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Top 5 Special Needs Preschools in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Special Needs Preschools as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England ... Read full article

Help! We’re Getting on Each Other’s Nerves

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I’ll admit it. I’ve had a few days in the last month when I’ve lost it. I’ve been stuck in this house with my husband and my two boys. I love them with all my heart, but our togetherness is unrelenting, and there are moments when we’re having conflic... Read full article

10 Netiquette & Remote Schooling Norms Every Family Needs to Know

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In this era of remote schooling, there are new tech platform norms and social coaching advice that we, as parents and educators, need to expressly spell out for our children. Framing and coaching how students can engage productively... Read full article

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

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When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a... 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

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

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

Top 5 Child Care Referral and Support Agencies in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Child Care Referral and Support Agencies as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England ... Read full article

Top 10 Child Care Facilities in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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Here are the 2019 Top 10 Child Care Facilities as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England... Read full article

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