Magic is Everywhere!
As we grow into various communities, we are happy to partner with companies and organizations in the area to bring even more magic to Magical Bridge Playground. Please contact us if you have a service or offering aligned with our magical mission of inclusive play!
Round out your play experience with Abilities United’s Betty Wright Aquatic Services, children’s development services, family and adult support, or art program. Abilities United supports children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, their families and the community, and champions a culture in which all members of society are included and appreciated for their distinctive contributions. Each day, every person at Abilities United is dedicated to provide people with developmental and physical disabilities the rights, resources, and opportunities they need to lead the lives they choose. Abilities United is truly magical.525 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
A school serving kids and young adults with emotional and/or developmental disabilities. Programs include mental health support, speech therapy and vocational training.Palo Alto & San Jose
Grab a coffee or delicious, organic picnic lunch and head over to the playground, or relax after playing at the park with a frozen treat.
Founded by very magical friend Kathleen Hughes and her family, Ada’s Cafe and Catering is a non-profit corporation dedicated to hiring, training and empowering people with disabilities in our commercial food service business. In addition to delicious food, Ada’s Cafe brings community together in a unique social entrepreneurial business. Ada’s Cafe invites local youth to participate in Cafe operations – as job buddies – alongside cafe associates as they believe that meaningful work and life experiences connect young people to their communities. Ada’s Cafe brings people together who don’t usually have an opportunity to connect.Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Provides programs for kids and teens with special needs to have fun, make friends, and participate in an array of activities including sports, swimming, and arts and crafts.Special Needs Programs, Los Gatos
Children and teens with disabilities interact, grow, and have fun through musical theater. Participants sing, dance, act, and work with props and costumes in workshops and performance.San Jose
Animal Assisted Happiness enriches the lives of children and their families experiencing special needs, health or family challenges. We provide barnyard friends so children and their family members can interact with animals to bring moments of happiness and smiles into their lives.1030 E El Camino Real #279, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
ACNC supports families learning to live with their child’s autism from diagnosis to adulthood. We are a community of professionals experienced in autism diagnosis, treatment, and education. We provide clinical assessments, parent training, behavior consultation and education consultation.
Sponsors free professional musical performances, from classical to jazz, tailored to people on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges, and their families and caregivers. The website also lists a calendar of Bay Area autism-friendly events.San Francisco & Palo Alto
Helps families, providers and others secure health insurance and other coverage for autism related interventions such as direct assistance and advocacy for families, provider and employer consulting and educational presentations & training.
An all-volunteer, grass-roots organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals working for the well-being of local autism families, with an emphasis on expanding the limited lifespan care options for the dramatically increasing numbers of adults with autism.Bay Area-wide
A collaboration among researchers from the areaʼs leading research and clinical centers–University of California-San Francisco, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, the California Department of Public Health, SRI International, Childrenʼs Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and the Childrenʼs Health Council.
Founded on the belief of V’Ahavta L’Reacha Kamocha (love your fellow as yourself), The Friendship Circle is dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive Jewish community for children with special needs, teen volunteers and their families. Since 2003, The Friendship Circle has accomplished its mission by: matching teen volunteers to children with special needs and their families; developing a network of programs and services for children with special needs offered by caring adults and trained peers; creating a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community through enriching educational and social opportunities for volunteers; and providing workshops, lectures, programs and parties for parents of children with special needs.3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4605
A school using applied behavior analysis treatment and research to improve the lives of children with autism. They maintain a one-to-one student to staff ratio to ensure that curriculum is personalized to the needs of the student.
A project that is in the process of creating residences, jobs, office space, an organic farm, and a community center, where adults with developmental disabilities can find affordable housing and employment opportunities.Half Moon Bay
Enriches lives of people with developmental disabilities through summer camps, outdoor experiences and year-round weekend adventure programs.Boulder Creek
A multidisciplinary school where adults and children with disabilities can take classes of their choice in various forms of music, communications, performance, dancing, and art.San Jose
Provides specially designed educational services to transition-age students with autism so that they can lead more successful, fulfilling, and independent lives as adults.Santa Cruz
A school for children with autism and similar neurological disorders, also offering summer camps, social skills development groups, occupational therapy and speech therapy, ABA eligibility assessments, and early intervention programs.Los Altos
A school for students with autism and similar disorders, providing individualized education while remaining devoted to discovering untapped potential often overlooked due to communicative and/or sensory motor-based issues.San Jose
Promotes the artistic talents of young adults with autism and other abilities. The kickoff performances with The Miracle Project in August 2017 will be the first of many workshops that focus on drama, music, theater and dance programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Provides programs for people with autism and other disabilities. Camp Harmon is an overnight camp for people with disabilities from age 8 to 65 where campers can participate in a variety of outdoor activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and horseback riding.Boulder Creek
Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.16 Hurd Road Brookline, MA 02445
Provides programs for children and adults with disabilities to aid them in their development and integration into society along with respite programs for parents. They offer recreation, adult day programs, and supported living services.Fremont & San Jose
Gatepath has been providing support services to thousands of individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities in the greater Bay Area for more than 97 years. Its mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. With educational, therapeutic, vocational and family support services, Gatepath is distinctive in providing support to an individual throughout his or her lifetime. Gatepath and its staff are committed to creating a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respect and included in all aspects of life.350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123, Redwood City, CA 94065
