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Organizations on Learning Disabilities that Offer Support and Referral Services:

bullet California Association of Private Specialized Education and Services (CAPSES)
bullet California Chapter of Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDACA)
bullet California Department of Education, Special Education Division
bullet Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder of Northern California (CHADD)
bullet Easter Seals Bay Area
bullet National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
bullet National Institute for Learning Disabilities (NILD)
bullet Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
bullet Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
bullet Parents Helping Parents
bullet SchwabLearning.org

Private Schools and Agencies in the Bay Area that Offer Special Education Programs:

bullet Alameda County
bullet Contra Costa County
bullet Marin County
bullet Monterey County
bullet Napa County
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San Francisco County

bullet San Mateo County
bullet Santa Clara County
bullet Santa Cruz County
bullet Solano County
bullet Sonoma County

Alameda County

Bayhill High School
521 Boden Way, Oakland
510/268-1500
Grades: 9-11 for the 2007-2008 school year, 9-12 every year after that
Info: Located on Lake Merritt; the only high school for students with
learning disabilities in the San Francisco East Bay specializing in
accommodating conditions including dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing
disorder, non-verbal learning disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, or a host of
other major challenges. Opening in Sept 2007.
Children's Learning Center
1910 Central Avenue, Alameda
510/769-7100
Info: Serves children PK - 12 with emotional disturbance, learning difficulties, mild developmental delays, autism, or language delays
Fred Finch Youth Center
3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland
510/482-2244
Happy Talkers Speech Language Programs
11700 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin
925/829-9555
Info: Speech and language programs for children ages 20 months - approx. 8 years old. Individual therapy sessions, group immersion therapy preschool.
La Cheim School (Oakland)
2708 Ritchie Street, Oakland
925/930-7994
Info: Special education program for students ages 6 -21
Lincoln Child Center
4368 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland
510/531-3111
Info: Serves children with severe emotional disabilities between ages 5 14
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
1950 Addison Street, Suite 109, Berkeley
510/649-7618
Info: Programs for individuals with learning difficulties
Raskob Institute and Day School
3520 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland
510/436-1275
Info: Non-graded full day academic program for learning disabled children
Seneca Center
2275 Arlington Drive, San Leandro
510/317-1437
Info: Day and residential programs for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties
Spectrum Center
6325 Camden Street, Oakland
510/729-6384
Info: Offers programs for students with challenging behaviors and educational needs
Stars High School
2050 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro
510/678-5590
info: Day and residential program that addresses each student's emotional and educational needs
Stellar Academy for Dyslexics
5301 Curtis Street, Fremont
510/687-1490
Info: Elementary school for children with dyslexia
Strong Heritage Academy
6114 La Salle Avenue #512, Oakland
510/531-6318
Info: Special education homeschooling programs
Via Center
2126 6th Street, Berkeley
510/848-1616
Info: Serves developmentally disabled students

Contra Costa County

A Better Chance School (CA Autism Foundation)
4138 Lakeside Drive, Richmond
510/262-1500
Info: Program for students ages 6 - 22 with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems
Barbara Milliff Center
2191 Kirker Pass Road, Concord
510/671-0777
Behavior Analyst, Inc./STARS School
3329 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill
925/210-9378
Info: School in Walnut Creek specializes in students with severe language delays
Crockett Education Center
619 Edwards Street, Crockett
510/787-1880
Info: Program for emotionally disturbed youth ages 6 - 12
La Cheim School (Pleasant Hill)
1700 Oak Park Boulevard, D-1, Pleasant Hill
925/930-7994
Info: Special education program for students ages 6 -21
La Cheim School (Richmond)
2853 Groom Drive, Richmond
510/243-2360
Info: Special education program for students ages 6 -21
Milestones
1620 North Main Street, Suite # 2, Walnut Creek
925/938-1862
Info: Milestones is State Board of Education certified Non-Public Agency that provides in-home treatment programs for children with autism, ages 2-8; also provide on-site social groups
 
New Vistas Christian School
68 Morello Avenue, Martinez
925/370-7767
Info: Specializes in programs for kids with learning difficulties
Orion Academy
350 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga
925/377-0789
Info: High school for students with neurocognitive disabilities
Spectrum Center
1026 Oak Grove Road, Suite 1, Concord (Concord Campus)
510/685-9702
16330 San Pablo Avenue, San Pablo
135 East Leland Avenue, Pittsburg
Info: Offers programs for students with challenging behaviors and educational needs
The Springstone School
1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
925/962-9660
Info: A private, non-profit school serving the Asperger's and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder population from grades 6 - 12.  Emphasis on integrating language pragmatics, Occupational Therapy, into a thematically based curriculum that follows California Standards. The ACCESS Program provides real life experience and the practice and integration of social skills into natural situations within the community.
Tobinworld II
8256 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood
925/516-4245
Info: Non-profit school for children and young adults with behavior problems

 

