Child Development & Special Needs

Developmental Concerns

Special Needs

San Andreas Regional Center
San Andreas Regional Center  - ages 0-3
Local School District - ages 3-5
6203 San Ignacio Ave., Suite 200, San Jose
(408)-374–9960

Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 833-4257

Children’s Health Council
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
(650) 326-5530

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Children’s Clinical)
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 688-3040

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) - Parents Helping Parents will empower you at every stage of your child’s life from birth through adulthood. 
1400 Parkmoor Ave., #100, San Jose, CA  95126
(408) 727-5775

Parca- Parca’s programs are designed to create a feeling of extended family to help people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible and enjoy all that life has to offer.
800 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA  94010
(650) 312-0730

EasterSeals -- free online ASQ         Developmental Checklist (Newborn - 5 years)

 

 

 

Behavioral Challenges

Abilities United
Services for a diverse group of individuals who have developmental (autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and intellectual disability) and physical disabilities or are at risk of developmental delay.
525 E. Charleston Rd, Palo Alto
(650) 494-0550

Children’s Health Council 
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
(650) 326-5530

Hand in Hand Parenting
555 Waverley St. #25, Palo Alto
(650) 322-5323

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Children’s Clinical)
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto 
(650) 688-3040

Parents Place
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto 
(650) 688-3040

PAUSD - Palo Alto Unified School District

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
1400 Parkmoor Ave., #100, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 727-5775

County of Santa Clara Inclusion Warm Line
Inclusion Support Warm Line offers free support, information and referrals for including children with special needs or disabilities in your community

San Andreas Regional Center
San Andreas Regional Center – ages 0-3
Local School District – ages 3-5
6203 San Ignacio Ave., Suite 200, San Jose
(408) 374-9960

Nutrition/Mealtime Power Struggles

Resources for Financially Challenged Families

LifeMoves Opportunity Center - LifeMoves is a part of the County’s Emergency Assistance Network which provides a variety of services to prevent homelessness and act as a safety net for residents facing eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger.
33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 853-8672
Eligible Zip Codes include 94301, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306

County of Santa Clara – CalWorks Resource Guide
This guide contains a diverse array of information for financially challenged families and well as resources on health care, transportation, domestic violence, food and nutrition programs, education and child care programs.

Food Insecurity: Food Pantries, CalFresh, WIC

Downtown Food Closet 
All Saints Episcopal Church
425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10am - 2:30pm, Thursday, 10am - 6pm
(650) 325-3663

County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency Food Assistance 
Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Food Assistance
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) - a  special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

South Palo Alto Food Closet
Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Dr., Room 9, Palo Alto, 
For questions contact:  janieb23@gmail.com

 Second Harvest Food Bank              WIC Video on “Picky Eater