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 Avenue, Suite 200, San Jose

408-374–9960
Palo Alto Unified School District

25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto

650-833-4257
Children’s Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326.5530
Developmental Checklist (Newborn - 5 years)

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Children’s Clinical)

200 Channing Avenue, 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 Avenue, #100, San Jose, CA  95126
408-727-5775


ParcaParca’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


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 Road, Palo Alto
650-494-0550

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

Hand in Hand Parenting
555 Waverley Street #25, Palo Alto
650-322-5323

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

Parents Place
200 Channing Avenue, 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 Avenue, Suite 200, San Jose
408-374-9960

Nutrition/Mealtime Power Struggles:

Hand in Hand Parenting
555 Waverley Street #25, Palo Alto
650-322-5323

Parents Place
200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto
650-688-3040

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

Online Resources:

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

First 5 Santa Clara County 

Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County
10 Steps to a healthier you. (for parents & caregivers)

Santa Clara  County Public Health Department.
Re-think your drink

USDA Choose my plate

Healthy Children.org  (American Academy of Pediatrics)

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 Avenue 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 Avenue, 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

Second Harvest Food Bank
408-266-8950

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

WIC Video on “Picky Eater”

Social Emotional Learning:

Parents Place
200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, 
650-688-3040

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

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

Online Resources:

California Department of Education

Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Child Mind Institute

Developmental Search Institute

Social Thinking

Project Cornerstone

The Teaching Pyramid