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Via Services, formerly the Crippled Children's Society, has been serving Bay Area special needs families since 1945. With locations in Santa Clara and Cupertino, we offer diverse programs that ultimately support the entire family. From birth through late adulthood, we provide speech and occupational therapy, overnight camping programs, and more. We work on social skills and independent living skills that help our families thrive. For more information, please visit www.viaservices.org.
Via Services is a private, independent non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special needs achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives. Via Services has been serving the Bay Area and beyond since 1945.
We serve children and adults with disabilities through three main programs:
Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges to build social skills, independence, and self-confidence. We prepare our participants for the transition to young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives.
First Step provides developmental assessments of infants and children up to age 10. We also offer educational services and assessments as well as a wide array of speech-language and occupational play-based therapy to address developmental delays or disorders and help each child realize their potential.
Via West Campus provides residential respite care with weekend and week-long programs throughout the year. The children, teens, and adults who stay with us enjoy 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.
In 1945, two women saw a little boy sitting in a window every day, isolated from the world because of cerebral palsy. With permission from the boy's single working mother, they carried the boy and his wheelchair down a steep flight of stairs so he could explore new places and spark his intellectual and emotional development. That act of generosity led to the creation of the Crippled Children's Society, now Via Services, an organization that has continued to serve youth and adults with disabilities for over half a century