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Open Adoption and Diverse Families

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National Adoption Month provides an opportunity to turn a spotlight on adoption, acknowledge the many families created through adoption, and reflect on how the practice of adoption has evolved over the years. ... 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

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

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

The Truth About Infant Tongue-Ties

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Infant tongue-tie is often overlooked by parents and pediatricians. Learn more about this common health issue today.... Read full article

Top 5 Health and Special Needs Summer Camps in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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

Top 10 Preschool Age Summer Camps in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019

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Here are the 2019 Top 10 Preschool Age Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England... Read full article

The Connection Between Low Milk Supply and Tongue-Ties

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Tongue-tie can cause breastfeeding challenges. Learn how low milk supply and tongue-ties are connected.... 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

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