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6 Things I Learned at Universal Orlando Resort

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When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to visit Universal Orlando Resort – mostly because it was where Double Dare, the slime-fueled kids game show, was filmed. ... Read full article

Inside Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is split between two parks, connected by the Hogwarts Express. To see both, you’ll need a two-park ticket granting you access to Universal Studios Florida (home to Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley).... Read full article

Ice Skating Ponds in Massachusetts

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Grab your ice skates and visit one of these ice skating ponds in Massachusetts. Massachusetts' ice skating ponds are a great way to enjoy the outdoors during winter and introduce the next generation to Massachusetts' ice skating tradition.... Read full article

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

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Hiking is a great way for you and your kids to get some exercise while enjoying each other’s company in the great outdoors. Fortunately, Massachusetts offers countless hiking trails. ... Read full article

Understanding the Special Education Process and Feeling Positive About Support Received in a School

by Andrea Freeman and Tiffany Palenscar, Easterseals Massachusetts on

Each child learns differently, which may mean that additional support in school is needed in certain areas. If this is the case, your child’s teacher or a school administrator may discuss having your child evaluated for special education services wi... Read full article

Addressing Challenging Behavior and How it Relates to the IEP Process: A Reference Guide for Parents

by Dana Howell, Easterseals Massachusetts on

When you have a child with academic, social, or behavioral challenges, providing them with the correct supports can be an overwhelming and confusing process. How do you ensure that teachers and therapists effectively meet the needs of your child? For... Read full article

Transition Assessments- What are they? Why are they beneficial?

by Lizzette Grattan, Easterseals Massachusetts on

Transition Assessments are most commonly performed when a child has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or a 504 plan. By Federal law the transition age begins at 16 years old but in the state of Massachusetts it begins at 14 years old. When student... Read full article

Knowing When You Should Request a Third Party Evaluation

by Paul Medeiros, Easterseals Massachusetts on

During the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) creation process, it is not unusual for a parent to disagree with a recommendation from one or more of the school’s team members. If a compromise cannot be reached, there is a risk that this difference ... Read full article

Pumpkin Picking in Massachusetts

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Do you like your pumpkins tall and skinny or short and fat? Find the perfect one at one of these farms!... Read full article

Boo-Boos, Bumps & Bruises

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While common, there are things one can do to minimize bruising after injury.... Read full article

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