Category Archives: Schools

Chronic Illness: Influence on educational placement choices

A student’s chronic illness must be taken into account when choosing a school, college or special needs placement. I realize how many recent placements by Educational Options are shaped by this factor. How close is the nearest health-care facility? Is … Continue reading

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Why Do IECA Members Travel So Much? by Mark Sklarow, from IECA blog

Mark Sklarow, Executive Director of the Independent Educational Consultants blogs about why IECA members travel so much to meet families’ needs and provide excellent advice to clients. Why DO IECA Members Travel So Much? by Mark Sklarow, Executive Director, IECA … Continue reading

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Hallowell Connections January Newsletter about Renee Goldberg and Educational Planning

The following article was published today in the Hallowell Connections newsletter. It explains what Renee Goldberg does at the Hallowell Center!  Could You Benefit from Educational Planning? The end of the first semester is when many parents start wondering about … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound Services

Educational Options is partnering with Homeward Bound to provide our families with support as the student returns home after attending a treatment program or boarding school. The following excerpt is taken from the Homeward Bound web site: The reunion affects … Continue reading

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Book for Parents of Students with Special Needs

Joan Celebi, parent coach, has just published a new book. These are the details: Balanced Living All Year for Families with Children with Special Needs. Information on her web site. She also publishes a free newsletter and has many more … Continue reading

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Overprotective Parents

Time Magazine just published an excellent article “The End of Helicopter Parenting.” How the phenomenon developed, examples of overprotective parents, such as Douglas MacArthur’s mother who moved close to West Point when he attended to make sure he was studying, … Continue reading

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Abaarso Tech

Read How an Independent School Graduate Contributes to Education in Africa: Progress at Abaarso Tech Abaarso Tech,  a new school in Somaliland.   John Starr, the founder and Worcester Academy and Emory University graduate reports that 25 students enrolled in the … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Schools, Blue Ridge School

Students at the summit of Old Rag Renee was in Charlottesville, VA this past week. She visited the University of Virginia and spent a morning at the Blue Ridge School www.blueridgeschool.com in George, VA. Some of the boys were just … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 8

SPECIALTY SCHOOLS What is a specialty school? When a student has special needs, and mainstream classes, learning assistance, or tutoring are not enough to help him or her succeed, families may want to consider a specialty school. One of the … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1 Number 7

EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER: CHAMPION OF INDIVIDUALS  with SPECIAL NEEDS When I was trained in special education in 1970-71, a long time ago, my course work was in teaching reading to students with mental retardation (now called students with developmental disabilities), understanding … Continue reading

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