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Children’s Health Council Welcomes Garfield Byrd as New Chief Financial Officer

Children’s Health Council (CHC), a leading provider of mental health and learning difference services in the Bay Area, is pleased to announce the appointment of Garfield Byrd to succeed Terence Boyle as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Garfield brings exceptional experience to CHC, having served in financial leadership roles across prominent nonprofit institutions for over 20 years.
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From the Desk of Cindy Lopez: The Promise of a New School Year

There is a phenomenon that happens in LD schools across the country at the beginning of each school year. Parents and families are transformed. We see this transformation at Sand Hill School every year.

This past Monday we had our traditional first day of school meeting for parents. I saw new-to-Sand Hill parents come in with jaws clenched, eyebrows furrowed and shoulders hunched. Parents were bracing themselves for what they surely knew was about to hit them—the start of the new school year. Ugh. Read more ›

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Early Support Program for Autism Connects Families to Autism Resources

A free program offered by Stanford Children’s Health and the Children’s Health Council connects families of recently diagnosed autism patients with Bay Area treatment resources. Read more ›

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Children’s Health Council Awarded $270K to Help Families Facing ADHD and Learning Challenges from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Ramsey Khasho, Psy.D., Director of The Center, 650.688.3688
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(January 8, 2012) – Palo Alto families with children facing ADHD, autism, learning disabilities or anxiety and depression will have a new source of support and information, thanks to a grant awarded to the Children’s Health Council (CHC).  The Center at CHC was awarded $270,000 from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation to build new programs supporting families impacted by learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or anxiety and depression. The Center will lead the effort by using the grant to conduct a community needs assessment and develop new services and programs for children such as afterschool programs. Read more ›

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