California – Northern

A4K — Advocates for Kids
Tim Runner
26891 Recodo Lane
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 582-3601; (949) 295-8374 (cell); (949) 716-9498 (fax)
Email: timrunner | at |
We have a proven track-record of enabling parents to recover tuition costs for private school and residential placements. We represent clients at IEPs, SSTs, Due Processes Hearings, and Mediations as well as to Regional Centers, SSI, and state Mental Health, Disability & Insurance Agencies.

AAP Advocates, LLC
Myra Galt
1160 N. Dutton Suite 120
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 566-7600; (707) 527-6579 (fax)
Email: mgalt | at |
We represent and advocate for children with disabilities who need to receive federally mandated programs such as Special Education, Adoption Assistance, and In Home Support services.

A Full Circle of Learning
Jennifer Coakwell-Moray
750 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
(510) 333-2098
Email: jmoray1 | at |
Serving students of all ages with dyslexia and learning differences using Orton-Gillingham and Montessori approaches.

A Special Nanny
Kirsten Jensen
14125 Capri Drive, Suite 1-A
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 379-8987; (408) 379-8005 (fax)
Email: info | at |
A Special Nanny is a nanny recruiting agency that makes placements exclusively for families of children with special-needs.

A-SBS Consulting
Thomas “TJ” Zmucki, JD
1750 Stokes #72
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 829-7216
Email: TJ_Zmucki | at |
Advocate/Consultant/Tutor for all Special Education needs for parents and students. IEP Representation, Due Process, Assessments, Tutoring, ABA, Discrete Trials.

Elizabeth Aaronson, Esq.
Attorney at Law
405 El Camino Real, #228
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 322-2233; (650) 322-6387 (fax)
Email: SpecEdLaw | at |
Representation and advocacy for parents and children in special education matters.

Linda Geller
5310 Kilkenny Road
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 446-3259
Email: valleyoak | at |
AboutKids provides educational advocacy, networking, support and tools for families with special needs children so they may educate themselves through monthly meetings, guest speakers and trainings.

Academy for Independence (AFI, Inc.)
Kimberly Schehrer, MA
149 Zanzibar Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 239-2788; (831) 687-0774 (fax)
Email: kimberly_afi | at |
We offer support in the areas of education and life skills to students with learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, AD/HD, developmental disabilities, and mood disorders.

Achieve Beyond
Jay Summers
8135 Painter Ave., Suite 200
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-6600; (562) 698-6613 (fax)
Email: jdrewes | at |
Achieve Beyond pediatric therapy and autism services is a company that provides early intervention health services to children in Los Angeles, CA metro area.

Timothy A. Adams, Esq.
Attorney at Law
20042 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 698-0239
Email: info | at |
Special education attorneys assisting families throughout California with special education (IEP meetings, due process hearings) and regional center (Lanterman Act) law, conservatorships and appellate advocacy.

Jean Murrell Adams, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 832-6000; (800) 785-6713; (510) 832-3099 (fax)
Email: Oaklandadmin | at |
Our law firm maintains a practice in the area of Special Education Law representing children with special needs throughout the extended Bay Area.

Adaptive Ski Lessons
Eveline Wu, GCFP
30 Bliss Court
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 708-8516; (530) 542-5173
Email: evelinewu | at |
Affordable private ski lessons to children with developmental delays. Specialized approach, promoting fun, learning, and therapeutic benefits with Eveline at Heavenly Resort, South Lake Tahoe.

Advocacy For Life
Tracy Bailey
PO Box 3122
Ramona, Ca 92065
(760) 415-4872
Email: advocacyforlife | at |
I have 15+ years experience working in special education. Services provided include: representation, consulting, testing, tutoring, CAHSEE preparation and training in self-advocacy. Espanol available.

Advocacy, Psychological & Neuropsychological Services
Maria Moleski, Ph.D.
2631 Phyllis Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 849-5165
Email: Dr_Moleski | at |
Dr. Moleski is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY19434), a licensed educational psychologist (LEP2625), and a child & adolescent Neuropsychologist.

Advocates for Education
Elizabeth Essner
14069 Loma Rio Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 741-1404; (408) 741-1418 (fax)
Email: ee | at |
A highly experienced special education advocate who helps parents through both the IEP and 504 processes to obtain an appropriate education for their children.

Advocates; School Bus, Santa Cruz to Seaside, CA
Roberta E. Simmons, Grandmother
900 Capitola Ave, #4
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 477-0837
Email: res | at |
Asking all 10 Santa Cruz public school districts to establish a school bus service from Scotts Valley to Seaside for students attending Chartwell School, Seaside, CA.

Alla Chertok-Tripolsky
1199-A Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 654-6181
Email: allartstudio | at |
We offer a unique personalized art program that is specifically designed for individuals with different abilities and/or challenges.

American Foundation for the Blind-West
111 Pine Street, Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4845
Email: sanfran | at |

Amethyst Group LLC
Susan A. Mead M.A.,M.S.
PO Box 11026
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 699-0937
Email: mindsonlearning | at |
Special Education Advocacy, 504 Plans, SST Meetings, IEP Reviews, Accommodations/Modifications/ Interventions, Specialized Curriculum, Special Needs Tutoring.

Anova Center for Education
3033 Cleveland Ave, Suite 240
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 527-7032; (707) 527-7960 (fax)
Email: email | at |
Serves children and teens (ages 6 through 22) diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Emotional Problems, Learning Disabilities and other Neuro-Cognitive Impairments.

Anova Education and Behavior Consultation
1142 State Farm Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 527-7032; (707) 527-7960 (fax)
Email: email | at |
Anova specializes in providing behavior support services on your local school campus which may include functional analysis assessments, positive behavior intervention plans, and 1:1 behavior support services.

Arc California
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 590
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-6619

Area Board 6 on Developmental Disabilities 
Kathy Barnes
2529 W. March Lane Suite 105
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 473-6930; (209) 473-6932 (fax)
Email: ab6 | at |
We are an office of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities providing advocacy to parents of special needs children in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothill region.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Elk Grove Resource Group
Download the flyer for more information (Word Document)

Teresa Bailey, Ph.D., Inc.
Mail: P.O. Box 4058
Los Altos, CA 94024
Office: 881 Fremont Ave. Suite B-8
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 967-3451
Email: tbaileyphd | at |
Psychoeducational, neuropsychological, and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. IEP, 504, IEE, state and federal benefits applications, cognitive and emotional disabilities, autism spectrum, gifted.

Michelle Ball, Esq.
Attorney at Law
717 K Street, Suite 228
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-9064; (916) 444-1209 (fax)
Email: mblawatty | at |
Assisting California parents and students in education law matters since 1995. We help with discipline issues, special education, and a multitude of other issues which arise in the school setting.

Dr. Beth Ballinger/Newport Beach Developmental
901 Dover Drive Ste. 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 642-0292; (949) 642-0298 (fax)
Email: fourvision | at |
Specializing in visual testing and treatment for visual: attention, motor, integration and visual cognitive/processing/thinking. Child friendly evaluations that respects each individual child.

Teresa Baro Advocacy
7276 Huntswood Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 271-0114; (206) 202-3059 (fax)
Email: teresabaroadvocacy | at |
Experienced Special Education Advocate who assists parents of children with special needs secure appropriate placement and services for their children. Assists in IEPs, 504s and SSTs. Serving all disability categories.

Bay Area Advocacy
Molly Matava
20261 Herriman Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
(650) 678-9918
Email: mollymatava | at |
Experienced educational advocate covering a range of disabilities including autism, speech and language, downs syndrome, ADHD, ED, cognitive disabilities and specific learning disabilities.

Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates
Roz Wright, Psy.D.
447 Battery Street, Suite 230
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 296-8081; (415) 296-8471 (fax)
BAPTA provides psychological, psycho-diagnostic and neuropsychological testing services to children of all ages. We specialize in the evaluation of learning disabilities, cognitive functioning, and developmental disorders.

Bay Area Special Needs Kids Group
Meena Kalyanasundaram
39270 Paseo Padre Pwy # 209
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 386-6842
Email: nkmeena | at |
Internet Support group is for adults and for parents and caregivers of children with Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Lissencephaly, Muscular dystrophy, Muscular atrophy, other Physical challenges in the BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA and it’s vicinity.

Bayhill High School
Shelley Lobell, Exec. Dir.
521 Boden Way
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 268-1500
Bayhill High School, a WASC accredited and certified Non-Public School provides a comprehensive program for students with learning differences.

Baywood Learning Center
Grace Neufeld
1000 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 228-5961
Email: baywoodlearningcenter | at |
Providing an emotionally supportive and academically appropriate environment for highly and profoundly gifted children that nurtures and validates the child’s unique strengths, while teaching strategies for accommodating learning differences and social skills.

Barbara Bell Photography
P.O. Box 1463
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 544-4456
Email: info | at |
Certified to photograph children with special needs. Having taught elementary school, I feel that parents and children of all abilities should have their picture taken.

Beyond Quality Educational Consultants
Theresa Lozac’h, MA
1633 Edith Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 332-6231
Email: beyondqualityconsultants | at |
School selection, program evaluation, and advocacy services for children ages 3-12 with unique educational needs in the East Bay area.

Blind Babies Foundation
Michael McFarland
1814 Franklin Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 446-2229; (510) 446-2262 (fax)
Email: bbfinfo | at |
Serving families with a child birth-age 5 diagnosed with a visual impairment. Provide consultation, home visiting, medical support, education and family groups/events.

Deborah Bloom Educational Consultant
1 Crow Canyon Ct., Suite 105
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 820-5480; (925) 820-1570 (fax)
Email: office | at |
We work closely with parents and district staff to develop an appropriate IEP that helps to deliver the most effective goals and services.

Brain Injury Association of California
P.O. Box 160786
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-1710; (800) 457-2443
Email: csm4483 | at |

Etta Breaux, Dyslexia Specialist
26 Greenwood Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 303-9230
Email: d4dyslexia | at |
One on one tutoring using the Barton Reading and Spelling Orton-Gillingham based program for Dyslexia.

Laurene Bresnick, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Zatopa & Stephens
100 The Embarcadero, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 896-1400; (415) 896-1403 (fax)
Email: Laurene | at |
Specializing in special education law, including all aspects of IEPs, negotiating placement with public agencies, public and private placements, residential schools, and disciplinary matters.

Bright Futures Learning
Michael Pullmann
Granite Bay Clinic
4080 Cavitt Stallman Rd.
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-7655; (916) 221-1891; (916) 791-7657 (fax)
Email: mpullmann | at |
BFL goes beyond traditional approaches by looking at “WHY” your child is struggling. Our scientific, research-based curriculum together with sensory integration yields significant gains.

The Bright Minds Institute
Carrie Southgate, DPT
8 Funston Ave., The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-6755; (415) 561-6759 (fax)
Email: csouthgate | at |
Multidisciplinary center that includes behavioral/cognitive neurology, physical/occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, education/tutoring, neuropsychology, behavioral therapy (ABA), biofeedback, and clinical psychology/family therapy.

