Best Bay Area Special Needs Services and Support

These Special Needs Services or Organizations were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Parents Helping Parents. This nonprofit helps families with children and adults with special needs navigate and get the most out of special education and related services. 1400 Parkmoor Ave., # 100, San Jose. 408-727-5775.

Silver: Development is Child’s Play! 10011 N. Foothill Blvd., #109, Cupertino. 408-865-1365.

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

SF and Marin

Gold: Kidspace. A multi-disciplinary pediatric therapy clinic with a comprehensive range of services for infants, children and teens. 3401 Mission St., San Francisco. 415-695-1400.

Gold: Support for Families of Children With Disabilities. Free education, information and parent-to-parent support for families with children with disabilities or special health care needs. 1663 Mission St., #700, San Francisco. 415-920-5040.

Silver: Kalmanovitz Child Development Center at California Pacific Medical Center. 1625 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-600-6200.

Bronze: Golden Gate Regional Center. 1355 Market St., #220, San Francisco. 415-546-9222.


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: Children’s Health Council. Multiple locations.

Bronze: E-Soccer. Boothbay Park, Boothbay Avenue and Edgewater Boulevard, Foster City. 650-561-7049.

Bronze: Kainos Home & Training Center. 3631 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City. 650-363-2423.

East Bay

Gold: Communication Works. This speech-language pathology company partners with schools, families and individuals to offer speech, language and social therapy services. 950 Risa Road, Lafayette. 925-298-5576.

Silver: Friends of Children With Special Needs. 2300 Peralta Blvd., Fremont. 510-739-6900.

Bronze: Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. 101-J Town and Country Drive, Danville. 925-362-8660.

Bronze: School of Imagination. 9801 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. 925-829-9555.

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