Special Needs Education in Oakland and beyond
I have an 18-month-old daughter with a rare genetic syndrome, global delays, and severe special needs (both intellectual and physical disabilities). We are getting Regional Center in-home therapy now but I am looking ahead to the transition to OUSD. To be honest, I'm dreading it. I'm just getting started and could be wrong — but based on what I've seen so far, the schools don't seem set up to fully accommodate a child with severe disabilities.
Does anyone have a sense of the full spectrum of daycare/preschool and elementary options — public, charter, and private? I am looking for innovative options like Hope Technology in Redwood City, where both my (typical) son and daughter could go. Or we would be willing to move to a neighboring district with better public options. My son is currently in K.