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Susan Barton, Founder
2059 Camden Avenue, Suite 186
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 559-3652; (408) 377-0503 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Free information and resource center on dyslexia. Offers free telephone consultations with parents, teachers, and other professionals. Our website contains everything a parent should know about dyslexia.
Note from Pete: Susan has impressive free videos about dyslexia on her website where you can also subscribe to her quarterly newsletter. Bottom line – her website, quarterly newsletter and services are incredible.
Helen Birch
12860 Beach Blvd. #G
Stanton, CA 90680
(775) 458-6914; (775) 458-6914 (fax)
Email: customerservice | at |
Button Sound Book is an online bookstore with the world’s largest selection of electronic books for children.

California Assistive Technology System
California Department of Rehabilitation
2000 Evergreen
Sacramento, CA 95815
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220
(916) 263-8687; (916) 263-8685 (TTY); (916) 263-8683 (fax)
Email: dorcats | at |

California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (CAPVI)
Anne Ward
1445 Baird Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(209) 586-2652
Email: pierce | at |
CAPVI is a non-profit corporation. IEP workshops, etc. Annual meetings at CTEVH, Lowenfeld Akeson. Information, support. Member Joint Action Committee, working state, federal legislation.

California Association of School Psychologists
1400 K Street, Suite 311
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-1595
Email: memberservices | at |

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
P.O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
DDS provides services and programs to children and adults with developmental disabilities which include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions.

California Department of Rehabilitation
Technology Related Assistance
California Assistive Technology System
CA Department of Rehabilitation
830 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 263-8685 (V/TTY); (800) 390-2699 (V/TTY, In CA)

California Hands & Voices
9820 Willow Creek Rd., Ste. 275
San Diego, CA 92131
(866) 422-0422
Email: info | at |
California Hands & Voices is a parent-driven, non-profit Organization dedicated to supporting families’ choices in language, communication modality and methodologies without bias.

California Learning Connection
Jenny Rocca
2505 W. Shaw Ave., Building A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 228-9100; (559) 228-9200 (fax)
Email: jrocca | at |
Educational services for learners with IEPs, 504 plans, and those who need enrichment. Specialized language, tutoring and math programs appropriate for dyslexic, autistic and LD learners.

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
825 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 921-1568
Email: CSHA | at |

The California Special Education Observer
An independent journal of news and information from the parent perspective. Covers legislation and policy relating to special education in California

California Special Education Programs Hearing Office Database
SEARCH Due Process Hearing Decisions and Orders

California Special Education Rights & Responsibilities

Californians for Disability Rights
909 12th St., Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 838-9237
Grassroots Advocacy membership organization with local Chapters statewide and a Internet Chapter serving the busy professional or homebound. CDR-A Force for Change since 1970!

Cardinal Education
Allen Koh – Executive Director
PO Box 51594
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 391-9814; (650) 387-7585
Email: CECG001 | at |
Private, One-on-one Tutoring in Math, Reading, Writing, Organizational Skills, Executive Functioning, & Time Management. All ages, grades K-12.

Cardinal Education
Adrian Serna – Associate Director
PO Box 51594
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 391-9814; (650) 387-7585
Email: CECG001 | at |
Private, One-on-one Tutoring in Math, Reading, Writing, Organizational Skills, Executive Functioning, & Time Management. All ages, grades K-12.

CARE Parent Network
1350 Arnold Drive, Suite 203
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-0999; (925) 370-8651 (fax)
Email: CAREofARC | at |
CARE Parent Network is a family support program providing resource and referral information, parent support, and parent education to families of children with disabilities.

Caring Communication Speech & Language Clinic
Aieshea Banks
8560 Vineyard Avenue, Suite 108
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 945-2700; (888) 876-2701 (fax)
Email: Info | at |
Private Speech & Language Assessment and Therapy for toddlers through young adults. Individual and group treatment available. Programs include Social Language Training and Augmentative/Alternative Communication.

Case Strategies
Dorajane Apuna
5035 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 344-4844; (916) 344-4995 (fax)
Email: Casestrategies | at |
Medical case management for catastrophic injuries, life care planning.

Alexis Casillas, Esq.
Attorney at Law
405 El Camino Real #328
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 204-9579; (650) 497-3786 (fax)
Email: acasillas | at |
Offering a full range of legal services to clients seeking special education placement and related services. I offer counsel related to placement, testing, and accommodations, as well as representation.

Elizabeth Celestre, M.A.
440 C Canyon Oaks Drive
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 638-5005
Email: celestre05 | at |
We provide specialized assessments in a wide variety of areas associated with academic success e.g. academic achievement, visual and auditory perception and discrimination, and language. Services are for Ages 7 through Adult and are FEE BASED.

Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT)
2547 8th Street, 12-A
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 841-3224; (510) 841-7956 (fax); (510) 841-5621 (TTY)
Pioneer of consumer-based technology resources and demonstration centers for adults and children with disabilities, families, teachers, and professionals, since 1983.

Center for Communication Skills
Kathryn Wage
2505 W Shaw, Building A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 228-9100; (559) 228-9200 (fax)
Email: kwage | at |
Private practice in speech/language pathology and educational services for children with learning challenges. Birth through college ages. Insurance plans accepted for medically based disorders.

Center for Learning and Autism Support Services
Denise Pollard, M.A.
P.O. Box 1177
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 286-4396; (650) 286-4397 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Autism Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Social Skills Groups. Serving children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Central California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Judy Gregory, Information & Referral
619 Vermont Avenue
Dinuba, CA 93618
(559) 591-0237; (559) 591-2594 (fax); Info and Referral line: (559) 591-1127
Email: judygregory | at |
Information and referral sources for dyslexia testing and tutoring for those needing services for themselves or a family member.

Central California Parent Training and Information Center Region 3
Exceptional Parents Unlimited
4440 N. First St
Fresno, Ca. 93726
(559) 229-2000; (559) 229-2956 (fax)
Email: epu1 | at |

Central Coast Center for Independent Living
Jennifer Ramirez
1350 41st Ave, Suite 101
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 462-8720; (831) 462-8727 (fax)
Email: jramirez | at |
CCCIL provides advocacy, information, and referral services to all people with disabilities, including youth. Youth services are individual and in group settings and include leadership development, independent living skills, and advocacy.

Central Valley Autism Project
1518 Coffee Rd. Suite C
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 521-4791; (209) 521-4794 (fax)
Clinical Director: Mila Amerine-Dickens, M.S
Director: Gina M. Pallotta, Ph.D

Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento
191 Lathrop Way, #N
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 565-7700
Email: UCPSacto | at |

The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc.
2024 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 474-1854; (415) 474-7514 (fax)

CIP Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 250
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 704-4476; (510) 295-2438 (fax)
Email: admissions | at |
Full-year post-secondary program offer unique academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Autism, ADHD and other Learning Differences.

CIP Long Beach
4510 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 961-9250; (562) 977-5706 (fax)
Email: admissions | at |
Full-year post-secondary program offer unique academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Autism, ADHD and other Learning Differences.

Geralyn M. Clancy, Esq.
Attorney at Law
4354 Town Center Blvd.
Suite 114, PMB 17
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 941-4912
Email: gclancy | at |
I provide legal representation in all matters concerning special education, regional center, IHSS, and ADA/accessibility.

Client Assistance Program
Sheila Conlon Mentkowski, Chief
Department of Rehabilitation
2000 Evergreen Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-7372; (800) 952-5544; (800) 598-3273 (TTY)
Email: smentkow | at |

Clutter Control Angels, Professional Organizing
Holly Graff
2756 E. Bidwell Street
Suite #300-221
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 284-4064
Email: organize | at |
Certified Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant & ADHD Advocate Specializing in working with children, teens, adults with AD/HD and Chronic Disorganization.

Coastal Kids Advocates
Jennifer Miller, Esq.
1234 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 218-0113; (805) 830-0362 (fax)
Email: jennifer | at |
Specialized team of Attorneys and Therapists dedicated to representing families of special needs children at all stages of the process from negotiation to due process hearings.

Judith L. Cohen, Esq.
Attorney at Law
511 Woodside Oaks 3
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 205-9757; (916) 550-1898 (fax)
Email: judithcohen3 | at |
I am a special education attorney and former special educator who provides legal services to parents of school aged children with special needs.

Communication Works
Elizabeth Sautter, CCC-SLP
4400 Keller Avenue Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 639-2929; (510) 639-2977 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Private practice providing the highest level of speech, language, social and occupational therapy services such as: social learning groups, sensory integration and early intervention.

Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE)
1500 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-2285; (415) 431-2289 (fax)
Legal support, representation, technical assistance consultations, and training to parents throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area whose children need appropriate special education services. CASE jointly publishes, with Protection & Advocacy (PAI), Special Education Rights and Responsibilities, the Bible of special ed law for CA families. Manual is available for purchase or is available free online at:

Community Advisory Committee for SpEd (SF only)
c/o Open Gate
2601 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 920-5040
Email: cac_specialed | at |
The CAC advocates for effective special education for children with disabilities enrolled in San Francisco public schools. We also advise the SF Board of Education on SpEd issues.

Consultants for Learning and Autism Support Services, Inc. (CLASS)
Denise Pollard, M.A.
P.O. Box 6772
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 286-4396; (650) 286-4397 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Autism Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Social Skills Groups. Serving children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

C.O.P.E Family Support Center
Cathy Botello-Director
2280 Diamond Blvd, Suite 460
Concord, CA 94522
(925) 689-5811; (925) 689-5831 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We specialize in parent education/coaching & couseling for parent, grandparents, adoptive,foster, kinship, stepparents, divorce & court ordered parents

The Cornerstone Therapeutic Preschool
2024 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 474-1955; (415) 474-7514 (fax)
The Cornerstone Therapeutic Preschool provides special education, early childhood education & psychotherapy to children ages 2y9m to 7y with emotional disturbance and/or autistic spectrum disorders and is a California-certified nonpublic school (NPS).

The Creekside School
Lynette DiLuzio
540 Sands Drive
Building E-2
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 933-8910
Email: info | at |
We use the DIR Model to discover untapped potential often overlooked due to communicative and/or sensory motor-based issues.

The Cullinan Education Center
6700 N. First St. Ste. 117
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 435-3276; (559) 435-7290 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We provide tutoring in reading, writing and math to children with learning disabilities. We utilize a multi-sensory, kinesthetic-tactile approach in our instruction so that sight, sound, touch and motion learning pathways are engaged.

Nick Davaei, Esq.
Attorney at Law
2522 Chambers Rd., Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 417-9955; (714) 242-7304 (fax)
Email: ndavaei | at |
I provide professional advocacy and legal services for students with special needs in the greater southern california area. I have over 10 years of experience in the area of Special Education on both sides of the table; both private and public sector.

Keith E. Davis, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3450 W. 43rd Street, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 291-1795; (323) 291-6175 (fax)
Email: kedesq | at |
Offers Free Consultation, Due Process Hearings, Mediations, IEP’s, Suspension and Expulsion, Appellate Proceedings, SST, SARB, and 504 Representation.

