Via Services strives to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs.
Services include Altitude, First Step and Via West
First Step provides play-based speech and occupational therapy to children ages 0-10. We also partner with the San Andreas Regional Center and other local agencies to provide Early Start assessments for children ages 0-3.
Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges including: verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, and high functioning autism. We build social skills, independence, and self-confidence to prepare our participants for the transition to young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives.
Via West provides residential respite care with weekend and week-long special needs camping programs throughout the year. We offer innovative programs and activities that include both learning and outdoor experiences, plus independent living skills and skill building activities that are specifically designed to improve self-sufficiency. Via West is dedicated to providing our families with the highest quality staff. The majority of our staff are undergraduate or graduate students working towards degrees in nursing, special education, social work, counseling, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, vocational education, etc.
Due to popular demand from our private pay, Kaiser, and San Andreas Regional Center therapy clients, we will be expanding our reach in the Bay Area. We are so excited to announce the opening of a new satellite First Step office in Santa Cruz!
Our newest site is conveniently located at 542 Ocean Street, Suite L in Santa Cruz and it will offer the following:
Speech therapy and related services to individuals ages birth through eighteen years
Hours of operation 8:00am-6:00pm with Saturday morning appointments available
Home based services in Santa Cruz County available upon request
Accepts Kaiser insurance, San Andreas Regional Center funding, and other insurance options
Click here or contact First Step Director Amy Churchill at 831-331-6690 for more information.