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Massachusetts Berry Picking Guide

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There’s nothing quite like the first bite of a strawberry when we enter berry season. Not only is berry picking (or even just picking up a crate at a nearby farm stand) a wonderful way to support local farmers, it gives us the ability to show our ...... Read full article

Ayurveda for Kids

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As Ayurveda gains popularity in the west, more and more parents are discovering a blueprint for wellness that unites body, mind, and spirit—the perfect complement to their own research on ways to integrate traditional and modern medicine into their p... Read full article

Poison Control and Ingestion Safety

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March is National Poison Prevention Month, and this is a great reminder to familiarize yourself with Poison Control and safety interventions to help keep your loved ones safe.  The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness around the multiple diffe... Read full article

Sports Safety & Injury Prevention

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Since school started in September, many children have been leaving their classrooms for fields, rinks and courts to practice for a sports team. Whether it’s soccer in the fall, hockey in the winter, or tennis in the spring, participating in sports is... 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

Top 5 Bowling Alleys in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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

Top 5 Farms For Family Tours in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Farms For Family Tours as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England ... Read full article

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