Davis Dyslexia Association International Headquarters
1601 Bayshore Highway, Suite 245
Burlingame, CA 94010
(888) 999-3324 (Books & Materials); (888) 805-7216 (Workshops & Certification); (650) 692-7075 (fax); (650) 692-7141
Email: ddai | at |

Del Valle Council of PTAs Special Needs Committee
Nancy Vandell, Chair
(925) 829-2355
Email: nmvandell | at |
Serving parents and teachers of special needs children in the San Ramon Valley through evening programs, an annual conference, a parent handbook and legislative advocacy.

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
2000 O Street, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-8481

Diablo Behavioral Healthcare
William Shryer
4185 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Ste 210
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 648-4800; (925) 648-2650; (924) 648-2530 (fax)
Email: wshryer | at |
Full spectrum of services for children and adults with bipolar spectrum, PDD, and confusing OCD and other complicating presentations.

Disability Rights Advocates
449 15th Street, Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-8644
Email: general | at |

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Susan Henderson
3075 Adeline Street, Ste 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-5222; (510) 841-8645 (fax)
Email: shenderson | at |
We are a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for Alameda, Contra Costa, and Yolo Counties providing training in special education law. We also do statewide and national civil rights advocacy for children (and adults) with disabilities.

Disabled Sports USA Far West
Cindy Smith
PO Box 9780
Truckee, CA 96162
2600 Alpine Meadows Road
Subway Building
Alpine Meadows, CA 96146
(530) 581-4161; (530) 581-3127 (fax)
Email: cindy | at |
40 years providing ADAPTIVE SPORTS and RECREATION for all ages, all disabilities. Snow skiing, water skiing, Golf, Cycling, Whitewater Rafting and other water sports.

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
Nancy LaBelle
101 J Town and Country Drive
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 362-8660; (925) 362-8663 (fax)
Email: Down_syndrome | at |
Encouraging unlimited potential and serving families who have children born with Down syndrome since 1998. Pre and Post natal consultation, advocacy for education, developmental after school classes, support groups for the entire family, workshops, community events and so much more!

DRagan Tutors – Reading & Spelling Tutor
793 Blaisdell Court
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 803-4483
Email: daryl | at |
As a Certified Barton Reading and Spelling tutor and former special educator, I provide reading and spelling tutoring in a private, nurturing environment.

Dyslexia Connections
Theresa Rezentes
26937 Halifax Place
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 397-0570
Email: theresa.rezentes | at |
Certified teacher K-6 trained and certified in the Slingerland Method (up to year two) and Lindamood Bell. Screening for dyslexia is available. Step up to Writing used for dysgraphia and general writing.

Dyslexia Diagnostics and Tutoring
Lindsay Santos
2152 Vizcaya Circle
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 429-8492
Email: Lindsay | at |
I am a certified dyslexia testing specialist located in Campbell, CA. I provide diagnostic testing and tutoring for children (and adults) with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Solutions of Northern California
David C. Rosen
950 Northgate Drive, Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-1700
Email: dcrosen | at |
We help children, young people and adults who have dyslexia, correct their difficulties with reading, writing, speaking and thinking clearly.

Dyslexia Solutions
Rita Ane Romney
1730 Plaza de San Joaquin
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 549-2960
Email: ritaromney | at |
I am a Susan Barton certified dyslexia assessment specialist and offer comprehensive dyslexia assessment and tutoring services for children and adults residing in the Central Valley.

Dyslexia Solutions of Northern California
David Rosen
950 Northgate Drive, Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-1700
Email: davidcrosen | at |
We help young people who have dyslexia, correct their difficulties with reading, writing, ADD, speaking and thinking clearly.

East Bay Dyslexia Solutions
Anette Fuller
1148 Alpine Road, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 639-7846
Email: eastbaydyslexia | at |
Finally a program that offers real relief for the struggle, frustration, and self-esteem-crushing symptoms of Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD.

Easter Seals Bay Area – Early Intervention
Sue Gerdtz
180 Grand Ave. Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 835-2131 ext 161
Email: sgerdtz | at |
Early Intervention program offers home-based, play-based, family-centered services designed to meet the individual needs of children from birth to age 3, who have a disability or are at risk for developmental delays.

Easter Seals Bay Area – Early Intervention
Gayle Mayakawa
730 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 295-0228 ext 235
Email: gmayakawa | at |
Early Intervention program offers home-based, play-based, family-centered services designed to meet the individual needs of children from birth to age 3, who have a disability or are at risk for developmental delays. Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Easter Seals Bay Area – After-School Program
Ron Halog
543 Sonoma Ave.
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 960-9931
Email: rhalog | at |
Serves children and adults with developmental disabilities ages 5 to 22 years old. We offer a comprehensive and creative approach to providing preparation for independence, in a structured setting where children can learn and interact with one another.

Easter Seals Bay Area – Child Development Center
Patrick Shannon
95 Hawthorne St. 1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 744-8754
Email: cdcadmin | at |
Early Intervention services and Inclusive care with emphasis is placed on ongoing training for care givers; above-average adult-to-child ratios to ensure small group and individualized attention; etc.

Easter Seals Community Center
Elise Lalor
730 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 295-0228
Email: elalor | at |
Offers aquatic exercise programs in its indoor, warm-water (92 degree), wheel-chair accessible pool. Individual swim lessons, Parent/Child Water Adjustment Swim Group, Independent Swim, Family Swim, etc.

Easter Seals Northern California
Dawn Marie Carlson
20 Pimentel Ct. Suite A-1
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 382-7450; (800) 234-7325; (415) 382-7457 (fax)
Email: dcarlson | at |
Easter Seals Northern California provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

E.D.A.T. Foundation of Love Childcare Center
Tonisha Mixon
2220 W.Alpine Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 271-1387; (209) 946-9508; (209) 952-5042 (fax)
Email: edatchildcare | at |
I provide an inclusion childcare program. I service children 3-17. I provide a daily program that helps with daily living skills, computer literacy, money management, and community involvement.

EdTeam Education Solutions, Inc.
Kathlyn Tipton, M.A., L.E.P.
1652 W. Texas St., Ste. 259
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 427-6438
Email: ktipton | at |
Licensed Educational Psychologist providing psycho-educational assessment, education and behavior consultation, counseling, career exploration, and parent education and support services (including parent resource library).

Education-Therapy, LLC
Elyse Belanger, Founder
19286 Columbine Ct.
Saratoga, CA 95070
3100 Mowry Ave. Suite #402
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 894-9834
Email: elyse | at |
Ph.D.- Special Education, certificated teacher. Services: Testing, individual tutoring, therapy, counseling, advocacy, and parenting support. Specializing in ADHD, ASD, and Asperger’s. Joyful Learning happens here!

Educational Bridges
Doug Killin (Director)
195 El campo Dr
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 929-1515
Email: Killin | at |
Provides Educational Consulting, Counseling, Therapy and Tutoring to the children of the Bay Area. Located in San Jose, Ed Bridges offers one on one sessions to students of all ages as well as classes in study skills and SAT preparation.

Educational Options
Marla Simon
PO Box 007
Menlo Park, CA 94026-007
(650) 933-0097
Email: msimon | at |
For over ten years, providing Therapeutic and Educational Placement for troubled teens, students with Learning Disabilities, or psychological challenges.Placement and case management services are individualized.

Educational Therapist
Patty A. Stauss, M.A., ET/P
2775 Cottage Way, Suite 4
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 486-7215
Email: ecofficemail | at |
M.A. degree in Education/Special Education. Individual, specialized tutoring sessions for children and adolescents with learning difficulties in academics, social skills, vocational skills and life skills.

Educational Therapy
Tami M. Lee, M.A.
3515 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 212
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 375-5415
Email: tamimlee | at |
Support in reading & writing. Trained in: Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood-Bell. Professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists.

Educational Therapy Services
Shelby Stone
2855 Mitchell Drive, Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94521
(925) 642-5351; (925) 930-8657 (fax)
Email: shelby.stone | at |
Individual skills-building programs for students with dyslexia, learning challenges; specializing in: math (Making Math Real), written expression, organization/study skills. Diagnostic testing; School collaboration.

Educational Therapy Services
1526 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-5429
Email: poiset | at |
Credentialed teachers specializing in instruction for kids with Reading, Language, Learning and Behavior problems. Over 30 years of experience helping children reach their potential.

Mandy G. Leigh, Esq.
447 Battery Street, Suite 230
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 819-3071; (415) 296-8471 (fax)
Email: mleigh | at |
Representation of parents of students with disabilities at IEP meetings, mediation and due process hearings throughout the state of California.

Leah Edwards, Special Education Advocate
PO Box 2674
Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 803-9889
Email: theyear | at |
Education Consultant, Special Education Advocate; I’m an advocate who sat on both side of the table as parent and a special education teacher.

EleMental Learning In-Home Tutoring
Lori Skurka
4104 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 671-4702
Email: finance | at |
Private in-home tutoring service, serving the entire Bay Area. All tutors are state-certified teachers.

Enlightening Learners Academic Coaching
Paul Bretz
3196 Bridle Court
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 640-6779
Email: paulbretz | at |
I provide effective and efficient in-home services related to academic coaching and tutoring for students demonstrating ADD symptoms and Executive functioning related problems.

Susan Enochs, Ph.D.
1650 Borel Place, Suite 125
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 619-7677; (650) 577-1014 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Dr. Enochs specializes in educational and psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults for attention, learning, and developmental disorders, along with eligibility for accommodations.

The Epilepsy Network
333 Front Street, Suite 102
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-6110
Email: info | at |

Laura Ericson, Educational Advocate
18790 Withey Road
Monte Sereno, CA 95030
(408) 857-3109; (408) 358-5212 (fax)
Email: Laura | at |
Providing educational and special needs advocacy to families with special needs children. My role is to help you identify and receive services and support.

EvoLibri Consulting
Jan Johnston-Tyler, MA
719 Colorado Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 961-7073; (650) 245-1855
Email: janjt | at |
Education, career, transition, and employment counseling, specializing in neurodiverse youth 14+ (ASD, NLD, LD, depressive disorders).

Exceptional Family Support, Education and Advocacy Center
6319 A Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-8321
1244 B Hartnell
Redding, CA 96002
(520) 226-5129
Email: sea | at |

Exceptional Parents Unlimited
4120 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93726
(209) 229-2000
Email: epu1 | at |

Kristin Miller, Ph.D., BCBA
400 Seaport Ct. Suite 230
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 367-1560; (650) 367-1565 (fax)
Email: info | at |
FACES provides early intervention, school consultation and social group services for children on the autism spectrum.

* Families for Early Autism Treatment
P.O. Box 255722
Sacramento, CA 95865-5722
(916) 843-1536
Email: webmaster | at |
FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and other professionals dedicated to providing world-class education, advocacy, and support for the Northern California Autism Community.

Families of Children With Disabilities Program
David Cariani
Merrill Lynch
1435 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 648-6290
Email: david.cariani | at |
David is a Certified Special Needs Advisor, helping parents meet lifelong financial needs of both a loved one with a disability and the entire household.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment
Chuck Genseal V.P.
16759 Road 19
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 232-9094
Email: chuck | at |
Advocate for Families requesting Special Needs services for children in IEP’s, OT, PT, SLP, ABA, in the Central Valley (Fresno).

