Best Special Needs Services and Support in the Bay Area

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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