Teaming up with local fitness experts to create individualized fitness programs and small group instruction.
Exercise might not literally be magic, but when it comes to physical and mental transformation, it's probably the closest thing we've seen for students. Special-Fit is a fitness and wellness program integrated into daily life routines. Our program was created out of the awareness that the fitness industry, school systems, and community-based programs must deliver the type of opportunities necessary to meet the fitness needs of youth of all ages.
Bay Area Special-Fit @ Open Mind:
Meaningful exercise reduces stress, helps the mind focus, leads to greater productivity, and supports long-term health and happiness. No doubt that a well-exectued fitness program positively impacts student's learning and well-being. That is why Bay Area Special-Fit at Open Mind became the first Specialfit affiliate site. Open Mind specialists collaborate with local fitness experts and Bay Area Gyms; along with school OT and APE programs to create individualized fitness programs, where youth set and work toward personal goals promoting healthy habits and lifestyles.
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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 Center for Brain & Behavior
We provide an inclusive environment with a focus on meeting the needs of each individual student in homes, community programs, and supporting schools and organizations on accessibility and inclusive environment building.
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.