Family Empowerment Center
4440 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93726
(530) 257-8901
Email: epu1 | at |
Providing information, training, support and advocacy to families of children with any disability.

Family Empowerment Center
Vikki Tuck
711 E. Main St.
Quincy, CA 95971
(530) 283-1136; (530) 283-3647 (fax)
Email: vtuck | at |
Family Advocacy for children with special needs, IEP support, parent trainings, home visits, peer support, resource & referral

The Family Resource Center at Community Gatepath
Carolyn Locke
1764 Marco Polo Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-0189; (650) 259-8500; (650) 259-0188 (fax)
Email: frcatcommunitygatepath | at |
A parent run center offering support, resources, information and referalls to families and professionals caring for a child with a special need or disability.

Family Resource Network
5250 Claremont Avenue, Suite 237
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 472-3674; (800) 847-3030

Family Resource Network (FRN)
5232 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 547-7322; (510) 658-8354 (fax); (510) 658-2307 (TTY)
Family support, referral, resources, education & training to families of children with disabilities.

FETA Special Education Study Group – Sacramento
Angie Sutherland, organizer
8249 Citadel Way
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 862-8091
Email: corngie | at |
A study/support group for parents/care providers who are advocating with/for children in Sp.Ed., utilizing Wrightslaw FETA book.

FETA Educational Advocacy Workshop
Loni Allen
3041 Olcott Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
(408) 727-5775 ext 124; (408) 727-2928 (fax)
Email: info | at |
An Advocacy Workshop for parents or guardians of children with disabilities to provide information, training and peer to peer support to improve educational advocacy skills.

FETA Study & Support Group for Parents/Guardians
A learning and advocacy group for parents/guardians of students with special needs serving El Dorado County, a self-study group using the book From Emotions to Advocacy by Wrightslaw, to provide parent support, monthly meetings, guest speakers, information, resources, and the knowledge to be an effective advocate for your child. Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Barbara A. Fielden, Esq.
Attorney at Law
10455 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-5211
Email: fielden | at |
I represent families in all school law matters, including special education, school discipline, and civil rights.

Joanne C. Finn, M.A., LEP#3058
25A Crescent Drive, #154
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 708-1604
Email: jcfinn | at |
I coach parents of children with autism. P.L.A.Y. Project helps families implement DIR/Floortime at home. Learn to play and connect with warmth and fun!

Paula M. Flower, Parent Advocate
776 Kyle St.
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 926-3944; (408) 926-5676 (fax)
Email: Flowerpowerof3 | at |
Helping *you* to help your child with special education needs.

Susan Foley, Esq.
Attorney at Law
763 Polhemus Road, Suite 2
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 345-2300; (650) 345-2302 (fax)
Email: susanfoley | at |
Attorney and legal advocacy services for families in the San Francisco Bay and San Jose Areas. Sliding scale fee schedule. Free initial consultation.

Foster Care Project
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
521 E. 5th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 558-0915; (650) 558-0673 (fax); (650) 558-0786 (TDD)
Free legal assistance for foster children living in San Mateo County regarding special education, school discipline, other school matters, and access to mental health services.

Foster Youth Resources for Education (FYRE) (CPRC)
Susan Henderson
3075 Adeline Street, Ste 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-2555; (800) 348-4232; (510) 841-8645 (fax)
Email: shenderson | at |

Fresno Area Down Syndrome Society
John Welsh
4420 North First Street, Suite 106
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 228-0411
Email: execdir | at |
Enhance the quality of life for people whose lives are affected by Down syndrome.

Full Potential Educational Services
Leslie Ender
P.O. Box 2706
El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 576-8795; (206) 337-1354 (fax)
Email: leslie.ender | at |
Learning Specialist, Behavior Specialist, Special Education Advocate, Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers, Specific Learning Disabilities, Severely Handicapped. Serving the Bay Area with 25 years experience.

Margaret Galloway, Educational Therapy
PO Box 707
Palo Alto, CA 94302
(650) 326-8174
Email: megedther | at |
Reading and writing remediation using Slingerland and other research-based methodologies.

Gateway Learning Group
Melissa Willa
PO Box 460385
San Francisco, CA 94146
(415) 513-5299
Email: info | at |
Gateway provides educational and behavioral interventions based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Services include: direct therapy, school shadow support, and staff/parent training.

Jeffie Gellerman-Muntifering, Parent Consultation/Advocacy
7894 Anderson St.
P.O. Box 1659
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 786-2574
Email: jgfair | at |

Genesis Behavior Center, Inc.
Lisa Dunlap
528 14th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 577-2014; (877) 828-8476; (209) 669-4791 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment for children diagnosed with Autism and Aspergers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance accepted.

Governing Statutes & Regulations (DDS)

Carina Grandison, Ph.D., Developmental Neuropsychologist
2435 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 704 1820
Email: carinagrandison | at |
Dr. Grandison has been in practice for 18 years, conducting neuropsychological assessments with children of all ages with a wide range of neurocognitive and developmental disorders.

Great Aspirations
Rosaura Raya-Markham, M. Ed.
4125 Rita Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 322-5020
Email: info | at |
Great Aspirations provides educational therapy for children with learning disabilities and challenges. We work with children from pre-school through high school.

Guardian Angels Advocacy
Mary Ann L. Fiedler
1663 Augusta Pointe Drive
Ripon, CA 95366
(209) 599-1050; (209) 599-9194 (fax)
Email: special_needs_families | at |
If you feel that your child’s IEP does not meet all of his or her unique and individualized needs, we can help.

Guidelines for Individual Evaluation of California Students with Disabilities, Birth Through Age Twenty-One

Guiding Hands School
Starranne Meyers, Principal
4900 Windplay Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 939-0553; (916) 939-0563 (fax)
Email: smeyers | at |
Preschool-12th Grade Special Needs State-Certified NPS. Private or District-Placed. K-12 WASC Accredited. 1:5 Ratio. Credentialed Teachers, SLP, OT, Counseling, BCBA, Diploma/Certificate Options. After-School Programs.

Mary Gwaltney, Licensed Educational Psychologist
The Center for Educational and Social Success
3416 American River Drive, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 972-9400; (916) 972-9500 (fax)
Email: marygwaltney | at |
Providing comprehensive psychoeducational assessment, consultation on school sites regarding student needs, and educational counseling. Advocacy and support offered in behavior planning, 504 and IEP meetings.

Shamim Haldankar M.A. CCC-SLP
617 Veterans Blvd, Suite 203
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 241-8332
Email: info | at |
Providing speech-language evaluation and therapy services to children with a variety of communication disorders. PROMPT trained.

Brian D. Halevie-Goldman, MD
3000 Citrus Circle, Suite 115
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 478-8678; (925) 478-8677 (fax)
Email: BrianGoldmanMD | at |
Medication Management and for students with Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Depression and Mood Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury,and Anxiety Disorders.

Hall & Browning Child Advocates/Consultants
Caroline Hall, Ashlie Browning
771 Gold Hill Rd #4
Newcastle, CA 95658
(916) 842-8778; (916) 276-0333; (916) 663-9373 (fax)
Email: hbavocates | at |
Special Education and Child’s Rights Advocates/Consultants. Professional support with local and state agencies. Such as state regional centers and school districts. We support parents and children thru the process of identifying appropriate services to meet their required needs.

M. Denise Hartman, M.S.
Special Education Services
429 Taylor Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-2913; (510) 763-3654
Email: mdeez | at |
Individualized academic support for reading, written expression and study skills; assistance with the SST and IEP processes; ongoing collaboration with school personnel.

Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.
Center for the Developing Mind
540 West Knoll Drive, Suite #3
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-7581; (310) 652-7582 (fax)
Email: Drhess | at |
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment (including social skills) of children with developmental and/or regulatory disorders. Certified in D.I.R./Floor Time. One of Dr. Stanely Greenspan’s Senior Clinicians on the west coast.

Wendy Homer, Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist
200 Tamal Plaza Dr., Suite 135
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 924-2084
Email: wendyhomer | at |
Provide counseling and parent education for families with special needs children. Facilitate support groups for parents and for siblings. Specializes in ADHD.

H.O.P.E Consulting, LLC
Helping Optimize Potential through Education
Dawn Montgomery – owner/clinical supervisor
7949 California Ave. #15
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 863-7949
Email: dmontgomery | at |

Linda Hughes, Special Education Advocate
744 Polhemus Road
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-9552; (650) 312-9562 (fax)
Email: lindamhughes2 | at |
Special Education Advocacy services for children from 3 – 22. Assisting parents in navigating the IEP process through Requests for Hearings and the Mediation process.

Hurdles Dyslexia Clinic, Inc.
Lynn Street
4270 North Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 337-3191; (925) 337-6620; (925) 447-0709 (fax)
Email: hurdles | at |
We are Barton certified tutors in the Barton R&S program; certified evaluators for dyslexia using the criteria extablished by the NIH for testing for dyslexia.

The Independent Therapists Network
Monique Zamarron
1030 Country Club Dr Suite D
Moraga, CA 94556
(866) 573-8883
Email: info | at |
The Independent Speech Pathology Network provides treatment for a wide variety of communicative disorders in both children and adults.

InSync Learning–Individually Designed Education
Michael Joseph Matteucig
31 Fairview Drive
Napa, CA 94559-3537
(707) 265-8199
Email: mmatteucig | at |
Home School Program based on self-paced, individualized, differentiated, leveled thematically integrated curriculum using Orton-Gillingham and “Schools Attuned” compensatory learning approaches. Sliding fee scale!

iROC Education and Family Consulting
Tomoko “TJ” Vidales
907 3rd Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 400-4500
Email: info | at |
iROC’s goal is to provide support for individuals and families with academic, organizational, and life challenges.

Karen Isaacson, Certified Barton Dyslexia Tutor
419 Colony Cove Drive
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 504-4435
Email: karen | at |
I tutor dyslexic children using the Barton Reading and Spelling System. For your convenience, I am available to tutor remotely via Skype.

iTECH – Parents Helping Parents – Santa Clara

Jeena Inc
Rajni Madan
104 Via Collado
Los Gatos, CA 95034
(408) 265-8153
Email: RajniMadan | at |
Support Group for Asian Indian families who have children with special needs.

Ann W. Johnson, MSW, LCSW, LCS # 18186
2716 K Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-7376
Email: j1246ann | at |
Counseling and Relational Psychotherapy, for children, adolescents, and families. 15 years experience supporting and advocating for children and families with learning disabilities and/or emotional issues.

The Jonathan Foundation For Children With Learning Disabilities, Inc.
Raja Marhaba
10732 White Oak Avenue
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 368-2600; (818) 366-7367 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Address the needs of children with educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges through referral to professionals and organizations that provide advocacy, education, assessment, and resources.

Geri Justi, MA, MFT
2433 Carleton Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(925) 286-0853
Email: gjusti | at |
Bi-monthly support group for parents of babies or children with special needs. Individual, couple, family counseling related to disabilities. Counselor is also parent of adult son with special needs.

