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211 Bay Area

211 Bay Area is a free and confidential service available 24/7 that can help you connect with service providers, health…

AASCEND

AASCEND (Autism, Aspergers Spectrum Coalition for Education, Networking and Development) is focused on the needs of adults on the spectrum.…

AASCEND Job Club

The Job Club is an AASCEND employment initiative created for people who want to prepare for a job search and…

Ability Path

Ability Path, Palo Alto, https://abilitypath.org Provides a variety of programs for kids and adults with disabilities, including aquatic therapy, education and…

AchieveKids

A school serving kids and young adults with emotional and/or developmental disabilities. Programs include mental health support, speech therapy and…

Achieving Independence – Educational Videos from the Dale Law Firm

Offers an archive of free webinar videos to educate and support persons with disabilities, their families and the professionals supporting…

ACHILLES International – San Francisco Chapter

Achilles International empowers people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal…

Addison Penzak JCC: Special Needs Programs

Addison Penzak JCC: Special Needs Programs, Los Gatos, ​apjcc.org/preschool-youth/youth/special-needs Provides programs for kids and teens with special needs to have fun, make…

Alta California Regional Center

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) is a private, non-profit corporation working under contract with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services, to…

Angels on Stage

Angels On Stage, San Jose, www.angelsonstage.org Children and teens with disabilities interact, grow, and have fun through musical theater. Participants sing, dance,…

Anova

Anova, Marin County, www.anovaeducation.org Anova is a non-profit organization serving children with autism and related social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  In…

Arizona State University Autism/Asperger’s Research Program

Our research group is dedicated to finding the causes of autism, how to prevent autism, and how to best help…

Ascendigo

Offers a fun, rewarding, and challenging day and overnight sports program allowing kids and adults with autism to progress in active…

Aspen Network

Comprehensive programs for teens and young adults with Asperger’s/HFA, including residential camp and living support. Located in Orinda.   Aspen…

Autism Center of Northern California

Autism Center of Northern California, www.acnc.org ​ACNC supports families learning to live with their child’s autism from diagnosis to adulthood.…

Autism Families Bay Area

Autism Families focuses on organizing recreational, arts and cultural events for autism/dd families in the Bay Area. Frequent (free) activities…

Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM)

AFIRM offers free online modules to guide application of evidence-based practices with learners from birth to 22 years old. They…

Autism Health Insurance Project

Helps families, providers and others secure health insurance and other coverage for autism related interventions such as direct assistance and advocacy for…

Autism Navigator

Autism Navigator is aimed to early intervention providers, educators, and families. Current research has been utilized in creative an interactive…

Autism Society California

Connecting Californians with autism resources. The Connection is you. We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the…

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area-wide, www.sfautismsociety.org An all-volunteer, grass-roots organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals working for…

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area – Video Library

Fifty one videos and counting on autism-related issues including: health insurance, medical cannabis, regional centers, needs planning, meaningful work, housing,…

Autism Source

Autism Source, created by the Autism Society national organization, provides a comprehensive database of autism resources. The organization also provides…

Autism Speaks

This national organization provides an Autism Response Team (ART). Its members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources,…

Autism Tree Project Foundation

Our mission is C.A.R.E.S: Community – provide a sense of community for individuals living with autism and their families through…

Autistry Studios

Autistry Studios, Marin County, www.autistry.com Builds independence in teens and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences through pre-vocational workshops, a Model…

B.O.K. Ranch

B.O.K. Ranch offers lessons year-round at The Horse Park at Woodside – a 270-acre, premier equestrian facility. B.O.K. Ranch is…

Bay Area Christian Church – Exceptional Children’s Ministry (E-Ministry)

Various locations throughout the Bay Area Website: https://bacc.cc/ministries/special-needs/ Meeting Times: Meetings times and days vary. Connect to the group through their…

Bay Area Friendship Circle

Offers children with special needs social and recreational activities year round. Children ages 4 to 20 are paired with a…

Berkeley Parents Network

​East Bay ​Website: https://www.berkeleyparentsnetwork.org/advice/autism-spectrum Berkeley Parents Network website contains recommendations and advice contributed by Berkeley Parents Network members as well as…

Best Buddies

Best Buddies, San Francisco, www.bestbuddies.org Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation…

Big Wave Project

San Mateo – A project that is in the process of creating residences, jobs, office space, an organic farm, and…

California Autism Foundation

California Autism Foundation, East Bay, www.calautism.org Provides services in education, employment, and housing for children and adults with autism. They also provide…

Camp Alsing

A MAINE SUMMER CAMP WHERE YOU CAN BE YOU Camp Alsing, is a premier co-ed residential summer camp in Maine…

