Courses + Strategies + Community for Neurodivergent People and Allies

What is Open the Lid?

We provide Web-based Courses, Strategies & Community Created by a Certified Special Education Teacher and Coach. Our Goal is to Empower Individuals to Move from Surviving to Thriving With Simple Strategies and Supportive People.


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. 

We celebrate holidays big and small, do activities, play games, and talk about what is important in our lives. We laugh, build friendships, offer support, share strategies, and end our week with a virtual dance party on Fridays. 

Individual Classes are tailored to what you need. From organizational skills to relationship tips, sensory support to help with paperwork, we can work together to accomplish your dreams and goals. Students have worked with our teachers to start a YouTube channel, learned about graphic design, discovered new kinds of music, and applied to jobs. Our highly skilled teachers meet you where you are at and help you move toward where you want to be.


"Group classes are a place where everyone is important and valued just as they are. "


Workbooks spanning over 18 different lessons cover practical topics ranging from goal setting, public identity, and support to self-regulation, personal care, and social empowerment. Each lesson builds on the last and provides specific tools and systems for addressing these areas in your life. Use what is helpful, let go of the rest. 

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

Both workbooks and videos are included with your purchase of group or individual classes!


"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."

Open the Lid Student

Group Empowerment Classes



Live group classes 2x/week + live bonus/make-up classes 3x/week all focused on integrating tool and techniques for balance and direction.

Workbooks to support learning.

Email access to teacher Monday-Friday.

Bonus: Self-paced video classes.  

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Individual Empowerment Classes



Live group classes 2x/week + live bonus/make-up classes 3x/week all focused on integrating tools and techniques for balance and direction. 

Workbooks to support learning.

Email access to teacher Monday-Friday. 

Bonus: Self-paced video classes.


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Individual Empowerment Add-On



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

+ Four 50-minute 1-on1 classes per month.

+ Text access to teacher Monday-Friday. 


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"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 best self.

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


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