The following are the key agencies that are mandated by law or funded to provide funding, medical, preventative, support and social services for children with special health and developmental needs.
Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC)
120 Howard Street, 3rd Floor
Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC) provides services to eligible children and adults. For children under the age of three, a wide range of early intervention services are available, including assessment, specialized instruction and therapies. Eligible children under the age of three include those who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays. Qualifying conditions for children over the age of 3 are: mental retardation, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, and other conditions which are related to mental retardation or require treatment similar to that of mental retardation.
GGRC is a PUBLIC AGENCY.
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
1098 Harrison Street
The Special Education Department of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is responsible for the delivery of special education services to eligible children. Eligible children under the age of three, and their families, receive early intervention services and supports. Children over the age of three are asessed by the district's Screening and Assessment Center to determine eligibility for pre-school special education services.
SFUSD is a PUBLIC AGENCY.
California Children Services (CCS)
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210
California Children Services (CCS) provides medical care and rehabilitation services to children under age 21 with eligible handicapping conditions whose families are unable to pay for their treatment. Most conditions involving severe or chronic physical disability are eligible for coverage. Services include diagnostic evaluation, treatment, medical case management, physical and occupational therapy, orthopedic and pediatric clinic services. Income limits apply. However, there is no income limit for diagnostic services, Medical Therapy Program, high-risk infant follow-up services and Children's HIV Program.
CCS is a PUBLIC AGENCY.
San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services (SFCBHS)
1380 Howard Street, 5th Floor
SFCMHS provides mental health services to uninsured, under-insured, indigent, low income and impoverished and homeless populations in San Francisco. Mental health services provided include assessment, evaluation and counseling. Services are provided on an out-patient basis or where a more intensive program is appropriate, in day treatment, residential treatment, or community-based intensive care management and wraparound services.
SFCMHS is a PUBLIC AGENCY.
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD)
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) is a parent-run, San Francisco-based non-profit organization serving families of children with any type of disability or special health care need. Support for Families provides parents and guardians with information about their child's disability and available resources and services, culturally and linguistically appropriate education on how to access services, and support from other families who have experienced similar challenges. SFCD also provides education and information to professionals and actively collaborates with other organizations to work toward a more coordinated, family-friendly network of services.
SFCD is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
High Risk Infant Interagency Council (HRIIC) Round Table
High Risk Infant Interagency Council Round Table is an interagency referral process to review referrals of children with special health care needs, ages birth through five. The purpose of this review is to ensure that children are linked to the agencies that best meet their needs, as quickly as possible. The Round Table review team includes representatives from Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco Unified School District, California Children Services, Support for Families, San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Department of Human Services.
HRIIC is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
There are other agencies that provide services to children
with special needs. For more information about additional services, visit
the Other Resources section of this
HRIIC --High Risk Infant Interagency Council
2061 Mission Street, Suite 606, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415/206-7743 Fax: 415/282-1226 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last updated: November 11, 2011