We Care Services for Children

Early childhood mental health is not changing normal behaviors into diagnoses or “mental health issues.” Rather, it is synonymous with healthy social and emotional development and helping children and their families achieve it.
For more than 50 years, We Care’s developmental services program has grown to meet the needs of young children with developmental disabilities. Our unique program has been based on the belief that each child and family is unique and we honor their beliefs and cultural, linguistic, racial and socioeconomic diversity.


We provide a three to one ratio in a natural half-day preschool setting with therapeutic interventions incorporated throughout the day. Each child enrolled has a set of goals established to individualize the program to their needs. These goals address the five domains of development. Speech and Occupational Therapists provide consultative services to children enrolled in our early intervention classrooms.

The Autism Family Support Project serves as a source for information and a social support for the autistic family member and the family at large. We strive to de-stigmatize autism and provide tools and resources that make it easier for parents to create a family environment that is inclusive and healthy for all family members.

Family Night Out

Family Night Out incorporates the entire family. We provide activities for children with autism, typically developing siblings and parents in a safe and encouraging environment that will allow families to interact with and support other families living with autism. Family Night Out is held throughout the Contra Costa community with such events as bowling, playing at a gymnastics studio, going to the movies, or at an outdoor picnic at We Care.

IEP Clinics

Our Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinics provide parents of children with autism the skills and tools they need to navigate this important process.  Every child with special needs has the right to an effective and customized IEP with their school district and it is crucial that parents are well informed of their rights and obligations so that their child receives the services he or she needs to thrive.  During our clinics, parents are walked through real-life scenarios and coached on addressing their child’s specific needs.

2191 Kirker Pass Road
94521 Concord , CA
Thu, May 25, 2017: 11:04 am
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