Classes and Community for Disabled People and Allies

What is Open the Lid?

We provide web-based classes & community led by master teachers in the areas of technology, movement, and empowerment.


Group Classes are at the core of Open the Lid’s community. Like going to the community center, YMCA, mosque, temple, or church, you’ll meet teenagers and adults of all ages from different places, with diverse identities. Our community is a place where everyone learns from each other. 

Each day of the week, we focus on specific skills, embedded with peer support led by master professionals in recreational therapy and education.

Individual Classes take you from where you are to where you want to be. We offer Movement Classes, Empowerment Classes, and Technology Classes. Students have started YouTube channels, used graphic design to create self-regulation posters, created systems to manage finances and paperwork, learned about internet safety, sex- education, independently navigated new technology to communicate using different channels, and built movement routines for physical health

Our highly skilled teachers can help you navigate learning in accessible ways regardless of ability.

"I was so depressed and alone. Open the Lid gives me a reason to get up in the morning. I am here today because of this group."

J.S - Open the Lid Student


Workbooks spanning over 33 different lessons will help you understand the concepts more deeply and reinforce new idea. Each lesson builds on the last and provides specific tools and systems for integrating new skills. Use what is helpful, let go of the rest. 

Videos complement each lesson by highlighting key topics and detailing the techniques that the lessons lay out. Great for auditory learners or to watch before or after as an introduction/review. 

Both workbooks and videos are included with your sign-up for group or individual classes!


"The students in Open the Lid’s group classes celebrate me for exactly who I am. We’ve become close friends"

B.M - Open the Lid Student

Group Classes



Live group classes 2x/week + live bonus/make-up classes 3x/week with master educators

Workbooks to support learning.

Email access to teacher Monday-Friday.

Bonus: Self-paced video classes.  

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Individual Classes



Live 1-on-1, 50-minute classes on Zoom 4x/month with a master educator and individually tailored lessons.

Workbooks to support learning.

Email access to teacher Monday-Friday. 

Bonus: Self-paced video classes.


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Individual Add-On



In addition to the items you receive with your Group Classes, you'll also get: 

Live 1-on-1, 50-minute classes on Zoom 4x/month with a master educator and individually tailored lessons.

Workbooks to support learning.

Email access to teacher Monday-Friday. 

Bonus: Self-paced video classes.

Add On

"This is the first time I have found what I needed. "

Open the Lid Student

Open the Lid! Get out of the box you're stuck in and expand into your most authentic self.

"Super fun! You rock and roll. I feel happy with you. "


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