K12 Health
Marianne Akerland, RN, PHN, CC
13389 Folsom Blvd Ste 300-125
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 623-5140 Ext. 1; (866) 216-1368 (fax)
Email: marianne.akerland | at |
School Nurse consulting

Meena Kalyanasundaram
3147 Isherwood way
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 792-6992
Email: nkmeena | at |
Licensed Massage therapist and Cranial sacral therapist. Works with children (from 6 months old) with neurological disorders and women.

Carrie Kartman, Member, AET
1038 Evelyn Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 872-0700
Email: carriekartman | at |
Educational Therapy, including consultations and educational assessments, recommendations, and remediation of learning differences and disabilities when appropriate.

Kasting Connections
Sandi Kasting
11827 Forest View Dr.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 271-1382
Email: sandi.kasting | at |
Helping families and schools understand a student’s lack of progress in school. Specializing in training, teaching, consulting, IEP support, sensory integration, evaluation review, etc.

Keeping Pace Learning Center
8841 Williamson Drive, Suite 70
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-1619
Email: keepingpace | at |
Expect More Than Just Tutoring! Here at Keeping Pace Learning Center we focus on Cognitive and Developmental interventions to overcome learning problems.

Irene van der Zande
P.O. Box 1212
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(800) 467-6997; (831) 426-4407; (831) 426-4480 (fax)
Email: safety | at |
Teaching people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life to use their power to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves!

Kids in Crisis (KIC) Project
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
521 E. 5th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 558-0915; (650) 558-0673 (fax); (650) 558-0786 (TDD)
Free legal services, resources and referrals for children with disabilities. Must be San Mateo County resident. Special education assistance limited to low-income, young children.

Lake County Psychology Clinic
John Winslow
302 Armstrong St.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-6539
Email: kalar | at |
Behavioral intervention services for DD, Autistic, ADHD, ODD and other disabled Children. Attend IEPs and assist with school problems and Fair Hearings. MediCal, insurance and Victims of Crime accepted.

Timothy Lange, M.A.
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Board of Behavior Sciences License #352
P.O. Box 650
Forest Falls, CA 92339
(909) 389-0755
Email: tlocotillo | at |
I have been an educational psychologist for 30 years. Please contact me if you would like to discuss records reviews/consultations and/or evaluation of your child.

Learning Disabilities Association of California
808 West Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-3612
Email: ca-lda | at |
LDA-CA’s purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults with Learning Disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of Central Coast/Santa Clara Valley
P.O. Box 1441
Soquel, CA 95073
(408) 291-4900
Email: centralcoastlda | at |

Learning Disabilities Association of Northern California/East Bay
P.O. Box 5513
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 638-5005
Email: celestre05 | at |
We provide information and referrals pertaining to SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES to parents, primary caregivers, support service providers, and school personnel. Advocacy venues are provided on a limited basis.

Learning and Education About Disabilities (LEAD) for Students with Diverse Abilities
LEAD is a learning and self-advocacy group for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other special needs serving El Dorado County that meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

Learning Springs
Lucia D’Souza
1718 Andover Lane
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 216-8867
Email: info | at |
Preschool in San Jose serving students with special needs integrate with typically developing peers. Serving students ages 2.6 to entry to kindergarten. Has small class sizes with a 1:7 staff:student ratio.

LearningRx of Folsom
Joe Coradetti
2545 E. Bidwell Street, Ste. #140
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 984-8900; (916) 984-8923 (fax)
Email: | at |
Your child learns (or struggles to learn) for a reason. LearningRx can quickly identify that reason and improve your child’s core ability to learn and read.

Tami M. Lee, M.A, ET/P
725 San Ramon Ct.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
1999 S. Bascom Ave., Ste 723
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 375-5415
Email: tami.lee | at |
Morgan Hill office hours in addition to Campbell beginning Spring/Smr 2010. Support in reading & writing. Trained in Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood-Bell.

Let Them Hear Foundation Insurance Advocacy Program
Amy Henderson Brown
149 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 1014
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 617-2255; (877) 432-7435; (650) 617-2252 (fax)
Email: abrown | at |
The Let Them Hear Foundation Insurance Advocacy Program provides insurance appeal assistance for cochlear implants, atresia repair and microtia reconstruction.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Berkeley
Berkeley Learning Center
1625 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 250
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 649-7618; (510) 649-7929 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Marin
Marin Learning Center
1099 D Street, Penthouse B
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 721-0781; (415) 721-0784 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Menlo Park
Menlo Park Learning Center
801 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 321-1191; (650) 321-1163 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Monterey
Monterey Learning Center
262 El Dorado Street, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5753; (831) 372-5773 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Sacramento
Sacramento Learning Center
1610 Arden Way, Suite 277
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-8183; (916) 929-8185 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — San Francisco
San Francisco Learning Center
1600 Union Street, First FloorSan Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 346-6056; (415) 346-6073 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Learning Center
406 Higuera Street, Suite 120San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-3836; (805) 543-0264 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Saratoga
Saratoga Learning Center
14320 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-1390; (408) 867-1916 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek Learning Center
1600 South Main Street, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 943-1609; (925) 943-7445 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs that teach children and adults the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, and comprehension.

The Literacy and Language Center 
1312 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 242-1205; (415) 242-1967 (fax)
Email: info | at |
SWe create individualized, one-to-one, multi-sensory programs remediating reading, spelling, reading and listening comprehension, verbal expression, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking and study skills.

Tamara Loughrey, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 170
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 935-4600; (925) 935-4602 (fax)
Email: tamara | at |
Provides legal advice and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Loughrey & Woelfel, LLP.
31 Panoramic Way, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 935-4600; (925) 935-4602 (fax)
Email: justin | at |
Special Education Attorney and advocacy services including: Document Review and consultation, IEP attendance, representation in state and federal court as well as due process hearings.

Lurie Consulting and Advocacy
David Lurie
PO Box 2676
El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 740-9172
Email: advocate | at |
Customized special education consultation and advocacy for families and schools. Areas of expertise include behavioral support planning and legal compliance.

Marilyn Maggio, Special Education and Child Rights Advocate 
24988 Blue Ravine Road Suite 108-PMB 192
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 351-8430; (916) 351-8435 (fax)
Email: marilynmaggio | at |
Professional support with local and state agencies such as State Regional Centers and School Districts. Support parents through the process of identifying appropriate services to meet their child needs.

Making Learning Personal
Lisa Snortum-Phelps, MA
Orange St.
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 305-9974
Tutoring and remediation for students K-8 and adults with learning differences. Sessions focus on rapport, individual learning styles, multisensory techniques, games, and brain exercises.

MATRIX, A Parent Network and Resource Center
94 Galli Drive, Suite C
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 884-3535; (800) 578-2592
Email: matrix | at |

Linda McNulty CRL Consulting
433 35th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(408) 569-6530
Email: linmcnulty | at |
Represent special education students ensuring that they receive the best educational opportunity as mandated by law, specializing in the representation of high functioning autistic students.

Gary McRae AAMS®, CSNA
333 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 473-7884; (650) 288-1570 (fax)
Email: gary.mcrae | at |
Gary McRae is a Merrill Lynch Certified Special Needs Advisor who assists families achieve financial security and provide for the future financial needs of a child with a disability.

Mental Health Association in California
1127 11th St, Suite 830
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 557-1167
Email: mhac | at |

Merrill Lynch
Douglas Haskin CSNA
1435 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 648-6278; (916) 288-9577 (fax)
Email: d.haskin | at |
Douglas Haskin a Merrill Lynch Certified Special Needs Advisor that assists families to provide for the future financial needs of a child with a disability.

Martha Millar, Esq.
Attorney at Law
915 Highland Pointe Drive, Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95678
(888) 420-4514
Email: marthamillarlaw | at |
Attorney Martha Millar, a former teacher, provides legal services free of charge to qualifying parents in the Sacramento Valley and nearby Sierra Nevada foothills.

Gina Miller Consulting, LLC
1 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 105
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 826-7529; (925) 820-1570 (fax)
Email: gina | at |
Providing high-quality consulting services for families, including transition for students 16-22 years old.

Minds on Learning
Susan Mead M.A., M.S.
PO Box 11026
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 520-5306
Email: mindsonlearning | at |
IEP and 504 advocacy, Special Needs/ General Ed tutoring PreK-8, Educational Therapy and Consultation and Comprehensive Educational Assessment. 30 years of public education experience.

Miracle Milestones Dyslexia Services
Carol McGurk
2520 Beverly Place #7
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 464-6127; (209) 464-6127 (fax)
Email: miraclemilestones | at |
We provide dyslexia services–diagnosis/tutoring using the Barton System. We also provide multi-sensory systematic tutoring in auditory discrimination training, handwriting instruction, and math.

Valerie Montague, Esq.
662 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA94920
(415) 789-5693
Fax: (415) 789-5691
Email: nyullm | at |

Morrissey Compton Education Center
2555 Park Blvd.
Palo Alto, CA 94305
(650) 322-5910; (650) 322-7075 (fax)
Email: m0rrc0mpweb | at |
Enable children and adults with learning disabilities and other school-related difficulties to achieve their goals by providing the highest quality diagnostic and intervention services in a supportive environment.

Dr. Mortazavi Family Optometry
2300 Hilltop Mall Rd
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 499-2015; (510) 222-3809; (413) 581-7905 (fax)
Email: mortazavi2020 | at |
Dr. Mortazavi’s private practice is geared to providing children with special needs eye examinations. She is a faculty member at UC Berkeley School of Optometry and teaches graduate students how to exam and treat children with visual perceptual anomalies, amblyopia and strabismus.

My Giving Hands
Pam J. Ross
Piedmont Avenue and 41st Street
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 414-7066
Email: rosspam | at |
Massage Therapy for Children with Special Needs. One on One Conscious Touch. Massage Therapy can help with stiffness, anxiety, frustration, sleep issues and general discomfort.

NAMI Children and Adolescent Network
NAMI California
1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 475
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 567-0163
Email: NAMICA | at |

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Tri-Valley
Suzi Glorioso
Pathways to Wellness
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 443-1797
Email: glorios4 | at |
Support group for the parents and caregivers of children/adolescents through the age of 17 living with Bi-Polar and other mental illnesses.

The National Fragile X Foundation
Jeffrey Cohen
P.O. Box 190488
San Francisco, CA 94119-0488
(800) 688-8765; (313) 563-0792 (fax)
Email: jcohen | at |

Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center
Gerald Hughes
881 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 4
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 358-5803; (530) 295-1622; (916) 404-0419 (fax)
Email: ghughes | at |
The El Dorado Hills Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center helps children and adults overcome many of the symptoms associated with a variety of learning challenges, including Dyslexia and ADD.

North Bay Advocates
Richard Mazzara
720 Belglen Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 824-9927
Email: North_Bay_Advocates | at |
Child advocacy that involves legal and educational representation on a sliding fee scale for individuals from birth to 22 to years of age who have learning difficulties and may need or receive special education

Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Northern California Coalition for Parent Training Information (NCC)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
3041 Olcott Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
(408) 727-5775; (408) 727-7655 (TTY)
Email: info | at |

Erin O’Toole-McNally, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1558 West Street, Suite 2
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 246-1578
Email: myungees | at |
Now accepting education law cases. Juvenile Law Attorney handling special education, delinquency, and dependency matters. I am also the parent of a special needs child.

