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Articles in Easterseals and Eating & Nutrition

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

Massachusetts Berry Picking Guide

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Enjoying fresh picked fruit is one of the many perks of summer. Make a day trip out of it and take your family to pick your own berries to bring home. ... Read full article

10 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

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Celebrate with these Valentine’s Day DIY crafts, treats and fun ideas kids will love.... Read full article

12 Keys to Successful Breastfeeding

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12 Keys to Successful Breastfeeding... Read full article

Your Standards Are A-Changin'

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I once believed I could mold and shape the eating habits of my children. Sort of a Svengali nutritionist. Good luck. Welcome to the real world of strawberry flavored milk and glow in the dark macaroni and cheese. I soon realized that with food, child... Read full article

Can Nutrition Therapy Help Neurological Disorders?

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How nutritional therapy and the avoidance of certain foods could help your child’s behavior, mood swings and more.... 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

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