The Bridge School

Latest Updates and Information on COVID-19

The Bridge School is working closely with the Hillsborough City School District and with the San Mateo County Health Department and the County Office of Education in terms of monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are keeping abreast with the situation and as new information is received, will be posted here.

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The Bridge School Return to School Procedures [PDF, 1.5MB]

Welcome to The Bridge School

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.

Self-Determination

The Bridge School Self-Determination Program provides students with the necessary tools and supports to become causal agents in their own lives through informed decision-making, thoughtful planning and persistent action to achieve their goals.

Cortical Visual Impairment and AAC

The Bridge School team of teachers and SLPs are guided in the ongoing creation and implementation of CVI educational materials, teaching strategies, and AAC and AT accommodations that support a Bridge School student’s development of language and communication within an educational setting.

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.

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

10/22/2021 —  CVI/AAC SUMMER INSTITUTE

SAVE THE DATE!!June 12-17, 2022 The Bridge School is excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, internationally known expert on Cortical Vision Impairment, to further our work in this area and to enhance the services we are providing our students.  The opening venture of this partnership will be the … – Continue reading

10/18/2021 —  TIR – Sarah Yong

Sarah Yong, a former Teacher-in-Residence from The Bridge School, and her sister have written a compelling story about a young girl with cerebral palsy and her pet bird as they both seek to find friendship, freedom and their place in the world.  Mei assigns colors to the voices in her world in an imaginative, creative … – Continue reading

9/28/2021 —  TIR – Madhumita Dasgupta

Our past Teacher in Residence, Madhumita Dasgupta will be presenting a webinar on Writer’s Workshop – Enabling Self-Expression for All. The webinar will showcase an overview of the adaptations made to implement The Bridge School model of Writer’s Workshop successfully in IICP. It is to demonstrate the strategies of how students using AAC or using … – Continue reading

6/8/2021 —  Creating a Path for Systematic Investigation of Children With Cortical Visual Impairment Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

There are significant challenges to face when serving children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)  who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). One of the challenges is to find evidence-based research and intervention to guide practice. Boster, et. al., conducted a review designed to explore the available evidence on the topic and found that out of over 500 articles, … – Continue reading

5/26/2021 —  CVI Webinar #5 & #6 Archives Available

Our CVI Webinars this semester have been a success!  If you missed the live webinars, don’t worry! The recorded archives for CVI Webinar #5 & #6 are now available and free to view.   CVI Webinar #5 – Implementing CVI Strategies Into AAC Instruction – Panel Discussion with:  Gabriela Berlanga, Diego, and Gabriela (Gaby) Mangino, Diego’s Mother CVI Webinar #6 … – Continue reading

3/9/2021 —  Stream the 1st Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert!

The Bridge School in 1986 – a dream, a vision, a call to action and THE FIRST ANNUAL BRIDGE BENEFIT CONCERT. Were you there? It was magic! Hosted by Neil Young and featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty, Robin Williams, and Bruce Springsteen this concert was staged to raise money to … – Continue reading