Tag Archives: placement

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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Advance Notice:Transition to Post-Secondary Settings for Students with Special Needs – Planning for Success

The Billerica Parent Advisory Council for Special Education invites you to: Transition to Post-Secondary Settings for Students with Special Needs: Planning for Success Presented by Renee Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Billerica Memorial … Continue reading

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College Acceptance Congratulations

Educational Options clients have received acceptances for Fall 2010 from the following colleges: Assumption College Bryant College Clark University Connecticut College Dean College Emerson College Endicott College Landmark College Lynn University Merrimac College Mitchell College Northeastern University Roger Williams University … Continue reading

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What Should You Do When Waiting For Your College Acceptances?

If you are a high school senior, you may have already heard from some of your colleges. Our students are waiting to hear from many more colleges and universities, which can be difficult and stressful. Current clients at Educational Options … 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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College is Possible for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Students with intellectual disabilities are able to attend college and SUCCEED at a small, but growing, number of colleges that have programs and support for them. Begun at University of Massachusetts Boston where I was the associate director of disability … Continue reading

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COLLEGES for STUDENTS with LEARNING DISABILITIES and ADD

Parents often ask, “What are the best colleges for students with learning disabilities or ADD?” And they are disappointed when I answer, “Your son or daughter needs to find a college that is a good fit. Learning disabilities support is only … Continue reading

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Gay Jackson, R.N., BS joins Educational Options

Gay Jackson 617-719-3674 gay@optionsined.com www.optionsined.com November 18, 2009 Gay Jackson, R.N., BS, joined Educational Options as an educational consultant on November 8, 2009. Gay has over 30 years experience working as a registered nurse and has spent over half of … Continue reading

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DE-ESCALATING A CRISIS SITUATION WITH YOUR TEEN

Tips for De-escalating Instead of Re-escalating a Crisis Situation By Kris Kilpatrick Helping run a treatment program for adolescent girls, I’ve had many opportunities to intervene therapeutically in crisis situations. Crises often come at unexpected times and can be overwhelming … Continue reading

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