Activities and classes for 2 year old with autism
My 2 year old son was recently diagnosed with Autism. It’s been a lot of navigating services on his behalf. I’m reaching out to see if anyone knows of play groups, music classes, nature classes, art classes, ect with a focus on neurodivergent kids in Oakland/Berkeley/San Leonardo/ San Francisco.
I found a great group for Joaquin Miller Park but it’s already full. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
May 18, 2023
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Hi there! There are many great resources in the bay are for neurodivergent kiddos. My daughter is autistic and we have a great neurodiversity affirming speech therapist we go to. Her email is here: https://www.speechandlanguagewithsupreet.com/. Another resource is an open gym area, this is in San Ramon ( a bit of a drive!), but its a sensory gym for kids with varying abilities. https://spiritedplaylabs.com/
Check out Spirited Play Labs!
Have you looked into Wings and swings in Alameda. A bit further but well worth it in San Ramon is Spirit d Play Labs.
Thank you for reaching out on behalf of your 2 year old son. Have you connected with the Regional Center of East Bay? If not, Please explore this ASAP. We have 2 grandchildren, ages 4 and 5-- both diagnosed with Autism-- living in SoCal. As a former teacher of students with special needs, I knew about the Regional Center -- in Austin, Texas-- I'm extra impressed with the centers in Calif. Here they offer a rich cornucopia of activities with other children as well as private lessons in sign language for example. After 6 months my grandchildren's abilities were noticeably greater. Last year, thru the Regional Center our kids were referred to a school geared to children with different needs/ways of learning. All the best dear mom. https://www.rceb.org/