Marin County

Allaire School
50 El Camino Drive, Corte Madera
415/927-2640
Info: School for students with learning disabilities ages 6 - 15
Full Circle School
5855 State Route One, P.O. Box 69, Bolinas
415/868-1000
Info: Residential treatment and special ed school for young boys age 10 - 17 with severe emotional problems, behavior disorders, and learning disabilities
Redhill Academy
300 Sunny Hills Drive, San Anselmo
415/256-9312
Info: Day and boarding school that serves students with learning issues and mild to moderate emotional issues.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
1099 D Street, Penthouse B, San Rafael
415/721-0781
Info: Programs for individuals with learning difficulties
Marin Academic Center
755 Idylberry Road, Wing #4, San Rafael
415/472-7620
Info: Intense academic and behavioral remediation program for elementary-aged, emotionally disturbed children
Oak Hill School
441 Drake Avenue, Marin City
415/331-7601
Info: Relationship-based, therapeutic education for children ages 6 - 22 with significant developmental challenges, including autism, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Star Academy
921 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo
415/456-8727
Info: Serves students with learning differences between ages 6 18
Timothy Murphy School
1 St. Vincent's Drive, San Rafael
415/499-7616
Info: Serves boys with learning difficulties between ages 7 18

Monterey County

Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside
831/394-3468
Info: Chartwell School's mission is to educate children through grade eight
with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences in a way that
provides them with the learning skills and self-esteem necessary to return
successfully to mainstream education.
The New High School Project
2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside
831/303-8004
Info: The New High School Project is a private, coed nonprofit school for 9th and 10th grade students who may have struggled in a traditional educational setting, despite their obvious talents and potential. Specially-trained educators provide diagnostic language instruction within the context of an innovative, project based, college-preparatory curriculum.

Napa County

Aldea School
4002 Jefferson Street, Napa
707/224-8266
Info: Treatment program for emotionally disturbed and learning handicapped adolescents ages 12-18
Monarch Academy
435 Clark Way, Angwin
707/965-0551
Info: Serves severely emotionally disturbed/learning disabled students ages 7 - 18

San Francisco County

Burt Center
940 Grove Street, San Francisco
415/922-7700
Info: Residential treatment center for severely emotionally disturbed children ages 4-12
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California
1234 Divisadero, San Francisco
415/921-7658
Info: Offers oral/aural special day classes for students ranging in age from 18 months to 8 years of age with hearing loss. Also provides consultation services for PK - 12 students.
Edgewood Center
1801 Vincente Street, San Francisco
415/681-3211
Info: Day and residential treatment center for children 5 -14
Erikson School
130 Church Street, San Francisco
415/252-5707
Info: Serves severely emotionally disturbed/learning handicapped students ages 11 - 22
Hergl School
1570 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
415/474-0191
Info: Highly structured and developmentally based program for children who require intensive and small group treatment in all areas of development
Joshua Marie Cameron Academy
3801 3rd Street, Suite 620, San Francisco (9 - 12 grade)
415/642-1134
100 Whitney Young Circle, San Francisco (4 - 8 grade)
415/824-4107
Info: Serves youth in crisis ages 9 - 21 who have failed in other programs
La Mel's Children Center
1801 Bush Street, San Francisco
415/931-1972
Info: Special education program for students ages 5 -21
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
1600 Union Street, First Floor, San Francisco
415/346-6056
Info: Specialized programs to teach individuals, aged 5-adult, reading, spelling, comprehension and math
Oakes Childrens Center
1348 Tenth Avenue, San Francisco
415/564-2310
info: Program for children with SED
RISE Institute
1760 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
415/641-1878
info: For children with learning and or emotional difficulties
San Francisco Institute for Adolescence
3702 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
415/221-1952
Info: Multidimensional programs and counseling service for adolescents and their parents
Sand Paths Academy
1218 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
415/826-2662
Info: Serves 3rd through 12th grade students with emotional problems and learning difficulties
Simpatico School
100 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco
415/567-8370
Info: Offers program in grades 7 - 12 for girls with emotional problems and learning difficulties
Sterne School
2690 Jackson Street, San Francisco
415/922-6081
Info: Program for students ages 11 - 18 with learning disabilites
The Laurel School
350 9th Avenue, San Francisco
415/752-3567
School Info: Primarily serves students with mild/moderate learning disabilities grades K - 8
Walden House Academy
214 Haight Street, San Francisco
415/554-1480
Info: Non-public school and treatment center providing behavioral health and substance abuse services to adolescents

