Below are a list events going on in or around our community that might be of interest to parents who have children with special needs. 

These events and/or announcements are not sponsored or endorsed by SEED, but are listed solely for informational purposes.

  • Friday, January 20, 2017 9:59 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2017 1:37 PM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

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  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:30 PM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    Join 2017 Special Needs Guard

    Color Guard is a choreographed performance that includes dance moves to music and the spinning of equipment such as flags performed on an indoor basketball court. There will be instruction on basic dance moves, traveling combinations, and flag spinning techniques. A performance will be choreographed that highlights each member's skills. Ages 12-25.

    Returning members, you are our best source of new members.
    Encourage any potential new members to attend. It is important that anyone with interest come by and gives it a try.

    If you have any questions, please call Annette Odello at 925.383.0424 or email


    New Life Christian Fellowship, 3525 Chestnut Ave., Concord, CA 94519

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:11 PM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    Friday 5:00 PM–5:45 PM

    To Enroll Online Please Click Here 

     Note: 'Free admission for one parent or aide. All other family members will be charged a $5 drop in fee.

    The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. Emphasizing fun and safety, the Special Skater program helps to improve balance and Coordination which promotes an "I can do it!" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life. With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.

    For more information please email Skating Manager David Hicks at

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:15 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    Care Parent Network offers interactive IEP Clinics for parents throughout Contra Costa County.

    IEP clinics are individually tailored in small group settings to help participants understand their children's IEPs, get answers to specific questions they may have, and learn how goals are developed and services are determined. 

    To attend an IEP Clinic, you must have a child 3 to 15 years old with an IEP, and you must be willing to discuss your child's IEP in a small group of other parents. Care Parent Network requires that you give them a copy of your child's IEP at least two weeks prior to your IEP Clinic date to allow them to review the IEP so they're prepared to discuss it with you. 

    If you are interested in participating in an IEP Clinic this fall, please email, stating that you are interested in an IEP clinic. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and preferred language (English or Spanish). A staff member will call you back to discuss clinic participation. Care Parent Network uses parent interest to determine clinic dates and locations. 

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 7:31 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)


    Special Needs Expertise

    Email: or 925-356-2226 (pool) or 925-890-8088 (cell)

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 7:27 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    Special Olympics Northern California provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life.  Currently, Special Olympics Northern California offers year-round sports training and competition in 11 different sports for over 17,777 athletes within four different seasons.

    How does Special Olympics Work?

    Special Olympics sports are available to all eligible athletes (visit their FAQ page for more information about eligibility, including age requirements) at no cost to the athlete.  Your athlete doesn’t need to know how to play a sport, as our coaches will work with your athlete, regardless of their level or ability, to teach them the skills they need in order to participate.  A sports season typically consists of 6-8 trainings (practices) that usually take place one to two times per week in the evening or on the weekend, which culminates with a competition opportunity.

    What sports are offered?  

    Click here for more information about the sports offered below.

    Winter Season (January – March)

    • Basketball

    Spring Season (March – June)

    • Aquatics

    • Bocce

    • Tennis

    • Track & Field

    • Volleyball

    Summer Season (June – September)

    • Golf

    • Softball

    Fall Season (September – December)

    • Bowling

    • Floor Hockey

    • Soccer

    Starting in the Spring of 2015, Athletes will be required to register for the sport(s) they are interested in participating in for the upcoming season. Click here for more information about this practice registration process. For specific sports offerings in your county and information about registering, please visit their County Programs page. 

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 7:15 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    The third Saturday of every month All in Need provides a respite care program called Revive.  Revive is a three hour program where we give parents a break, while we promote social interaction with the children offering gross and fine motor activities all in a sensory based atmosphere. This event is a three hour event in the evening once a month.  Visit their website for more info.

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:14 AM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

    Sky High Sports is happy to announce that beginning August 2, our popular jump sessions for kids with special needs and their families will now be offered every Tuesday.

    More bouncy fun and fitness for all!

    Of course, everyone is always welcome at Sky High, but on Tuesdays, from 3pm until 6pm, we turn down the lights, turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our guests. Kids with all kinds of special needs are welcome.

    Special jumpers are $5 for three hours with one parent or therapist free. Families and neuro-typical siblings enjoy the atmosphere of understanding and camaraderie. Everyone in the family is just $5.

    Any jumper under the age of 18 needs an online waiver signed by a parent. (Grandparents and therapists can't sign.) That waiver can be found on our website.

    Keep an eye out for a special promotion coming soon that will benefit Autism Speaks!

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 9:59 PM | SEED Admin (Administrator)

    These events and/or announcements are not sponsored or endorsed by SEED, but are listed solely for informational purposes.

    TSA: Children with Medical Conditions, Disabilities, or Mobility Aids

    Inform the TSA officer if the child has a disability, medical condition or medical device, and advise the officer of the best way to relieve any concerns during the screening process.

    Inform the TSA officer if your child is able to walk through the metal detector or needs to be carried through the metal detector by the parent/guardian. You may carry your child to ease the screening process. The TSA officer will not remove your child from his/her mobility aid, wheelchair or scooter.

    TSA Cares is a help line to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. Call TSA Cares 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. You may also call to request assistance at the checkpoint. The number to call is (855) 787-2227. The phone line is staffed weekdays 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. ET and weekends/holidays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET. 

    The TSA website has a kids’ section with a cartoon video to help children understand the screening process at the airport.

    The Inclusion Project provides free assistance to support children birth through age 5 in licensed child care settings who are diagnosed with developmental delays or exhibiting developmental concerns. The Inclusion Facilitators work with early childhood educators to design individualized adaptations and strategies to allow the child care site to effectively support children with special needs. The project offers observations and screenings in the areas of child development, such as communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and social emotional development. Facilitators offer hands-on demonstrations of evidence-based practices and convey recommendations on reasonable accommodations. The Inclusion Project is part of The Contra Costa Child Care Council and can be reached at 925-676-5442 ext. 3113 or They can also assist families to create an environment at home that is calming and supports young children with self-regulation and sensory issues. An example of such an environment is Special Haven. 

    Special Haven is a non-profit that offers a supportive and multi-sensory environment by providing various sensory experiences through sound, smell, touch, and visual effects. Special Haven welcomes children and adults with special needs. The Multi-Sensory room is open for families to use with adult supervision, by appointment only 10am-5pm (closed on Wednesday and Sunday). Special Haven is located at 215 G Street, Antioch. To schedule time in the room or for more information call (925) 222-5322 or email them at Website:

    Let's Play Ball-Antioch CHAMPS Division of Delta Baseball & Softball is for children with special needs ages 4-18 (no registration cost, free uniforms). The season runs from late March to the end of May. The games are on Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. and practice is on Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. All events take place at Antioch Youth Sports Complex, 1037 Apollo Ct, Antioch. For more information and registration, contact David Chuey

    Food Allergy Support Team of the East Bay (FAST-EB) provides information and support as well as providing a forum for sharing resources, ideas and experience. 

    Meeting are on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m., 370 N. WigetLane, Suite 210, Walnut Creek. For more information contact:

SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by parent and community volunteers to benefit diverse learners in Lafayette, California.

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