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Dec 13, 2021

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Families with Special Needs

As our winter break approaches, we often feel the energy on our campus revving up. All the holiday stimulation, which can often make a neurotypical child irritable, usually results in increased dysregulation, meltdowns, and anxiety or stress for our students with special needs. Although no amount of preparation can make the holidays easy for our families with children with special needs, there are some ways to make it easier for you and your child to navigate the holidays and winter break with a little more joy.
Jul 28, 2021

Activities to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Parents and children all have the same dream – to spend their summer days having fun without the stress and pressure of the school year. However, many parents also worry that too much fun could cause the dreaded “summer slide.” Luckily, there are many ways to have fun while still preparing for the school year ahead.