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Top 5 Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

Hiking is a great way for you and your kids to get some exercise while enjoying each other’s company in the great outdoors. Fortunately, Massachusetts offers countless hiking trails.
Open Adoption and Diverse Families

Open Adoption and Diverse Families

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.
Knowing When You Should Request a Third Party Evaluation

Knowing When You Should Request a Third Party Evaluation

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
Transition Assessments- What are they? Why are they beneficial?

Transition Assessments- What are they? Why are they beneficial?

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
Understanding the Special Education Process and Feeling Positive About Support Received in a School

Understanding the Special Education Process and Feeling Positive About Support Received in a School

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
Addressing Challenging Behavior and How it Relates to the IEP Process: A Reference Guide for Parents

Addressing Challenging Behavior and How it Relates to the IEP Process: A Reference Guide for Parents

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