Provides Supported Living Services and Independent Living Skills training in consumer homes; Residential Semi-Independent Living Skills training for tenant/consumers residing at GO’s 6-unit apartment building in Sunnyvale; and Day Program/Adult Development and Activity Services in San Jose, for adults aged 18+ years with developmental disabilities including autism.Santa Clara County
Provides services to children, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs range from at-home developmental training, professional counseling, employment programs, and community engagement.Mountain View, San Jose, and other locations
Helps adults with disabilities and their families find, obtain, and maintain affordable housing that meets their individual needs.San Jose
Focusing on families from South Asia, Jeena is a volunteer-based organization that aims to provide support services and information to families of children with special needs.Milpitas
Kids with Dreams (KWD) is an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. KWD aims to make everyone feel important, loved, and happy for exactly who they are. We strivcreate programs and communities where everyone can feel comfortable and brave, and can share smiles, laughter, and connection with good friends. Through both direct interaction and advocacy, KWD also hopes to expand support and awareness amongst students for the ongoing fight to create equal opportunities and treatment for all people with firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2001, Life Services Alternatives (LSA) emerged from the efforts of parents and other concerned stakeholders who had a dream of establishing homes in the community for their adult children with special needs. With a new California law that supported alternative care solutions and the imminent closure of state developmental centers, LSA began a journey to establish quality homes and nurturing services so adults with developmental disabilities — including those with enduring medical needs — could receive life-long services in the community. Today, LSA operates 11 licensed, residential care homes in Santa Clara County. To enhance our mission to provide exceptional community-based living experiences and services for people with special needs, a Community Integration Training Program was launched in 2013 and offers vocational skills training through volunteer work. LSA continues to pursue innovative programs and services because we believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can.1922 The Alameda Suite 400, San Jose, CA 95126
Offers support groups and social opportunities for mothers (and fathers) of children with disabilities. Playgroups and youth groups also available for children and teens with autism and Aspergerʼs.Santa Clara
Places specifically trained service dogs with children and adults with autism. Recreational horse therapy is also available at the ranch.Hollister
A fully inclusive Equestrian Center where lives are transformed, providing activities for all individuals, including those with special needs.La Selva Beach
Our mission is to help children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities maximize their potential in a dignified, positive and loving environment. Our vision is for our students and clients to remain in the community and lead a productive and happy life. We work to increase awareness about autism and to promote sharing of the latest research and information.950 St. Elizabeth Drive, San Jose, CA 95126
Open Mind School is a research-lab school built on the firm belief that learning should transcend the classroom walls into the community. Students should actively participate in their own learning and experience meaningful learning based on inquiry, community outreach, testing new materials and products.The combination of trusted professionals and creative students develop kind hearted, hard working and fun loving citizens for the world.1215 O’Brien Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025
Provides programs, schooling, and early intervention for children with autism, geared primarily toward non-verbal students and those with challenging behaviors. PACE also operates residential homes for children and adults.Santa Clara
Parca provides quality care, support and advocacy services to adults and children with Autism and other developmental disabilities, helping them to reach their greatest potential for happiness and independence. Visit our donation center at www.parca.org/donate and find ways you can support people with developmental disabilities.San Francisco Peninsula
Supports parents and families of children with many forms of disability with trainings, seminars, resources, a library, classes, mentoring, and groups.San Jose
Rainbow Acres is a Christian community that empowers persons with developmental disabilities to live to their fullest potential with dignity and purpose. At Rainbow Acres, adults with developmental disabilities receive loving care and enjoy a beautiful, ranch-style campus amid the scenic beauty of Arizon’s Verde Valley. Surrounded by a professional, caring team and a community of peers that help each individual thrive, residents of Rainbow Acres (called Ranchers) live in beautiful homes with a dedicated team of caregivers available 24/7. With 12 homes and 8 individual apartments, each Rancher has his or her own room for greater independence within the community.2120 W Reservation Loop Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
A residence for young adults with Aspergerʼs. Residents are not only given a place to live, but are provided with training and support by trained professionals so that they can live independently and develop social skills.San Jose
A ranch where children of all backgrounds can learn life lessons and gain confidence by working with and riding horses and other animals.Half Moon Bay
Stanbridge Academy provides education programs for young adults with high functioning autism and/or learning and intellectual differences who have completed a high school program. Stanbridge also provides panels, events, and forums for participants, their families, and the community to learn about topics relevant to individuals with special needs.San Mateo
An organization that is developing a residential living model for adults with disabilities in the East Bay. They aim to create a life-long residential center where those with disabilities can live, flourish, and gain their independence.East Bay
Has created a pilot residential model for adults with autism. They hope that this model will be recreated on a larger scale to better help autistic adults elsewhere.Sonoma
Provides stays at Camp Arroyo to children with chronic medical issues, developmental disabilities, or those that are at-risk.Livermore
Formerly the Crippled Children’s Society, Via Services has been serving the Bay Area and beyond since 1945. As a private, independent non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special needs achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives, Via Services helps the entire family. Via provides diverse programs and services for the entire life span, from birth to the age of 95, including year-round camping experience, speech and occupational therapy, and residential respite care. Via Services not only serves the client, but the family as a whole.2851 Park Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
A school for children with autism where they can learn in small groups with the ultimate goal, if possible, of transitioning them into public or private schools.Redwood City
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’re a spirit, a movement and a cause. Members join us because they believe in us and the values we stand for—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.80 Saratoga Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051
Youth Drama for All is a theater group open to both special and general education students and young adults, builds camaraderie and support among the actors, volunteers, parents and special education community. The group focuses on inclusion and emphasizes everyone’s abilities rather than their disabilities. The script is adapted to the needs of the group and individuals. YDFA brings out the best in us all.