Best Bay Area Special Needs Services and Support

These Special Needs Services or Organizations were voted the Bay Area’s 2021 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

 

 

San Francisco & Marin

 

Gold: Apex PROaupair. Provides professionals experienced with pediatric nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, special needs education and more. 844-787-6566. proaupair.com.

Silver: Kidspace. 3401 Mission St., San Francisco. 415-695-1400. facebook.com/Kidspace-Therapy-136648999689725.

Bronze: Support for Families of Children With Disabilities. 1663 Mission St., #700, San Francisco. 415-920-5040. supportforfamilies.org.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Development is Child’s Play! Specializes in pediatric occupational therapy and sensory integration, primarily for children ages 2-12. 10011 N. Foothill Blvd., #109, Cupertino. 408-865-1365. developmentischildsplay.com.

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

Bronze: Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy. 2262 N. First St., San Jose. 275 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara. 408-337-2727. jldtherapy.com.

East Bay

Gold: Blackhawk Family Development Center. Offers therapies for children, adults, couples and families, as well as classes on emotional and behavioral challenges for different age groups. 3860 Blackhawk Road, #140, Danville. 925-984-2326. blackhawkfamily.com.

Silver: Autism Speaks. 888-288-4762. autismspeaks.org.

Bronze: Autism Spectrum Therapies. 6601 Owens Drive, #270, Pleasanton. 866-727-8274. autismtherapies.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Apex PROaupair. Specializes in professional live-in childcare with caregivers who have experience with pediatric nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and special needs education. 844-787-6566. proaupair.com.

Gold: Children’s Health Council. Specializes in working with families living with ADHD, learning differences, anxiety, depression and autism. 1848 Bay Road, E. Palo Alto. 650-326-5530. chconline.org.

Silver: Parents Place. 2001 Winward Way, #200, San Mateo. 650-931-1840. parentsplaceonline.org.

Bronze: Ability Path. 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, #123, Redwood City. 650-259-8500. abilitypath.org.