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!

Ada’s Cafe

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
(650) 327-2327
Abilities United

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
(650) 494-0550
Animal Assisted Happiness

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
(650) 887-0887
Bay Area Friendship Circle

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
(650) 858-6990
Facing History and Ourselves

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
(617) 232-1595
Gatepath

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
650-259-8500
Kids with Dreams

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 disabilities.

kwdstanford@gmail.com
LSA Homes – Life Service Alternatives

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
(408) 727-3493
Morgan Hill Autism Center

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
(408)-241-8161
Open Mind School

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
(650) 260-3805
Rainbow Acres

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
(928) 567-5231
Via Services

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
(408) 243-7861
YMCA of Silicon Valley

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
(408) 351-6400
Youth Drama For All

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.