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Special Needs

Have questions or concerns about your child's development?

Contact Early Learning Institute

(707) 591-0170

Their navigator will:

  • Assist in figuring out what you should do first or where you need to go next
  • Help in understanding all the systems of care for young children age 0-5 years
  • Refer to an Early Learning Institute program or refer to a particular person with another agency

A Special Place Therapeutic Preschool and Child Care Center

YWCA 80(707) 523-2337 

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 200, Santa Rosa

For children who are at risk of abuse or neglect and are from families in crisis.

County of Sonoma - California Children's Services

(707) 565-4500

625 5th Street, Santa Rosa

Connects families with doctors/health care providers who know how to care for a child with special needs.  Provides financial assistance and coordinates health care services.

Early Learning Institute (ELI)

Early Learning Institute 80(707) 591-0170 or (707) 755-5133

311 Professional Center Drive, Suite 100, Rohnert Park

Developmental screenings, home visiting services, early intervention and consultation in a child care setting.

The Consultation Project

Support for children in childcare and preschool who may be struggling developmentally or with behavioral or social-emotional issues.  Free and confidential consultation to childcare providers and preschool teachers.

Watch Me Grow

Social and developmental screenings for children age 0-5 years.  Connects families to community services and makes referrals for mental health or developmental services.  Home visiting services provided.

Short term, one-to-one parent support services for families with young children receiving developmental services.

Easter Seals North Bay

Easter Seals 80(707) 843-3745

160 Wikiup Drive, Santa Rosa

Therapy, training, education, and support services for children living with disabilities-especially those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

North Bay Regional Center

North Bay Regional Center 80(707) 256-1100

10 Executive Court, Napa

Diagnosis, psychological and social evaluation, and prevention of and service coordination of developmental disabilities.

Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center

Matrix 80(415) 884-3535 or (800) 578-2592 

94 Galli Drive, Suite C, Novato

Helps families of children with special needs understand and access the systems that serve them.  

Petaluma Bounty P.L.A.Y.

Petaluma Bounty 80(707) 765-8488

Youth with food related disease can participate in this 8 week program.

Sonoma County Office of Education School Districts

Sonoma County Office of Education 80(707) 524-2600

If you are looking for special needs assistance for your 3-5 year old children, you can contact your local school district.  Use this website to determine your district.

SELPA Early Start

SELPA 80(707) 524-2763

Oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

(707) 524-2785

ADR, a program of the Sonoma County SELPA, helps families and schools to resolve their differences around special education.  Components include pone mediation, IEP facilitation, mediation and resolution services. 


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