Center for Brain & Behavior, Bay Area
Outreach services for the home, school partners, and community allies
Open Mind Center for Brain & Behavior strives to create an exciting, challenging, and supportive environment with families, schools, and businesses invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open Mind provides training and direct support in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties. Professionals focus on professional development, program design, and best practice implementation.
The Open Mind Center for Brain and Behavior supports families, schools, and businesses in their quest to create optimal spaces serving a wide demographic of community members.
Professionals provide homeschool and tutoring for educational services. Professionals are contracted to develop and implement intervention based services. We collaborate with families, schools, and other specialists to provide individuals with a comprehensive program in their home.
Day camps incorporate therapeutic goals into community activities. Open Mind inclusive community camps are offered in the winter and summer. Open Mind partnership with other camps for staff trainings and placing one to one support for students.
Camping can represent a positive growth experience for the whole family. Individuals can share the experiences in a supportive environment for physical, sensory, cognitive, and social/communicative growth. You bring your gear and we'll plan the activities!
Classroom support can be contracted through the district or privately by the family. Aides provide direct services for students in a public school, private school, charter school or nonpublic school placement. Classroom shadows help differentiate content, track progress, apply accommodations, and facilitate social opportunities.
Supported Interactions for Bonding Siblings provides siblings an inclusive opportunity to connect with each other in semi-structured activities. Open Mind hosts monthly meetings for siblings of individuals with special needs to bond and support each other.
The Leadership Program Inclusion Effort
This program provides opportunities for middle school and high school students to get involved with their local community by playing and teaching at a local nonprofit. Community service hours are counted and certifications are awarded to each volunteer.
Groups are facilitated to help build a foundation of friendships. Socialization groups utilize researched principles and curriculums while incorporating individualized emotional regulation strategies. Dyads, playdates, small groups and large groups are planned with thematic units and enrichment-based activities at our site, homes, schools, or community locations.
Family Outings in the Community
Enjoy a fun-filled day at Great America, Happy Hollow, grocery store, friend's birthday parties, etc. Staff will provide prep materials and social stories, they will use visual aids during transitions and implement regulation strategies throughout the activities.
A division of OMCBB focuses on finding or creating meaningful job opportunities for teenagers and adults in their communities. We specialize in supporting young entrepreneurs to launch their dream careers.
Social Innovation Lab
We are a data driven user-experience design lab which specializes incubating accessibility based projects. Placed within our k-12 inclusion school, projects have access to a diverse group of students practiced in giving valuable feedback and contributions.
Open Mind School
To cultivate the learning of a diverse student population, OMS makes curriculum for different learners accessible. We apply a multi-sensory, project based curriculum that aligns with California state content standards. The curriculum emphasizes enrichment activities and technology as the link binding all learners together. Our high adult-to-child ratio allows for program individualization and appropriate social facilitation. Open Mind’s trans-disciplinary model allows varying specialists to train staff on best practice interventions pertaining to their field. We closely track progress and apply research from current neuroscience and educationally-based procedures.
Bay Area Specialfit
Special-Fit is based on principles of human movement, human capacity, and physical literacy while taking into consideration individual differences. This includes differences in age, physical thresholds, neurological diversity, behavioral challenges, socio-emotional development, communication and learning styles, motivation, and everything else that makes us unique as human beings.