California BrainWaves

"Making a Splash in the Neuro Community!"

California BrainWaves

Nonprofit for Special Needs Families

Our Mission is to increase housing, education, research, medical care, specialized training, legal aid, and community support systems for people of all ages with brain and developmental disabilities.

Our Vision is to develop pivotal live/work/learn/play therapeutic campuses for people with brain and developmental disabilities and their loved ones, preventing traumatizing and expensive family separations. At California BrainWaves, staff, caregivers, and neurotypical siblings are also a priority in receiving support. In addition, we focus on de-stigmatizing brain and developmental disabilities.

Our 501(c)3 Federal Tax Identification Number: 88-2578053

​​Our Plan

We are in the start-up, foundation stage.

Our current objective is to build a very strong foundation by hand-selecting a powerful team. For the rest of 2022, we will focus our energy on networking, marketing, fundraising.

Our first development will be a new build that is sustainability focused. We will develop a Live/Work/Learn/Play Therapeutic Campus for Special Needs Families in the San Francisco Bay Area, named 7H20. Our nonprofit specifically caters to all ages and stages of people with brain and developmental disabilities. Cities we want to build in: San Leandro by the Marina, Lafayette by the Reservoir, Martinez by Briones or the water, Benicia by the water, Palo Alto by the water. We stay coastal due to brain chemistry changing in heat, causing an increase in seizures, psychosis, SPD and ASD episodes, dementia and Alzheimer's episodes, memory loss, confusion, heat stroke, migraines, etc. Due to Global Warming, we want to develop coastal campuses to maintain a healthy heat index. These 5 cities are in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Santa Clara Counties. Building in all 5 locations will allow us to create equity in serving Bay Area Special Needs Families. 

We will fund our mission and vision with the income of our social franchise locations, committee-sponsored projects, fiscal sponsorships, commercial sponsorships, celebrity sponsorships, developers, private donors, angel investors, insurances, school districts, regional centers, city, county and state funding, fundraisers, partnerships with other nonprofits, government aid, and grants.

We will have a Collabortive Union with robust perks and benefits to prevent high turn-over and burn-out.

Our future plan is to add social franchise locations beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and along California's coast, like Humboldt County (we have a place targeted in McKinleyville), LA, and San Diego. Our long-term hope is for other states to create a "Georgia BrainWaves" or a "Florida BrainWaves."

7H20, a Live/Work/Learn/Play Therapeutic Campus 

for Bay Area Special Needs Families! 

Our Social Franchise Model Components:

Caregiver's Cove & Restaurant

Caregiver's Cove will be a retreat for Caregivers to commiserate, learn, grow, heal together. It will be a resource library complete with workshops, guest speakers, events, support groups. We will film our YouTube Channel onsite, and host fundraisers, private parties and events onsite. Caregiver's Cove will have a restaurant and garden. We plan for Caregiver's Cove to be on the rooftop of Oasis Apartments.

BrainWaves Care Center

BrainWaves Care Center will be an all-in-one medical facility onsite for people with brain and developmental disabilities. We will include a hospital, urgent care, doctors' offices, therapies, a pharmacy, holistic and Western medicine, a spa, a research and diagnostics center, mobile crisis care.

Water Lily RTP

Our onsite Residential Treatment Program (RTP) will be for all ages 

who need 24/7 specialized care.

We will design our campus to ensure a safe haven for our unique housing needs. We are devoted to providing a welcoming, home-like design 

on a resort-styled campus.

Horizons Academy

Our onsite school will be for ages 2-22. Our educational model provides a blend of Montessori, Waldorf, Multimedia, STEAM educational models. We believe in Child-Led Learning through Play. We will teach Social/Emotional Health, Hygiene Care, Life Skills, and Conflict Resolution in a Neurodiverse Learning Community. We will offer Social and Academic Clubs like foreign language, theater, chess, Mine Crafters, and a variety of sports, including Special Olympics.

We believe in Lifelong Learning. So, for our residents who are over 22, we will provide adult and senior classrooms, as well as an onsite business center, where youthful entrepreneurs are welcome. For Under 2, our childcare center and STEAM-themed campus will provide an abundance of mental/emotional/social education.

Caspian Care

Whether for school/work schedules, emergencies, doctors appts, scheduled surgeries, dates, or much needed respite, we offer onsite 24/7 care for all ages, infant to senior. We will provide comfy beds, diaper changing, bandage changing, medicine management, exercise, socializing, playtime, learning activities, art therapy, and more. Nurse onsite 24/7, and 1:1 aides available as needed.

Caspian Care will be located beside BrainWaves Care Center, which will allow improved care via the following examples:

  • A mom checks in on her 4 year old while her 9 year old is recovering from brain surgery next-door
  • A dad, a nurse next-door, enjoys his hour  lunchbreak with his daughter every shift
  • Filipa, a senior, is rushed to the medical center next-door during a seizure

Oasis Apartments

Our apartment complexes will have the following services onsite:

  • disability-friendly playgrounds, water therapy pool/hot tub, gardens, fitness center
  • social worker's office onsite so each family has a personal case manager
  • concierge service at the front desk
  • onsite 24/7 security who are crisis intervention trained
  • private, gated community
  • grocery and medical supply delivery
  • in-unit washer and dryer, maintenance onsite, optional maid service, an abundance of home safety features, etc.
  • friendship benches, sensory activity nooks, sensory pods
  • a thrift store and makerspace for residents and their guests

California BrainWaves is a proud member of CALNonprofits!

Our 501(c)3 Federal Tax Identification Number: 88-2578053