self-awareness and growth in children through activities
that promote sensory integration, emotional regulation and empathic
connections. Children from healing relationships with nature and make new
friends, while absorbing social lessons and connecting more deeply to their
senses and feelings.
UCP HOOPS Special Needs Youth Basketball Camps
||Special needs boys and girls
(ages 6 and up) are exposed to modified dribbling, passing and shooting
skills and team basketball concepts in a supportive, fun environment (usually
at NorCal Courts in Martinez ) under the tutelage of high school coaches and
players. No previous basketball experience is necessary!
Chavez & Day-Seiter
||1 Northwood Drive Orinda, CA
||We are a law firm focusing on
planning for the future for families though trusts, estate planning, and
||Lucia Kanter St. Amour
||2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
||Grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization based in Walnut Creek, CA providing Siblings Support Groups and
Dog Matching for families with children with Autism. Our focus is on stress
relief for the too-often marginalized family members living with Autism.
East Bay Mindfulness Center
||23 Altarinda Rd Orinda, CA 94563
||The East Bay Mindfulness
Center's mission is to provide cutting edge mindfulness based psychotherapy,
assessment and professional training services for the East Bay community. We
currently offer psychotherapeutic support for children, adolescents, individuals,
and families experiencing special needs (ASD and other neuro-differences,
Learning Differences, ADHD and more), as well as neuropsychological and
educational testing and assessments.
Speech Pathology Group
||2021 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite
C202 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
||Our clinic-based services
include comprehensive assessments, consultations, individualized therapy, and
small group instruction. We are a unique practice in that we limit therapist
caseloads, and thus devote more time to planning and implementing treatment
programs, collaborating frequently with other professionals, involving
parents/caregivers, and continually expanding clinical areas of expertise.
Tabbert, MS, CCC-SLP
||I am a speech language
pathologist providing in-home, child-directed therapy and parent training to
families of children with speech and language delays. I am certified in early
start Denver model (ESDM) intervention for children on the autism spectrum and
several Hanen parent/teacher training programs.
Berkeley Social Skills Inclusion Camp
||Dr. Jennifer Selke
||UC Berkeley's Blue Camp, located
on the UC Berkeley Campus, runs a one-of-a-kind social skills camp and
leadership/work-skills program for youth entering 4th - 13th grade with
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s
Syndrome, and similar social skill deficits. There is a teen leadership camp
and an elementary age summer day camp; both programs are about 10% of our
summer camp population, so the majority of the campers' time is with
neurotypically developing youth.
||Walnut Creek E-Soccer is an
inclusive sports program serving central and east Contra Costa county. The
program partners typical and special needs kids alongside each other in
soccer-related drills and activities. It is part of a larger organization
named E-Sports (e-sports.org) that supports inclusive sports programs,
including E-Soccer, E-Karate, E-Hoops, E-Dance and E-Fitness, across the San
Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
||1543 Sunnyvale Ave,
Walnut Creek, CA
||Small school-based program for
children with special needs. Our mission is to provide relationship-based
intervention for children with Autism and other related developmental
challenges whose unique needs require a warm and transdisciplinary approach
in order to access their full potential.
Educational Services was founded to provide support to families who desire a
developmentally integrative approach to educating their child. Our team will
collaborate to address the complex constellation of each child’s strengths
believe parents and educators should be partners in nurturing the development
and potential of children, regardless of their disability. We are passionate
about helping students uncover their talents and strengths, and believe that
children can be successful at learning and building healthy relationships.
Therapeutic Riding Center
||P.O. Box 16, Orinda, CA 94563
||Xenophon provides therapeutic
riding and hippotherapy (physical & occupational therapy) to children
with a wide range of disabilities in a safe and secure environment.
Xenophon's mission is to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of special
needs children through the use of the horse. Xenophon focuses on enhancing
each student's unique abilities. The instructors & therapists work with
each student using the horse to improve flexibility, balance, posture, and