Bridges Academy is a day school in Studio City, CA that educates a diverse group of 2e students in Grades 4-12, through strength-based, student-centered programs. Don’t hesitate to ask us for an introduction to the Bridges Academy team.
A must read for 2e parents, caregivers, educators, therapists and counselors, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the an evidence-based model of psychosocial treatment originated and developed by Dr. Ross Greene, and described in his books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found.
Dr Ross Greene who pioneered Collaborative Proactive Solutions had worked with Dr Stuart Ablon at Harvard/MGH. Harvard/MGH kept the program going under the name Collaborative Problem Solving®(CPS).
Think:Kids is an organization which provides training, education and resources in Collaborative Problem Solving
Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child (HBCC) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that is composed of individuals who are committed to helping behaviorally challenging children, teens and young adults lead more productive and inclusive lives. Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child (HBCC) is the only organization in Orange County focused exclusively on parent/caregiver classes, support and trainings around Collaborative Problem Solving®.
Headed and staffed by dedicated volunteers, and anchored right here in Fallbrook, CA, the Art of Autism empowers autistic and neurodivergent artists worldwide through participation in the Arts.
Dr. Darold Treffert
Read our tribute to Dr. Treffert, a psychiatrist and researcher who specialized in autism, hyperlexia, and savant syndrome, for a glimpse of his influence on our programs.
A practicing Registered Music Therapist for 44 years, Susan specializes in teaching piano, guitar and violin to special needs students, or engaging them in music therapy activities, through the Rancer Method. The method was developed by Susan, who failed, like so many others, at reading music, yet she was a musical prodigy who could pick up any tune by ear and play it with 2 hands instantly. By modifying the classical traditional way of learning an instrument, Susan teaches children and adults how to play using written scores.
Mainly Mozart brings together world-class musicians for both classical and innovative musical programs. Through its youth orchestra, they preserve the appreciation of classical music by giving young musicians the opportunity to learn and perform together.
Dr. Lamis Jabri, our Head of School, volunteered for Mainly Mozart and The Art of Autism, two local nonprofit organizations based in San Diego. The pinnacle of their collaboration was a 3-day Symposium, Art Exhibit and Concert, showcasing the power of investing in what you can do, rather than merely "working on" what you cannot (yet) do.
Presenters included neurodivergent professionals in various fields (psychology, science, art, music, education, and more), speaking and non-speaking, communicating with assistive devices, with and without other neurological conditions, and professionals who work intimately with neurodivergent people.