Resources by County
Santa Clara Co -- San Francisco -- Marin Co -- San Mateo Co -- Contra Costa Co -- Alameda Co -- Other
Regional Centers in the SF Bay Area
Regional Centers provide state-funded services to people with qualifying developmental disabilities. Contact them for an intake evaluation to see if your child is eligible.
San Andreas Regional Center
Serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties
Golden Gate Regional Center
Serving Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties
Regional Center of the East Bay
Serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties
North Bay Regional Center
Serving Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties
Dispute Resolution for Regional Center Clients
Disability Rights California: Office of Clients Rights Advocacy
Provides free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients.
Area Board 5, State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Monitors Golden Gate Regional Center and Regional Center of the East Bay
Area Board 7, State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Monitors San Andreas Regional Center
Benefits Education Center
Requesting an ABA/Behavioral Intervention Treatment from your insurance company (PDF)
Autism Fun Bay Area
Sponsors free professional musical performances, from classical to jazz, tailored to people on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges, and their families and caregivers. The website also lists a calendar of Bay Area autism-friendly events.
Autism Society of America
This national organization runs Autism Source, an online database and contact center staffed with professionals who are there to give you information, help, and resources.
Autism Society of California
This statewide organization strives to increase public awareness of the issues that individuals with autism and their families face, advocating for the support and resources they need, and providing up to date information on available services and research.
This national organization provides an Autism Response Team (ART). Its members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources, and opportunities. They are available to answer calls and emails from 9am to 1pm local time.
Autism Tree Project Foundation
Offers a variety of services throughout California, including free early intervention preschool screenings, parent mentoring programs, playgroups, and football mentoring programs that pair local college football players with children with autism.
Matrix Parent Network
Offers an online network for parents and guardians of children with disabilities to connect and exchange advice and experiences.
A free online resource designed by PACE for parents and caregivers of people living with autism. The series focuses on education and solutions to help with behavioral change at home. The four learning areas include: Understanding Autism/Tools for Caregivers, Help with Daily Routines/Self Help, Social Skills/Communication/Safety, and Behaviors
Please note this is a partial list of resources and does not purport to include all organizations serving people with autism. Inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. Organizations are listed at the discretion of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area. The information is gathered primarily from public sources and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To suggest additions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.