Best Special Needs Services and Support in the Bay Area

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These Special Needs service providers were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Development Is Child’s Play! This pediatric occupational therapy clinic helps individuals with developmental, sensory or coordination difficulties. 10011 N. Foothill Blvd., #109, Cupertino. 408-865-1365.

Silver: Almaden Valley Children’s Therapy Center. 6501 Crown Blvd., #100A, San Jose. 408-601-0993.

Bronze: Hope Technology School. 2525 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. 650-565-8391.

SF and Marin

Gold: Kalmonovitz Child Development Center. This center provides comprehensive developmental assessment and treatment programs for infants, preschoolers, school-age children and families. Multiple locations.

Silver: Kidspace. 3401 Mission St., San Francisco. 415-695-1400.

Bronze:  The Literacy and Language Center. 1312 18th Ave., San Francisco. 415-242-1205.


Gold: Parents Place. Run by Jewish Family & Children’s Services, this organization offers specialized services in speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, child counseling and more. 2001 Winward Way, #200, San Mateo. 650-931-1840.

Silver: Gatepath. 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, #123, Redwood City. 650-259-8500.

Bronze: Developmental Pathway for Kids. 452 Grand St., Redwood City. 650-366-0486.

East Bay

Gold: Goals for Autism. Provides comprehensive services to people with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other related developmental issues. 1 Crow Canyon Court, #100, San Ramon; 181 Sand Creek Road, #C-1, Brentwood. 888-531-8385.

Silver: Autism Speaks. 888-288-4762.

Silver: Easter Seals Bay Area. 2820 Shadelands Drive, building 5/#200, Walnut Creek. 925-266-8400.

Bronze: Communication Works. 950 Risa Road, Lafayette. 925-298-5576.


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