Camp Arroyo

The camps accommodate up to 45 developmentally delayed youth, age 6 – 22. The ratio of children to counselors is…

Camp Hill

Soquel, Santa Cruz – The mission of Camphill Communities California is to provide a nurturing and dynamic residential community where…

Camping Unlimited and Camp Krem

Camping Unlimited and Camp Krem, Boulder Creek, www.campingunlimited.org Enriches lives of people with developmental disabilities through summer camps, outdoor experiences and…

Center for Children and Youth – JFCS

World-class services for families. A vision for a better future. From everyday challenges to complex mental health issues, the Center…

Central Valley Regional Center

Central Valley Regional Center’s mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities, and children at risk, to reach their goals.…

Clearwater Ranch Community

Sonoma – Clearwater Ranch Community Cloverdale We are families of individuals with developmental disabilities who banded together to develop an integrated community.…

College Internship Program (CIP)

College Internship Program (CIP) Website: https://cipworldwide.org Based in Berkeley, CIP helps young adults with learning differences succeed in college, employment, and independent…

College Living Experience

College Living Experience Monterey A program for students with ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, or nonverbal learning disorder to acquire independent…

College of Adaptive Arts

College of Adaptive Arts, San Jose, www.collegeofadaptivearts.org A multidisciplinary school where adults and children with disabilities can take classes of their…

Creative Learning Center

Creative Learning Center, Los Altos, www.clcsped.com A school for children with autism and similar neurological disorders, also offering summer camps, social…

Creekside School

Creekside School, San Jose, www.creeksideschool.org A school for students with autism and similar disorders, providing individualized education while remaining devoted to…

De Colores Arts

De Colores Arts, decoloresarts.org Promotes the artistic talents of young adults with autism and other abilities. The kickoff performances with…

Disability Rights California OCRA

The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. OCRA provides free legal information, advice, and representation…

E-Sports

Not a camp, but E-Sports is an umbrella organization for several Bay Area community service programs: E-Soccer, E-Karate, and E-Hoops.…

Early Support Program for Autism (ESPA)

​A joint program between Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council to provide supportive services at no cost to families…

Easter Seals and Camp Harmon

Easter Seals and Camp Harmon, Boulder Creek, www.easterseals.com Provides programs for people with autism and other disabilities. Camp Harmon is an…

Evolibri

EvoLibri Consulting provides a wide variety of services, including support groups, geared primarily to those young adults who are neurodiverse…

First 5 San Francisco

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities The purpose of Support for Families is to ensure that families of children…

Foothil College (Disability Resource Center)

Foothill College (Disability Resource Center) Los Altos Offers some special education classes and a variety of supports. Has entry requirements in…

Friends of Children with Special Needs

Fremont & San Jose — www.fcsn1996.org Provides programs for children and adults with disabilities to aid them in their development…

Gary Shupin Indepenent Living Community

San Francisco The Gary Shupin Independent Living Community provides a warm environment and the personalized support that enables young adults…

Golden Gate Regional Center

Serving Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. GGRC serves residents of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties who…

Golden Heart Ranch

Agora Hills, Los Angeles County – Golden Heart Ranch is a 22-acre property in Agoura Hills, California. The Ranch is…

Greater Opportunities

Greater Opportunities, Santa Clara County. www.GreaterOpportunities.org Provides Supported Living Services and Independent Living Skills training in consumer homes; Residential Semi-Independent…

Hope Services

Hope Services, Mountain View, San Jose, and other locations, www.hopeservices.org Provides services to children, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs range from…

Housing Choices Coalition

The single largest component of our work is helping individuals with developmental and other disabilities find housing that suits their…

Independent Living Program

The individual can enroll in a college and receive assistance with his studies. Programs include support at Cal Berkeley, and…

Jeena

Jeena, Milpitas, Jeena.org Focusing on families from South Asia, Jeena is a volunteer-based organization that aims to provide support services and information…

Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Strengthening individuals. Strengthening families. Strengthening community. That’s what Jewish Family and Children’s Services is all about. As the problem-solving center for…

Kainos

Redwood City, San Mateo – The mission of Kainos programs and services is to provide a wide variety of residential, vocational and related…

Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program

Kaiser’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Centers provide in-depth developmental screening and assessment and clinical consultation by a multidisciplinary team. There are…

Lanterman Housing Alliance

Who We Are The Lanterman Housing Alliance is a statewide organization that serves as a catalyst for the creation of…

Life Services Alternatives

Life Services Alternatives, Santa Clara County, www.lsahomes.org Provides residential care and exceptional community living experiences and programs for adults with…

Marin Autism Collaborative

A support group that meets monthly to allow parents, grandparents, and guardians with children on the autism spectrum to meet…

