Through the Looking Glass

Services

TLG provides direct services to Bay Area families as well as additional services to families nationally through TLG's National Center on Parents with Disabilities and their Families.

 Local Services for Children

TLG Services for Children with Disabilities

TLG provides direct services to families of infants and children within the Bay Area in which a parent, parenting grandparent and/or child has a disability, medical issue or developmental concern.

Home-Based Services

TLG provides home-based services in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for families and their young children who have had particularly worrisome and difficult beginnings or who have ongoing physical, medical or developmental problems. Services are based upon TLG's nationally recognized model program which combines professional expertise in the areas of infant mental health, infant development, family therapy, disability adaptations and peer counseling. Services are tailored to meet the social, emotional and cultural needs of each family.

Developmental Services

Infant/ Toddler developmental specialists from a variety of disciplines assess and intervene during home visits to enhance the development of children from birth to age three.

Relationship Support

Families can have home visits from a social worker, psychologist or family therapist, many of whom have personal disability experience. These providers focus on nurturing and supporting relationships between parents, children, and families, as well as on facilitating parenting skills, interaction, and problem solving.

Parent Support Groups

Parents of children with disabilities and other medical issues can participate in one of our parent support groups in the East Bay Area.

Children on the Autism Spectrum

Through The Looking Glass provides Group and Individual home and community based specialized services for kids with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.  For more information, please contact Christi Tuleja at TLG: (510) 848-1112 ext. 119.

CCS Youth Group

In collaboration with California Children's Services, TLG is facilitating a youth mentor group for youth with disabilities that are transitioning from teenage to adulthood in the local San Francisco bay area. The participants range in age from sixteen to twenty-two. The purpose of the group is to empower participants to gain independence and mentor other youth to do the same. The group focuses on issues such as job readiness, self-advocacy, college preparedness and obtaining housing. For more information on the group contact co-facilitator Nikki Brown-Booker, MFT at nikki_booker@lookingglass.org

Chatterbox

Chatterbox is a parent-child interactional therapeutic play/care group designed to give parents the tools to encourage language skills in their children through fun, engaging and interactional activities.  Parents and their young children participate in morning snack, themed circle time with songs, arts & crafts, sensory motor activities, book time, outdoor fun, parent group (kids separate for child focused developmental activities), lunch and closing song.  The group is run by a special educator, speech and occupational therapy consultants and a family clinician all with specialized training and experience working with parents with intellectual disabilities.

Local Services for Parents

 

TLG Services for Parents with Disabilities

TLG provides direct services, information and referral to a diverse group of parents with disabilities and their families. These include parents with physical and visual disabilities, deaf parents, parents with intellectual disabilities, and parents with diverse medical conditions. Direct services are available primarily to local parents residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  For families outside the Bay Area, TLG offers a number of services through its National Center on Parents with Disabilities and their Families.  Please see a more detailed description of the National Center at The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families.

Adaptive Equipment 
TLG is nationally recognized for designing and fabricating baby care equipment for parents and other caregivers with disabilities, as well as studying the impact of this equipment on parenting. Within the Bay Area, TLG provides adaptive baby care equipment as well as an equipment lending library for parents, expectant parents or parenting grandparents with physical disabilities.

Trainings, Presentations and Workshops
Since 1982, Through the Looking Glass staff has conducted trainings, presentations, and workshops regarding families with disabilities to over 225,000 parents and professionals during local, regional national and international conferences, meetings, and workshops. Please see our Trainings, Presentations and Workshops page for highlights of upcoming as well as previous trainings, presentations and workshops.

Bay Area Parents with Developmental Disabilities / Intellectual Disabilities
Parents with disabilities who are Regional Center clients residing in Alameda or Contra Costa counties can receive individualized home based services during pregnancy and parenting.

Bay Area Parents with Disabilities & Deaf Parents
We provide home-based parent/child intervention, family support, and parenting education for families of parents with physical or visual disabilities, as well as parents with other diverse disabilities or medical issues. We also provide home-based early intervention and family support services for Deaf parents and their hearing infants and young children.

Please also see our Report of the Bay Area Parents with Disabilities and Deaf Parents Task Force.

Bay Area Parent Support Groups
TLG facilitates Bay Area support groups for parents with physical or visual disabilities. These support groups meet regularly and are facilitated by professionals who are also parents with disabilities.  TLG also facilitates a support group for mothers with intellectual disabilities.

Chatterbox
Chatterbox is a parent-child interactional therapeutic play/care group designed to give parents the tools to encourage language skills in their children through fun, engaging and interactional activities.  Parents and their young children participate in morning snack, themed circle time with songs, arts & crafts, sensory motor activities, book time, outdoor fun, parent group (kids separate for child focused developmental activities), lunch and closing song.  The group is run by a special educator, speech and occupational therapy consultants and a family clinician all with specialized training and experience working with parents with intellectual disabilities.

To learn more about TLG's Early Head Start Center and Services, please go to TLG's Early Head Start Program

To learn more about TLG's national services to families with disabilities, go to National Services

To find out about additional local and national resources available to families with disabilities, go to Resources for Families with Disabilities

Address: 
3075 Adeline St. Ste. 120
94703 Berkeley , CA
US
Phone: 
800-644-2666
Fax: 
510-848-4445
Updated: 
Tue, Oct 30, 2018: 11:21 am
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