San Mateo County

Arbor Bay School
1060 Twin Dolphi Drive, Suite 300, Redwood City
650/631-9999 ext. 160
Info: For students in grades K - 8 who benefit from a multi-sensory, experiential approach to learning
Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive, Belmont
650/592-7570
Info: Specializing in education for dyslexic learners grades 1 - 8
Hope Technology School
2303 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame
650/239-0566
Info: An inclusive K - 5 school offering children with special needs opportunity for full inclusion
Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf
3518 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City
650/365-7500
Info: Dedicated to meet the educational and developmental needs of hearing impaired children
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
255 Lytton Avenue, Suite 100, Palo Alto
650/321-1191
Info: Offers reading fluency, spelling, phonemic awareness, oral and written language comprehension,  critical thinking, writing and math programs for ages 3 and up
Russell Bede School
446 Turner Terrace, San Mateo
650/579-4400
Info: Provides full curriculum in very small classes for students in grades 1-6 who have language related learning differences
Stanbridge Academy
515 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo
650/375-5860
Info: Specializes in children with learning differences (K-12)
Stepping Stones Center for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Inc.
3190 Clearview Way, Suite 103, San Mateo
650/357-0571
Info: Designs individualized behavioral, educational, social, speech-language and occupational therapy programs for children ages 2 - 12 diagnosed within the autism spectrum and other related disorders. Offers "Shining Stars" center-based speech and language program for ages 3 - 5.
The Bridge School
545 Eucalyptus Avenue, Hillsborough
650/696-7295
Info: Specializes in serving motor, sensory, and speech impaired students
Wings Learning Center
49 North San Mateo Drive, San Mateo
650/342-8753
Info: A school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Santa Clara County

Achievekids
3860 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
650/494-1200
1212 McGinness Avenue, San Jose
408/928-5777
Info: Serves students with behavioral and emotional problems as well as learning, language, and/or developmental disabilities
Almaden Valley Christian School
6291 Vegas Drive, San Jose
408/997-0290
Info: Homeschool program for children with learning differences
Beacon School
5670 Camden Avenue, San Jose
408/265-8611
Info: Specializes in children with behavioral problems
Childrens Health Council School (Esther B. Clark School)
700 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto
650/322-3065
Info: Serves children between the ages 7 16 with learning, behavioral, or emotional challenges
Creative Learning Center
25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills
650/941-8473
Info: Serves children with Autism spectrum disorder and other similar neurological disorders
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
14320 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga
408/867-1390
Info: Programs for individuals with learning difficulties
Los Altos Christian School
625 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos Hills
650/948-3738
Info: Elementary school with special education program
Morgan Autism Center
2280 Kenwood Avenue, San Jose
408/241-8161
Info: Program for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center
2555 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto
650/322-5910
Info: Tutoring and summer school program
PACE School
572 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale
408/245-3400
Info: Program for children and adult with autism
Pine Hill School
1975 Cambrianna Drive, San Jose
1718 Andover Lane, San Jose
408/371-5881
Info: Special programs for struggling students
Rebekah Children's Services
290 I.O.O.F. Avenue, Gilroy
408/846-2100
Info: Residential program for children ages 5 - 18
Starlight High School
455 Silicon Valley Boulevard, San Jose
408/284-9014
Info: Help adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed
The Reading Clinic
514 Bryant Street, Suite 118, Palo Alto
(650) 325-0245
18820 Cox Avenue, Saratoga
(408) 871-2236
Info: Offers one-to-one instruction in reading, spelling, writing, language comprehension and math using research-based, multi-sensory programs.

Santa Cruz County

The Bay School
8035 Soquel Drive, Aptos
831/689-0835
Info: Serves children with autism ages 6-10
Chartwell School
1490 Imperial Street, Seaside
831/394-3468
Info: Serves children with dyslexia and other learning differences
Listen School
812 Sumner Street, Santa Cruz
408/426-9683
Info: School for adolescents ages 12 -22 with autism and other learning disabilities

Solano County

Aldea Brown Valley School
7158 Brown Valley Road, Vacaville
707/447-9690
Harvest Valley School
2301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairfield
707/422-5973
Info: Behavioral/academic program for emotionally disturbed primary and secondary students
Milestones of Development
132 Terrybrook Lane, Vallejo
707/644-0496
Info: Residential school for the severely handicapped

Sonoma County

Anova Center for Education (ACE School)
3033 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 240, Santa Rosa
707/527-7032
Info: Program for children and teens (ages 5 -18) with Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning autism, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental impairments. Campuses in Santa Rosa and American Canyon.
Family Life Center
3478 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma
707/795-6954
Info: Treatment program for emotionally disturbed youth ages 12-18
Greenacre Homes School
7590 Atkinson Road, Sebastopol
707/829-1366
Info: Program for boys ages 9 - 18 with developmental delays and emotionally disturbances
Hanna Boys Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Somona
707/996-6767
Info: Catholic special ed school for boys with educational difficulties, grades 6 - 10
Journey High School
400 A Morris Street, Sebastopol
707/824-5418
Info: High school adolescents with learning disabilities or emotional disturbance
Lattice Foundation
3273 Airway Drive, Suite A, Santa Rosa
707/571-1234
Info: For children ages 5 - 21 requiring highly structured and intensive educational services
New Horizon School
827 3rd Street, Santa Rosa
707/579-3723
Info: Day school and learning center for dyslexic, learning disabled children
North Valley School
3164 Condo Court, Santa Rosa
707/523-2334
Info: Corrective, therapeutic education program for children age 6 - 18
Plumfield Academy
9360 Occidental Road, Sebastopol
707/824-1414
Info: Residential treatment for emotionally disturbed boys ages 6 to 12.

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