These Special Needs Services or Organizations were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers.

These Special Needs Services or Organizations were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here

 Silicon Valley

Gold: Almaden Valley Children’s Therapy Center. Staff at the treatment center assist with emotional regulation, building relationships, and developing the foundational skills necessary to have success. There’s a large emphasis on parent education. San Jose.

Silver: Development is Child’s Play! Cupertino. dicptherapy.comBronze: Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy. San Jose and Santa Clara.


Gold: Parents Place. As a preeminent leader of children’s services in the Bay Area, this division of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services brings together the best minds to advocate on behalf of families and ensure that children and teens have access to the support systems they need to grow into healthy adults. San Mateo.

Silver: Ability Path. Redwood City.

Bronze: Apex PROaupair.



Gold: Kidspace. These occupational therapists help children with developmental and sensory processing issues. San Francisco.

Silver: Support for Families of Children With Disabilities. San Francisco.

Bronze: Apex PROaupair. Online.


East Bay

Gold: Blackhawk Family Development Center. Offers individual and group therapy for children and teens, family and couples therapy and a psychological testing center. Danville.

Silver: Autism Speaks.

Bronze: Regional Center of the East Bay. San Leandro.          



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