Matrix Parents

Matrix Parents, Marin, www.matrixparents.org Provides training, support groups, and resources for parents and families of children with disabilities. Parents become advocates while…

Meristem

MERISTEM places an emphasis on cultivating social and emotional capabilities through practical skills, work on the land, and the arts.…

mochaa – Mothers of Children with Autism and Aspergers

Mochaa—Mothers of Children with Autism and Aspergers, Santa Clara, www.mochaa.org Offers support groups and social opportunities for mothers (and fathers) of children with…

Monkey Tail Ranch

Monkey Tail Ranch, Hollister, www.monkeytailranch.org Places specifically trained service dogs with children and adults with autism. Recreational horse therapy is also available…

Monterey Bay Horsemanship & Therapeutic Center

Monterey Bay Horsemanship & Therapeutic Center, La Selva Beach, www.gombhtc.org A fully inclusive Equestrian Center where lives are transformed, providing activities for…

Morgan Autism Center

Morgan Autism Center, San Jose, www.morgancenter.org Provides a school for children with autism who need 1:1 attention, as well as an adult…

Moving Forward towards Independence

Moving Forward towards Independence A residential community in Napa In 1998, a group of parents came together, concerned with the…

Neurodiversity Pathways

Neurodiversity Pathways is a Goodwill of Silicon Valley program for underemployed or unemployed neurodiverse adults who hold or are working…

North Bay Regional Center

Serving Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties. North Bay Regional Center provides advocacy, services, support, and care coordination to children and…

Oak Hill School

Oak Hill School, San Anselmo, www.theoakhillschool.org A school for children and young adults with autism and other disabilities. Studentsʼ curriculum…

Open Mind School

Open Mind School www.openmindschool.org A nonprofit 501(C) 3 inclusive school with small classrooms, adapted curriculum, innovative technology, and a BIG…

Options for all Film & Media Studios

Options For All is a non-profit vocational school right in the heart of the Silicon Valley serving the adult disabled…

Pacific Autism Center for Education – PACE

Provides programs, schooling, and early intervention for children with autism, geared primarily toward non-verbal students and those with challenging behaviors.…

Palo Alto Unified School District, Work Experience

Palo AltoWork experience combines classroom instruction with paid, part-time student employment. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week and meet with…

Parca – Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults

Parca, San Francisco Peninsula, www.parca.org Parca provides quality care, support and advocacy services to adults and children with Autism and…

Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents supports parents and families of children with many forms of disability with trainings, seminars, resources, a library,…

Peppermint Ridge

Riverside County – ​Peppermint Ridge Corona Peppermint Ridge was founded in 1959, and today serves almost 100 residents in 11 homes…

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center, SF www.prrcsf.org Afterschool program serving kids in SFUSD and summer camps serving kids from throughout…

Porchlight Autism Education Series

​Porchlight’s mission is to help families affected by developmental disabilities through short, simple, and understandable learning modules. Their strategies are…

Profectum

Based on the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship model (DIR model) to advance development of all those with autism and special…

rams – Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.

RAMS, Inc. is a non-profit mental health organization that is committed to advocating for and providing community-based, culturally competent, and…

Raymond A. Ramos DDS & Associates

Local Legacy of Healthy Smiles Our practice was founded in 1974 by Dr. Martin “Marty” Steigner, right here in Petaluma!…

REC Inc – Recreation, Education and Community

REC stands for Recreation, Education, and Community. REC provides low-cost recreation programs and opportunities primarily for adults with developmental disabilities. Visit…

Regional Center of the East Bay

Serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties. At the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), we envision a future where…

Relias Learning

Relias offers online learning programs of high quality and standards. Using free videos, or paid webinars, ebooks, and courses, their…

Rethink

Rethink uses evidence-based treatment solutions directed toward educators, clinicians, and parents. Using sequences of 7-10 minute training modules, viewers can…

San Andreas Regional Center

Serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties. From the About Us page: Who We Are San Andreas…

Santa Clara County Superior Court – Limited Conservatorship Workshop

The Santa Clara County Family Justice Center Courthouse offers a free, practical workshop on how to set up a limited…

September 26th Project

The annual emergency preparedness checkup for autism and special needs families. The September 26th Project

Shared Adventures

Our goal is to offer opportunities for social and recreational interaction for disabled people, and thereby encourage: Personal growth, development,…

Shire House

Shire House, San Jose, www.shirehouseinc.org A residence for young adults with Aspergerʼs. Residents are not only given a place to live, but…

Shupin Social Club – JFCS

The Shupin Social Club is a group of young adults with and without disabilities that come together three times a…

Sikka Dental

Special Needs Dentistry in San Jose, CA Each patient has his or her own set of special needs, but some…

