About Us

Opening Doors PTA is a unit of the California PTA in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District dedicated to supporting children with special needs. We believe that every child, regardless of ability, deserves a quality education that can equip him/her for a  better future. We support the special needs community in the Peninsula Bay Area by providing:

  • education to parents and the community through workshops and focus groups, 

  • mini-grants and classroom funds to teachers, therapists, and other organizations

  • after school classes for kids with special needs

  • advocacy for equal rights and inclusion

On behalf of families with special needs, we sincerely thank our supporters in BRSSD for partnering with us! We have the privilege to sponsor the following for our community in the 2020-2021 school year (updated June 2021): 

-Safety Care (crisis management)

-Ipads for Special Day Classes

-Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support School-Wide Information System(PBIS SWIS)

-Q-Interactive subscriptions for in-person assessment using the WISC-IV

-Teachers Pay Teachers TPT Gift Cards for Special Programs Staff

-BrainPop Subscription- science curriculum 

-Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost LLP Special Education Symposium attendance sponsorship

-School Psychologists Remote Assessment Training

-CELF-5 Visual Package for online administration

-Unique News 2 You Subscription for Special Day Class students

-Lindamood-Bell ongoing professional development courses for 6 education specialists

-Online scoring and interpretation tool for the Woodcock-Johnson psychoeducational evaluation test

-Testing materials and manipulatives for occupational therapy evaluations

-Subscription to Everyday Speech for social groups

-Virtual grocery store for Special Day Class

-PPEs, clear barriers and storage sheds for Special Day Classes staff

-Attendance sponsorship for "Unlocking Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Novel Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment" webinar

-Subscription to Ready Teacher Toolbox by Curriculum Associates

-Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting

-Attendance sponsorship for "Learning vs Producing Disabilities, Neurodevelopmental Approaches to LD assessment and intervention, PSW Assessment, and Assessment of Dyslexia

-Attendance sponsorship for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention

-Fiefer Assessment of Writing

-Moby Max reading, writing, and math intervention subscription 

-Boost Distance Learning pack 

-Self and Match Training for para educators

-Sonday System Intervention Kit for all BRSSD schools (7 kits)

-Highly preferred items for reward systems for the K-2 Special Day Class at Redwood Shores Elementary

-Sponsorship for attending BASC-3 evaluation training at the School Psychologist Training Institute

-Subscriptions for SLPs for social skills intervention and curriculum for mod to severe classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year

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Holiday Party
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Thanksgiving Party!
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Holiday Luncheon for BRSSD Special Progr
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Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis
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