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
California Department of Education
Standards and High School Development Division
660 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-2652

Ken Oliver, Advocate
1260 Grove Way
Concord, CA 94518
(510) 482-2039; (877) 294-2616 (fax)
Email: tom2trees | at |
26 years experience in special education advocacy representing all categories. Former school psychologist and state compliance investigator. Web and phone conferencing available.

ORHS LD/ADHD Parent, Student, & Community Group
Outreach Resource to Help and Support individuals with Diverse Abilities is an online support community providing information, resources, and links to assist parents, students, teachers, and community in learning about and understanding those with special needs.

OT Rocks
Catherine Byers, OTR/L
51 Mohawk Avenue Corte
Madera, CA 94925
(415) 272-0940; (415) 272-0940; (415) 924-7811 (fax)
Email: cathiewiggs | at |
Providing private clinic based occupational therapy assessment and treatment to school aged children. Specialize and trained in sensory integration.

Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE)
Jack Brown
1880 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 245-3400; (408) 260-7267 (fax)
Email: info | at |
A non-profit organization providing autism early intervention, K-12 school, vocational and residential programs.

Sue Digre Dir of Family Support Services/ Advocate for Special Needs children and adults and their families
1750 El Camino #105
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 312-0730 ext. 111; (650) 312-0737 (fax)
Email: sued | at |
Parca was founded in 1952 in San Mateo County by parents who refused to institutionalize their children who had developmental disabilities. Parca continues advocacy/services.

Parent Advocate
Amy Kossow
507 Moraga Avenue
Piedmont (Oakland), CA 94611
(510) 654-5578

Parent Links
Sandy Harvey
4708 Roseville Road, Suite 112
North Highlands, CA 95660
(877) 322-7299 Option 4; (916) 349-7580 (fax)
Email: parentlinks | at |
Providing links to service, programs, information and parent-to-parent support for families with deaf/hard of hearing infants (0-3 years).

Parents Helping Parents – PTI – FEC
3041 Olcott Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
(408) 727-5775 Ext. 124
Email: loni | at |
FETA Educational Advocacy Workshop Parents/guardians of children with disabilities the south bay area. Enhance your ability to be an effective advocate. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7-9pm. Smaller support group from 6:00 to 6:45pm prior to the workshop.

Parents Helping Parents of San Francisco
594 Monterey Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94127-2416
(415) 841-8820
Email: sfphp | at |

Parents Helping Parents of Santa Clara
3041 Olcott St.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
(408) 727-5775
Email: info | at |

Sally Payson Hays, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
1102 Sanchez St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 704-8252
Psychologist with 20 years of experience in education: assessment, advocacy, and family support for school-age children and adolescents with attention and learning difficulties.

Pranita Patel, Educational Specialist
14790 Acton Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 455-0446
Email: pranitapatel | at |
Educational Specialist and teacher working with children for 10 years. Utilize Montessori materials and Lindamood Bell programs to help students struggling in reading, reading comprehension and math.

Pathways Pediatric Therapy
935 Trancas St., Suite 5A
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 258-8011; (707) 224-8124 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We provide the highest quality of therapy for children faced with the challenge of mastering sensory or developmental skills. Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy.

Pediatric Therapy Services
Jane Cook
2577 Samaritan Drive #715
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 832-1732; (408) 358-8330; (408) 835-8334 (fax)
Email: ptshr | at |
Providing individual and group occupational therapy for children from 1to 18 years. I have over 25 years experience using Sensory Integration, Floortime and Therapuetic Listening techniques.

Thomas G. Pena, Esq.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 277403
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 491-5001
Email: tgpena | at |
Attorney available to advise and/or represent students and families in all areas of education, including: special education, 504, discipline, school choice, athletics, post-secondary.

Peninsula Educational Services
Andrea Shor
1700 Eisenhower Street
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 918-9811; (650) 573-9268; (650) 349-4011 (fax)
Email: specialed911 | at |
35 years of cutting edge educational therapy services, psycho-educational testing K-adult. Cognitive skills training. Dyslexia Testing, School Observations, IEP meetings, advocacy. Parent/Teacher Education Workshops.

Peninsula Parents of Special Needs Kids
Susan Walton
407 California Street, Suite 8
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 566-8500; (650) 617-8687 (fax)
Email: swalton47 | at |
PPSNK is a support network for parents of special needs kids from San Jose to San Francisco. We share information, resources, and support in an active online forum, weekly playgroups, day camps and special events.

Jocelyn Penner, College Counselor
69 Hernandez Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-1377; (408) 354-5288
Email: jocelynpenner | at |
Jocelyn’s College Counseling Service provides personalized guidance for students and their families in making appropriate, informed college decisions. Her particular area of expertise is counseling students with disabilities.

Antoinette Penton, J.D.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 23371
San Jose, CA 95153
(408) 817-5665
I coach, counsel, advise, and represent parents in special education cases. As a parent myself, I believe that it’s very important to seek legal advice prior to entering the system in order to know what to expect and how to address it.

Wes Petersen, Tutor
561 Scirocco Drive
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 713-8015
Email: yubapete | at |
Multisensory Reading and Math tutoring in a 1-to-1 setting by an experienced teacher.

Anna Tague
40 Singingwood Lane
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 286-3057
Email: Info | at |
Our objective is to give parents not only opportunities to meet and talk to other similarly situated parents, but also to give them resources for support. At meetings, parents share information on topics ranging from therapists to books to summer camps and strategies.

LaJoyce L. Porter, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-9543; (510) 444-9540 (fax)
Email: lporter | at |
Dedicated to representing the interests of parents of students with learning disabilities at IEP meetings, Manifestation Determinations, Expulsion Hearings, Mediations and Due Process Hearings.

Positive Perspectives
Aneea Toomajian MA, PPS, LMFT
555 Veterans Blvd. Suite 121
Redwood City, CA 94063
(415) 235-2044
Email: positiveperspectives | at |
Aneea Toomajian MA, PPS, LMFT is a certified school pyschologist and licensed child and family therapist specializing in EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY and consultation for parents and children with SPECIAL NEEDS.

141 Hillside Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
(510) 654-6864
Email: piedmont_praise | at |
The mission of PRAISE (Piedmonters for Resources, Advocacy and Information in Special Education) is to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of learning differences in our community.

The Pratt Center
Brendan Pratt, Ph.D.
4 Main Street, Suite 110
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 949-2997
Email: brendan | at |
At The Pratt Center, we specialize in psychological evaluations to address issues with attention, anxiety, depression and learning.

Prevention & Children Services Branch
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room #310
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2773
Email: cflores | at |

Professional Advocates for Special Students (Statewide)
Northern California Representative
(510) 309-0057
Email: PASSAdvocates | at |
Legal representation and parent/organization trainings

Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
State Office for Deaf Access
Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 6-91
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-8320; (916) 653-7651 (TTY)
Email: deaf.accss | at |

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Special Education Division, Administrative Services Unit
Department of Education
428 J Street, Suite 530
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-4216
Email: wolsen | at |

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
State Children’s Medical Services Branch
Department of Health Services
1515 K Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-1400
Email: mgregory | at |

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Prevention and Children Services Branch
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 310
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2773

Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 185N
Sacramento, CA 95825-8219
(916) 488-9950; (800) 776-5746 (In CA)
Email: legalmail | at |
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency

Quest Family Guidance Center
Robert Field, Ph.D.
2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #125
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 743-1370; (925) 743-1937 (fax)
Email: drfield | at |
Dr. Field has been providing psychological assessments/treatment of children, adolescents and adults since 1978 and has founded innovative/effective therapeutic techniques.

Quest Therapeutic Camps, Inc.
Robert Field, Ph.D.
2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #125
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 743-2900; (925) 743-1937 (fax)
Email: questcamps | at |
Research supported, intensive 8-week summer and 30-week Afterschool treatment program for children/adolescents with social and emotional problems.

Rachel’s Reading Rescue
Rachel Abramovitz
10303 Miner Place
Cupertino, CA 95014
(650) 799-4479
Email: readingrescue | at |
Dyslexia Specialist. Certified at the Advanced Level to tutor using the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. I also provide Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) tutoring.

Raskob Learning Institute and Day School
Carolyn Price
3520 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-1275; (510) 436-1106 (fax)
Email: raskobinstitute | at |
Programs and Services for Bright Children with Learning Disablities: comprehensive day school (gr 3-8), tutoring, diagnostic evaluations. Serving children with ADHD/Executive Function difficulties, Dyslexia, Disorder of Written Expression and Math difficulties.

The Reading Clinic
Jaya Kotha
PO Box 2757
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 203-3872; (800) 790-5302
Email: sam | at |
Since 1997, The Reading Clinic offering one-to-one multi-sensory training in reading, spelling, writing, language comprehension. The Reading Clinic also provides Speech and Occupational Therapy.

Reading Solutions
Jody Browning, Ed.D, LEP
3300 Tully Rd., Suite A-3
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 550-7323
Email: info | at |
We specialize in dyslexia testing and tutoring for dyslexia and reading difficulties. IQ, academic, and comprehensive educational evaluations also offered. Licensed and credentialed. Free phone consultation.

Reading Solutions
Denise Hundley, LEP
3300 Tully Rd., Suite A-3
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 550-7323
Email: info | at |
We specialize in dyslexia testing and tutoring for dyslexia and reading difficulties. IQ, academic, and comprehensive educational evaluations also offered. Licensed and credentialed. Free phone consultation.

Reading & Spelling Solutions
Susan Rosenthal, MA in ED2/AET
51 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 110
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 656-3729
Email: susan | at |
We provide educational therapy services for K-12 students struggling in reading, spelling, writing, & math. We provide our students with learning that lasts a lifetime.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
DBTAC – Pacific ADA Center

Virginia Reiss & Miltner Associates
Susan Miltner, M.A.
1747 Oak Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 554-0483; (415) 461-4626 (fax)
Advocacy, Traditional and Therapeutic Boarding School Placement, Review of Educational Options, Referral Source to local resources.

Rise Above Dyslexia
Sherry Black
PO Box 814
Fremont, CA 94537
(510) 304-1574
Email: RiseAboveDyslexia | at |
We specialize in Screening for Dyslexia and Dyslexia consultations. We also offer one-on-one tutoring using the Barton Reading and Spelling System.

Rita Rispoli, M.A., CET
1011 Cass St., Ste. 116
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-9450; (831) 375-7318 (fax)

Andrew Ritholz, Esq.
Attorney at Law
545 W. Avenue 26, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(800) 950-9688; (323) 222-9688; (323) 225-1838 (fax)
Email: ritholz | at |
Lawyer for special education eligibility, services, placement, reimbursement/compensation. IEP’s, Mediations, complaints, 504, Due Process, Court (including money damages and injuries). Free consultations.

