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Opening Doors PTA


Upcoming Events

Mixed Media Art Class for Kids with Special Needs               (Spring Session)

Thursdays from 4-5pm (see schedule),
Jan to May 2020
Location: 2124 Brewster Ave, Redwood City
Cost: $120 (includes 16 sessions)
Age: 7+

Opening Doors PTA is proud to partner with Artists on Wheels to offer a special art class for kids of all abilities 7 and up! 
Details and Registration

Super Families Salute
Feb 9th, 2020    3-5pm
CuriOdyssey, San Mateo. 
Opening Doors is proud to sponsor this event for kids with special needs and their families! Play with hands-on exhibits, see CuriOdyssey animals in a safe, friendly environment! No registration required! Click here for details.

Autism Symposium: Feb 1st, 2020   8:30am-1pm. Speakers: Sarah Cheyette, M.D. and Grace Gengoux, PhD, BCBA-D. This event is sold out. Thank you for your interest! Click here for the waitlist.


Film screening of "Upstanders"- a documentary about resilience and the power of peers to end bullying. Presented by Ralston PTA. February 27th, 2020. RSVP here

SocialThinking™ Conference: April 18th, 2020, 8am-1pm at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City. Sponsored by Opening Doors PTA. Registration starts in January 2020.


SocialThinking™ Conference: April 20th, 2020 8am-12pm. Speaker: Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP. For over 20 years, experts at Social Thinking® have helped children and adults with ADHD, ASD, or social communication disorders around the world understand themselves and others to better navigate the social world.

Ability Awareness Assembly by Geek Club Books at Cipriani Elementary. April 20th, 2020.  Sponsored by Opening Doors PTA

every child, regardless of ability

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 2019-2020 school year (updated Dec 2019): 

-Para Sharp (training for all para educators)

-Safety Care (crisis management)

-Professional development on Next Generation Science Standards for Special Day Class teachers

-Changing Perspectives- Disability Awareness Curriculum

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

-Co-teaching training for general ed and special ed staff

-Lindamood-Bell training for all learning center education specialists

-Every Child Counts Symposium attendance sponsorship

-Miller Function and Participation Scales Evaluation for assessing students with fine motor deficits

-ABLLS-R Curriculum materials for students with autism

-Professional development on The Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics

-Mini Grants for resources/training related to special education

Diversity Inclusion

Contact Us

For more information about Opening Doors PTA, visit us on our website.

Opening Doors PTA

2960 Hallmark Dr

Belmont, CA 94002

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Rethink Benefits for Opening Doors members

Rethink Benefits is planning an exciting 2020 with a new podcast featuring Rethink’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts Angela Nelson and Kristin Bandi.
The quarterly topics will be:
Q1 – Behavior
Q2 – Social/Emotional
Q3 – Back to School
Q4 – Executive Functioning
If you haven't enrolled yet, be sure to do so today! (Opening Doors members only)

Rethink Mobile App

Opening Doors members, don't forget to take advantage of the Rethink mobile app! You can chat with a professional, send/receive messages and access resources on your phone! Click here for the 2020 Rethink Podcast Content Calendar.