Opening Doors PTA

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About Us

Kids with Special Needs Inspire a Special Love

Opening Doors is a Special Education PTA dedicated to supporting students with exceptional needs and learning differences. We provide education workshops, enrichment programs, ability awareness events, and social activities for the special needs community . Our mini grant program funds professional development in special education

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Mindfulness Class 

for Highly Sensitive Kids

 

Fall 2020

Thank you for your generous support this past school year! Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of families with special needs!

 

We are facing a critical moment in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on education, leading to near-total closures of schools nationwide. 

Safely reopening our public schools in the fall will be a difficult balancing act. Yet until schools do reopen, the most vulnerable children will continue to be hardest hit — losing consistent access to valuable learning time, meals, and vital social-emotional support. 

No matter how far our technology has come, how many laptops we can deliver to students, how much training we give our teachers, we will never be able to equitably meet the needs of all our students from afar. The achievement gap will inevitably widen.
 
The 2021 school year will be unlike any other.

Now more than ever, our kids depend on us to advocate for them. Opening Doors PTA will continue its commitment to advocate for education equity for all kids, including those with special needs and learning differences.

We invite you to partner with us!
 

Opening Doors PTA Events and Programs

2019-2020

Education Workshops

IEP Workshop

The Twice Exceptional Child

Facilitating Social Skills Using Mobile Technology

Autism Symposium

Keep Calm in the Time of COVID-19

Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis

Disability Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Special Needs Planning Workshop

Social Events

Art Party for Incoming six graders

Rockin’ Jump Party for families with special needs

Thanksgiving Party at La Petite Playhouse

Holiday Party at the Vibe, Foster City

Holiday Luncheon for BRSSD Department of Special Programs Staff

COVID-19 Support Groups for Families with Special Needs

Enrichment Programs

PEERS® Social Skills Class

Mixed Media Art Class

FitBuddies Program

Dance Class at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Summer Mindfulness Workshops

Community Partners

Geek Club Books- Ability Awareness assemblies

Autism Career Pathways- art exhibit at the Redwood City Library

Fenixia Foundation- education webinars

Redwood City Library- Autism Buddies Program

BRSSD Mini Grants​

Visit the "About Us" page to see a list of educational resources and

professional development opportunities we helped fund this school year.

Opening Doors PTA

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont CA 94002

openingdoorspta@yahoo.com

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©2018 by Opening Doors PTA

2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont CA 94002

openingdoorspta@yahoo.com

Opening Doors PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your charitable gifts are tax-deductible.