Organizations and Support Systems in the Bay AreaYour Content Goes Here

  • AbilityPath: Educational, therapeutic, vocational and family support services for individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities, specializing in employment placement and support.

  • AchieveKids: Centers in Palo Alto and San Jose providing special education and mental health services to students between the ages of 5 and 22.

  • Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area: Information, networking and education, and advocacy for the autism community in the Bay Area.

  • The Burkard School: Small independent K-8 school for students who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.

  • Charles Armstrong School: Private school in Belmont, CA serving children grades 2-8.

  • Children’s Health Council: Education and mental health services for children, teens and young adults.

  • Compass High School: College preparatory program in San Mateo designed for students with mild to moderate learning differences.

  • Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (DSCBA): Support group meetings, music therapy class, workshops and social events.  Headquarters in Dublin, CA, with satellite Peninsula branch in Burlingame.

  • Eating Disorders Resource Center: Organization in Campbell, CA that promotes awareness, recovery, and advocacy of eating disorders.

  • Hope Services: Provides day services, training and employment, community living, and mental health services for those with developmental disabilities.  https://hopeservices.orgYour Content Goes Here

  • Hope Technology School: Private school for pre-K through high school students in Palo Alto, California that practices full inclusion of typical and special needs students.

  • Morgan Autism Center: School program and adult program for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities:

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Amazing resources and support for those with mental health challenges and their families.  Highlights: Warmline for support, parent support groups, NAMI Walks. and

  • Opening Doors PTA: Special education PTA dedicated to supporting students with exceptional needs and learning differences.

  • Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults (PARCA): Residential programs, support for independent living, child care, family support and advocacy services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Polaris Therapy: Interactive, self-paced, step-by-step therapeutic exercises to improve child development.

  • Special Advantage: Provides family-focused and strength-based services for children ages 0-5 and their families.

  • Stanbridge Academy: Inclusive K-12 school for students with mild to moderate learning differences and social communication challenges.

  • Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: Recreational, social, educational and support services for families of children with disabilities or special health care needs.

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