SELPA 1CAC (our local SELPA)
SELPA1CAC is a group of people dedicated to raising awareness and education on special needs issues. SELPA1CAC is made up of four school districts: Los Altos, Mountain View-Whisman, Mountain view-Los Altos High, and Palo Alto Unified.
California PTA, an organization for parents and teachers has published a back to school leaflet: Easing Transition: Tips for Parents of Students with Special Needs. With some tips on going back to school after the holidays.
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
PHP is a parent directed non-profit organisation that supports families with special needs children.
Children’s Health Council
A diagnostic and treatment center for children and adolescents facing developmental and behavioral challenges.
Friends with Children of Special Needs
Friends of Children with Special Needs, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 1996 by ten Chinese-American families to support each other, share ideas, offer a hand for the newly diagnosed, and to educate the community about people with special needs. The ten families’ mission, which becomes FCSN’s mission today, is to build a community of love, hope, and respect for the special need population
Morrissey-Compton Education Center
Diagnosis and Treatment of Learning Disabilities.
Stanford Autism Center, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
The Stanford Autism Center diagnoses and treats children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s), and studies these conditions.
Santa Clara County Office of Education
The Santa Clara County Office of Education provides administrative, business and technical support; instructional services for educators and administrators; and student programs, which include Special Education, Alternative Schools, Migrant Education, Environmental Education and Head Start.
Santa Clara County Resources for Teens
List from Palo Alto Medical Foundation Health Care with Teen resources in Santa Clara County.
Early intervention, Milestones Preschool, After-school socialization, respite.
Parents Education Network (PEN)
Parent education and support for parents of children with learning disabilities. PEN events.
They also have a Student Advisors for Education (SAFE) student (13-19 year) community that strives to educate, mentor, and support students, parents and teachers regarding the challenges and strengths of students with learning and attention differences. This unique group of teens is passionate about learning differently, pursuing their fullest potential and spreading awareness of their capacity for academic and life success. Resource Guide PEN San Francisco.
EvoLibri Consulting provides a wide variety of services, geared primarily to those individuals who are neurodiverse — with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Learning Differences, and Mood Disorders — whose challenges are often not severe enough to warrant state or federally-funded services, but which nevertheless cause the client great difficulty in life. They also run social groups for teens and tweens.
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