Local Resources

The following lists serve as a directory of local practitioners who provide various services in the special education community. Listing here does not imply an endorsement from SEED.

If there are any resources that you think would be good additions to this guide, please e-mail us at: seedlaf@seedlafayette.org.

Au Pair Agencies

Developmental Pediatricians

  • Dr. Marianna Eraklis, 23 Orinda Way, Suite 312, Orinda, CA, (925) 254-4000. Website: http://www.dbped.com

Educational Resources

Entertainment & Fun


Occupational Therapists


  • Boy Scout Troop 1994 in Concord, CA: Provides special needs youth an opportunity to thrive in a traditional Boy Scouts of America Program. Contact: David and Sheila Rowntree, rowntreedavid@att.net
  • Boy Scout Troop 224 in Lafayette, CA: Partners with an existing scouting program that is very experienced with scouting for special needs boys. Contact: Bill Lew, WWL.94549@gmail.com

Speech Therapists

Sports Organizations

Support Groups

  • All in Need Family Support: Supports families of children with special needs by offering respite care in a nurturing and learning environment promoting social interaction and motor activities in a sensory-based environment. https://allinneed.org
  • Care Parent Network: Parent-to-parent emotional support and help navigating services for families of children (birth to 22 years) with special needs. www.contracostaarc.org/html/care.html
  • CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder: Non-profit organization that supplies scientific, research-based information to parents and adults with ADHD. www.chaddnorcal.org
  • Contra Costa Child Care Council Inclusion Project: Offers support to parents and licensed childcare providers throughout Contra Costa County for children requiring special accommodations in child care settings. https://www.cocokids.org/learning-institute/inclusion-project/
  • Faith-Based Special Needs Support: A consortium of churches and synagogues that provide support for families with diverse abilities. Contact: Kristine Gilmore, 925-683-0078; Kristine.gilmore@pswc.org