Courses and Community for Disabled 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.

Classes

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 such as building short term goals, research, communication, self regulation, conflict management embedded with peer support led by master professionals in recreational therapy and special education.

Individual Classes take you from where you are to where you want to be. Students have worked with our teachers to start a YouTube channel, used graphic design to create self regulation posters, create systems to manage finances and paperwork, personal hygiene and safety, relationship dynamics, sex- education and independently navigate new technology to communicate using different channels.

Our highly skilled teachers can help you navigate the intersection of disability and personal identity (acquired tools for gender transition as an autistic person) and navigate family addiction as a person with down syndrome.

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


Lessons

Workbooks spanning over 38 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!

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"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

Group Empowerment Classes

$274

PER MONTH

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

$487

PER MONTH

Live 1-on1, 50-minute classes on Zoom 4x/week + live bonus/make-up classes 3x/week 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 Empowerment Add-On

$425

PER MONTH

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. "

J.M.
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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