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.
Autism Center of Northern California
Provides assessments, parent training, school and behavior consultation and complex consultation clinic.
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder was formed in 2016 from two merged organizations SPD Foundation and STAR Center. STAR Institute for SPD provides premier treatment, education, and research for children, adolescents, and adults with SPD.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAAD)
Family Resource Navigators: 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.
5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Drop-in Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30am-2pm, Friday 9:30am-12pm
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.
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.
Writing support (for children and adults with learning differences)
Erika Clowes, Ph.D.
Behavioral Management Support:
BIA: Behavioral Intervention for Autism
2354 Powell Street, Suite A, Emeryville, CA 94608
Juvo Autism & Behavioral Health Services (ABA): https://www.juvobh.com/
Evaluation and Assessment:
The M.I.N.D. Institute
Stanford: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Groups:
4400 Keller Avenue, Oakland, California 94605
3756 Grand Avenue, Suite 401, Oakland, CA 94610
3645 Grand Ave. Ste. 304, Oakland, CA 94610
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.
STAR Academy: comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences in grades 1-12.
Raskob Learning Institute: comprehensive academic program that serves bright students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, grades 2-8.
Stearne School: committed to educating students with learning differences, focuses on academic and social development.
The Club House Summer Camp
BIA'sS Summer Clubhouse Camp 2015
Information on Special Education
CASE, Community Alliance for Special Education
Council of Parents, Advocates, & Attorneys
Special Ed Advocacy
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.
Understood: Complication of non-profits that support parents with children with learning and attention issues.
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")
Impact ADHD: coaching for parenting to help ADD/ADHD children manage emotions and resolve conflicts productively.
Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner
Leah Kuypers and The Zones of Regulation®