Patricia Robinson, MFT
171 Front Street, Suite 204
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 915-0924
Email: patricia | at |
Therapist and coach for children, teens, couples and families dealing with Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s, ADHD. Support for parenting, social skills, anxiety, depression, executive function.

Esther C. Romero, Dyslexia Consultant
4682 Village Mill Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 542-5508
Email: esther.dyslexialady | at |
Provide parent support, specialize in screening children and adults for dyslexia, tutor with Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program, give in-depth presentations and dyslexia simulations.

Ross Educational Consulting
Michelle Ross
1728 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 441-4872; (415) 684-7827 (fax)
Email: mretsf | at |
Educational Therapist specializing in Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, IEPS,and Special Education Law. Academic tutoring, strategies and remediation in all curriculum areas.

Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California
Administration Office
962 Maraglia Street
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-5129; (877) 227-3471; (530) 226-5141 (fax)
Chico Office
377 Connors Court, Suite A
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 899-8801; (888) 263-1311; (530) 899-8968 (fax)
Email: sherryd | at |
Rowell Family Empowerment offers support, education and advocacy for families of children with disabilities.

Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (Sacramento AS IS)
Support group meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at: UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Sacramento Autistic and Special Needs Alliance
Dave Gaines
700 Lindsay Ave., Unit 4
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 877-5220
Email: dgaines | at |
Improving the lives of autistic and other special needs children, and their families, in the greater Sacramento area. We offer support, advocacy, services, and activities

Sacramento Center for Assistive Technology
6833 8th Street
P.O. Box 474
Rio Linda, CA 95673
Email: scat | at |

Samaritan Medical Center
Gregory R Thomson PhD
Clinical Child Psychologist
2512 Samaritan Ct – Ste i – SJ
PO Box 3240
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 402-9858
Email: grthomsonsmedctr | at |
We help young people develop effective emotional regulation and social communication skills. We work with socially isolated, shy, anxious, and depressed youth and their families.

San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
San Jose Scottish Rite Center
2455 Masonic Drive
San Jose, CA 95125-2036
(408) 448-4357

Inga Sanders, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3334 E Coast Hwy., Suite 342
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625-2328
(310) 574-2754
Email: info | at |
Our law firm maintains a practice in the area of Special Education Law representing children with special needs throughout the greater Los Angeles area and extended Bay Area.

Santa Rosa Scottish Rite Children’s Language Center
625 Acacia Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-3402
(707) 539-3003

Alison Sayar, Esq.
Attorney at Law
171 Main Street, #291
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 248-9975; (866) 519-1599 (fax)
Email: asayar | at |
Legal representation of families and their special needs children. Representation at IEP’s, Due Process Hearings, Mediations and negotiations.

Schafer Autism Report
Lenny Schafer
9629 Old Placerville Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827
Email: edit | at |
National Daily Emailed News digest covering all subjects autism related: published news, research, conferences, education, services. Fresh, trusted sources at no cost, no advertising.

Schwab Learning
A nonprofit service of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language and Learning Disorders
Scottish Rite Temple
2850-19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-1602
(415) 664-4646

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
Scottish Rite Temple
33 West Alpine Avenue
P.O. Box 4798
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 462-2613

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Scottish Rite Temple
1435 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 498-8393

Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders
Scottish Rite Temple
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612-4525
(510) 839-1513

Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
6151 H Street
P.O. Box 19497
Sacramento, CA 95819-0497
(916) 731-4357

Services and Equipment funded by Special Education
Commercial equipment or product system, modified or customized for the student. The particular device would be obtained if AT is needed to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of the student with a disability.

SF Childrens Law
Sheila Brogna & Patricia Siehl
1333 Balboa St. #1
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-7083; (415) 751-7093 (fax)
Email: sheilabrogna | at |
Private non-profit law firm representing children and parents in education, disabilities, public benefits, conservatorships , delinquency and dependency law.

Daniel Shaw, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3220 S. Higuera, Suite 303
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(888) 304-0441
Email: intake | at |
We represent children of all ages and disabilities in the state of California. We are committed to providing quality representation for children and their families.

Toya Shepherd, DRT Consultant
447 Diablo Drive
Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
(707) 816-2957
Email: toya | at |
We provide special educational & behavioral advocacy, tutoring, and training to support parents of children in need of special education services.

David Sherman, Esq.
Sherman & Ziegler, Attorneys at Law
Washington Mutual Bank Building
2740 Van Ness Ave, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 924-1300
Email: ASpecialEdLawyer | at |
David Sherman, author of “Autism: Asserting Your Child’s Rights to a Special Education” represents children with autism in California and nationally. Telephone consultations available.

Sincerely, Kids
Sara Truebridge
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #135
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 275-2732; (925) 362-0063 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Sincerely, Kids is a child-centered consulting firm that provides parents, educators, businesses and communities with information, resources, materials, workshops, support, guidance, advocacy education and advocacy services that benefit the TOTAL child.

Smart Hands with Melissa
Break the Barriers
8555 N. Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 432-6292
Email: melissa | at |
Baby Sign language Classes. Classes are 45 min to 1 hour long. Classes are held in 8 week sessions and include over 100 signs.

Socially Speaking
Tarin V. / Noriko A.
617 G Street, Suite A-1
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 231-5475
Email: sociallyspeakingdavis | at |
A Therapy Clinic providing Play Groups, Socialization Groups, and Individual Speech Therapy Services for children with special needs, birth to teen.

Solano FEAT
Heather Cornelison
190 South Orchard Avenue #B105
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 410-6004; (707) 581-7454 (fax)
Email: solanofeat | at |
Solano FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents dedicated to providing Education, Advocacy and Support for the Solano County Autism Community.

Paula Solomon, Ph.D.
2360 Mendocino Avenue, Suite A2-211
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-3154
(707) 843-4558
Email: paulasolomon | at |
Specializing in pscyhological Assessments. Learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, processing disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum. Likes complex cases, experience with fair hearings and personal injury cases as well.

Sonrise Academy
Sarah Sonrise
515 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 469-8576; (831) 464-9484 (fax)
Email: sarahsonrise | at |
Sonrise Academy welcomes children with special needs to our preschool and quality after school care programs. We also provide evening support for adults, advocacy and educational therapy.

SoundWave Center
Victoria Deasy
1291 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 203
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 570-6369; (650) 996-6575; (650) 570-6369 (fax)
Email: soundwavecenter | at |
Non-profit providing Auditory-Verbal Therapy to hearing impaired children; teaching them to hear,listen and speak quite naturally.

Special Aid
Joanne Kraenzel
P.O. Box 2342
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 769-9268
Email: specialaid | at |
Joanne Kraenzel is a competent and caring educational consultant and advocate in the greater Sacramento area.

Special Ed Pro
Carol Ann McAusland, M.Ed CAES
539 Irven Ct
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 804-6120
Email: mcausland | at |
Experienced Special Education Advocate. Please see website for more information.

Special Education Advocacy
Paula M. Flower
776 Kyle St.
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 926-3944; (408) 926-5676 (fax)
Email: Flowerpowerof3 | at |
Advocacy information for families of children with special needs to assist in obtaining a free, appropriate, public education.

Special Education Advocacy
Maureen Ricketts, M.Ed.
511 Greenmeadow Way
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 887-8558; (408) 255-9976 (fax)
Email: advocatericketts | at |
Advocacy, support and assistance for all phases of the special education process. All grade levels and all disabilities served.

Special Education Collaboration Project
Carly or Evan
426 Fillmore St. Apt. C
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 864-4352
Email: eg | at |
We work as a team on every case, making your child’s academic, emotional and social development our highest priority. Specializing in Autism and Emotional Disturbance. Contact us for a free consultation.

Special Education Division

Special Education Law
Amy Haynes or Steven Greenburg
55 River Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 458-9900; (831) 426-0159 (fax)
Email: edulaw | at |
Legal representation and advocacy for parents and children throughout the Bay Area. Consultations, Due Process hearings, disciplinary proceedings.

Special Education PTA of Redwood City (SEPTAR)
Judy McCrary Koeppen
750 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 576-4271; (650) 306-9285
Email: septarinfo | at |
The Special Education Parent Teacher Association for Redwood City (SEPTAR)brings families and educators together to meet the special education needs of children in Redwood City.

Special Kids Crusade
Laura Harris
1900 Garden Road, Suite 230
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2730; (831) 372-5730 (fax)
Email: mail | at |
A parent-founded non-profit organization for families of children with disabilities offering programs & services, resources & support, and awareness & advocacy in Monterey County, CA.

Special Needs Advocates for Understanding (SNAFU)
Shirley Nutt
PO Box 181
Ripon, CA 95366
(209) 321-6510
Email: valleysnafu | at |
We offer support meetings, IEP help, education, social events and more. We also offer financial help for independent assessments and reduced-cost attorney referrals. We freely share information so parents can make fully-informed decisions.

Special Needs: Evaluation, Education, Development is the educational program we offer to parents, students, community.
We celebrate, support, and encourage cognitive diversity! The goal of the IEP and 504 plan is for the student to receive the appropriate services and educational benefit. The information provided via our e-mails, web site, etc. are educational and not intended as legal or medical advice.

Special Parents Information Network of Santa Cruz County
P.O. Box 2367
Santa Cruz, Ca 95063
(831) 722-2800; (831) 423-7713
Email: info | at |

Special Visual Assessment Clinic for the Handicapped (SVACH)
Optometric Eye Center
University of California, 200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
(510) 642-2020; (510) 643-5109 (fax)
Specialized visual examination/assessment, including pediatrics

Spectrum Center Schools
Gail Debiec
16360 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 741-5440; (510) 741-2775 (fax)
Email: spectrum | at |
Spectrum Center Schools provide special education programs for students with severe behavioral, emotional, and educational challenges.

Speech & Learning Services
Carol Murphy, MA, CCC-SLP
376 South Green Valley Road, Suite B
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 234-4181
Email: admin | at |
Speech & Learning Serivces provides consultation, seminars, assessment, and treatment for language based learning disabilities and speech problems

The Speech Works
Rose Godfrey, MA, CCC-SLP
399 Del Norte Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 673-7777; (530) 673-0132 (fax)
Evaluation and treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders for children (including early intervention) and adults.

Spina Bifida Association of the Bay Area
775 Brookside Drive
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 838-9947

Stairway to Friendship Therapy Services
Karen Glass, OTR/L, Certified RDI Provider
Ruth Seyer, Certified RDI Provider
1605 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 910-8182
Email: info | at |
We specialize in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI); a program designed for children on the autistic spectrum to systematically teach the motivation and desire for interaction and connection with others.

Star of Life
Lance Landre, President CEO
C.S. Landre Foundation, Inc.
7600 N. Ingram Ave., Suite 123
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 448-8840

Starfish Hero
Kirstin Hall, MS, BCBA
600 F Street 3-619
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 502-2731
Email: Kirstin | at |
A BCBA owned and family operated Behavior Support agency specializing in ASDs, IEP support, and ABA programs for both the school and home environments.

