The Bridge School

The Bridge School

An innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of:

  • creative approaches to education and communication
  • augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology
  • extensive involvement of families and community

Explore The Bridge School Model to learn about who we are, what we believe, and ways you can contribute to the ongoing programs and activities that move our students closer to a life without barriers to education, participation and communication.

The Bridge School
545 Eucalyptus Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010-6404
650-696-7295

The Bridge School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Identification Number: 95-4068784

The Bridge School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of students, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our student population, staff, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

The students, families, staff and Board of Directors are pleased to share the exciting things happening at The Bridge School through the pages of our Web site. Enjoy the energy and spirit that shines through the faces of our students and embrace the strength and wisdom that is reflected in the contributions of our staff.

Fulfilling our Mission

Helping Children Find Their Voice

Communication and education are the keys to developing a self confident, participating member of society.

Education

Life Long Learning

Equal opportunity, full participation, independent living and continuing education are the keystones to life long learning.

Transition

Building Global Communities

Building professional capacity enriches the education and communication for children and adults throughout the world.

Outreach

Ways to Support

Your charitable donation makes a significant difference in the level of support we are able to provide to children and their families locally, nationally and globally.

Support

Recent News

5/25/2018 —  The Bridge School’s Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) website is live!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) section of The Bridge School web site!  In this section of the website, we demonstrate how, and the extent to which our students with CVI and SSPI have improved in their use of functional vision, their communication skills, their independence, their engagement and learning, and academic … – Continue reading

4/10/2018 —  Neil Young & The Bridge School request the pleasure of your company at the 2018 East Coast Heart of Gold Gala

Heart of Gold Gala The Bridge School Heart of Gold Gala will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 in Water Mill, New York.  Neil Young will provide an ultra-intimate performance by playing his legendary music while interacting with the 500+ person dinner crowd.  Celebrities, corporate executives, and Neil Young fans worldwide are attending the … – Continue reading

2/15/2018 —  Application for 2018-2019 Teacher in Residence now available online

We are pleased to announce that applications for the International Teacher in Residence program for 2018-2019 are available now.  Application deadline is May 25, 2018. Every other year we bring a professional from a country where little or no training in the use of AAC is available and they study at The Bridge School for … – Continue reading

—  Framing a Future is now under the Self-Determination Program website

FAF is a tool designed to assist students/young adults who use AAC, their families, and professionals in identifying preferences, interests and needs as they begin preparing for the transition from school based programs to a post school setting. It was designed to be student-centered and assist the student/young adult and their family to prepare for and self-advocate … – Continue reading

1/18/2018 —  Learn more about The Bridge School’s mobility program at the International Seating Symposium

Christine Wright-Ott, The Bridge School’s Occupational Therapist, will be sharing the success of our students involved in the Bridge School Walker Program at the 34th International Seating Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 6 – 9, 2018.  Her session, ‘Walking to Learn: The Power of Support Walker Mobility!’ highlights the benefits of integrating independent mobility … – Continue reading