Additional Resources

Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines for Physicians

For guidelines regarding the evaluation and diagnosis of PANS, please see published PANS Consortium Guidelines:

Clinical Evaluation of Youth with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS): Recommendations from the PANS 2013 Consortium<

Chang K, Frankovich J, Cooperstock M, Cunningham M, Latimer E, Murphy T, Pasternack M, Thienemann M, Williams K, Walter J, Swedo S, and From the PANS Collaborative Consortium. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. February 2015, 25(1): 3-13. doi:10.1089/cap.2014.0084.

For treatment guidelines, please see the Revised Treatment Guidelines Released for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) published on July 2017 in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Suggested Reading Material for PANS Patients & Families


What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD

Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger
Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep
Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anxiety
Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More
Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
Authors: Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D.; Ann Wignall, D. Psych; Vanessa Cobham, Ph.D. & Heidi Lyneham, Ph.D.

Talking Back to OCD
Authors: John S. March & Chrisitne M. Benton

Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

Authors: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Bryson, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated Chronically Inflexible Children

Author: Ross W, Greene, Ph.D.

Taming the Spirited Child
Strategies for Parents Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits

Author: Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.

Online Resources

  • Hospital Education Advocacy Liason (HEAL) Program:
  • Please click here to access the HEAL Program website and click on Returning to School Handbook (available in English & Spanish) under the Resources for parents section for information regarding IEP/504 plans and information regarding school accommodations. 


  • Martial Arts
  • Online Martial Arts Lessons


1.     Tai Chi for Kids

-Contact: Cari Shurman

2.     Online Tai Chi Lessons – Tai Chi for Kidz

Online – self-paced lessons for kids with online support

No live classes or one-on-one trainings

3.     Karate Lessons Online


-Free access during COVID – and affordable fees. Self-paced online lessons with access to the instructors for feedback.

4.     Dojo Go


-Great for young kids and parent involvement

Multiple Locations

1.     Ninja Zone

Has multiple facilities nationwide and caters to children of all ages

-Using movements (such as gymnastics and obstacle course training) to teach discipline, focus, and other life skills with age-specific and age-appropriate classes

Bay Area Martial Arts for Kids

San Francisco & Marin Area

1.     ABADÁ-Capoeira

3221 22nd St., San Francisco.  Phone: 415-206-0650. 


-Classes for youth and teens (Ages 5 and older)

* Free class options are available for families in need. For information and to apply, please visit our  RAY Project  page.

**ALL teen students ages 13-19 train for FREE throughout the year simply by completing a  RAY Project form, and showing up for class!

-Its teaching methodology is rooted in the belief that encouragement and positive role modeling enrich the lives of all students, regardless of level or background.

2.     One Martial arts

850 Taraval St., San Francisco  Phone: 415-731-9988. 


-Teaches karate – onsite and online for all ages

3.     Barrios Martial Arts.

1756 18th St., San Francisco  Phone: 415-341-0045. 


-Classes for ages 5yrs and older. Teaches hapkido, jujitsu and kickboxing. Offers summer camps for kids (5yrs-12yrs)


1.     Kuk Sool Won of Redwood City

2135 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.

Phone: 415-860-0557. Website:

-Offers instruction for kids and adults (ages 4 and older) – onsite and virtual classes; private one-on-one lessons available.

-Age-appropriate classes

2.     California Kung Fu & Tai Chi Institute

1436 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Phone: 650-216-6686. Website: Email:

-Offers instructions in Kung Fu and Tai chi for all ages – onsite. Offers private online lesson at $60 per 45-minute sessions. Summer camps available for ages 5-12yrs.

3.     Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy

151 Old Country Road, Suite D, San Carlos

Phone: 650-591-1127. Website: Email:

-Offers Kung Fu for all ages – 3yrs and older.


South Bay - Santa Clara County

1.     JTC Taekwondo Center

5161 Moorpark Ave., San Jose.

Phone: 408-253-0500. Website:

-Self-defense techniques, world-class fitness instruction and innovative teaching methods make this popular with students of all ages (classes designed for age-specific instructions - ages 3 and older)

- Offers summer camps

2.     Ernie Reyes West Coast Martial Arts Association

Multiple locations in south bay.  Phone: 408-984-1988. 


- A renowned martial arts school that comes highly recommended with a large, well-established program for kids of all ages

3.     Chuck Jefferson Judo

1244 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. Phone: 408-605-4872. 

Website: Email:

-  Teaches Judo for ages 5 and older with a mission to reinforce positive life skills through teaching judo

- Offers free trial classes


East Bay

1.     Mires Martial Arts

4743 Clayton Road, #3, Concord. Phone: 925-689-0305. Website:

-Teaches Karate and offers classes for students ages 5 through adult. Offers a free trial class.

2.   Koo’s Martial Arts Academy

3460 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Website: