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Psychological testing a “nuts & bolts” overview for parents

Dr Richard Selznick sits down with Dr. Ellen Braaten to discuss psychological testing in this no nonsense, no jargon interview parents can understand. Dr. Ellen Braaten is the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Mass. General

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Accepting Your Child’s Diagnosis

  Accepting your child’s diagnosis is one thing, accepting the life it will bring is something completely different, and much more important The title of this blog may seem to some, well, ridiculous, but not to a parent of a

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Inspire – To Know The Road Ahead Ask Those Coming Back

Effectively raising a special needs child takes a blend of wisdoms. Our world renowned experts who have been guests on The Coffee Klatch have brought us decades of experience, research and knowledge. They have truly been the best of the

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Advocacy Training – A transformative experience for parents of special needs children

  Advocacy is good for our kids, but many of didn’t realize that it is good for parents, too. A new study completed by doctoral student Michelle Reynolds for the University of Missouri cites that parents who take advocacy courses

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“Mom, will I outgrow autism?”

“Son, I don’t know. Some doctors say autism lasts a lifetime; others say some kids do outgrow it. I hope both are correct. I hope you learn how to handle the things that are difficult for you, but I also

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Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism

Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism 1. Schedule a meeting with school district administrators to let them know how things are going and to share your ideas. You probably have already cultivated positive relationships

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