Melanie Callen, M.Ed
Barbara Kalmanson, Ph.D.
Francisco Rocco, Phd
Jazmin Elek, OTR/L
Elaine Westlake, DPT
Jennifer Katz, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Kimberly Christensen SLP
Liesl Wenzke Hartmann, MA, CCC/SLP
Board Certified Specialist-Child Language (BCS-CL)
Robin Hauge, MS, CCC-SLP, NBCT
Autism Center for Northern California is a community of professionals experienced in autism diagnosis, treatment, and education.
Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play is an independent collective focused on Integrated Play Groups® model training, research and global outreach efforts to establish peer socialization programs worldwide.
Children’s Council connects families to child care that meets their needs and works with parents, providers, and community partners to make quality child care and early education a reality for all children in San Francisco.
Early Support Program for Autism - Stanford A joint program between Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council to provide supportive services at no cost to families after diagnosis
Golden Gate Regional Center provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders promotes the DIR - Floortime model, that is an influential paradigm for understanding child development and providing support and intervention that helps children reach their fullest potential.
Jumpstart is an innovative one-week intensive program where parents and their children are coached 1:1. Parents learn how to help their child overcome behavior that stands in the way of learning, and how to promote expected development.
Oak Hill School is a model public-private partnership in the field of autism and related developmental differences. Students aged 5-22 come from school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to their beautiful setting in the hills of Marin County where they offer a comprehensive and individualized academic program integrated with speech, psychological and occupational therapies.
Parents Helping Parents' mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care.
Profectum built upon the DIR - Floortime model & created the Foundational Capacities for Development (FCD™) model to provide a framework to help parents and practitioners integrate different approaches to help individuals with special needs address barriers at various stages of development across the lifespan.
Covid-19 PSA Videos
Create (Not Isolate) is a video that addresses the importance of spending time being creative during “Shelter-in-Place”, instead of being glued to technological devices.
Hard Feelings, Soft Bubbles is a video addressing common concerns and emotions during these uncertain times, and the importance of doing things that make us happy.
That's Amore Join Cosmo and Dr. Rocco as they connect with their friends through singing a song about “love”.
Miss My Friends Join Cosmo and Dr. Rocco as they figure out how to pass time while bored during “Shelter-in-Place”.
For More Videos…
Visit Dr.Rocco’s Peer Play channel to view the latest videos which provide PSA during “Shelter-in-Place”.
Ready Set GO, Therapy is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic which offers exceptional service, including evaluation and intervention, by skilled and caring therapists in our spacious gym in Sausalito.
Support For Families provides and maintains up-to-date information and resources to assist families to make informed choices for their children, and educates professionals and the community-at-large to promote inclusion and understanding of those with special needs.
The Bay Area Friendship Circle provides friendship and support for children and teens with special needs.
Treehouse Tribe is a peer social group and school curriculum program, providing certification to schools that participate in educating their neuro-typical population on building and maintaining friendships with students that are different from them.
UCSF Multi-Disciplinary Assessment Center is at San Francisco General Hospital provides family-centered assessment services, diagnosis, service linkage, short-term intervention and case management to children and families needing neurological, psychological and medical assessment.
UCSF Star Center is a Service, Training, Advocacy & Research Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Wellspring Educational Services is a community of parents, teachers, and clinicians supporting the unique developmental and emotional needs of children with Autism and other related challenges.
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.
If you know of a resource that you think should be included on this list, let us know!