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is a nonprofit, non-residential organization that provides free services to all persons with disabilities…

Silicon Valley Moms with Special Needs Kids

This group is for all moms and families with children of differing abilities. We socialize, network and above all support…

SPARK: Simons Powering Autism Research

About the Study: Stanford University invites the entire autism community to join SPARK, a research study sponsored by Simons Foundation…

Special Education PTA Redwood City (SEPTAR) Parent Support Group

Website: http://septaror.dot5hosting.com SEPTAR provides information, support, and opportunities for families and educators to meet and share their experiences and wisdom. SEPTAR…

Special Haven

Special Haven, Antioch, www.specialhaven.org Special Haven is providing a multi-sensory environment for the benefit and development of children and adults with Special…

SPIN (Special Parents Information Network) – Parent Support Group

SPIN Families confront enormous challenges in raising a child with special needs. They must navigate through multiple and highly complex…

Square Peg Ranch

Square Peg Ranch, Half Moon Bay, www.squarepegfoundation.org A ranch where children of all backgrounds can learn life lessons and gain confidence by…

Stanbridge Academy

Stanbridge Academy, San Mateo, stanbridgeacademy.org Stanbridge Academy provides education programs for young adults with high functioning autism and/or learning and…

Stanford Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic

The Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic is a specialty clinic providing evidence-based treatment to adult patients with neurodevelopmental conditions. The philosophy of…

Stanford Autism Center

Provides behavioral consultation, treatment, and counseling for children with autism and other developmental disorders. Stanford also offers half-day conferences educating…

Stanford Clinical Trials

Vasopressin Trial at Stanford Examines effectiveness of vasopressin, a neuropeptide, in treating children with ASD. Eligible:  ASD 6 to 17…

Sunflower Hill

Alameda, East Bay — www.sunflowerhill.org An organization that is developing a residential living model for adults with disabilities in the East…

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church – Support Group

Parent Support Group for Neurodiverse Families Parents from the community are invited to join us for a relaxing coffee break…

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, San Francisco, www.supportforfamilies.org Provides resources, support groups, mentor programs, and events for families of children…

Sweetwater Spectrum

Sonoma & Alameda — www.sweetwaterspectrum.org Has created a pilot residential model for adults with autism. They hope that this model will…

Taft College, Transition to Independent Living Program

The Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) is a post-secondary educational experience for adults having developmental/intellectual disabilities. The program provides…

Taylor Family Foundation

Taylor Family Foundation, Livermore, www.ttff.org Provides stays at Camp Arroyo to children with chronic medical issues, developmental disabilities, or those that…

The Arc – San Francisco

The Arc, San Francisco, www.thearcsf.org Supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can live more independently and engage in the…

The Bay School

The Bay School, Santa Cruz, www.thebayschool.org A school using applied behavior analysis treatment and research to improve the lives of children with…

The Burkard School

The Burkard School Located in San Mateo, The Burkard School is a small independent K-8 school for bright children who need…

The Helix School

The Helix School nurtures the capabilities of children with autism and autism-like developmental challenges in a dynamic, relationship-based, interdisciplinary educational…

Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri offers 5 free online training modules covering…

Transitions Program at Stanbridge

Stanbridge Academy in San Mateo has expanded their education program to include a 1-2 year Postsecondary Transitions Program for young adults with high functioning…

Tri-State On Demand Webinars (Colorado Dept. of Education)

The Colorado Department of Education, Kansas TASN Autism and Tertiary Behaviors Supports Group, and the Nebraska Autism Supports Network have…

UC Davis MIND Institute

​Provides evidence-based assessments and treatments for both children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions. The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities…

UCSF STAR Center for ASD & NDDs

Offers state-of-the-art, evidence-based, comprehensive assessment, treatment, and support for people with ASD, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. The…

Valley Church – Sparrows – Disability Ministry

SPARROWS – Disability Ministry Sparrows exists to provide an opportunity for teens and adults with special needs to learn God’s…

Valley Mountain Regional Center

The mission of Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC) is to support people with developmental disabilities as they enrich their lives…

Via Services & Via West

Via Services and Via West, Santa Clara and Cupertino area, www.viaservices.org Via Services offers weekend and weeklong respite programs to provide…

WarmLine Family Resource Center

WarmLine was founded by and is staffed by parents who share the common experience of parenting a child with developmental…

Wings Learning Center

Wings Learning Center, Redwood City, www.wingslearningcenter.org A school for children with autism where they can learn in small groups with…

Please note this is a partial list of resources and does not purport to include all organizations serving people with autism. Inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. Organizations are listed at the discretion of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area. The information is gathered primarily from public sources and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To suggest additions, please email [email protected].