Special Needs Events

March 16th- April 31st: Art Exhibition- Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities

Redwood City Public Library

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Autism Career Pathways invites you to view works of art by autistic artists. These unique pieces will be on display in the mezzanine of the Redwood City Public Library.

March 18th to June 11th: PLG Social Connect Afterschool Spring 2020

Contact Manni Wong- info@pyramidlearninggroup.com

In these 24 days/48-hour sessions, through our structured curriculum, we will teach kids foundational concepts and skills of social cognitive and emotional dimensions of the mind at a pace the kids can learn. They will practice these concepts and skills through fun group activities, books, characters and engagement. Click here for details.

March 21st: 13th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update

March 21, 2020 8:45am to 4:30pm

A one-day conference for parents, educators and care providers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. This annual update will focus on new research and services for individuals with autism to optimize their long-term functioning. Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:45am-4:30pm Li Ka Shing Conference Center 291 Campus Drive Stanford University, 94305

Register here: https://med.stanford.edu/autismcenter/events.html

March 26th-28th: Mosaic Workshops

Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City

Make a mosaic element that will be included in the mural which will adorn retaining walls at the entrance to a section of the new Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City! The mosaic mural elements will depict the natural beauty of native California Flora and Fauna. Click here for details

April 26th: Family Access Day at the California Academy of Sciences

April 26th, 2020  10am-1pm

This event is free of charge. For more information or to register, visit www.supportforfamilies.org or call 415-920-5040

June 6th: Family Access Day at the Asian Art Museum

June 6th, 10am to 1pm

This event is free of charge. For more information or to register, visit www.supportforfamilies.org or call 415-920-5040

Ongoing Sundays*: Autism Buddies Program

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Sundays 11am, Redwood City Main Library

Opening Doors PTA is excited to announce the Autism Buddies Program! Autism Buddies is run by Carlmont High volunteers at the Redwood City Main Library. 


This program provides an inclusive environment to elementary-school-aged children on the autism spectrum to encourage growth while strengthening social and cognitive skills. 


Carlmont High volunteers will work individually with participants to do fun projects and activities together.


For more schedule and other information, contact student coordinator Antara Sengupta: antara.s.sengupta@gmail.com

Ongoing: Kids with Dreams


Weekly Program in Palo Alto

Kids with Dreams is an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Through its weekly programs, the organization networks Stanford volunteers with community organizations and connects them with children and young adults with special needs. Through fun activities like playing soccer, swimming, rehearsing a play, making arts and crafts, and practicing dance moves, volunteers and kids alike get to have a blast while building skills and friendships that are meaningful to all.


For more information please contact Ana Gomez at (650) 509- 9451, or April Ball at (805) 660-6522.

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