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2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont CA 94002


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

Special Needs Events

Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions. Click here for more details

October to December, 2019  Mountain View 

October 20th to December 1st: ACEing Autism Adaptive Tennis Lessons

We will have the Creativity Museum to ourselves for the first hour!
Plus, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like to explore all of the exhibits at the museum.

  • Tell your own story creating clay characters and learn to create a stop-motion movie.

  • Code our robots Dot and Dash to make music, draw doodles and bulldoze buildings.

  • The Mystery Box Challenge allows all ages to design an original invention using surprise materials.

  • Record your own music video using green screen technology and your favorite song.

  • RSVP today!

November 16th, 2019  9am- 12pm, 221 4th Street, SF

November 16th: Family Access Day- Children's Creativity Museum

The Bay Area's annual all-day conference aimed at the pragmatic informational needs of parents, caregivers and professionals who have the responsibility to support and help make plans for teens and adults with autism or related developmental disabilities. Featuring more than 50 speakers, 450+ attendees, information tables and sponsor tables. RSVP here

November 16th, 2019  8:15am- 5pm, Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University

November 16th: Bay Area Adult Autism/DD Conference

This sensory friendly performance offers guests and families living with autism or other special needs an opportunity to enjoy "The Nutcracker" in a safe and accepting environment. An inclusive space is created with special considerations such as scaled-down production elements (lights, sound, etc,) and a quiet zone outside the performance space. 

This performance is one hour long and is appropriate for all ages. Main Stage $15. Ticket price includes $2 Facility Use Fee Other fees.For more information contact East Palo Alto Library (650) 321-7712.

November 24th, 2019  1pm, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View CA 94041

November 24th: The Nutcracker Ballet

Registration opens Thursday, Nov 7th at 10am. Contact Support for Families for more info: (415) 920-5040

Saturday Dec 7th, 2019  6-8pm, 221 4th Street, SF

December 7th: Ice Skating Party at Yerba Buena Center


AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month

Ongoing Every Saturday: AMC Sensory Friendly Films


Kids with Dreams is an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Through its weekly programs, the organization networks Stanford volunteers with community organizations and connects them with children and young adults with special needs. Through fun activities like playing soccer, swimming, rehearsing a play, making arts and crafts, and practicing dance moves, volunteers and kids alike get to have a blast while building skills and friendships that are meaningful to all.


For more information please contact Ana Gomez at (650) 509- 9451, or April Ball at (805) 660-6522.

Weekly Program in Palo Alto

Ongoing: Kids with Dreams