What We Do For Families
Training for Parents
Easterseals Bay Area’s training and education services help parents understand their child’s specific challenges, abilities, and needs. Parents also learn to develop a set of critical, behaviorally-based skills to help manage challenging behaviors and promote their child’s communication, interaction, and active participation in everyday activities.
Research has shown that teaching parents of children with autism how to provide developmental support is an essential component of any successful intervention program. Parent training and education benefits children with autism by:
- Increasing communication skills
- Enhancing parent-child interaction
- Decreasing challenging behaviors
- Increasing generalization of skills to new people and settings
Caring for an individual with special needs 24 hours a day is a big job. Families need help, but also don’t want to overly stress their kids, or themselves, with childcare that is not equipped to work with them. This is where Easterseals Bay Area comes in. We provide safe, subsidized childcare, including monthly movie nights and quarterly outings, to help support Bay Area families dealing with disability.
Check our Events for upcoming movie nights and outings.
On April 22nd, we celebrated Easterseals’ 100th anniversary at the top of the Salesforce Tower with our supporters, staff and community.read more
Let’s make 2019 a better place for all of us!read more
Since October of this year, we’ve been enrolling clients between 4- and 18-years-old in our social skills groups at our clinics around the Bay Area. Clients participate in small groups led by our applied behavior analysis (ABA) Supervisors who teach and reinforce social skills development with a focus on STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).read more