The Open Mind Center for Brain and Behavior is an organization committed to developing individualized intervention programs for diverse population throughout the Bay Area.
Professionals provide homeschool and tutoring for educational services. Professionals are contracted to develop and implement behavior therapies and relationship-based approaches. We collaborate with families, schools, and other specialists to provide individuals with a comprehensive program in their home.
Classroom support can be contracted through the district or privately by the family. Aides provide direct services for students in a public or private school placement. Classroom shadows help differentiate content, track progress, apply accommodations, and facilitate social opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A division of OMCBB focuses on finding or creating meaningful job opportunities for teenagers and adults in their communities.
We are an organization committed to developing individualized programs for the diverse population throughout the Bay Area.
Open Mind: Center for Brain & Behavior strives to create an exciting, challenging, and supportive environment where children who are identified as gifted, those with Autism or other formal diagnoses, and neurotypical individuals are given the opportunity to make meaningful gains alongside their peers and dedicated professionals. Open Mind is a growing organization that serves children birth through the lifespan in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Professionals work with individuals in home-based programs, school settings, and community/social adventures.
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Marina has been such a huge asset to our organization! Marina works as a teen mentor, training teen volunteers to work with children who have special needs.
– Nechama SCHUSTERMAN (Los Altos, CA), Director, The Friendship Circle
Marina and her staff have done an incredible job of developing and maintaining a program for our son which surpasses anything we’ve tried throughout our 8 years of treatment.
- MICHAEL (SAN JOSE, CA), Father of a 12 year old with ASD and Epilepsy Disorder
Marina began providing services for our son in May of 2009. She was reliable and my son loved the activities she planned for their sessions.
– JENNY (Palo Alto, CA), Mother of a 9 year old with ASD