Piedmonters for Resources, Advocacy & Information in Special Education.

Parent Resources

Please click here for the PRAISE Special Education Parent Handbook.

Who to Call First - guide that directs you to the appropriate person to contact when you have a question or concern about your child in school. Good for kids in Special and General Education.

Family Resource Network: supports and encourages the positive development of families of children 0-5 with medical, developmental or social-emotional concerns as well as individuals 0-21 with special health care needs.
http://www.frnoakland.org/
5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Drop-in Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30am-2pm, Friday 9:30am-12pm
(510) 547-7322

Support Groups
http://www.frnoakland.org/content/support-groups

Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB): private, non-profit corporation providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services.
http://www.rceb.org/

North Region Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA): multi-district SELPA located in northern Alameda County which includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emery and Piedmont Unified School Districts. The SELPA is responsible for ensuring that every child residing within these five districts who is eligible for special education receives appropriate services.
http://www.northregionselpa.org/

Writing support (for children and adults with learning differences)
Erika Clowes, Ph.D.
510-919-8624
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www.erikaclowes.com

Behavioral Management Support:
BIA: Behavioral Intervention for Autism
http://www.bia4autism.org/home.htm

2354 Powell Street, Suite A, Emeryville, CA 94608
510-652-7445

Evaluation and Assessment:
The M.I.N.D. Institute
www.mindinstitute.org

Stanford: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/autism

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Groups:
Communication Works
http://www.cwtherapy.com/
4400 Keller Avenue, Oakland, California 94605
510-639-2929

Think Social
http://www.thinksocialeastbay.net/
3756 Grand Avenue, Suite 401, Oakland, CA 94610
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510-444-8732

Speech, Inc.
http://www.speechinc.com/
3645 Grand Ave. Ste. 304, Oakland, CA 94610
510-835-2757

Schools in the Bay Area for children with learning differences
Charles Armstrong School: serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
http://www.charlesarmstrong.org/

STAR Academy: comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences in grades 1-12.
http://www.staracademy.org/

Raskob Learning Institute: comprehensive academic program that serves bright students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, grades 2-8.
http://www.raskobinstitute.org/

Stearne School: committed to educating students with learning differences, focuses on academic and social development.
http://www.sterneschool.org/

Summer Programs:
The Club House Summer Camp
BIA'sS Summer Clubhouse Camp 2015
http://www.bia4autism.org/clubhouseCamp.htm

Educational Consultants:
Theresa Lozac'h
www.theresalozach.com
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510-332-6231

Legal Resources
IDEA Information
http://idea.ed.gov/

California Special Ed Law
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
www.dredf.org

Information on Special Education
www.wrightslaw.com

CASE, Community Alliance for Special Education
www.caseadvocacy.org

Council of Parents, Advocates, & Attorneys
www.copaa.net

Special Ed Advocacy
www.specialed.about.com

ADHD-related resources
Parents Education Network: a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.
http://parentseducationnetwork.org/

Understood: Complication of non-profits that support parents with children with learning and attention issues.
https://www.understood.org/en

Sanford Newmark @ the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (recommended by a parent - "for folks who want an MD with a more wholistic perspective on ADHD and treatment including meds")
http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/patient-care/our-practitioners/sanford-newmark-md/

Impact ADHD: coaching for parenting to help ADD/ADHD children manage emotions and resolve conflicts productively.
http://impactadhd.com/

Other Resources:
Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner
www.socialthinking.com

Leah Kuypers and The Zones of Regulation®
www.zonesofregulation.com

 

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