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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We want to take this opportunity to remind our valued clients and families that mental health is just as important as physical health. Take a look at some of the great, local resources that can provide support for kids, adults and parents alike.

  • Help for Students in Crisis: Phone and text lines available with 24/7 support for youth and teens, veterans, LGBTQ+ and transgender individuals available here.
  • Kaiser Permanente San Francisco: Hosting a variety of online classes and workshops, downloadable resources and helpful guides for addressing mental health during the pandemic, available by clicking here.
  • Stop Stigma Sacramento: Gain valuable insight into the facts surrounding mental illness, read first-hand stories of hope and access a number of crisis services at

If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, please visit California Hope (CalHOPE) to access free, culturally sensitive support at any time of day. Call 1 (833) 317-HOPE or visit

Autism Services

While we plan to begin our phased approach for returning to in-person ABA services this summer, we’re pleased to share that we are currently offering an online respite program for our clients and families! These virtual respite events for children and teens are casual and fun with a variety of activities like gardening, arts and crafts, games and puzzles. We’ll return to hosting our in-person respite events, like Gym & Paint Nights or Build-a-Bear® visits, once it is safe to do so, as the health and safety of our clients and staff remain our top priorities.

If you’re interested in learning more about our online respite services, contact Kent Higa at [email protected].


We're thrilled to announce that the Kaleidoscope Community Adult Program will be re-opening in June! We hosted a parent/caregiver meeting this week to review our updated safety policies and procedures; if you need additional information or have questions, our Kaleidoscope team can help.

If that news wasn’t exciting enough, Kaleidoscope will also be opening a center in Walnut Creek! We’re now

accepting referrals in both locations—for more information or to schedule a visit, please reach out to Zach Lupton at [email protected] or at (925) 326-0072.

Early Intervention (EI)

Our EI program is dedicated to supporting the development and well-being of young children. We recognize that a great start for kids means mothers and parents also need a great start at parenthood. The challenges that many new moms and parents experience, especially in the midst of a global pandemic, can have a big impact on their ability to build healthy relationships with their babies. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 mothers experience some type of mood and anxiety disorder, like

postpartum depression, right before or after giving birth. By supporting mothers and parents, we can foster the developmental skills and parental bonds that grow into healthy, cooperative relationships.

If you or someone you know may be struggling with postpartum depression, please contact Postpartum Support International’s hotline in either English or Spanish at 1 (800) 944-4773. Text support is also available in English at the number above, or in Spanish at (971) 203-7773.

For general questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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