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Articles in Easterseals and Green Living

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

The Next Wave of Recess Renaissance

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Adaptive Playgrounds and Physical Education Programs Help Special Needs Students Be Their Best Selves... Read full article

Farm Stands in Massachusetts

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One of the best parts of summer is eating fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms. Check out the list below for local Massachusetts farm stands near you. ... Read full article

Flower Gardens in Massachusetts

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Get your garden on at one of these stunning Massachusetts outdoor destinations. ... Read full article

Mud: The New Medicine

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Why you should let your kids get dirty and how to make your own mud pit.... Read full article

Fun Outdoor Adventures in Massachusetts

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Grab a paddle. Ride a bike. Take a hike. Plus find great discounts for family fun! ... Read full article

Dairy Farms in Massachusetts

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Ice cream. Fresh milk. Homemade bakery items. And let's not forget the cows, pigs, chickens and other animals you can visit with! Enjoy a day exploring one of these dairy farms in Massachusetts.... Read full article

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