FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Magical Bridge Foundation: Jill Asher,   Magical Bridge Foundation Selects Redwood City, CA as its Next Playground Location REDWOOD CITY, CA  Sept. 13, 2016 — Magical Bridge Foundation announces that Redwood City, California, has been selected as its next playground location. Set to open at Red Morton Park in […]

  Shannon des Rochas Rosa and her son Leo, a 15 year old with autism, travel 30 minutes from Redwood City to Palo Alto’s Magical Bridge Playground for its unique and diverse atmosphere. “Magical Bridge is the kind of place I’ve always dreamed of being able to take my son, but it never existed until […]

Most educators agree that inclusivity is important. Most kids have heard the mantra “You should be nice to everyone,” though not all have absorbed the intent. Children typically listen to the rehearsed speeches given by teachers and administrators about making sure that everyone feels welcome and accepted. Students can tell when a teacher is reading […]

When most kids think of a playground, they picture a place where they can let loose, make new friends, exercise, and have fun. It is a place where, no matter the equipment provided, most children can be relatively sure that they are going to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, this idealistic perception is very far from […]

Local Businesses Serving the Special Needs Community are Local Services Serving Us All. When I applied for an internship with Magical Bridge Foundation, I had no idea how impactful the experience would be. Visiting various organizations who serve those with special needs and working on marketing materials for the foundation taught me a lot about […]

My younger sister, Daisy, has serious special needs. Compared to typical kids she struggles cognitively and, sometimes, physically because of an arbitrary mix up in her chromosomes. Essentially, a lot about her is different from a typical child. However, one trait that exemplifies the similarities between her and anybody else is that she likes the […]

“Having a child with special needs affects every part of my life.  Our entire lives have changed, from getting outside of the door, to going on a walk, or going to the park. Everything is different than it would have been if Lucy was a typical child without any medical or special needs.”  – Cherisse […]

What do you see when you picture a person with special needs? We see our sisters. We are three teens from Palo Alto California, each of whom has a younger sister with special needs. Growing up in an area obsessed with academic achievement and accomplishment reinforced the concept that many people are clueless about the […]