Commissioner of Education’s visit

October 31, 2019

Massachusetts' Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jeff Riley, made a special appearance at the Milestones Day School, an accredited and approved Chapter 766 private therapeutic school in Waltham serving students with challenges in executive functioning, sensory integration, and social pragmatics, to gain a deeper understanding of the school's mission, classroom facilities, and premier comprehensive programming that serves out-of-district special…

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Autism and Pop Culture

May 4, 2017

Not too many years ago, autism and all autism spectrum disorders were fairly taboo to speak of, especially on television shows and in movies geared toward children and teens.  Thankfully, in the past few years, prime...

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Special Education Advocates

April 25, 2017

Every child deserves a rich and meaningful educational experience. When a child has special needs, however, the experience may be very different from his/her peers. How can parents find out their rights and their child’s...

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Connecting through Blogging

April 18, 2017

Being a parent of a child with special needs can be stressful, overwhelming and down-right hard at times. It can extremely painful to watch as neurotypically developing peers advance and evolve through milestone after milestone...

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The Initial IEP Meeting

April 11, 2017

Last month we discussed the IEP evaluation process as well as common Special Needs lingo that you would need to understand your initial IEP meeting.  An initial IEP (the first one) must be in place within...

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Depresion and Special Needs

April 4, 2017

It is pretty normal for students to have occasional times in their lives when they feel sad and/or moody. Life events such as a death, illness, being bullied, family arguments, or school stress can bring...

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