State Agency for the Visually Impaired
State Office of Services to the Blind
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 6-94
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-3327
Email: skugel | at |

State Department of Education: Special Education
515 L Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-4729

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Special Education Division
Department of Education
515 L Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-3505

State Mediation System
Department of Education
Special Education Division
515 L Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-2196
Email: kjohnson | at |

State Mental Health Agency
Department of Mental Health
1600 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2309

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
California Department of Mental Health
Children and Family Services
1600 9th Street, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2147
Email: dneilsen | at |

State Mental Retardation Program
Department of Developmental Services
Health and Human Services Agency
1600 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-1897
Email: callenby | at |

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Department of Rehabilitation
2000 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815-3832
(916) 263-8981; (916) 263-7477 (TTY)

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Department of Rehabilitation
830 K Street Mall, Room 307
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-3971

Stepping Stones Center for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Inc.
Vivian David, PsyD-Clinical Director
P.O. Box 6637
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 357-0571; (650) 357-0676 (fax)
Email: support | at |
We are a Non-Public Agency that designs individualized behavioral, educational, social, speech-language and occupational therapy programs for individuals diagnosed within the autistic spectrum.

Donna Stravinski, Educational Therapy – Private Practice
100 Bayo Vista Way, #46
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 218-5556
Email: dski129 | at |
Learning specialist services for students with mild/moderate learning disabilities. Tutoring and/or assessment. Special expertise in ADD/ADHD. Elementary and middle school math and language help, including writing, for all levels. Preparation for SAT, ACT.

Patty A. Stauss, Educational Therapist
2775 Cottage Way, Suite 4
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 365-6947; (916) 481-4036 (fax)
Email: ecofficemail | at |
Specialized tutoring in learning strategies for academics, organization, social skills, test-taking, time-management, note-taking, scheduling, conscentration, study skills, and more. Call to schedule a FREE consultation.

The Sullivan Center for Children
Kathy Sullivan, Ph.D., ABPP
3443 West Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-1186; (559) 271-8041 (fax)
Email: kathysullivan | at |
The Sullivan Center for Children is a private full service outpatient mental health center for children, adolescents and their families.

Susan Marcus, OTR/L
1190 Burnett Ave, Suite D
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-9165; (925) 676-9166 (fax)
Email: susan | at |
Pediatric Occupational Therapy services including sensory integration,fine & gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, handwriting and Theraputic Listening program, ages 1-17.

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Juno Duenas, Director
1663 Mission St. 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 282-7494; (415) 282-1226 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Support for Families provides free, multilingual information, education and emotional support to families and professionals of children with disabilities.

Sutter County Parent Network
1506 Starr Drive, Suite C
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 751-1925; (530) 751-1466 (fax)
Email: scpn | at |
Sutter County Parent Network is a family resource center dedicated to supporting, encouraging and providing information and facilitated referral to families with children with special needs. We offer a variety of programs for parents/caregivers and children.

Pablo A. Tagre, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1500 Standiford Avenue, Building C
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 877-7457; (888) 273-3217 (fax)
Email: inquiries | at |
Due Process Hearings, Mediation/Informal Resolution Sessions, IEP Preparation and Attendance, Rights Under Section 504, Student Expulsion and Other Discipline.

TALK – Teaching and Assessing Language for Kids
Alexia Dorsa
1209 Howard Avenue, Suite 203
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-9961; (650) 344-9837 (fax)
Email: talkspeech | at |
Provide assessments and intensive programs for the treatment of all speech, voice, language, fluency, social and developmental delays and disorders.

Lisa C. Tang, Ph.D.
91 W Neal Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 963-8835; (855) 834-5419 (fax)
Email: lisatangphd | at |
Dr. Tang specializes in psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment of children, teens, and adults with neurodevelopment differences.

Yvette N. Tazeau, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY15554
14531 South Bascom Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 977-7117; (408) 358-0185 (fax)
Email: ytazeau | at |
Psychological Testing, Neuropsychological Testing, Developmental Evaluations, Psychoeducational Assessments, Spanish Language Testing/Evaluations/Assessments.

TeamUP! Tutors, Inc.
Deb Kohnstamm
Post Office Box 1868
Los Gatos, CA 95031
(888) 383-2687; (888) 3-TEAMUP
Email: teamup | at |
Our professional in-home tutors support students of all abilities. 100% focus on individual needs helps neurodiverse learners meet objectives in all school subjects.

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, Special Education Advocate
22539 Cisneros Drive
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 967-3339
Email: grace | at |
Web: (Seminar tab)
Bi-lingual mother of blind child offers parent-empowerment seminars with parent-created IEP meeting materials, 1:1 consultations, attends IEP meetings.
(Note from the Wrights – see Graciela’s excellent article at the National Federation for the Blind’s website. Click here for the article titled “You Gotta Know the Rules If You’re Gonna Play the Game.” She describes her experience at a Wrightslaw Bootcamp!)

Marci McCourtie
7950 Dublin Blvd., Suite 208A
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 361-7663; (855) THR-ALRN
Email: Marci | at |
Providing speech and language therapy and assessment to children 18 months through 8th grade; Specializing in language-based learning disabilities and apraxia of speech.

Therapeutic Learning Consultants
883 N. Shoreline Blvd., Suite B-100
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 938-3600; (650) 938-3601 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services by designing comprehensive, individualized programs for our learners.

Therapies To Grow On
Dana Ehring
187 Tank Farm Rd. Ste. 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 547-1755
Email: dana | at |
Communication Services for all kids. Speech therapy, assessment, speech and language disorders, autism spectrum, social skills groups

Through the Looking Glass
2198 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710-2204
(510) 848-1112; (510) 848-4445 (fax); (800) 644-2666; (800) 804-1616 (TTY)
Nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and counseling services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. Nearly 80% of the 40 staff members are disabled, parents of disabled children, or members of families with disabilities.

Judy True, Education Advocacy Services
1315 Alma Avenue #464
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 954-8039; (925) 262-1747 (fax)
Email: judy.true | at |
I am a former district special education director now helping parents navigate the IEP/504 process, work with the school and develop an individualized plan.

Michael True, M.Ed
Disability and Senior Issues Consultant
Email: mstrue1 | at |
Providing individual and program-oriented consulting services. I specialize in community-based program and staff development and Individual needs assessment and planning. Please visit my webpage for additional background and areas of expertise.

Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.
6 Hangar Way, Suite A
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-0600; (831) 786-0644 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We created the Competent Learner Model to provide assessment, curriculum, coaching, direct services, and collaborative consultation for children with autism, developmental disabilities, and challenging behaviors.

Andrea M. Tytell, Esq.
Attorney at Law
560 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 458-7938; (408) 918-3057 (fax)
Email: laura | at |
Special needs advocate representing clients in education, civil cases, conservatorships, regional center, family law, custody, divorce and SSI in association with special needs law firm.

Debra Ullmann, MS, BCET
6053 Vera Cruz Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 927-5891
Email: edplan | at |
Psycho-educational assessments for diagnosis of dyslexia and learning disabilities, ages 5 through adult. 37 years experience assessing & remediating learning disabilities. Recommendations/strategies included.

Understanding Behavior, Inc.
Kathleen A Karimi
744 Montgomery Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111
(888) 657-4456; (415) 989-5001 (fax)
Understanding Behavior is a professional organization of providers that specializes in individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Unique Selves
Samantha Briggs-Hawkes
141 Sycamore Street
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 795-7355
Email: samantha | at |
Provide behavior consultation, referrals to appropriate agencies, in-home support services, and tutoring to special needs children and families.

United Advocates for Children of California
Jennifer Clancy – Exec Director
1401 El Camino Ave., Suite 340
Sacramento, CA 95815
(866) 643-1530; (916) 643-1530; (916) 643-1592 (fax)
Email: information | at |
We provide advocacy and help to parents of children with mental health disorders throughout the state of CA.

Vietnamese Parents of Disabled Children Assoc., Inc. (VPDCA)
7526 Syracuse Ave
Stanto, CA 90680
(310) 370-6704; (310) 542-0522 (fax)
Email: luyenchu | at |

Phyllis Voisenat, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1330 Broadway, Suite 1035
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-9410; (510) 367-6962; (510) 272-9158 (fax)
Email: VoisNetLaw | at |
Parent/Litigator provides special education services from eligibility, compliance, appropriateness, through Due Process complaint procedure. Most cases involve auditory processing.

Charles E. Voltz, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Suite 231, 433 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(605) 685-8010; (605) 685-8048 (fax)
Email: law | at |

Timothy Walton, Esq.
Attorney at Law
801 Woodside Road, # 11
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 216-9800; (650) 618-8687 (fax)
Email: twalton | at |
I have been assisting parents and children in their disputes with school districts in the Bay Area since 2002. . I can assist with decision making, IEPs, fair hearings and due process, as well as federal district court litigation, including the Ninth Circuit.

Natashe Washington
725 Washington St., Ste 300
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 285-7384; (510) 666-4144 (fax)
Email: natashe22 | at |
A special education attorney licensed in California and New York, with a strong background in due process complaints, litigation and research and trained in mediation.

Letecia Whetstone, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1900 Powell Street, Suite 6087
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 779-2885; (510) 779-5555 (fax)
Email: Letecia | at |
Attorney available to represent families with special needs at IEP/504 Plan meetings, mediations, due process hearings, and with other special education needs.

What is Dyslexia
Kevin Rockmael
1483 Campus Drive
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 520-4252
Email: krockmael | at |
We decided to develop a helpful site that looks at LD differently.

Robert Woelfel, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Loughrey & Woelfel, LLP.
31 Panoramic Way, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 935-4600; (925) 935-4602 (fax)
Email: rob | at |
I provide special education consultation, advocacy, and litigation services including: Record Reviews, Representation for 504 and IEP meetings, Due Process, State and Federal Court.

Debra Wright, Esq.
Attorney at Law
4322 St. Andrews Drive
Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 473-3419; (209) 473-1315 (fax)
Email: fairdbr | at |
Provide legal representation for children and adults with disabilities in matters related to special education and regional center issues.

Steven Wyner, Esq.
Wyner Law Group, PC
20655 S. Western Avenue, Suite 105
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 961-2877; (310) 533-8099 (fax)
Email: swyner | at |
Representing Students and Parents in Administrative Hearings, including Appeals and related Civil Rights Litigation, Bullying Incidents, Disciplinary Proceedings, Manifestation Determinations, and IEPs.

Elaine M. Yama, Esq.
Attorney at Law
2444 Main Street, Suite #110
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 485-0120; (559) 485-5823 (fax)
Email: eybennettlaw | at |
My practice focuses on providing legal services to children with disabilities. Specifically representation of parents and children in California regarding special education needs.

Yes Education Advocacy
Michele Jones
PO Box 2067
El Cerrto, CA 94564
(510) 322-4627
Email: info | at |
I offer seminars & workshops, consultation, tutoring, writing goals and objectives, advocacy, and support for families and children with mild/moderate special needs.

Youth & Education Law Project
Joanne Newman
Mills Legal Clinic
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
(650) 723-4336; (650) 723-4426 (fax)
Email: | at |
Dedicated to educational rights and reform work, YELP represents low-income students and families in special education and school discipline matters in the San Francisco Bay area