Special Needs Childcare and Respite Services

The website care.com can help you locate a babysitter or caregiver in your area who has experience caring for kids with medical conditions and developmental delays. care.com.


Summer camps are offered throughout the Bay Area and across the country providing children who have diabetes, autism and other special needs with the opportunity to enjoy a safe, therapeutic camp experience. For a listing of camps, visit wmoore.net/therapy.html#WE.


San Francisco/Peninsula

The Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County can help families with special-needs children find childcare. 330 Twin Dolphin Dr., #119, Redwood City. 650-517-1460. sanmateo4cs.org.


East Bay

The Child Care Coordinating Council of Alameda County offers free childcare referrals and tips on choosing caregivers. 22351 City Center Dr., #200, Hayward. 8105 Edgewater Dr., #270, Oakland. 39155 Liberty St.,
Fremont. 510-582-2182. 4c-alameda.org.


George Mark House lets parents take a break from the demands of caregiving and leave their special-needs children with trained medical personnel who offer palliative care. 2121 George Mark Lane, San Leandro. 510-346-4624. georgemark.org.


Silicon Valley

The City of Palo Alto offers day camp for special-needs kids ages 5 to 13 featuring arts, crafts, nature and other traditional camp fare. 250 Hamilton Ave. 650-463-4910. city.palo-alto.ca.us/community-services.


The Organization of Special Needs Families offers respite care, after-school and weekend activities, a social group and summer day camp for special-needs children. 10823 Willowbrook Way, Cupertino. 408-996-0850. osfamilies.org.


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