Our spring respite for special needs children has an Olympic theme. Kids will be participating in some fun games in the gathering place, earning a medal and getting their pictures taken on the medal stand with the American flag.  Come be a part of the games, sporting jerseys and teams from all over the world or your patriotic red, white and blues.  We can only take as many kids as we have volunteers so sign up early and invite a friend.  Training begins for EVERYONE at 1:00 pm so you will know where and how to help your child participate in the games. You can register on-line at  http://vc.church/2myOorc

When: Saturday, April 1, 1:00-5:00 pm

Where: 4455 Del Valle Pkwy, Pleasanton

Contact: Kris Volkir, Disability Ministry Director,  or call 925.846.6622

Posted: 03/06/2017

Monthly Parkinson's Support Groups are available in the Tri-Valley.

When: second Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM - Noon

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton

A group exercise class for Parkinson's Disease and other neurological & mobility challenges is also offered.

When: Thursdays, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Where:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

More information on either group:  email Mary or call (925) 989-0209

Posted: 12/06/2016

Healthy, home delivered meals are available for seniors (60 years and older) who are unable to prepare their own food, and have difficulty with mobility.  Fresh, nutritious meals are distributed during the week, and chilled or frozen meals can be pre-ordered for weekend and holidays.

Funded in part by the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging.  Special diets available on request (including low sodium, low fat, low cholesterol, renal, carbohydrate control, soft, mechanical soft and vegetarian).  Rice or tortilla substitution for bread.

Information on home delivered meals to Livermore: Call Livermore Senior Center : (925) 421- 4657

Information on home delivered meals to Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol:  Call Pleasanton Senior Center (925) 931-5385

Spectrum Community Services:www.spectrumcs.org

Posted: 07/27/2016

Regional Center of the East Bay, (RCEB) serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities.  RCEB als serve infants and toddlers with developmental delay as well as those who are at high risk for developmental disability or those who have an established risk for developmental disability.

The RCEB is one of 21 Regional Centers that is a community based private non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Service.  RCEB works in partnership with many individuals and agencies to plan and coordinate services and support for people with developmental disabilities, family members and community leader in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Where: RCEB/San Leandro,Creekside Plaza,  500 Davis Street, Suite 100, San Leandro

Contact: (510) 618-6100

More Information: www.rceb

Posted: 06/21/2016

Ability Now Bay Area, a 501 (c) 3, non-profit  offers opportunity, advocacy and advancement for people with disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  Formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy Center it offers services to adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Programs include education, communication, computer literacy, vocational training, wellness and community integration while promoting self advocacy, independent living skills, and leisure skills, which enhance the participants' ability to live more independently.

Where: 4500 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Contact: (510) 531-3323

Website: www.abilitynowbayarea.org

Posted: 03/30/2016

Joni and Friends Bay Area offers  two,  week-long,  2017 Family Retreats for families impacted by disability at Mission Springs in Scotts Valley.  These retreats nurture every family member, with programs set up to encourage parents, marriages, siblings and the family member who has a disability.  For more information and registration links see below.

When:  See website for 2017 dates

Where:  Mission Springs, Scotts Valley

Information: www.joniandfriends.org/bay-area/

Posted: 01/05/2016

Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL)  is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.  Services include (see website for list of complete programs):

Information and Referral ( I & R):  CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.

Housing Assistance:  CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.

Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch.  CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.

Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan:  CRIL's AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources.  CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.

Main Office, 439 "A" Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM

Tri-Valley Office  : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in  T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F

Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH - 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F

Phone: (510) 881-5743 - TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735

Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 /  TTY (925) 371-1532

Website: www.crilhayward.org

Posted: 11/24/2015

NAMI, (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders.  The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free.

When: Third Tuesday each month, 7-9 PM

Where: Meet at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114, Pleasanton 

Contact:email Marsha or call 980-5331

Website: www.nami.org

Posted: 06/16/2015

The mission of Eric's Corner is to raise awareness of epilepsy and to connect our community with resources to effectively manage an epilepsy diagnosis.

This group provides both an atmosphere of sharing facilitated by a group of individuals with over 15 years experience living with seizure disorders; and an opportunity to host guest speakers from within the industry to provide up-to-date news and views on epilepsy treatments, challenges and other resources.

This free support group includes social gatherings such as dinner, bowling, or an afternoon at the park. Epilepsy can be an isolating disorder, and Eric's Corner social gatherings encourage all individuals to participate in life's activities.

When:  The third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Second Floor, Pleasanton

For more information and to see their calendar, visit Ericscorner.org or call 925-734-3315

Posted: 10/30/2014

This Bible study & fellowship is for adults 18 and over with developmental disabilities.  The meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from mid-September through June. Each meeting starts at 6:00pm with a free dinner at 6:15pm followed by prayer time, Bible study, crafts, and games. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year.

When:  1st and 3rd Fridays of each month

Next Event:  Call to reserve a spot.  The event is sponsored by our special needs adult community.  All ages and special needs abilities are welcome.

Where: Valley Community Church (upstairs in seminar room), 4455 Del Valley Parkway, Pleasanton

Contact: June Irick or call 925-828-1363 (by Wednesday before event) to volunteer or to reserve a spot.


Posted: 09/30/2014